If You Get Crazy Enough, It Will Rub Off On Your Friends

Today we are sharing a guest post from our amazing friend Meghan Clark. Honestly, we didn’t pay her to write this post and say these fun things about us. She did it all on her own. We have been proud of Meghan and her journey. This post is proof that if you get crazy enough, it will rub off on your friends! Meghan & Dan Clark

Meghan & Dan Clark, Photos by Sara Beth

One crazy idea usually leads to others…and I blame this one on Jeff and Julie. :)

Well, maybe “blame” is a strong word but they certainly deserve some credit. When Jeff came out with his crazy idea at the beginning of last year, I was curious. I watched quietly as the family went through their first Whole30 together and rejoiced at seeing the wonderful results they realized at the end. And then my curiosity got the better of me. I started e-mailing Julie and asking all sorts of questions and scouring the Whole30 website.

I admit I was worried about jumping into a Whole30 immediately. But my first one in May/June of 2012 went really well, struggles and all. Being a firstborn through and through, I figured I would plan out meals for all 30 days before I started. Yeah…right…like that actually happened. Not that I didn’t do any planning but it ended up being less than I originally planned and thought I needed to be successful. I guess it just goes to show that you don’t need to have it all figured out before you jump in and start eating healthier!

But now, I’m smack dab in the middle of a second Whole30. I fell entirely off the bandwagon after the last one, gained back all the weight I lost, and undid all the health benefits I had realized. I knew I needed to get back on track. But this time around things are different.

You see, I’m not just getting healthy for myself, though that is reason enough. My husband and I would love to add children to our family and I know that one of the best things I can do to increase our chances is to eat healthier and take care of my body better than I had been previously. So we decided we could handle another Whole30 and that it would be a good idea to get us back on track and maybe to even stay more on track this time after the 30 days are up.

Now that we’re less than a week out from Day 30, I’m definitely beginning to feel the benefits again. I feel more energetic and can read my body’s signs more when I get tired or hungry. I’ve been walking laps around our local mall and finding that I can go further than when I started. I’m beginning to notice my clothes fitting a little better. We’ve even discovered some new recipes we love that we will continue to make past the end of the Whole30 (for example, check out this awesome roast beef recipe. I’m kind of excited to step on the scale again next week and take my “after” photos!

So thank you Jeff and Julie (and kids)! You have really made a difference in how I look at and consume food. Thank you for introducing me to the Whole30 experience and being great cheerleaders to someone trying to be healthier now and for the future.

Soli Deo Gloria,


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