Week 3: Paleo Challenge Review
The good came with the bad this week. And the bad was, well, bad. I hope I haven’t made Paleo look easy for people, because it hasn’t been. At all. Especially with working Monday to Friday, doing five CrossFit sessions a week, staying up to date on this blog (hi! sorry this post is so late), staying on top of fresh grocery shopping, prepping my breakfasts and lunches each night, trying to get enough sleep, skyping home, all while maintaining some sort of social/love life. Well let’s just say, it’s definitely been a challenge.
The beginning of week 3 was, without a doubt, the week I think my body went into sugar withdrawal - if that’s even a thing. I had afternoons where I would side-eye the office cookies and truly feel something from within me, which could only be described as “my body would feel better if I ate those cookie.” I never ate a cookie.
But the good news is that I certainly fell into a Paleo, real-life routine this past week. Cooking didn’t seem like such a big whoa-ohmigod-what-am-I-going-to-make? chore, which was a nice change from feeling like a slave to my kitchen.
Here are some of the Paleo meals I enjoyed:
And nope, I can honestly say I never once felt deprived while eating a meal.
My exercise was okay… I feel like I’ve hit this lazy level plateau with CrossFit where I never really push myself that hard. I watch others slowly master movements or increase their weights, but I’m always just so meh about my own workouts. Kinda sucks. But still, I can’t be annoyed about the number of times I went this week - 5 times!
I also have to admit my body has been a roller coaster of I-Feel-Great, and I-feel-nauseous. Truth be told, right before The Colo(u)r Run started on Sunday, I was amongst the crowded runners crouching down holding my knees as I felt awful. But every time I’ve felt sick, it’s passed, and it’s definitely becoming less and less frequent. (I assume it’ll soon pass for good). So yea, I know with the bouts of nausea it’s hard to say I felt great during week 3, but when I did feel great, I felt Tony-the-tiger, GRRRRRRRRRRREAT!
And finally, what more is there to say? Oh, right…. my weight. So my weight, eh? I’m going to do a big (HUGE!) post next week when all is said and done, and I’ll post my weight/measurements then. But just know, I’m happy with it. Real happy.
I’m also really happy that I’ve stopped making excuses for myself, stopped saying ‘just this one time,’ and I’m actually putting in the work I need to, to get the results I want.
Week 3 Score: 10/10!!