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    First Day of the 2011 30 Day primal challenge!

    B: 2 sausage patties, 2 eggs, and an apple
    L: turkey lettuce wrap sandwich with tomatoes and pickles and extra turkey
    S: salmon with salsa and laura bar with almond butter
    D: chicken and shrimp with tomato sauce and salad
    S: 2 gluten free fruit snacks

    WOD: bottom to bottom tabata squats with bottom hold for 10s rest and 1mi run- 12:06
    GWOD: 2min- L/R split hold, 2min middle split hold, 2min pancake split hold

  • #2
    Second Day of the 2011 30 Day Primal Challenge

    B: 2 eggs, strawberries, pineapple, cantaloupe, and grapefruit
    L: apple, 8 pepperoni, 1 turkey burger patty, 1 burger lettuce wrap with tomatoes, onions, and pickles, and tomato, broccoli, and cauliflower salad
    S: 3 pieces of chocolate (definitely can't do this again)
    D: salmon and salsa
    S: lara bar with almond butter

    S: clean pulls and clean: 2+1 x5 at 71#
    clean pull: 100# x3
    clean deadliest for position: 100# x2, 125# x2
    push press, push jerk, jerk: up to fail on push press- failed at 89#
    100 weighted situps at 25#
    Goodmornings: 3s x5r at 89#
    25 chinups
    WOD: 10-1 thrusters and abmat situps -7:32 at 59#
    GWOD: 50 L/R roll into pistol (can't stand all of the way up yet- lose balance really easily)


    • #3
      Third and Fourth Day of the 2011 30 Day Primal Challenge
      B: apple, 2 boiled eggs
      L: hummus with celery and carrots, ground beef, 2 kiwis
      S: fruit snack
      D: steak, ribs, salad, apple
      S: lara bar with almond butter

      S: FS: 5sx 3r at bar +23kg
      BS: 5s x 3r at bar +32kg
      100 weighted situps at 30# (separated into sets of 10 between lifts)

      B: 2 eggs, 2 bacon, strawberries and blueberries, and an apple
      L: spinach, tomato, cheese, chicken, and barbecue sauce, strawberries and blueberries, cucumber salad
      S: fruit snack and lara bar with almond butter
      D: broccoli and beef
      S: lara bar with almond butter

      Swimming: all done in khakis- 15min swim without touching the wall, 100m and 50m sprints x2


      • #4
        Sounds like your challenge is going well. Grok on.
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        • #5
          Thanks! There is still some things that I need to work on- tightening up nutrition, being outside in the sunlight more, getting consistent amounts of sleep, and going out and having fun just to have fun. But I feel like it is going pretty well so far!

          Fifth and Sixth Day of the 2011 30 Day Primal Challenge
          B: lara bar and almond butter
          L: BAS with shrimp and tuna fish
          S: banana and an apple
          D: 2 steaks and 1 sweet potato
          S: fruit strip

          S: muscle snatch: max - 55#+7kg
          snatch push press and overhead squat: max - 55# +7kg
          snatch balance: max - 55# +7kg
          snatch: heavy single - 55# +5kg
          good mornings: 4sx5r - 55# +5kg
          GWOD: 3x10 10# DB inverted cross
          WOD: 21-15-9 55# power clean, pushups, 25# KBS

          B: lara bar and almond butter
          L: Greek salad with chicken, humus, and tomato bisque soup
          S: yogurt with granola and berries
          D: got chocolate covered strawberries with some friends

          Starting a 24hr fast (digestion would have ended around 10:47pm)- I usually do a 24 or 48hr fast every other week or so.

          S: snatch- heavy single then 90%x1, 85%x1x3 - 33, 43, 65, 69.4# -62.8#, -58.4#
          clean and jerk- heavy single then 90%x1, 85%x1x3- 43, 54, 65, 80.4, 77, 88, 99# (PR by 3# for clean and 13# for jerk), -88#, -81#
          Front Squat: heavy single -89#, 111#, 122# (PR by 2#!!!)
          WOD: "Hansen" 5RFT 30 KBS @25#, 30 burpees, 30 GHD situps -35:27
          GWOD: 50 L/R back, front, side leg swings
          Last edited by flyer; 09-17-2011, 10:09 PM.


          • #6
            Picking this back up again to keep myself accountable. Doing john romaniello's fat loss forever program and I know I'll stick with it more if I keep declaring my day.
            Day 2: fast day
            Include water with a couple of ounces of pure cranberry juice thoughout the day.
            Workout: Run 5mi, trx and jumprope workout


            • #7
              Last month I did a 60hr fast to kind of test my mind and see how it affected my body,etc. (I have been periodically doing longer and longer fasts once a month while following a usual routine of only eating one large dinner on all of the other days). Right now I'm going for a 4 day or 96 hour fast. There is a slight possibility that I'll increase it to a 5 day fast but I feel like after 4 days I'll have met and overcome the mental challenge. Overall though I have started these fasting experiments to regain control of my addiction to food (especially sugar- chocolate) and since then I no longer feel a reward/ loss due to food and feel like I have a much better understanding and control of it. I think once I make it through this challenge I will go to a plan of one large meal each night (always dependent on what is actually going on in life) and a 48hr fast once (possibly twice) per month.
              Currently I'm just about 24hrs in and going pretty strong (the "stomach pains" do go away after practicing intermittent fasting for a while!). I plan on tracking my progress and also sharing my experiences with a "longer" all water fast (I do take supplements as well- vitamin D, fish oil, magnesium, cinnamon, and probiotics- the cinnamon I have found really helps ward off any blood sugar issues.)