I’m going paleo

That’s right you guys. I’m jumping on that gosh-forsaken bandwagon and going strict paleo for 30 days starting on April 7.

What the hell is paleo? I wrote about it on my blog last week.

I signed up at my local CrossFit box on Monday and my hands started shaking as soon as I finished writing my name down. My reaction to starting this challenge:Scared. Ha ha!

I’ll try my best to document everything on the blog, that I’m eating. I’ve already made a little binder with what my meals will be throughout the days with a little box for my workouts on the side.

This paleo challenge is not for anyone but me. I’ve never been on a “diet” of any sort before. I know Paleo isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle, blha blah blah. Anything that limits what you’re allowed and not allowed to eat, is considered a diet in my mind.

Last year I was going to sign up but I chickened out because I knew I’d fail. I knew I wasn’t in the right mindset to give up 3 scoops of sugar in my tea, or give up my lunch time sandwiches. This year, I’m all for it — a little scared of how I’m going to do but I’m definitely ready.

Saturday I’m sitting down at my CrossFit box and sitting in on a 3 HOUR seminar on why “should” choose paleo, why it’s so great and whatnot.

I personally don’t believe in cutting out food groups like dairy and wheat, but hey — I think if I start documenting my food intake, I can really see what I’m putting into my body. Because right now I have no idea what my starch, or sugar intake really is and I’m taking a blind side to it all. I know I’m an unhealthy eater right now and I want to change that. I think starting fresh will make my stomach feel much better, and hopefully a little more toned than what it is right now.

Good bye McDonalds, good bye cheese and nightly glasses of milk with my supper I will miss you. So long Swisher Sweets ( Don’t know why I said that… I don’t smoke).

See you on my Birthday… Ha, suckers! Paleo challenge ends on May 7th, being my BIRTHDAY. I’m so excited.

Please share your (uncomplicated) paleo recipes below. I’m a doofus in the kitchen sometimes.

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  1. You will survive, I promise! ;) My favourite sites for recipe browsing: paleomg.com, civilizedcavemancooking.com, againstallgrain.com and there are literally a ton more. You’ll find that Paleo will challenge you to actually cook, which is a great thing (in my mind, anyway, haha). Spaghetti squash with meat sauce (with lots of veggies in there too) has become a favourite at our house.

  2. I can’t wait to follow your progress. I wish I could do this but my family doesn’t eat Paleo and won’t. It would be a lot easier if they wanted to take the challenge with me but having food in the house that isn’t Paleo wouldn’t help me!

    Nancy says: Same with my household, my boyfriend is going to find it difficult if he’s not going paleo haha. Then again, there’s only two of us. He won’t be joining me on the Paleo Challenge, so it’s going to be a little difficult seeing him eat some potatoes or french fries (occasionally) with his meals when I’m not. ha ha! But I’m the main cook in the house, so I’ll be prepping everything and if I make a stir fry, I’ll just make some rice for him – none for me. Sad day!! :)

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  3. it’s funny that people consider it a “diet” and “cutting out” foods.. when, in reality, the problem is that we have “added in” all these junky, unhealthy foods that aren’t even really food! paleo is about real food for fuel, health, and survival.. which is ultimately why we eat in the first place.

    vegetables, vegetables, vegetables! salads don’t have to be boring. think outside the box. eat the foods you like. just because kale has great nutrition doesn’t mean you have to eat it if you don’t like it!

    good luck!!

    Nancy says: I’ve been reading websites and searching for paleo recipes and they all look really tasty! The blog post was meant to be a little funny, and not taken so seriously. Which is why I kinda stated that it’s a “diet”. I mean, really though – we don’t live in a caveman world anymore. I still consider dairy and wheat to be part of the food groups! lol

  4. Hahaha this picture made me laugh!! I tried the Whole 30 challenge right smack dab in the middle of my marathon training and failed EPICALLY after 6 days! Blah!! The grains were too important to my fueling at the time. I know a TON of folk who are on the paleo bandwagon and LOVE it!! I believe in you!! Just be done with this in time for our May 4th trip to the Old Spaghetti Factory… That meal is gonna be a lot of carbs! Haha

    Nancy says: LOL I had May 4-5th weekend booked off to visit you in Toronto. But are you kidding me? LOLOLLL… The Spaghetti Factory! Fooie!!! I’ll go, regardless. I won’t cheat, I will not! :) The challenge is done on the 6th (or 7th, I’m not sure).

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