Okay, so here’s the thing.
When I started my February re-boot, I just made the assumption that I would need this blog for some serious accountability because my food habits had derailed so much. However, it turns out, all I really needed was to get back in to the gym. When my muscles are sore, and I’m spending so much time and money working hard to do good things for my body, it makes me WANT to eat healthy! When my muscles are sore, I actually do pause and think “what food should I give myself to make my body feel better?” and the answer is never something sugary or filled with gluten. When you’re aware of your muscles, you think about what’s good for them. It’s great!
It’s your brain and mental stuff that makes you want to eat shitty food, and it’s such a catch 22 because it never makes you feel better for more than a split second.
So I had planned to blog my food every day because I thought I would need to be seriously hard on myself to get back on track, but it turns out I actually FEEL like eating healthy most of the time now and the blogging part was time consuming and annoying. So I’m done with that.
Now I’ll just post once a week to record my progress on my lifts because that’s something I can easily lose track of, and also to share any notable meals that I did eat, because that’s also helpful to me and my friends who are trying to do a vegetarian paleo hack. Getting ideas from my buddies is super helpful for me in terms of finding consistent variety in my meals. Otherwise I’d seriously just eat greek yogurt, omelets and salad for the rest of my days.
A little catch-up.
Last week’s workouts:
STRENGTH: Back Squat, up to a peak of 3 – I worked up to 113, still staying light since I’m getting my sea legs back, even just having the bar on my back feels soo heavy again. It’s tough knowing I used to be able to lift so much more (165) but I have to acknowledge that with an 8 month break, that’s just how it goes.
AMRAP in 10 minutes:
30ft. Walking Lunge, Left Arm Overhead (1.5/1)
30ft. Walking Lunge, Right Arm Overhead
Knees to Elbows, 15 reps
used a 16k kettlebell and don’t remember how many knees to elbows, but they were pretty sloppy anyway because I’m terrible at these guys!
STRENGTH - Weighted Pull-up (pronated grip), up to a peak of 3 reps – worked up to Light band + 10 pounds
Every minute on the minute for 10 minutes:
3 Overhead Squats followed by
3 High Hang Power Snatch followed by
as many air squats as you can do in the remaining time.
ended up doing a crazy amount of air squats because I stayed light on my lifts. Used 35 pounds for my lifts, and did 177 air squats.
STRENGTH: Overhead Squat, up to a peak of 3. – worked up to 78 pounds! I was pretty happy with this. I don’t think I’ve ever found my 1rm for overhead squats, so I’m excited to do that next week during peak week. I am a little nervous because my best jerk is only 83 pounds so I think I’ll get stuck at a spot where I’m unable to push press the weight even though I could have easily squatted it if I could have gotten it to the overhead position.
AMRAP in 15 minutes (in groups of 3):
Ring Row – 15 reps, Rest, Ring Dip.
*Your Score is your ring dips!
This was a team workout. I used the light band for ring dips. I did around 80 myself. We did 215 or so as a team.