So…as you can surmise by the title of our blog site, and Meg’s previous postings, we have made a significant change to our lifestyle…or two Part of me is screaming, “WHAT IN THE HIGH, HOLY HELL ARE YOU DOING?!?!?!”
I had heard of Paleo, and thought it a bit odd, at best. However, after our fateful reacquaintance with John-o, it became something that I NEEDED to find out more about. Quite frankly, the things I read stunned me. Robb Wolf’s book, “The Paleo Solution” laid it out in terms I could understand, with a humor that was right up my alley. Is it possible that my Rheumatoid Arthritis is basically self-inflicted? If I do what Robb suggests, will my disease lessen? Will I truly be in remission? Can some of the damage be reversed, maybe? Can I be cured? I have to know, and there is only one way to find out. I have to do it. I have to eat like a Caveman…sort of. There are no Saber-toothed Tigers and Wholly Mammoths around.
So today is Day One. So far, so good. Not a truly, pure Paleo day. I can live with that. As time goes by, our purity will increase. I am curious as to what Day Two holds. Will I have a food hangover and a three day long headache? Will I wake up in my office floor surrounded my empty Coke Zero cans and candy bar wrappers? We’ll see. It should be interesting…to me at least.
If you remember, I said we made a change…or two. Well, the “Two” involves another thing I had previously heard about, and had actually been interested in. Crossfit. Yes, CROSSFIT. Again, WTH, dude? I had looked into it several months ago and decided a couple things: 1. This crap’s expensive. 2. I need to get into shape just to walk in the door. Well, at the Super Bowl Party Meg blogged about, we were actually the only non-Crossfitters. I kind of expected to feel a bit out of place, but I didn’t. They were really nice people. They encouraged us, and we’re genuinely excited to hear how much weight we both have lost, especially in regards to Meg. The only pressure I felt was from John-o, but it was more of a case of removing any excuses we had. Classic Network Marketing Upline. Basically, we were Multi-leveled into checking out Paleo and Crossfit. Awesome. I love it.
So…tonight was our first experience with Crossfit. Our first workout. In classic Jay-man style, I think I overdid it. Lots of squat-type movement. I really need to remember I am 47, not 25. I’m fat and woefully out of shape. Other than that, it was awesome. I really enjoyed it. It felt good to get out there and sweat my ass off. I’m looking forward to our next WOD…assuming I can walk by then.