Archive | February, 2013

The Bacon

24 Feb

I really need to stop with the bacon. Seriously, I have had bacon every day this week in something. I’m not going to lose any weight eating bacon. Let me go weigh myself, hold on, I’ll be back… Continue reading


Just Try It

23 Feb

Tonight was open gym and our first paleo potluck. I tried some awesome food, too many to list them all here, but my favorites were Meg Bell’s curry beef and eggplant and Holly’s banana pumpkin cookies. I don’t usually like curry, but i gave it a try and i was glad i did – I even went back for more. Awesome work by everyone though, I didn’t find anything that wasn’t tasty. My dish was seafood gumbo and it was, if I do say so myself, fantastic. I surprised myself with how well it turned out, I had never made gumbo before, but I figured I’d give it a shot. I’ll post the recipe tomorrow in case you want to try it.

This week has been funny. Most of the people I know are aware in some form of my relatively newfound enjoyment of CrossFit and of this little paleo challenge. Some are very supportive, especially friends and family. It gets discussed, and I try not to be that guy that talks about it all the time, but sometimes you feel like you have to give a reason why your declining that cookie or donut someone is offering you. What interesting is that I don’t judge others for what they do ( or more often, don’t do) about their health and fitness, but yet the same is not always true in reverse. Continue reading

Oh Balls….

20 Feb

Posting this now is pretty much a dead giveaway that I’m losing my 8-hours of sleep point for today. I can’t remember the last time I got 8 hours of sleep in the firehouse.

Today was a good food day in the firehouse. Surprisingly no-one tried to jam shit I’m not supposed to eat down my throat, because in the past, this has been a HUGE problem. I mean, how many times to you have to say no to get them to stop holding you down and feeding you shitty food?

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I Miss Chocolate

18 Feb

That is all.

Yeah, right, like I could be that brief.

Day 2 is under the belt and it was a good day. Here’s a few things I learned… Continue reading

Day 1 Complete

18 Feb

I was going to post this last night, but i made the mistake of going to Wegman’s on a Sunday and it put me about 11 hours behind schedule. Anyways, after day one, the kitchen is stocked, food is prepped and I only shook for a few minutes from the lack of chocolate or ice cream.

I did, however, find time to make some killer seafood stuffed peppers for dinner last night, so I thought I’d share…

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Measurements and the Pre-WOD

17 Feb

Yesterday was the lead-up day to the the challenge, which starts today. We started at the pubic market where Melissa introduced us to some of the vendors she regularly visits and we got some great food to get us going. Then it was on to the gym for measurements and the baseline workout. We’ll do the same measurements and workout again at the end of the challenge to see how far we’ve come.
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A Little Background

17 Feb

How I got here…

Life is hectic. My wife and I have multiple jobs (each) and we have kids, and as anybody with kids knows, patience is not their strong suit. 6 months ago I was as overweight and out of shape as I have ever been in my life. My self image was horrible and I found myself actively avoiding things with my friends and family as a result. Continue reading