Primal Evolution: Change Within Weeks, Transformation in Mere Months
Mark’s Daily Apple
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Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal
Blueprint Real Life Story from a Marks Daily Apple reader.
If you have your own success story and would like to share it with
me and the Marks Daily Apple community please contact me here.
Ill continue to publish these each Friday as long as they
keep coming in. Thank you for reading!
debating sharing my success story, as Im not really one to
toot my own horn. However, Ive thought about how
others might benefit from hearing it so here goes!
I was a very
active kid and teenager growing up and liked to play a variety of
sports (baseball being my favorite). Throughout middle and high
school I tried my hand competitively at baseball, soccer, basketball,
golf, and some recreational distance running. I always enjoyed being
known for my speed, although not so much for my athletic abilities
icon wink . Much of the reason I was fast was because I was very
slender (about 135 lbs at 6 tall). My freshman year of college
I continued to stay active by playing intramural softball, and even
some skateboarding. As my college years went on my activity level
declined some, but I was still able to manage the same body image
and general level of health, for the most part. Additionally, being
a college kid, I never worried about what I ate or drank.
I took a full-time
job (with the Tulsa Drillers, the AA affiliate of the Colorado Rockies)
in Tulsa after college and moved from upstate NY to begin my career
at age 22. For the first few years here I drank often (mostly beer
after games), but for six months to a year drank a few too many
Jack and Cokes. Boy did my body change! During this time I also
struggled with terrible/debilitating back spasms. Finally two years
ago (at age 25) I had enough of the back problems and began to do
some cardio and some strength exercises to try and help combat the
about a month before Thanksgiving, I discovered your blog by happenstance,
and ordered your book The
Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation. My views
on health, diet, and working out all changed from that point forward.
I went from weighing 180 lbs to my present day 150 in a matter of
a few months. (I was heaviest at 195-200 lbs in 2010 (above).) I
truly enjoy clean eating, and working out now.
This is how
it happened: Since I had already incorporated some exercise into
my routine, the next step was to begin eating correctly. It was
amazing to learn (initially through your book, then through my own
additional research) how the food we eat reacts in our bodies. I
cut out SAD foods, bread, pastas, most processed foods, etc., and
noticed a change in my body within a few weeks.
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