Well, my friends, here it is. Day 30. The month flew past!
Lets get this out of the way right at the start. I’m going to keep going.
I am just starting to see the benefits of living the primal lifestyle. I am through the hardest part of the adjustment phase, why in the world would I stop now?
I am going to do a few things different for the next 30 days, and I’ll mention those later.
But first, an honest assessment of my 30 day primal challenge.
I had zero problem with nutrition. I did not crave sugars or grains or fast food. I completely dropped all soda (I used to be a total Mt Dew junkie drinking 5 cans a day).
I enjoyed cooking, and will continue to do so.
I love spending time with my wife in the kitchen, working on meals. Excellent bonding time. I used to pick on my brother for doing kitchen work with his wife after he got home from a stressful day at work. Now I admit that my baby brother had a good thing going, and I’ve missed out on a lot of quality time with my sweety. That is a side benefit I had not thought of when I started.
Joy of cooking.
More time with my wife.
I did have one problem with my eating habits.
Now this is a total honest report, my 1 reader… I had not been a heavy drinker before. Sure I would drink several pints at our BBQ’s and bonfires, but it was not an everyday thing.
|The Devil in a Can|
Halfway through this challenge I started craving Guinness stout something horrible. Sometimes I managed to shrug it off.. Sometimes I didn’t. I figure it must have been the liquid bread aspect of Guinness that my body craved.
So here is my weight outlook\
Starting weight: 192
Ending Weight: 185
7 pounds lost with very very little exercise.
Am I disappointed? No, not at all. This was a learning month, no doubt about that. I have been reading no less than 16 primal blogs a day. Reading Mark Sisson’s book “The Primal Blueprint” and Robb Wolf’s “The Paleo Solution” Both books are a must for this lifestyle. I have been listening to podcasts, and buying paleo/primal cookbooks. Re-outfitting the kitchen, and just plain learning to cook something other than BBQ. It has been a busy month!
Winter is a very difficult time to exercise. There has been 3 blizzards here breaking all snowfall records. I have spent a lot of time in front of my computer researching and reading. However, the weather is changing and warming up. I am setting up a new workout rotation with my coach Mike French (who is totally awesome).
I will continue to battle the evils of Guinness, and dial in my nutrition even further.
The last few days I have just hit ketosis, so I know I am primed for weight loss. With a goal of 170 lbs, it is totally doable.
What will I be doing different? More exercise, less Guinness. That aught to cover it.
I am excited to see what the next 30 days brings!