So why bother writing a paleo blog? There are SO many great ones out there. My current favourite is paleomg.com, who along with the best url in the paleo community also has (imo) the best writing style. Funny, warm, self-deprecating and so enjoyable to read. Anyway, I’m already off track. The point is this: I started paleo almost 9 months ago and fell in love with it for a few reasons. It made me feel really good, I lost a load of body fat, I dropped 2.5 dress sizes and I looked strong and muscly and awesome. Pretty cool. And it was so easy to stick to once I got into it – I got really excited about food again and was looking at recipes all the time, trying to figure out how to adapt them and make them even more yummy. I was going to the gym 5-7 times a week and was really enjoying watching my body change, and fast! Everything was marvelous.
Then about 3 weeks ago, I hit some sort of weird invisible wall. I felt like I’d seen every paleo recipe in existence and was bored of every single one of them. I wasn’t going to the gym as much, and worst of all, I’d convinced myself that I could “eat what I liked at the weekends cos I’d already lost so much weight”.
What had I done? I’d made paleo into the one thing I’d always told people it wasn’t. A diet.
Paleo was never meant to be a diet for me. It was meant to be a way of life, that made me feel better, look better, stay healthier, live longer and be stronger; and it was working! Then I got a bit lazy and bored with it, and instead of remembering all that, I just worried about being skinny. The interesting result of that is that my weight started to creep up. I also turned back into a grumpy old sod, which surprised me. Seems the food I eat totally affects my mood and paleo had been making me totally chilled out without me realising it!
Luckily, I have noticed that I am being a nob, and have decided to get this blog on the go to drive me forward again. To remember that paleo is a way of life and to get excited about it and for me a really exciting aspect of it is sharing. I love reading about other people who are out there doing it for real, getting ripped and loving life. So that is what I shall do. I want to create new recipes that will make other paleo people excited again and that will help new paleo people to get on board with it. No more cheat days for me! Just awesome paleo food. Bring it.