My WOD today and recent vacation have started my little brain a thinking. I kicked butt on todays WOD. Like, seriously felt possessed by some sort of Crossfit Demon who was screaming in my ear “ONE MORE REP!” “DON’T PUT THAT BAR DOWN” “YOU HAVE MORE IN YOU!” and I finished that WOD minutes before everyone else. I literally have the fastest time STILL for our gym for that WOD. 4 classes later
The only thing I can think that is different is
is that the secret formula? Do I need to add a rest day, and combine it with some added Carbohydrates? Obviously, a rest day will be hard. Mainly because it’s the only time I get out of my house, and have a hour to myself. and to socialize with people who can say words. and are over 2 feet. So, my solution is-one day a week (probably Wed or Thursday), I will just do that WOD at 65-70%. I’ll go slow (you can call it “sandbagging”. that’s fine with me), focus on form and perfection, and scale the weight/reps if needed and not look at the time. It’s hard to give up Saturdays because it’s my Oly class, and Sundays are my squat days. BUT….One day a week of not going intensely, and treating it like an “Active recovery”. We will see how that works…
But, i’m thinking of adding some more carbs back in. Rice (white rice), and corn tortillas and white potatoes. Not gluten because I think my body runs better gluten free, but I think I’m very low on carbs as a whole, and an increase might also increase my potential . I also need to eat more. I definitely don’t think I eat enough, and that’s usually just because I forget to eat or don’t want what I have in my house (I’m such a brat.)
So I guess i’ll experiment with both. More carbs, and on Thursday probably (well, we’ll see. The coach on Wednesday might get irritate if I sandbag) I will treat it like active rest and go light/easy. Really, it’s just because I need to socialize a little. how sad for me
Hang Clean and full clean (1 rep each=1 complex)
build to a heavy complex
I got to 105# and ran out of time. I definitely had more in me. THANK YOU FRONT SQUAT PROGRAM! The clean is the easy part for me, it’s always those squats and 105# was smoootthh as butta.
10 Curtis P’s (65#)
400 m run
I got 12:26, RX. BLAZING. I WAS LITERALLY RECOUNTING IN MY DAMN HEAD AFTERWARDS TO MAKE SURE I COUNTED CORRECTLY. You have to understand that everyone else, even the fast guys were finishing at 15-16 minutes. So who knows. But I did the first 2 rounds un broken, then dropped the bar a couple times after 6 reps in the third round. The coach said I looked like I was hurting really bad that second round-but I got to 5 reps, thought “I could do another” then only had 4 left and went “DO NOT DROP THIS BAR, JUST STICK IT THE EFF OUT”)
If you’ve never done a Curtis P before, it is the same idea as a Bear Complex in that it’s a complex of movements that need to be completed before the bar touches the ground. 1 Hang Squat Clean + Lunge R leg + Lunge L leg + Push Press.
My only thought is that I really am super good at lunges, and they don’t hurt my like other people. I have short shins. Anyways, I almost threw up afterwards because I sprinted through that like I was on fire
5×3 rep strict shoulder press @ 75%
I used 65#
5 CHIN UPS
my shoulders were so shot.
3 mile run with stroller
poor kiddo is still sick and doesn’t like to lay down, so I ran to help her nap a little.
I could have sworn I took pictures, but I must be outta my mind. So breakfast was..dun dun dun….EGGS AND BACON! You know what? I think after today (since this is a post about yesterday and I’m finishing it up eating todays breakfast…) I’m going to make it A POINT to not only A-TAKE A PICTURE OF MY BREAKFAST AND B-EAT SOMETHING OTHER THAN FREAKING EGGS AND BACON to not only add variety to YOUR life, but mine as well. So, eggs and bacon only allowed 2x a week-the other 5 have to be SOMETHING else. Hold me accountable, peeps!
Lunch was a salad from trader joes that I added chicken to-it had cheese, walnuts, and my home made dressing. mmmm.
Dinner was chicken, white rice, and some sauce from Flame Broiler. Yes, mission a little more carbs started today. It was good, but I was pretty spent from the day so Idk how much it helped or not
Snacks included protein shake, chocolate bar, clusters, and a power crunch protein bar.
So, i’m pretty sure my sweet little girl has an ear infection. It would explain why she’s been tugging her ear (you think that would be a red flag but she’s ALWAYS tugged when she was tired), crying when I lay her down (not just a whiney “but mooomm” but more of a “OMG HOW COUD YOU LEAVE ME LIKE THIS“) and just being a fuss budget in general. We have an appointment for tomorrow at 10:45. It also doesn’t help that those little bottom eye teeth are RIGHT there…i mean I’m pretty sure they will break through any second. I gave her some motrin after OKing it with the doc and she slept for 2.5 hours that afternoon, and all night.
Breaks my heart to see her that way..it also re-enforces the idea that NO ONE can care for that child like me. Everything I do, read, think of (besides cross fit, obviously) is to make that child’s life easier. That’s my job. Is to take care of her. Help her grow to be a happy, healthy, thriving kid. And I do what I can-from feeding her in dark rooms, to double swaddling her when she was a newborn so she could get rest, to wearing her 6-8 hours a day for 2 months straight as I recovered from a c-section. And I give her to someone else to care for for 4 days, and she comes back exhausted, fussy and with an ear infection.
What are your thoughts on Paleo/Non paleo? For those of you who eat this way (or go waayy low carb) do you notice an increase in your performance or not?