A recap of my weekly workouts from the previous week.
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! We did a lot of relaxing around here. With being out of the town for the past 3 weeks, it was nice to just be home and do not much of anything besides hang out, do some work, and see some of our friends.
If you followed along with me for the last few weeks, you saw this month was kinda crazy and I was traveling a crap ton – wedding in Connecticut, conference in Baltimore, and then 2 weeks in Portugal. That didn’t leave much time for working out. In the past, I kind of would have freaked out – being away from home, not eating my normal foods, not being able to get in a solid workout. Honestly, I was still a little nervous about it.
But the last few weeks have really opened my eyes. I barely worked out at all in Portugal, except for 2 super short runs (less than 2 miles) and one workout on the beach. We walked a crap ton on most days, but that was the main way I moved my body. I also ate all the things (in moderation most days). But this included things I don’t have very often – bread, cheese, wine, pastries, gelato…more bread and cheese and wine.
And you know what happened? Nothing. Nothing at all. I weighed the exact same as when I left. I might even be a little leaner. I probably lost a little muscle mass, but that’s about it. I really got me thinking about how much maybe my body needed that break – physically and mentally.
Sometimes we are so stressed about what we are eating and how we are working out, it is working against us. If this is you (because I know it’s me sometimes too), then maybe give yourself a break once in awhile. Eat that sandwich you want, skip the CrossFit/HIIT/cycling class because your muscles are sore (I did that on Friday last week), and take time for yourself. Enjoy the journey and don’t get so caught up in the process.
Sunday – last day in Portugal – lots of walking
Monday – travel day
Legit traveling for 24 hours!
Tuesday – CrossFit City Limits workout
3×3 tempo back squat
(:03 down, :01 pause, :03 up)
7 deadlifts (65% of 1RM)
I think I did 115# for my squats and finished in 10:22 using 145#
Wednesday – CrossFit City Limits workout
12:00 to establish a 3RM push jerk
21-15-9 thrusters (95/65/35%)
7-5-3 strict chin-ups
1 max set of pull-ups
I worked up to 110# for my jerk and finished in 4:17 using 55#. Ended with 30 pull-ups unbroken.
Thursday – Crush Fitness – total body day
also did some accessory work:
3×8 good mornings
4×8 evil wheels
4×12 KB side bends
Friday – rest day – so sore from the past few days of working out!
Saturday – running
Getting back into the swing of running and ran 7 miles on the trail with my friend – finished with an overall pace of 7:53