In January we gave a signed copy of Melissa and Dallas Hartwig’s best selling book, It Starts With Food, to each member of our crew. Everyone was super pumped, and after reading the book together, we’re proud to announce that on February 1, Tessemae’s set out to complete a company wide Whole30 Challenge!
Since the majority of Tessemae’s products are Whole30 approved, this challenge fits in with our dedication to living healthy and active lifestyles. We accepted the challenge and chose to remove grains, dairy, refined-sugar, alcohol, and legumes from our diet for a full thirty days, in order to “re-set” our bodies, and arrive at a place of health and balance afterwards. We hope to recharge our metabolisms, limit systemic inflammation, and increase our energy.
We’ve almost completed our first week, and so far so good! The first few days in the Treefort, everyone looked pretty hungry and grumpy. However, today I came in to work to hear rave reports from Taylor and Oliver about how “super energized” they feel. The music is bumping in the hallways and everyone’s sharing their healthy recipes and ideas. This is exciting for us!
We added some of our own aspects to the challenge, such as rising early before work to complete vigorous workouts, emphasizing the importance of sleep and hydration, and striving to achieve overall balance in our lives through various means. The momentum of doing this together as a team has been incredible, and I can’t wait to see what the next 3 weeks will bring. Stay tuned!