I got a fantastic workout at Crossfit Norwalk. The trainers (Susan and Khaled) were really great and even though I was just visiting they took the time, and effort, to watch my form and give me some valuable tips on improving. I think this may be the final nail in the addiction coffin, to know I can do this anywhere with a friendly community of crossfitters is really reaffirming. If you're ever in the Fairfield County Connecticut area (Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich, Darien...) I highly suggest visiting CrossFit Norwalk.
|Push Press, My left arm looks funny.|
WOD 5 RFT:
30 Air Squats
9 Push Press
Warm-up: Went well, figured out I may be too tight in my shoulders while doing kb swings
Deadlifts: 135 lbs (Weak! But it was my first time doing deadlifts since elements so read this post)
Push Press: 75lbs (up from 65 lbs earlier this week)
|The double chin makes an appearance!|
I will write about some tips I received today in tomorrow's post.
Eating well while traveling can be difficult because of a lack of familiarity with restaurants in the area. Eating out, even eating healthy out, can come in wrong portions or sometimes the menu is not all that accommodating. Below are some of my own practices that help.
- Rather than eat at a restaurant, go to a local supermarket and grab some fresh fruits and pre-cooked meats.
- Nuts are expensive! If you have a stipend, use it all and buy some nuts that you can bring home with you.
- Sides can make or break the meal, look at the sides and if they are vegetables and french fries just ask for a double serving of vegetables.
- Get a to-go box in the beginning of the meal. This way you will always have it in the back of your mind to NOT finish your meal and eat it later. This will save money too because you can get 2 meals out of 1.
Although the day is not over, I know how it's going to turn out so below are some of the meals. I've had breakfast, lunch and a snack...I'm going to have a piece of cake at the wedding and likely a champagne toast.
Breakfast (2 points)
Snack (post workout) 2 points
Lunch (2 points)
Flat steak Salad with Walnuts
Snack (3 points)
Dinner (-2 points)
I'll have the healthiest option for the main meal, but I'll get the negative from the cake/dessert. It's a wedding, cut me some slack. I'll edit this tomorrow with what I eat just to show that I did well during dinner, but not so hot on dessert.
5 meals +1
8 hours sleep +1
<5 hours +1
Champagne Toast -1
10 Points on the day. +20 for the 5th workout of the week!