……the Paleo/Crossfit track, to be exact. In January, 5B Crossfit did a 2 month Paleo nutrition challenge, and I killed it. I dropped at least one dress size, my skin was glowing, and I felt awesome! I was getting compliments and sweet talk all around – and who’s going to deny that that is just what you need to hear sometimes! When the challenge was done, I stuck with the Paleo diet pretty well. I was doing at least 80/20 (80% paleo, 20% cheats) and still felt great. I was also still going to the gym 3 – 4 times a week. After a couple long weekends though, I was eating whatever I could find. My water intake went down, and I was struggling to get in my 8 hours of sleep.
Well, I just made it back to the gym today for my first time in over 2 months, and it felt great! Granted, my arms and chest are going to be so awfully sore tomorrow (thank you Jordan Baker). I’ve started a new challenge with some co-exercisers to focus in some personal goals and exceed them. That starts September 1, and I’m really looking forward to it. I need the push. I need the encouragement. I need to know that other people are out there, depending on me to help get to a goal as a team as well as an individual.
For this challenge, we each picked two personal goals for ourselves, and the rest of the group picked a goal as well. Mine are below.
1. Crossfit at least twice a week; work on my 1 mile run once a week
2. Eat Paleo 3 – 4 times a week
3. Sleep for at least 8 hours a night (thanks JZ)
I feel my biggest challenge will be goal number 2. I’ve been working in a beer bar/bike shop called Power House and everything is irresistible! That’s why I’m borrowing this little diagram from the awesome WOD Love girls.
That ought to do it! I’ll let you know what my first Paleo meal is – I still have about 24 hours to pig out! Oink! Oink! I’ll be tracking my progress thru numbers and pictures – mostly numbers.
Good night. (This would’ve been a sleep fail for sure!)