General manager and Strength Coach Shaun McCrary of Crossfit Unity threw down the gauntlet again this year! It’s the 30 day Paleo challenge take 2. I did this in January and lost 12 pounds. I gained it back and lost more but it’s been a battle. That is one of the hardest challenges I have ever taken on. The things that happened to my body, my mind, the cravings it was like a drug addict going through withdraws. The first two weeks were just crazy but I wasn’t alone.
This time around it’s different. I’m going Paleo and leaving my family out of it. I’m around temptations all the time and I should be able to resist right? Not all the time.
At home I’m relying on eggs, nuts and sticking to my own Paleo meals. My son’s birthday was a few days later and I resisted the brownie cake that he wanted. I made his favorite dinner but I opted for my own Paleo style dinner. That was rough and then the weekend came and it was the Dallas bloggy bootcamp conference.
Discovery! When I stay up late or don’t get enough sleep I eat more. I crave the sugar and caffeine more. Shocking I know! I caved to Star Bucks and cheese, sausage and chocolate covered strawberries! Sunday I still couldn’t get on board, crackers!
Monday I was back on track and there were several people from our gym who had fallen off the wagon too so I wasn’t alone. So far so good and the weekend came again and I resisted this awesome cake and the wine! Then Sunday hit and we had been talking online about resisting chocolate and someone brought up Butterfinger (which I LOVE). My husband had bought me a small bag of bite sized ones and I said “HIDE” them! Give them to me in 30 days.
That same night my son came and sat right next to me at my desk!
I could smell that chocolate and he was driving me crazy. He thought it was funny but I didn’t think it was funny at all. I was trying to be strong. “You have 3 seconds to get away!” I said. He thought I was joking! Crossfit has made me stronger, faster and more agile. He should know this by now! He lost a bite of that candy bar and then some. I caved and it was good but then I felt bad because I wasn’t strong enough to resist. I was willing to tackle my own son for a candy bar. What kind of mother does that? A Mother on Paleo! That’s what kind.
But wait…there’s more. So feeling guilty I told my husband to grab him another from the store. He came back with a bag of Nestle crunch! Really?! It was ok because the bag was still closed. Then he sits down behind me at his desk.
Really?! You are killing me man! A carton of Whoppers? Oh the SABOTAGE. What kind of a support system is this I scream in my head. It’s not their fault I’m doing the Paleo Challenge. Nope not at all. Needless to say the next day I got into the bag of Nestle crunch and the Whoppers. 🙁
So you see this time around isn’t going so great but it’s reality. This is my life. These are the challenges I face. I was trying to be nice and not clean out the house again. Turns out maybe I should have. We will see as my world turns! All I can do is get back on the wagon. I am five pounds down even with a set back or two. I was seven but I gained it back again. Maybe the candy? Surely not two pounds worth. Who knows! Be strong people.
The results are in Before and After the 30 Day Paleo Challenge.