This is part of an ongoing series of real life success stories from people all over the world who have been impacted by the Paleo lifestyle and The Paleo Solution. Read Rachel’s story below.
Speechless. Literally. When life strikes like a slap in the face, we can either fight it or climb on board and enjoy the ride. My world rocked, literally. I was wearing the Sketchers Shape Ups shoes thinking i was all that and then some as I entered our Cavemanstrong Crossfit Gym to listen to a workshop about Paleo as recommended by Dr Thorin Gault.
I had no idea. None. Whatsoever. I thought Paleo was something to do with Ross on Friends, (hey, at least I’m honest!) It took less than 45 minutes for My husband and I to be humbled in an environment that encapsulated both the beauty and strength of life.
Too often we point the finger anywhere other than at our own kitchen table. Red faced, (and not from the spaghetti we had both eaten previously), we opted right there and then to go against the ‘grain’ and embrace a very much needed change.
The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf blew dust onto my nightstand chicklits and my Manolos hit the closet floor to make space for my Vibrams (pink, of course) and my Do-Wins.
If you are thinking about making the change, then for carrots sakes stop reading this now and just do it. You will sleep, eat and breathe like you never knew how. I’m working hard at building up from weak (and yes, pathetic) muscle mass and eliminating as much toxicity from medications as I can.
I want my life back. But not the old one. I can now say I love to open my eyes each day. I want to cook. I want to eat and I want our kids to live life to the max.
I started a blog about food, especially for kids lunch ideas called yespleaseplaywithyourfood.tumblr.com and I can now lift more than just a PVC pipe. And on the days it’s just the pipe, my heart still giggles, that’s me!!
My husband has lost over 37 pounds. I’ve lost more than that in confidence and determination. I’ve always been proud to walk alongside my husbands footsteps. And now, because I believe in myself, I’m more than proud to walk in my own.
And Robb, thank you for asking me to give back. The world is getting smaller. So, back into the cave we go. No excuses this time. Dare to be afraid, but at least crunch a few squats and order Sarah Fragoso’s soon to be released Everyday Paleo book before you run!
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