Tuesday, January 05, 2010

on cheating

This was the lovely omelet I ate at Venus. It was delicious! fathlete confession: I think I figured out the secret to the fluffiness of their omelette. I rock! They make a killer morning glory muffin, but at this visit, I opted out because I was gearing up for the challenge. I'm not saying that I'll never have their muffin. Right now I'm training myself to negotiate when I can have a "sweet" and what makes that "sweet" worth it. Though the challenge hasn't started, I've been in challenge mode since Jan 2nd. So far, so good. I've been eating in and eating well. I'm satisfied and feel good. Things are going better than I had anticipated.

However, I do think about what I'm going to have for my cheat meal. I want mention (again) that having a cheat meal is fine. (Just don't overdo it!) In fact, if you follow the 80/20 rule, you should be good. MDA did some posts on the 80/20 rule here and here. From what I gather, a "cheat" is meant to keep you sane and on track. I don't think it's a good idea to eat three gallons of ice cream and a tray of lumpia on a cheat day. But it is a good idea to have a little of this for pleasure's sake. Also, it's best to avoid a junk food overload for your "cheat." Not convinced? Read this. In short, a "cheat" is fine, but please avoid the "gorge."

Today's Small Victories
1) I said NO to the red velvet cupcake at Starbucks. (Insert me doing my victory dance.)
2) I survived those damn sprints.
3) I hit a 5# PR in the deadlift.

CrossFit One World WOD
1/1/1/1/1 Deadlift
Final Weight: 195/215/235/255 (PR!)

Stretching for sprints.

8 x 100m sprint. Rest 1 minute between efforts.
Joanne's Final Time (in seconds)- 24/23/25/24/26/25/26/22

Notes (to myself) about this workout: My deadlift PR was ugly, but I did it without a belt. Woot! I still don't like the idea of doing max lifts as "warm-ups" but I'm hanging in there. Sprints really suck. I'm going to totally forget that I consistently came in last and was consistently spanked by at least 10 seconds. Instead, I'm going to bitch and moan about how big tonight's 7:15 class was. WTF Freddy?! Did you have to give out the ingredients to the 7:15 secret sauce?! Now everyone's gonna start showing up. Boo!

aaaand back to the lovin'! KUDOS to Miss Shannon for hitting a 285# deadlift. You rock, Shannon and I *heart* you so!


Shannon said...

aww Joanne, I really appreciate, sincerely it means a lot that you said that.

But girl your doing great as well, I still pay attention to your blog as much as possible and your are such a role model for me.

Stay strong and beautiful!!!

much love,

Joanne said...

Thank you so much Shannon. You're so the little sister I wish I had.

Keep rockin' those WODs!