I started going Paleo in September 2010. I was 196lbs, worked out 4X week, high cholesterol and triglycerides, with body fat at 24%. Blood numbers have been high for 10+yrs. I am 37 and 5'10.
Fast forward to Feb '11 (5 months):
I am 178lbs, 15% BF, and can actually start to see my abs (following Tim Ferris ab work out 2X week). Still work out 4-5X week but doing much more weights than cardio now.
I just got my blood work and for the first time since I started measuring my cholesterol I am below 200, and my Tri's are at 66!
My wife is shocked because she see's what I eat every day:
Typical Daily Meals:
B-Fast: 4 pieces of bacon and 3+ Omega 3 enriched eggs cooked in the bacon fat, plus 2 cups black coffee. 3 Days a week I fast using Leangains http://www.leangains.com/2010/04/leangains-guide.html method and don't eat until after workout around 1pm. I use 10g of BCAA before workouts.
Lunch: Big Ass Salad = Tons of spinach, tomatoes, carrots, etc, and about 8 oz. of some kind of meat. See Mark's Daily Apple for basically how I do mine http://www.marksdailyapple.com/two-minute-salad/
Dinner: Grilled Meat (Grass fed steak - we bought a 1/4 cow in Oct and still not really making a dent - , chicken, or pork) and some steamed or roasted veggies.
Usually have a few pieces of dark chocolate at night and a celery stick or two with almond butter so I don't go to bed hungry. I also take Natural Calm each night.
I cut out alcohol altoghter...this was HUGE. I may add it back in, but this discipline alone has caused other great diciplines.
So - to my question. What should I do next? Thinking about a triathalon? What would it take to get to 10% BF? I seem to be stuck at 178lbs and 15% BF, for over a month without any change. I am pretty happy with the way my body looks (so is my wife!). But what would it take to go to the next level?? Both stregth wise and body composition?
Hope this is an encouragement and for those that have taken it to 'next level' would sure appreciate your hacking.