1. It gets easier. Some of you may have had a rough 2 weeks and the weather has not helped, but your energy levels will pick up soon and you will notice that the cravings that you usually have subside. Feeling weaker during your workouts is normal during this transition and you will feel stronger as you continue.
2. Do not focus on the scale! Focus on how you feel(energy levels, mood, etc.) and how your clothes are fitting. Here is a great article to motivate you. Read it carefully and look at the captions below the pictures carefully too. You will be very surprised! It is a great read!
3. Here is a great article that is both informative and funny and deals with our misconceptions about what foods are healthy. The article comes from Diane Sanfalipo's website Balanced Bites. I would suggest reading as many of her posts as you can.
4. We are all in this together and we are attempting to change the way we have done things for years and years. It is a process and it takes time. Please share your thoughts, feelings, struggles, accomplishments, questions, and recipes in our comment section. No one wants to feel alone in this journey! Here is one final post(your not going to get any work done this Friday) that was on the Everyday Paleo website this past week. It seems to have motivated many to get back on track. Be sure to read the comments for a wealth of practical knowledge from families trying to do the same thing you are. Hope it helps.
Finally we wanted to share a couple of snack/dessert/breakfast ideas the we have used this past week.
|This a a very simple but delicious breakfast meal. Brown loose sausage(we get ours from the Amish Market)|
|Grate or shred one large, peeled, sweet potato.|
|Throw it in with the sausage and voila! It is incredible. Got this recipe from Sarah Fragoso's new cookbook called Everyday Paleo.|
|We found this at Safeway. It is great plain as a snack, but you can also throw it in a bowl with some coconut milk and if you close your eyes and try not to think about it too much it can almost pass for cereal.|
|This is our evening snack. Trader Joe's almond butter with roasted flax seeds thrown on top of some frozen blueberries we picked earlier this summer.|
|Not a snack idea, just an awesome spread we had at JD and Nicole's last weekend.|
Have a great weekend!