Taking Another Step to Being Fit

It’s been a while since my last post but life has really gotten in the way.  It’s still very crazy around my house but wanted to post what’s been going on.  We are still eating natural organic foods and I’m still losing weight.  I feel great and have so much energy.

Two weeks ago I started Cross Fit and I absolutely love it.  After doing that boot camp I wanted to get back into doing something and after seeing how amazing my sister in law looks I figured I’d give it a shot.  So I went to the main Cross Fit website and started researching it.  Liking what I saw I searched for a gym near me…there were 5!  I checked out a few and ended up finding one in my neighborhood, Cross Fit of Aces.

My gym has joined a 9 week Paleo Challenge and I decided since Paleo wasn’t such a stretch from what we are currently doing at our house I would give it a shot.  I’ve been eating strictly Paleo for the last week and it hasn’t been so hard.  Cutting out all grains I thought would be a challenge but it really hasn’t.  If I really feel the need to eat bread I can make some with almond flour  or coconut flour.  Cutting out sugar hasn’t been an issue since we had already replaced sugar with honey or agave syrup.  Oh by the way, don’t try to make lemonade with honey…tried it then proceeded to dump it down the drain.  Yes it was disgusting.  Cutting out the dairy has been the hardest part for me.  I WANT A SUPER DUPER LARGE GLASS OF MILK!!!!  I have tried almond milk and its really good but it isn’t the same.   8 more weeks and I will be able to have that glass of milk.  

Here’s what we are having for dinner:

Beef Stew Paleo Style

  • 1 Tbs Coconut Oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 lb grassfed beef stew meat
  • 2 medium carrots. chopped
  • 6 oz beef stock
  • 4 cups crushed tomatoes
  • 5 oz red wine
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, cubed
  1. Saute onions and garlic in the coconut oil until soft and translucent.
  2. Add beef to brown.
    Add carrots, sweet potatoes, beef stock, tomatoes, red wine, oregano and basil.
  3. Simmer on low heat for one hour.

This was really good, so good there were no left overs!  So far my husband and my children haven’t complained about going Paleo in our house.

When you diet does your family share the experience and eat what you eat?