I haven't always been like this. In my 20's and 30's I exercised and kept my weight around 195 lbs. At 6'2" tall, I wasn't super trim, but wasn't busting a button on my shirt when I bent over to tie my shoes either. Then came kids, and a high stress career in management. Next thing I know, I'm pushing 230lbs (ok... 240lbs), don't have a lot of energy and have some health issues that I attest to being "almost 50". I don't like how I feel, but don't have a lot of time or will power.
I keep thinking that I would start exercising "next Monday" set a goal of getting in the best shape of my life before I turn 50- and of course always had a good reason why I couldn't start. Then Tuesday, Wednesday would come around and who would want to start an exercise program mid week... not me. Heck, I'm at a point that I get excited when my S-health app on my phone says that I walked 5,000 steps in a day.
I have never been a super healthy eater. Sure, I would have the obligatory salad once a month, or maybe eat a carrot stick or two with some ranch dressing, but I usually gravitated to meat... sausage to be specific. Pepperoni was a staple and throw some pepper jack cheese and a couple of beers into the mix and I was calling that dinner.
Today is Saturday - April 23rd. I got up today and my wife had made a Fritatta and asked if I wanted some. "Sure can... any sausage in that..." They I start thinking, what am I going to do? I'm overweight, unhealthy and getting older by the second. My wife starts talking about Whole30 again and I tell her that I am in. I'll do it, how hard can it be. So starts Day One.
Luckily, my wife is an awesome cook. So far today I have had more vegetables in one day that I've had in the past month (or year, who is counting). She has spent quite a bit of time trying educate me on what is good to eat and what to stay away from. We went to the store so I could visualize what to eat while traveling on business, looked up restaurants and prepped me on how to order a Whole30 meal while out.
Not sure about no beer for 30 days, but I've switched over to club soda with a lime, traded my potato chips for cashews and have gone cold turkey on the sausage. It's 10PM, I'm getting ready for bed and I AM HUNGRY.... my wife says I'm not eating enough healthy fat and not enough calories. I'm learning... only day one. How hard can it be....??