This is what I am living by....all this work...all these changes...they WILL pay off!!! NEVER give up!!
Paleo - it's really not as bad as I thought it was going to be; however, I really really miss my diet coke! I could totally go for some ice cream too! haha! It sounds like it's harder then it is for me. I think I had a good shot for it already because I already did not eat grains really, I mean if I was out I may have french fries or bread but it was not something I kept in my house. What I am learning is the beauty of food prep and being prepared. I can honestly tell you I feel 100% better and it's only day 10. I feel very awake in the mornings - I don't struggle to get out of bed. I feel steady through the day with my energy. Clearly last week with my 3 PRs I felt a heck of a lot stronger too!!
So - if you missed my post, this past Sunday I coached my group through (most of them their first) the Rock'n'Roll Philly Half Marathon. They did a FABULOUS job! Saturday afternoon at work I kind of got slammed and all of a sudden did not feel well at all. Struggled to sleep Saturday night and Sunday morning was a little tough to get going, but I did it. Alycia, Justin and Jill all talked to me about having a sweet potato race morning. I was totally all for it until Saturday when the thought of running 13.1 miles with something I hadn't done on a long run. So I cheated. I went non-Paleo and had a bagel. I am really glad I did too! I told everyone on CrossFit Aspire's blog - and most understood. As Alycia said to me this morning "you don't want to change stuff race morning" and as many runs and tris as I've done I knew that. However, when I decided to have my beer post race - that was stupid. I let myself do it because I didn't feel well. I gave my excuse as "I just ran 13.1 miles". That was dumb. I could have not had (though it really was AMAZINGLY refreshing). I've gone out a million times without drinking. It doesn't bother me, but for some reason that day I really wanted my beer. So I did. And life went on and I learned and moving on.
Monday - I woke up feeling MISERABLE - went to the doc - turned out I had a sinus infection and a ear infection. YAY meds!! Feeling better today, but CrossFit killed me this morning. We did thrusters and Jackie. I did Jackie Rx for weight, but damn if it didn't have pull-ups in it! I HATE pull-ups! I don't seem to get better at all!!! But doing CrossFit while sick was a challenge. Hopefully tomorrow is better!
I also made Chicken fajitas and a veggie mix of red pepper, green pepper and some onion. I then add some homemade guac on top -- AMAZING!!
Oh - and Football is back - and my BUCKEYES are looking decent. Not as good as I hoped, but good none the less! My BENGALS on the other hand...not so hot!
That's all for today! Enjoy your day!