Welcome to day 8 of Paleo Plan’s 1st 30-day Paleo Challenge! I hope you’re all still going strong, despite the football party-heavy weekend and your detox probably being in full effect at this point. You’re doing great. If you’re still sticking with it to any degree, you’re doing just fine. Don’t give up!
Last week I gave you all a chance to win an Everyday Paleo cookbook by Sarah Fragoso, some Paleo People Granola, and a WODbook to keep track of your workouts and health progress. In order to win the contest, you had to write out your reasonable activity goals (including rest) on our Facebook page here. What I found out is that not only are you guys psyched to exercise, but you guys are a bunch of overachievers! I noticed that most of you who wrote in are working out (or at least planning to work out) every day of the week. Remember that your body needs rest in order to progress, and your mind needs rest in order to exercise sustainably. Don’t be too ambitious, and give yourself the recuperative time you need. Having said all that, I’m impressed by your gusto to say the least.
The winner of the contest is Andrea Blasig Dedmon. Congratulations, Andrea! You’ll be hearing from me soon. I chose her because her workouts seem realistic and her rest days include a trip to the sauna, and that sounds very… restful.
For the 3rd contest, I want you guys to be really honest with me about how it’s going so far on this 30-day Paleo Challenge. Are you having trouble sticking with it? Are you running out of ideas for mixing and matching meat and veggies meal after meal? Are you feeling tired or otherwise uncomfortable? Are your kids or your significant other not supporting you the way you’d like them to? Let us know in the comment section below and you’ll be automatically entered into this contest. You have until Wednesday morning to lay it all out there for us, and I’ll be choosing a winner on Wednesday afternoon.
This time, you’ll be winning:
1. A paperback, updated version of the Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson. Mark Sisson is a fantastic writer, and has helped thousands of people go Paleo/Primal. He lays it all out pretty clearly in this book.
2. A year subscription to Paleo Magazine. That’s 6 issues of this awesome, glossy magazine that will give you new recipe ideas and update you on the latest science and happenings in the Paleo world.
3. A 6-month subscription to Paleo Plan. Get your menus and grocery lists in your inbox every Tuesday so you know exactly what groceries you need and how to cook every meal and snack of your week.
So pour your heart out to us in the comment section, and don’t be shy about responding to others’ comments with your own wisdom. Stay strong!