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90 Day Paleo Food Challenge – Results

90 Day Paleo AIP Food Challenge

Time for another update, I am a week late on posting! Last Monday was my 90 weigh in and results day and I am still losing weight and inches.  I cannot say enough about pushing through each day and sticking with your meal plans as much as you can at this point. Below are my results from Day 1 to Day 90 (more…)

60 Day Paleo Food Challenge – Results

60 Day Paleo Food Challenge Results

My 60 Days on the Paleo Diet ended yesterday. And I am still seeing results and changes towards my first goal weight. Here are the current results compared to the last 60 days. (more…)

30 Day Paleo Food Challenge – Results

30 Day Paleo

I finished my 30 Day Paleo Challenge on 9/21/15. I must say it was a very interesting 30 Days. I had times where I was sad I couldn’t eat whatever, but I did manage to stay strong on eating on most of the plan.
After my 2 week post I did struggle with not drinking coffee. I don’t know if it was because I gave up so many other things that I just couldn’t drop it. I am trying again this week to not drink any because I think it does slow down getting better with my thyroid issues. As of today I am 5 days out, so I think I am good now. I am drinking non-caffeinated herbal teas in the afternoon.

My final results were:

8/24/15                          9/7/15                                9/21/15
Waist -38″                      Waist: 36″                        Waist: 35.5”
Chest-44″                       Chest-42″                         Chest- 41.5”
Hips-44″                         Hips- 43″                         Hips – 43”
Arms- L:13″ R”13″         Arms: L:12.5″ R:12″      Arms: L:12.5″ R:12″
Legs- L::22″ R:22″          Legs:L:20″ R:21″           Legs:L:20″ R:21″
Weight: 223                    Weight: 211                     Weight: 210

My overall feeling on this plan is that it works. You have to stay strong though and focus on if you are feeling better not to give into cravings. Have snacks and meals with you if you are at work or outside of home. I am continuing this plan for the foreseeable future. I am going to continue working out and I am not going to add back any foods or food groups I removed. I plan on trying for the 90 day mark and see how I feel. Hopefully I can consider trying some of the items that were taken out of my diet plan. But, I am not any hurry to add them back in. I am just happy to be feeling well 75-80% of the day. It is eye opening what changing your diet can do.

As for my thyroid health, it is up and down each day. My lab results came back as “normal ranges”. But, I still have a goiter and nodules on each side. My doctor said I could try 25mcg of Levothyroxine for two months to see if it helps shrink the nodules and goiter. I asked for a brand called Tirosint, which is supposed to be free of additives. Some pills have milk and other additives in them which I need to avoid. I have been on it for about 10 days, but I cannot tell if it is making a big difference yet. My nodules and goiter change throughout the day still. Most mornings I am waking up and both sides of my thyroid are swollen. It is usually better after I wake up and take my Tirosint. So it may be helping. I will keep updating as things progress and I have a recheck with my Endocrinologist in November. I am just taking it a day at a time, and focusing on
not being stressed each day.

Stay tuned for sample menus and recipes from my Paleo Adventures!

PiYo Results Day 1 to Day 60

Piyo Workout Results

I can finally announce and show my 60 day results on the PiYo Program. When I started this program I wasn’t really sure where it would take me I just knew I love Yoga and Pilates workouts. This program has made me enjoy working out again. It has boosted my confidence without being difficult to complete. In the beginning I thought this is too easy I’m not sweating or my muscles don’t hurt like other workouts. But, that is the best thing about PiYo, It builds you up slowly and helps you master the moves and then you start to sculpt your body slowly each week as the program becomes harder. I started as an out of shape new mother looking to gain confidence in her workouts. I found that and more.

I can complete workouts that I always thought were unachievable for me: push-ups, burpees, and completing side planks again. I still have to master PiYo pikes but I know its possible now.

Piyo Day 1 to Day 60 Results

PiYo Results Day 1 to Day 60 Side 

PiYo Before and After

Day 1 to Day 60 Back

PiYo Before and After
I hope you have enjoyed my journey doing the PiYo workout. I have enjoyed sharing it with you. I hope I can inspire others to strive for what they want to accomplish and make it happen!
Are you looking for someone to help you stay motivated while completing your Piyo workouts? Already have a copy but need extra motivation? Feel free to send me a message.

Interested in purchasing a copy of either program? Let me know if you need further help picking a program.

 Piyo workout
Final Measurements
Waist 46 1/2″ to 39″
Chest 45″ to 44″
Arms: no change but more muscle now
Left Thigh: 29″ to 24″
Right Thigh 28″ to 24″
Weight 225  Total weight loss 9 pounds


American Ninja Warrior Kacy Catanzaro

This video of Kacy Catanzaro completing the finals course for American Ninja Warrior is so inspirational. This makes me want to push harder and achieve any goals I set for myself. Enjoy!