Friday, June 3, 2011

Days 74 and 75 (and Days 2 and 3 of Paleo Challenge)

Okay, I am not going to lie.  Today's Geaux Crossfit workout was the hardest one I have done to date.  I honestly didn't think I was going to make it.....There was a moment when I thought about telling Amber that I was done for the day.  But I did it!  And I cannot believe I did! it is:

400m warm up run (without stopping!!)

Can't believe I made it out alive!
Workout of the Day
Back Squat 3-3-3 *just worked on my squats - did 3 rounds of 10
-Power snatch 95/65 - weight was 30
-200m Run
WOD TIME - 24:34
I know it doesn't look like much but it really was ridiculous.  A power snatch is done with a barbell that starts on the floor and you basically jump it up over your we had to 10 of them and then run 200m, then 9 of them and run 200m, then 8 and run 200m, etc... When I got past 6...there just wasn't enough time to catch my breath before I had to start running again.  Basically I ran well over a mile today and I really did try to run for as much of it as I can.  I did walk for some but I am sooo happy because I really feel like I pushed myself.
Yayayy for Fancy Tea!!

And once again, I cannot get over the feeling of community at this gym.  I was the last to finish and the other people in the class were there rooting me on and helped me push myself to the extreme.

My eating has been good since starting the challenge.  I think this really strict paleo is something I will have to do every other month or two months or something....Right before Geaux Crossfit started this challenge I really started to feel myself slipping....being healthy is a slippery slope and I need all the help I can get...once again Geaux Crossfit saves the day!!

Sooo..yesterday was my birthday and it was fabulous!  I got so many gifts to support my new lifestyle.  Jason sent me off on a shopping spree to get some new clothes for work and, my new favorite thing to shop for, working out.  My parents got me a mandolin for the kitchen so I can start slicing and dicing food for my dehydrator.  Kelly P. got me a really wonderful team maker and fancy herbal teas...she knows how terribly hard it has been for me to give up Diet Coke.  This herbal tea contraption is just what I needed to occupy my void where Diet Coke used to be.  She also brought a delicious watermelon for my colleagues and I to enjoy instead of the usual birthday cake.  Sometimes at work I would find myself eating baked goods that I really don't even like (i.e. white cake/white frosting) just because it was there and everyone else was eating it....I am thankful Kelly P. came up with an alternative solution that really was extra special and delicious.  How can I be so lucky to have such amazing support? 

Soooo..since the whole gym is doing the Paleo challenge, we have to keep online food logs for the trainers to check out.  Here are mine for the last two days:
June 2, 2011 (MY BIRTHDAY!!) and Day 2 of the Paleo Challenge
2 cups of Paleo Chicken Soup - chicken breast, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini (from my garden!!), tomatoes, onion, tomatoes, celery, spinach and cabbage
iced herbal tea
Birthday Watermelon!
100 calorie pack of guacamole
1/2 grilled hamburger
iced herbal tea
Watermelon - I am trying to stay away from fruit but my fabulous coworker brought in watermelon instead of a birthday cake.  I made sure we ate it before 3pm…
Salad - romaine, 1/2 boiled egg, carrots, balsamic vinegar and a splash of olive oil
prime rib - a big hunk for my birthday treat cheese
1/2 plain sweet potato
water with lemon

June 3, 2011
Breakfast - 8:45am
2 eggs - scrambled
8 oz steak
onions/mushrooms sauteed in olive oil
unsweetened black tea
Lunch - 2:00pm (not super hungry after big breakfast)
1/2 cup pork roast
1/2 zucchini cooked in olive oil
unsweetened herbal tea
Dinner - 7:30pmish
A paleo sampling at Whole Foods!

Snack - 9:30pm
1/4 cup pork roast

I really am proud of myself for keeping my eating clean and only eating when I am hungry.  It sounds so stupid to be proud of that but I think back on the amount of food I consumed....there is no way I was always hungry when I ate something.

Today ended on a total high note..thanks to Geaux Crossfit and Whole Foods.  We got to tour our local Whole Foods to learn about how to shop their for the paleo diet.  It was totally informative and made me excited to continue this journey! Then, they surprised us by cooking a paleo feast!!  There were plantain chips, fruit, different nut butters, paleo tacos, guacamole, salsa, unsweetened tea.  It was truly a treat, especially for me...since I didn't have to cook dinner!  :)

Jackie, Melody and Amber thank you for the amazing treat!!

1 comment:

  1. awe yay Bethany! You make being a trainer so worth it. Thanks for making me love my job that much more :)