Whether or not I have faith in my coaches has never been a question. This being said, the past weekend proved without a doubt that Coach Sharon’s insistence in the importance of rest days is the truth. My mind hated every minute of it, but after the two days away from the box, I played like a rockstar at my Sunday night ball hockey game 😀
As for Whole30, today is day 26. It is said somewhere that after 22 days your brain just accepts things as habit. I think I’m at that point. It’s not really a challenge anymore, it’s just the way my life is now. Coach Sharon completed her Whole30 yesterday and had been counting down the minutes until her ice cream parlor crawl she had planned for day 31. At the end of the day, she was totally let down by all the hype she had prepared in her mind. The ice cream wasn’t satisfying, didn’t really even taste that good at all, and left her feeling shitty afterwards. I asked if she ever really wanted the ice cream, or if it was just a little rebellion against the feeling that something had said she could not have it? Most likely the second option was the response. But never did anyone or anything force this challenge upon us. It was a CHOICE all along, and one we made for ourselves. Side note – she also noticed that she slept horribly that night. Moral of the story… what you put into your body really does affect your life, but it’s up to each of us to decide which choices we make. I’m not planning day 31 to be a chance to jump back into old habits. I have moments where I just want to chew a piece of gum, but that’s about it in terms of cheat urges. OH! My one little thing I might experience on day 31… BACON. But I’ve put in the hard days getting over the sugary sh*t I used to eat, to the point that I no longer need it in my life. So why go back?
Monday was my birthday. Monday was also my first day in my new store. The new challenge was exciting and a little scary all at the same time. While it’s not my first time managing the Cambridge store, it is my first attempt to manage 2 stores simultaneously. So far, so good. Needless to say, the week has been a busy one! Monday – Cambridge, Tuesday – Sport Chek, Wednesday – Cambridge, Thursday – Waterloo, Friday – Cambridge… Hence the blog drought. First day in Cambridge, I brought my lunch as usual. Note to self – I’m spoiled in Waterloo with our functional little kitchen. Had to cut my avocado with a fork. For my shift on Wednesday I was more prepared!
In need of a WOD re-cap:
Fri. June 20:
Part 1. OTM, 30 minutes:
2 Power Cleans* #75, #85, #95*, #75, #85
*increase weight every 5 minutes
Part 2. Not for time:
75 overhead squats #45
#95… epic FAIL. Could NOT get the bar up high enough to get underneath. Stripped weight off and focused on opening my DAMN HIPS. But my burpees were pretty :-p
Thurs. June 19:
This is what was posted Wed. night –
5km RUN 4.5km – 21:43
7 minutes to build up to a heavy 5 reps #185 (boo-ya!)
7 minutes to build up to a heavy 5 reps #100
2 minute row – max calories 35 calories
Tues. June 17:
Self doubt rode around like a monkey on my back this morning. I don’t know what was causing it, but I woke up and didn’t have much feeling in my feet. I mean, I could feel the lovely throbbing pain running down the back of my right leg and the elephant standing on my foot, but blindfolded I wouldn’t be able to tell you if I had shoes or socks on. Could have been the fact that I spent all of Monday in running shoes after forgetting to bring my comfy work Birks to Cambridge with me. Could have been the stress of the new position. Who knows. One thing I DO know is the lack of feeling made me more hesitant than usual with seeing my nemesis lift posted on the website. Ahhh… the snatch rears its ugly head again. Cue my inner ninja.
15- Calories on the Rower*
20- Kettlebell Swings 1.5pd/1pd
25- Box Jumps
30- Abmat Sit-ups