Sunday, March 9th, will be 7 solid months of Paleo…I can tell you I feel nothing like I did before this change. I am blessed to have such wonderful support from the people around me. I gave up things that I thought I’d never be able to give up (e.g. pizza and pasta). I have proved a lot of things to myself over the last 7 months. I have accomplished and overcome things physically, emotionally, and mentally. If I got this far, anyone can. I’m no super hero; I don’t have special powers. I can share my knowledge and experiences, and hope that it reaches someone.
I am truly blessed.
I’ve stripped this Paleo business down to the basics. I’ve figured out the formula (still have a lot to learn). They say your mind gives up long before your body will…and I suggest if you’ve never tested that theory, you should. Push yourself until you’ve pushed beyond the first feelings of what you thought were your limit. Make yourself proud.
Making my meals from scratch everyday has been rewarding. Don’t get me wrong, it often tests my patience, but it’s like those days you don’t want to go to the gym, and you go anyway. You get home and you have a overwhelming feeling of accomplishment. I kept saying weight loss and feeling better was a goal, but now having my mentality in a much more positive place is an amazing thing. I view every situation with positivity and just want to spread it to everyone! Changing my diet has helped me change the way I feel and think. I was in a dark place before I made the change, and now I’m so glad I made it. I was really missing out on a lot of things. I felt so terrible, but had grown so used to it…I just wasn’t treating myself fairly. It’s a whole domino effect. I felt terrible, which then put me in a terrible mood, and everyday became a struggle. I treated myself badly, I treated others badly…that’s just not who I am. I took a leap of faith, and I succeeded.
All of this was made possible the day I decided to make a change. I took a risk, bought a book, and embarked on this journey. I’m here for anyone that wants to contact me for support, questions, or comments. You can reach me on twitter @PaleYoBlog or e-mail me at PaleYoBlog@gmail.com.
Just one other thing I want to touch on really quick…my goal for this blog is to document my journey. I have it to keep record of my struggle and successes. If anyone happens to come across it and read it, they may be able to relate and know that they are not alone. It started out as mainly for Paleo, but I think it’s much more than that now. My positive mindset I have about life now is something I should not keep to myself. Too often we chose the shortest path to our destination; this is not always the best path. We walk among the best, the heroes, the dreamers. And although we may not make it as far as we would have liked, realize that you were one step closer than the guy behind you. Don’t give up on your goals, your hopes, your dreams. Use every situation as a tool to get where you want to get. Believe that you will succeed…and you will.
“Take risks: If you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.”