Potomac – Wednesday 140702

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When people start eating Paleo, they go through some tough challenges. Not only is their diet completely different, as that is an adjustment in itself, but they are also faced with social challenges as well as testing their willpower.

Here are some tips to help you get through some of these tough times and resist temptation:

Clean out your pantry. When you are feeling hungry, sad, bored, etc. the first place many people go to is the pantry or fridge for some comfort food. Clean out the crap so that when you are craving something unhealthy, it’s not very easy to get.

Avoid temptations! This might be the hardest, but avoid situations where you know you are going to fold under pressure. For example, if your friends are going out to a pizza joint or Dairy Queen to meet up, you need to act by not acting. Options here would be to A) not go at all B) suggest another place where you’d be “safe” or C) say you have plans but can meet up with them afterwards. It won’t always have to be like this, but in the first couple of weeks your willpower hasn’t fully developed yet.

Be upfront and honest. Tell your friends and family what’s up. You might get some crap and a little jab here or there, but in the end they want what’s best for you and should support you. Now, they will understand why you decline the homemade apple pie they just made and hopefully not get offended. Also, now that they know, they might turn out to be a good support system and help hold you accountable to eating clean!

One meal isn’t going to make or break you. If you eat unhealthy 90% of the time, and only eat paleo 10% of the time, you aren’t going to get the results you’re looking for. However, if you eat healthy 90% of the time and only fold 10% of the time, you’re in good shape. Eating a cheat meal every now and then won’t stunt your progress. It’s what you do on a regular basis that’s going to define your results.

Trust. Know that it WILL get easier. The first two weeks are generally the hardest for most people. Symptoms include hunger, nauseous feeling, headaches, fatigue, etc…but this is just your body detoxifying itself and probably going through sugar withdrawal. Get past that two week hump and you’ll see light at the end of the tunnel (and probably some results by then).

Stay strong and paleo on. -MariaPCF
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Warmup: EMOTM 8 Min
3 Snatch Balance
3 V-Situp
Alt: 3 Ring Row Drill/3 Diamond Pushup

RX’d Level II Level I
Jerk
5x2x80%
 
For Time:
500m Row
30 Burpee over Erg
20 Push Press 95/65
500m Row
15 Burpee over Erg
10 Push Press 95/65
Push Jerk
2-2-2-2-2
 
For Time:
500m Row
30 Burpee over Erg
20 Push Press 75/55
500m Row
15 Burpee over Erg
10 Push Press 75/55
Push Jerk
2-2-2-2-2-2
 
For Time:
350m Row
30 Burpee
20 Push Press 55/35
350m Row
10 Burpee
10 Push Press 55/35

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