For years I tried dieting, pills, exercising, you name it and I still never lost the baby weight. I gained 65lbs when I was pregnant and another 15lbs after I had my daughter. 4 years later, and I still hadn’t lost any weight. I considered myself to be a pretty healthy eater, so what was the problem? The problem was ME! I wasn’t actually trying. Sure, I skipped the 3rd roll for dinner and I only ate one meal a day sometimes, but I wasn’t really paying attention to what I was eating and I definitely wasn’t exercising the way I should.
Then, my daughter asked me to play with her and I ran out of breath. How could this have happened to me? I’m young, there is no way I should be running out of breath. For God’s sake, I was in the military, why am I not more fit?! So, that was my last straw, I decided to do some research and really lose the weight and not just lose weight but to be healthy. My main focus is to be healthy and happy. I’ve been at this healthy and happy journey for a little over two months and I’ve had my setbacks and I’ve hit some major goals. But, overall I keep going and I have learned a ton in the past two months. I lost 23lbs in two months and I have 43.8lbs more to go.
How did I lose 23lbs in two months? I didn’t follow the Keto diet, I didn’t take some pill, I didn’t use a wrap and I certainly didn’t starve myself. I looked up so many diet plans and workout plans online, on Pinterest and I decided to make up my own (kind of). I followed closely to the Paleo takeover. I also don’t really call it a diet, because I will not go back to the way I was eating before, even after I lose the weight. I still will have to maintain my weight after I lose the fat.
I also never joined a gym, well I did once and then never went back and I’m still trying to get my money back-so unless you know you have the time to dedicate to go the gym 4-5 times a week, just work out at home, the park, run in your neighborhood, etc. I workout from home 5-6 days a week. No, I don’t do a vigorous workout or workout for 5 hours a day, I literally do 30-60 minutes a day. Whether that’s a cardio workout I found on Pinterest, lifting the (small 10lb) weights I have at home or going for a jog with my daughter and dog.
What Is The Paleo Takeover And What Did I Change?
Here is what the Paleo Takeover Looks Like
Here’s What I Eat
I never feel like I’m missing out on things. I don’t crave any desserts and I don’t starve myself or limit myself. Yes, I have a restricted eating lifestyle now but I feel 10x better about myself and I’ve already gone down 3 pant sizes! My healthy and happy journey is not even close to being over because it’s apart of my life now. It is incredibly shocking what we put in our bodies and it’s time to start paying attention. Also, remember it’s not all about looking the best but to be healthy and happy. So, if you don’t like something about our takeover or the Paleo takeover, change it to fit your needs. Make sure you check back to learn how I spend $1.67 a meal and eat Non-GMO, Organic meals. Also, take a look at my before and during pictures below.
Are you on a health journey yourself? What do you do to stay healthy and happy?
During (23lbs down)….