Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday Goods and Bads

Good morning, all!  I'm feeling super good today.  I don't know whether it is the Paleo, the CrossFit, the fact that it is Friday or all of the above, but I feel good!

I have one negative thing to touch on briefly.  Today for the third day in a row, I am up on the scale.  Today it was almost a whole pound.  It is possible that Monday (wine) and Tuesday (big meals) are catching up to me.  It is also possible that the big muscle work from yesterday is keeping that water in tight.  I hope that's it.  I talked to my CrossFit trainer and Paleo aficionado and she said to limit the fruit and nuts.  It is a good suggestion, but yesterday I only had one serving of each, so I can't imagine I'm overdoing it.  I promised myself I would give 30 days no matter what, so we will see how the weekend plays out.  Yesterday, I ate exactly what was on my meal plan.  I cannot believe that I'm doing the wrong thing, so I will press on.  Enough of that!

CrossFit was fun today, as usual.  After the warm up, we worked on handstands and handstand push ups.  I'm proud to say that I can kick up into a handstand against the wall and in fact, now I can do it with a lot of control.  I can even hover away from the wall for a bit.  However, when I try to lower my head to the ground, I'm still too heavy and I crash down on my head.  Talk about a headache!  So while I work on getting lighter and strengthening my shoulders, I will work on that control.

Our WOD (workout of the day) was 30-20-10 Overhead Squats and Pull ups.  Here is an example of an overhead squat:

These are hard because you leave the barbell above your head the whole time and you have to use a lot of balance.  I wasn't able to do 30 unbroken, but I think I did them 15/8/7, then the 20 set 10/5/5 and then 10.  I can't do pull ups, so I substituted ring rows:

I used 55# on the barbell and finished in 8:38.  Everything is already feeling it!  I'm sure I will be sore tomorrow.

Tonight is my middle godson's birthday party and he wanted a fish for a gift.  So after work, I'm going to go buy a fish.  I hope the people at the pet store can point me to a good starter fish, because I know nothing!

Today's food plan:
Breakfast:  Black coffee.  (still sucks) Sausage and egg scramble.
Lunch:  Going out, so I will have to play by ear.  Hoping to steer us to a BBQ place or something like that.
Snack:  hard boiled egg & chicken
Dinner:  Chicken and veggies.

Hopefully by Monday, I will be over this little hump.  It is going to be a good weekend regardless!



Rhonda said...

Black coffee does suck. Have you tried putting coconut oil in it? Just a scosh.

~Miss Lorie~ said...

Good work Beth! I am battling the same urge to be upset with the scale when I am eating so well and working so hard. The one thing I do know, is last time I started crossfit I went up on the scale for about 10 pounds and then all of the sudden it was just gone. I know it isn't rewarding (I've been bitching about it for two weeks now) to be working so hard and eating so well and the scale not to show it. I try and tell myself I want to be strong and not just skinny... but I do want to be skinny too.

Vanessa said...

Hang in there - its muscle weight. I would say - stick to weighing once a week if possible. Love that you had a great day and are feeling good! Thats what its all about.