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[personal profile] kimboosan
I'm thrilled to find this comm! \o/

I was informed I am gluten "intolerant" by my nutritionist back in September. I do cleansing fasts regularly (twice a year) so I went on a five day juice fast to clear everything out of my system and was going to go wheat free after that. In the meantime, though, I discovered the paleo/primal lifestyle paradigm and decided to try that instead of re-creating my prior diet with gluten-free processed food.

The changes in my health were astounding - I never realized just how much my problems were linked to my food. I wrote about my experiences in my blogpost My Primal Lifestyle which discusses how going paleo/primal improved my sleep, my energy levels, my skin, and...well, everything!

I'm still overweight and unfit due to several years of self-destructive behavior, but I'm finally seeing changes in how I feel and look. Living this way is easy for me because I don't ever want to feel as terrible as I used to every day.

My biggest hurdle now is incorporating more body movement; I'm a grad school student and my main "job" is writing, so I spend most of my day sitting down. I've picked up yoga again, and I started jogging, but I need to remember to stand up out of the damn chair more often throughout the day! argh!

Personal goals include becoming very physically fit because I want to go hiking and skiing again, and learn to surf (life long dream) and tap dance. There is so much I want to DO, and I know that living paleo/primal is the only its going to happen. I really do feel great.

Look forward to hearing more from people here! ♥


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Hello, I'm your mod, [personal profile] copperlion. I'm a quickly approaching 30, semi-primal, grad student with hopes of bettering my body and my mind, becoming more primal, and eventually running a successful and interesting community (this one to be exact).

Today is the first day of Mark's Daily Apple's 30-Day Primal Contest, which I will be participating in this time around. I'm really working on cleaning up my diet, sticking to primal foods and not getting stuck eating in the cafeteria because I forgot to make my lunch this month.

The other thing I'm concentrating on this month is play. Why? Because somehow I grew and forgot what playing was. Except for staying away from the ice cream, figuring out how to play again has been one of the hardest parts of going primal for me. Partially because my partner hasn't jumped on the primal train with me yet, so I'm often trying to figure out how to play alone and partly because my brain keeps screaming, "YOU LOOK STUPID." My brain, in fact, is the one who's stupid, because once I get started, running around, climbing trees and generally making a nuisance out of myself I remember how FUN it is to play.

So, my goal is to post here at least once a week with update on how the challenge is going this month. I also hope you guys will introduce yourselves and start posting about your primalness!

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