Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Oh, How Quickly You Forget

I forgot what it is like to be sore. Tuesday reminded me, and I am still feeling it a bit this morning. After two back off weeks, starting right back in with 160 snatches, TGUs, squats, and presses, my arms and sides were tight. This helps me appreciate all the weeks when I wasn't sore from my training.

To loosen me up, Brad had me do 6 rounds of the following:

10 Burpees
10 Squats (Arse to Grass - ATG)
8 Pushups
40 Mountain Climbers
(I was supposed to do 8 inverted rows, but I don't have a bar at home, so I had to forego those.)

That got my blood pumping and got me loosened up.

I stepped on the scale today. Nothing. Nada. Zip. No movement. I gotta figure out what's going awry. Where am I sabotaging myself? It has to be my diet. I think I'm going to keep my food log again so I can analyze where I'm going over my 10% cheating. David Whitley blogged about his diet yesterday, and that got me thinking. He follows the 90% rule for diet as well, but he was gaining weight. Once he looked at his 10%, he realized he was adding a lot of extra calories in his 10.

Life has been stressful the past few weeks, so I would suspect I am sneaking in foods/alcohol that are putting me over 10%. I'm a stress eater/drinker. Food/alcohol calm me. I had cut out alcohol for awhile, but I have been having a few on the weekends when we're out with friends. That won't happen this weekend - Friday is church; Saturday I am going to a play; and Sunday is Easter and my son's 10th birthday. Great! Cake and ice cream! Geez!!!!!!!!!!!! I just need to prepare myself ahead of time. I will not feel guilty for having cake on my son's birthday.

I'm off to Sioux Falls, SD today. I'm heading to the natural foods market to stock up again. That should help me plan my nutritional choices better.

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