Friday, October 14, 2011

Did Grok Cut down trees?

Monday past on Thanksgiving I had 4 cords of 16 foot firewood delivered to my house. I really enjoy the exercise and the satisfaction from cutting and splitting my own. I also believe it give me a real strength that I cannot get at the gym. Yesterday I spent the whole day Cutting the wood into 18" lengths and splitting some.

Last year I split and cut it all. It seemed to take forever :-) This year I have 2 people offer to lend me their wood splitters, So I think I will take them up on their offer for the bigger pieces with lots of knots.

So I got to thinking yesterday. Did Grok cut trees? Maybe to build a shelter? but probably not for firewood. probably already down and ready to burn.

By 5pm I was super sore and pretty tired after a full day at the pile. For breakfast I had my usual 3 eggs, bacon, whey shake and chia seeds. At lunch time I began to feel tired and went in and had a Banana. around 3pm I crawled onto the kids trampoline and had a little power nap in the sun.

Mark's new book is going to be released next Tuesday, 21 day guide. I can't wait. I'll have a link to it here on Tuesday.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Eat it, But you are gonna pay for it!

So True!Until I began to eat Primaly I never really understood how food could affect you so easily. Yesterday I fell off the wagon and had some regular Lays chips and I have a few Rye and Pepsi. YUM!!!

Today, I pay for it.

When I woke up this morning and got up for my regular morning ritual. My feet hurt. Some thing that I had not felt in a while and that I knew instantly had something to do with what I hate ate the day before. The only things that were out of my normal Primal Diet were Pepsi or Rye or Chips.

For a long time I had that sore feet  in the morning. I had totally forgot about that feeling till I stood up this morning. Instantly I thought what caused this? I give thanks to Mark Sissons book Primal Blueprint for helping me to understand this.

I am amazed the more I eat primaly the more I notice. If I eat something that is not good for me. My body is not long telling me. Just amazes me that more people dont' already know that they should eat this way. All these products we see on TV and we are lead to believe that they are good for you.

Say NO to grains. Say NO to Sugar. Say NO to processed foods.

Grok ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

My Marks Daily Apple post

Amazing results. When I started following the Primal Blueprint I wasn't sure I could do it. 22 lbs proves I can do it too :-) Thanks Mark and Forumites!

I use to drink 3-4 cans of Pepsi a day and ate at least 2 sandwiches (white bread) and a roll with supper. I ate chocolate covered granola bars and choc chip cookies all the time. Since I have been following this I have been eating only fruit, veggies and Meat. I only drink water. I have been going to the gym at the fire hall where I volunteer and doing 2 25 minute heavy weight I walk all the time anyway. I have not worked the sprinting in yet but I will.

I have much more energy. In the mornings I'll have 2 eggs and bacon and a whey shake with chia seeds in it. That keeps me going for usually 6 hrs. I only eat when I'm hungry so usually just breakfast and supper time. I f I get a hunger need 1/2 way through the day I find a good piece of fruit usually fills me and I'm good to go till supper time. Amazing! Supper is usually something from the slow cooker or on of the recipes from the site. I find the slow cooker has really become my friend :-)

I love that I no longer have sugar crashes. Absolutely LOVE IT. My carbs are always under 150 and my protein content is always high. I use to do some yard work then come in have a pepsi and some cookies because I was tired. Then head back out and back out for another 1hr. Sugar crash. come back in have another snack. That is all gone. I can go out and work for hours and hours without feeling the need to stop. Other than to stop and take inventory.

I have also started taking multi vitamins, Omega 3 and Vitamin D (on the days i'm not outside).

I asked my boss for a stand up desk as I have the energy to stand all day. It was a bit getting use to. At 1st I stood 1/2 of the day and not I last the whole 12 hr shift only sitting to relax once in a while.

I am amazed how quick I seemed to switch over from carb burning to fat burning. Well that what I feel has happened.

This has definitely been a life changing experience. Thanks for writing the book Mark!!!!!!