Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Primal 21 Day Challenge: Day 17

Day 17:

Tomorrow your challenge will be to complete another sprint workout...

Complete a sprint session! Do about 5min of a light warm-up such as jumping jacks, high knees, or jog. Then, put on running shoes {or your bare minimalist shoes} and decide on a number of sets to complete. For example, you could complete 5-8 sets of 10-30 seconds of sprinting with a recovery in between {try resting for no longer than 60 seconds or until your breathing is back to normal} doing any cardio activity: running, rowing, bicycling, stationary bike, etc.

Yesterday, I completed a sprint session on our rowing machine. I did 8 sets of 30 seconds of work with 30 seconds of rest. I went ALL out!


Meal/Snack Ideas:

Breakfast- make a big, green smoothie: spinach, kale, cucumber, coconut/almond milk, berries, bananas, and some ice.

Lunch- roasted cauliflower and broccoli with mushrooms and onions.

Dinner- try a spaghetti squash or summer squash noodles with veggies!

Snacks- try some primal beef jerky from a co-op/health foods store or make your own using a food dehydrator.  

Document:

-how you increased your daily movement
-sprint workout
-relaxation techniques tried
-energy level {POOR, AVERAGE, GREAT}
-satisfaction level with meals
-hunger level between meals
-struggles
-benefits

Let's Talk:

Check out the new book/ebook from 'Against All Grain' and try some Thanksgiving dishes! Remember, stay away from all grains, wheat, legumes, sugar... Just because someone says their food/recipe is "all natural" or "all organic" or "paleo" doesn't necessarily mean it is. Take a look at that ingredients list! But, I think I might have to try this pudding from another source this holiday season here! You can also follow me on Pinterest here to check out my primal recipe board. 

Get cooking!