Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekly Workouts - Going Primal

I've been pretty consistent with my diet for a long while now but not so much with my exercise.  I've walked most weeks but I'm trying to kick up my strength.  My husband does crossfit and loves it.  I've done crossfit and I hate it.  I mean I like the idea of it.  I like the workouts but I don't like doing the workouts quickly with people which is kind of the point of crossfit.

So I've been doing primal instead.  I like it so much better.  I've been following the Primal Blueprint from Mark's Daily Apple.

You can get the ebook for free here.

So I have two strength days and one sprint day and then  the rest of the week I do walking or yoga or Pilates and I LOVE it.  And if I love it I'll actually do it.

 Monday - I usually try to do my sprints on this day.  I walk one mile, then I sprint 30 seconds as fast as I can and recover for 2 minutes and repeat for mile 2, then mile 3 I walk again.

Tuesday - Strength day - I follow the primal blue print  so I do two rounds of push ups, pull ups, squats and planks (and side planks).  I'm following the progression according to the plan.

Wednesday - 3 mile walk, pilates or yoga

Thursday - 3 milk walk, Pilates or yoga

Friday - 3 mile walk, Pilates or yoga

Saturday - strength day - same as Tuesday and possible followed by yoga flexibility

Sunday - Rest baby!

I also downloaded a yoga app that I really like called Yoga Studio.  I highly recommend it.

Since going Paleo and reading lots of crossfit and primal things about exercise I have changed so much of my thinking.  Right now I lean more that chronic cardio can actually be more detrimental than helpful.  It is a tough concept to wrap my mind around since it has always been hammered in my head  - cardio, cardio, cardio.

Now I'm actually eating to live and trying to think more of adding muscle than losing weight.  I have a long way to go but I'm trying to get there.

What workouts are  you doing?



  1. I love CrossFit, but I can understand that it's not for everyone! I need to add more push ups into my routine, they are definitely a weakness for me and something I could easily do at home to improve. I remember when I first started reading Marks Daily Apple... it really blew my mind haha.

    1. My husband loves it and goes A LOT. I tried it and he keeps giving hints that he thinks I will like it but I tried it for a while and I just got stressed out trying to get there. It takes me a while to come around and I'm sure in about 6 months I will try it again. I know it would be so good for me!


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