Stress, sickness, laziness… none of them are excuses. I’ve been slacking lately. I’m talking about both staying primal and updating the blog.
This is how I feel lately:
It needs to stop!
My goals by the end of 2012 (some more immediate than others):
- 90% Paleo
- Lose 40 lbs. (~2/week) (not final goal)
- 9 minute 2k time on the erg (rowing machine)
- Join a Crossfit gym and afford the monthly membership (~$135/month)
- Become a skating referee for roller derby
- Upload 4 videos to Primal Nut Recipes (once a month)
Obviously, all of these goals work together nicely.
To reach #1,#2, and #3 I’m going to track my food and exercise online. I’m not sure which site is the best and if I’ll be able to share on my blog, but there’s got to be a plugin for that, right? Comment and let me know! To be honest, I feel like this back-and-forth between paleo and SAD (Standard American Diet) is worse for me than just sticking with one or the other. I end up eating more fat while I’m also eating carbs. Not always at the same time. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think I read somewhere that that’s a recipe for disaster.
To track my progress on the Concept II, I’ll be sharing my logbook. My baseline 2k will be done this week, as soon as I don’t feel like complete crap (I’m still getting over a wicked case of bronchitis). In college my best time was 7:16. I think 9 minutes is a very realistic goal.
#4 is just a matter of budgetary constraints and prioritizing. It kills me that Crossfit is so expensive. I understand that the equipment is top notch and you’re basically getting feedback from a personal trainer on what to do and how to do it, but $135/month is jaw-dropping. Starting CrossFit is exciting to me, mostly because I already have a Concept II rowing machine at home (that’s 16 years old BTW)! Also, it reminds me of the heavy lifting I did in college. I’ll take a WOD over an hour on the elliptical any day. Plus, I’ve always been super competitive. So I would push myself by trying to beat my last WOD time, lift heavier, row faster, etc.
Leave a comment below about CrossFit, sticking to 90% paleo, budgeting, or just say hi!