The weights will make a big difference very quickly! Go as hard as you can for 20 minutes 2-3x per week. That's all that you need. In 6 weeks, you will start to see a different body. In 3 months, you will look like a new person. It's that quick. Weights are awesome...I actually don't do cardio at all because it makes me feel like a hampster . With that being said, I haven't been to the gym in at least 10 days because it's been icy around here...and I feel like I can't do anything until Christmas shopping is out of the way (after last night, it's almost completely done, phew).
Originally Posted by canio6
I know EXACTLY how you feel about losing focus and kinda getting off-track. It's such a mental process, right? I read something from someone around here...in her blog (I really can't remember the person) she said something along the lines of "You never really stop being Paleo/Primal even if sometimes you are not eating Primal things. You have to stop thinking about it in that way. If you had a bunch of garbage to eat, you did, and then you just go back to your normal Primal diet." I'm quoting it, but in no way was that her quote, but that's what I remember from it. It's really helped tweek my mindset. This is the "normal" way to eat, and when I derail, it's not like a big failure and it's over-I just get right back on at the next stop. I don't need to punish myself anymore for slip-ups (by eating more garbage to teach myself a lesson). Slip-ups are going to happen. "Just keep going" is the phrase that's always in my head. If I had a week of eating 40 miniature chocolate bars (thanks, 4 year old's Halloween bag on top of the fridge)...it is what it is. I just need to pull myself up by my boot straps and "just keep going"!
To be honest, I lost 18 lbs. the day after giving birth, and 32 lbs. (total) by week 3 post-partum. The last 14 lbs. have taken work (so you can only chase me with a dull stick, at most). It's all about allowing the process to happen. And writing things down. I have a sheet of paper on the side of the fridge where I have been tracking my carbs for the last 22ish days and I've lost 6-7 lbs. in that time...but if I hadn't been writing it down, I wouldn't know that. It would seem like I was doing this forever with no results and I would give up quickly and figure I needed to change things up already. I would just keep changing and changing and never allowing the process to happen. I hadn't lost weight in a while because I had to wait until my little one was 9 months old and eating a good amount of solids. I was afraid the lowered carbs may lower my milk supply. I wasn't willing to risk it. Little one is 10 months old tomorrow and my milk is just fine
And here I am. Almost 2 years on and off Primal. 3 weeks Primal and counting carbs (up to 80g). I am just 2-1/2 lbs. from my pre-pregnancy weight and 15-20 lbs. from my pre-baby #1 weight. I have about 4 months to our beach vacation and I'm excited to look and feel my best when I get there!
Btw, it is a true gift to be funny and to able to write in a way that captivates people. I hope you know that you have that gift. Growing up, I always wanted to be funny. I love to be able to make people laugh and enjoy themselves. In real life, I have a certain charm about me and I believe I am able to make people laugh and feel really good. I'm still working on being able to relate humor into my writing. Is this something people even talk about? haha. Sorry, no pressure! I'm just wondering, do you have to work at it, or does it come naturally to you? Are you similar in real life or do you find it easier to relate your thoughts through words? God, I sound weird...but I still want to improve...Are there secrets, or is it just an art that happens through practice? I learned how to be funny IRL by watching/studying comedies. I am not foreign. Reading this over, I kind of sound foreign. :P
Last edited by PrimalJes; 12-13-2013 at 08:17 AM.
I'm a 5'-6" tall female.
SW: 212.4 lbs. February 14, 2013 (My second baby was born)
GW: 143 lbs.
Just keep going.
Get back to 80-90% Primal and back down to my lowest recent weight of 158 lbs. while doing as much moving and strength training as I can get in.