I'm lost in a foggy haze of flu and sinus medicine, still.
I liken being sick to house arrest, and no one knows it better than Lohan.
I have a doctor appointment tomorrow afternoon, hopefully I can get some answers. Speaking of getting answers, we're Live Streaming on the Xbox, tonights Presidential Debate on Domestic Policy.
I don't miss paying for cable/satellite one bit, with Hulu, Netflix, and ESPN apps on the Xbox, I can watch everything I want, when I want. Besides watching the Debates, I can watch the CrossFit Games on ESPN, on YouTube I watch videos from the CrossFit Journal (right up there on the TV!), and on Netflix and Hulu I have Army Wives, Greys Anatomy, Downton Abby, right there, whenever I want them.
For the WLC'ers, if you haven't checked out the Fast Paleo app available on Android and iPhone, you should! I was inspired by a great recipe last night for my pumpkin loaves and some great pumpkin pancakes.
I am going to try these Apple Cinnamon Upside Down cakes tomorrow!
I never thought I'd say this, but I'm getting really burnt out on coconut flour. Just a whiff of the stuff this morning made me want to hurl. (And no, I'm not pregnant, I checked. ;)
Some of you have been asking why I don't believe in the Paleo paradigm, and I want to let you know, as soon as this Challenge is over, I will summarize my feelings. I want to give everyone a chance to form their own opinion and develop their own eating habits. I feel like I ate pretty well before the WLC, and I find that restriction does not work for me, and instead has turned me into an angry, bitter, food monster.
I believe I follow a Paleo-ish approach to foods anyways; a lot of clean proteins from a variety of sources: eggs, grass-fed beef, free range chickens, bison, pork, salmon, but I also love tofu and soy products. I believe that a life should be lived in balance. Everything in moderation. I eat a plethora of vegetables, from zucchini squash and brussels sprouts, to cabbage and okra. I do monitor my grain and gluten intake though, and opt to have my burger on a lettuce bun and make my baked goods with coconut and almond flour. I also watch my sugar-intake and monitor the use of sugar alcohols (though still believe they are better than over-dosing on agave and honey, I don't care how natural they are, eating that much sugar every day is not natural.) I eat a variety of fruits, though try to limit myself to just two servings a day, generally sticking to berries.
I thought that I had a lactose-intolerance and was excited to cut all lactose out during the WLC to finally prove this point. Alas, eating healthy foods can still cause gastro-intestinal distress. I'm talking about stinky farts. If it's not Fage yogurt, then it's the 2 cups of broccoli I eat at dinner, or the 3 eggs I had for breakfast, or the cauliflower I used to make faux oatmeal. There is no escaping it.
So, this makes me really excited to let in a little dairy on occasion after the Challenge, as cutting it out hasn't changed anything.
I don't like eating a high fat meal and I haven't adapted to it. It makes me want to go into a coma and sleep for 9 hours.
Do I think that our current eating restrictions on the WLC are something I will sustain beyond this? Definitely not, and I would not want to live like that. I feel that this much restriction creates unhealthy thought and eating patterns. Instead of wanting to "cheat" with a small piece of dark chocolate, I want a whole chocolate cake. Instead of wanting a small glass of wine with dinner, I want a double gin and tonic. Restrictive diets just don't work for me. A lot of these eating habits I do not find sustainable.
I know there are a million books out there arguing otherwise, but this is my personal opinion. Here's another funny personal opinion.
I think the only diet I may adhere to is that of The Zone, which Christmas Abbott believes in (and eating more fat!)
And you all know, I'd follow her into Hell.
She is 5'3 and about 115 pounds. I have just 10 more pounds on her (all flubbery body fat, no doubt) otherwise, I could maybe have a physique like that. Man, I need to get to kicking more ass.
How far do you drive to your local CrossFit box?
If you moved and found one closer, would you change locations? If you moved and your commute to the box became longer, would you still continue going?
How long would you travel?