I have never had any serious training, yet crossfit is interesting in a way that regular training is not! Read about my journey here!
Today was the first day of my paleo challenge and I started my day with getting up in great time for cooking, but it turned out I only had enough eggs for one meal, so I chose to not get breakfast, which later turned out to be the right decision.
I really enjoyed lunch and work turned out to be pretty good with lots of energy left over from the clean eating, but I think it is a little more mental, than physical. My brain thinks I have more energy now I eat cleaner, but in reality I have been eating clean for a while, just not 100%.
I arrived at the box in great time feeling absolutely great being back and it turned out to be a day with lots of cardio. I haven’t really been focusing on cardio for 4 months, but as most of our WODs through the last two months have been metcons, I should have improved a lot anyways. Or that was the hope. So the WOD was pretty simple:
I had set a goal to do it “unbroken”, which means without any breaks or stops in each part and I completed the workout as such. I completed it in a reasonable time, which reads 13:45 - a time i’m not really happy about, but theres a lot of room for improvement! After that I wanted to do more, so I did three more workouts. The one I want written down is the 300 workout. It is a simpler easier version of filthy fifty, but still pretty brutal. It is as follows:
I got into it and wanted to do all of it RX, so I got into the pullups doing them one at a time in a steady pace. They were a little rough on my hands, but not overly exhausting. I might not be that far away from doing bigger sets of pullups.
The deadlifts were not that big of a problem - they felt pretty good, but unfortunately my coach told me that I still had a problem with my back and the arching - something I could not feel at all, compared to a month ago, where it hurt like a madman. The KB swings however were pretty brutal - i did the first and had to scale the weight down to a solid 16kg instead. It hurt a little that i had to scale that down, but next time, i’ll destroy the workout! After that the easy part - the burpees. I dont like burpees, but i dont hate them either. It’s just all about getting through them without stopping. Situps and jumpsquats were pretty easy, just long and its about the same mindset as the burpees - just keep on going. The last set of pullups were pretty good, and I did it just like the first - lots of sets and keeping a steady pace. I completed the workout in 26:00, which I’m pretty happy about.
Tomorrow another day awaits and I’m really looking forward to lunch, where i’m about to cook something great!
Today started pretty bad - I woke up late and had to time to make breakfast, which left me quite hungry the entire untill breakfast, where I finally got some proper food. I took the mixed salad and added smoked salmon to it (yes, the same again). I’m getting slightly bored with the same meal for lunch, for I will be stopping at work next friday, which is something I’m looking forward to. Actually deciding what I want for breakfast every single day.
I got home from work and had originally planned today to be a rest day, but I figured that I could go to the box anyway and do some burpees. I did miss out on 25 yesterday, so I convinced my girlfriend to go to the box with me after we had been shopping. She was in, so I had planned to attempt a workout I did before I started CrossFit. The simplest of all workouts - a 7 minute AMRAP of burpees.
This morning I wanted to do something different with my breakfast, so I tried making fried eggs instead of scrambled and it turned out pretty well (as you can see on the picture i posted earlier today). Tomorrow i’ll try adding some broccoli to the mix and perhaps also onions or what I feel like. I got this weird feeling about breakfast - I think i’m actually looking forward to it!
At breakfast I had the chance to get a lot of fish, so I took buttloads of smoked salmon and a bunch of salad at the side to complement the fish and it was really great. This paleo thing is turning out pretty well - i’m really getting in to it. But i’m not living full paleo yet, i’m still having the occasional snack, protein bar and energy drink once in a while, but i’ll go full paleo when we get to august and a month from there. August 11th my uncle is getting married and after that, i have nothing scheduled, which means I will attempt to live strictly paleo for 30 days straight.
This morning was different. I felt really energized when i woke up and I still felt really full from yesterdays dinner. I had some leftovers from yesterday, but I just couldn’t eat it. It really felt wrong eating on full stomach, so today I did not get any breakfast. I could feel my mind needing the bacon, so tomorrow I will make some for sure!
I arrived at the box at the usual time (which is early), to work on my doubleunders and to do a tabatha-doubleunders. I managed to score 4, which is acceptable, but they were harder today for some reason. I really had problems getting into the flow, but coach mentioned that the robe might have been too long, and I need to adjust it to fit my height. I have bought my own, so i’ll have plenty of opportunity to practice at home, and also when i’m at Roskilde Festival! :)
Today at breakfast I tried adding more bacon and less egg to spice things up and it turned out to be a great success. I enjoyed my breakfast a lot more than the previous couple of days, just because it had a looot of bacon! :D
At work I mixed myself another salad with salmon (the lunchlady can make one thing, and just one thing - doing variations is too much for her to handle), and it got my hunger away, but I didnt feel full in any way, but I guess thats how paleo is supposed to feel in the beginning. The day at work went slowly by and I got home to a lovely dinner my girlfriend had made. It was a little of everything healthy one can find, and it was paleo!
I arrived at the box early, once again to practice my doubleunders. They really got me - im really hooked to learning that properly and I actually enjoy doing them. After a little while, i started getting a good rhythm on them and could do sets of 4 and 5 a couple of times, but then - all out of nowhere it just snapped. I did 14 unbroken doubleunders. FOURTEEN! Suddenly i just catched the rhythm and i got them really tight, untill i made a mistake and slowed down. But still, I’m very pleased by that result, and that was even before the workout!