Has it Been a Year??

Yes, it has.  And I can proudly say, it’s been a successful year.  The way I measure success is, was I able to stick with this lifestyle the entire time and the answer is, yes!  After years of fad diets, 30 day challenges, boot camps, gyms, etc., I have finally found, in my opinion, the easiest weight management “program” there is.  I don’t find myself starving, I get to eat great foods and my health has improved since going Primal.

Over the course of the year, I have lost nearly 30 pounds, six inches off my waist and no more back pain (I’m attributing that to the weight lost as well as no more inflammation from bad dieting).  Incorporating workouts has also helped add some muscle to my 55 year old body and I feel stronger now than when I was in my 30’s.  Plus, my wife loves the new body. read more

Six Tips for Staying on Track

I can’t tell you how many times I dreaded going to the gym, didn’t want to cook, REALLY wanted a bowl of ice cream or didn’t feel like getting out of bed.  Which is normal for just about everybody.  But I always feel great when I do get a workout in, do make a delicious, healthy meal, avoid the bowl of ice cream (confession…not every time) and get an early start to the day. All of these decision have lead me to a healthier, happier life.  Admittedly, it can be hard at times but hopefully these tips can help keep you staying on track. read more

The Perfect Paleo Taco Shell

Ever since I began eating paleo, I have tried various ways to eat foods that would normally require tortillas. My go to vessel has been lettuce wraps but those can only go so far. A few weeks ago, we had some company and I decided to slow cook some carnitas and make street tacos for dinner (a long time favorite). Since a lettuce wrap just didn’t seem right (I LOVE the small, corn tortillas normally associated with street tacos) I caved and had the tortillas.

This last week we were having family over and my wife suggested carnitas tacos again. So of course, I said yes! But I really wanted to figure out a way to have them without the tortilla so I did a little research. And low and behold, I FINALLY found the perfect replacement and that would be jicama! read more

Learn Something New – Starting Today!

Follow my blog with BloglovinI often find myself looking back at so many things I wanted to do in years gone by. Things I wanted to learn or try but just never got around to it. And then, with thanks to my children, I learned the wonders of YouTube. Now I know most people view YouTube as a web site that shows funny clips of people getting hit between the legs or maybe a place you can find a clip from an old TV show or music videos. But one day I ran into an old friend of mine and through conversation, he asked me if I wanted his old guitar. He was purchasing a new one next week, an upgrade, and didn’t need the old one. Well, I know as much about playing guitar as I do Mandarin Chinese but I took it from him with hopes of one day being able to sit by the campfire and effortlessly belt out a few country love songs or perhaps an acoustic version of songs my kids might recognize. read more

Five Ways to Keep Your New Years Resolutions

I was at the gym just prior to the New Year and overheard a discussion about how crowded the gym will soon be because of New Years Resolutions.  “Yeah, but it will be back to normal by Valentines Day” was the reply.

We all know one of the most popular Resolutions is to lose weight or get in shape.  And we all know those seem to die out as quickly as it took to write them down on paper.  But it doesn’t have to be that way and here are five helpful hints to help you reach those goals. read more