Getting Healthy…Again

I had this great plan for the blog for 2017. I was finally going to commit to getting healthy again, getting fully back in shape, engaging in the outdoor activities that I love such as camping and hiking and really living life. I wanted healthy living with my dogs to become a significant part of the blog so I could, hopefully inspire others to get out there and get healthy with their dogs while reducing my own “squish factor”.

I kicked off 2017 doing the Whole30 diet. It was extreme and I definitely didn’t love it (UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTURY) but I lost 11.5 pounds that month and I was STOKED!! What an awesome jumpstart to my year of healthy living, I thought. 

Getting Sick

Then along came February and out of nowhere I was completely sidelined by my first (and, hopefully last!!) kidney stone. When I say that I have never experienced pain like this before, please know that I am not exaggerating. In comparison, after 38 hours of labor, I gave birth to a child with a head in the 95th percentile with NO DRUGS so I know some pain. The kidney stone was exponentially worse. Seriously! Like, so bad that if I ever get another one, I would seriously consider removing my own kidney with a spork!

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I was down for the count for two whole weeks, which is like six months in dog years, so I fell WAY behind with client work, on the blog and, most noticeably and importantly, with self care. Getting caught up became my main focus and, as a result I would justify not getting outside regularly, skimping on the dog’s walks, eating poorly (it’s much easier to grab prepared foods than prepare healthy meals from scratch) and generally taking care of everything but myself. For the record, this is not a great life plan. 

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All this is to say that I have gained back all of the weight I lost in January (and, sadly a little more). I am currently at my heaviest I’ve been since being pregnant and that was 21 years ago so I really can’t call it “baby weight” anymore (right?). On top of that, my blood pressure, which has always been on the low side, was elevated at my most recent physical exam (Where, by the way, I was told it was time for my first baseline colonoscopy – something, along with the bifocals  now being recommended by my ophthalmologist, I put in the “Active Denial” category) and I have lost muscle tone. Basically, I’m out of shape and I’m feeling it.  It is time for getting healthy again!

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So, what to do? What to do?

While I am a certified health coach,  I am not a nutritionist, personal trainer, doctor, healer or in any way a health care professional. However, I can tell you this (of course, you should always check with your health care practitioner before significantly changing your diet or exercise routine):

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate.

Seriously! This is probably the number one thing you can do to support your overall health (and to ward off kidney stones, FYI). Check out the Mayo Clinic guidelines for adequate intake to make sure you are getting enough hydration throughout the day. 

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Move your tushie.

As long as your doctor gives you the green light, get out there every day for a brisk walk at a minimum. Throw in a few crunches or pushups or even a couple of correct form squats or lunges. If you live near trails, start with a short hike and work your way up to longer and harder trails. Grab a friend and hold one another accountable by setting achievable goals and cracking the whip for each other.

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Cut out sugar.

Yeah. This one’s a bummer but there are SO many reports about how incredibly damaging processed sugar is on our immune systems. If you commit to making one significant change in your health routine, start with cutting out the sugar. Sadly, this means that processed foods, sweetened beverages, alcohol and things like bread and pasta are not ideal. I went hard core on the Whole30, cutting out pretty much everything except for protein, fruits and veggies and it did work. I lost weight and my energy improved (after that first 10 days of hell) and I could really feel a difference when I had no processed sugar running through my veins.

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It’s never too late.

It’s so easy to get discouraged, especially when life gets in the way or you are feeling like you’ve lost a lot of ground in the health and wellness department. But, there’s no point in looking back. Start where you are. Go at a pace that works for you and commit to making even small changes and working up to the bigger challenges. 

 

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Join the 2nd Annual Healthy Dog, Healthy You Challenge!

 

 

Seriously, this year’s challenge kicks off on Sunday June 4th. It’s a TOTALLY FREE 30-day challenge designed to get you out there with your dogs in an effort to get healthy! Join anytime during the challenge. Read about the challenge details, the amazing sponsors, this year’s fundraising initiative for Best Friend’s Animal Sanctuary and more and sign up today!

 

What is your main health and wellness goal for 2017? How do you and your dog stay fit?

 

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Alison Reder

68 Comments

  1. Noni Stearns June 4, 2017 at 6:29 pm - Reply

    What a great idea. Thanks for the detailed instructions. Maybe I’ll borrow my neighbor’s dog She’s big enough for me to ride. Does that disqualify me ?! In any case, I will up my walking for sure.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 5, 2017 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      Great! Happy to have you joining us for the challenge whether you walk with or without a dog πŸ™‚

  2. Elise June 4, 2017 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Perfect timing!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 5, 2017 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Indeed! πŸ™‚

  3. Jenna June 5, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Even though we may be a day late, I’m so so excited to get home and take our walk. <3
    Thanks for setting up an absolutely fantastic challenge Alison!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      Thanks for participating! It’s never too late πŸ™‚

  4. Terri Abbett June 5, 2017 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    I’m in!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 6, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

      Welcome! Glad to have you participating. πŸ™‚

  5. Joni miller June 5, 2017 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    I get kidney stones all the time. Worse thing ever! I enjoy your blog and learn a lot from you. And the dog walk challenge…..love it

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 6, 2017 at 1:32 pm - Reply

      Right?!? Kidney stones are awful! I hope I never have to experience that again, ever! So happy to know that you enjoy the blog and so happy to see you back for this year’s challenge! πŸ™‚

  6. Good for you. I started the year out with a month of eating Paleo… and did NOT lose 11 lbs. Ha, ha.My two biggest, ongoing challenges are the hydration and *reducing* sugar (I keep reducing it but sugar, I wish I knew how to quit you. Ha, ha). Anyway, I’m trying to do more hiking this summer with Gretel and concentrating on controlling my food portions to get fit. I am also at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life. I remember when I thought I was fat in high school. Oy!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 6, 2017 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      Whole30 is even more restrictive than Paleo so it might be worth a try You’ll hate it for the first two weeks (like, “seriously want to throw things” hate it but then it gets better. There is zero sugar of any kind other than naturally occurring sugar in fruit so no sugar substitutes, no honey, no stevia. I’m pretty sure that was not only the hardest part for me but also what had the greatest impact. Please join us for the challenge! It’s so much fun and just having the accountability of the Facebook group really helps. I too am close to my heaviest and have about 15 pounds I’d really like to lose so you are not alone! πŸ™‚

  7. Kamira G. June 6, 2017 at 12:25 pm - Reply

    I so needed this kick in the pants. I just signed up!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 6, 2017 at 1:30 pm - Reply

      So happy to have you on board! It’ll be a fun kick in the pants, I promise πŸ˜‰

      • Kamira G. June 9, 2017 at 12:56 pm - Reply

        Thanks. So far so good!

        • Alison Reder
          Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 11:39 am - Reply

          Yay! Don’t hesitate to reach out if you get stuck or just need a little extra support! πŸ™‚

  8. Michaela Sangillo June 6, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Getting healthy and making a lifestyle change is a marathon not a sprint!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 7, 2017 at 12:13 pm - Reply

      Absolutely! We hope that the 30-Day challenge is a great jumping off point for everyone. πŸ™‚

  9. Jackie June 7, 2017 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Daily exercise has been a habit since the day I adopted Galen (living in apartments helps, since I don’t have any perceived excuses like a yard), so my goal is to build heat tolerance for an upcoming nosework trial. End of August in Austin…’cause there aren’t any cooler times to do these things so the hottest will do.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 7, 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

      What an awesome goal, Jackie! So happy to have you joining us for this year’s challenge! Please keep us posted on your nose work trial progress!

  10. Kaitlyn June 8, 2017 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Joining the challenge to get my dog out for walks every day, and improve both our fitness and well being!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 8, 2017 at 11:43 am - Reply

      Yay! Welcome to the challenge! Looking forward to seeing your posts and pics! πŸ™‚

  11. Heather Wallace June 9, 2017 at 9:08 am - Reply

    This is something I’ve struggled with since having children. For the record after 6.5 years I still call it baby weight because I want to, even if it isn’t true. πŸ™‚ I did the Whole 30 two years ago and that first 2 weeks was a bummer, but it worked. It showed me how addicted to sugar I am. In February I started running and thought- this is great! I lasted two weeks (again) and then pulled a muscle which I then used as an excuse not to get back into it. The struggle is real. I really need to get my butt in gear because I do not want to wear a bathing suit and I live at the beach.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 9, 2017 at 10:32 am - Reply

      Oh I hear you! Maya is 21 and I still try to use the “baby weight” defense…I don’t think anyone’s buying it! πŸ˜‰ I’m with you on the sugar addiction! It’s my major downfall. We can support one another in getting healthy and getting fit! Happy to have you participating in the challenge!

  12. Tenacious Little Terrier June 9, 2017 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    I want to get more into hiking with Mr. N. We were going weekly for a while but lost our hiking partner so I’ve been going less by myself.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 11:40 am - Reply

      Having a workout buddy can make such a difference! I hope you find a new hiking partner soon so that you and Mr. N can get back into your routine πŸ™‚

  13. The Daily Pip June 10, 2017 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    I’m at my heaviest, too. Very squishy, but hoping since I have more time now (at least a little) to start moving again. Ruby is truthfully, a little squishy, too. Oh, and my doctor told me it was time for a colonoscopy, too, which I’m going to put off (cause as a 25 year vegetarian, I think I’m pretty healthy in that area, but maybe I’m just in denial). I’ve been wearing bifocals (or progressives as they are now called) for 8 years and it’s not so bad.

    My kidney stone hit on my due date with Madeline. I thought it was labor, but turns out it wasn’t – and was much worse!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 12:52 pm - Reply

      You are not alone! It was a tough winter all the way around so now we can support one another in getting healthy and in tackling this “over 50” thing! Also, a kidney stone during labor?!? Holy hell! That is unacceptable! πŸ˜‰

  14. Joely Smith June 10, 2017 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    I know people who have dealt with kidney stones and it’s horrible! I am so very sorry it happened to you and totally understand how you got derailed! I am glad you are back at it and LOVE your plans! I agree with all your tips too! HYDRATE and cut out sugar especially!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      Hydrating is pretty easy for me but the cutting out of the sugar is truly painful πŸ˜‰

  15. Jana Rade June 10, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    And there I thought that getting a routine derailed by nasty bug situation sucks. Kidney stone would definitely suck worse. Cookie says she hates anything that messes with her routine which she loves.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 12:55 pm - Reply

      Life does have a way of not always cooperating πŸ˜‰ Hoping that nothing interrupts Cookie’s routine!

  16. Amy Hempe June 11, 2017 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Sophie and I are doing the healthy dog challenge, and Sophie thanks you from the bottom of her heart. She gets a walk or a hike or a dog park visit every day! I know all too well how a fitness upswing can be derailed after something unexpected. All you can do is try and return to your old routine, although it will feel like crap. And I’m with you on the sugar issue, although I have never successfully given it up, despite trying. Ugh. But anyway – I’d love to meet you up in Boulder some time for a doggy hike!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 12:57 pm - Reply

      So happy to have you doing the challenge with us! Please tell Sophie that I’m happy to oblige πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the words of encouragement in getting back on track! I do think that many of us are far more addicted to sugar than we realize because it’s truly awful giving it up. We’d LOVE to meet up in Boulder for a doggy hike! πŸ™‚

  17. Dash Kitten Crew June 11, 2017 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Our cat Dot Kitten is losing weight steadily due to determined and careful weight loss. The threat was diabetes later if she didn’t so we are doing our best.

    For us humans walking is the best way to get fit, you can’t fail with walking it is free and fun. We did the whole cutting back thing for humans but, as we don’t eat much salt we nearly went too far the other way πŸ˜‰ DUH!!! NZ has a lot of way too far people and obesity is a real issue here.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:00 pm - Reply

      Sadly, obesity is an issue almost everywhere. While processed foods make life easier in some ways, the rise of weight related health issues across the globe seems to indicate that it’s time we got back to preparing our own meals whenever possible and moving more every day. Hoping that Dot Kitten’s weight loss journey is successful in preventing diabetes!

  18. Kitty Cat Chronicles June 11, 2017 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Oh geez, so sorry to hear about your kidney stone! That sounds awful. I’m glad to hear you are feeling better and getting back into the swing of things though. These are all great tips on how to get into shape. I’ve really been trying to make sure I drink a lot more water. The cutting out sugar thing though…. that’s a toughie. Bread, pasta, and ice cream are my 3 favorite things!!! πŸ™

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks! I’m so with you on the carbs and sugar. It’s really hard, especially because they are so easy and delicious! πŸ˜‰

  19. Cathy Armato June 11, 2017 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    This is SOoooo cool! I literally just thought about starting a health routine w/ my dogs to help me lose weight. Lately I’m not getting near enough exercise and my weight loss efforts tanked; I endeavored to lose 15 lbs before the BlogPaws conference over 60 days – but I only lost 3 lbs! Epic fail, right? About a week or so ago I got a stomach virus that lasted a full 6 days. The only good news, I lost 5 lbs, but that’s not the healthy way to lose, is it! I’m going to give it a whirl & join your challenge, thanks!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:06 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Cathy! Please do join us for the challenge! You can start whenever you want and I think you will find the group to be really supportive in helping you work on your weight loss/wellness goals. This year we have a wonderful personal trainer in residence so, once you’ve signed up, you can check in with Ashley on the Facebook Challenge group page.

  20. Tonya Wilhelm June 11, 2017 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Oh, boy. My fitness goals. To actually DO something! I’m always putting it off because of my “to do list” and lack of time. I eat crap too. I keep telling myself to ask myself “would I feed it to Dexter?” And if not, to walk away.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      Tonya, please feel free to join us for the challenge! We’d love to support your efforts to get healthy πŸ™‚

  21. Sweet Purrfections June 11, 2017 at 8:23 pm - Reply

    Great reminder to begin taking care of myself again. I tend to be an emotional eater and had a very stressful last 3 years at work before retiring early. My health has crashed and I can tell it. Good luck with your challenge.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm - Reply

      We’d love to have you along for the challenge. No dogs required πŸ™‚

  22. Beth June 11, 2017 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    I spent last week with my daughter and we walked everywhere which was great. I ate pretty well too but then went to visit my older sister and her gourmet best friend. I’m pretty sure I undid all the good things. Hopefully, this week will be better food wise.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      Sounds like you had a great week! I think awareness is critical so as long as you are paying attention to your exercise and your food, enjoying your sister’s friend’s gourmet cooking is totally OK!

  23. Jessy June 11, 2017 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Love this! Thank you for creating a challenge I can do with my pup!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:12 pm - Reply

      Yay! I’m so glad that you and your pup are enjoying the challenge!

  24. Ruth Epstein June 11, 2017 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    I was thin and healthy till my relationship with my ex, then went into the Domestic Violence shelter where they had a cook so ate what was there and became a balloon. I have finally got myself back on track, have cut out sugar from my life, am back eating the way I did in Israel which is mainly veggies and chicken, walking a lot more, and since June 2016 I have lost over 50 lbs and still going down, now I need to win the lottery to buy new clothes LOL. It is not easy but am determined to keep on as I am seeing with my walking how much more energy I have and doing longer walks with Layla is better for both of us. Plus I suffer from an illness that due to excess weight it messes with my sight so losing is also helping me slowly see better again – phew.

    Good luck and am supporting everyone, it is not easy and I must admit I crave every morning my coffee with sugar so I give myself once a week one mug of it but the rest of the time it is just coffee and milk. I do not use artificial sweeteners.

    Am here if anyone needs me – hugs and good luck with the challenge

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:15 pm - Reply

      First, congratulations on the 50lb weight loss! That’s fantastic and something to celebrate! Second, there is absolutely a connection between emotional trauma and weight. I’m glad that you are safe and making the journey towards emotional and physical health! Please keep us posted and let us know how we can support your efforts πŸ™‚

  25. Robin June 12, 2017 at 1:10 am - Reply

    Thanks for this post! I am another person whose fitness plans have been derailed by health issues this year. At least I know I’m not the only one. My bipolar depression has been on the rampage this year and the meds are all big weight gainers. I weigh just 10 lbs less than my husband who is nearly a foot taller than me. Ouch! Somedays it is tough to look in the mirror. I’ll have to try going back to the basics and use a few of your tips.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      Please feel free to join us for the challenge! You are so not alone! It doesn’t matter when you start and there is no requirement that you participate with a dog, though you can always borrow a neighbor’s dog or check with your local shelter about taking dogs for walks as part of the challenge. Either way, we’d love to have you join the challenge and we’d love to support your efforts to achieve your goals in any way that we can! πŸ™‚

  26. Dolly the Doxie June 12, 2017 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Great description of the kidney stone pain level I hope I never have one. I understand your struggles I’ve got a few years on you but what I practice as a rule is not a diet, just eating healthy, cutting out sugar and watching carbs. I’ve always been active with swimming and walking I don’t believe in fad diets or workouts I recommend sticking with what you love, like keeping active with your dogs. Good luck!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much! I agree, you have to find activities you love in order to stay motivated! Sugar and carbs are my biggest challenges but I keep trying πŸ™‚

  27. Kia June 12, 2017 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Love this! So sorry you had to experience that pain with the kidney stone. I too want to be more healthy and fit. Good luck on your journey. You can do it!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      Thanks! It’s hard but I am sticking to it and running the Healthy Dog, Healthy You Challenge helps keep me focused. Feel free to join us if you want the inspiration and support of folks on a similar journey to get fit and healthy! πŸ™‚

  28. Bryn Nowell June 12, 2017 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    So excited for this and for getting our butts in gear! It’ll be tough in the coming days as we are slated to have temps close to 100 degrees, but we’ll try to stay active in a variety of ways!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm - Reply

      Woo Hoo! We just had four days in a row in the mid to upper 90s and the only way I can stay on top of the challenge is to go out early in the mornings before it really starts to get hot or later in the evenings when it cools down. We did head up to the mountains this weekend where it was at least 15 degrees cooler so that was a really nice break from the heat!

  29. Katie Allan June 12, 2017 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    I need to do this challenge! I am getting married in October and want to get in better shape before then. Gracie is my exercise buddy, mostly because Echo is already in shape being a young dog. The vet said Gracie could lose a few pounds! So far we have just been walking and hiking, so I think your challenge will give us a better guideline of what we can do! Giving up sugar might be hard though!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 12, 2017 at 1:24 pm - Reply

      Congratulations! Please join us! We’d love to have you and Gracie along for the challenge and you can start whenever you want. I may be extending the challenge as well so we’d love to support your efforts to reach your pre-wedding goals πŸ™‚ Yeah… sugar is such a jerk! πŸ˜‰

  30. Lola The Rescued Cat June 12, 2017 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    I don’t have a dog, but I signed up. I had health issues last year that caused me to gain a ton of weight, and I can’t get back on track The processed junk is my downfall. I have other looming health issues now, and I need to get in shape! When you see me next year I plan on being a new me! The support this challenge will offer is just what I need.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 13, 2017 at 8:22 am - Reply

      I am so excited to have you on board and look forward to supporting your efforts to get healthy! You are not the only dog-free participant πŸ™‚

  31. Amanda June 21, 2017 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    I know allll about kidney stones. My kidneys actually started to fail in 2013 (which is why I started blogging) and I was in and out of the hospital due to stones and infection 7 times in 2014! Right now I am also at my heaviest. I’ve gained 15lbs in the last year and a half and much like you, I’m feeling it! I recently started swimming on a more regular basis. I can say that I do drink enough water and I’ve cut back on soda. It’s a work in progress!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 22, 2017 at 8:45 am - Reply

      I did not realize you had kidney issues. I can’t imagine having chronic stones. Yikes! On the weight, we are all a work in progress πŸ˜‰ so you are not alone. Take it one day at a time and please let me know what I can do to support your efforts. I’m looking at extending the Healthy Dog, Healthy You Challenge and dusting off my health & wellness coaching certification to both reboot my own efforts and to also support others. Sweetened beverages (in my case sweetened chai) are absolutely a challenge for most people because you just don’t realize how much sugar you’re getting. If you can substitute homemade flavored waters (add sparkling water if you are missing the fizz) for your soda, it won’t be the same but it can help with weaning off the sugar. Hugs to you! πŸ™‚

  32. Pat Smith June 27, 2017 at 10:46 am - Reply

    As the Challenge moves into its final week I have to look back and admit that this year was a challenge, but we’re making it. I even started the planks a few days early so the first recorded one would be longer than 30 seconds. The dogs have been the big winners this time around, but I will stick with it even when there isn’t the accountability factor. I’d like to thank you for the advice and encouragement…it means lot!

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder June 27, 2017 at 11:27 am - Reply

      You are so welcome and it is such a pleasure to have you and your pups participating again this year! I am working on a longer (perhaps even full year) challenge to support everyone’s continuing efforts to get healthy with their dogs. Way to go on those planks!! πŸ™‚

  33. Pickleball Portal October 17, 2017 at 2:37 am - Reply

    Great post. I did the whole 30 earlier this year so I feel your pain. It was hard and I wouldn’t want to be that restricted all the time but it did help me cut down on sugar and eat more whole foods. Your tip on H20 is key, I wasn’t a big water drinker before so have to kind of force myself to drink more even if I don’t feel super thirsty.

    • Alison Reder
      Alison Reder October 19, 2017 at 7:54 pm - Reply

      I’m gearing up for another Whole30 because I got way off track over the past few months. It’s time to up my self-care game and get back to eating healthy and exercising!

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