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welcome to the UK :)
Let me break it down for you.
1. I donated blood for the first time yesterday and when I woke up this morning I felt like I’d been hit by a truck, which to me seems like a serious karma imbalance.
2. The ass fell out of my bathtub when I was in the shower this morning, fillling my bathroom with my used water and nearly plunging me feet first and naked into the foundation of my house. I will find this very funny tomorrow but today, before coffee and at 7am, not so much.
3. My cat then splashed about in it and trod the now rusty water throughout my house, including on my bedspread. So prior to work I had to clean up a flooded bathroom and kitchen, my living room and bedroom and also find parking permits, £400 in cash and a door key for the plumber.
My day was ruined by 830a.m.
Love this! #crossfit #crossfitgirls #cf #benchmarks
Last week was great - I saved money and kickstarted a new way to take better care of myself and look good. Which is what I set out to do. In the process, I lost 2kg (around 5lbs).
Party over here.
But. But, but, but. I noticed I didn’t have good energy levels on my workouts towards the end of the week. I wasn’t hungry all the time, but I was sluggish (especially on Thursday and Saturday) and my legs felt like lead hammers on my runs, though I clocked some decent times.
It’s nothing major - experience tells me that this is my body recuperating from a lot of refined sugar abuse pre-new leaf, especially as I got a few spots too. Nevertheless, I’ll be keeping a close eye on it this this week, and maybe making nutritional adjustments to see that I’m getting what I need (more good fats & carbohydrates) if things don’t improve.
I didn’t enjoy working out very much last week. I’ve had some great runs and gym sessions in my life, and none of them happened from 3rd-9th June 2013. I want it to be different this week.
That aside, FUCK IS MY HAIR SHINY OR WHAT. Fruit and vegetables are excellent.
(Source: balashovan, via breaktwentyfour-deactivated2013)
Using a detailed nutrition and workout program for me is a balancing act.
It’s easy in one way as I respond well to being told exactly what to do because it gives me the confidence that I’m doing what I need to to progress. Conversely, it’s hard as well because I have to do things perfectly to sustain my confidence and motivation.
The idea of perfection means my standards of work - in the office, in the gym, and on the field - are quite high. That said, my satisfaction in my work can be low, because in a corner of my mind, I haven’t done it properly- because I haven’t done it perfectly. e.g. I could only get to 5 pull-ups instead of 10. I skipped 2 min intervals and did a 5k run instead because it was nice out. I made a good tackle in the first half - but their outside centre did an easy step around me in the second. I finished that marketing plan today - but I didn’t get that mailing list out.
The thing that I worked out this week - fuck perfection. You can never do something perfectly, consistently. It’s a waste of time trying for that.
Look at what you have accomplished and whether you’ve done what you need to do to move forward. Set achievable goals, but not too many that your focus is spread too thin. Use your program as a tool and as a guide - but switch it up from time to time, and if you fall off completely, take it right back on again with no hang-ups and focus on moving forward.
Allow yourself the patience to stagger your aims over a reasonable time to accommodate this and your inevitable learning curve. Set goals, and then take on each one achieved as you go, like a little pumped-up Pacman.
Down 2kg this week. Happy Sunday.
(Source: inspo-motivate, via myfitspiration-journey)
end of Week 1
81.2kg - 79kg.