Ay! Oh! Paleo!

So after enjoying the holidays, my brother’s 40th birthday, the month of January, and the Super Bowl…it’s time to get strict again!  I needed a little reset to help make me appreciate the journey I originally set out on.  Most people would start on a Monday, but I am starting today — Wednesday!  I’ve kept my eating pretty Paleo, not so clean though.  Enjoyed a few gluten free bagels here and there, and maybe a few pieces of dark chocolate (okay, more than a few…but hey, a girl needs her chocolate).

I had a bit of a health issue back in December, but I’m all healed from that…well, mostly.  I had an infection in my stomach, and had to take a crazy amount of pills, and by crazy amount I mean 120 pills in 10 days (I took my daily probiotics, don’t worry).  So now, even though the infection is cleared, my stomach will take at least 6 months to fully heal.  So eating has been interesting.  Certain things bother my stomach more than others.  I started drinking aloe vera juice…yum.  Between this stomach thing, and a toothache, I’ve been feeling pretty blah.  I’m thinking that going strict Paleo will help me out of this funk…fingers crossed.

I am going over my 30 day meal plan; I’m using the same one that I started Paleo with.   If you want to follow along, it’s in this book.  My reasoning for using the same one again…I did it once, and was successful.  I can do it again.  Food shopping tonight!  I’m excited to be getting strict again…I felt really good, and I let myself get too comfortable I guess.  If you want something, you have to work for it…usually that work is NOT easy.  I’m going to Vegas in July, and I have a few weddings to attend at the end of this year…my goal is to lose weight and get some muscles…but mostly, just feel good!  When I first started Paleo I realized it wasn’t so much about trying to meet my goals of weight loss and such, it was about just feeling good.  Everything else just fell into place.  It’s a mental game, such is life.  When your head is in the game, the physical follows.  Your body only works as hard as your mind.  I’ll leave you with that.

Also, if you’re reading this and you have fallen off the wagon a little…get back on!  No reason to just watch it drive away.  Show ’em whatcha got.

“How badly you want something dictates how hard you’ll work for it.”

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I’m a 36 year old kid at heart. I reached a low point in my life where I felt like I needed to take control before I didn’t have the choice, and that’s when I decided that I needed to change my lifestyle. It’s going to be my life long goal to always achieve optimum health…I am still young after all. Here I am, over one year into my Paleo journey, and I never felt better.

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