Sunday, September 11, 2011

Still Primal

My husband and I started eating more Primal after Taryn was born.  We've kept it up for the last 3 months.  We hardly have had any 'cheats'.  A couple beers here and there, a bottle of spaghetti sauce (for primal meatballs) with soy bean oil, and a little bit of cake at my cousins wedding (only I had it, so technically my husband and son didn't cheat then ;).

But we're up for another challenge.   The big 30 day challenge starts on Monday on Marks Daily Apple.  Another chance to embrace the primal lifestyle.  We've pretty much got the diet part down, so we're going to have to see what we can improve on in the other aspects of our lives to be more primal.

A few goals I have thought of...

-Make sure the room is dark when we sleep.  As well as trying to turn down/off lights at night.

- More moderate exercise.  We could use a better routine.  I don't want to push myself too much  yet.  I'm just focused on nursing right now.  But I could do better at walks or some light weights.

-My husband wants to lower his blood pressure a bit.

- Less stress.  I lowered my stress last week by not trying too hard to change our schedule.

I'm sure we'll think of more this month too.

I can't believe how much being primal has really improved our lifestyle.  We eat better.  We have more energy.  We budget better because we want to have money for the best foods.  My son eats well,  very well. He doesn't want sugar or other nasty kids snacks.  He's ripped.  And (knock on wood) haven't gotten sick in a while.

So here's to another primal challenge!



Crunchy Con Mommy said...

How interesting! I don't know much about paleo diets, but you definitely have piqued my interest. I may have to research it some!

Cassie said...

It is a little crazy at first about a year ago my husband mentioned it to me- he wanted to try. I was like yeah, right. But my good friend who eats paleo suggested a book called The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson, he also runs the blog I read it and it made sense so we tried it. It's the best way I've ever ate. I don't miss grains at all. If you need more links to look at let me know :)