Whole Foods Got Me Broke and Healthy

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What’s Expensive?

Eating Paleo/healthy can be misunderstood as being expensive. Expensive is a relative term. I like cars and there are some cars that can go for over $100k, and then there are some that are $10,000. Some people have the money to go out and buy cars with cash and some people scrap, save and make it affordable for them. But why would they scrap and save for a $100,000 car??? Well, we are more alike than you think. It comes down to what they value. The scrapper may eat hot pockets, work 3 jobs and live in a studio but cars are their life and they justify how much they spend by how much of value it is to them.

So What Do You Value?

I may not value expensive cars, clothes, or watches, but I do value great health and long lasting experiences. Rather than spending my money on a Gucci wallet, I prefer to take my family to Disneyland. Or instead of hitting the Hermosa Pier hard on a Friday night, I now enjoy getting a workout in, a good meal, maybe some dessert and calling it a night to wake up early for a surf session. So where am I taking this….whole foods.

And not Whole Foods like the grocery store but wholesome unprocessed foods. If long term health is something you value you might prefer investing now and spending a bit more for a better future rather than having to pay for it in the end with hospital bills and expensive prescriptions.

You don’t necessarily have to shop at Whole Foods to eat Paleo and healthy. The same rules apply to any food market: Stick to the outside of the store where there are whole fruits, vegetables, fresh meats and not the beer (although you can find those on the perimeter of the store).

Of course, then there’s life, if you can’t afford it you can’t afford it. But if you still value health opt for the healthiest option you can afford rather than just the easiest. It may require more minutes than driving through Taco Bell but you get those years back in the end.

Workout of the Day 7/8/2015 – Wednesday

CrossFit

Strength/Oly.
2 Push Press + 1 Push Jerk + 1 Split Jerk 1-1-1-1-1

Met-Con.
AMRAP 12:
5 Push Press (125#/75#)
10 Push-Ups
15 Box Jumps (24″/20″)

CrossFit 101

Strength/Skill.
Snatch Technique

Met-Con.
3 Rounds:
400m Run
25 Goblet Squats
25 Ring Rows