Friday, August 5, 2011

Paleo update

I feel so amazingly good! Granted, I'm not too crazy about it. For instance, yesterday I ate wasn't even good. I wanted a nice fillet of fish and some grilled veggies. This morning I did P90X shoulders and arms and I was shocked at how much stronger I felt. And, I was able to lift more weight with less effort. Then, I had so much energy, I jumped on my bike and did a tabatas routine. Tabatas is an evil interval workout in which you go full-speed for 30 seconds, rest for 10 seconds and then repeat. Try to hit 8 fast intervals. Your booty should be exhausted! A crazy awesome workout in less than 5 minutes. It feels SO good! Followed it up with a protein shake and I've been going full speed ahead effortlessly all day.

For a delicious protein shake, I mix chocolate protein powder (today I used 2 scoops) with a straw of instant coffee (I used hazelnut), ice, water and blend. Tastes like a frappuccino...but with lots of protein and without the fat. Technically, it's not paleo, since there's whey protein in the protein powder, but I don't care. It's awesome and speeds recovery.

Last week, I ran a lot and it felt great. Unfortunately, however, little Hanky split the pad on one of his paws, so he can't run until it heals. I didn't run at all this week because it kills me to leave him behind. Shooting for my first outdoor bike ride since the Ironman this weekend.