5 things that happened when I stopped following the Primal lifestyle. Aka …. If you fall off the Primal Wagon, you’ll feel like a zombie.
Going primal made so many great changes in my life. You can read about them in my post 5 things that happened to me as a result of starting a Primal lifestyle. I should have called the post 5 Great things…because every one of the changes was a positive one.
You might wonder how I would ever let myself slip off. And you’d be justified in wondering this. I am perplexed myself. Essentially, it boiled down to laziness and procrastination. I had been very consistent with my efforts for the first 6 weeks and then with a trip away (all you can eat and drink is hard to completely resist,) and some unexpected life hiccups it just became less of a priority.
These are the things that happened when I fell off. They didn’t happen all at once, but they all built up simultaneously over time.
1. I gained weight. It didn’t happen all at once, it creeped up. I was off track for about 5 weeks and I managed to gain 5 pounds. This was after losing between 9 and 10 pounds in the first 2 months I was on Primal. Gaining weight you just lost is like losing money on the stock market. Now my jeans are snug at the waist again. No fun at all.
2. I was more tired. It became harder to get up in the morning when the alarm went off. And I wasn’t sleeping as well.
3. I was less regular. I’m not going to elaborate on this one, since I think most of my readers are not 7 year old boys who enjoy discussions about toilet issues.
4. I became cranky. Tiredness, weight gain and irregularity can do that to a girl.
5. I was less motivated. Less motivated to dance, to run, to bound up the stairs. I had less resolve to jump start my way back into the Primal way of eating. I was succumbing to the SAD (Standard American Diet.) I felt a bit like a zombie, just not the flesh eating kind.
(6. I stopped blogging.) Likely a result of #5 combined with super-busy life events.
Anyway, you’ll be happy to learn that I’ve the spark I needed to get back on track and I am starting to feel the goodness from it already.