Four months and 1 week later…I have reached my (first) goal. I have lost 30.5 lbs. I can’t even think about where I was a year ago, compared to now. I certainly view my life through a very different pair of glasses now. I have a lot more clarity and meaning. Attributing all of that to my lifestyle change would be a stretch, but I’d have to argue the fact that if you “eat clean”, it will definitely “clean” your mind. I would have never imagined myself getting out of the hole I was in mentally, let alone physically. Today when I was at the gym, I was running on the treadmill and I thought to myself (and then out loud), “Wow. I have really come a far way.” Things were put into perspective, besides the fact that my yoga pants were too big and falling down, I just felt confident, and it felt effortless. (so I pushed a little harder) Still got some work to do, but I’ll get there soon enough.
I can’t take all the credit for my success thus far. I really owe it to the people in my life that support me, and constantly encourage me. It’s humbling when you have friends who say they are inspired by you. People are forever inspiring me. We all deserve that from one another: encouragement, support, and love.
January 1, 2014, I am still planning on doing a strict 30 days again. I’m going to follow one of the plans in the Practical Paleo book. The 30-day plan is called “Squeaky Clean Paleo”. If anyone is interested in doing the 30 days, let me know. Find me on twitter @paleyoblog or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If enough people want to do it, I’ll figure out how to get a little online group together. I’ll post recipes, and everyone can post their stories, trials, and tribulations…and maybe even some progress pictures. Just an idea.
“I want to inspire people. I want someone to look at me and say, ‘Because of you I didn’t give up.'”