Apologies for slacking in the blogging sphere! The Holidays were busy, the kids have been sick, and I came down with strep throat AND the stomach flu at the SAME time! Yes, that was miserable, to say the least. So, 3 ER trips later, we are finally back to our healthy selves and mommy is back to her normal self!
I saw on the news today that only 8% of people stick with their New Years resolution of weight loss. Well, ladies and gentlemen, I am so proud to say that I am that 8%! Last January, I made a New Years resolution to eat healthy, Paleo foods. I started New Years of 2012 with challenging myself to the Whole30. Whole30 was such a success for me and my husband that we haven’t stopped eating Paleo. We are more tolerant now; I would say we are about 80% Paleo. We leave room for grace and the occasional piece of pizza. 🙂
I have never stuck with a resolution, especially a weight loss one. However, I was desperate. I had recently given birth to my wonderful son and had also recently lost my younger sister. I was a fat, depressed mess. Comfort food was pouring into our lives and pounds of extra weight started adding to my body. I wanted to love life again. I wanted to chase my kids out in the grass. I wanted to feel comfortable in my own skin. I desperately reached out to Paleo, praying that this would be the answer.
Thankfully, it was!
I am happy and proud to say that in one year of eating Paleo, I have dropped around 50lbs, I LOVE working out and exercising, I have a ridiculous amount of energy, I keep up with my kids all day long, I have a passion and a ferver for life, and I love inspiring other people to make the same kind of changes.
However, when I talk about this past year and the physical changes that it gave to me, I have to emphasize that the majority of the change happened internally. I’m not sure if it all happened from the inside out like a lot of people say. I think for me it happened from the outside-in. Once I became comfortable in my own skin again, I became more happy
…and more energetic for each day God brought me.