This thanksgiving was very special. It signaled the start of my 4th year of running. Woohoo!
Various family members join me for the turkey trot every year on thanksgiving morning and then we go out for brunch and have our main gathering on the next day friday.
But even more than my running, it signifies to me the success of my fitness journey which has as its cornerstone foundation the eliminating of grains and addition of the much maligned saturated fats. By the way, I just heard again on the radio Dr. Sanjay Gupta exhorting us to avoid saturated fats (like coconut oil) and include "heart healthy" whole grains. PUHLEEZ! If this worked we wouldn't have all the sickness worldwide and also the "keto dieters" wouldn't be in such awesome shape. (the keto diet emphasizes the importance of fats, making up the majority of the calories).
So, the danger in my running and exercising is that people think thats how I lost weight and got "in shape".
Its funny, my doctor also commented that my running sure is good for me, thats after I just began and couldn't run a 5k.
I told him that actually it was because I ditched grains and sugars, (which are the same thing) but he really couldn't even hear it or concieve of it, because it's not taught in school and the myths continue about the dangers of fats and cholesterol.
Disclaimer, I of am not a doctor.
But,... did you know that cholesterol is needed for almost every metabolic function in your body? Every cell needs cholesterol, your brain definately needs cholesterol. Too bad the anti- cholesterol drugs called statins are so widely prescribed and so profitable for docs and drug companies, and they aren't very effective according to many Doctors. Some of the healthiest people have high cholesterol.
Often at night I wake up in the "peaceful, sacred, or holy" middle of the night and give thanks as I lie there gently humming with life energy coursing through my veins, knowing that the peaceful hormone melatonin is coursing through my body, along with human growth hormone, testosterone, and other body rebuilding hormones, and my brain recalibrating itself. Awesome!
So, if I at age 60 (4 years ago) can transform my life, weight wise from 215 to 170, from a couch potato to a primal fat burning beast, you can too!
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I have continued to learn and experiment with fitness ideas and practices, have earned a health coaching certification and am thrilled with the thought of helping others to this "higher ground" or "sacred ground" of primal health and fitness.
Get a hold of me if you would like to get off the roller coaster of ill-health and indecision of what to do about it. I can help!
to your health,
couchpotatoprimalfit changing the world one person at a time