I'm Ginny and I love to CrossFit. I have been CrossFitting at CrossFit Jenks for the past year. I played competitive sports my whole life, including softball in college. Before CrossFit I did a lot of cardio and weight training. You know, bicep curls, tricep extensions, lunges, etc with lighter weights so I wouldn't get too bulky. I was creating lean muscle! I didn't need to break a sweat using weights. Totally unnecessary. I knew it ALL! Hmmm....right. Enter CrossFit. Everything I thought I knew about how to train flew out the window. I had always been convinced if I wasn't getting at least an hour of cardio in five days a week I was under training. In the past year my whole idea about fitness and how to train has done a 180. My goal now is to do the same thing with my nutrition.
"You can't out train a bad diet." I have heard that a lot in my first year of CrossFit. Surely, that doesn't apply to me though, right? I can eat pretty healthy during the week so the weekends are a free for all and don't count. I can still hit PR's and get better, but how much better could I be if I really took my nutrition seriously? My eyes were opened to the level of CrossFit athletes out there during the CrossFit Games Southwest Qualifier. I finished 10th. What do I need to do to finish 5th and go to the games? Or better yet, 1st? I would bet money that all the top contenders are serious about their nutrition. This is where this Paleolithic Adventure comes into play. It is time for me to get serious!
Beginning August 1st, I am eating strict Paleo for the following thirty days. I will be writing every day about what I'm eating, how I'm feeling and how this all plays into my CrossFit workouts. The days leading up to August 1st I will be posting about my preparation. I'm currently reading as much as I can and I will be checking out local grocery stores to develop my game plan.
I encourage all my fellow CrossFit Jenks CrossFitters and anyone else to join in! What do you have to lose? This isn't about losing weight, although I'm sure we will. This is about being better. This is about helping your body become as efficient as possible.