Sunday, September 7, 2014

No Weekend Whammies!

I did it! I made it through a full weekend without demolishing my previous week's hard work.

This past week I was a workout maniac!!!!
Monday: I did a lot of heavy olympic lifting (snatch complex: power snatch, hang squat snatch, OH squat).  I also ran through one WOD that would be in the upcoming competition...which included lots of thrusters, sprints, and pull ups.
Tuesday: I didn't go to the box, but I did run 4.5miles early in the morn, then ran another 2.5miles at the track (400s/600s intervals) while doing pushups, dips, and pistols in between each round.
Wednesday: I did a ton of gymnastics work (handstand pushups, handstand walks, and ring dips). Followed with a WOD of 10-8-6-4-2reps of Heavy Hang Snatch and 200m sprints.
Thursday: **I could tell I needed to rest as soon as the WOD started--super tired** WOD included Prowler Pushes, Reverse Burpees, KB Swings, GHD Situps (I am still feeling those today), and wall balls.
Friday: (Had every intention of taking it easy--but didn't).  I actually did two workouts; Crossfit's and OTB and back to back! LOL.  CF WOD included handstand pushups, pistols, pull-ups, deadlifts, hang cleans, and push jerks.  The OTB WOD was a partner WOD (which is why I ended up partnering with one of my clients).  We did 4x200s each, then 12 rounds of dumbbell squat cleans, push press, and renegade rows.

***Needless to say I took Saturday completely off.  And tonight I plan to jog a little at the track with my hubby and lift some light weights at the house.

As for the weekend---I fought off the whammies and WON!  I drank only water all weekend.  And I ate at my macro count all weekend too.  I did have 1/2 cup of ice cream today and 8 chips for salsa purposes yesterday but these all fit into my macro count.  I am still celebrating the fact that I stuck to the plan of water only and tracking my macros. So I call it a win, still!!

Some obstacles I overcame this weekend:
1) The hubby bought my favorite beer (Blue Moon) cos it was on sale.  I declined having even a sip. :-).
2) Friday Night Lights----and the smell of sausage on a stick, grilled burgers, or the sight of nachos and a Dr. Pepper were tempting!  But I declined and stuck with WATER!!!
3) Saturday--- Out to eat for lunch and I had fajitas with no tortillas or rice. I did allow myself 8 chips but that was my carb for the meal!
4) Saturday Night---The hubby had a glass of wine....while I had my water and pistachios!

It's not a perfect-clean weekend but considering what I usually do to sabotage my own work each weekend, I am super proud of myself.

This week I will be eating very clean and loading on some starchy carbs on Friday due to a competition on Saturday. But I will keep the macro counts the same (just a bit more starchy than I would allow normally).

It's amazing how getting through one weekend already makes you feel smaller! LOL

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Self Sabotaging

I don't think there are too many middle age women that work harder than I do when it comes to working out.  I do it all! I run, I sprint, I lift, I lift heavy and alot, I go hard, I go super hard, and I have come along ways.

But what I haven't overcome YET, is the self sabotaging!  I do AMAZING when it comes to diet and exercise all week long....but then something crazy happens over the weekend.  I allow myself to cheat....and cheat way too much!

This past weekend was a long weekend.  And now that it is over, I am just mad at myself for not staying on track with the clean eating! It's a crazy cycle.  For 5-6days I do 100% great...then for 1-2days out of the week, I completely ruin it! THAT MAKES NO SENSE!!!   I know exactly what to do to achieve the goals I have....but WHY do I allow myself to mess all the hard work up on the weekends.  I don't know, but it is stopping now!!!

I think it dawned on me when my husband asked me this weekend to help him get back on track.  Of course, I gave him a smart-alic (how do you spell that?) answer and said "Honey, I can't be the one responsible for your actions..... If you want it bad enough, you'll do what it takes"-------GULP! I think I said that out loud and I HEARD MYSELF!  WHAM!~!!!   That should have been directed straight to myself.  I have done the dirty work (training) for hours upon hours a week.  But I have not done the true training of will power in my diet in a long time--at least not on the weekends!  I keep thinking, "If I would have stuck to the plan two months ago....then I would have had better results now!"  UGH!

So---Todd and I are gonna try this thing together, again.  I am gonna support him as he gets back into his healthy habits (yap, he is gonna be doing my workouts too).  We are both gonna be eating right.....this will include weekends, too.  I know my progress will be noticeable if I just go hard at the diet part.  Time to get in the zone and stay in the zone!!! NO CHEATING!!!!

The plan is super simple: Meats (mainly lean meats), lots of veggies, some fruit, some nuts, little dairy, little starches, no sweets, no fried food, and no sugary drinks or alcohol.