Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Paleo Challenge days 6 to 12 / Workouts

Here is the latest with the Paleo. In a nutshell I am feeling great, I am having alot of fun with it and energy levels and performance is as high as ever.

Almost at the 2 week mark and only thing I am kinda missing is my milk and my bagel, but what I really enjoy for one of my meals is a big plate of broccoli covered with lean mince meat and with a couple eggs either scrambeled or omelete style. Then to finish it off I have a small plate a fruit normally chopped up bananas and strawberries and pour a little bit of fresh honey on top. This is what I call a great meal :):)

Well that is the latest with the challenge and have not found a drawback yet, I am loving it!!!

Ok as for the workouts go's here is the damage.

Tuesday 8th Sept

4 rounds

15 swings @ 32kg


Wednesday 9th Sept

Four rounds for time of:
100 ft Walking lunge, carrying 30 pound dumbbells
24 inch Box Jump, 30 reps
30 pound Weighted pull-ups, 20 reps


Thursday 10th Sept
Lifting -

OHS 75 kg for 10
push Jerk 100 for 3

Friday 11th Sept

"Barbara with a swings"
only got 3 rounds

Sunday 13th Sept


22 rounds + 1 clean

14th Sept

"Annie" with tuck jumps


Some great workouts for a few days. I was a bit disappointed with Barbara, only managed 3 rounds and had nothing left in me. I guess thats what happens when you try do 4 days on. I have learned my lesson and will keep to the program, but as always I have to be ready for anything and will throw things in every once in a while or when I get challenged by Dom hehe :)

At the moment I am having a little Challenge with Karl from Crossfit Manchester with the Main Site WOD's its good fun and good to be training hard and not slacking off because if I do Karl and Dom will be on my ass and giving me shit, which I would expect them to do if I do slip up.

Well thats the latest and I will talk to you soon.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Playing Catch up... Days 2 to 5 on the Paleo Challenge

Its been really hectic after the holiday so updating my blog had to be put aside for a few days, but I am back to give you the update of everything.

As for the Paleo challenge, this is day 6 in the making. 5 days ticked off and counted...Another 25 to go.

In all honesty I am having a blast on Paleo. I feel a bit wierd not eating my morning porridge or enjoying my bagel on the odd days. But what I am feeling now is just simply amazing. I have all this extra energy during the day and for some messed up reason I cannot go to bed until about 1 in the morning everynight because I am wide awake. Then the result is I get about 4 or 5 hours sleep and I'm still rocking the next day. Where I would enjoy my afternoon naps before I went back into the gym are now replaced by surfing the net for paleo recipes and treats... Paleo Cookies and Muffines anyone!!!

The first week is almost over and I have not weighed and measured my food this week but will be from week 2 onwards. I wanted to get use to eating this way before I restricted myself to the portions of food I needed. But all I can say is I can give it a big thumbs up and I miss my milk... Alot!!

As for training this was a fun weekend. We had the Crossfit Manchester Crew over on Sunday for one hell of a workout... the "Manchester Mile" (30 body weight back squats followed by a mile run) !!! This is one hell of a workout. Thanks to the founder Karl who came up with it... I hate you. I learned my lesson on this workout putting a little holiday weight on during my trip in Newquay, I had to do the weight @ 90kg.. Yes I am a fast basterd. My time was 8.45 I was happy with my performance but next time the squats will be unbroken and will be charging on that run a bit more... I am looking for a sub 8 time next time.

Until next time.

Ps. I still can't walk after Sundays Carnage :(

Friday, 4 September 2009

Back to Normal.... Paleo Challenge Day 1

Just got back from holiday and looking forward to some serious training as well as some strict paleo eating...

I decided to take on the plunge on the 30 day paleo challenge, which Melissa Byers from Crossfit 603 has talked alot about and thought, why not give it a go :)

Today is Day 1... I am feeling to be honest pretty fucking awesome!!

Having to take out diary from my diet is a pretty big step for me but has not seemed to bug me at all.

As for eating wise here is what i ate...

meal 1.

2 apples
1 can of tuna

meal 2

chicken salad (lettuce, tomatoes,cucumbers)

meal 3

chicken salad (lettuce, tomatoes,cucumbers)

meal 4

2 pieces of salmon and 1 banana and a big plate of broccolli

A very good day to start and the training starts back up again tomorrow :)

Catch you on the flip side for day 2 of Paleo :)