We had a fantastic weekend here with beautiful weather. I've been following the workouts and although I missed a day, I'm now caught up. They seem to really be a rotation between the Primal Essential Movements, aerobics, and intense workouts. Tomorrow is another intense day. Tonight my challenge is to stop eating by 7 and see how long I can go tomorrow until I feel definite hunger. The funny thing is that today, I only ate an apple in the morning and then lunch at 1pm. I just wasn't hungry. That was a first for me and a very nice feeling. I was suppose to track nutrients again today but I totally forgot so I'll postpone that for a later date.
On another note, I ordered the book Eat Like a Dinosaur written by the Paleo Parents. It is actually more of a Gluten free, dairy free book but they are paleo so it gives information about transforming your kids. Their kids are a bit younger than mine and I really don't feel their approach is appropriate for my older two but I loved the story inside the book that you read to your child. I read it to my older two this weekend and I could see the wheels spinning in my 5 year old's mind. I then decided to eliminate gluten from her diet for the weekend. We have been at our wits end with her lately and I figured it couldn't hurt.
I am pleased to say, she was a different child this weekend! She needed very little correction and she controlled herself all weekend. Tonight, she begged for toast with jelly for her snack. I gave it to her but explained that it was not what a dinosaur would eat. Shortly after that, she was back to her out of control self. I couldn't believe it. I took her aside and asked her to think about what she ate and how she was now showing poor behavior after such a great weekend. I was planning to transition her June 1st but I think I'm going to stick with gluten elimination and see how our week goes. I'm so excited for her to possibly have a solution to her attention problems.
Also this weekend, my husband finished building a playscape for the kids in the backyard. They were so excited and my 7 year old continually thanked my husband. It really was the icing for the weekend's cake.
So how was your weekend?