|Press for success!|
Photo courtesy of Sara at CrossFit 323.
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.|
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.|
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