The Fathlete's Guide to Surviving the Look Better Naked Challenge
Reward yourself. You gotta get something for this, right? How about a massage at the end of the challenge? Some new clothing to go with your new body? A mini-vacation to Tahoe? Perhaps some private training sessions? Reward your hard work. That way, you have something to look forward to. I recommend that you not reward yourself with food. Save the fried chicken and waffles for a cheat meal, not a reward. (Do you really want to reward good eating with bad eating? Doesn’t make sense, does it?!) Like your goals, your reward should be meaningful. They should also celebrate your accomplishments – not revert you back to your unhealthy eating habits.
Today's Small Victories
1) I am still negotiating my feelings about the cheat. I'm surprised that I haven't been hit by a wave of guilt. Then again, my cheats are hardly worth mentioning. This weekend I loosened up a little bit. On Friday I had a piece of lumpia from a Thai restaurant. It was literally the size of my middle finger. On Saturday night I had buffalo wings because it was the closest thing to paleo I could get at restaurant X. (Sorry. Salad wasn't cutting it - especially since it was only served with fried chicken! Um, not that buffalo wings were any better but...) On Sunday night I shared a dessert with five other people. Two scoops of coconut sorbet with two pieces of banana lumpia between six people is hardly worth the guilt. Today I had a coconut milk from Fantasia. I'm done with cheating. Yes. This is victory.
Some slow rowing.
Shoulder rotations (much to Freddy's dismay)
CrossFit One World WOD
10x45# / 8x95# / 6x135# / 5x155# / 5x155# / 5x160#
8x45# / 5x55# / 5x60# / 3x65#
Cardio: Tabata dumbbell power cleans for total reps. Rest 1 minute. Tabata row for total calories. Rest 1 minute. Tabata dumbbell jerk for total reps. Rest 1 minute. Tabata row for total calories.
Joanne's Final Count - 51/42/61/42 15# dumbell
Notes (to myself) about this workout: I'm still trying to get the hang of the strength portion of the WOD. I'm almost there. I've decided that I would aim for a PR every other week. That means next week I'm aiming for 165# 5 rep back squat and a 65# - 70# shoulder press. By the way, I FINALLY got the hang of a shoulder press. All this time I was doing it wrong. Bleh.
The tabata WOD was great. Next time I'm jumping to 18# (if we have it) or 20#. I think I had good form, so I'm a total happy camper. Yea!