Monthly Archives: August 2014

My (Paleo) Story

My introduction to the Paleo lifestyle actually came from my husband, T. He had a co-worker who talked to him about how his wife has had life-long heart issues, had been frequently in and out of hospitals, and on medication almost her whole life. Since switching to the Paleo diet, she had improved her health to the point that she has significantly decreased her need for medication that she has previously relied on and drastically reduced hospital visits. At first, I thought my husband was crazy, and that there was no way I could follow the diet because it was too strict. However, as we discussed it more, I became intrigued. As someone who has always been plagued by stomach and digestive issues, I began to wonder if it might help me.

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The “T”

Well, today’s workout was a doozy, considering we spent an incredibly fun week in San Diego with family at the beach, eating, and drinking.

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On the balcony at the beach house

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Sunset view from the beach house

Count on CrossFit for the wake up call and the smack in the face to let you know that it’s time to kick your butt into gear again. After all the traveling in July, I am going to use this next month to reset my diet and get into shape before we go to Peru to hike the Inca Trail. I can’t wait, but I hope I am in good enough shape to enjoy it!

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We Finally Made the Commitment!

I have always liked the idea of CrossFit, but have never wanted to make the commitment to making CrossFit my primary method of working out because of my fear of getting overly muscular and the cost of joining a box.  Over the last few months, I had started to try some CrossFit workouts on my own to mix things up at the gym because I had found myself getting bored at the gym, especially when the thought of running on the treadmill came to my mind.  I started to enjoy the CrossFit work out of the day (WOD) I would do on my own, but sometimes it was difficult to find the space or right equipment I needed.  After much discussion with my brother about his CrossFit gym and his experiences, along with trying out some CrossFit workouts on my own, I realized I really should trust my instinct and give it a try, as all things pointed to the benefits far outweighing the negatives.

My husband and I have been talking about trying/starting CrossFit for the last few months, but our schedules weren’t matching up, and we couldn’t find a convenient gym we liked.  When my husband heard about the new CrossFit gym opening in the area near our house around the same time we were planning to move back to our house, he talked to me about it, and I convinced him that we should join when we move.

Today was opening day for the new CrossFit gym near our house and we finally made the commitment to join.
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