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Crossfit Ero's 30 Day Paleo Challenge

In reference to Marilyn's "You go Glen Coco" post, I have officially completed Crossfit Ero's 30 Day Paleo Challenge. We were doing the Whole 30 Challenge. I must say that this has to be one of the hardest things I've gotten myself to into.
Cutting everything out cold turkey was hard as hell. For the first 10 days, I was so groggy and miserable... having headaches all the time. Once I got 2 weeks in, things got easier. I've developed good eating and cooking habits, having fresh breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner... I must say, the last 30 days forced me to learn how to cook. And I haven't been able to cook myself a real dish... EVER.

 
Last Saturday, 11-10-12, I had finished a WOD, went home to wait for my brother to get home to eat. Things didn't fall through and I was so busy that all I had in the morning was a banana. The first and only meal I consumed that day was at 6 pm. I went to Wood Ranch with Dan. I was really strict paleo, and he had ordered his tri-tip mushroom soup and they brought out their fresh garlic rolls. My hunger and lack of control overcame me. So by now, you think I'd eat all that right? NOPE. I sat there, on my side of the booth and I started to cry. NO NO not that bawling type of crying, but fog up my glasses and tears come down type of crying. Poor Dan felt bad, lol.

I stuck through it though, and even on my laziest nights of not wanting to cook, my subconscious woke me up at the crack of dawn to make food for work. THAT is how serious I was about paleo. Even then, I didn't know until I found myself waking up at 5 am to cook.

 
The challenge was from October 15, 2012 - November 14, 2012. Here are my results:

 
10/15/12
11/14/12
Weight:
173 lbs
163 lbs
Hips:
41”
39 7/8”
Waist:
39”
37”
Baseline WOD:
500m row
40 air squats
30 sit ups
20 push ups
10 pull ups
6 minutes, 30 seconds
Doing negative pull ups
5 minutes, 56 seconds
Doing 2 kipping pull ups and 8 negative pull ups


I wish I lost more inches :( But I lost the weight and fat, gained more strength. I strongly encourage you to try this Whole 30 Challenge. I guarantee that your changes are going to be worthwhile.

 
Tips:
  • No excuses
  • Read the ingredients on EVERYTHING
  • Eat frequently
  • Believe you can do it
Here's what I turned in on our meeting on Wednesday:
Look at that. LOOK AT THAT. (I obviously miss college, lol)
Last night, I went to Eatalian. Looks delicious, right? Tagliatelle con funghi (Porcini Mushrooms), Linguini con pesto, Cappricciosa Pizza. YUM YUM RIGHT RIGHT?
WRONGGGG!!!!
I enjoyed tasting the food, the pizza was the best honestly. But I over-hyped myself for the pasta. I was over it. And 10 minutes after the carb filled binging... my body wanted to throw up so bad. Mom thinks I'm borderline bulimic or something. I'M NOT. I just don't care for the carbs anymore... So you know where I ended up?

Home.

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