My name is Brock Brown, and I have been doing the Paleo thing now since February 2010. In that time I have lost over 67 lbs. and gained (through CrossFit) a fitness level undreamed of by me in my former fat life.
I am 44 years young, have a family (consisting of my wife Denise and my two boys Callum and Jaden), I’m a stay at home dad and do a bit of work creating websites. And for the past 20 odd years have been a lazy couch potato, not once really thinking about my health or weight or fitness.
It wasn’t until I came back last year from a trip of a lifetime (hiking through the mountains of Nepal) that I realized that I had a problem. I thought it would be no problem for me to carry a pack and walk 200 km up and around the mountains…Boy was I wrong!!! After day one I needed to hire a porter to carry my pack and then battled a leg injury (a pulled muscle) the whole way ’round. What an eye opener.
I vowed that when I got back to the “real” world, I would get down to business and get fit.
My wife had started doing CrossFit before I went off on my month long hike and by Christmas, the marked improvement in her strength and fitness was so dramatic, that I decided to check it out myself.
From that point forward, I have not looked back. Through CrossFit, we both discovered The Paleo Diet, and my rapid weight loss began.
After 8 months I have gone from weighing 226 lbs. to 190 lbs. (4 months prier to that I weighed 236lbs.)
Update ( January 2011): Coming up to my one year anniversary with Crossfit and I am now down to 179lbs with a total weight loss of 57lbs. My fitness level has dramatically improved…I can run a 5km now without any issues (never ran before in my life), I can deadlift 315lbs, I can do 25 consecutive pullups, 2 handstand pushups and dropped my RXd Fran time below 10 minutes. Still working on my muscleups and I’m sure to get them for summer.
I have been a Crossfit Level I Certified Trainer since December of 2010. I currently train out of Crossfit Pickering in Pickering, Ont., Canada. As well as train there, I now teach Crossfit group classes, mini-boot camps and privates at the same Box.
Update (September 2011): I am now down to 169lbs, dropped 10 pant sizes and wear a men’s size small shirt.