This is the first program that has encouraged me to make changes in other areas of my life as well. I have been a part of the Paleo Challenge (thanks to L & Melissa Byers) for about 17 days. Prior to this, diet had become a huge concern of mine and I was Google'ing my heart out to learn as much as I could. I had cut grains & sugar on my own, than proceeded to cut legumes & dairy as well after joining the Challenge. At this point, I no longer feel as though I am on a "diet" or part of a "Challenge", I feel normal. My mind instinctively chooses the fruit over the candy bar. My eyes pass right over the Dunkin' Donuts at work. D (the boyfriend) eats his Lucky Charms, Garlic Bread & Hot Dogs, I eat Macadamia Nuts, Ham and Eggs & Mashed Cauliflower. And, mine tastes just as good, if not better!! I'm not going to lie and say I have no desire to eat crap ever again. My 30 days of eating 100% clean are up the day I arrive in Ireland (August 15). I plan on being 90% Paleo in my day to day life, but I will be enjoying a pint (or half pint!) of Guiness. One day, I will eat ColdStone. Protein shakes will be consumed, though I plan on swapping out the regular milk for coconut milk. This is a lifestyle change, but it should not prevent you from treating yourself once in awhile. Treat yourself too much, and you will pay the consequences yourself.
July 31, 2009
The love affair continues...
So as I said, I have now been doing Crossfit for just over 3 months. I am still enjoying myself as much today as I was the day I started and I plan to continue this lifestyle as far as I can see. It is so motivational to get better, increase you PR's, decrease your times, look better, feel better, recover faster. I have nothing but good things to say about this program. Becoming involved in Crossfit has completely changed my life, I am now one of "those people" who I used to envy. The people who show up at the grocery store at 8pm still in their workout clothes to buy water, fruits & vegetables. It feels great to be a part of the hated!