For once in my life i feel full. I could always eat and eat and eat and still want more. I definitely still struggle with chocolate but i had to switch the kind i was eating because it tasted too sweet and i have also cut back the amount. so i guess thats a great thing! Im also realizing i make alot of excuses and let my fears stop me. so this week for me my focus is doing things out of my comfort zone and and giving my excuses no power to control me!!!!!
I feel so excited! I went so Grocery shopping today & bought all lean meats and lots of veggies! I planned out my meals everyday with a new variety that I'm excited to make. Before I have fallen into a "rut" making the same boring meals & I am challenging myself & family to come up with new dinner ideas. It's been a lot of fun.
I also feel GREAT about going to the meetings Saturday. I hate that alarm going off & the thought of getting out of bed when its so cold out but I DID IT! We also went for the walk & instead of walking we started to sprint---WE CAN DO THIS!! And we are!!
Thanks for all the motivational meetings!!
It helps so much!! ;)
I couldn't make the meeting due to my part time job at Blue Mountain. I work every Sat. and Sunday from 7:45 to 3:15. I was doing fine until yesterday. It was so busy that I didn't get to eat until 4:00. By then I was beyond starving. I inhaled my lunch and couldn't control my cravings. I ate buffalo pizza, then peanut butter. Today I just want to get back to healthy eating. I know I need to take almonds or cut up veggies or fruit to pop into my mouth. I am hoping to change my shift so I can make the meetings. If not, I will come early, weigh or check in, get my info., and blog, blog, blog. I have to say, I now get out of bed in the morning without feeling lathargic. What a nice change! I am back on the wagon!!!
I agree Tanya the meetings are so inspirational! And trying all the new foods and recipes has gotten me out of my cooking rut too!
Way to Go Lisa! Back on Track... Don't let your situation control you... Can you fill your pockets with Paleo friendly snacks for "just in case?" There will be times when you need to adjust your plan, come up with a strategy. Do not let it be an excuse to stray from your plan!
Tanya, I was reading your post & thought, "man that is me!!" I also fell into the "rut" of making the same meals over & over again. This is my to do my grocery shopping. The goal I set for myself is to actually plan out some meals to change things up also. I am finding the meal planning is honestly my biggest challenge.
Good for you Shannon! Remember we are all out of our comfort zones so you are not alone!
Lisa H, Don't we all wish we could go back and change things? Great job in not letting one slip up stop you from your goals. You have lots of company in your wagon.
I am right there with you that I feel full. I eat until I am full and satisfied and really don't care if it seems like a lot of food because I do not feel the need to snack during meals.
Shannon!!! You are a rockstar my friend! I love it! Have a plan in place for when your fear tries to take control. For me... Sick with anxiety in most ANY NEW Situation, in the past I would let it control me and I would back out of anything I had hoped to partake in. Aware that this was a problem, I started telling my support team when I was feeling this way. I may have gotten frustrated with them, but the push they gave me got me through the first few scary steps and then I would normally enjoy myself the rest of the event or situation.
So... You need a plan, because your mind will mess with you! How will you put it in it's place!?!!?
still working on a plan!!! or just resisting one lol
Ok, I need to confess......Came to Saturday's meeting all ready to stay for Ryan's Class. As I was waiting several people coming in scared the living daylights out me so much I ran out of the class as fast as i could. Now trying to look back on it "what could I have done?". I could have walked my big butt downstairs and sat down and pedal for an hour.
More confession went to the Sand's yesterday, stopped into the just born store bought dark chocolate peep filled candy then went out with the family for dinner. I have to admit I did think about calling Kerri at the time but I thought that was silly you can do "NOT". Today is Monday I need to get a better outlook and stop feeling sorry for myself and get my butt in gear.
Linda, if you want to stay this Saturday, please find me and we will do Ryan's class together. I love helping people and will gladly do everything at whatever pace/exercise you desire. Don't ever be scared by anybody at DF (I am thinking you saw Nate, he is "good scary" because he works so hard LOL)!!
If that class is too large/intimidating, reserve a bike for spin or do Heather's yoga (I realize that was not an option on Saturday). You can also try one of the "smaller" cross-training classes, ask Kerri what would be a good fit for your comfort level and your schedule!
Keep Positive - you literally "Kandoit" :)
Same goes for the rest of us Linda. I can't think of one person at the gym that would say no to helping you. When I first started at Dedicated, I was intimidated as well. Luckily for me, I had a friend there with me and that helped. I was so out of shape that I would feel faint and embarrassed. But everyone at Dedicated made me feel welcome. The trainers could tell what I could and couldn't do and modified the exercises and weight specific to me. Which I found awesome. Instead of forcing you to do things that are way out of your comfort zone and making you feel even more defeated, they modify it for you so you can have that feeling of accomplishment while still challenging you. I also was unsure of the whole group environment. There are so many different people in the groups and so many different skill levels that you don't need to feel embarrassed because no one, regardless of how the look, is fit enough to be amazing at all of exercises that we do. Except for Ryan. ;) But seriously, do not be intimidated. Everyone has been where you are and are more than willing to help you feel comfortable.
I signed up for sat morning yoga class (week 2)and was mentally ready for it until.... everyone was walking in with their yoga mats lol way way to much for me so i high tailed it outta there!! so your not the only one
Don't let anyone carrying a mat intimidate you -- there wouldn't be enough mats for everyone, and it is a great class. You deserve to be there! Stay this Saturday -- you will be glad you did!
Linda, Text Kerri if you need help or are feeling a weak moment. I do! and just the time it takes to text might help you in a tough spot, it did me.
Ja, I resemble that comment...haha! Linda, you focused on the elite people taking that class. What you didnt see were the 5 new people to crosstrain that we had. We also had some people who have not done that kind of workout in months. Saturdays I work out too, however, I will, without a doubt, take time out to show you a modified version if you need it! Confidence starts with yourself. I have confidence in you. I know you have taken so many steps forward in creating a healthier you, no reason to take any steps backwards. Positive is powerful!
Good for you for realizing what you could have done instead. I truly feel like changing your thinking takes time. Keep it up! And psshhh, don't let any other people intimidate you. Do yo' thing girl! :)
Kristen!!! That is the key!!! I'm so glad you noticed and pointed that out! It isn't about dwelling on the fact that you made a mistake, it's about acknowledging what happened, what you could have done and how you will do it differently next time! AWESOME!!!! You got it my friend! Linda, you are totally getting it too! You have a plan for next time?! ;-)
Linda!!!!! Thank you for confessing! First and Foremost... it is so easy to let the appearance of a person intimidate you at the gym. Please know, I work with many people of all ages and sizes and you would be surprised how unhealthy and unfit some of the "fit looking" people are.
Secondly, we talked about everyone having a different purpose for being part of the team... we are all in this together, tho someone may appear confident, intimidating on the outside, that my friend is how you perceive it, they in fact, may have had tremendous anxiety getting themselves through the door and are thinking the same thing as you!
Third... Have a plan if that were to happen again! Yes, looking at it differently you could have worked out downstairs instead of leaving all-together. Or... You could tell your coach how you are feeling before it paralyzes you! I find VOCALIZING how I feel makes all the difference, do not stay quiet... just put it out there!
Turns out there were a number of new people in the class and you would have been a few steps ahead of them! Just saying!
Finally, PLEASE PLEASE reach out... text me! I don't always have my phone on me, but i will get back to you and as Ann said, the time it takes to contact me helps you rethink what you are debating as well!
Linda, We are here for you! YeeHAW you got this!!! Jump on ... its game time :-)
LISA! So proud of you! Thank you for sharing, I believe your mind is SET! You are enjoying this journey and have a tremendous support team! The reason I seem to be able to read your mind is because i use real life experiences! I'm not up there talking about something "I read" or "studied", I'm keeping it real! Yes, I learned this but i adapt my "learnings" to our real life situations! We all may not have the same "issues", but we all must face them in much the same way! Keep up the good work my friend! you are an inspiration!
Linda, congratulations on realizing that there was no need to skip class on Saturday!! That is a bigger step than you probably realize. By saying to yourself, "what could I have done?" , you just took your own excuse away for next Saturday. Like Karen, Ryan & Jay already said, everybody was in your shoes whether it be last year or last week and nobody in any of those classes feel they are better than you or will not be willing to help you. I won't be at the meeting or class again next Saturday because of work but hope to see that you stayed for Ryan's class & LOVED it!!! Just be prepared, because once you start doing the crosstraining, you will be addicted and won't stop. You can not & will not find a better group of support people to work out with!!
Linda, keep an envelope in your wallet and whenever you go in your wallet to pay for 'dark chocolate peeps" put the candy down and put the money in the envelope and use it to reward yourself when you reach a goal. Use it to buy a cool workout outfit or new sneakers or something you have been wanting. You "Kandoit"
Please don't be afraid to ask for help at the gym. I wish I would have known I would have loved to help you.
I hear every word your saying Linda! I did Ryan's class for 2 years & stopped for 4 months because of a broken none. I can't believe how embarressed I am to go back to class as I am back to square one. I did well the first week of the new challenge and went on an eating frenzy the next week. Today I am back on track and took Arleys killer spin class, again avoiding Ryan's class. I WILL be there on Monday and will do the best I can!
I have been battling my weight my entire life. I was a carb freak. Some days I would only eat carbs, mashed potato and pea sandwich, rice with baked beans, peanut butter and jelly, pizza....... I would feel full, but never satisfied and always bloated. I started researching Paleo last october and It fascinated me, but my perception was that is to much like Atkins. I did that in the past. I lost 50 lbs and gained back 80. I did not think it would work for me. I found the book The Perfect Health Diet. I started reading it and everything (Paleo) started to make sense. About the same time I saw the Dedicated Cave Woman sign up and knew it was time to change my life. Being a part of this group is amazing! Kerri always seems to know what I am thinking and addresses my insecurities without knowing it. I am enjoying everything about being a cavewoman. It was hard for me at first to give up cheese. I used to eat about 1 1/2 lbs of cheese a week. Now, 3 weeks in, it does not bother me. I only eat cheese sparingly (less than 2 oz a week). Giving up grain is AWSOME! I feel good all of the time. I do not crave them at all! I eat less food overall and feel very satisfied! The hardest thing for me is trying to reduce Omeg 6 when eating out. I have more energy and look forward to the dogs walk as much as she does!
Such a positive post my friend! Keep it up Lisa!! Even the Atkins would have worked in the past, had you not given up on it. As you now know, this is a complete lifestyle change, not just a temporary "diet" we are all trying. I know you have always been careful about the quality of the food you eat, so you are ahead of the game on that one.
I too just cannot get over the fact that I'm getting so healthy and fit while not feeling hungry all the time - it is a miracle :)
Lisa C, thanks...I think I'm gonna look into that book as well!!
i keep walking to the fridge and looking in it but im not hungry. im frustrating myself. i cant eat because i'm so full but still keep looking inside
I'm not feeling so good today! I started a new excersice plan with my husband that Ryan was so nice to work with us on but OMG! I feel so sore today & I certainly think Ryan's ears were ringing this morning! Lol!! So I am now wondering if anyone has tried muscle recovery drinks? Are they recommended? Do they work? If so what kind? If anyone has any suggestions to get through this soreness I'd LOVE to hear about it! Thank You!
Oh Tanya! I would say that if you are that sore after what we did yesterday, then focus on the cardio in the workout. Go through just the "15" set and be happy! You have to work your muscles up and build the endurance. Nothing to be ashamed of, your muscles need to break down in order to build back up! When i get sore i use a foam roller, they are wonderful, and they hurt so good! Like a deep tissue massage. Obviously most of the supplements arent Paleo approved. If you really want to go this route, try and get a natural, pure whey protein isolate. Drink it within a half hour after your workout. Please let me know if you need me to modify the program! Keep up the great work and positive attitude.
Tanya, It was not too long ago I felt that lovely "everything is burning" feeling when I was new. Some of the things I still do when I am sore are:
1. Don't be still. Take a light walk, stretch, ride your bike if you have one, etc.
2. Epsom salts are my friend :)
3. Arnica Rub (the brand I have here is Arnicare, it's from the healthfood store and an all-natural product)
4. If arnica rub is unavailable, will use a commercial product such as Tiger Balm, Icy Hot, whatever I can get my hands on.
5. Foam roller. They even have them at Wal-Mart now.
6. Heat the rice sock and apply to affected areas. I sometimes will fall asleep so I don't use a heating pad for that reason.
7. If all of the above fail and I have "knots," I use my percussion massager on the tight spot.
Keep coming back and pretty soon you will still get sore but recover much, much faster :)
Tanya! You are on a roll lady! So proud of you! If you are sore, please keep HYDRATING! Water is key here. Your body requires alot of h2O to function, this will help flush your system!! Keep ON! you are doing great!
Thank you Ryan! I appreciate it! I will try the suggestions & I figured the muscle recovery was not Paleo approved which is why I asked. So I will do the cardio, the first 15 and build from that but I WILL DO THIS! Thanks Again ;-)
I started this 'life style change' off with a bang! Took extra classes (almost died in everyone of them tho!), gave up soda (really tough!) and started to ween myself onto or into the Paleo way of eating. dun dun dun....then the flu hit me! Urg! For 12 days now, I have been in my house, on my couch or in my bed sick. The Paleo way of eating was not on my mind and the most exercise I got was getting up for the bathroom! But with feeling better, but not perfect, I'm going to try and get back into the gym for classes and do more research about eating paleo. I just keep thinking it seems so easy so it must be hard. Anyone have tips for me with just starting to get the Paleo lifestyle? any help/info/suggestions is very much appreciated! Thank you!
My husband Rocco, and I have been doing the Paleo for 2 weeks now and we were just saying last night that this is the longest we have gone in doing any type of "lifestyle change". We discussed what we missed but we realize that we don't "need" these foods to feel better or change our mood. We are totally different eaters but really work together to come up with ideas and meals for the week. Last night Rocco made a Paleo seafood stew! It was amazing! The best part is we have alot left over for lunches this week.My son and his friends even ate it! My advice is to experiment and read some recipe ideas online. I just keep searching whenever I get a few minutes. I try going around the perimeter of the grocery store and seeing what veggies I can use that I never used before. I used to be the pickiest eater and now I have been trying all kinds of vegetables I can't even pronounce! ha ha
Kerri said to reach out to other team members, so here goes....Tonight I will be going out with several friends and the birthday girl choose http://www.acamiapa.com/ Italian restaurant for dinner. I looked at the menu on line and am having a difficult time finding something that might be close to Paleo friendly. Any suggestions?
There is actually a lot on that menu that is ok for Paleo. I'm surprised. I myself would go with the Veal Saltimbocca, but pretty much everything under Veal and Chicken on the menu is safe and a lot of the Fish entrees are too. Yes, some of the meat is lightly breaded. But remember the 80/20 rule that Ryan spoke about. It's better than eating a whole bowl of pasta and as long as it's not for every meal, you'll be ok.
Hi Katie! I too went to an Italian restaurant with friends I ordered fish and skipped the rolls. Another thing that I do is instead of the pasta or potato I ask for 2 servings of veggies most places are willing to do that. And wear your bracelet and feel it when you are having a weak moment, I swear it has power!!!!!! I've been to Italy and the food is truly amazing but guess what ? They don't eat that much pasta, Lots of fish and nothing is saturated in sauces like in the states. Good Luck Katie! You can do it!
Thanks JG and Ann. I am trying to do the lean protein so was a little confused. 80/20 is a good thing!
eating peppers like an apple, now thats weird!! lol
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