#Mamavation Monday – That’s Not Paleo!

I swear Paleo was so much easier than having to navigate back into everything. There is no challenge, no support group and my family is over “Paleo.” However, for all purposes it was pretty darn easy to follow. Now I’m constantly thinking about what I’m eating and how it’s going to effect me. It’s stressing me out to be honest with you. Once a month we do go out with friends and I could care less about what I eat or drink or counting calories. I just want to relax with my friends and have good conversation and hang out. It’s really nice! The rest of my days are spent meal planning or hunting recipes. Some of the recipes I have been trying are fun and tasty but they aren’t necessarily “healthy” either. I’m having to navigate my way back into healthy mode. So please! keep posting your recipes on Fridays because I did find a few I want to try. 
A friend of mine asked me what I was taking away after the Paleo challenge. Obviously I’m still cooking, I’m trying like heck to stay away from the processed foods but I don’t have any fears about trying recipes. I know Paleo worked for my body but it was hard to keep up. I’ve seen what salt and processed food has done to my body. I’m also finding out how my body responds to different breads. I’m still caffeine free for the most part. I had one small cup of coffee at church but that was it, back to my water I went. 
Oh I’m up to 5 hours of sleep now! I’m really a fan of my Fitbit Ultra.  
I still haven’t made a full recovery and I’m over here on the side lines just gritting my teeth. I did get to walk a 5K on Saturday morning even though it was freezing. Meanwhile my friends are getting to run and do obstacle course races (my favorite!). I’m not sure if I will be able to do one again or not. It stinks to be doing so little. This Texas weather is NOT helping at all, cold and raining one day, cold and windy the next!

Still working on: Operation: Humpty Dumpty

Eating out:
888 Bistro
My Work Outs this past week
2/6 Monday – Injured
2/7 Tuesday – Crossfit Super modified work out
2/8 Wednesday – Injured
2/9 Thursday – Crossfit Super modified work out
2/10 Friday – Injured
2/11 Saturday – Walked a 5K
2/12 Sunday -Injured
Scale Reading -1 pound loss. I’m not happy about it but it all goes back to eating.
Stress Level -HIGH – Husband is out of town again this week and he will come back and leave again next week.

The UP side– I have the support of some really awesome people. Thank you.
I’m changing up my video series this year. I’m going to try and provide you with exercises that will help your body while you are working out with your regularly scheduled work outs.
Stretching is important!
Be a good role model.

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  • The long term goal 37 pounds by the end of the year.
  • The short term goal lose 3 lbs. per month. 
    • January 172 – 160 = 12 pound loss
    • February 165 –
    • March
    • April
    • May
    • June
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
    • November
    • December


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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14605909254317987384 Owen’s Mom

    Yes, the processed foods, sodium and additives are hard on us. A step back is a good reminder why we eat this and not that..

    There will be more recipes! promise. For me it is striking a balance with whole, healthy foods and finding the time to do it all the way I want to. As always, you are a great inspiration. Have a great week.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08083766780488173492 Trish

    Hey girlie….just wanted to check in on ya to see how your injury was healing.
    A pound loss is great!
    Bravo to you because you are doing great!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08220945341001657662 Pipi

    Try not to beat yourself up. You lost! That is a good thing. I really admire you for taking on the paleo challenge. I hope that you heal from injury soon and are able to get back to working out like you want.
    Here's to another week of loss!

  • http://resamichelle.com Resa

    OOoooh, that's a great video. I've gotten shin splints because I got too excited to stretch. DOH! And how you've lasted through the Paleo challenge.. you're one tough mama. Good job on the loss! 1 lb is still a loss, and that's great. Keep up with the great work :)

  • http://www.runningrachel.com Rachel

    Hugs… you are making progress and YAY for sleep! That fitbit ultra seems like the must have gadget! :)