For anyone looking to start eating “paleo” or even venture into your own whole30 challenge, here are some great resources to get you started!
The first is a shopping list of everything you will need to eat great.
Check out our current meal plan for our 100% Paleo January 2013.
The next great resource is a a list of a whole bunch of different meals plans in the Food Matrix that are all paleo friendly.
And, of course, the Paleo Quick Start Guide will give you step by step instructions on how to get your train a rollin!
To find out exactly what the Whole30 challenge is about click here to go to the Whole9 website. THE BEST WEBSITE EVER! Trust me, it’s great!
Not sure how this will fit into the budget? Here are a few tips for pinching you paleo pennies.
For more great resources and the answers to a lot of you “why?” questions click here.
My favorite resource (hung up on my refrigerator) is my off-road map. You will definitely want to print this off and hang it on your refrigerator too!
If you’re in need of some motivation, check this out.
Still not sure if this works? Check out family’s testimony of our 1st Whole30 and how well we all did.
To read my personal before/after story, with embarrassing pictures of course, click here.
Some great websites are Whole9, Everyday Paleo, Robb Wolf, The Clothes Make the Girl, The 21 day Sugar Detox, Strong is the New Skinny, Balanced Bites, and Paleo Comfort Foods. There are many more of course.
Wanting to stay fit while eating healthy? Check out our Whole Family 30-Day BP Challenge and Clean Eat’s in the Zoo 30-Day At-Home Crossfit Challenge.
I hope to hear some great testimonies of how starting to eat paleo or doing your own whole30 challenge has made the world of difference in your life!
As part of our family’s Whole30 challenge we are also focusing in on our spiritual health. Here are some great resources for that as well:
Guideposts is a great website to get resources for the kids.
We are going through the book, The Gospel for Children, with Jeremiah as he is learning about what it really means to be a Christian. I would highly recommend this book to adults as well. It is a very clear explanation of the gospel for all ages.
We have morning devotionals with the kids and use the book Long Story Short. We love it!
We also use the family devotional Training Hearts, Teaching Minds.
Jeremiah is studying the book of Daniel right now by going through the workbook You’re a Brave Man, Daniel! It is a wonderful inductive study by Kay Arthur that is very easy to understand, although not easy, and uses the bible to study the bible. He’s doing really well at it and it is helping Jeremiah to get in the habit of having his own personal bible study time.
I also am going through a Precept upon Precept study on Daniel by Kay Arthur. It is a tough workbook to go through with a lot of homework, but when you are done YOU WILL KNOW THE BIBLE! I love that this study (and there are many more precept studies on other books of the bible) uses the bible to learn about the bible and makes you do a lot of leg work. The answers are certainly never given to you. I love it!
A study I did a while back, and a book Brandon and I have read is the book, A Marriage Without Regrets. I did the workbook study with a group of ladies so it’s really great to get around to doing a marriage book with my HUSBAND.
For anyone looking to go through a personal book on change, which we all need to do, I highly recommend a book our entire church just went through called You Can Change. Awesome, awesome book. The title speaks for itself. Go get it. Really.
Brandon and I went through a fun, yet very deep and helpful, book probably 7 years ago that we are wanting to go through again called 10 Great Dates. You really do go on 10 dates over the course of 10 weeks, the last date being an overnight trip. Each date you are given topics to cover to help you deepen your relationship. Wonderful book to start things out on the right track, or to get them back there. There is also a version for pre-married’s and empty nesters.
If you are looking to get back in the word and revitalize your relationship with the Lord this is a great 30 day challenge to start with.
I’m sure I’ll be adding more in the future but this list should hopefully get you thinking about how you can start working on your “Whole Family”, pointing them everyday towards God.