I was speaking to a friend of mine a couple days ago when he informed me that I need to step it up now. I'm out of the on-ramp program at PCF and I'm familiar with hiking local Los Angeles area hikes. Now, in preparation for our hike in the Austrian Alps in July, I need to lengthen my hikes and increase the frequency. I need to CrossFit more. Considering my box is committed to a 30 day Paleo challenge, I need to also step-up my nutrition.
People, this is hard work.
Day 2 of the Paleo Challenge
Ok kids, I'm doing the best I can here. Tuesday morning I worked with what I had. It wasn't until late Monday night that Garrett and I actually decided to pursue the challenge. This meant that we didn't yet get the opportunity to buy the necessary groceries. My answer to that? Leftovers! Breakfast consisted of some leftover TJ bacon (I know, sodium) with two eggs prepared in a tiny bit of olive oil. On the side were strawberries. My beverage was a double espresso - NO sugar, NO milk (I religiously drink a cappucino). This breakfast made me very happy. And, yes, I missed my buttered toast.
I don't remember what I had for lunch but I think it included one of these and some hard boiled eggs and maybe some walnuts.
Dinner was the ultimate challenge for me (us). We went out for a family dinner with Garrett's family. We went to Salt Creek. When the bread was set on the table, I moved it away. I ordered a salad but didn't even realize it had a little bit of feta cheese on it. Oops.
For the main course, I substituted farm fresh veggies in place of the fries that would go with my baby back ribs. Ok, I think I screwed up here too because the ribs have sauce which I'm sure included sugar and some other stuff non-Paleo. Oops again. Oh, and I didn't follow it with creme brulee. I actually believe that skipping the creme brulee is illegal in some states.
W.O.D. (Work-out of the Day, if I haven't explained this already.)
"Ontario Sectional Day 1, Event 2"
As many rounds and reps as possible in 12 minutes of:
5 Deadlifts (235/150 lbs)
10 Pull ups
5 Ring dips
On Monday, Diso helped me through my last on-ramp/first main W.O.D. (this was my fault...I didn't realize I was officially non-on-ramp now). Because I was the only on-ramper that morning, we made the best of things and I ended up getting to have a personal session to full W.O.D. strength. See previous blog post for details on this. This means Wednesday was truly my first mainstream W.O.D. where I got to work-out with the big kids under the direction of Zeb.
I came to Wednesday's W.O.D. fully recharged and ready to go. I think I did alright. I made it through four rounds with the assistance of some of the largest rubber bands I have ever seen in my life. The workout was great! Oh and I officially put my name and my weight on the Paleo Challenge sign-up sheet at my box. It is a really big effing deal for me to put my weight out there for people to see. Look at me! I don't even know who I am anymore.
For breakfast - two hardboiled eggs, two raw carrots, one orange and a double espresso.
For lunch - another challenge because I was working at a friends home, we went to In-n-Out. I had a double burger (NO cheese) with grilled onions (NO sauce or ketchup or anything sugary like that) in a lettuce wrap. NO fries and NO shake. My friend took amazement in this spectacular display of discipline.
For dinner - the PCF potluck would have been awesome if I weren't entirely exhausted and covered in cat hair. Garrett actually prepared something for us to take to the event but I was just too tired to attend. We stayed home and ate ground turkey with fire roasted onions and peppers topped with avocado. A nice end to a long day after which I promptly went to bed to rest before an early morning hike.
Nobody ever said healthy was easy.