100 days of burpees – days 4, 5, & 6

Not really too much to report other than the fact I’ve put in the work. Oh and that my quickest time is 11 minutes 51 seconds!!! Super happy about that considering my start time was over 13 minutes. 
I won’t post a pic of every day – but I will post today’s. I like today’s because I’m starting to see some kind of definition in my shoulders! It’s not much but to me it’s a huge deal. I spent over seven years being morbidly obese and could not see definition of any kind – even the last year or so after losing the weight there wasn’t any. I was actually shocked to notice it today. 


It’s little things like this that keep me going to crossfit or doing these kind of challenges when I don’t feel like it. Today’s burpees were a little tough – it’s quite warm here in New York and a little humid. I also was woken up at 5am by an awesome thunderstorm which lasted about an hour or so. It took me awhile to go back to sleep so wasn’t feeling 100% rested when I woke up. I don’t get home from work until 1am at the weekend so the broken sleep made me feel sluggish – even with coffee! 
Here is a link to my instagram of little clip from the storm, just one of the lightning strikes with its super loud thunder. I absolutely love storms. 

https://instagram.com/p/BTdzlinjV0W/

So that’s it really for today. I will update again in a couple of days. Have a lovely weekend! 

100 days of burpees – day 3

Weird today. Without taking my planned rest periods of 30 seconds, it actually took me 10 seconds longer to complete. I did take a few seconds to catch my breath after 10 reps but not for a set amount of time, but also no longer than 30 seconds (except after 50 reps when I took 40 seconds as opposed to 1 minute) I must have been moving slower – perhaps because I didn’t take a full 30 seconds of rest? Or perhaps my body was tired after yesterday’s burpees plus the Crossfit workout, which also contained 80 burpees. 

Anyway, I have a time to improve upon. My first goal is to get below 12 minutes. It didn’t feel as tough today though. The only thing that really bothered me was the amount of sweat pouring into my eyes. Tomorrow I will definitely make use of the numerous headbands I own for working out. 

Here is the pic for day 3


I don’t sweat, I sparkle!

I’ve also been tracking what I eat this week to get a general idea of how many calories and macronutrients I’m getting. I don’t think we should count calories and believe as many in the paleo community do, that we should just eat when we are hungry and don’t when we are not. However, I’m curious to see what I’m putting into my body so decided to track for next 30 days. 

I have struggled for a little while staying on track with my paleo lifestyle. I switched to a paleo diet about 3 years ago, threw in some rounds of whole30 too and to date I’ve lost over 100lbs since I decided to just eat real food! 

A couple of weeks ago I decided to just relax my eating and just eat what I wanted for a day or two. My friend and I are both working hard towards our goals and both decided to have that weekend “off”. Only that weekend turned into almost two weeks for me. 

It wasn’t constant bad for me food, but enough to make me feel disgusting. I also had a very testing two weeks in my personal life and found comfort in my food – something I haven’t done for a long time. I was at a low point energy wise, emotionally drained and just felt disconnected with everything. Except food, obviously. 

Anyway, I got right in my head and in my soul – let me just say at this point, meditation is an amazing tool and I’ve realized I should do it consistently, but more about that in another post! – so I’m feeling much more like myself and able to properly focus on my food choices. 

It is so much easier for me when I’m feeling more balanced. I have had many temptations but have stood strong and I feel so much better already. I also have been making sure I get enough sleep. I noticed I was getting on with just 5hrs a night the last couple of weeks which is pretty bad. I always aim to have at least 8, and even have a nap if I can ha! 

I will share my findings with regards to calories and macros in the future once I get a good picture of what is going down. Although it’s a bit of a pain in the arse to track everything it also adds that little thought of “am I actually hungry or just bored/tired/thirsty?” so in turn it’s allowing me to better focus on my body’s signals too. 

Well, that’s it for today. Now I’m off to remind my kiddo about his 30 burpees 🙂 muahahahahahaaaa