To be honest with you, the first time I did Paleo and lost the 43 pounds, I didn’t work out. Maybe a workout here and there, but I was not a fan of working out (still not). I hit a plateau around a year after I started with my weight loss, and looking back now, if I had worked out – I probably would have lost at least 20 more pounds.
I haven’t worked out this time around, and during the last week I’m down 9 pounds! I feel great. I definitely have more energy and my hair feels healthier. It’s amazing the transformation that’s happening already and it’s only been a few days.
So back to exercise – our genetic ancestors – hunters and gatherers were very active. They couldn’t drive to the store and buy some food, they had to hunt and gather. Now don’t go out and hunt all of your food, all I’m saying is that you need to be active. During the first 2 weeks or so, you’ll probably feel fatigued – and withdrawing from sugar, but I assure you that after that, you’ll feel the energy.
Don’t let it stress you out, thinking that you need to go be in the gym for hours – start small. Go for a walk, and maybe every week, increase the distance. You can take classes at places – spin, yoga, dancing. Lots of places have trial periods..try something out – you may like it!
Don’t overwhelm yourself. Take it one day at a time. Oh, and take photos – for your own reference. You’ll be happy you did.
“To get through the hardest journey we need to take only one step at a time,
but we must keep on stepping.”