Mr. and Mrs. Paleoporean
One formerly vegetarian Canadian guy, one very much non-vegetarian Singaporean girl, three carnivorous cats, a growing herb garden, and a desire to eat paleo in a country where avoiding grains, legumes and dairy will make most people think you've lost your mind. "Wah, no rice lah, ok lah, extra noodles also can..."
I work at a video game company as a UI artist/designer, which is what brought me to Singapore.
I have been doing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu since 2002, first under Gracie Barra in Vancouver BC, Canada, and for the last three years, at Evolve MMA right here in sunny Singapore. I am currently a mediocre brown belt. I've has also recently started Judo with the Singapore Judo Club.
I've been lifting weights almost as long as I've been doing BJJ, and although I'd gradually packed on muscle through the years, at 68 kg and 171 cm, I felt sluggish and too big for my rather small frame. As part of adopting a paleo diet, I decided to switch up my workouts as well. I now do functional bodyweight and conditioning exercises in timed circuits, sprints, and an occasional long distance run. I'm not nearly as big, but way more lean, fit and healthy feeling. I'm not a cross-fitter, but I do steal their material upon occasion. Phil Glassman, don't sue me bro!
I also love to cook, and researching healthy, delicious paleo recipes, or just making up my own through trial and error, has become less of a passion than an addiction of late. Singaporeans have very high standards when it comes to taste, and if I can get my wife to love something paleo that I've cooked, I know I'm onto something good.