Yesterday you got to here Coach Annie's Paleo story. I had told MY CROSSFIT STORY a while back. Today I would like to share my experience of my nutrition/Paleo journey.
Growing up I was always taller and skinner then everyone I knew. The older I got the more uncomfortable I became. I remember I would start to slouch on purpose when around my friends or at grade school because I felt so out of place. It was the worst my freshman and sophomore year in high school (6'3" 157lbs). It is tough growing up when you are uncomfortable with the way you look.
People would always tell me, "You are so lucky you can eat whatever you want and as much as you want". Fraid not! So here is the deal, a guy that is skinny is the same as a girl that is overweight. It is completely the same issue with the opposite problem. But as most of the CF 818 community knows now it is very important that you eat the right types of foods no matter if you are trying to lean out, gain muscle or get FITTER! Just like you can't starve yourself to lose weight and lean out. You can't eat everything in sight to gain muscle.
I remember the days of eating everything I could, choking down nasty protein shakes (back when protein shakes tasted like @ss!) every night, trying creatine, BCAA's, drinking tons and tons of milk, etc... I remember trying any supplement I could to increase my strength and improve my body's size.
After high school I became a personal trainer at the good ole' globo gym so I began to study and learn about proper nutrition habits. I slowly began to incorporate the changes to myself personally and the gains slowly started to happen.
Then in 2009 after I had been involved in CrossFit for 1.5 years I started hearing about this Paleo Diet. I began to read more about it, attended a CrossFit Nutrition Certification and I was sold. It was the simplicity behind Paleo that sold me. Once I began to follow the diet closer I felt the benefits right away. I gained a ton of energy and this was at a point in my life I was working the most amount of hours and having the most amount of energy. I also began to see the changes in my body. My body fat was leaning down and my strength and bodyweight was increasing...finally!
Those of you that are beginning your Paleo journey during our Fight Gone Paleo Challenge. Stay committed to the Paleo principles and yourself. This diet is tried and proven by thousands of CrossFitters and quite a few in the box you are working out at now. All of the coaches were in your shoes at one time. We had the same desire to better ourselves as you do today. Let us lead, teach and inspire you to change your lives just as we changed ours.
A. 3RM Power Clean
B. For Completion
EMOTM for 6 minutes:
3 Power Cleans (80% of A)
EMOTM for 4 minutes:
2 Power Cleans (90% of A)
Every 30 seconds for 2 minutes
1 Power Clean (100% of A)
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