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Archive for April, 2012

a new twist to the game

So I think it’s time to change things up a little.  My initial intention here was to create a series of thoughts and shared experiences relating to life with MS.  While I intend to continue with post about this stuff, I’m also going to start using this blog to share details of other passions I pick up along the way…

As I mentioned in my last post, I’ve been trying out the Primal Blueprint lifestyle and I have to say, I’m LOVING the results.  My energy levels are higher than they have been in ages, and far more consistent.  I’m generally enjoying the feeling of being “satisfied” for the most of the day, rather than constantly hunger.  Note- I say generally cause today I happen to be rather hungry :-p  “Giving up” the grains in my diet was not nearly the hardship I expected it would be.  I have discovered an endless resource of awesome recipes online which support the Primal/Paleo concepts, which have all been delicious!  Although it was not my intention, as it may be for some, I dropped about 5lbs in the first week, and at the same time have noticed my strength has improved.  My goal is to improve my quality of life.  I would love to find  a way to improve my energy levels and discover a balance by putting in the right nutrition to get the best out.

Secondly… still loving the Crossfit concept!  Still building my own versions of the workout of the day, but setting good “SMART” fitness goals for myself and working hard to achieve them.  Current goal for the month of April is to be able to complete 5 chin ups consecutively.  Thanks to my chin up bar at work, I should be able to make this happen 😉  At the start of my challenge could grunt my way through 3…

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Two things today…

A week into the challenge I set for myself to give the Primal/Paleo lifestyle a go, and I feel great!  Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I discovered some awesome recipes and new ways pro make some of my same old favourites exciting again.  Some of my wacky sounding creations Ange even likes.  🙂  The “food baby” feeling after a meal is a thing of the past.  My energy level is better, and remains more constant throughout the day.  I’m not hungry all the time like I used to be, although I still eat a LOT.  One of the challenges I have found though, you often take for granted just how many foods have grains and legumes in them!  When you are the one putting all the ingredients in, it’s easy.  BUT at a restaurant that’s a who different story!  I took my girl out for dinner the other night to Swiss Chalet (fancy, I know!) figuring I could order chicken and salad with no concerns.  Which is true…. but it was really cold and snowy so I ordered a cup of chicken noodle soup to shake the chill.  DUH!!  Chicken noodle?  Once the soup arrived I soon clued in to my mistake!  And here I was thinking it shouldn’t have any dairy in it being a broth soup and all…  just chicken and vegetables…  LOL  :-p

ALSO…

I LOVE CROSSFIT!  I don’t think I can officially call myself a crossfitter as I have to make my own modifications for any of the workouts that require equipment which I don’t have, but I love the concept and bust my butt through the modified workouts!  Two days ago the workout of the day (WOD) called for 20 pull ups.  I do have a pull up bar at home, so this one didn’t need modification…  I sucked though!  haha.  Those need work for sure!

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