A recap of my weekly workouts from the previous week.
Man this week has been a freakin whirlwind. We are doing some serious adulting over here and it’s been a little stressful to say the least. I don’t know why you want to grow up when you are a kid. Being an adult is hard sometimes – so many responsibilities and things to worry about.
It’s safe to say I think I am back in my workout routine. I know last week I was struggling a little, but now I am looking forward to getting to the gym (on most days at least). Probably because I can just forgot about things for an hour or so and just focus on myself.
But with all this stress, I have found my eating hasn’t been the best. I never really found myself to be a stressful eater, but seems that way recently. I am just eating to eat sometimes and am not really hungry. Also I’ve been eating a lot of sweets. It might also be because it’s getting a little cooler here, but either way, it’s been a little too much.
While I think moderation and a balanced diet is the best (no restrictions), there is a difference in having some chocolate or ice cream because you want it and having some because you are stressed and want to feel better. It doesn’t solve stress. You might feel better temporarily, but then after you are done, you are back to the same way you are feeling.
I know this doesn’t really have to do with working out, but it’s important to know when and why you are doing something. Life isn’t always rainbows and butterflies. We need to find healthy ways to deal with problems and stress. Instead of reaching for some ice cream in the fridge, go for a walk, hit up the gym or yoga, or even read a book. Having a healthy mindset is just as important as that next workout or bowl of kale.
And it’s time I start taking my own advice!
Sunday – CrossFit City Limits open gym
every 2:00 for 7 rounds:
5 chest 2 bar pull-ups
10 DB deadlifts
10 DB push press
I finished all the rounds using 25#
Monday – CrossFit City Limits workout
150 thrusters (45/35)
100 horizontal ring rows
150 wallballs (20/14)
*EMOM everyone does 3 burpees
We finished in 27:32 RX
Tuesday – running
3-4 mile run
Wednesday – CrossFit City Limits workout
odd: 3 hang power cleans (AHAP)
even: :30 handstand practice
100′ handstand walk
10 overhead squats (185/135/70%)
50 bar facing burpees
5 overhead squats
3×10 evil wheels
I worked up to 115# (got 120 for 2 – same as last week) and finished in 14:16 using 85#
Thursday – rest day
Friday – CrossFit City Limits workout
establish 2RM Deadlift
15 left arm OH lunges (53/35 DB/KB)
15 right arm OH lunges
50 stiff legged deadlifts (53/35 DB/KB)
15 left arm OH lunges
15 right arm OH lunges
I worked up to 215# and finished in 5:51 using a 35# KB
Saturday – CrossFit City Limits workout
5×3 back squat
I worked up to 150# I think? I finished the worked in 15:25