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more grok talk

Well, today is day 6 of my veggie-paleo experiment. I feel slimmer around the middle, stronger, and overall have more energy. My skin and eyes are clearer. I’m not hungry all the time and I don’t ‘crash’ at some point during the day. In short, I feel f*cking amazing. So why am I still skeptical? Well, it was way too easy.

Hilary Swank (via weheartit)

On traditional Paleo, you eat meat, meat and more meat because that’s what our caveman ancestors did. Since I still can’t stomach eating anything with fur or feathers, I’ve instead upped my seafood and nut consumption. I’ve also (gasp) started using oil to cook with. This part was really hard for me… there’s still a nagging voice in the back of me head telling me ‘Fat is bad!’ ‘Fat makes you fat!’

Here’s what a typical day has been:

Breakfast: Veggie Scramble: Egg Whites plus what ever veggies I can find (kale, onions, peppers, tomato paste, spinach, asparagus)

Snack: Walnuts and Almonds

Lunch: Salad with shrimp or leftover breakfast scramble

Snack: Lara Bar*, apple or tangerine

Dinner: Salmon with lemon, garlic, shallots and kale or brocollini

I also grabbed some almond butter at Costco and coconut oil at Whole Foods. I don’t think I’d be able to do this with out Farm Fresh Delivery… otherwise I’d be driving to the grocery store twice a week to stock up.

In my endeavors, here are some great (and cleverly written) blogs I’ve come across:

Melissa 'Melicious' Joulwan

I’m still looking for a catch… but to sum it all up again, here’s a clever video:

*I love Lara Bars because aside from being nummy, they only a handful of ingredients and not a sketchy one in the bunch.

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shred

I love a challenging workout, but I get bored really easily. I’m in pretty good shape, and I’m sure I could handle running  5-7 miles, but my mind is so over it after 2 or 3. I have exercise A.D.D.!

look at those guns

That’s why roller derby has been so good to me. The 2 hour practices fly by because we are constantly moving, jumping, racing, sprinting (because we’re being ordered to). On my days off, I like to jog or attend a yoga class (lactic acid be gone!). But since it’s so damn cold outside now, I’ve returned to an old standby- workout DVDs.

Yes, I have a treadmill in my living room… but like I said, I get bored really really easily, and I guess I like being told what to do.

I own one DVD that I discovered (by chance) before I ever started derby. I LOVE it, but it’s been around long enough that I need something else in the rotation. It’s a big deal to me that the only equipment you need for this are dumbbells. Hell, you could use soup cans or detergent bottles if you’re in a pinch.

So, I was looking for something challenging for those who are no stranger exercise, no fancy equipment required, and something short and efficient to keep my mind from wandering. Enter: Jillian Michaels.

Yeah, so I kind of just liked the name ‘Shred’, but I’m extremely happy with it. It’s VERY similar to the workouts we do in derby: walking planks and pushups,  TONS of plyometrics, and good old-fashioned calisthenics. Bonus points for squeezing a ton of exercising in to either  a 20 or 30 minute workout. I did both the first night and was so sore the next day.

So long as the weather sucks, I’ll be Netflixing more workout DVDs. Got any suggestions?

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