First of all I have to start out by telling you how stubborn I am! I have gotten better through the years and have been more open to suggestion or at least hearing it. As an adult and teacher, I have learned to have listening ears and take it all in before doing what I want with the information. Ask my crossfit coaches, friends, and family I am an independent spirit when it comes to my stubbornness. Please don’t tell me this is how you have to do it and that’s it! I will use my “out of the box” thinking and processing to come up with a more creative way to do it that might not always yield the same results. I find this true especially in my recent Paleo crossfit journey I set on at the beginning of this year. Of course for a while I was driven by insane motivation and wanting to feel better about myself. Then I lost focus.


Confession..are you ready? No, I am not going to release all my deep dark secrets here. LOL! Oh yes, I can be sarcastic as well. Anyways..focus! Back to my confession. All my life I have had ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder). Yeah you can probably tell by my jump around writing and off topicness sometimes, but I trying. When I was a teen (about 8th grade) off and on through college I took medication for it. It helped me so much as a student it was a true blessing. I went from being a failing student to graduating my masters program with honors. As an adult and own my own, that is something in my budget I cut out, it’s expensive! The past year I have been so unfocused and felt like I was back to my days of trying to tread water in a racing world. Last week I was able to get back on medicine to help with my ADD-I forgot how amazing it is to be able to sit down be focus enough to read a book or have a conversation. Getting my focus back is amazing and I am really hoping it will over power my stubbornness.


Being a stubborn gal, I have tried every diet out there known to man! You know it, I’ve tried it. I did really well the first month of paleo and then guess what?! Yep, you’re right..I lost my focus. LOL!  I know I have some portion control issues with paleo because I tend to sit down and eat the whole bag of kale rather than just a normal portion. When I lost focus with paleo I switched back to Weight-Watchers. Probably great for someone who likes to write everything down and weigh everything out you put into your mouth-not me. I hated it and after less than a month I was over it. I can’t believe this is going to come out of my mouth…but, Paleo is the way to go!! Don’t get focused on what you can’t have with paleo, focus on the so many things you can create! If you have Pintrest get on and search Paleo…tons of recipes!

Day by day and hour by hour I am getting back into a daily healthy lifestyle! Sometimes in life you have to learn things the hard way. I have learned this lesson many times in my life. One day it is going to stick and I won’t have to go back out and try it again. There are so many distractions out there and you have to find what drives you and keeps you motivated. So, since last week I have lost 10 pounds! Now that my brain is back in balance I am surprisingly not tempted to make bad choices. I have found my focus again!!

                             One day will look like this:


If I can do it, you can do it too!



Published by Julie Kristine

My experience, struggles, strength, a full transparency of me.

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