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.