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    Primal Challenge Journal (Christine)

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    My husband and I have been doing CrossFit for about 1.5 years. We decided to go Primal and use the Paleo Diet as well. we have fallen off the Primal wagon the last few months (we moved from Nevada to South Carolina which caused the fall )

    We are anxious to get back at the Primal way of life and CrossFit on a reglar basis. It is hard for him because of his job in law enforcement. I am a Level 1 CrossFit trainer and will be starting to help him achieve his fitness and nutritional primal goals. We like to be able to have our cheat days but those days have seem to come more and more... As of yesterday we started to go Primal.

    Our activites include Krav Maga, Muay Thai (Kickboxing), CrossFit (as stated ), and running

    My biggest qualm is coffee...I was drinking about 5-6 cups of black coffee a day. i have begun to limit it to 1 cup per day in the morning only.

    My goals are:

    1. Limiting coffee intake to 1 cup per day
    2. Losing fat that has developed from eating unnaturally.
    3. CrossFitting 5 days per week
    4. Feeling more energetic
    5. Feeling less fatigue during workouts
    6. Enjoying the feeling of being free from foods that are bad for us.

    Day 1 - 9/12/2011

    B: 1 whole egg and 2 egg whites scrambled with basil, 1 cup mixed fruit, 1 cup of black coffee
    S: 1/2 Protein Bar
    L: Salad with Cucumbers, Celery, Radish, Carrots and oil/vinegar and Tuna
    S: Celery Sticks with Almond Butter
    D: Paleo Stuffed Cabbage

    Exercise
    1. Krav Maga class (1 Hour)
    2. WOD - 5 Rounds for Time - 20 Double Unders, 20 Push Ups, 20 Kettlebell Swings, and 20 Situps

    Day 2 - 9/13/2011
    B: Eggs and black coffee
    S: 1/2 Protein bar
    L: Salad with chicken
    S: Apple with Almond butter
    D: Paleo Stuffed Cabbage

    Exercise:
    WOD
    3 Rounds - 20 Dead Lifts (95#) and 10 front squats (45#)

    My biggest challenge to this challenge is motivation! I work two jobs (14 hour days). And when it comes to working out I somtimes feel a bit lazy!

    Here's to a successful Primal Challenge
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    Day 3

    B: Eggs, 1 cup of Black Coffee
    S: Apple with Almond butter
    L: Shrimp Stirfry
    S: Protein Bar
    D: 2 Paleo Stuffed Cabbage

    Exercise:
    1 hour of Krav Maga (Round Kicks, Front Kicks, Side Kicks, Back Kicks)

    Weight Loss: 4 pounds

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    Day 4

    today was a bit of a challenge for the exercise perspective. working two jobs doesn't always afford me to workout. but I was walking around quite a bit at work.

    B: black coffee, a zone perfect bar, and 2 cups of mixed fruit
    S: green apple with 1 Tablespoon of Almond Butter
    L: Paleo "chicken marsala"
    S: EAS Advantage Carb control cookies and cream protein bar
    D: Chicken breast and baby carrots (raw)

    Exercise: moderate walking

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    Hi Christine. Welcome.

    I sometimes snack, but it is ideal to eat enough at meals to skip snacks or even skip meals.

    Are you trying to avoid saturated fat? Shifting from frequent eating to eating bigger meals with plenty of fat and protein may help with energy. But maybe you need more carbs too. You don't mention wanting to lose weight so you may want to go higher. Experiment.

    Good luck!
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    I snack to maintain my metabolism. I eat small meals to help to stabilize my metabolism, curb my hunger, and maintain/lose weight. I am also trying to eat healthy fats. Thank you for the information. I will try it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hedonist View Post
    Hi Christine. Welcome.

    I sometimes snack, but it is ideal to eat enough at meals to skip snacks or even skip meals.

    Are you trying to avoid saturated fat? Shifting from frequent eating to eating bigger meals with plenty of fat and protein may help with energy. But maybe you need more carbs too. You don't mention wanting to lose weight so you may want to go higher. Experiment.

    Good luck!

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    Day 5

    B: 1 cup black coffee, 2 whole eggs, 2 egg whites, with onion and basil and 4 slices of Turkey bacon
    L: Chopped salad
    D: Salamon, cabbage salad, and artichoke

    Exercise = 0

    Weekends are hard for me to stay on track with my exercise and eating. Trying to manage it all

    Day 6: 9/18/2011
    B: 1 cup black coffee, 1/2 medium grapefruit, and 2 fried eggs
    L: Carne Asada
    D: Roasted chicken steamd baby carrots and broccoli

    Exercise: Housework

    Day 7:
    B: 1 cup black coffee, 1 EAS Edge Advant protein Shake, and Banana
    S: Zone Perfect Bar. Strawberries and blueberries
    L: Carne Asada Paleo style
    S: 1/2 EAS protein bar and large peach
    D: Paleo stuffed cabbage and baby carrots

    Exercise:

    30 minute high intensity Kettlebell workout.

    My goals are to maintain a primal diet while losing body fat and weight. Weight loss goals is 142 pounds..... current weight 153 pounds. Overall weight loss has been 4 pounds.

    Maintaining my activity level and my Paleo lifestyle will help me to achieve my goals

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    Day 8

    It is getting much easier to achieve my goals as the days progress!! YAY!!! The sugar cravings are down and I have been able to maintain the 1 cup of black coffee per day. I may try to cut that out too.

    B: 1 Cup black coffee and EAS Advant Edge Protein Shake
    S: 1/2 zone perfect bar
    L: Eggs with ground beef, onion, crushed red pepper
    S: Green Apple
    D: Homemade Paleo beef stirfry

    Exercise:
    WOD
    15 AMRAP
    10 Supine Pullups
    10 Pushups
    total Rounds 12.5

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    Day 9 (9/21/2011)
    Exercise: 1 hour of Krav Maga Israeli Self Defense training
    B: 1 Cup black coffee, Scrambled eggs, and mixed fruit bowl
    S: 1/2 zone perfect Bar
    L: Salad with Chicken
    S: Green Apple
    D: Chicken breast with broccoli and carrots

    Day 10 (9/22/2011)
    B: 1 Cup black coffee and EAS Advant Edge Protein Shake
    S: 1/2 zone perfect bar
    L: Eggs with ground beef, onion, crushed red pepper
    S: Green Apple
    D: Homemade Paleo beef stirfry

    Exercise: Crossft WOD

    Day 11 (9/23/2011)
    B: 1 Cup black coffee, scrambled eggs with basil and almond milk
    S: Protein bar
    L: Shake
    D: Chicken breast with mixed veggies

    Exercise: nothing was traveling

    Day 12 (9/24/2011)
    B: Black Coffee and omelet with green peppers, onions
    L: Salad with Chicken
    D: Ribs, green beans and grilled chicken
    Exercise: zero - wedding - slight walk in the woods for the ceremony

    Day 13 (9/25/2011)
    B: Scrambled eggs, ham, and black coffee
    Fasted for the rest of the day

    Exercise: 0 travel day from Michigan to South Carollina

    Day 14 (9/26/2011)
    home sick with a head cold and stomach bug
    Fasted most of the day
    Ate mostly protein, fruits and veggies when I was able to eat.

    Day 15 (9/27/2011) Half way!!
    B: 1 cup black coffee, 1 EAS Edge Advant protein Shake, and Banana
    S: Protein bar
    L: Chicken ceasar Salad with lemon juice and olive oil
    S: 1/2 EAS protein bar and large peach
    D: Chicken stirfry

    Exercise: walking - nothing strenous as I am still fighting a nasty head cold.

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    Day 16 (9/28/2011)

    B: 1 cup black coffee, 4 scrambled (2 whole, 2 whites) with basil, and 1 cup blueberries and strawberries
    S: Protein Bar
    L: Cubed Steak, carrots, mushrooms and onions
    D: Paleo Coconut Chicken and carrots

    Exercise:
    1 hour Krav Maga Isreali Self Defense

    Still fighting a head cold. Trying to get 8 hours of sleep a night but falling short 2 hours.

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    Day 17 9/29/2011
    B: 1 cup black coffee, 4 scrambled (2 whole, 2 whites) with basil, and 1 cup blueberries and strawberries
    S: Protein Bar
    L: Chicken and Carrots
    D: Paleo Coconut Chicken and carrots

    Exercise:
    4 mile run

    Day 18 (9/30/2011)
    B: protein Shake 1 cup black coffee, mixed fruit
    S: almonds
    L: tuna salad
    S: cashews
    D: chicken salad

    Exercise: 1 Hour Krav Maga Self Defense

    Day 19 (10/1/2011)
    B: 1 cup black coffee, mixed fruit
    L: Eggs over easy with sausage
    S: cashews

    Exercise: rest due to head cold (but lots of housework)

    Day 20 (10/2/2011)
    B: Fruit bowl
    L: Scrambled eggs with basil and grapes
    D: Steak, mushrooms, and asparagus

    Exercise: rest

    Day 21 10/3/2011
    B: Scrambled eggs with basil
    L: Paleo Meatloaf and carrots
    S: Almonds, cashews
    D: Spaghetti Squash and chicken

    Exercise: WOD 100 Double Unders 100 push ups 100 Squats 100 Sit ups 100 Double Unders

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