I decided to start a new challenge for myself for the month of August. If I am accomplishing what I hope, I will continue for 3 months...who knows, maybe more! I eat a pretty clean diet already - mostly Paleo, with some gluten free oatmeal at breakfast. But I have a sweet tooth like you would NOT believe! I look forward to my Saturdays so I can have pancakes (my absolute favorite food....ever), or carrot cake from the Buttery, or chocolate anything, cookies, cakes, or any pastry....you get the picture. Well, then I go out Saturday evening and end up having some drinks and eating like crap again and Sunday I have the worst sugar hangover ever! Which starts Mondays off to a shaky start and all my training doesn't get back to normal until Wednesday - then after feeling good for 3 days the cycle starts over again. I just want to feel good ----ALL THE TIME!! I don't NEED sugar. But I WANT IT! I can't have everything I want in this life anyways, so why not remove the crap thats bad for me ? That goes for way more than just food - by the way :) Relationships that are toxic, friendships that are bringing me down, old grudges, whatever else...its time to clean house and work on feeling my best.
Here's what my August has started off like::::
Mon 8/2/10 weight 106
6am- 4 oz. chicken, 1/3 cup cooked gluten free oats, 1/2 cup blueberries.
8am- XFIT Benchpress 6x2 @110. Backsquats 5x3 @ 160
5 squat clean thrusters, 10 chest 2 bar pullups x5 @95#. 10:12
10am 4 oz chicken, 2.5 oz sweet potatoe, asparagus. vitamins and fish oil.
12:00 RUN EASY PACE. 5 MILES 32:00
2:00 4 oz. grilled salmon, large salad
4pm 4 oz. chicken, 1 cup strawberries
7pm 4 oz filet minon steak, mashed sweet potatoes, gilled asparagus. sliced fruit for desert with slivered almonds.
6am 4 oz chicken, 1/3 cup oats.
8am XFIT ENDURANCE SIGHT 21-15-9 front squats @ 75, ring dips, box jumps. 10:02
10am 4oz chicken, sweet potatoe
12:00 large salad with grilled steak
1:30 TRACK WORKOUT 4x200 (34 sec pace), 2x400 (1:18 pace), 3x200 (35 sec pace) 2x400 (1:21 pace) total 6 miles
3:30 4 oz chicken, large green salad, nuts.
7:00 4 oz chicken with pesto, mixed veggies cooked in coconut oil
I hit a PR last week on the track for my 400 and my 800 meter. New 400 meter time is 1:15....new 800 meter time is 2:55:32. My 1 mile time )3x 1 mile repeats) is 6:10 for the last repeat.
I feel good. I am getting to bed super early, I know sort of a boring life - but it works for me. I start my day before 4am, so the more rest I get the better for me. And training 2 times a day means I need more recovery time. I haven't had a craving for sugar at ALL - but it has only been 3 days, so that will probably change. I have a few races coming up and I KNOW the added focus and attention to my overall being will make for a better race. This morning (Wed) I weighed in at 104. I DO NOT want to loose weight - so I will be tacking on some calories today for sure!