Back in January we had a 30-day Paleo Challenge here at CFF with lots of success.Six months later, member Amanda Laskowski has put the challenge to herself. A testament to discipline, Amanda began her solo mission on the quest to Paleo. Her progress in the gym has been nothing short of extraordinary and her smile, which I didn’t think could have gotten bigger, has gotten even brighter. So I’m handing over the rest of this blog to Amanda to tell you her story in her own words:
The idea to become Paleo happened almost by accident. Before Crossfit I didn’t even know Paleo existed, but when you join a box, you find out what it is REAL fast. At first it wasn’t something I was interested in. “Wait, you want me to not eat BREAD?! But I LOVE bread, and pizza and cake and pasta!”
One day I decided that maybe I would give it a try for a month. I did a lot of research about what Paleo is and what Paleo isn’t. I think people get hooked on what Paleo isn’t and that’s what stops them from trying it. Paleo isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It’s a way of saying “Hey, I’m going to stop putting crap in my body and start eating real food, not food that comes in a box and has ingredients that I’m not sure are in English.”
Long story short, I love Paleo. Not only have I seen results on the scale, but I feel stronger, more energized, and healthy, something I wasn’t feeling for a long time. I don’t miss grains, I don’t miss sugar (I do miss alcohol, let’s be real here). I’m not perfect though. Sometimes I splurge and have a coffee with sugar or some thai noodles, but I don’t crave it anymore, which is something I’ve been struggling with for a long time.
If you are at all on the fence about trying out Paleo, do it for 30 days and see how you feel. You won’t regret it! And feel free to ask me any questions that you have about Paleo or my experience with it, I’ll be the one snacking on bacon after a WOD.
July 9, 2012
30 Box Jumps (24″/20″)
30 Wall Ball Shots (20#/14#)
*30 Minute Cap
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