Sunday, May 22, 2011

Nom Nom/323

Press for success!
Photo courtesy of Sara at
CrossFit 323.
There isn't much to report on the wedding front this week.  No napkins made.  No garlands strung.  No white dress purchased.  So I figured that this week is a good week to talk about what I'm doing to get as svelte and lovely as possible for the big day (and for the rest of my life).  Two words: CrossFit, Paleo.
CrossFit is a style of exercising that has a super long definition, but basically consists of Olympic style weight-lifting, gymnastics and cardio, among other things.  It's constantly varied which means you never do the same workout two days in a row - in fact, I've been going for about six weeks and I've yet to repeat a workout.  It's all about going as fast and hard as you can in a short amount of time. That means that in twenty minutes of CrossFit I sweat more, hurt more and curse more than I ever did in an hour of running on a treadmill, gliding on an elliptical or grape-vining in a dance class at a gym.  It hurts so good.

Homemade meatballs and marinara with zucchini noodles from Nom Nom Paleo.
I get my hurt on at CrossFit 323 in Atwater Village. It's quite a trek from my Santa Monica abode, but it's worth it.  Everyone who works and plays there is kind and supportive.  And although I'm often the slowest and/or weakest in the group, I never feel judged.  I struggle.  A lot.  And it's okay.  I highly recommend any Los Angelenos out there to head on over and check out a class, especially if you're on the eastside.  First class is free!
Paleo is an eating plan recommended by the CrossFit world.  After doing a little research, I found that it was worth a try.  It's basically "caveman eating".  Meats, nuts, seeds, fish, eggs, veggies and fruit.  That's it.  No grains, no bread, no sugar, no dairy, and... wait for it... no beans! This was a shocker for me as I

Nom Nom Paleo super cute tee.
consider beans and legumes to be one of nature's perfect foods.  It's a protein, it's a vegetable, it's a carbohydrate and it's delicious.  But I'm saying 'no' for now.  Saying no because I'm really trying to get sober from sugar, and I'm willing to cut all starches to do so.
If you're thinking to yourself "there's no way I could eat like that", then check out Nom Nom Paleo, a food blog created by a working mom and CrossFitter who makes the most amazing looking dishes composed of whole, natural, caveman eats.  She's a true gourmand and she has inspired me!
Happy eating - and sweating!
~ the green/green bride


  1. I love this! People are always yelling at me for not eating enough grains. Now I can wow them with my on-the-ball hipsterspeak. 'Oh it's Paleo', I'll say. And they'll avert their eyes and pretend to know what I'm talking about. This is going to be SO FUN.

  2. You're hilarious, Dweller. But, yeah, you should totally do that. After all, who can argue with the idea that we should eat like our oldest ancestors. Who, I ask?! :)