Monday, January 16, 2012

Week 1 - Success

January 16, 2012

Week on of the Paleo Challenge at CrossFit Wachusett is complete. I ended the first week with 3 points. Took one for the dinner we had on Friday night (including Newmans Own Balsamic Dressing, since the lunch meat is "occasionally" acceptable) and a point for both Saturday and Sunday morning's bacon. Its the "most paleo" bacon we can find, but none the less, it is still outside the parameters of the challenge.

I am feeling pretty good after the first 7 days. Hubs and I as I said before were pretty "paleo" anyway... just not as strict as we are being now. The weekend was the hardest part and since we really didnt do anything, it wasnt any different from any other day. We did go to a party on Friday night, there was quite the spread of food. We faced the challenge by eating before we went, and both brought a black coffee with us so we wouldnt be tempted with beers or soda. Worked out well. A friend of ours from another CF gym is also doing a challenge, so it was nice to have someone sharing in the challenge with us. All in all, it was pretty simple.

Energy wise, I feel good. Nothing has really changed. Saturday I was pumped after the workout I had with M and K. The skills helped a lot and I was able to walk into the gym this morning and "almost" get a kipping pullup right away. I did it first before anything else. Fran was the WOD today so there were plenty of pullups to come!

I am still struggling with being frustrated with myself. Its annoying to me that I am "this close" to getting a kipping pullup but I am struggling like all hell through Fran to get all the pullups with a band. I know it will come, but it still really frustrates me. Looking in my book from the last time we did Fran, my time was 7:05, I used the thickest black band that we have. Today, I used the smallest green band, but fought like hell. I am making a promise to myself that by the time I meet Fran again... I WILL be kipping those pullups!!

I certainly feel like I applied the skills M and K taught me on Saturday in todays workout. The thrusters were part of Fran, and while they slowed down when I got tired and I went back to my old ways K said that for most of the first set of 21 I was a lot faster. My deadlifts were ok as well. I again was disappointed in myself that I couldnt link 166lbs together as well as I could 155lbs on Saturday, but I am still working on speed... so I have to just learn to get over myself...

amen to that...

- 20 Walking Lunges
- 10 GHD Situps
- 10 Pushups
- 10 Inchworms
2 X 9 Fundamentals
Spiderman (2 Min)

WOD: "Fran"
21-15-9 for Time
- Thrusters 65lbs
- Pullups (small green band)
(My Time 7:31)
Bodyweight Deadlifts AMRAP 2 Minues
166lbs - 28 Reps

WEEK 2, DAY 1: Paleo Challenge
Post Workout Shake - 2 Scoops Protein
Morning Tea
Morning Snack - 2 Egg Muffins with Mushrooms, Onion, Tomato
Lunch - Leftover Chicken Topped with Crispy Prosciutto
Afternoon Tea
Snack - Lara Bar
Dinner - Pork Chops and Balsamic Butternut Squash
Water throughout the day...

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