Back in January, I vowed to make 2017 the year of “embracing my imperfections” and reminding myself that I am enough. It’s hard to even begin to describe how accurate this concept is for me in this season of life — as a first-time mom learning how to do this whole motherhood thing. And I’m seeing this more and more as the days, weeks and months go by. In a nutshell: the last week has been a doozie. I mean a real doozie, y’all. I’ve been tested in many ways… emotionally, physically, spiritually. I’ve ridden a roller coaster that so many of you can likely relate to; yet this seems to be my truest taste of imperfection to date in 2017.
Forget winter, spring, summer or fall… rodeo season is my favorite of all! Born and raised in Houston, I look forward to rodeo time every year. While I’m not a cowgirl and didn’t grow up with horses or a ranch or anything of the like, I learned the importance of Go Texan Day and a good old-fashioned square dance from a young age. This past weekend was the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s World Championship BBQ Contest, which kicks off rodeo season in Houston. With more BBQ, beer and booze than you can imagine, it was a great excuse to celebrate in true southern style. We had a blast!
It’s March 1 which means I’ve officially been on this paleo diet for two months now. And I’ve lost a total of 14 lbs! To me, it’s not all about the number on the scale (though let’s be honest, it feels pretty good to see). It’s more about the way I’m feeling. I’m more confident in my body, like I’m finally bouncing back to my pre-baby bod. I’m able to wear some of my favorite clothes again, they fit better and my energy level is up. There’s definitely something to be said for adopting a clean eating lifestyle — and it’s really encouraging to see the results of my healthy, smart food choices. Several people have recently asked about what it takes to go paleo, so I thought I’d share a brain dump of the paleo habits that have worked for me so far. So if you’re considering a paleo diet (or some variation of your own), I hope you find today’s post helpful.