Friday, July 15, 2011

Workin' It

I have probably nothing in common with Kim Kardashian except height and body type. Unfortunately, the size and shape of my body has of late morphed into something unfamiliar to me. And it looks not-so-much like the above amazing photo.  

Which is all about to change!

Here is what's going to make it happen:

1. Eating paleo. More specifically, primal. Basically, no grains or dairy or sugar or caffeine and lots of yummy protein and veggies and fat. And temporarily holding off on the fruit. This book is supposed to be amazing (people actually use most of the recipes instead of one or two).

 Mark's Daily Apple is a fantastically informative site with a daily blog all about how to live primal. This will help answer a lot of questions not covered in his books.

2. The most amazing boot-camp style gym ever. It's called CrossFit, and if you're super lucky, there is one near you. If you aren't that lucky, the site has loads of videos to show you how to do some things at home. Don't be turned off by the amateur looking graphics. This is a hard-core and fast way to get in shape. Pro athletes, police, fire and special military forces use CrossFit. As do grandmas.

So far I am having a blast. Getting through a class makes me feel like this dude.

And like a survivor. Who has an amazing natural high and wants to go dancing...possibly like this guy.

At least on the days I am not sore and/or shaking. Already I am getting stronger and can do a billion sit-ups. And push-ups are actually fun.

And eating a green leafy salad piled with avocado and red peppers and roasted chicken or tuna or salmon and olive oil is the most satisfying thing ever. Well. One of them.

Best of luck to anyone else out there making changes and feeling strong! I'm counting the days ( calendar is marked with weekly goals) until this happens:

I mean. Look at that waist. Yes, please.

P.S. Apologies for months of silence. I had some personal things going on. And at this point, I'm not even going to try to post daily. Just when things happen. Toodles.


  1. After reading Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr, I'm trying to consume less sugar, dairy and coffee too. I'll have to check out the book you mentioned!

  2. Best of luck, Arianna! It's tough but worth it. And not so tough after a few weeks. I don't miss sugar and dairy anymore (the caffeine is a bit harder to live without for me).