Day 16 – exhausted

I’m having a rather exhausted morning and had planned on a fairly lazy one, then I discovered I actually was driving my eldest to work…again. Which is over an hour there and back. Oh joy. After dropping him off Jasper dog and I went for a short run on the beach, it’s not one we’ve run on before and although beautiful wouldn’t be my first choice simply because it’s so busy. I quite like to have no people when I exercise, it’s headspace time. That sounds dreadfully antisocial I realise! It was a pleasant short plod, though I do wish I would occasionally feel like I’m progressing with running. It never gets easier and I never get faster! I do always feel better for it though.

This evening I’m watching Bohemian Rhapsody with my daughter, I’ve seen the film before and love it so I’m really looking forward to that!

Today’s food in words and some pictures!

Breakfast

Grapes, blueberries, yoghurt and cacoa nibs

Lunch

Corn crackers with cream cheese and baby corn.

Dinner

Chicken korma – banana, coconut milk, and chicken breast with poppadoms and brown rice.

Snacks

An Ella ball thing and 100 dark

Total sugars (all unrefined)

Day 2

Brief post today, no exciting discoveries re hidden sugars and food wise kept it simple.

Breakfast

Fruit, goats yogurt, seeds

Lunch

A lot of veg, 3 eggs, sprinkle of cheese

Dinner

Stew, corn crackers, butter

Snacks

Naked bar (squished dates no added sugar yey) 100% dark chocolate

Total sugars 65 g

From the below sources

Alcohol of course 0

Exercise was a bit of yoga, a bit of gym and a slow “sniffs” walk with Jasper the dog.

Help… drowning.

Day 14/260 Today was one of those workouts that I tell myself count the most. You know the very often ones that we just don’t want to do. I’m drowning under a combination of family responsibilities, work and a very large quite difficult EU law assignment. The last thing I actually wanted to do was take time away from my desk to workout. But I’m damn well commited to this both by agreement and mentally and I’m not letting anyone down. So of course I went, often when I don’t feel like it I have an amazing workout. Sadly today was not one of those, I just plodded through. Of course I don’t regret it, is there ever a workout that is regrettable (aside from any that cause injury!). I did however manage to leave with an amazing free cake courtesy of the fabulous Pineapple cafe which made going out worthwhile! Now back to this pile of paper.

A)
BACK SQUATS
5X3 @85%

B)
SPLIT JERK
8 SETS OF 2 WITH 25kgs TOTAL

C)
2 ROUNDS
27 CAL ROW
21 CAL SKI
15 CAL BIKE

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I hate Thrusters

Today was day 11 of 260 CrossFit workouts, and it contained both burpees and thrusters. I have kinda made my peace with burpees, I am not terribly fast or probably terribly graceful but I can tick along quite nicely with burpees, barely muttering under my breath as I go. But thrusters, ugh I’d rather wax something…anything! Even a bikini wax would be better than thrusters. I’m sure I will eventually make peace with them as well at some point but I doubt that will be any time soon. Oh and while I was doing pull up progressions as my coach calls it (essentially I hang from a bar in a giant elastic band) I actually hauled myself up to chest to bar height, a whole twice! I know, go me!