11/28/2011 Offical Weigh In, Is Crossfit My Problem

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  1. dude, you need to get your head checked. In July you started incorporating crossfit. Not DOING crossfit. You were also doing 1 million other things. Just recently did you actually try CrossFit (1 WORKOUT / DAY) and you quickly STOPPED doing CrossFit the second you added in extra volume (rowing after workouts). CrossFit may definitely NOT be the answer…but until you do CrossFit, i.e. ONE WORKOUT / DAY, you can’t hate on it. Tons of people have had success with it: https://www.google.com/search?aq=t&oe=utf-8&safe=active&q=weight+loss+story+crossfit&client=firefox-a&ie=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial
    Also, 90% of people that say they eat clean and well, typically are eating shit. Last time we checked you were drinking some concoction for breakfast that was worse than you than eating mcdonalds.
    You CANT OUT TRAIN a poor diet.

  2. Louis, beating yourself up won’t help either way. I like you. This resentment is temporary. Your tenacity will help you push through this stage. Also, listen to yourself, “I am getting plenty of rest, and eating well, stress levels are relatively low,…” That’s fantastic…independent of your goal. Many people can’t say that and truly mean it. Maybe you can attribute some of this stability to your CrossFit routine?

  3. Louis, do you remember the comment you put up a few weeks ago on PCF: ‘What I’d my biggest problem is myself?’
    If you can’t read your post above and see that this is the same theme again, you’re not going to be successful because you’re yet again sabotaging yourself.
    Real simple fact: 80% of your body comp is made through diet.
    If you’re eating shitty ‘weightloss’ shakes and trying to starve yourself, your going to fail. Add extra cardio on top of that, you’re going to fail faster.
    Give our method 100% for 30 days. If it doesn’t work I’ll refund one month of your membership – the catch is it’s 100% or nothing. No extra bullshit, Paleo + Crossfit only.

  4. Louis I will help you!! I love Paleo, I love CrossFit and I love helping people!!!!!!! You can do it. You have more determination in your little finger than most people do! You can do it!!!!

  5. You have come so far and I know hitting a plateau sucks, believe me I know! I think changing things up for awhile can always help. Just keep an open mind and know that your journey, though stalled, is still heading in the right direction. You are going to get there man! I have faith in you!

  6. Lou
    Go back and read your own blog. You have plenty of data. Look at the combo of diet and exercise that worked for you in the past and go back to it. Then take advantage of those new Crossfit muscles and kick it up a notch.
    DN

  7. I will help too! Louis you CAN do this. You just have to let go of preconceived ideas and commit 100%, like Brian said.
    I don’t know what you eat, but I do know that what 99% of Americans believe is “healthy” or “eating well” is WRONG.
    We push Paleo and Crossfit because the combination works better than anything else. It DEFINITELY works better than hours of cardio, calorie restriction and meal replacement shakes. I promise that you aren’t different from the hundreds of athletes we’ve coached who have abandoned this stuff in favor of something much more effective.
    The resources are here for you. Take us up on them!!!

  8. To Everyone,
    Thank you for your support, it is greatly appreciated. I not only have a bulbous melon, but it’s about 3 inches thick too…
    I had a good heart to heart with my boy Ian, and he has helped put things into perspective.
    @ Shady, Shady Liz, Alison, thank you I am eating the Catalyst meals for lunch, and dinner, and choosing Paleo lifestyle. I have not perfected it yet, but Robb Wolfe’s book Paleo Solution has been my guide. I may very well sit down with one of you.
    @ Brian, No need for the offer, which I assure you my Korean insides are screaming at me saying “HE’S OFFERING POSSIBLY FREE SHIT!”, if I fail, I fail because I didn’t do enough for myself, as much as I may blame outside circumstances, as is mare most failures they are self-induced.
    @Dwayne, and DN you all know I got this, I just like to whine like a little bitch sometimes. I was truly bummed out when i wrote this…
    @Gustavo I agree with you that the intangible things which I now have, are fantastic, don’t let this post steer you away from Crossfit, it will make you a better athlete.

  9. I’ve been thinking about you all morning and have a couple more ideas:
    I don’t believe you’re as low-stress as you say. Takes one to know one 🙂 Even from reading your blog – it’s not possible to be low-stress when you hate on yourself all the time. If you can use the negativity to dig deep and push through a workout, great. Otherwise getting down on yourself has absolutely no purpose. If you need a scientific reason to leave it behind, there are huge connections between cortisol (the “stress hormone”) overproduction and the inability to lose weight.
    Ian’s advice — eat more, especially protein, to support your performance AND weight loss — is good. If you stick with Paleo and eat the best-quality foods possible it will definitely work. Relatedly, protein shakes are science, not food. (Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan of science, just not for eating.)
    If it was up to me, I’d set these rules for you, for tomorrow through December 31:
    + Strict Paleo, unrestricted amount
    + Eat whenever you’re hungry
    + Weekly meeting with Liz to talk about recipes and strategies
    + Sleep 8-9 hours per night
    + Five Crossfit workouts per week ONLY
    + Zero weigh-ins
    + Zero tolerance for negative blog posts, self-flagellation, etc. When you feel the urge, you immediately do something else. (What’s one non-food or exercise-related thing you love to do?)
    I’d put some money on the line to help motivate you. You can do Brian’s famous “Make out a $2000 check to Nancy Pelosi/Newt Gingrich/PETA/NRA/your most hated cause of choice, tape it to PCF wall, and have us send it if you break any rules in 30 days” plan.
    Not trying to tell you what to do, only throwing out ideas.

  10. Alison,
    Some great suggestions, I will use them. In reference to Brian’s challenge, just the though of writing a check to Sarah Palin, makes me want to vomit, in fact I just threw up a little in my mouth.
    My stress level is what it is, if I didn’t have the workouts I would have already imploded.
    BTW all the extra cardio I’m doing, is partially about losing weight, the other half, is trying to build my cardiovascular levels to a point that I can start Mountaineering again.
    Thanks for your support,
    Lou

  11. Ryan,
    Yes I want to be Ryan Powell. But the only issues are I would never WoD, and coach once every 5 months.
    Then spew my knowledge with cutting sarcasm at fat people.
    Regards,
    Lou

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