The Pursuit of Paleo: Brooke’s Challenge

Posted: September 21, 2012 in CrossFit, Nutrition, Training
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Ladies and gentlemen, here is Brooke’s first post from two days ago!  Please check back later today for her post from yesterday, too!

What are your thoughts on how this is going to be?  I’m pretty excited to go on this 9-week journey with her as she completes the LuRong Living Paleo Challenge!


First day, First thought: What. Was. I. Thinking! ..then the anxiety set in when I poured my first cup of coffee and remembered the delicious creamer is a big no-no. Too bad today is my rest day, a really terrible wod always makes this feeling go away. Okay let’s be a big adult and break this down.

Reasons I have anxiety/ big scaredy cat:
1. I love beer and it’s college football season (Go Utes!)
2. I eat half way paleo on my own but “strict” paleo freaks me out.
3. I should have listed this as my number 1. my family- I know it sounds really stupid to most people but we are a cocktail and snack (chips, pretzels, dips) after work kind of family. We usually meet every night and talk about or days…UGH, AND they live across the street! Bottom line, I’ll need their support.

One day, one meal, one workout at a time. Next step for today, building up enough courage to take a “before” picture. Are you kidding me?! Why am I being such a freak! Anyway, let’s continue this tomorrow after the first benchmark WOD.

  1. Phoebe says:

    I have been STRICT paleo for three weeks now. I usually do about 90% paleo but no cheat meals has been a new challenge. But I will say that I feel amazing! My energy levels are so much better. My recovery times have improved. My WOD times and scores have gotten so much better (in some cases like 50% better). I have cravings from time to time but nothing like when I had cheat meals every week. I would recommend that at some point everyone should try it. I plan to keep it like this, with a gluten free cheat maybe once a month.

    • Smashby says:

      Phoebe, that is SO great to hear! It is undeniable the gains you are making physically and athletically in the gym, too. Great feedback for anyone who already is, or is considering changing their diet! So proud of you, thanks for sharing!!!

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