One Day at a Time

For those of you who have begun your Paleo Journey either through the challenge or on your own, I commend you and your discipline for getting this far. Its only Day 4. Are we having fun yet?

It’s probably a little too early to notice any major changes, but how did you feel when you woke up this morning? How were your energy levels in the afternoon? Each persons’ body will react differently to the vitamin & mineral overload contained in nature’s candy . If you keep going at this pace, you will surely know.

So even though its still early in the month, do you feel that you’re already hit a plateau w/ your meals, or moreso…are you getting bored and unmotivated to keep going?

It’s ok to feel that way in the beginning. Your body is still adapting to your new lifestyle free of gluten, dairy, and processed foods. Pretty soon, you’ll get over it, and your body will thank you for it. =)

Here’s just a few things for you to consider, if you truly are getting bored of your meals…

1)  Check out the recipes section (located on the right hand side).

  • My favorite one not listed here is Paleo Plan: http://www.paleoplan.com/recipes
  • Here you have recipes for every meal for a whole month. Literally!
  • Adding a new recipe to your arsenal will make you a more diverse Paleo chef, and you’ll also see just how versatile a chicken breast could be.
  • There is an infinite amount of combinations you can do to form a Paleo meal/snack.

2) Experiment w/ different Spices.

  • Do you know what else goes well w/ Rosemary? http://www.thekitchn.com/ thekitchn/quick-reference-a-guide-to-herbs-and-spices-108770

3)  Interact w/ other Crossfit Santa Clara members who are also on the Challenge and find out what works best for them.

4)  It’s a perfect opportunity to try different types of game meat and new fruits & vegetables.

5) Remember to check yourself on your attitude. You are eating the Paleo way for a more healthier you.

I want you to quickly, think about why you decided to do Paleo in the first place. Was it because you wanted to lose weight? Was it because you wanted a better time on your FRAN WOD, or did you just want to try something new? Whatever your reason is, use that as motivation for you to finish and keep pressing on. Take it one day at a time, and before you know it you’ll be done w/ the 30 day challenge, a few pounds lighter, faster and stronger in the gym, and feeling more energetic.

Only 26 days to go!

– T H E  O

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Dana on March 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Theo I love the “check your attitude” pointer. Its not about what we cant have, but about all the great foods we get to eat, that make our bodies feel awesome and give us fuel. Way to motivate! 😉

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  2. Posted by T H E O on March 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Thanks for your response Dana. How are you feeling today? =)

    Reply

  3. Posted by Stacey M. on March 5, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Reminding me to “check my attitude” is good for me today! Thanks for that! I’m trying hard to smile and snack on some almonds while my coworkers are enjoying some dutch apple pie. I know I will feel better and thinner soon!

    I’ve been feeling good the last few days, however today I’m in a fog. Looking forward to treating myself to a paleo salad at Chipotle this weekend!

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  4. Posted by T H E O on March 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Hey Stacey,

    Well, you know what? Your almonds probably taste better than the Dutch Apple Pie anyway. Well, if you ever get that craving for some Apple Pie, you should try this:

    Paleo Apple Pie

    Crust
    1 cup almonds
    1 cups pitted dates
    1/2 teaspoon sea-salt

    Syrup
    1/2 cup pitted dates
    1 orange pitted and seeded
    1/4 cup water

    Filling
    5 to 6 apples peeled and thinly sliced
    1 cup raisins or dried cranberries
    2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

    In a food processor, process the three crust ingredients. This will take a few minutes and will become “sticky”. Remove from food processor and press into a pie pan that’s been lightly dusted with almond flour.

    In a blender, blend the syrup ingredients until well combined. Set aside.

    In a large bowl, combine your apples (pears work well too) and cinnamon. Stir in your raisins or cranberries. Pour the syrup from the blender over the apple mixture and stir well to coat.

    Pour apple mixture over the crust. You are now ready to eat! Enjoy!

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  5. Posted by Stacey M. on March 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Yum!

    Reply

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