Tuesday, March 26, 2013
So I made it through the first week. I will admit I had a few lows during the week and was very moody but I did not give in and I made it (and lost 7lbs in the process ). I have now been back on the paleo for a week and am already feeling the changes. Within just the first few days my joint pain was gone, the fog that I am usually in is gone, I am still tired but that would be due to sick kids and no sleep but even with that lack of sleep I am still more alert then I had been. Since this is the 2nd time doing this I am convinced this is how I need to be living my life. I now know that carbs are an issue for me.
I have been doing a lot of research on paleo and looking for recipes that not only I will eat but my family as well. Who would have thought you could make cupcakes, muffins or scones? I got my kids involved as well. My 5 year was sick this last weekend but wanted some cupcakes and chocolate chip cookies. I was able to find a few recipes for treats and they were good. You don't use grains for flour you use coconut or almond flour. also you don't use sugar you use honey or maple syrup as a sweetener. I will be doing a lot of experimenting and tweaking recipes. I can't eat a lot of this stuff but at least when I want something special I can and I feel better giving my kids a treat that is better for them.
Now to look at my next goal, getting back to working out. Sunday I went and bought myself a new pair of running shoes to get ready. I know I need to ease my way back into exercising and have to see how my ankle handles it. 3 weeks ago I sprained my ankle pretty bad so I will be taking it very slowly to start. I will be working out indoors since it appears around here that we may never warm up or see spring. I had pneumonia and bronchitis this winter and it took a toll on my lungs. I have always had issues breathing in the cold but it is now so much worse and I am not going to press my luck. So I am working on setting my work out routine and will post it as soon as I get it figured out.
So my next goal is to try to post to my blog daily to track my journey down this long road. Please feel free to join me in this journey and help me stay motivated.