Well, I have been eating Paleo for about 3 weeks now! ( Not sure what Paleo is? Click here )Let me tell you, I feel SO much better already! I do not feel bloated, I have 20x's more energy, my skin is clearing up, and I think I am losing some weight ( I say think because I do not own a scale...for the sake of my sanity)! Now, I have to admit I have slipped up a few times...I am telling you sugar is the devil....But I think I have made up for it my working my butt off at the gym! I am really excited to see the changes that have been happening, I am going to continue making healthy choices and keep you updated on my progress!
A. Age:20 B. Bed size: A Queen, but with McKenna joining us in the wee hours of the morning I wish we had a King. C. Chore that you hate:laundry...putting it away is where I run into a problem. D. Dogs: We don't have one, but when we do it will probably be a chocolate lab! E. Essential start to your day:Snuggling with Kenna and a kiss goodbye to my husband when he leaves for work. F. Favorite color: Teal and Purple G. Gold or Silver:SILVER! H. Height:5'4 I. Instruments you play: none, I briefly tried the guitar when I was 8. J. Job title: Wife & Mother K. Kids:McKenna Renee Reis -14 months old L. Live:Boise, ID M. Mother’s name: Kristen <3 N. Nicknames:Lexi, Lex, Pexis O. Overnight hospital stays:hmmm..2 I think. P. Pet peeves: Being ignored when I ask a question Q. Quote from a movie:if you're a bird, i'm a bird - the notebook (as if you didn't know!) R. Right or left handed:righty S. Siblings:4! Sam, Thomasin, Aubriana, & Brinley U. Underwear:hmm optional ;) LOL V. Vegetable you hate: Mushrooms yuck! W. What makes you run late: Finding an outfit, I probably go through 3 or 4 before I find something I like. X. X-Rays you’ve had:When I broke my collar bone and when I broke my wrist Y. Yummy food that you make:I am OBSESSED with baking, give me a yummy recipe and I'll make it (and eat it of course) Z. Zoo animal:Polar bears and Elephants :)
I have been having some minor issues since McKenna was born; chronic hives, insomnia, acne, weight gain, and fatigue. Now, some of those things come along with motherhood, and they are to be fully expected; but almost everything on that list I found that I can have complete control over.
On Monday I went to the doctor for my annual check up; I was told something I have never been told before in my life... that I was overweight. Growing up I was always in good shape; I was athletic and always on the go; so when I got pregnant and gained 60 lbs, it was really hard for me to deal with. I felt like this skinny girl in this HUGE body. After giving birth I expected my body to just bounce back, silly mistake. Now, more than a year later I lost 40 lbs of the 60, and now I have at least 20 more to lose. To make it a little easier, I was also told that I am allergic to basically everything I shouldn't be eating...Wheat, rice, corn....and much more. After I left my appointment I realized that I needed to do something about my unhealthy eating habits and change my lifestyle.
When I got home from my appointment I contacted one of my oldest and greatest friends Sage, (She told me about the Paleo Lifestyle just a few weeks ago when I was complaining about my insomnia, but I don't think I was ready then.) I asked her for some grocery shopping suggestions and she helped me tremendously! I have now started doing my research and I have found that this way of living is purely focused on getting healthy, the natural way.The Paleo diet is a way of eating that best mimics diets of our hunter-gatherer ancestors - lean meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, and nuts...no artificial/processed foods!
I am SO excited to start this journey. For me this is not just about losing the baby weight, this is about creating a healthier life for myself, and my family. So, I will keep everyone updated on my progress, I am determined to get healthy :) NO MORE EXCUSES!