I’m extremely satisfied with my results of the Paleo Challenge, however I had an extremely good time getting that classic before-picture-look. Many enjoyable hours of beer drinking and pie eating helped me have the December to Remember, which actually started in December 2010- about the time I started to work from home and on the road.
The toughest part of the challenge was getting rid of the sugar, especially pie. I woke-up on day four of the competition at night in a cold sweat, which I believe was my body missing the sugar. I have two roommates and I couldn’t throw their groceries away, so I was constantly surrounded by these sugary foods. These two roommates enjoyed harassing me with their choice in food, which are likely the exact same food choices of stoned eight-year-olds all across the United States of America. After day 6 or 7 my cravings were pretty much gone.
The highlights of doing the Paleo Challenge for me was the intense focus I had for work. I could get into a work-flow and be able to accomplish more. I racked up a fair amount of designated driver points. I forgot that without a hangover I can have productive Saturday and Sunday mornings. Long story, but I even got to explain this diet to an Amish waitress at an Amish restaurant as the “Adam and Eve kinda diet.” Also, I now look at corn-fed women differently.
Anyways, I’m 80/20 hooked on this.
Don’t trust my commas,
Overall Weight Loss (%) – Joe Stuckey
Starting Weight- 223.4
Ending Weight – 205.4
Weight Loss – 18
Percentage Weight Loss – 8.06%
(In just 25 days)
Congratulations again Joe S. on such fine results.
A quick, little story about today’s workout. A year ago I was living in the Virgin Islands and caught the bug of CrossFit after Peter decimated me in a handful of WODS while visiting. It was a humbling moment that we have all experienced in the realm of CrossFit in one way or another. I soon began to follow the programming of CF Chicago and within my first week came across this beauty of a workout. I’m not certain which coach at CF Chicago to credit for this workout. But it is dear to my heart as it was the first CrossFit workout I ALMOSTQUIT.
I had every opportunity to walk away from this workout. I had to do the wall climbs in the basement, use a 70lb dumbbell as a kettlebell, then ascend two stories of stairs to do Knees to Elbow.
If I recall correctly, I think I even called Peter mid-workout and asked if they really did this in class. His response… “Yeah, I was done in 24:23 (rough estimate)… it was a good workout, What did you think?”
My response, “I’m in the middle of it and I’m dieing!”
52 Minutes and 21 Seconds later I was done and learned more during this workout than I ever thought I could from a workout. Never quit! Don’t let the mind trick you!
WOD 5 Rounds (Time Cap 45 Minutes) 10 Wall Climbs 20 Goblet Squats 2/1.5 Pood 25 Knee To Elbow
*If you complete this workout with time remaining in class please have a few skills in mind that you would like to work on.*]]>