I guess you could say that I am drifting away from P90X2 as a schedule, I mean I have not hidden my disappointment with the PAP series of workouts and since that is almost the entirety of the final phase I guess you could say I am over it. I think I will try to get a couple more of them in before I officially call it quits on P90X2 just to say I gave it more than a couple of chances. That said, the summer is really here now and activities outside should start to take the forefront. This past weekend I did something I haven’t done in probably 10 years, I went rollerblading. I was expecting to be pathetic, a frightened old man trying to regain the vigor of his youth but no, I was happy, capable and without any road rash for my efforts. In fact, I felt like I was 25 again when I used to rollerblade around Western for hours at a time wasting the early summer days between aerobics classes and weightlifting. The best thing was that my workouts are obviously good enough and thorough enough that I wasn’t sore in any unusual places nor was I tired once I returned despite my hear rate being pretty high for the entire 30 minutes. It’s a small thing I know, but it made me happy to know that I am still capable of doing things that some would consider activities of the younger generation. The sad thing is that people were looking at me like I had 3 heads, I guess rollerblades are less in favour now than they once were, but they are still viable, no? I mean as long as these idiot kids are on their stupid skateboards, I think people on rollerblades are still one rung above them on the ladder.
In other news I was thinking about the place dairy has in the Paleo diet, I have at times in the past given up dairy and felt some benefits in doing so, but this weekend when a relative told us she was giving up dairy and sugar it got me to thinking if dairy was really so bad. To cut a long story short, the thinking is that milk is not the greatest thing, especially farmed skim milk which is sadly what I drink. Cheese and other milk products fall into the same category but are better by virtue of having the good saturated fats still in place. At the top of the list is ghee or clarified butter which everyone should use to cook with instead of processed vegetable oils. I have included a couple of short articles below to inform you on these points and to help anyone wondering if dairy is really a part of the Paleo lifestyle. For me, I guess we could try to find milk from grass fed sows but I am not sure the price would make the switch viable. It would probably be best just to quit.
One of the common threads here is that bovine dairy is inferior to goat and sheep dairy, maybe the answer then at least for me would be to switch back to eating goat feta instead of the fake plastic marble cheese I love. Yes I have a long way to go to Paleo nirvana and I am thinking that modifying my dairy is a step in the right direction.