I recently joined a cross fit gym and I am loving it, even though its made me a little angry at myself. I am loving the workouts and variety, but I am angry because apparently all those years I THOUGHT I was working hard, (and all those times I went through the motions) was a bunch of bullshit.
The gym I go to is having a 3 month Paleo Challenge starting today. The hubs was on the fence about trying it, but I really wanted to, so we both agreed to do it.
So from today, Monday, March 5, 2011 until Sunday, May 27, 2012 I will be following the Paleo Diet. This means lots of lean proteins, fresh veggies, some fruit and nuts and no grains, dairy or legumes. I did have a few ‘farewell’ meals so I could enjoy real pizza, ice cream, pasta, and grilled cheese, but today its a Paleo day.
At some point I’ll post some before pics, but my starting weight is 168. I’m 5’4″ and that is not good. I’ll get my body fat tested at my box this week.
I have stocked the fridge and I have planned ahead. My planned meals for today are:
Breakfast: Spinach/Pineapple Smoothie
Morning Snack: Hard boiled egg
Afternoon snack: Grapes
Dinner: Honey Mustard Pecan Turkey Cutlets, Cajun Sweet Potato Chunks, Roasted Asparagus
Evening Snack: Green tea with Stevia, sugar snap peas
I’ll post some recipes tomorrow.
Lets hope this is the beginning of a wonderful journey.
(Ryan Gosling photo Courtesy of Troll.com)
Hahaha! Nothing like a little Ryan Gosling goodness to motivate you, huh?!
Let me know what you think of the diet and maybe I’ll give it a go with fish, seafood, non-meat protein sources.