There are many reasons why I started on the road to a better healthy me. The big one was that I was “sick of being sick”. Cliche right?! After a bad year in 2010 of being sick or “not quiet well” for over half of the year I knew it was time to get things sorted. As a mum of 4 young children I had to to be able to look after them, not just get through the day.
Unfortunately it wasn’t till the end of 2011 that I finally got into it. We had a rough start to the year with my Grandmother (a huge support to me) dying after a short illness. I didn’t manage to pick myself up till the end of 2011. I knew I had to start somewhere so I started with exercise. Exercise was never my strong point, so I began to read “The Realage Workout” by Michael Roizen and Tracy Hafen for inspiration and somewhere to start. It changed the way I thought about exercise and got me out and about. I got to a point where exercise was only taking me so far, so I began to work on my eating and nutrition.
I then got another book from the Dr Oz stables and started to read it….I still haven’t finished it. It was while I was waiting for my copy of “The Realage Diet” that my mum sent me a copy of “Everyday Paleo” by Sarah Fragoso. I still haven’t opened the other book and it’s now collecting dust on my bookshelf. Something clicked, and I had to read more about the Paleo lifestyle.
At Mum’s prompting I began to read the “Marks Daily Apple” website and “The Primal Blueprint” by Mark Sisson. I have not stopped reading since, and that is nearly 5 months ago. Before the end of “The Primal Blueprint” I was pulling my cupboards apart and buying more coconut oil. I was convinced!! Since then I have not stopped reading and loving the changes in myself and my family.
I have seen the following changes so far….
- I have lost 14 kgs and kept it off.
- My body shape is changing
- My arthritis in my lower back is basically gone
- General inflammation in my body has subsided
- I can bend and lift without pain
- My migraines are are now an exception and not a rule
- I have probably been sick one day since I started.
- My sleep patterns are better
- Stress levels are down
For my family I have seen things like…
- Eating better….in some cases, actually eating
- Less sickness – and thus not missing days at school
- Cleared ears
- Better concentration
- Better behaviour
Theres still along way to go. Looking forward to keeping you posted.