Wow! I have received so much feedback from this challenge and its incredible. It makes me so happy to see so many of you start little fitness challenges of your own. Tomorrow will be day 10 for me and things are only feeling better. As you know if you’ve been following my blog, I decided to go Paleo like my entire family. I never took it seriously until the week I got home from my Florida vacation and realized that about 10 pounds crept on to me without me even noticing. I was really upset because I thought I had been exercising a lot.
Let me tell you how important diet is…it’s seriously most the battle. No matter how much you work out, if you eat like crap, you will continue to look like crap. This first photo of mine was taken the day before on September 30th, which was the day I felt defeated. I was defeated by food more than anything…I was going to it when I was stressed and not noticing how many calories I was actually consuming. The stomach aches and pains were at its peak. Then the 21 days of Paleo happened. Since I have been on Paleo, I crave fruit, veggies, and meat. I don’t think about food as an emotional outlet. I am very strict, trying not to give in to cheats as much as possible. I feel better than ever. With this with the combination of barre classes, I feel great on the inside and outside and feel almost happier…I feel longer and leaner.
I also have been taking vitamins everyday and haven’t used ANY FORM of supplementation or pre-workouts since. I take a multi, fish oil, calcium, vitamin c, vitamin b, and before I work out I take a cayenne pepper pill, which shows practically the same results as pre-workout pills but its natural and better for you.
Another thing I’m doing within the next week or two is becoming a beach body coach! A lovely friend I’ve met through my blogging journey does it and I finally am going to do it to. She is the sweetest most lovely girls and inspires so many other people and she reminds me a lot of myself, so I feel it would be nice to reach some of you online through working those programs. I’ve also been applying to some local small gyms to get my feet in the water a little as well as sticking to my challenges. I hope you are all having an amazing 21 days and feeling better than ever. You only have one life. Don’t waste it eating poorly, taking diet pills, and eating “fat-free” diet things. What a WASTE. Why not start off tomorrow doing something different. Start by actually eating healthy nutritious food. If you eat healthily, your body will stop feeling constantly deprived. Your body should not be a wastebasket.