Wednesday, 19 December 2012 00:00

Paleo Diet Yummies

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I have enjoyed my first 1.5 weeks on the Paleo Diet.  What I'm finding is that it's not a diet...but an eating lifestyle.  On the Paleo Diet, you eat lean meat, veggies (except for legumes (beans, etc) & high starches like corn & regular potatoes), fruit, and seeds & nuts. So no grains, added sugars, or dairy.  I lived on Ezekiel Bread and Greek Yogurt up til now.  I'm finding that I'm not even craving those things now.  Sooooo interesting.

I came to a very important realization while I was running my 10 miles ever so slowly this morning. LOL. And it is this: I was not born to be a runner. (Hear me out here. *smile*)

I grew up a huge athlete. From elementary school up through my senior year in high school, I played sports year round. Volleyball, basketball, and softball were my sports. I was on the volleyball teams because of my strong serve. In basketball, I stood firm under the basket. In fastpitch softballl, I was the 1st baseman who dove after the balls when they didn't come directly to me, and still got the out. I played on the Varsity teams for all of these sports, because of my strength, sturdiness, scrappy-ness, and fast reflexes. The Varsity soccer coach tried to get me to play one year, instead of volleyball, because he thought I'd make a rockin' goalie :) So, those are the athletic abilities and skills that came natural to me. NOT RUNNING. I was one of the slowest girls on every team I played. I had no desire to run, whatsoever.

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