|You can't tell, but there is TAZO: Calm |
hiding behind the cocoa. A.Maze.Ing.
|Fighting a cold? Sleep, tea, and vitamin C!|
|Salad (mine) + apple pork chops (Jared's)|
|I got out first...likely because I can never |
remember what good cards are.
|Sam (Jared's) + Max (mine)|
|Jared + John (mine)|
In other news...Jared and I will be doing 30 days of Paleo starting January 1st.
As I understand it, Paleo is basically the idea that living like a caveman is the most healthy option for your body. Although I don't think it supports or condones dragging your wife around by the hair.
Pretty much you can eat as many calories as you like...but you are to avoid processed foods, sugared-up stuff, grains, and dairy. The focus is lean protein with lots of produce. This will make you look better, feel better, and do better at Crossfit.
|I found out a month or so ago I love brussels spouts. |
I have never been on a diet before in my life...unless you count a month or two here or there of giving up sweets, or a super loose following of the Abs Diet where I try to eat at least six items a day out of the following list:
- Almonds or other nuts
- Beans or other legumes
- Spinach or other green veggies
- Instant oatmeal
- Turkey or other lean meats
- Peanut butter (hallelujah!)
- Olive oil
- Whole grains
- Extra protein powder
- Raspberries or other berries
Obviously I have some intellectual issues with many diets, like how excessive calorie restrictions are unhealthy, etc., etc., etc. However, here are the main reasons I personally have stayed away from them:
- Diets are not sustainable. To me, the surest way of being fit and healthy for life is to live in way that you could see yourself happily continuing for your whole life, especially where food is concerned. A diet is usually something people grit their teeth and desperately fight through till the end of the set diet period and are overjoyed when it is finally all over.
|No more yogurt with pomegranate seeds and applesauce.|
- Diets make it hard to hang out with people. You may be lucky enough to have family members or even coworkers or friends doing a diet with you...but chances are, the rest of the world does not subscribe to your brand of food insanity. This makes going out to eat or having people over for meals very difficult. And for a gal who has a hard enough time making plans with folks as it is, this one's a big diet downer.
- Diets often require a ton of prep. Due to my metabolism and the hours I am out of the house, I generally have to pack 4-6 mini meals to take with me every weekday. And sometimes on the weekends as well. When you eat every three hours, it is hard to imagine prepping and packing meat and veggies for an army when you already wake up sometimes before 5 to get food ready for the day.
Why am I doing all this, then? Do I really want to lose a few pounds? Am I sure that Paleo will take my workouts from scaled to RX?
Nope. I just really love Jared. And he asked me to try it with him. (And no, I wouldn't jump off a cliff just cause he suggested it.)
|Would you go on a diet with this guy?|