Same Old New Stuff

Not a super productive day as I had a headache and slept most of the day away.  I’m getting lazy there, not wanting to do anything, feeling frustrated when I don’t accomplish anything, setting goals to motivate me, and not following through, because  “who cares?” (said in a whiny, huffy teenage voice).

I am following a meal plan based off a Paleo challenge.  I’m not religious about the Paleo, I mean, my farm share gave me a boat load of fingerling potatoes, I’m not about to let them go to waste because they aren’t “paleo”! But I’m not seeing any results from following this meal plan.  This, however, is not a knock on the Paleo Challenge.  This is a knock on me not being able to control myself when I prepare several snacks/meals in advance.  For instance, I prepared a Paleo Trail Mix with nuts, sunflower seeds, and raisins.  It was supposed to last the week.  It lasted just over 2 days.  Chris didn’t eat hardly any of it.  I wish I could blame him, but it wasn’t his fault.  My problem?  The snacks were there.  Today I made Pumpkin Muffins (not 100% paleo, but pretty close). Supposed to last me two days.  Chris and I finished them off today.  One day.  Our problem?  The muffins were tasty.  And there.

Food prepping in advance is SUPPOSED to make meal portioning and quantity control easier, not test my self-control and tempt me to pig out.  Not exactly sure how to handle this issue, but it’s what I’m facing right here and now, so I’m writing about it.  How the hell was I so successful with portioning, working out, and self control in 2014?  What was so different then?  Chris says I had a very different social support system during the Biggest Loser challenge than I do now.  I’m trying to rebuild the social support back up in South Island CrossFit with our Fitness Challenges, but it’s a new program, so it’s still super small.  Hope we can build on that and create a huge community for support and encouragement.  For selfish reasons, if nothing else.

Workout- 4pm- Ran a little late and ended our workout just as the 5 pm class was starting.  Know better for next time….
Wendler Bench Press, week 3 (5, 3, 1+)
5 minute AMRAP for TRX rows
Fran (21-15-9 of Thrusters and Pull-ups)

Breakfast- egg white omelette with potatoes
Lunch- Campbells Soup (which I’m pretty sure contributed to my huge headache)
Dinner- pork chops with onions and mushrooms, acorn squash
Snacks- Kind Bar (which looking at the package, not paleo, but damn close)

ZooFit Tip: There’s a reason trainers write a behavior plan for training a new behavior to an animal.  The plan isn’t a script.  It’s used to measure progress of training, more than anything.  If the animal is stuck on a step, or is confused, the trainer can look at the plan and can sometimes find a way around the confusion.  Maybe it means going back a couple steps.  Maybe it means tweaking the plan a little.  Maybe it even means skipping a whole step and moving forward.  But if the trainer didn’t have a plan to start with, trying to unstuck an animal that is frustrated can lead to even more problems and bigger frustrations.
If things are not going the way you had hoped, look at your challenge from another angle.  Perhaps go back to the drawing board, to your “behavior plan” and rework it to your advantage.

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