|20FEB12 - 16MAR12|
My whole life I've been a chubby kid at heart. I don't have greek god genetics where I can eat whatever I want, not exercise and not gain weight. Early on in elementary school let's just say all my jeans said "husky" on them. It wasn't until I started playing football and hit a growth spurt that I started getting more vertical than horizontal.
From high school through college through the military I was always right around 200-205lbs. Always very active and loved working out. Upon exiting the military and moving back home to Portsmouth...I continued to work out and I worked out. But I always ate hard too...I started gaining weight and couldn't figure out why. Here's a photo of me from December 2009 on a cruise...and trust me I was sucking it in. I was around 225+ here...
|December 09 ...was trying to suck it in and look way cool...|
Fast forward to August 2010..we opened up PSKC and now the diet began to look more Paleoish....eating the right foods about 65% of the time as time went on I studied/read/learned more about the Paleo diet but still wasn't willing to commit to a true strict test/challenge. Over the course of this time period through opening up the gym and changing to a more healthy way of eating I had dropped 20-30lbs. I was back around my normal 200lbs...but I wanted more...I needed more. I needed to learn and more importantly challenge myself to stick to it. Enter my boy JB...
|Paleo Seminar presented by JB and Chas of Practice Crossfit|
Feb-20-2012 - Day 1
|as you can tell I'm not a morning person|
Through the support and encouragement of fellow PSKCrs I was able to maintain a strict no cheat 25 day Paleo challenge of meats, veggies, nuts, seeds, and water. My staples during this period were hard boiled eggs, grilled meat (any type), fish, spinach, asparagus, mushrooms, onions, some sweet potatoes if I was gearing up for a Crossfit Open workout...and that' pretty much it. After every workout I'd down a protein recovery drink and supplement with fish oil and that' really it. Not sexy nor flashy..but effective. It works next post we will show you pics of Mikey D. He blew everyone out of the water. Mix some high intensity short duration workouts with Paleo eating all while surrounded with an incredible and supportive team that is PSKC and there is no limit to what you can do.