Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Challenge

As mentioned in my previous post I have a plan. The Paleo plan. Fortunately I have a group of people at Iron Tribe Fitness who are on the same plan which makes it all the more easier to succeed. We are now in the midst of a 40 day Paleo Challenge. 40 days, no gluten, no dairy, no sugar. It's now day 30 and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. But needless to say this past month has not been easy. There are some days when my energy is through the roof and I feel like I could conquer any WOD with ease, and then there are days when I can't get enough food. I stay hungry all day, and when I am hungry I am not the most pleasant person to be around. I'll eat mounds of almond butter and there has even been a day when I ate five larabars. Shameful, I know. But even on those tough days I know there are a few fellow tribers I can call or text and they'll talk me down from getting in my car and driving to the nearest Sonic. It's also nice to know that there are other's out there experiencing the same difficulties as me. I hope in my being transparent I don't deter anyone from trying Paleo; that is why it is all the more important, when trying any diet or any new change in life for that matter, to have a plan of action. My goal for the remainder of this week is to post at least two new recipes each day in order to help those in the Paleo Challenge or even those new to Paleo who have no idea where to get started. I leave you with a few pictures of a woman name Sarah Fragoso.

You can go here to read a little snippet about Sarah's journey with Crossfit and Paleo. This is to show any skeptics out there that if you put in the time and hard work then you WILL see results. Intensity is the shortcut to results. Get moving!

"Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory."
~ General George S. Patton

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