I know I haven’t blogged in weeks at this point but I thought I’d return this evening and just get right back into daily life. I have tons of pictures and half written posts, but at this point I might as well just start with today. I had some extremely busy weeks – and managed to be without my phone cord for a while so I was unable to upload pictures. I went to lots of 6:30am CrossFit classes and was determined to go to bed as early as possible. So here I am back again.
A little more than a week ago I officially completed 100 days on my strict Whole30 eating plan and decided to venture out into some “off-plan” foods. I started with some amazing ice cream which was a worthwhile treat, but the rest of the week was a struggle. For me, a little sugar just makes me crave more and right now attempting to be more moderate just isn’t working. A little treat turns into a major indulgence and a planned exception turns into three more.
So for better or for worse I’m headed back to another Whole30. I’ll re-assess in 30 days but in the meantime it’s just much easier for me to be strict.
After some serious over-eating on Monday evening I wasn’t hungry when I woke up this morning so I just headed out without breakfast. (Not my usual, but late night eating just counted as breakfast for today.)
I met up with an old friend of mine to catch up and walk. We ended up walking 5 miles including some hills. I distinctly remember those hills being challenging when we used to walk them last spring, but all this CrossFit has definitely increased my fitness level.
Speaking of CrossFit, I headed over to class after our walk. Fun workout today. First we completed 5 sets of single deadlifts - I used 195 pounds which, while definitely heavy, made me feel like my current max may now be more than my previous 200.
The WOD included deadlifts and box jumps. I’ve been working to complete the workouts with the full weights as prescribed whenever possible and today was a success.
- deadlifts 115 pounds
- box jumps 24 inches (yup, I managed all my box jumps on the tall box.)
Started teaching right away. Thank goodness these are the final lessons before my students complete their auditions – I’m SO sick of hearing endless scales and excerpts.
A 10 minute break at 6 I snacked on a few strawberries to hold me over for the last three lessons.
At 9 I spent a while chatting with my Mom and she ended up making me a mini-meal for dinner. My first time trying pork - cooked with some stewed apricots and prunes. And a side of mashed cauliflower.
A good meal – not a very big dinner, but today is a light day after all the excessive eating yesterday. I was a little hungry arriving home, but the feeling has mostly past and it’s past time for bed anyway.