Well…I have to start with an apology for dropping the ball on my blog. I returned from India in January with a heavy heart. A trip that was supposed to be joyful turned out to be very sad. My parents traveled there as well, and my dad became very ill. He unexpectedly passed away in the city where he grew up, Mumbai. So, as you all can imagine, this has been a trying time for my family and me.
Currently, I’m helping my mom cope with the aftermath while working part-time. This hasn’t allowed much time for “me”, and the stress definitely brought upon total derailment in the food and exercise department. However, I’m happy to say, that while this is a hard time for my family, I’m doing the best I can to take care of myself inside and out. It took a month of crappy, crappy eating and barely exercising, but I’m back into a groove in terms of diet…and I’m working on getting back to the exercise.
One area I’ve become really passionate about since I came back is trying to understand the science behind the whole Paleo philosophy. It has helped give me a lot of perspective and more reason to continue along this path. It all started with listening to some GREAT podcasts. First I started listening to the “Healthy Skeptic” Chris Kresser’s podcast Revolution Health Radio. Then I became obsessed with the Balanced Bites podcast hosted by Diane Sanfilippo and Liz Wolfe, and Everyday Paleo Lifestyle and Fitness podcast hosted by Sarah Fragoso and Jason Seib. These podcasts have their own flavor in terms of perspective, personality, and content. I love listening to them on my drives to and from work. All this has basically made me realize WHY I feel so great with the Paleo lifestyle and why I should continue to live this way 🙂
I really want to get into everything I have been doing, but I will stop for now. I just wanted to catch you all up on what’s been going on in my life and why I have been so absent. It was definitely temporary…just a part of my journey 🙂