Friday, September 14, 2012

Flawed and Fabulous






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Happy Friday friends! Today I wanted to talk about something a little different than I normally do- eating habits and being happy with yourself no matter what. (Deep right?)

How this all began was with my sister's Mexican destination wedding being just ONE month away, I really wanted to push my fitness and eating habits into high gear, and have been reading a LOT about the Paleo lifestyle, which really intrigued me. So I started last week, and was completely set up for success- I did my research, stocked up on the proper foods, kept a food journal... and just 7 days after eating Paleo style- I found it is NOT for me... Let me back up for just one second though, because in general, I am a very healthy eater- low fat, always whole grain..and as much as I love sweets, I eat everything in moderation! So when I decided to go Paleo, I thought this would be a good challenge for me to cut out all grains, sugar and dairy...and basically anything processed. But being someone who loves a little cheese (ok a LOT of cheese), and a good cocktail- a week into high protein meals had me feeling like one big meatball. I mean let's get real, a whole week of chicken, steak, eggs, veggies and avocado will definitely do that to you!

I don't like to think of myself as a quitter, or someone who starts something and never finishes, but when you know something isn't right- don't do it! I feel way healthier working out regularly and eating a balanced lifestyle. Whether or not that gets me into a bikini in one month, we shall see. But all I know is I am not going to beat myself up because I couldn't get through a month of what I set myself out to do...because it's just not practical and wasn't for me. I guess this post is turning into a "Don't feel bad about yourself" type of post...because to be honest, I felt a little guilty when I realized I wasn't going to make it through the month of eating a certain way. Always do what is right for you, even if you blasted it all over social media, because in the end YOU have to be happy, and to be happy you have to feel good! (Can I get a heck ya!?) 

And ironically I am going to end this post with a quote from my Dove Chocolate "It's okay to be flawed AND fabulous"...best piece of chocolate to date, AND more inspiring than any fortune cookie I've got! ;-)


If you have any Paleo questions, I am no expert- but am happy to share more of my experience with you! And just a heads up- I plan to do more posts like this in the future, whether you call them inspirational, food related, or just rambling- get ready! :-) 

Have a great weekend! 

10 comments:

  1. I did the same back in the spring and Paleo isn't for me either! It works for some people but I felt the same way - too much meat and too many nuts! I'll take my whole wheat, fruits and veggies and lean meat over all that any day! Hey, at least you tried!:)

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    1. EXACTLY! I completely agree! The only thing we can do is try! :-) Miss you!

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  2. Good for you girl! You are beautiful just the way you are! xo

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    1. Aw thanks girl! Just keepin it real lol! :-)

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  3. Super inspirational, GF- you gotta be true to yourself, because if you don't who will? p.s Dove has the best dark chocolate and quotes!

    x carlina
    allergictovanilla.com

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    1. SO TRUE! And what is better than a little sweet treat with a dash of inspiration? Gotta love the dove chocolates!

      :-)

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  4. Great quotes! www.provocativemanners.blogspot.com

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  5. I love this Amanda! Always great to refresh with some inspiring words!

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  6. You've inspired me, and it's so refreshing to hear that you know what works for you. Everything in moderation is such smart advice, and I hope you rock that bikini with confidence because you are beautiful!

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  7. From one flawed yet fabulous girl to another, Paleo diets are too strict. No cheese or wine? Screw that, I'd rather have an extra pound or two than live life so dull! PS Dove knows exactly what to say and when to say it!

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