Browsing All Posts filed under »The Experiment«

Vegan. Or Carb Overload?

December 8, 2012


Maybe I’m just into experimenting with food until I determine what works best for my body.  Paloe, while amazing and absolutely provided unbelievable benefits, killed my desire to eat animal protein (which at the time, only consisted of fish).  And so, while one side of me was leaning towards introducing good old fashioned meat back […]

Challenge Turned Lifestyle

November 19, 2012


I’m a competitor at heart.  We don’t really need to be in an official competition and I’m probably competing against you. That might be one of the reasons I fell in love with the sport of CrossFit.  Healthy competition surrounded by a community of like-minded individuals. Needless to say, I was stoked to win first […]

Please. Give Me A Burrito.

November 4, 2012


I need some Mexican food.  It’s been a little over two weeks since I enjoyed bean burritos and/or any type of Mexican food.  I’m envisioning bean and rice non-GMO verified chips, with pinto beans, tomatoes, scallions, jalapenos, my homemade, best in the world guac.  Seriously, I’m not even craving the cheese (who know as a […]

Inside My Head

November 1, 2012


Apples and fish and egg whites and nuts, berries and fish and salad and nuts.  Repeat.  Week two is coming to an end, while there are pros and cons, I can, sometimes, easily say the pros outweigh the cons.  What’s been most interesting to discover on this journey is that the cons are all inside […]


October 21, 2012


The paleo challenge kick-off was amazing. The gym was loaded with a ton of energy and I think it’s going to be a pretty awesome month.  Here’s a quick update on where my baselines came in. Saturday, October 20, 2012 5k Trail Run:  26:32 WOD (see below):  6:30 Baseline WOD (workout of the day), for time: […]

Goodbye, Beans

October 17, 2012


Directions seem to change often for me.  When they do, I typically become addicted to a path.  Good or bad, I have passion.  Recently, I became a member at Urban WarFit CrossFit in Scottsdale.  In a short 6 week window, I managed to drop 4% body fat, without even trying too hard.  For the first […]

Pizza and Beer

June 16, 2012


It started with a box of brownies.  Well, not exactly, but I’d love to place the blame on something.  One week into my new eating plan and I was totally low on energy, exhausted in general, and becoming a little grouchy.  It could probably be blamed on a number of things, but, I was convinced […]