#Paleo/#Crossfit/Blogging. It’s all muscles. Work ‘um!
I have gotten so out of practice in putting my babble on my blog, and I am so sorry for that. It’s hard to be motivated to post when it’s really just the same old shit day after day. I could post just the awesome stuff, and I have deteriorated to that, but in the end this is a grind. This is life, baby. Down & dirty. I intend to post something every day from now on, exercise my blogging muscles, even if it is to report SSDD (Same Shit, Different Day).
It really is more of the same here in terms of my weight and diet. I’d look at what and how I’m eating and consider this maintenance. It’s where I’m comfortable. It’s not weight loss efforts, for sure. But, I think if I were to add in a much stricter intake right now I might implode. Crossfit is a HUGE enough change for us for a few months. Learning how to get pre-workout nutrition, being able to stomach post-workout nutrition and keeping the rest of the intake pretty similar so we can really see how Crossfit impacts body markers – weight, composition, strength, flexibility, blood sugar, etc. Then there’s the actual working out. After the beginner’s classes – and I’m fucking stoked because I survived all 4 days in a row – you get to jump in the deep end & join the regular classes. Hubby and I are concentrating on technique and making it through the workouts intact & relatively sane. And, I have the added joy of scaling EVERYTHING because of my back. Our Crossfit box & trainers are fucking amazing. I’m able to beat the shit out of myself & sweat like crazy & see results not only without killing my back, but also making it stronger. I feel amazing!
Not sure what it is, but I’ve been adjusting all over the place. My joints are doing things I can only guess are good, because I have less pain and more range of motion. Then there’s the muscles. Oh, the muscles. *swoon* I already have a good amount – from hauling my fat ass around. But, like, if you could remove the fat from me for a second, I bet, I’d look pretty decently buff. I just need to get the rest of that excess fat off. In time. Also, I can only assume that if I only had to lift/press/jump 150 vs. 240, I’d be much further along.
For the sake of science, I’m trying to keep my intake stable, so I can see what Crossfit will do for what I currently follow (and the dunk take comes next week, so I’ll get more #’s!) weight & measurements.
Intake & Exercise:
Coffee w/ 1/2 & 1/2 & sugar-free syrup; Paleo Gatorade (lemon/lime-ade w/ stevia & sea salt); etc for liquids
~2 scrambled eggs for pre-workout
Workout was a modified Hero workout – Ryan. They’d already modified it to be a 6″ jump after the burpee, not a foot. I got to scale even further. I don’t run. Yet. I get on the erg. For the muscle ups, I ended up doing a box jump to bar pull-up, trying for chest, but really only able to accomplish chin. I did the 7 of those, for the 4 rounds I was able to complete, plus 10 burpees per round. I concentrated on the pushup and jump portions of those. I have to be careful of impact, but I know it can be done if I’m careful. I can already see improvements from what my burpees use to be. I LOVE BURPEES! I love maybe more that I CAN do burpees.
Food turns me off after these workouts. It’s the only time food is a big NO for my stomach. Well, workout was 10:30 this morning, and having to eat before that was kinda ick, too, but after is worse.
Lunch: pork tenderloin I’d marinated in garlic, onion, sea salt, olive oil, dijon mustard, and balsamic vinegar. Green beans.
I have no freaking idea on dinner. The pork is a late lunch, so it may be it for me for the rest of the day. I guess I can note that in tomorrow’s blog post if it changes.
See you tomorrow. Promise. Be strong!!
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