GintyGirl Posted October 2, 2012 Share Posted October 2, 2012 I've been a lurker for a few months now as I've tried to gain a better understanding of the paleo lifestyle and Whole30. Invested in It Starts with Food this past week and felt inspired enough to give my own Whole30 a go though it'll be my first foray into the world of paleo-ness. Yep, that's a word now. Background: I'm in my mid-20's, have a desk job and an admittedly sedentary lifestyle overall. Bounced back and forth on my fitness levels and eating habits for the past few years due to major life changes. Been slowly working on my overall well-being this year. Happily found a new job, been gaining ground on better eating habits (dagnabbit, eating out is just so fun!) and been trying to exercise more. Did a round of P90x a few months back with good results. Started on Insanity and lost my way a bit with that. Got a wild hair last month and signed up for a women's indoor soccer league (I played some indoor and intramurals in college) and have gotten used to running again. I've lost around 30 pounds over the course of the past year due to taking these steps. Starting to fit into most (not all yet) of my old clothes and only 10 pounds away from where I was back in college. Pretty proud of how far I've come and I don't want to take anymore steps backwards. It's only forward from now on, thankyouverymuch! I believe attempting a more paleo lifestyle will be a good step forward for me and the Whole30 sounded like a perfect starting point to that. When I used to think of eating well it consisted of everything I could buy in the Organic section of the grocery store. Ultimately I became dependent on breads, cereals, cheeses, sugar (sugar alternatives). I'll admit it, it's what I've always liked and leaned towards. I knew better and the times where I was truly fit I kept that in check. So my history with meats and veggies isn't a marvelous one (especially the veggies) but I do understand it's a change I need to make. Trying to inspire my husband along the way as well. He isn't resistant, he's rather supportive of my choices...he's just pickier than I am, which is saying something. Oh, I'm also not a very good cook (read: I skim the instructions too quickly and it comes back to bite me in the bum) so I'm being forced to up the ante in that department as well. Purchased Well Fed a few days back and have already tried a recipe or two. I intend to post on here every so often on my progress and what recipes/food combos I'm really digging. Hope to up my exercise as well, but we shall see after I settle into the Whole30 a bit more. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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