Well, we finished Day 3 of CrossFit Elements today! We did some medicine ball work, and some ring work, and worked on form for power cleans and snatch and jerks. I really like the way CrossFit stresses the Olympic lifts, and really dynamic movements that engage multiple muscle groups simultaneously. I’ve found myself a bit sore just from repeating the forms and technique over and over. I’m debating internally now whether I want to jump right into 3 days per week, or start off with 2 days per week. I definitely intend to do 3 days eventually.
I have been eating a Paleolithic style diet for the past couple of weeks. I have been avoiding bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and such, and focusing on lean proteins and fibrous fruits and vegetables when possible. I have also been drinking a glass of milk per day (HEB’s Mootopia is fantastic, and has 12g protein per serving). I can already see a bit of a difference in the mirror. I’m really looking forward to getting started with the CrossFit WODs, to see if I can melt some of the fat off. I will weigh myself again on Monday, to see if I’ve lost any. *crosses fingers*