It’s time for your Whole30 Week 4 Check-In!
Take a second and put your hand up in the air…virtual high five coming your way from me. You’re now in Week 4 of your Whole30, and the home stretch is near! Twenty-one days of clean-eating and introspection. (You’re remembering to think about what you’re learning about yourself, right?!)
Hang in there and keep doing the good work you’ve been doing, and don’t give into that tiny voice that may be whispering, “Ah, you’ve already done most of it. You could totally quit now!”
Why You Should Squash That Voice
In my mind, giving up on Day 22 because you feel great doesn’t mean you’re a failure…it means you haven’t given yourself maximum opportunity to LEARN NEW HABITS. If you’re sleeping better, have more mental clarity and are a happier person, fantastic. But the better food choices that got you there—particularly if it’s a 180° departure from your past behavior—really need time to sink in. Practicing good habits is key, and even a week longer will make a big difference.
And What About The Scale?…
Hopefully, this whole time, you haven’t been weighing yourself—there are so many other ways to measure how your health has improved. But, from personal experience, I can understand if you’re anxious to jump on and see if the number has budged. Why is the scale so tempting? It’s a number, easy to quantify. But for some of us, our entire self-worth hangs on that three digit number. (That’s one of the reasons I tossed my scale out for good.)
No matter what happens weight-wise, don’t lose sight of all the OTHER good things that have happened in these 30 days. And just so you can start preparing for what to do on Day 31, here is a link from Whole30 on reintroduction. You definitely don’t want to spend your Day 31 in a world of hurt and really lose the chance to learn which foods many not play nice with your insides.
Need some inspiration to finish Week 4 super-strong?
Here are some awesome resources just for that:
- The brand new Whole30 website
- Whole30 2014 Week 4 Meal Plan from The Clothes Make the Girl (NEW!)
- Whole30 2014 Week 3 Meal Plan from The Clothes Make the Girl
- Whole30 2014 Week 2 Meal Plan from The Clothes Make the Girl
- Whole30 2014 Week 1 Meal Plan from The Clothes Make the Girl
- 30 Whole30 Breakfasts from Meatified
- 30 Whole30 Lunches from Meatified
- 30 Whole30 Dinners from Meatified
- 5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Whole30 from Meatified
- It Starts with Food from Whole9