Primal in the Frozen North
So this is my Journal. I haven't done a journal in years, not since my CW Oxygen mag days. I've known about Primal for about a year, tried it for a couple of weeks at first but it fell by the wayside. I've been doing it for almost a month now, bought the book and am about 70/30.
Eliminating grains has made the biggest difference. I had all sorts of indigestion and stomach pain before and it disappeared in the first week. Also I really love the fitness philosophy. I have been weight lifting regularly (as in 4-5 days a week) for about 10 years. I felt like I hit my max on a lot of things about 6 years ago and recently I had been experiencing a loss in strength. Since I pulled back and don't exercise when I'm sore my strength has shot through the roof and it's so much more fun. Also no more chronic cardio, I try to do slow stuff as much as I can. I have been sprinting for a while now but I cut back on that as well.
I don't need to lose weight. I would like to be a bit leaner but mostly I just don't want to struggle to maintain my current body comp and fitness. I feel like Primal is an effortless way to do that and a huge load off of my mind. Coming from a girl who has OBSESSED over diet and body since high school days.
Monday (1st day off from work)
Sleep - 12.5 hours! (very tired from my crazy work schedule this week)
Breakfast (3pm)- coffee with cream, splenda and cinnamon
Workout - Gonna do an hour slow elliptical and some intense full body weights at the gym. (not a lot for me since I haven't been able to exercise the past 3 days)
Lunch - (8pm) Alaskan red salmon and cauliflower mash
Dinner - (12 am) Chicken Drumsticks, salad with blueberries for dessert
I work night shift so my hours are very un-primal!
I don't have ANY body goals for once in my life! I just want to feel good and have fun.
]If we're not supposed to eat animals, how come they're made out of meat?