PaleYo

Here We Are Again…

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Week one of Paleo – again.  I must have done this week a dozen times, but this time I’m sticking to it.  I haven’t been feeling great lately.  Stress and life have been getting to me.  I remember when I was starting Paleo, how great I was feeling – mentally, physically, emotionally.  I want to be back there.  I can do it.  Day one is in the books.  I already feel better today, aside from being tired.

The success of sticking to a Paleo diet, is to have the support of people around you.  There’s no cheat days, there’s no excuses.  Some people love to watch other people fail.  If you want to follow a Paleo diet – stick to it.  Do yourself a favor and do it the right way.  You WILL get results, I promise.

If you’re someone who doesn’t understand Paleo or know much about it…just ask.

“PALEO IS NOT A DIET.  It’s about eating REAL FOODS that do not harm your body.  It’s about MAXIMIZING your potential by eating what you were MEANT TO EAT.  It’s about FEELING AMAZING inside and looking better on the outside.”

New Book has Arrived

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My new book arrived, Paleo in 28.  It looks like an easy book to follow.  It has a meal plan with a shopping list (my favorite thing).  I will be going shopping later for Week 1.  We will see how that goes.  I’m excited to get started!

Has anyone used this book??  Feedback is welcome!

“When I lost all of my excuses,
I found all of my results.”

No Better Time Than Now

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Went food shopping today and picked up some chicken and a whole bunch of veggies!  It’s amazing how many meals you can make from just that alone!  Hopefully my new book arrives soon.  I’m excited to get back on track.

25 squats – 25 sit ups….1..2…3 ….GO!

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
– J. K Rowling –

Getting Healthy

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I ordered a new Paleo book!  It’s a meal plan for 4 weeks, with only 5 ingredients.  It makes paleo easy, and the ingredients aren’t boring!  I can’t remember the title of the book, but I’ll post it as soon as I remember.

Still doing my 25 squats daily, but now I added in 25 sit ups.

I also ordered Flat Tummy Tea.  I figured it’d be a good little addition to add some detox tea to my regimen.  We’ll see how it goes.  If you tried it before, let me know what you thought!

“In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”

Start The Day Off Right

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Aside from being sick, I’m actually feeling pretty good.  I feel refreshed that it’s a new year.  I’ve been starting everyday with 25 squats!  It’s a good way to get the blood flowing and work on your butt.  haha.

What’s your morning ritual?  Do you go to the gym, do you do sit-ups…let me know!  I have a crazy work schedule so I can’t do too much.  25 squats works – you can brush your teeth and squat at the same time. It may take some practice, but it can be done.

Yesterday for my breakfast/lunch I made some sausage, peppers, and onions.  It wasn’t too fancy, just the main ingredients, plus some spices and a can of diced tomatoes.  Keep it simple and spice it up.

“Live life with a little spice.”

 

New Year, New Me

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It’s a good time to get a fresh start!

Had a rough last part of 2016, but I made it.  Now I have to take care of myself.  Scary how taking care of myself was the last thing I was concerned about.  I started off this year with that awful stomach thing I had going on – I didn’t think I was gonna make it through that, and here I am!

Back on track (for the n-th time, haha).  For real though…I’m serious.  I’m going to have a great 2017 and this is how it’s going to start.  I’m in a wedding in May for my friend Kelsey, so I need to make sure that dress fits and looks good.  I also need to feel the best I can feel.  I’m going to be 34 this year, but I’m still feeling 25…so I’d like to at least make sure I look 25 (even though people think I’m only 22).  I’ll take it.

Keep it real people.  Let me know what inspires you to feel the best you can feel!

Happy New Year!

“Today is the first page of a 365 page book…make it a good one.”

Onto Week 2

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Feeling good, finally.  I forgot how good it felt to really be conscious of all the choices you make when you eat.  People knock Paleo, but honestly, people don’t know what they are missing.  The same people complain about being tired everyday, or always hungry…or enjoying adult beverages on the weekend, then wondering why they can’t get a flat stomach.

Tonight, for the first time since Christmas 2012, I decided to FINALLY use my pressure cooker!  It’s in the de-pressure process as we speak.  Can’t wait to enjoy my beef stew!  I used the recipe from the 30 day Paleo book.  My house smells INCREDIBLE!

Do you guys use pressure cookers?  What do you make?

“Do not go where the path may lead.
Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail…”
– Emerson – 

Feeling Human

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So for real this time…no messing around…Paleo groove.

Today for breakfast/lunch, I made a Cobb Salad.  It had hard boiled eggs, ham, avocado, cucumber, roma tomato, and chicken with a lemon/EVOO/salt/pepper dressing!  It was fantastically delicious.

Then for dinner I made Italian Wedding Soup!  Mmmm.  That’s also my lunch tomorrow.

I’m doing this strict again because I feel like a normal human (after all my stomach problems).  I’d say I’m still about 85% only, but I’m getting there.  Working on the anxiety aspect and improving daily!  I can do this!  I’m feeling more balanced mentally and physically.  I gained 12-14 lbs. back from the lightest weight I was on Paleo.  I’ll be back there in no time!  I’m taking progress pictures, and if you’re on this journey, you should do the same!

I’ll keep you guys posted, any words of encouragement are greatly appreciated!  You never know who may be reading them!  🙂

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over,
it became a butterfly.”

Hike to Tripod Rock

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Recently I went on a hike with Dr. Noah’s Tribe.

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We went up to Pyramid Mountain to see Tripod Rock, right here in the Garden State.  When most people think of New Jersey, I’m not sure what they think exactly, but I know they aren’t thinking of the beautiful and wondrous things the state has to offer.  This place is incredible.  20160515_113820There is a giant boulder sitting upon 3 small boulders.  It is said to have gotten there by glaciers, also known as something called glacial erratic.  It really is incredible to see.  There is a lot of history about this place, it’s even in Weird New Jersey!  Some say it was a sacred place to the Native Americans, and if you go there, your spiritual energy can be renewed.  It is also said that all of the stones in the area line up with the setting sun on the first day of summer, the summer solstice.  No matter what you believe in, it’s a beautiful place to go visit.

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”

Paleo Mug Cake

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Craving a little treat?  Want something quick and easy to make?  I got your solution…MUG CAKE!

I know what you’re thinking…what do the words mug and cake have to do with one another…well, magic.  That’s it, folks…it is simply magic.  Takes about 5-10 minutes of your time, depending on where all your ingredients are.

For your mug cake you must gather an egg, almond flour, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips!

Find your favorite mug.  Crack your egg and scramble it up.  Add 3 TBSP almond flour.  Add 1 TBSP cocoa powder.  Add 1 TBSP pure maple syrup.  Add 1 tsp vanilla extract.  Mix it all up.  Add as many chocolate chips as you like and stir them in.  Place it in the microwave.  Start with a minute, then go by 30 second increments.  1 minute 30 seconds should be perfect.  Grab a fork and ENJOY!

Simple, easy, and delicious!

Happy weekend, friends!

“Keep it simple.”