YAY! After one week, I’m back home, and back in my Crossfit routine! Feels so good! I felt like I was starting all over though, cause it was REALLY hard today. First, the warm up was crazy, almost like a WOD. We had to do the following for our warm up:
12 min AMRAP
side plank walk each way
10 push ups
5 pull ups (I did the jumping ones on the box)
10 KB swings
5 box dips
I got through 2 rounds and just started my 3rd. Those side plank walk things really get to you!
Our WOD today was 2 rounds of the following:
4 min AMRAP
100 m row (cake)
(I got through 2 rounds plus 100 m row as my best time)
3 min rest
6 min AMRAP
5 renegade rows (these suck, they’re like one handed push ups on weights, sorta.)
10 box jumps (cake)
(I got through 2 rounds plus 5 rows and 2 box jumps for my best time.)
AND THEN WE HAD TO DO IT AGAIN. Not fun.
So I’m ready to start Paleo all over again. I’m making a few changes because I WANT to.. I will eat dairy here and there. I will eat black beans here and there, and for the love of god, I will have a cheat meal once a week. And by cheat meal I don’t mean like, cheesecake factory appetizer, giant entree, and then 3 pieces of cheesecake to finish it all off, I mean like, 2 chocolate chip bagels toasted with honey butter… every Saturday morning, at Einsteins. 😀
I want to compare my efforts of this 30 days to that of the last 30 days. I feel like I ate worse (more fruits, not enough veggies) because I was sooo craving something sweet, but I didn’t want to cheat my diet. Or I’d eat a burger instead of a grilled chicken salad because you can only eat so much balsamic vinegar before wanting to kill yourself. If I could have some bleu cheese dressing instead, I’d have chosen the salad. Make sense? I also think that by having that one meal where I can not worry about it, I’ll be much more apt to stay on track for the rest of the week. I’d like to see, regardless. This will be my test. My goal is 10 pounds this month. Last month was 12 lbs of body fat, so we’ll see how it compares.
ALSO.. I got my bloodwork results back AND… (remember, to start, my HDL was 40 and my LDL was 83. Overall, VERY good.. however, my HDL was lower than my doctor would have liked.)
So yeah, I got my blood results back and my HDL went DOWN to 34, and my LDL went down to 80. The LDL part is good, but the HDL dropping? Not good. In doing my research, I’ve read that less exercise can cause your HDL levels to drop, BUT I’ve been working my ass off, literally! Not sure why.. maybe because I’m doing more weight training and not nearly as much cardio? (Spin class has totally taken a back seat, as you may know.. and I go maybe once a week now instead of 2-3) but shit, we run and row and do jumping jacks and push ups and all that fun stuff in Crossfit. My HEART is PUMPING, goddamn it.We’re both going in to meet with our doctor on Friday about this.. He’s going to tell me to change my diet, yada yada yada, that this way of eating isn’t good, that there are too many fats, not enough (or any) grains or starches.. I love that he’s attentive to us, but from what we’ve discussed before, we’re not going to agree on how I should be eating, regardless of how it makes me feel.
So I suppose I’ll just have to keep at it, and go again in a month or so, see what happens. Yaay.