Thursday, January 5, 2012

It's Almost Time...

Remember this image? Well it's time to do something about it.

Monday is the day our family has chosen to reboot our healthy living lifestyle. With exams and holidays and birthdays, etc., we have kind of let it slide for the last few months...and it shows. I am back to my pre-surgery weight, and that's obviously not good.

So what's the plan? It's pretty simple. We are starting a 3 step plan to make sure I don't bonk out completely and fail when I head back to work Monday (which is also the start of our very busy tax season). We are going to start out Sunday night with a (dreaded) weigh-in and measurement check, and then it's on to step 1 Monday morning.
Step 1: 

Go back to our paleo lifestyle starting Monday, January 9th. When we started back in March of 2011 it worked wonders for the whole family, helping my lose weight and "curing" my PCOS symptoms. My husband lost weight, leaned out, and lost his shaky feeling he would get from not eating at times as well as some other health issues. My son's ADHD and ASD symptoms even decreased. It was amazing!

I found this cute little flowchart someone made about paleo eating and wanted to share it in preparation for next week. The only things we are allowing ourselves that is not paleo is coffee, and that's only for a few more  weeks.

Step 2:

I purchased a Groupon for Extreme Fitness that gives me a two month membership and two personal training sessions for $24. I figured this was a great way to test the waters and see if I was motivated enough to actually go to the gym and workout. The personal trainer option is nice but unnecessary since my husband is actually a personal trainer at Extreme Fitness, so he`s be working me out anyhow... apparently he has big plans for me... /cries. I plan on starting this January 16th, one week after starting the paleo lifestyle.

Step 3:

Give up coffee on Monday, January 23rd. This gives me one full week of paleo eating, plus one full week of exercising (hopefully) and paleo together, before shocking my body yet again and giving up coffee...this is going to be a toughie...

So that's the plan...let's see how everything goes!

See you Monday!


Lynn said...

Love your choice of graphics. The paleo flow chart is great. I am seriously considering the paleo lifestyle myself after I am done with the detox I am currently on.

Ashley Matherne said...

I've never heard about paleo until last month. I may have to look into it a bit more because it seems really interesting.

Gwenny said...

Thanks Lynn and Ashley. Honestly, after the research my husband and I put into it we feel it is the best option as it is the way we ate before agriculture and everything came around and made us all sick. Some days it's tough, but it will be worth it!

Tricia said...

Great steps you are taking... Super excited for you. How is it going so far?

Charla said...

I love the cartoon! Those are my exact sentiments! It sounds like you are on the right track! Good Luck!

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