Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Day 10: When Life Gets in the Way

It's amazing how often life gets in the way of our plans, whether they be dreams of a teenager..or in my case getting a work out in after a long day of work.  The group/class structure is one of my favorite things about CrossFit but it is also one of its weaknesses (for me).  Groups help me push myself for fear of embarrassing, but it also limits me when my job, errands, pets, etc get in the way.  I needed to make it to the gym by 6pm today so I could make it to the last group class of the day, which is typically not a problem...except when a meeting is called and does not end til 5:45pm.  I do not blame my gym because Mike has done more than enough to accommodate and I should have gone in the morning today anyways.

Normally I would be ok with having to take a rest day, but recently I have been really psyched to start tracking my times on the ladies (Fran was the WOD for the day).  I may try to do the Fran tomorrow or early Friday so I can get a time in the books.  But if you really do not want to take a rest day from CrossFit what should you do?

I found a great resource in CrossFit Stamford .  They created a page for traveling that has some great WOD's that you can do from home without any equipment (Link:  There are a lot of exercises you can do in your living room that can be compared frequently to gauge your fitness.  Time yourself in how long it takes to do 100 push-ups, sit-ups, or squats.  Write it down and track it as you go through time, I think you'll be happy with the progress you make as you go through CrossFit.  


Rest Day.  I Stretched a lot though so I could stay loose.

Breakfast(3 points): 3 HB eggs, turkey slice, grapes, cantaloupe, almonds
Lunch(3 points)     : Turkey Garden salad with balsamic vinaigrette and strawberries
Snack (3 points)    : Turkey slices, peach, almonds
Snack (2 points)   :  Protein, plum  
Dinner (3 points)   : grilled chicken, green beans, salad, strawberries and blueberries for dessert

This is what I bring to work every day!

Is protein good to drink on a rest day?  or does it waste the protein?

 Other points:
Sleep: +1
<5 hours +1
5 meals +1
Water +1

18  Points for the Day!

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