Sep 6, 2018
Lindsay Persico lives in Montana with her husband and three children. She manages her household and in her spare time she is able to pursue her love of hunting and all aspects of outdoor life. Processing game, hiking, fitness, shooting, fishing and camping are just some of the interests she finds herself enjoying.
“Your struggles are different (throughout life) so the things that motivate you come from a different perspective, but there are some things that will never change based on your personality.”
Lindsay Perisco has tried a multitude of different diet plans, but she had to research and test many different things before she found what works best for her. Guess what? It's not keto.
“The ketogenic diet was one that I tried and I really enjoyed how it made me feel. I enjoyed the results from it, but the process itself was quite complicated and time consuming, and it wasn’t practical for me to continue that. I currently do a very simple diet. It’s very much like Paleo, except for I do tolerate dairy quite well, so I will also eat dairy. I eat a lot of fruits & vegetables, and meat & dairy as well.”
She didn’t get caught up in a religious type diet mentality. She went on a long journey to figure out what worked for her, and does that.
“Taking the time to try different things, and research it, and put time & energy into it has been really worth it because now I’m reaping the rewards of it. I feel a lot better, and I’ve got something I can do that isn’t impossible for me to stick with and it’s not difficult for me to do it.”
Lindsay has a basic bare-bones strength training routine, with some cardio mixed in, that has stayed mostly the same for years.
“I do switch a few things up here and there… It’s one of those things where I have a goal in mind & I’m never quite reaching it… I feel like that’s a good thing for me because it keeps me ever pressing forward, and not stagnating in less than I could be doing. I do all my owrkouts at home, or outside. I don’t go to a gym. I have dumbbells that I use, and a pull up bar that I use, and then I do simple body weight exercises… I try to do outdoor cardio where I do hill sprints or a weighted ruck hike.”
What brings Lindsay Perisco peace of mind in the troubled times we all inevitably go through?
“There’s nothing that gives me more peace of mind than getting out into the mountains. No matter what time of year it is… when I’m out in nature, completely alone, that is the healthiest my mind ever feels. I feel totally free out there. My mind can think clearly…”
How does Lindsay adapt & overcome to the challenges and obstacles along the way?
“I think overall just having a desire to be consistently moving forward in some way towards a goal that you have for yourself is important. You have to have goals to be reaching for. It doesn’t mean you’re always making gigantic leaps in that direction, but having something that you can be pressing onward for and can motivate you past those hard times is crucial. Something that isn’t always just about yourself either. My health & fitness, and the things I want to achieve for myself, also involve my ability to reach out and take care of other people, or my children, or encourage others. Those things are also really motivating.”