With the Paleo Primer Workshop tonight (register here if you haven’t yet- there is still space!) I got to thinking about this post from last year. So much of our continued success is based on having people inspire us and hold us accountable. Tonight you will have the opportunity to set yourself up for success by making a commitment to your health and surround yourself with like-minded individuals all there to help you succeed. Use this chance you are being given to your full advantage. Decide NOW, once and for all to be better and do better, together!
Are You A Loser?
I am finding myself surrounded lately with temptation. It is there everyday, starring me in the face; challenging my will power, my commitment to health. Will I prevail? YES! Why? Because I am inspired by the “losers” in my life.
It’s the same old thing we all go through this time of year. The sun comes out, we start shedding the layers of winter clothes and hopefully the winter pounds as well. With the thought of beaches, boats, and bikinis right around the corner, most of us realize it time to get focused…on becoming a loser!
Many of my friends and family have listened to my enthusiastic dialogue regarding paleo living and CrossFit fitness. I have converted a few, others remain skeptical. The ones who have listened have seen real results, inspiring results; combined they have lost hundreds of pounds, and gained years of health. Many of them have thanked me for providing the tools and motivation to stay on track and become a loser. But they deserve the credit, not me. They did the WORK! It is to them that I say thank you. Thank you for believing in me, believing in my results, and inspiring me to keep working. Thank you for being willing to take a chance and most importantly believing in yourselves.
We all fall down sometimes, I know I do. But the important thing is to surround yourself with people willing to reach out a hand and pick you back up. It helps me to talk to my friends that have faced the same challenges, read stories of success and inspiration, and really think about what my goals are. There is always a reason to wait, to put off today what you can do tomorrow, right? To that I say, NO MORE EXCUSES! Tough love reality check; the world does not revolve around you. You are not the only one who is busy, tired, stressed, or doesn’t like to cook. Make the decision to be better and do better…TODAY!
Oh by the way…hey you, temptation…you can take a hike! I am focused, I am ready and my losers have got my back!! Bring on the bikini!
Are you ready to be a loser too? What are you waiting for? You don’t have to walk alone…
Tender Prime Rib Roast with Mushroom and Bacon Saute ( from www.marksdailyapple.com)
For a 3 – 4 pound standing rib roast, rub the entire outside with:
1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon sweet paprika
For a 6-8 pound standing rib roast, add another teaspoon of each seasoning.
Mushroom and Bacon Saute
2 strips of bacon, cut into small pieces
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced
4-6 sprigs fresh thyme
Two hours before cooking, remove the roast from refrigeration.Preheat oven to 450. Position rack in bottom of oven.
Combine salt, pepper and paprika and rub all over the roast. Place the roast, ribs down, on a rack in a roasting pan.Cook for 30 minutes then drop heat to 375 F. Continue cooking at this temperature until meat reaches 120 – 125 F degrees (or higher, for meat that is less rare). As a guideline, assume that once you turn the heat down the meat will need to cook 15 minutes for every pound. However, be careful, because in the last 15 minutes the temp can go from rare to medium quickly, especially if the roast is small.Let the roast rest for 20-30 minutes before carving. While the roast is resting, heat the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat. After a few minutes add the shallot then the mushrooms. If the bacon is not rendering enough fat, add a little olive oil to the pan. Saute until the mushrooms are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh thyme. Slice the bones away from the roast. Cut the roast into 1/2 – 1-inch slices. Serve the mushrooms bacon sauté on the side.
April 18, 2012 WOD
Deadlift x 3 (men: 155 lbs:women: 105lbs)
Burpee box jump x 3 (24″/20″)
Deadlift x 6
Burpee box jump x 6
Deadlift x 9
Burpee box jump x 9
… continue incrementing reps by 3 every round
As many rounds as possible in 8 minutes