I try to post all the very positive things about how Paleo has changed my life, but I just don’t think there’s ever enough time to post them all! I try. Since August 9, I have experienced life as I never have before…that’s not even an exaggeration. Don’t get me wrong, life was great before this, but I think I’m more in tune with my body now. I feel great, and I’m starting to regain my confidence. I just feel good. I haven’t had headaches, or cramps in my legs, or been so anxious that it dragged me down and ruined my week. I haven’t had to waste anytime thinking about how awful I feel physically and mentally, because c’mon, that’s just so not Paleo. (c: Paleo-istic living challenges me. It makes me think about other things, like new meals and treats I can make!
I’ve tried every diet, detox, “make you skinny” drink, 10-day miracle, fat loss pill, “makes abs” pill, workout regimine…everything! Every single one is the same. You make it through the first 2 or 3 days, you feel kinda meh about it, the next day…it’s all over. Nothing was ever satisfying. But with Paleo, and it being a lifestyle change, you don’t have to stress the fact that you can only eat every 3 hours, or you need to juice, or have only 1200 calories a day. Paleo, as long as you stick to it, and once you really get used to it…is mindless. It’s as easy as it used to be for me to grab a Ramen noodle soup, throw it in the microwave, and 2:00 minutes later…BAM! Lunch was served. It just takes a little longer, but my meals are so much better, and more tasty than that little cup of Ramen!
The amount of energy that I have now is incredible. I never thought I’d feel like I had energy ever again. Years of dragging on and doing the same old thing, then one day making the decision to do this…best decision I’ve ever made! I’ve been monitoring my BMI, and I’m happy to say I’m comfortably into the healthy spectrum of it! Amazing. I am walking, living proof that a Paleo lifestyle can be successful. I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see and experience it for myself (like most people). I encourage anyone struggling with any of the issues I’ve talked about, or not, to try this. It’s not abtrusive, it’s just changing what you eat mostly. If you need a support system (important factor), you can contact me.
It’s a wonderful feeling when your friends (close or aquaintance) go out of their way to tell you how great you look, and show an interest in how you’re doing; I believe that this is important. You have to remember that there’s always going to be people, friends or otherwise, who sadly don’t want to see you succeed or do good…don’t worry about them. Believe in yourself; tell me your story. If you have made the choice to change your life, and you’re working on getting to a goal, then you have inspired me. Be an inspiration. We all need encouragement and support in all we do…and that’s what I hope my blog does! Change one thing at a time…each step, big or small, is a step in the right direction.
Oh man, you’re probably thinking…look at this crazy lady, getting all ‘inspirational’…I’m sorry, I’m not sorry. Haha. I just feel good, and I want people to know! Now, go enjoy your day, and don’t forget to spay and neuter your pets!
“I’ll accept with poise, with grace when they draw my name from the lottery,
and they’ll say ‘all the salt in the world couldn’t melt that ice’.
I’m the one who gets away.
I’m a New Jersey success-story,
and they’ll say ‘Lord, give me a chance to shake that hand’.”
-J.E.W. Big Casino