We’re those people … you know, the ones who are always trying to exercise more, eat better, etc. The reason we are constantly thinking about these things is because we value our bodies + our health in a very significant way. We have MUCH to be thankful for when it comes to our bodies — strong legs, healthy hearts, a properly function nervous system — the list goes on (and on). These are things that are SO easy to take for granted, but the reality is that many people do not have strong legs, healthy hearts, a properly functioning nervous system … and so we want to make sure we are taking care of ourselves.
It’s also safe to say that Caleb + I lead very “full” lives — our schedules often look different from one day to the next, we find ourselves on the road a lot, + during wedding season, let’s just face it, we are busy!! With this type of lifestyle, it can feel overwhelming to figure out how to also exercise + eat well on top of everything else … but like our good friend Amy of Balanced Ames (a health + positivity blog) says, you have to figure out what works for YOU + then stick to that!!
Something that Caleb + I started doing several months ago (+ have been LOVING!!) is our own version of the Whole30. For those who aren’t familiar with the Whole30, it is basically a lifestyle of eating where you are only eating foods that are whole, natural, and not processed — anti-inflammatory foods like protein, veggies, nuts, + some fruits. As we began learning more, we realized that eating STRICTLY Whole30 did not seem feasible for us (again, we are on the road a lot + eating this way while traveling can be extremely challenging!), and at first, we felt like we just couldn’t sustain it so why even do it?
But then we remembered Amy’s words + began discussing what a manageable lifestyle of Whole30 could look like for us. We decided that eating Whole30 at HOME was definitely possible for us + something we wanted to try. It’s safe to say we haven’t looked back since.
If you find yourself wanting to eat healthier but don’t know where to begin because it all feels so extremely overwhelming, I would challenge you to try something like Caleb + I have been doing! Maybe you are interested in Whole30 … or maybe in starting a Paleo Diet. Try an approach that is manageable for you at first (it doesn’t have to be all or nothing!!) — maybe start at home like we have + take those baby steps one day at a time. Baby steps are better than no steps!!
In case you’re interested, we’re sharing three of our favorite EASY Whole30 recipes below (you can just right click + save these to your desktop)!