Day 1 (again) of getting back to it and my muscles are hating me right about now. I was already feeling a little grumpy after cutting out sugar. Imagine that. Not even 1 full day in and I could feel the sugar monster. And I promise you the temptations were in full force all day with the offerings of cookies and snacks. But I steered clear, which lately has been hard to do. So I am feeling confident that if I can turn away the treats that my mind is in the right place! Too bad it’s taken me 30lbs of extra fluff to get back to the right head space. But alas I’m there.
For dinner I thought I was going to have Freebird’s for dinner but Ernie “accidentally” passed it and we headed straight to Piranah’s – YUM! We had sushi and sashimi with some rolls that had special (sugar laden I’m sure) sauces. But I didn’t eat my weight in the stuff so I felt fine. No extra joy or misery. Just some good fish! Other than that I managed very well on the food front. Even got some sweet potato cooked up to eat post workout. Along with some ham for that protein. I’m not a huge fan of protein shakes and the ones that are good are filled with a bunch of crap so I am going to try to just bring the foods I need to eat to each workout. I may end up with shakes in the end but for now real food post WOD is my goal.
I was pretty anxiety ridden headding back into the BOOM Box. Two weeks feels like an eternity when it comes to getting under the bar. I was scared of Back Squats! Well not scaarrreeeddd, but really nervous.
Warm Up: 30/30 GHD
I’m not a big fan of the GHD, makes me dizzy and nauseous. Bleh! Anyone else have this problem? I know it’s good for warming up and stretching out everything but it is not a favorite of mine.
Skill/Strength: Squat – 10@60%, 8@70%, 6@75%, 4@80%
Well, well, well. That ended up being 100lbs, 115lbs, 125lbs and 130lbs. Typically our rep schemes are 5, 3, 1 or 5, 5, 5 but this 10, 8, 6, 4 just seemed like a kazillion squats! And I’ve not been squatting or doing anything really so I know it’s going to suck! Just warming up my legs were questioning what the hell was going on. By the time I got into my first set of 10, my left IT band and left quad were seriously hating me. I had to decide was this stop working PAIN or just shock and awe PAIN. In the end the burn was more of a HEY YOU MORON what are you doing to me. I seriously wasn’t sure if I was going to make it through. Believe it or not the fight or flight switch kicked in and the FIGHT won. I really really did not want to jump to 130lbs. And really that’s not super heavy. My 1RM is 165lbs. But after 24 reps of building up to this 130lbs I was on the verge of quitting. Once I got under the bar I knew I couldn’t quit. Slow and steady I knocked out the last 4. I pushed through and although my legs would leave me if they could I’m still here and I finished.
MetCon: AMANDA – 9-7-5 of MU and Squat Snatch 135/75
Doh! My legs are already dead and I’m supposed to do Squat Snatches! OH lawdy! I quit CrossFit now! Hehehe. Ok I didn’t quit but those thoughts did go through my brain. I’ve never met Amanda and she was no fun. I know my legs are complaining from all the squatting but my forearms, my shoulders, my lats, my traps… you name it! It’s all sore. Added Bonus I sit at a desk all day everyday. The excruciating pain that comes when I get up or sit down is pure BLISS!
But Back to AMANDA! So if you know me at all, I’m not anywhere near getting a Muscle Up! Not close at all! So I had to resort to pull ups and by the way I don’t have pull ups either! So banded pull ups it is! The nice thing about pull ups this time around is that my hands and shoulders are really rested. So I was able to get through these much easier than I thought. Maybe that 2 week break helped out a little bit! After 9 Pull Ups it was on to 9 Squat Snatch. I was hesitant to even do the bar since it’s been a LONG time since I’ve done a Squat Snatch. At first it was really awkward but I got into a nice groove. I only went for 55lbs. Probably could have done 65lbs but 75lbs would have been the death of me. I feel like not KILLING myself was the best option. 55lbs was no easy task but I could string a few together so I was happy with that. Time: 6:40
So I survived my 798797th Day 1. Hopefully I don’t have any more Day 1’s and/or have far less of them. I know it’s not about being perfect and I know it’s not about being boring and banning all junk. Life is life and life happens, but I have really let my habits go wayward. And it’s a struggle to get back to good health all the time. Speaking of HEALTH. I ordered a basic blood panel aka E-CHECKUP with Wellness FX. They had a special not too long ago to get a free one done at the nearest LabCorp. So I took them up on their offer. I ended buying another one for a follow up. So $25 and I get two e-checkups. With this basic checkup 25+ biomarkers are measured including a basic lipid panel, complete blood count, glucose, and thyroid. I know I could just go to my Dr. or whatever but this seems so much more simple and I didn’t have to deal with insurance or getting billed later. Naturally I wait till the day it’s about to expire to get my blood drawn. Wellness FX says it takes 3-5 days to get the results which are uploaded to their website. Low and behold I went Friday for the blood draw and by Monday (yesterday) afternoon my results were in! Woooo. Overall everything was in the GREEN and not the RED except for my Triglycerides and Glucose. Those were in the ORANGE! So better than BAD but not GOOD. Granted I’ve been eating like shit so it makes sense. I’m hoping with all the cleaning up I’m doing that I’ll have everything in the green when I do a follow up in 3 months. Wellness FX offers a physician consult over the phone, but since I feel like I can clean up my negative areas pretty quickly I’ll probably pass on the consult. They also offer more extensive labwork but at prices I can not afford at the moment. Originally I was concerned my Thyroid was out of whack because I am so cold when the average person is melting. But the thyroid levels they checked were in the green. That’s not to say I don’t have other crazy thyroid issues but for now I’ll stick with GREEN is good. And my bank account can’t afford otherwise!
That’s it for this pleasant July day in Texas! We are actually experiencing a cool spell with temps in the 80’s! Last week 100’s while we are in a week long World Series but this week when we have nothing it’s “cool”! Geesh! I’ll take it though 🙂 Have a super day. Be AWESOME and start something new in your life. A new activity, exercising, eating clean, playing with your kids instead of just watching them play! Do something fun!