Ok, so we’re not quite chiseled yet. But we are getting there.
The results of 4.5 months of CrossFit, 3-5 times per week, coupled with a moderately-strict adhesion to the paleo diet (we limit grains, legumes, alcohol, caffeine, and sugar, and have all but eliminated dairy).
Since starting CrossFit in March I have lost 6 lbs, but obviously my body has changed a lot more than just weight loss. Two of my lost pounds have been since starting Paleo August. I think that a lot of that has to do with cutting Progenex and using recovery meals instead, because as great as Progenex is for recovery, it is super full of sugar. However I have noticed that the calf cramps I used to get in high school that woke me up in the middle of the night with the feeling that my calf was about to snap like a rubber band, which reared their ugly heads when I started CrossFit again but were beat back into submission by Progenex, have definitely resurfaced since I started trying to use recovery meals instead. So that’s a major downside. Otherwise, I have noticed that I am not any more sore than I am with Progenex, but the soreness lasts longer. Have you had success with using recovery meals? I have tried chicken (light and dark meat), eggs, and bananas with almond butter. I would love to try salmon but the concept of eating a $5 piece of salmon after every WOD just seems a little… expensive.
Today I am ridiculously sore. Fran on Monday and a heavy deadlift WOD last night have resulted in full-body soreness and exhaustion. Also, last night the newest trainer at our gym, Mike, gave both of us some really great feedback about double-unders–turns out that even though I felt my DUs were fairly solid, I was really kicking my feet out because I was mostly focusing on what my arms were doing, and then just trying to get my feet out of the way. It’s great to feel like I’m reaching a point with something in CrossFit where I’m finally dialing it in instead of just trying to get it to work.
Anyway, here ya go. I almost have abs and am ecstatic about that. I am also getting closer and closer to a pull-up every day, doing at least 5 but shooting for 15 assisted pull-ups at the end of each WOD for practice. Brandon is dialing in his butterfly pull-ups, and I can’t get over the change in his lats.