Wednesday, May 22, 2013

New topics, new direction

Hello my lovlies!  Very, very long time no chat.  First, my sincerest of apologies for falling by the wayside of so many blogs in the blogger-verse and failing to continue my quest for world domination.  OK, that's a stretch.  How about I'm sorry for failing to continue to share that which I find funny/interesting/crazy in every day life?

March 1st, 2013 marked the first day of the rest of my life.  Cliche?  Perhaps.  Nonetheless, it was the day I officially started a Whole 30 challenge.  Not familiar with the concept?  I'll include a link at the bottom of this post.  From that (very successful) challenge was born an intense desire to continue to eat clean.  I've been living a Paleo lifestyle (no, its not a diet!) since then and have begun to see some terrific outcomes!  Without sugar in my diet, the joint pain due to arthritis that I've been living with for several years now, has almost completely disappeared.  The gastrointestinal issues are beginning to lessen.  My energy is up.  Add to this the fact that I'm down 15 pounds and over a full pant size, you could say this has been a success!

So many people have asked what "diet" I'm on.  When I respond that I'm not, I eat a very clean diet and exercise almost every day they look crestfallen.  Seriously.  We as a society are so convinced that there must be a magic pill for everything that the idea of "eat clean and train dirty" is almost offensive.  I can live with that!  I feel great.  I eat what I want, when I want.  I simply don't want to eat preservatives or garbage or unpronounceable ingredients.  I shop the perimeter of the store.  I eat more veggies than a bunny and more lean meat/fish/chicken than a cave-woman   I don't obsess about calories nor do I obsess about working out.  I do what feels good, and what feels good is to MOVE my butt!  Regularly.  Oh, and yes, I do indulge in a glass or two of wine.  Just not every day.

So there you have it.  My "magic" solution for weight loss and energy... now get off your hineys and move it! 

Tip of the day:  if you can't define it, for the love of God, don't eat it!

Here's the Whole 30 link: