Time For Another 21DSD & Other Ramblings

Howdy everyone!

I had no idea Austin got this cold in November. Brr and hope you all are keeping warm.

Joey and I joined Wheatsville Co-op this week. We are stoked about their local and organic selections!

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Went to the farmer’s market this weekend to pick up our Thanksgiving bird.  We must not have remembered the birds were first come first serve as we wanted a 6-8 pounder and got a 21 pounder instead. Oh hello, xmas! Now, does anyone know how I can saw this baby in half?!

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I haven’t had a chance to really talk about it on here, but Joey and I started a business, Kippin’ It Paleo! Please check out our Kickstarter! We had our first tasting today at The Combine and it went so well. People are digging our food and that feels amazing!!

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Check us out on Facebook and Twitter to find out when we are handing out samples as a box or gym near you!

I’ve been stressed lately trying to juggle my 40 hour a week job, photography on the side and starting a new business so Joey and I will be doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox (created by Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites) starting today! I’m all prepared with food and looking forward to kicking my stress induced sugar cravings!

While I’m super excited now, I might be complaining of headaches and other fun withdrawal symptoms in a few days…

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Officially A Crossfit Member!

So, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve written anything. Life = crazy. I learn new things about myself and my body all the time and that’s awesome.  I started out at the end of August eliminating gluten, then dairy and last month started ditching sugar. I’ve had a bit of sugar, dairy and gluten in small doses over the last month and I learned that my body just doesn’t like them. I have gluten to thank for the quarter sized rash on my neck I’m sure and for my psoriasis being worse.

I plan to spend the next week or so getting back to stricter paleo and then it’s time for the final elimination phase of eggs and nightshades. I eat lots of eggs so this will be a challenge.  I’m also going to grab some fermented cod liver oil that Diane Sanfilippo of Balanced Bites recommended in her book, Practical Paleo, for people, like me, with a leaky gut. Basically autoimmune = leaky gut.

Anyway, onto my main excitement as of late, Crossfit! I never thought I’d be into something like this. I’ve tried every workout imaginable and never saw results. Paleo + crossfit = WORKS! I love the group setting and the support everyone gives one another. Love it.

November onramp group at Crossfit South Shore!

I’m third from the right. We finished the foundations classes on Friday night and a bunch of us had our first “real” class on Monday. It was awesome! I loved being able to put some weights onto the bar and see what I could do.  I feel like 63lbs on a front squat was a good place to start for a newbie and I was honestly surprised that I could hold that much weight for a front squat!

Dear Planet Fitness:

I lift things up and put them down. And I like it. A lot.

Sincerely,

Kerry