Pretty. Darn. True.
Let’s take it back, to … 2010. When I first hopped on the health bandwagon. I simply (oh-so very simply) did what worked for me to lose weight — made better choices, replaced fast-food with home-cooked meals, ate less crap in general, and got rid of processed food in my diet.
*BAM!* Magical weight loss. Not rocket science.
And then I began running, became obsessed with nutrition (so much so that it is now my career) and then started trying everything else out there to lose my last bit of weight.
There was nothing I didn’t try — paleo, being the most popular, worked okay, but was not the best thing for me. Over the past 3 years, what I’ve overlooked the most, is what had worked for me in the beginning. Being more mindful, not being restrictive, and still indulging every now and then is what worked for me. And it will work for me again.
My gym is starting another paleo challenge, this time for 6 weeks in length. I will not be hopping on that bandwagon, but I will be a part of the challenge to hit beast mode.
There’s a lot of potential in my body, and I just need to release it. It’s gonna be good, y’all. Real good.
Today was day 1, and we completed a benchmark workout, which was seriously and deceptively hard:
- wall balls #14
- shoulder to overhead #65
- box jumps 20”
I want to destroy that number in 6 weeks. And abs, I want those too. So we’re going back to basics, and taking this wagon to the shop.