KarenAbroad Posted June 8, 2013 Share Posted June 8, 2013 Hi there! I am on Day 4 along with my mom, and I can't stress enough how much I am enjoying learning about Paleo and Whole30. I became active at CrossFit in Tel Aviv this past spring and have been meaning to try Paleo but needed some support back home in Israel. I'm visiting my mom in the US and finally the perfect scenario to begin! Additionally, my mom and I both needed to push the reset button on life. The impact of CrossFit, specifically the amazing folks in Tel Aviv, could not be underestimated. Love them! Love their support! Yet, I needed to take care of all of me. Stress recently dissipated my appetite leaving me little energy for any WOD much to my dismay. I decided to carpe diem upon landing on US soil and use this holiday here as time to get my sh*t together to feel better and be who I wanted. Meanwhile, my mom has been struggling with weight her whole life, and the past few months especially. We both needed the mental boost you can only get from getting your physical well-being in order. When I explained the Paleo diet, this Southern cookbook author saw the light, it seems! She's feeling so good so quickly that sleeping and digestion aids, among other things, are not needed. Her clothes already feel different. Bear in mind, we started eating Paleo a few days before beginning Whole30. She feels energetic in the midst of a major upcoming event in two weeks that she co-founded with all the last-minute crises you could imagine. So proud of her! And so happy that she's seeing results and reaping both the physical and mental rewards so quickly! As for me, I am hoping that Whole30 returns my lost energy, reshapes my body and allows me to dive back into CrossFit and change my body for the better - for the long-term! And, I look forward to being this good example for my 9-year-old daughter. Children learn from modeling, so I am doing my part via CrossFit and now Paleo to help make her physical being strong, which in turn feeds her soul and makes her mentally healthy. I certainly could have used that for those teen years! Excited to learn from folks on the forum and to share tips that make this huge life-change easier! Thanks! Karen Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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