Sunday, January 11, 2015

Paleo Chinese People

So, I've been going about my new workout routine for over a month now.  And things have been going well.  I'm not bored, I'm not beating myself up, and I don't constantly feel tired all the time.

I'd call that a win.

Annd, I think I just realized that I never explained my new workout routine.  Oh well....that's not the point of this blog post.  I'll have to share that at another time.

Anyways.  As you know, I broke up with Death Gym, and have moved on to taking a strongman training class once a week.  At a CrossFit gym.

Eeek.

I am so not a crossfit chick.  In my mind, they are elitist, crazy, cult-like folk.  Don't get me wrong, I love watching the crossfit games.  I watch videos of some pretty awesome lifts that show up in my facebook feed.  The amount of weight those peeps can move is impressive!

But for me, not so much.  I imagine that if I attempted a snatch, my arms would hyperextend and detach themselves from my body before I managed anything productive.

But I digress.

Aside from thinking that most crossfitters are bat-shit crazy, I also feel that they are fanatical about their diets.  So imagine my delight when the gym started posting about an upcoming Paleo challenge.  (See what I did there?  That was sarcasm.)

Yippee skippee.

I've been working hardcore on the "eyes on your own plate" thing, which basically means, "I don't give a fuck about what you eat, so please don't give a fuck about what I eat."  If you want to eat Paleo, be my guest.  But don't fuck with me and my food, and go on and on about how awesome Paleo is, and how great you feel, and how you wish you could eat a fucking potato.

Because if it was so awesome, and made you feel so great, you wouldn't be wishing you could eat a potato.

So strongman training was at 9:00am yesterday.  And so was the intro speak to the Paleo challenge. Thankfully, our class was in the strongman dungeon (what I've dubbed the room) and the Paleo challenge talk was in one of the main rooms of the facility.

(Ooooo....I'm finally getting to the point of this.  It's about time, right?)

And my strongman coach basically says, we don't eat Paleo down here.  And she went on to say, "What did the Paleo Chinese people eat hundreds and thousands of years ago?  I'm sure they ate rice."

And I laughed.  And I knew that even though I take strongman classes at a crossfit gym, I've found a new home.