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Trying to Beat My Blerch, Hurting My Foot, and Getting My Diet Back On Track

Hi everyone! How has your week been?

To be honest, I was actually feeling pretty uninspired over the past couple of weeks. I'm pretty sure part of my issue was dietary related, and part of my issue was injury related. My Blerch was definitely chasing me for a while but I think I'm starting to outrun him.

If you don't know what the Blerch is, you need to go read the comic linked here so you understand what I'm talking about.  Go ahead, I'll wait.

In that comic, Matthew Inman (aka The Oatmeal) talks about how he doesn't believe in the wall, but rather he believes in the Blerch. For the past few runs I've felt the Blerch stalking me me like a predator, trying to get me to stop and be lazy. All week I've been feeling more exhausted when running and instead of thinking I'm hitting the wall I keep thinking it's just the Blerch getting too close for comfort and trying to grab me to slow me down.

Overall I have been able to work to fend off the Blerch a…

Post Whole30 Recap and Becoming More Body Positive

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Hello everyone! How has your week been?

I waited until today to make my next post specifically because yesterday (2/2/18) I successfully finished my first ever Whole30!


I've made 2 previous attempts at completing the Whole30 only to fail miserably about half way through. I think I've identified 2 big problems from prior attempts and made big strides to correct said problems before this attempt. My big problems were:

Not having a full understanding of the program before starting it, andNot having a good support group to help me through the process. Fixing my understanding of the program was actually pretty simple thanks to some of the newer resources that have been released for the Whole30 program. I already had the The Whole30 Guidebook on hand and that gave me an ok overview of the program, but I still felt like I was winging it and didn't completely know what I was doing. Late last year I actually sprung for a few more resources.  First I got a copy of It Starts With Food