NOT so Easy!

Especially when life decides to be real and painful. The title of today’s blog was supposed to be NICE but NOT so Easy. As it turns out it’s not so NICE either. Let me just say my heart is sad today. I know that here on this blog I share my silly little journey in fitness with CrossFit and Paleo but today I ask for prayer. Prayers are needed as part of my family has to deal with hard times. These hard times do nothing but re-engage all my sadness that I still have for my Mom. Geesh it sucks. And then I feel oh so selfish because that’s all I now think about – how much I need/want my mom still and I can’t have her. When really I should be focused on the ones hurting more than me. I’m not good at sharing hurting feelings and real sadness. So I sit here and ask for peace and comfort as we wait and see. Thank you.

I debated if I wanted to blog about my workout and I wasn’t going at first but in order to just get my mind somewhere else I decided I would recap the BOOM morning. So here goes it:

Skill/Strength: Handstand Shoulder Touches
I had NO clue what this meant, then Coach showed us. Get into a Handstand, with wall support and then proceed to try and touch your shoulder with your hand. Say what?!? Haha, I know it sounds insane. The idea is to shift all your weight to one side, I suppose to build strenght, balance? With Coach holding my feet, I could manage to get a few but without support I’m not so ready. The goal was to go for 5 minutes, 30 sec on, 30 sec off, going back and forth from left to right side. Well since I was unable to be proficient at the movement I got scaled to rocking back and forth on hands. I don’t really ever try to walk on my hands so this movement was weird and hard to get used to. By the last round I think I had a good feel for it but I still wasn’t great.

9/18/12 WOD

MetCon: 5 x 10yd sprint, 3 x 20yd sprint, 2 x 40yd sprint. Then TABATA of Pushups, Superman Rocks and Hollow Rocks. That wasn’t the original plan, TABATA but Coach gave us the change up. The T-WORD, TABATA! booooo! The Sprints were a nice change of pace, compared to the RUNS we call SPRINTS, hehehe, so yes *coughgrantcough* this was a much needed lighter day. Now back to TABATA. 20 seconds on 10 seconds off for 8 rounds. Your score is the lowest rep count that you get. We only counted Push Ups and woooo they hurt. So I started off what seemed strong with 13 but I dwindled fast. Kept my last rounds at 7 Push Ups so my score is 7. We didn’t count the Superman Rocks or Hollow Rocks and thank goodness because I lost count fast.

There you have it. Another craptastic day. Here’s to REALLY hoping that this week gets a little better. My apologies for the lame-O writing. Be AWESOME!

DAY 9 SUGAR DETOX UPDATE/RECAP

Not quite halfway there but getting close! And for the most part I’m doing great, feeling great, killing WODs still and overall just fine and dandy!

If you’ve been following along you know all this but if you’re new and may be interested in doing this 21-Day Sugar Detox then I’ll just recap a bit. The ladies over at Balanced Bites have this lovely sugar detox program suited for all levels of folks. There are 3 levels to accommodate your comfort level of letting things go. I chose level 3 because I already live a Paleo lifestyle. So I’ve given up a lot of things from the SAD (Standard American Diet).

Why would I want to do a Sugar Detox if I’ve already changed my lifestyle so drastically? Well I’ll tell you. I’m ADDICTED to SUGAR, even the kind that occurs in nature, i.e. fruit, honey. I CRAVE sweet things all the time and those cravings lead me to make YUMMY YUMMY Paleo-ish (sometimes not so paleo) treats but I tend to make too much and just want more. Every now and then I even go all crazy and eat cookies made out of all the badness of flour, sugars, artificial flavors, etc.

I also recently learned my “favorite” sweetener AGAVE NECTAR was dubbed LIQUID DEATH and that just made me realize I need to shake things up and not let myself stay in this idea that I’m doing alright. I mean in the grand scheme of life I’ve moved my eating habits to GREAT vs. POOR but I still feel like I’m missing something, not achieving all the things I need to in regards to my health. So why not give this sugar detox a go? It’s only 21 days.

I won’t lie the first few days I was shocked at how I felt. I really didn’t think I had that much sugar in me to make that big of a difference. Days 2-5 I had small annoying headaches, felt tired all day, and just was overall blah. After that everything seemed to fade away. I’m doing fine, great, just peachy 🙂 But again please note I have given up grains, refined foods, and a lot of dairy and already had those sorts of withdrawls. So if you do this coming straight from SAD know you’re body will react differently. I do hope to benefit from some weight loss as well but that’s not my primary goal. I did weigh in on Day 1 and won’t weigh till Day 21 just to see. I should be content with my weight/body etc… but as with most women I still have issues, lots of mental issues that come with years of wanting to look a certain way, wishing I could have my pre-baby body, and so forth. After starting CrossFit many of those issues have fallen to the wayside but in all honesty I still think about dumb stuff like that more often than I should. It’s part of it in my life and I deal the best I can.

As far as food goes, the 21-Day Sugar Detox provides you with recipes to help get you through the weeks. I however have not tried any of their recipes! We are so busy as of late that I’ve just been sticking to the basics. Meats, veggies, more meats, more veggies and EGGS 🙂 Those are my staples with or without the detox so I’m good there. I’ve had to up the intake of my veggeies because my biggest let go is FRUIT! I heart FRUIT! Berries, peaches, plums, etc. But I have done well in letting go of the fruits. I’ve even kept sweet potatoes to a minimum 🙂

Know that I’m just your average American. Busy mom of 3 busy boys. Works full time. Etc. I’m not a doctor or a nutritionist. Just a person trying to do what’s right for me and my family. If you have questions I am more than happy to share my experiences and learned knowledge but I am not an expert by any means. Just wanted to make that clear 🙂

That’s it for today. I typically don’t blog on Wednesdays as this is my rest day and I have no workouts to report on but I figured I might as well while on this short journey. Have an AWESOME day. Become addicted to being AWESOME!