My story started in 2016, after getting married. As a new wife, I had no idea how to cook, no idea how to be healthy, and I was overwhelmed by all of my new responsibilities. I always wanted to be healthy, but didn’t have the tools or drive for it. I had a strict rule of no fast food, and when I grocery shopped, I made sure everything had the label of “organic.” Although I had that desire, most days, my husband and I would get take-out because we were too tired to try to cook, and when I did cook, it was usually organic pasta and sauce I picked up on the way home from work. I had no idea what health really looked like!
As a quick back story, my husband was born with a heart condition for which he had multiple heart surgeries for as a young child. In 2015, he had another heart surgery to fill a hole which he was born with. After high school, he had gotten very into powerlifting and was lifting ridiculous amounts of weight by 2015. Earlier that year, he also had injured his back, so between that and the doctor’s orders after the heart surgery, he really had to quit lifting like that. He took a big emotional hit after losing his sport and turned to food.
So, by 2016 when we got married, he was at his unhealthiest and I quickly fell into the junk food addiction! After a few months of feeling sick and lethargic, I was determined to make a change. I couldn’t stand to watch him down Pepto-Bismol every day anymore, and I later found out that he was tired of having irregular heart beats everyday. I googled low carb recipes and tried out a few, with bad results. Neither of us could enjoy it, and just wanted to eat junk food (low carb turkey lettuce wraps…not delicious), it didn’t feel worth it. I eventually heard of Whole30, which I looked into, tested a few recipes with great results, and we decided to dive in! The rest is history. We transitioned into a Primal lifestyle and love it so much. My husbands weight has been dropping at a healthy pace, we haven’t had to buy any Pepto, and his heart has been doing amazing! This is just a few of the results we had that were a huge success. Our lives turned upside down for the better. Now, with my knowledge and training from the Primal Health Coach Institute, I intend to help others learn how to live a Primal lifestyle and enjoy every second of healthy living!