Happy New Year to all of you Cave People out there! We here at Northwest Cavegirls hope you had a wonderful 2012 and hope you have an even better 2013 filled with real food, good health, friends and family. As living life to the fullest takes precedence over blogging, you may see new posts appear in fits and spurts this year, but all of our past recipes, links, science and tips are always here for you to browse, use and share with others.
In the mean time, I wanted to share the new Yoga Yak video I’ve been using lately. This one is a few minutes shorter than the other 2, but is just as invigorating.
My Paleo Fitness Mantra: Walk every day, lift heavy things, sprint occasionally and play often!
I was recently talking to a friend about my exercise regime which includes almost exclusively low intensity cardio (walking and stationary biking) and strength training (yoga and weight lifting). When I thought about this more I realized that I’m not often adding sprints to my workout. I don’t like sprints very much, and who does really? But most Paleo Gurus do suggests that occasional sprints are very beneficial to the body.
I had heard of the Tabata training method, but hadn’t looked it up to see what it really entailed. So, today I Googled it and found this on the web:
It’s been one year since I started following the Paleo/Primal lifestyle! Happy Paleo-versary to me!
The whole thing started off as a 2 week experiment just to see if I could do it and to see how it made me feel. After the 2 weeks I didn’t really miss anything I’d cut out of my diet and didn’t miss any of the chronic cardio I used to do. So I just kept at it, taking it day by day, week by week always knowing that if I didn’t want to continue I could go back to my old way of eating knowing that I gave it a good try.
I’ve been practicing yoga for about 7 years now. I feel much calmer, more balanced and flexible, both mentally and physically, after a yoga session. For the most part I practice yoga in a class setting at my gym. I enjoy the variety I get from a teacher and the feeling of community I get from being surrounded by people who are all working on the same pose at exactly the same time. Sometimes we all accomplish what we set out to do and sometimes we accomplish something different, but at the end of the practice we all feel better than when we entered the room.