Paleo Grubs. It’s the quirky name for the everyday paleo cookbook. I ordered a copy online from this paleo grubs book review page 2 weeks back and have since been busy cooking up a storm in the kitchen, working through whatever recipes take my fancy. There’s over 470 included in the book so it’s safe to say I’m not going to run out of ideas anytime soon. That said, the recipes I have tried so far have been fab! My family is also enjoying them too which is great and makes me feel like this could turn into something sustainable and worthwhile. The cravings for things like chips, cookies and pizza (which aren’t allowed on Paleo) were hard to handle at first, but have since faded away and become (thankfully) more manageable.
It always surprises me how accustom you grow to old diet habits and how quickly the body can adapt to a new set of rules. As for results, I’ve noticed my hair and skin coming in thicker and stronger and no longer suffer from mid-afternoon energy crashes which would usually require a ‘hit’ of sugar to keep me going. As for the Paleo Grubs book, I’m thrilled with it. It’s comprehensive, affordable and full of variety. Did I mention it comes with desserts, too? Who would’ve thought natural, non-processed desserts without sugar could be so appealing! If you get chance, I encourage you to check it out. Again, here’s the link.
Before my first class, the only thing Cross-fit and I had in common was the ‘cross’ part. I’d always been unhappy and frustrated with my body and my stress levels matched that. I’d heard about Cross-fit from a girlfriend after a little convincing decided to give it a go. I had preconceptions that everyone would look amazing, but surprisingly that wasn’t the case. Sure, there were some pretty fit people there, but there were also a few ‘average’ people which made me feel a bit better about myself and not so self-conscious – Ha! The session itself was tough, though you only pushed yourself as hard as you wanted to push yourself. After ~40 minutes of squats, burpee’s, crunches and sprints I was buggered! It didn’t take long for the ‘buzz’ to wear-off after which I was overcome with an insatiable desire to sit/lie down and do nothing. After a good 20 minutes I mustered all of my remaining strength and hobbled over to the kitchen where I made myself a tasty and nutritious protein shake. That ‘whey’ stuff gives me gastro problems so I always use a veagn-based powder. I’m currently using Plant Fusion’s ‘Phood’ and I must say it’s awesome! Bit pricey, but awesome nonetheless. All in all, cross-fit was good and I enjoyed the experience and plan n going back in the coming days. Until then, stay tuned and have fun!
In my last post, I said I would occasionally do a product review. Well, today is that day! The product under the microscope today is 6 minutes to skinny. It’s written by Craig Ballantyne and offers a unique, super-fast way to lose weight taking, yep you guessed it, 6 minutes. I decided to stump-up the cash bought it from here after reading their review. It took me about 2hrs to work my way through the e-books they have. I spent much of that time reading on my iPad thanks to the program being available to download from the net. I liked how the program was written and it never got too technical, which is nice
The program gives an outline of 4-6 weeks to start seeing results. With that in mind, my motivation was sky-high and I was able to maintain it throughout the program. I think a big part of this was due to the no-fuss approach. I’ve tried other programs before, but often found myself getting bored and unable to deal with the information. In that respect, 6 minutes to skinny was a (very) refreshing and welcome change.
They say an image is worth a thousand words, so I’ve included a pic of my before and after, showing my results after using the program for 5 months. I don’t plan on using the program continuously from this point forward. Instead, I plan to use it on as as-needed basis, just to help keep things in check. Overall, I would recommend the program looking for quick results, but don’t have the time, or the patience.
This is my intro post, so I’ll keep it short and sweet. My name’s Sophie and as you might have guessed from my domain name, I’m just another mom of 2. Two boys to be exact and this is my blog where I plan on sharing a little piece of my life with you. I’m not any different from any other mom out there. I live in a modest estate, drive an average car and work full-time to help keep the bills at bay. I love food, wine and going hiking in my spare time. I also do cross-fit at my local gym to stay fit and manage the stress that comes with being a mom of two bouncing-boys. That’s all for now, expect my next post in the coming days