I'm throwing up a weekend post because it sounds like some of you are feeling the pressures right about now. The newness of your shiny new Paleo toy may be wearing off. You're a little cranky these days, aren't you? You're JUST far enough into this experiment to be FEELING like you should be feeling great, but you're still having some unhappy side effects (headaches, cravings, trouble recovering). Which, I assure you, is totally normal, but still... Grrrr. And now, events over the weekend (parties, cookouts, dinners out) may be tempting you to take just the tiniest little break from your initiative.
You listen to me right now - all of you. You are NOT going out like that. You will NOT cave to buffalo wings so processed, they're not even chicken. The lure of a sugar-bomb pancake or waffle at breakfast has nothing on your rockin' energy level and clear-headedness. And a cocktail at this point will both make you feel like super-extra crap in the morning AND make you mad at yourself for giving in to something so cheap and dirty.
So rally, people. You've got this. I'll help... Take a minute today and list, here, one thing that is significantly BETTER now than it was a week ago, thanks to your diet. Maybe it's your energy, maybe it's a flatter stomach, maybe you've PR'd on a workout or maybe you're happy coming here and seeing 100 comments from people who UNDERSTAND what it is you are trying to do. Share something, and remind yourself why you are doing this, and how important it is to push through these difficult times. Because, trust me... once you get over that hill and things start clicking (and THEY WILL, I promise you that), you'll be so, so glad you stuck with it.
Motivate now, and then get out there and enjoy your weekend.