Hi there. I'm new to the forums! I've been following this blog for the course of several months and have been transitioning my diet from a vegetarian (ovo/lacto, then vegan for a few months...ugh), to a grain-consuming omnivore, to a primal diet. At first I thought the blog was a little insane, but now it's making A LOT of sense.
Yesterday was my first day of focused primal eating. I'm originally from Western PA (i.e. the boondocks) and grew up on fresh meats and veggies straight from the garden. My family was (and still is) full of hunters/fishers and I've had a variety of wild game as meals. Including rattlesnake! My extended family owned a slaughterhouse...so honestly I have no idea why I was ever a vegetarian with all the awesome fresh meat choices
So basically I'm trying to get back to my roots, keeping the root veggies, but avoiding the grains and sugars.
I used to think grains were great until I started to research wheat sensitivity. I gave it up for a while last month and wow! Felt like a million bucks and lost some stomach pudge. I threw it back in my diet and noticed a big difference. Noticeable bloat, irritability, headaches. Blargh.
I'm going to give the PB a 30 day run. I'd like to see how I feel. I'm lucky to have a large farmer's market (anyone ever heard of the infamous Q-Mart by chance?) literally within walking distance of my apartment. I can't grow much besides herbs and lettuce in the apartment (bummer), but there's certainly a lot of local options available in the market now.
As for activity, I, like some others, completed P90X. Prior to that, I ran a lot. Now, I'm more compelled to do shorter workouts. Not really digging 75 minutes of workout in one day nor running 6 miles. I like to keep them 40 minutes or less. I am now doing strength 3x per week - mostly squats, deadlifts, pull-ups, body-weight moves to continue building my strength. I like intervals and biking for cardio. I'm also a volunteer firefighter which adds well...who knows what on any given day in terms of activity. I also just like goofing off.
So here's to hoping the PB works for me!