This blog is very very crossfit-centric. I don't apologize for that, it is my blog and I'll do what I want, but I also like to talk about just being healthy and active. Crossfit is the perfect workout for me. I love it. I love 95% of every second of it...and the 5% that I don't like it (mostly during hard workouts) is canceled out by the double love I feel for it when I finish the workout.
It took me a long time to find crossfit though. I tried spin classes, just weight lifting, running, swimming... but none of them kept me coming back. I know lots of people who LOVE running. They could run every day and never get bored. I also know people who swear by spinning. Great for them. Then there is Zumba which I've never tried but I know people who teach and are as addicted to it as I am to crossfit. All of these things are great, they are better than sitting on a couch playing video games all day.
So I hope no one ever takes any of my posts as saying "crossfit is the best and only workout, all the rest are stupid and pointless" cause I don't feel that way at all. In fact it really really annoys me when people put down an entire workout regiment and say it's unhealthy or stupid or that what they do is the best thing for everyone. I occasionally rant about how stupid Yoga is...really I had a humdinger of a rant at a Super Bowl Party ....hippie elastic vegans who only want to feel the curvature of the earth. Meanwhile in my head all I can think is "damn it, why can't I stretch like that"!
So the moral of this little exercise story is....
SEARCH AND FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU AND DO IT!
This one is also a point of contention among a lot of people. There are people who will say that one diet is so much better than another. Again, I don't think that is the case at all. One diet might work for one person while a different diet works for others.
|It's really not this cut and dry. get educated and make smart choices.|
Let me use my "diet" as an example. A true classic paleo diet does not include beans, peanuts, or milk. Well guess what I eat and drink.... I love Milk. I love Peanut Butter. So I eat them. Now...I eat them in smaller proportions than I once did..but I still eat them. Another paleo no-no is grains. Are they healthy..well not in my mind, but Italians have been eating pasta for a long time and it works for them.
|Ok...this is not a diet anyone should be on...even if you love it|
Again, it is find what works best for you. If it is balanced..meaning it contains a good proportion of nutrients and non-processed food then go for it. I choose a semi-paleo diet..you might choose another diet.
So the moral of the diet story is...
BE SMART, CONTROL PORTION SIZES, MAKE SURE YOU GET THE VITAMINS YOU NEED FROM FOOD (not solely vitamin supplements)
|Cause it does not fit your lifestyle! Choose one that you like!|
Thursday: Much needed rest day
Strength: 4 tries at finding total number of OHS reps @ 3/4 body weight: 7+7+6+10=30 @ 125 lbs
20 min amrap
10 DL @ 3/4 body weight
Score: 8 +10 (if i did this again I would get 10 and go at a higher pace)