Just so you all don't think I'm perfect or anything (lol!), let me tell you about the week since Dallas. After weigh-in, I gave myself permission to eat whatever I wanted, in any quantity until Sunday night. And let me tell you, I can eat with wild, reckless abandon! I can eat way more than J!
Here's the highlight reel over the course of 5 days....
Cici's pizza buffet- so many slices and so many cinnamon buns!
Hardee's thickburger and large curly fries
A donut (yeah, only one. Weird huh?)
3/4 of a Chocolate Reese's Cake
1 package of white chocolate macadamia nut cookies
3/4 of a pan of chocolate eclair
Little Caeser's Deep Dish Pizza
6 Cookies and Creme PopTarts
A lot of milk chocolate chips
A lot of candy corn
2 Cliff bars
A huge peanut butter and jelly sandwich
I regret that I did not make it to a Cold Stone Creamery for a ginormous Chocolate Peanut Butter Perfection.
And the reward for this hedonism?
I puked while training.
I had night sweats.
I couldn't sleep.
I got some kind of sickly crud.
I gained about 6 pounds of bloat.
(Now is a great time to mention I'm a nutrition coach, right? Lol, hit me up for coaching. I know the struggle is real!)
Someone asked me yesterday if it was worth it.
I don't think it was! Yeah, that junk tastes great going in, but my body did not like it at all! Normally, I allow myself treats whenever I want them, within moderation. So if I want cookies, I'll get a couple. If I want pizza, I'll have some. I have been doing IIFYM for about a year now and 95% of the days I am on point, but you do have to have some fun. If you have a big contest or meet coming up, then your fun gets limited because you are choosing to put your goals ahead of your temporary food enjoyment.
When I allowed myself to just go whole hog for fun, wow! I cannot imagine how people walk around eating junky all the time, not realizing that the reason they feel crappy is because of the food they are eating! Obviously, (I hope!) no one eats as much junk as I did those days. But the American diet on a day-to-day basis isn't much improved over my celebration consumption.
I am pleased to say that I'm back on the healthy veggie and meat diet for the past two days and my crud is going away!
Completely random, but have you tried Thred Up, yet?
Have you heard about Thred Up? It is an online consignment store that is so simple to work with. First, the clothes on their site are super nice and very reasonably priced. Second, they will pay you for your clothes! All you do is request a free bag and then stuff it with your gently used, name brand clothes (kids and ladies!) and then stick it in your mailbox. Shortly after, you get an email telling you how much you earned! Easy!
Right now Thred Up is offering my readers a deal! If you sign up through my link, you will get a $20 credit on your first order. Yep! $20 dollars of free stuff! Start shopping here!
Hint: My favorite thing to do is go straight to the clearance section and filter by my size! So many cute, inexpensive yet quality items!
We have a really big team CrossFit competition coming up in a month. We have sent teams the last two years and done ok, but this year we are going for the podium! It's been really exciting around the box because we have so many people interested in competing that we are having to have tryouts! I fully intend to earn a spot on one of our team so that means me training has amped up to a new level. With weightlifting I did a lot of work, but I also got to rest between sets. Now, there ain't no rest for the wicked! I'm doing two-a-days trying to get some cardio back and last night I did so many dang sprints....so many.... I was trying my hardest to catch J on each one, but he always stayed just a tick ahead of me.
I'm definitely not as good as I was prior to my CrossFit hiatus, but I'm stronger and my wods aren't as bad as I thought they'd be. My recovery time is getting better and my endurance is picking up. All in about 5 days so in a month, watch out!
Best Thing I Came Across Lately
Secrets to perfect health, from "The Secret" by Rhonda Byrne
- The placebo effect is an example of the law of attraction in action. When a patient truly believes the tablet is a cure, he receives what he believes and is cured.
- "Focusing on perfect health" is something we can all do within ourselves, despite what may be happening on the outside.
- Laughter attracts joy, releases negativity, and leads to miraculous cures.
- Beliefs about aging are all in our minds, so release those thoughts from your consciousness. Focus on health and eternal youth.
- Do not listen to society's messages about diseases and aging. Negative messages do not serve you.
Stay strong y'all!
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