In case you missed it, a couple weeks ago I shared how I lost 20 pounds in 2.5 month. At the end of the post I asked if anyone would be interested in doing a Whole30 challenge on Instagram. Apparently quite a few of you are interested, so let’s do this thing.
We’re going to start on Monday, September 9th. I know that seems like a long time from now, but I wanted to make sure people had enough time to get the book, It Starts With Food, and read it. I also don’t want to start before Labor Day and have people tortured at cookouts. And I don’t want to start in the middle of the week. If we start on a Monday it should give you the weekend to shop for food and meal plan for the week (here’s the printable Whole30 shopping list).
Now, this isn’t really a challenge. No one will win a prize or money for losing the most weight or feeling the best. This is for us to support one another and share meals & recipes via Instagram.
This also isn’t going to be super formal either. I’m no one’s mother so I’m not going to be keeping tabs on people. Ain’t nobody got time for that. So if you fall out of the challenge and go silent on Instagram (which I hope you don’t), I’m not going to hunt you down, slap the cookie out of your hand, and force feed you organic, grass-fed beef and a sweet potato.
I created a special Whole30 Instagram account, aside from my regular twotwentyone account, so follow me at 221whole30. The hashtag we’ll use is #221whole30. Include that hashtag with all of your Whole30 related posts so everyone who’s participating can see your photos when they click on the hashtag.
I highly recommend getting your starting weight and measurements (at least bust, waist, hips) and taking ‘before’ pictures (front, back, left side, right side). Though I wasn’t excited about it when I took my ‘before’ pictures, I’m happy that I did because I’m able to see the difference now.
I hope you’ll join us for the challenge! It’s only 30 days. And I don’t know about you, but months are flying by for me this year so the 30 days will be up before you know it.
Now go set up an Instagram account, if you don’t already have one, and follow me at 221whole30.