Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Days 307 - 313 aka PALEO CHALLENGE!!!

 Today is the first day of Geaux Crossfit's 30 day paleo challenge and I am feeling pumped.  These challenges always seem to come just in time...before I fall way off the eating healthy bandwagon.

Is this how cavemen cleaned
their hard boiled eggs??

Of course, Day 1 began with a breakfast meeting at Starbucks.  Between going to Geaux Crossfit in the morning and dropping off Abby at school, I knew I would show up for the meeting starving...which would either cause me to eat something non-paleo or make me very, very grumpy.  So I did what anyone would do..peeled an egg while driving and washed it off in the rain while I was at a red did the trick!  I managed to get through the meeting only consuming a hot, unsweetened tea.  Coffee is going to be the hardest thing for me during these 30 days.  I try and try but just cannot choke it down without some half and half and maybe a bit of's only Day 1 and I am already missing my morning coffee...

Back at Geaux Crossfit! 

This is week 2 of being back to Geaux Crossfit after almost a month off and I am loving's been rough (as in my body kinda feels like I got hit by a car) but I look forward to it so very much...even though some of the WODS are making me feel very aggravated.

 Seriously, it has been almost a year and I still cannot do a squat without looking like an idiot??? It makes me want to scream!! I am just not strong enough to do one without leaning forward....I wish I had counted from day 1 how many squats I've done.  The number would be really high...but not one of them is the correct form...AHHH!!! 

And to make it even more annoying, I just watched the Biggest Loser and Bob had his team to "Fran" which is the same exact WOD I did today...they just started and most of them already have better form then me...damn thrusters!!

I have decided to add planks to my workout regime - I am hoping this will help me strengthen my core so I can actually do a squat. I HATE them!!  HATE THEM!!!

fruit garnish for dinner??
Last week I attended the SMartie (social media) awards.  My blog had multiple nominations and I am very thankful!  The food at the event, though, was sooo bad - macaroni and cheese, jambalaya, fried boudin balls, meat pies, spinach artichoke dip, etc....other than some fruit and veggie garnish there was not much I could eat....seriously, I was nominated for an award because of my blog about my weight struggles and the reward for this nomination was a table full of delicious unhealthy food!!  My fellow Geaux Crossfitter Melody was right when she suggested that anyone with a weight problem stay away from can be tough! (check out Melody's blog about fitness/her weight loss story here).

Sooo..Day 1 is almost done!!  Can't wait to see wait Day 2 will bring!!!


  1. I found your blog earlier today and spent the evening catching up on the whole thing. You are amazing!

  2. Great job Bethany!! Someone forwarded a link to your story from the local news, and I think what you are doing is amazing!! Having to sit through that constant 2nd half of the story where they say Paleo isn't for everyone or isn't sustainable, just ticked me off. If you are in need of a larger support group, I am one of the admins of the IPMG, International Paleo Movement Group on Facebook.

    We would love for you to come in and share your experiences and help spread the word! Here's a link

    I also have been Primal/Paleo almost 11 months now, and doing CrossFit the last 6 now, and you can find me over at my blog.

    I also have a facebook page too of the same name :-)

    Continued success on your journey!!