Primal Journal (robhortn)
"It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to." - Bilbo Baggins
Those words are certainly true in my life. Man-oh-man-a-shevitz have I been swept slowly away by this primal life .. but in such a very good way. I think the "Bilbo" in my life was my old way of thinking, encouraging me to simply stay home and keep things the way they were.
But I'm a curious sort. When I found this site, two years or so ago now, I was hooked quite quickly. When you "know" something is right .. way down there in your know-er .. you just have to act.
My first act was taking basic info, mixing it with a plethora of overly-excited explanations and drowning my wife in info. I got the deer in the headlights look. I got questions like, "How is this different from the Protein Power Plan we tried?".
I was new and had no good answers. I'd lost about 20lbs before going just low-carb and high-protein. But how I was doing it was unsustainable.
When I first saw the PB though, I knew .. could feel .. that this was far more than just another way to eat. It was something that literally beckoned to me. I knew it was a way of life. Something that tied me to my past in a real way.
Since I've gone primal (in only eating) I've lost 70lbs and have kept it off for close to a year now. Finally though, I kinda leveled out. I still have more fat to lose and muscle to build. I know longer care about "what I weigh" because hey, Grok didn't. His environment largely shaped him into the figure we know and love.
My challenge is to first shape my environment correctly, and then I'll change with that.
Until now, at the start of this challenge Mark has set up, I've not been consistent at all on primal movement. I've just been "ok". Sure I can do things now that I couldn't 70lbs ago .. and that feels great.
My inner Grok isn't fully realized yet. So this year I want to set him free. I've never seen him but rather have only heard his whispers.
This year that all changes though.
I want to see what I look like Grok'd out. I want to know what it feels like to have solid strength in my grip, to have smooth fluid movement when I run, and to be able to simply jump up, grab and tree limb and haul myself quickly into a tree in the woods behind our house.
It's gonna be a fun year! I'm glad to be able to share it on here and keep myself accountable!
P.S. - In future pics, I promise to smile more, haha!
(attached is ye old current pic that I submitted for the challenge.)