The first two weeks of Primal living are coming to a close, and I honestly do feel better. I don’t feel tired midday anymore, and I wake up earlier. I can easily do two meals a day (breakfast and dinner) and don’t feel the need to snack anymore, though the occasional handful of cashews or almonds is a nice treat.
I haven’t weighed myself yet, thought I want to. I personally feel there’s been a noticeable drop in weight physically, even though the extent of my physical activity over these past two weeks have been a few walks, and parking farther away from the store in parking lots (which is great, especially on beautiful days).
The Primal Blueprint suggests low to moderate activity for 3-5 hours a week (walking, biking, jogging, staying at 75% of your maximum heart rate), as well as a few days of strength training and the occasional sprint session. Over the last week or so I’ve been searching for a good, well-rounded workout, and I came across SimpleFit. Recommended to me by Cheapo, an active (and model Primalist) member of the MDA forums, SimpleFit is an easy, short, body-weight exercise routine that works out your entire body. The only thing I need to buy is a pull up bar, and some FlexBands to assist me in doing pull ups. I’d say an initial $50 to $100 investment beats a $30 to $50 a month gym membership any day.
So, along with writing about my thoughts and ideas (which should be more frequent now) on Primal living, I’ll be talking about my personal SimpleFit experience, and what it does for my body. For more information, head over to SimpleFit.org