Woke up feeling much better than the last two weeks - and stayed pretty consistent today.
- Cliff Bar
- Lentil Soup (bowl)
- Side Caesar salad - no croutons, light cheese
- Cliff Bar
- Another big piece of pork, sweet potato, and peas
I know I need to change a few things here. Primarily eating a largest breakfast with more protein - and then having that allow me to drop the Cliff Bars.
Right now the cliff bars are really glue that help me get through the day. I’ve tried being extreme before and have had trouble making it stick - however this type of day could really last long-term. I’ll give it a go for a while and slowly sharpen it up a bit.
Went back to Crossfit again - and it felt good.
Started with a 400m run which sadly - is about my limit right now. I find running outside to be next to impossible. Within about half a block my back starts twitching, my knees start hurting from the pavement, and the soles of my feet cramp up. Nothing too serious - but it’s just every part of my body resists running specifically (especially outside).
After warmup - did strength. Deadlifts. We did 3 reps On The Minute Every Minute for 6 minutes straight. So 18 reps total. We shot for 70% of our max (which I don’t have a max), but I tested it out before and 165 felt about right.
After the 6 minutes I felt like I had a bit more in me - but I did feel slightly sick to my stomach from all the lifting - so I knew if was probably a safe weight for that many reps. (side note - I had a bit more weight than a couple other people - so at least I’m not always brining up the rear).
2 Rounds of: 2 minute rowing for calories, 1 minute rest, 1 minute AMRAP pushups (Hand release at bottom), 1 minute toes to bar. Repeat twice (aka 2 rounds).
Rowing just kills me after the first 60 seconds. Absolutely gassed. I thought I was pacing, but I wasn’t really - got 41 calories.
After minute of rest, did 10 pushups in one minutes - catching breath from rowing still.
Then came toes to bar - which i can’t do. Like yesterday it was more like just hanging and bringing my knees up as much as I could. Got 15 in the minute.
Next round of rowing was een worse. Just dead - only 31 calories.
Next set of pushups was 12 - I actually felt more loose and couldn’t push hard on rowing so had more energy.
Fell down to 10 knee crunches (suppose to be toe to bar) for the second round.
Overall, I did feel good. Was far easier than yesterday - but I killed myself in the first rowing for the entire exercise.
It’s frustrating to not be able to do many pushups - and even more frustrating not to be able to lift my knees to elbows while hanging from the bar (let alone go toes to bar).
It’ll be cool when I can do these exercises as prescribed - actually how they are designed.
Not other big comments - just chugging along - feel great to be back after two weeks gone and focusing.