Starting Monday I am doing the 21-Day Primal Challenge. Basically that means no grains, legumes, peas, corn, or beer. I’ll be eating mostly grass-fed meat and organic veggies, with some nuts, seeds, and fruits to fill out the day. I’ll be doing pull-ups, planks, squats, and push-ups plus non-chronic cardio. For 21 days.
Why am I doing this? My health is good, by all standard measurements. But I’m scared by the random arthritic twinges, the size 10 jeans that are starting to feel a little snug, the constant allergic reactions to *something* every evening and morning. I’m hoping that by eating a diet of chemical-free veggies and meat, I’ll be able to overcome some of the maladies I feel onsetting me and stave off others by which I have yet to be afflicted.
I figured I can try this for 21 days, and if I don’t feel better, I can go back to my old ways, no harm, no foul. But, if I do feel better, healthier, more vibrant, more energetic, then thank God. And if my pants fit better as well, so be it. Man, do I ever hate tight pants.
So my blog is going to become a record of this challenge for the next 21 days. I expect to post pictures of my delicious, primal meals, along with a quick synopsis of my overall health/wellness for the day. Admittedly, this may be boring to many readers, and for that I apologize. However, being a weak, easily-distracted girl of almost 35, I need the added inducement of being held accountable for my resolutions by the 6-10 people who read this blog. So, thank you, and I’m sorry.
If you think that I am taking advantage of this weekend before the new eating plan starts to drink beer, eat pizza, and to otherwise enjoy all sorts of unhealthy behavior, you would be entirely correct.
Take care, and I’ll see you tomorrow when I plan to post pre-primal stats. Hopefully in 3 weeks, I will be healthier, happier, more focused, and more energetic.
If you are interested in the primal “movement” and what it all means, check out these sites: