The New Year is Here! Clean out and Lean out!

Hi guys!  Can you all believe it’s the Year 2012 already?

Our pastor challenged us today to “dig in” and do the part that God cannot do for us.  So with that thought in mind…  Are you willing to “dig in?”  To clean out / clear out the clutter?  To do the hard work (physical, mental, financial)?

Does that work include clearing out body clutter also?  So many who work out with us at CrossFit Confidence, as well as many others, are trying to get healthier and stronger this season.  One way to clean out is through a cleansing food regimen.  Whether you opt for The Paleo Solution, the “21-Day Sugar Detox”, a juice cleanse or a Biblically based fast – any of these will jump start your 2012 and shake up your body to wake it up and de-clutter some of the treats we all enjoyed over the holidays.  Grab a buddy from our box – Let’s clean out and lean out!

I personally prefer the Paleo/Primal lifestyle.  I do not feel deprived with Paleo and feel it leads to optimal healing and health.  It has changed my life by lowering my headache frequency and leaning out my waistline!  If you are unfamiliar, read The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf, or the newest Paleo reference book: The Paleo Answer by Cordain. I, myself, am cleaning out the pantry of the grains and boxed things that have snuck back in over the holidays. Instead I’m loading the refrigerator with energizing nuts and veggies.

Don’t forget those supplements if you aren’t getting enough vitamins through leafy greens and nutrient dense vegetables.  The links below go into detail, but you will find there and on other sites that  the main reasons to take Omega-3 are: to reduce inflammation in order to  improve blood health as well as to lower risk factors for heart disease, cancer, and alzheimer’s.  Robb Wolf recommends 2-4g of fish based Omega3. I have to take 6 of the ones from Costco to get enough.  Whole 9 Life gives solid dosage recommendations and WebMD can give a few more facts.  How do you take yours?  At night or sandwiched  between food?

The health community is also saying that at least 50% and up to 80% (mostly our children) of us are deficient on Vitamin D3!  Wow, right?  Vitamin D3 is important for bone health, muscle function, and neuromuscular health as well. Paleo Village and Paleo Diet Lifestyle sites have some really helpful info., and Dr. Mercola really dives into the subject.  It’s a good thing Amanda and her crew at CFC implement endurance WOD’s in addition to our strength training.  So get out and go for a run to get some sunshine as well as add a supplement if you like.

I hope you like my healthy snack suggestion – some Kale chips (My kiddos like this after school). Kale is a great way to get vitamins and these posted on Crossfit Zone satisfy that salty craving… .

I used Organic Lacinato Kale from whole foods for this batch:Baked Lacinato Kale in Season Salt & Coconut Oil

What are you all cooking up this week?  Anything to inspire us to eat healthy too?  Although I subscribe to PalePlan for weekly mealplanning/grocery lists, I may just have to make this Paleo Picadillo Casserole.

Are you all ready to “dig in” and get healthier so you you can tackle life’s other challenges?

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7 responses to “The New Year is Here! Clean out and Lean out!

  1. TERRE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I WISH WE HAD KNOWN MORE WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER, BUT AT ALMOST 82 WE ARE STILL KICKING AND HAVING FUN. HOPE THE SAME FOR YOU. SUSAN

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