How It All Came Together For Christina

Christina Before

Note from Sarah: For more of Jason, check out his AMAZING new book, now available at book stores near you and right here on Amazon; The Paleo Coach!

I love sharing paleo lifestyle success stories because each one is another opportunity to help more people understand how easy it is to get a healthy and attractive body once you have the right perspective.  Today, I would like to tell you about Christina.  I believe many of you will be able to relate with the struggles she went through to get where she is today, and I hope that her example might lead some of you to change directions and stop fighting a losing battle.

This was Christina when we first met.  This is also her at her fittest before paleo and responsible exercise:

Christina Before

When Christina was in college, around 2000, she began to become dissatisfied with her body.  “Sitting in class, I noticed that my thighs were huge,” she said.  “There was a girl in my class who was a runner, and she was really skinny, so I thought if I ran I would look more like her.”  Let’s pause for just a second to examine Christina’s perspective at this point.  As we have tried to establish many times on this blog, in our seminars, on our podcast, and in our books, sustainable improvements to aesthetics happen only though improvements in health.  Once we understand this fact, goals like “I want to be skinny,” or “I want to lose weight,” turn into goals like “I want to lose fat” and “I want to be really healthy so I can be hot by accident.”  Moving on.

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Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness Podcast, Episode 19

Podcast PicSarah and I are back with Episode 19 of the Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness Podcast!

Click here to listen or find us on iTunes. Please submit your questions to paleopodcast@gmail.com and if you have a spare minute, please be sure to leave us a review on iTunes!!  Thank you very much and enjoy!

 

 

Here’s what we discuss in this episode:

  • The Buddy System  (5:20)
  • Breakfast when the paleo staples won’t work.  (12:25)
  • Kids and sports.  (20:00)
  • Cardio classes.   (25:45)

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The Hip Hinge

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What do bridges and your hips have in common?

Yes, I am talking about the kind of bridge that connects two parts of town. What would be your guess?

From a structural standpoint, the hips need to be able to bear heavy loads. Whether it’s carrying a child, going for a world-record deadlift, or simply moving your body through space, the hips and surrounding musculature need to be able to handle those loads; just like a bridge needs to be able to handle all of those vehicles that drive over them on a daily basis.

What makes a bridge strong? The same thing that makes your hips strong: Arches. If you look at the hips right-side up, upside down, and sideways, you’ll notice there are arches on top of arches on top of arches.

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Why I Lift Weights

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Over the years, lifting weights along with eating paleo have changed my life for the better in more ways than I can describe in one simple blog post.  In my book, Everyday Paleo, I describe in detail my journey that led me to living a paleo lifestyle and how my own health and the health of my family improved drastically due to some major lifestyle changes. Consequently I love to write articles on this blog which focus primarily on paleo nutrition, lifestyle, recipes, how to feed a family paleo, and now and then you will find articles that also touch on fitness, mainly thanks to contributions by co-owner of EPLifeFit.com, our very own; Jason Seib.

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Women, Weights, and Bone Density

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Note from Sarah: Here’s another spectacular post by Jason Seib.  Be sure to head on over and like Jason’s Facebook page where he’s always sharing a wealth of information. Thank you Jason!

If you have never heard me extol the virtues of lifting heavy weights, we have only just met.  For health and fat loss goals, heavy lifting and a solid paleo diet are unparalleled.  Unfortunately, women and heavy lifting is the hardest sell out of everything we preach around here.  Some of you who frequent this site and our Facebook pages are doing everything else perfectly, but you are not lifting weights and you are not getting the results you want.  If you are worried that you will get too muscular and masculine, we covered that with Katie and the Women and Muscle post.  If you are intimidated by the meat heads in the gym, we covered that in this post.  If you just don’t know what to do or where to start and don’t know any good trainers, we created Everyday Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness for you and we have had amazing success interactively teaching proper form to our members over the internet.  So if, you’re still not sure about the benefits of lifting heavy weights,  maybe I can win you over with some science!

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Erika Knows No Bounds

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*Note from Sarah: Jason Seib is back with an incredible story about one of his clients, Erika, and the power of living a paleo lifestyle.  (Not to be confused with Everyday Paleo college student contributor by the same name!!)  

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Erika Knows No Bounds

Sometimes we make excuses for why we don’t have the results we want.  If you are someone who makes more excuses than progress, you might want to stop reading this right now.  There’s a good chance that the obstacles you face are about to seem really trivial.  Especially if you erected all of them in your own path.

Erika has been a member of my gym for a little over a year and she is a monster.  See for yourself.  Here are some of her numbers.

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