Whole 30 Start and Setup

We are starting on the Whole30 Challenge; we would love for you to follow us here on the Blog, on YouTube and Instagram for support, inspiration, and information. You can watch the video on starting the: Whole30 Challenge on my YouTube Channel, Embellish Life . The information here is limited by YouTube, for complete details please see the blog post. Thank you so much for supporting me here on YouTube. I appreciate you following, liking and commenting on my videos. Don’t forget my other social media platforms for more and different content.

Here are some of the links mentioned in the video:

Whole 30
Trader Joe’s Whole 30 shopping list
Wired to Eat, Robb Wolf


Weight to Hips Ratio:

      Excellent     Good        Average             At Risk

Male less .85 .85-.89 .90-.95 greater .95
Female less .75 .75-.79 .80-.86 greater .86

Here are our measurements. Our eldest son, Drake, is also doing the Challenge with us.


Measurement and Ratio Chart:


Weight Waists Hips Ratio
Peter 178 lbs. 34” 38” .90
Heidi 167 lbs. 34” 41” .83
Drake 173 lbs. 36” 40” .90

The setup is not that difficult. The thing that is going to be hard is taking out all sugar since sugar is included in all most all pre-mixed foods. We decided to remove all the items that are not allowed during Whole 30; that way we will not be tempted. I think it will also be good for morale if you only have food that is acceptable, we will not feel as deprived or at least that is what I’m hopping. I have enclosed some photos of our fridge after we removed all the “non-appropriate” foods.

Good Fridge with all Whole 30 approved food

Bad Fridge with all food we can’t eat during Whole 30

Pantry Whole 30 approved

I hope you join us in our quest for health, weight loss, detox, and well-being. Follow me here to get updates and information on our Whole 30 Challenge. Instagram is a great place for inspiration and to check out how we are doing. Don’t forget to follow me on YouTube as well, that way you can see the changes and get more personal information on our Whole 30 journey.

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PLACES I SHOP ONLINE:

Hautelook: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $20 thank you if you have never shopped Hautelook before. Only to be used at Hautelook. **

Joss & Main: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $15 thank you if you have never shopped at Joss & Main before. Only to be used at Joss & Main. **

Stitch Fix: I just started to use Stitch Fix and this is a Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $25 thank you if you have never shopped Stitch Fix before. Only to be used at Stitch Fix **

MISSGUIDED: This is a recent find and the prices are exceptional with fashion forward looks. The quality is similar to Shein, Asos and Chicwish.

Bebe Online: is now online only. This is a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend.

Last Call Neiman Markus: This is also a referral link to say thank you for telling a friend.

BaubleBar: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only 150 points to say thank you if you have never shopped BaubleBar before. Only to be used at BaubleBar **

AFFILIATE & REFERRAL LINKS:

**Right now, I only have referral links that are available to anyone who tells a new friend about one of the companies above. It has nothing to do with being a YouTube creator. The $$ I receive are only able to be used with that company to do more shopping; which I will make videos on. Videos are fun for everyone!! If I did have affiliate links (I DO NOT), the $$ would be used to help support my website and the free content. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much for your help! Heidi

Disclaimer: The content that is shared in these videos and blog are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. Any advice and/or product(s) mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional any time you start any new routine, try a new product and/or applying any of the information mentioned in any of Embellish Life’s videos. Please be advised. All products mentioned by any videos produced by Embellish Life have purchased, or given as gifts by personal friends, and family. Should any products be supplied by a vendor or sponsored by a company for profit this will be disclosed either in the video, in the description or both.

Whole 30 Challenge with my Husband

On vacation in Montana, we filmed the first video in the series, Whole 30 Challenge. This video will give a brief overview of what Whole 30 is about, the benefits, and why a person might want to embark on such a challenge. You will also get to meet my husband, Peter, who is explaining the program and benefits. We would love for you to join us for support and information so remember to subscribe here and go over to my Instagram account @heidiembellish and there we will be providing daily support and inspiration. Peter and I hope you can join us and we will see you on one or both of those platforms and we can all get healthy together! If you would like to watch the video and find out some more information follow this link to the Whole 30 Challenge with my Husband Video

Here are the links that where mentioned in the video:
The Murph Challenge
Whole 30

I recommend subscribing to my channel so that you will always be updated on new post and also be included in all that is going on at my YouTube Channel: Embellish Life on YouTube
Subscribe Here!
I have started a new Embellish Life Group on Facebook and it delivers important information about my Blog, YouTube Channel and also any kind of sale or exciting event going on. Check it out if you want up to the minute information. Just Click Here: Embellish Life Group on Facebook

Thanks so much for watching and supporting me here on Embellish Life, the lifestyle channel that covers everything from fashion, decor, beauty, hauls, DIY and so much more… You will never be bored hanging out here so please subscribe 🙂

Do you want to find me elsewhere?

Website: http://embellishblog.com
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidigrady-lifestyle
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiEmbellish
Twitter: https://twitter.com/HeidiEmbellish
Instagram: https://instagram.com/heidiembellish/

PLACES I SHOP ONLINE:

Hautelook: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $20 thank you if you have never shopped Hautelook before. Only to be used at Hautelook. **

Joss & Main: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $15 thank you if you have never shopped at Joss & Main before. Only to be used at Joss & Main. **

Stitch Fix: I just started to use Stitch Fix and this is a Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only $25 thank you if you have never shopped Stitch Fix before. Only to be used at Stitch Fix **

BaubleBar: Refer a friend link available to everyone; one time only 150 points to say thank you if you have never shopped BaubleBar before. Only to be used at BaubleBar **

AFFILIATE & REFERRAL LINKS:

**Right now, I only have referral links that are available to anyone who tells a new friend about one of the companies above. It has nothing to do with being a YouTube creator. The $$ I receive are only able to be used with that company to do more shopping; which I will make videos on. Videos are fun for everyone!! If I did have affiliate links (I DO NOT), the $$ would be used to help support my website and the free content. All opinions are my own. Thank you so much for your help! Heidi

Disclaimer: The content that is shared in these videos and blog are intended for informational and entertainment purposes only. Any advice and/or product(s) mentioned should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always consult your healthcare professional any time you start any new routine, try a new product and/or applying any of the information mentioned in any of Embellish Life’s videos. Please be advised. All products mentioned by any videos produced by Embellish Life have purchased, or given as gifts by personal friends, and family. Should any products be supplied by a vendor or sponsored by a company for profit this will be disclosed either in the video, in the description or both.

Lifestyle Change for Fall 2014

I am going to share another lifestyle challenge with you… For whatever reason, since I moved to Florida, I have gained weight, about 6lbs 🙁 A Rachael Ray Show was on the other day and she was talking about weight loss and her guest was one of the coaches from Biggest Looser; the static he had was weight loss is 80% diet (what you eat not being on a “diet”) and 20% exercise… Intellectually, I knew this was probably pretty accurate… I didn’t want admit it but even though I work out a bit more than most women my age, my eating habits are not the best 🙁 My biggest issues are I eat too much sugar, don’t drink enough water, and wait till too late in the day to start eating and most likely over eat…
So, here is my challenge to myself, I’m making it public to keep me honest:
        1. I am going to drink more water.
        2. Reduce my processed sugar intake.
        3. Nibble throughout the day so I’m not super hungry at night.
Baby steps, my first step will be to drink 3 16oz bottles of water, eat something before 11am, and don’t buy any candy when I go to the store. I am going to increase the intensity of the steps every week for a month and see if I can lose these 6lbs or even more… 10 would be great!
I will share with you all my successes and be honest about what I fell short on. Since I am fairly active I will share what I do each day; this will give me an accurate record of what is really going on daily, weekly and eventually monthly.
Anyone want to join me?? You can post it here or just keep your own record privately.

2013 New Years Promises

ChristmasHeadShot2012I have been considering how I want to handle 2013 and traditional New Year’s Resolution.  I have been thinking that this year I don’t want to make goals, resolutions, challenges or “to do’s”; this year I am going to make myself Promises.  I am still going to make a list, because I love my lists 🙂  Lists help me keep on task with everything I do.  I am going to make sure each promise I make is achievable and yet challenges me because I really want to grow beyond my comfort zone this year.

 

I am feeling physically better than I have in quite a few years and I think I can afford to reach a bit and not necessary worry about my health as much as I have had to the past, almost 8 years… Hard to believe it has been that long but… Time flies when you’re having fun 😉  I am also going to make promises to myself that focus on my personal growth and the growth of my family.  As much as I love helping and supporting others I think for the past, I’m not sure but close to 18 years, I have devoted a lot of time and energy focused outward on others.  Don’t get me wrong, I love helping others and a lot of that help has crossed over to helping family too, but very little of it truly focused on any of my dreams or ambitions.  Many times I would start going in a personal direction than in one way or another I would become side tracked and start to help someone or some group achieve their goals or dreams and “BAM” a year was gone.  Not complaining, just making a realization into my way of avoiding my dreams; it is way easier to help others achieve their dreams than focus on your own 😉

 

2013 is my year to make a promise to myself to not put myself on the back burner, not make excuses that I am “doing for others”.  As noble as that sounds it is still “my” excuse not to try.  I know I will keep on giving of my time because that is just who I am and it truly makes me happy.  I promise that I will learn to keep my tasks first and fill in with the others as time permits and not the other way around.  This will not be easy for me but I think it is an important promise to make to myself and my family and a really good lesson to learn, for me 🙂  So, without further ado here is my 2013 list of Promises:

 

I Promise To:

  1. Focus on family and my personal goals first before I add additional tasks.
  2. Write and post on a more regular basis.
  3. Research Event and Experience.
  4. Get all business paperwork done and in order.
  5. Continue to eat well and try new recipes.
  6. Exercise at least 3 days a week and be active every chance I get.
  7. Continue to lose weight and lose another 20lbs, the right way.
  8. Remove all medical concerns so that my health will no longer be a restriction on my life.
  9. Finish all necessary house projects so that our home is ready to sell by June if we want to.
  10. Help my son get ready for his senior year so that he has all his options available.

 

Well, this is my list of promises to me and I am going to do all that I can do to keep these promises.  I also hope that by making my promises public I will motivate others to make a commitment to push beyond their comfort zone and change things in their lives that they have always wanted to.  If you want to join me in making promises to yourself and want to have an online support system post your promises here and we can help each other stick with our promises.  I know that it is easier to achieve when you have support from others and it is harder to quit when you make your intentions public.  So, what do you have to lose?  Let me know what you would like to promise yourself and I will have your back and you can have mine 🙂