Over the last couple months I have been busy attempting to lose weight for our upcoming beach trip, attempting to write my novel for NaNoWriMo (which I didn’t finish, but I will, because my sister thinks it’s a good story, good writing remains to be seen), and working on using up my personal care products with xenoestrogens and other icky stuff.
I broke down and joined a gym because, I admit, it’s really hard for me to stay motivated to work out at home. I like my new gym. I even joined their 12 week challenge, which starts in January. I hired a trainer, but only for four sessions, and only because the guy that signed me up assured me that this trainer can teach this old dog a new trick or two (we’ll see). Unfortunately, the trainer is hardcore into conventional wisdom when it comes to a healthy diet. After doing strict Paleo for a week and a half with my whole family, the change in my children’s behavior was a complete 180 for the better (not that they were unruly brats, but they weren’t as out of control of their actions, and my second son, who struggles with sitting still for more than 30 seconds, got a positive note home from his teacher about how his focus had improved), I can’t see how going back to the high grain, low fat diet is going to do us any favors (oh, I forgot to mention, I lost two pounds that first week without counting a single calorie and without a minute spent exercising). Showing my trainer my food log is going to be fun.
Unfortunately, I ran out of kid-friendly meal ideas, so we backslid into regular (crappy) eating, and of course their behavior has gone back to over-bouncy. And we’re about to spend a week with the in-laws who are so set in their ideas (as spoon-fed to them by the news and government officials), that they’d never get behind our gluten-free, soy-free, artificial colors/flavors/preservatives-free way of eating (especially since it is so new to us). Our trip is going to be fun //sarcasm//
So, I’m already looking forward to our trip home, and we haven’t even left yet. I’m excited to get back on track and finally get my health, and my family’s health, back!
I’ll do my obligatory New Year’s post in the next few days (I like setting new goals!).