Since I started blogging on September 1st, I realized I wanted to share my experiences with the world. I wanted to build a community around the celiac/gluten free stigma and let people know they aren’t alone.
My experiences are no different than anyone else, I’m just okay with sharing them online for all to see!!
Fast forward to October 17th – my website has had over 13,000 hits and thousands of engaged people looking for answers and help to their gluten related problems and support for what was happening.
During this time, I’ve also allowed blogging get the best of me. Sure, I’ll eat that! Sure, I’ll try this! Why yes, I would love to try this dessert because I can blog about it.
I love you guys and this community, but I’ve gotta take this slower because I’m starting to really feel gross. I’m not eating whole foods or the things I preach to my personal training clients, but I am trying endless amounts of processed gluten free foods to share with you and let you know what’s worth the money and what isn’t.
I will still do these things but not quite to the extent I’ve allowed myself!! I’m out of control.
And, thus the 30-day challenge begins.
October 22 will be 30 days from Thanksgiving.
The day we all eat, eat, eat until our stomach hurts.
October 1st I wrote a blog post saying it would start and it did (ok a little).
October 22nd I will get back into healthy habits and make wonderful changes to my body. I’ve done it before and I’ve done it again.
If you read my bio, you already know I went through my own transformation in 2009 and ended up a fitness expert and entrepreneur.
When I asked my husband if he thought I looked fat, his response was “no, but your body composition is different.”
I used to be a lean, mean, strong machine.
Now I’m a mediocre, fluffy, weakling.
The funny thing about this is that I haven’t gained any weight but my body looks completely different.
Fitness Tip: If you aren’t doing measurements along with weight tracking – you will be extremely frustrated.
Many of you said on social media you were with me and I’m going to hold you to that – so here is what we are going to do!
What is the 30 Day Challenge?
You will get from me a gluten free menu for the next 30 days. There will be whole foods and very limited processed snacks. It is not designed to be a culinary dream menu, it is designed to fuel your body. That’s what we have to remember, food is fuel. We are basically going to do a whole food detox. No junk. No pop. No artificial sweeteners. No fast food. Just whole foods.
You will also get a 30 day workout plan that can be done anywhere. Outside. Inside. The Gym.
I am going to make a Facebook Group that we can all use to talk to each other, post comments and be supportive to one another. People can post recipes and things they learned along the way and I might even throw in some bonus workouts and video workouts too!
**There are dairy and nut options on the plan, modify as you may**
On October 21st – I will send out the plan to everyone that follows the directions below!
If you want to enter the 30-day challenge, here is what needs to happen:
- You send me an email by Saturday October 20th
- Pictures in fitness clothes with something dated – like a newspaper or magazine – front, back and side
- Height and Weight
- Measurements: Chest below your breasts, waist at your belly button, hips at the widest part
At the end of the 30 days, you are going to send me an email with the exact same information as the first one!!
The person that loses the most weight and inches will be the winner of the Pretty Little Celiac 30 day challenge!!
What will you win?
1 year subscription to 11Athletics Magazine
An entry to a Celiac Awareness Tour that will be in or around your area in 2013
The Essential Gluten Free Grocery Guide by Triumph Books
A Pretty Little Celiac T-Shirt
2 Bags of Udi’s granola
Gluten Free Food Labels by Sweet Ali’s Bakery
And a 1 on 1 Skype or Phone Call Session for 30 minutes with Me!!!