Some days, I have no idea. Getting closer to the Christmas craziness and I’m trying to get myself organized enough that it won’t be too insane. But who am I kidding really 😉 At least my shopping is pretty much done. Although it’s a little bittersweet, I thankfully don’t have many to shop for since changes at work could leave me bitter and searching for a new job come January. Fingers crossed that’s not necessary though. My 4-legged fur child will be completely smitten to play with an empty box on Christmas morning. My Sport Chek job redeems itself large when it comes to shopping for my sporty parents. My sister Claire has become a friend more than ever this year which makes me super happy AND gives me lots of gift ideas, and the youngest sister is a punk and might be getting a lump of coal. See? Easy.
I feel like I should touch on the Whole Life Challenge. I got so far as a 2-part draft that has yet to be published, and I’m not doing a re-edit now cause that’s often where I drop all the “real ness” from it cause I realize that things didn’t work out as planned. Anyways, a few of us are already talking about doing it again. I need guidelines in life. Without a goal or target, things spin out of control. Almond butter finds its way back into my fridge, stays for a few days, then disappears. It’s a bad scene. On the bright side, I killed yesterday’s WOD. Coach Dave asked at one point why I don’t blog anymore. I didn’t really have an answer for him. Actually I didn’t really have an answer for myself… But I think I do now. I think I’ve realized that I just don’t know what direction I want to go anymore. I’ve beat the food element to the ground. I’ve rambled endlessly about crossfit. But I’m at least a little bit over talking about both. Both still excite me, but neither are new. The honeymoon is over.
Fri. Nov. 20:
1:00 Minute: Overhead Squats #115/#75
1:00 Minute: KB Swings (24/16kg)
Toes to Bar sit-ups
1:00 Minute: Rest
Result – 350 reps
10-30-30. That was my goal from round 1, and I DID manage to maintain it the whole way through 🙂 Weights were Rx too. Woot! Some days it just comes together. Nice way to wrap up the week.
Sun. Nov. 15:
WLC Complete. I had written in my agenda – CRUSH final WOD. I was partially successful with that goal I guess. Completed 36 more reps than I did the first time through, but my pull-ups still held me up more than I would have liked. Oh well, it’s about progress. I killed the row, and it returned the favour. Felt like death for a bit after going as hard as I could for 15 minutes. I DID however, win the challenge points part (nutrition, mobilization, water, etc) so I’ll just be happy with that 🙂
Fri. Nov. 13:
It’s been a strange week. Monday WOD was good. Tuesday Coach Dave told me I should be taking a rest day post-comp (oops!), so I stripped some weight off the deadlift bar (sigh) and rested Wednesday as usual. Thursday I could barely walk. WTF?! My stupid hip was back to its old tricks and full force! I left Sport Chek an hour early, much to my manager’s disapproval, cause the stupid hip was killing me. He’s a nob. He’ll get over it. Then today, I woke up feeling perfectly fine, almost like Thursday was just a bad dream. Weird, although I’m not complaining. Side note – my dreams have been really weird too.
Today is the LAST day of the Whole Life Challenge. Tomorrow, there will be bacon. No question. I predict chocolate in my future at some point too… All in all, it’s been a great experience for me. It’s taught me some habits that I will most definitely look to continue. Example – I have not missed taking my MS drugs ONCE in 56 days! That’s unheard of. And I’ve finally (after years of saying I would) started taking vitamin D. Supposed to be insanely important for people with MS. My water intake was always good, so that wasn’t a struggle. Stretching at least 10 minutes a day feels really good, so why stop? Plus Yuko enjoys the ritual of stepping on my hair and trying to lick my face while I’m on the floor. AND I’ve gone through the hang over of giving up some bad food choices so I have no intention of falling back down that rabbit hole. My main goal wasn’t weight loss, although it’s totally a bonus, cause I’ve lost 10lbs along the way. The final test will be to see how my performance compares on Sunday when we do our ending workout. One thing I didn’t stick with as much as intended was my goal to work on my pull-ups. I mean, I had 56 days… I should have been able to make a difference in that period but I just haven’t put in the effort I had planned.