A recap of my weekly workouts from the previous week.
Happy Monday! After a long weekend of traveling, I’m happy to be back home and back to my normal routine. I was in Chicago with NOW Foods for an immersion trip Thursday and Friday and then Mikey joined me on Friday and we spent the weekend exploring the city. The weather wasn’t the best, but we made the most of it and did a bunch of fun things. And ate all the food pretty much.
Traveling is the best as I love trying out new foods in different cities and cultures. We hit on a lot of the major famous Chicago staples – deep dish pizza, hot dogs, beef sandwiches – along with a few other spots that were recommended to us. I fully executed my food freedom and indulged where I wanted and passed when it wasn’t worth it.
That being said, it was way different from how I normally eat. I enjoyed lots of carbs (and some gluten), dairy, desserts, and alcohol. And it was all worth it! Except maybe the deep dish pizza, but I will talk about that on my Chicago recap. I am excited to hit the gym today and get to my regular eating habits. There is no need to “punish” yourself after a fun weekend. By that I mean greatly restricting what you eat and working out extra hard in the gym. The old me would have definitely done this – hit the gym 2x/day and probably would have cut out carbs completely and mostly veggies.
This is a horrible cycle to be in (trust me, I’ve been in it). Indulging and then restricting over and over again. Your body deserves to be nourished every single day. Some days it will be more than others and some days you may not eat any veggies. But life is about balance. If you are doing your body good 80-90% of the time, you can splurge when you want to without undoing all your hard work. Enjoy your vacation without guilt and once you get home, get back into your normal routine without overdoing it.
Sunday – home workout
Monday – CrossFit City Limits
1RM squat snatch (pause at hang)
15-12-9 lateral burpees
5-4-3 squat clean & split jerk (225/155/70%)
I finished in 6:08 using 85#
Tuesday – Ro Fitness at Republic Square Park
fun outside tabata workout!
Wednesday – CrossFit City Limits
10-8-6-4-2 thrusters (135/95/50%)
50-40-30-20-10 double unders
I finished the first part 4:35 using 75# and the whole workout took me 21:30
Thursday – rest/travel day
Friday – home workout
Saturday – rest day – exploring Chicago!
We walked 15k steps which is not too shabby.