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Superhero Challenge – Day 4: No More Almond Butter

26 Sep

This is going to be short and not so sweet. Today sucked. Big time. Not sure if it’s because I was dehydrated or because my body just didn’t like mix of foods I ate for dinner and breakfast but I felt extremely nauseous until about noon today. I blame the almond butter I had for dessert and breakfast this morning (with strawberries). Why do I blame it? Because for some reason after loving it last night, just the thought makes me cringe. Maybe I need to tone down my fat intake (bacon, avocados, coconut oil, almond butter) and find a happy medium. At any rate, on exhausted BUT I did stay strong despite almost convincing myself Qdoba was the only thing that would make me feel better. I had some lunchtime support from a coworker, which was a huge help. Of course my mom has been great too. Normally she would be the one encouraging me to go for it and do what makes me happy (even in to my 20s she still tries to fatten me up). I am so grateful she understands how important this challenge is for me and how it’s about more than just eating certain foods and more of proving to myself I have the willpower.

Taking it one day at a time and hoping tomorrow is better. At least my “workout” for the day, bowling was fun. Even thought we lost, laughing helped me get focused again.

I sure do love all my people! Here’s to a better day tomorrow!

(Pardon the typos, this was written on my non iPhone phone… right before going to bed… did I mention I’m exhausted? 🙂 )

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Superhero Challenge – Day 3: Sometimes You Just Need to Rock a Santa Shirt

25 Sep

So today is day 3… still going strong, although today I did catch myself day dreaming about Qdoba queso and chips and Applebee’s Spinach Artichoke dip BUT I stayed strong so that’s what counts, right? RIGHT GUYS?!?

I woke up with enough time to make breakfast today, but I still didn’t give myself enough time to eat like a civilized person so was shoveling food in even as I let my dog out before heading to work. Maybe that makes me even more paleo.

The best part of the day was my energy level this afternoon. I usually hit a wall between 2:00-3:30 but today it didn’t hit me. Hopefully that’s a result of the change in diet, but I also have been having an overall kick ass week thus far, so that could easily be why. I also was really excited to go to cross fit today. I’m just really motivated to get back at it and keep getting stronger and stronger. I did yoga this past weekend and I noticed my body shaking even just supporting my own weight in downward dog so building my strength is a necessity.

Day 3 Workout:
WARM-UP:
400 M Run
Stretch Stretching my arm/shoulders with a band felt AMAZING today… I could have spent the whole hour just letting my arm dangle from that sweet, sweet elastic band
3 Round
5 Press
5 Hang Clean
6 OH Lunge Step

STRENGTH:
1a) Strict Press
5 @ 70% – 5 @ 80% – 3 @ 85% – 2 @ 90% – 1 @ 100% (Rest 60 sec) Tried doing my 1 rep max at 60 today (my previous max was 57) and couldn’t quite do it… something to work towards though!
1b) GHD These benches still terrify me, despite seeing giant men twice my size throwing their bodies back and forth I’m still convinced one day I’m just going to fling back.
5 x 10 (Rest 60 sec)

Santa Hustle Shirt Selfie

Pardon the selfie here, just wanted to show you the Santa shirt I wore to keep things interesting today. Sometimes you just need to rock a Santa shirt. And yes I’m balancing on the tub.

WOD:
10 Hang CleanWARM-UP:
400 M Run
Stretch
3 Round
5 Press
5 Hang Clean
6 OH Lunge Step

STRENGTH:
1a) Strict Press
5 @ 70% – 5 @ 80% – 3 @ 85% – 2 @ 90% – 1 @ 100% (Rest 60 sec)
1b) GHD
5 x 10 (Rest 60 sec)

WOD: Time was 3:06overall felt GREAT after… glad I stuck with 55# but next time want to bump it up
10 Hang Clean (55#)
30’ OH Carry
8 Hang Clean
30’ OH Carry
6 Hang Clean
30’ OH Carry
4 Hang Clean Felt like puking momentarily when I started doing the set of 4… boy would that have been embarrassing.
30’ OH Carry
2 Hang Clean
30’ OH Carry

Day 3 Meals:
Breakfast: I threw some veggies (cauliflower, carrots, broccoli) on a pan with some coconut oil and seasoned them with a bit of garlic powder and seasoning salt… then I poured it in a bowl with a couple pieces of bacon and topped with 2 over easy eggs. I liked the crunch it added plus it was SUPER filling… note to self – allow more than 4 minutes to devour.

Lunch: So far my favorite of the week – Turkey (from the deli), bacon, tomatoes and half an avocado on lettuce wraps. LOVED it and it filled me up the perfect amount for lunch.Turkey, Bacon, Avocado, Tomato on Lettuce Wraps

Dinner: Paleo tacos (again)… don’t worry guys I finally finished up the meat, with the exception of a spoonful I plan on mixing up with some eggs for breakfast tomorrow. Also, I think I found a little treat that may have changed my life, seriously. I heated up a couple spoonfuls of almond butter in the microwave then threw in some cut up strawberries (so thankful Tuesday night Alyssa decided to take the time to cut up the strawberries for the sake of Wednesday Alyssa). It. Was. AMAZING. Seriously I’m already excited to treat myself to it again tomorrow.

I feel very centered as I crawl in to bed to watch part 2 of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge finale (gotta support my girl Emily since she’s the motivation behind this 21 day challenge). It is truly amazing what a good workout can do to my mood. Feeling good, feeling great – let’s see how day 4 goes!!