Slip, slip, slip sliding down the scale
That’s right. The pounds keep a dropping, and what is more important is that I’m feeling good.
I’ve thrown myself into eating Paleo completely. Remember I wrote about it here. This includes eating grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork and chickens and all kinds of veggies. My adventures in cooking have been really expanding since I signed up for both a meat and a produce CSA. I’ve learned a lot about preparing meat properly, and the variety of veggies is awesome. I even cooked some swiss chard the other night. It was tasty.
What’s awesome is there is a whole online community out there. Here are some of the websites I frequent for information, recipes and inspiration:
- Mark’s Daily Apple
- Robb Wolf’s The Paleo Solution
- Everyday Paleo
- Cavegirl Eats
- The Foodee Project
- Balanced Bites
- The Food Lovers’ Primal Palate
And while I tried to stick with NerdFitness… I really did. It was tough to get myself motivated. I needed something to get me out of bed in the morning. So rather than keep making excuses, I started reading more and more about Crossfit than decided to jump in and join a Crossfit gym. After only two weeks, I’m addicted. Originally, I was going to just go three times a week, but after my first real class (I had several training classes before the first real class), I was hooked. “Go ahead and bump me to the unlimited classes,” I said. Currently, I’m going four times a week, but I plan to eventually go five.
While I’ve got a ways to go to get to doing the workouts of the day (WODs) as prescribed, I’m getting a great workout. Like this morning, I burned more than 500 calories in 30 minutes. Intense! I’m loving it…ripped up hands and all.
The poundage lost has slowed down a little bit, but I think my body might be in a little shock. Since last update, I’ve lost another five pounds. Most importantly, I feel good. Besides the couple of chocolate cravings I gave in to, I’ve been good. I’ve also added two more goals, which are as follows:
- Do a real pull up by the end of the year
- Do the WODs as prescribed (weight and all)