One week down in my paleo challenge. This week has definitely put the challenge in "paleo challenge." As many of you may know, Jack and I are starting our own firm. We were supposed to be opening April 1st, but that plan was suddenly changed and instead of having 2 1/2 weeks to finish setting up our office, we are going to be open in just one week, with clients scheduled already for our first week. Needless to say, we have a LOT of work to do. Certain events leading up to this sudden change of plans have done their best to derail my diet and exercise plan. In a normal situation, I would have skipped my workout and ordered a pizza (and dessert). This week, on many occasions, I was faced with that decision, but chose instead to work out my stress through the WOD. I managed to stay paleo and get in 4 WODs this week.
At the beginning of the week, I asked myself, "Why did I choose now, of all times, to start a 30 day challenge?" This has got to be the worst time to do something like that, which, in a way, makes it the best time. If I can stick to my paleo diet this whole month and get all my workouts in, then I really have no excuse not to do the same when things are going smoothly, right?
On another note, I went to a St. Patrick's Day party this weekend and I have to say, St. Patrick's Day might be one of the easiest holidays to eat paleo! Corned beef and cabbage is pretty tasty. Maybe not totally paleo for the diehards, given the salt content, but pretty darn good.
Also, I've decided not to weigh myself during this challenge, so you won't be getting any updates on pounds lost each week. I've decided that I get too caught up in the scale and it ends up derailing my efforts. This time, I took a picture before the challenge and I'll take one after and compare the results. It definitely takes a lot of pressure off if I'm not weighing myself all the time. I recommend this approach.
So, that's it for this week. See you next Sunday!