Get 2012 started with new goals and a Paleo detox
Happy New Year everyone!
With the start of a new year always comes new years resolutions and new goals. Whilst I don’t personally believe in new years resolutions, as they always seem to be things that are unrealistic and don’t last, I do believe it is a great time to sit down and nut out some real goals for the year ahead.
I am only give advice about your health and fitness goals and I am going to keep this brief, as what I want to say is simple.
If you want to reach new levels of fitness, I provide all the classes you will need. You do not need to find the motivation to exercise alone. You do however need to find the motivation to turn up to class! Whether you work out in the CrossFit gym or out in the park, I am there for you atleast 5 days per week. I expect you to see me atleast 3 days. I would love to see you 5 days a week, but I know life can get in the way. But, be realistic about your goals and train in a way to achieve them.
Remember that training not only affects you physically, it also helps mentally. Think of how great you feel on days when you get a good hard session in.
One of the most important things this year is to stop avoiding the workouts you don’t like the look of, because generally they are the workouts you need as it is something you personally lack skill, strength or fitness in. Do this for me in 2012, come to class no matter what the workout.
If you want to improve your health and lose weight, you have 2 options, “paleo” or “zone”. Both of these eating plans reduce insulin which in turn reduces inflammation.
Loren Cordain – the founder of the paleo diet has just released a new book, which sounds great, so my suggestion is for you to get a copy of it and start reading now. Don’t put it off, start the year off in a way that will really kick start your health and weight loss.
Here is a link to the book, but I am sure you could pick it up in many locations as it appears to be sold out in this store http://thepaleodiet.com/store/the-paleo-answer
If you would prefer an e-book version, it is a lot cheaper and never out of stock, here it is for only $12.99 http://www.amazon.com/Paleo-Answer-Weight-Great-ebook
If for some bizarre reason you don’t go and buy the book, firstly reduce your overall calorie intake. After this, reduce all breads, pastas, dairy products and all refined carbohydrates. Try to get all of your carbs from fresh fruits, salads and vegetables. Increase your intake of lean meats and good fats.
I am sure everyone needs a good detoxing, so take the month of January to be as strict as you can. Call it an unofficial Paleo detoxing challenge.
Use the next couple of days to get in all the fresh food you need and then start 30 days of clean eating. No bread, pasta, rice, cereal, grains, dairy. Your stomach (internally) and your bodyfat/weight will thank you for it. During this time, you can purchase your new Paleo book and you can understand why you feel so much better without these foods in your body.
So there it is, if one of your goals in 2012 is to get fit and lose weight, then turn up to training and cut the grains & dairy out of your diet. It really is simple!