Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sticking to the plan.

Three more days!  I'm still working on what life after the Paleo Challenge is going to look like.  I have some ideas, but I flip back and forth on some things.  I have to decide what it is that I want.

I made it up in the frozen tundra (apologies to almost all of the rest of the country that is a billion degrees colder than here) to go to CrossFit.  As always, I'm so glad I did.  One of the things that differentiates CrossFit from other workouts is that the WOD (workout of the day) is typically short.  Most time, it takes anywhere from 3 minutes to 15 minutes.  I would say it averages around 7-9 minutes.  So, short, but intense.

Today was not the norm.  After warming up, we did some muscle up work.  Muscle ups are when you do a pull up but bring your entire body over the bar, like a gymnast.  I can't do that.  My pull ups and muscle ups look the same.  Some day...!

You can see how I have a large elastic band assisting me.  This is from last week, but we were working the same thing today.

After that was our WOD:  5 rounds: 350m row, 50 double unders, 25' handstand walk.

I can't do double unders, so the scale was 100 single jump ropes.  And I can't handstand walk, actually only one person in the class could, so my scale was 1:00 elevated plank (feet on a 20" box).  Five rounds is a lot of rounds.  This ended up taking me about 34 minutes.  That is a LONG workout for CrossFit.  I would say instead of a short burst of feeling like my lungs were going to come out through my mouth, it was more of a steady workout.  It was a little more traditional. 

I feel my lungs coming back.  And I feel my mojo coming back.  I'm not sure if I'm losing weight right now, but I sure do feel like I'm doing good things for my body.  So onward!

Today's food plan:
Breakfast:  Black coffee.  I gave up on the chicken apple sausage because I just didn't like it.  I moved to chicken breakfast sausage and it was delightful.
Lunch:  Pork loin with root vegetable hash.
Snack:  Apple with nut butter.
Dinner:  Chicken burger with sauteed veggies. 
Snack:  Homemade roasted nuts.



Sarah Kopf said...

Mojo is a VERY good thing honey! You GO!


Marion Shaw said...

Hi Beth Ann, I really really really love your workout. And your food too. We are soooo on the same vibe. It's sort of like I really really really understand aspects of you because it is so like myself. :D

~Miss Lorie~ said...

This is awesome! I have one of those big rubber bands that is my BFF. Hopefully one day I won't need it :)