I am a certified nutritional therapist, by hobby. In hopes to make it my career change one day. I want to be more fit and healthy and I want to eat better. I want to feel good about myself. I find it very difficult to stay motivated with certain activities. I appreciate life and I want to take care of my body, mind and soul - inside and out while I have the energy, the health and the will to. I was recently diagnosed with prediabetes so I am even more motivated to stay on track and do what I need to do turn this thing around and live the healthiest life ever!
My goal is to get down to 130 pounds by December 2013. My ultimate goal is to get down to 120.
I have been mostly following a Paleo diet. With it being almost summer, I found that it's a lot easier integrate the raw lifestyle. Therefore, I am eating Paleo with an emphasis on integrating the raw lifestyle. also believe in eating with the seasons and supporting local farmers.
I don't like to pigeon hole myself into a specific label. I do what works best for me. I am flexible when it comes to eating. But the main thing I focus on is eating gluten free, GMO free, no processed foods, MSG, high fructose syrup (I try and limit my sugar/desserts to special occasions), no hydrogenated oils/fats and nitrates and preservatives. I do allow myself a little dairy now and then but it's from pasture raised cows, organic and raw if possible - if not, non-homogenized. I do allow myself some dessert on special occasions. I like to eat whole foods and eat as close to natural as possible and eat protein when I need to. This works for me. It may not work for you. I am completely non-judgemental to the views and lifestyles that you choose. I realize that there is not one plan that works for all body types.
I will start the Chalean Extreme videos soon and want to begin June with a juice cleanse to kick start me back into great health.
I want to be a good rolemodel for my daughter. I want her to eat well and appreciate good food. I want her to be optimally healthy. I want her to grow up on wholesome food unlike myse;f; I grew up on sugar and processed foods.
I am also trying to get into running. June 2012, I was training for a "from couch to 5K run" and I injured my back. I just received clearance from chiropractor to try running. Would like to run a 5 K by Fall 2013.