First, I apologize for slacking. I have not had a post in 11 days! However, I have a good excuse; well I think it is a good excuse. I was in Houston all last week for a conference. Classes were during the day, dinner with coworkers at night, and very little time to do anything else. I did, however, get to visit Crossfit Roughnecks (www.crossfitroughnecks.com). It was a nice box and everyone was super welcoming. Because I am still babying the foot, I did do some modifications on the exercises. It felt good though to get back to it. I always enjoy visiting a new box. There are so many amazing athletes all over the country and I am always in awe of their stamina and abilities.
Update on the foot: It has been about a week and a half since my last doctor’s appointment. I did quite a bit of walking in Houston and have been doing more CF workouts now that I am home. Foot feels okay, does not hurt, it just feels weird. I am going to wait until Monday to run and I am crossing my fingers it will feel fine.
Update on the Paleo Challenge: The challenge ends this Sunday. I only cheated twice in regards to eating, but because I was not able to work out very much, I did not think anything would have changed. I was going to be happy if my measurements stayed the same and nothing got bigger, especially my butt since I have been sitting on it a lot. WELL, to my surprise, I was measured again this morning and I lost 7.75” overall!! I cannot believe that… maybe I should just stop working out. Haha, just kidding.
Seriously though, for a fitness freak such as myself, who thought an hour a day spent working out was not enough, this comes as a huge shock and definitely changes my thinking regarding exercise. This reaffirms the way your body looks is 80% dependent upon your diet and 20% upon your exercise routine. Food is a crucial component to living a healthy life. Regardless of how many miles you run, pounds you lift, or meters you swim, if you have a poor diet, your body will most likely not look the way you want it to look.
Where do I go from here? With the challenge over, what things will stay the same and what will revert back to my old ways? Here is a list of 5 things I will carry on post-challenge.
5 Things to carry on Post-Challenge:
- No Bread (or very little) – Basically only when the husband makes his homemade Italian bread.
- Lots of Vegetables – It is fun going to the farmer’s market and trying out new vegetables I may not cook with often
- No Processed Foods in the house – No need to explain
- Searching for new recipes daily – This has been a lot of fun finding delicious recipes with wholesome ingredients
- Minimal eating out – My food tastes better anyway!
~ Savannah FitNut aka Morgan McNeal