I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend. I know I did, I actually enjoyed a few things that I normally don’t indulge in on a regular basis. First pictured above is one of my favorite primal dinners, Ribeye with Sautéed veggies and a salad. We also went to a wine festival called the Texas Wine Revolution with some great friends and had a blast. Yes I tasted a lot of Texas Pink Wines and had a great time. The weekend of this festival was in great timing for the “next” 21 day challenge. Most people consider me to be fairly strict, and other than having more wine than normal I really didn’t do anything outside of being primal. I do get asked so why are you doing another 21 day challenge? Let me answer that by saying it is not about doing anything wrong, it is more about fine tuning and trying something a little different. Yes it will be 21 day of no alcohol, I actually don’t drink a lot and when I do it is only on the weekends. I don’t eat any grains, no refined sugar (ok except the occasional 86% dark chocolate, that my friend Gary says is to bitter I will win him over to it sooner or later). So what gives? What do I change? One slight modification in diet will be staying away from fruit as much as possible during the 21 days. I have been known to eat blueberries or blackberries, which there is nothing wrong with that I moderation but I know that my primal cousins it would have been a treat to find those berries. Therefore I am going to try my best to stay away, maybe treat myself once a week at best. This 21 days is more about reaffirmation of the lifestyle to me. Keep up the reading, watch less TV maybe even no TV during the week. Computers, phone and such down by 8 or 9 in the evening. Sit outside enjoy nature a little more and just try to live more simple. The big thing I am personally going to add to my day each morning is a period of meditation. I have been doing some reading on it and really like the idea behind it. I will start simple maybe 10 minutes and try to work up to a full half hour by the end of the 21 days. I plan on this every morning, I will grab a quick shower so I am awake and then meditate before Breakfast. I have a spot picked out in my house but might have to move that around. So here is the other big news, I say 21 days but I looked at the calendar and well that means the 21days ends on a Sunday. I am thinking I just stretch it out for a few extra days through the Friday of that week and make this one 26 days, and really I plan on carrying most things over although on the evening of the 26th day I can see myself enjoying a nice glass of wine or bottle of cider.
So here is my question and you can respond back in comments for those of you doing the 21+ days what is your goal? Do you need help in getting to that goal? Do you have questions about what you should and should not do? Questions about how to make a change to a primal lifestyle? Do you need help? Well ok I am not a professional, although maybe someday, but I a willing to help, just ask!