Sunday, June 13, 2010

first day as a vibram girl.....

so, friday, june 11, i bought my first pair of vibrams. well, WE bought our first pair of vibramS. i bought blue "kso's" and my boy bought gray/green "kso's" and gray/blue "sprints." i can't believe he got 2 pairs!

buying our vibrams was the inspiration behind starting our new adventure in primal living..... which led to my public commitment to talk about it on blogworld.

and what better way to start then to hit the trails....... a lovely 3 hour hike on a humid saturday morning. a tip i'd like to share with all of you...... hiking 101......... bring water. proof that we are starting at the beginning. the plan was for a leisurely 1 hour walk.  i mean, 3 hour hike. on every trail around the lake. this was not by intention....... but, we did have a lovely time. did i mention the humidity? did i mention we forgot to bring water? i'm surprised we got out of there alive.

how's that for breaking in a pair of shoes!

we have been reading about the primal lifestyle since february 2010. we read and have read "the primal blueprint" by mark sisson. we started eating primal...... but, it hasn't been an easy change. somedays we do really well, and well, somedays i find myself eating pizza..... oh, i do love pizza.

i will say, that even being (generously estimating) 70% primal, i have lost 18 lbs. i have always had a hard time losing weight.

we did some cross fit training about 2 years ago. but, for emphasis, i'd like to share that i was keeping a food journal, eating healthy by "conventional" standards, and doing cross fit, sometimes with 2 workouts a day. i maintained good habits for 6 months and lost 10 lbs. blergh. i felt good and got stronger and endurance improved, but the weight just wouldn't come off.

this time, i lost 18 lbs without working out and in only 3 months. now, just imagine, if i bump up my eating plan to 80% primal AND working out........ watch out jillian michaels.

1 comment:

  1. Clip-on earrings! Genius! Oh my word, a whole world of possibility has opened up! And thanks for telling me the proper term; do you know how tough it is to find something when you don't even really know what it's called? Argh.
    And I've never heard of vibrams, but now I'm intrigued. Just scanning (cause it's late and I'm crazy to be blogging at this hour) it looks like they're more for trail walking? I'm getting back into jogging right now, but there are a LOT of great trails around here, so I might have to check these out. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!