A few weeks ago, prior to the 2017 Crossfit Games, we watched several different athlete training videos and I can't remember who said it, but one of the female competitors said - it's YOU vs. YOU and that hit me hard.  I have been stuck in the health, wellness, fitness comparison game and it's so easy to get sucked into this black hole.  

When I heard, YOU vs. YOU, it made perfect sense.  The only person I need to compete against is me.  To be the best version of myself today and not worry about how green the grass is for someone else.  So, I went through my social media and unfollowed so many accounts that I felt I needed to keep up with, I unsubscribed from Youtube channels, ditched Keto and went back to Paleo / Primal which works best for me and my body. 

I made the commitment to start to train for me in a way that I enjoy rather than dread.  I wanted to eat in a way that fuels my body rather than causes inflammation and pain.  So, from now until the big 36 in February, I am putting my focus on me.  Selfish - damn right!  

For the next several months, I'll be sharing the journey with weekly updates to include my training, meals, and thoughts. 

Week One: 

Monday: Workout: Lower Body & Back Circuit (4 rounds)

Circuit One: 

  • Elevated back squat with barbell 45# 10 - 12 reps 
  • Seated Lat Pulldown 60# 10 - 12 reps
  • Single leg pistol squats 10 on each leg 

Circuit Two: 

  • Seated Row 45# 10-12 reps 
  • Walking Lunges 10 reps
  • Elevated heel narrow squats 20reps

Tuesday: Post leg day pain!  AB's and Assault Bike

Wednesday: Rest Day

Thursday: Shoulder / Glute & Hamstring Circuit (4 rounds)

  • Dumbbell shoulder press 10# 10-12 reps
  • Lying leg curl with resistance band - 12 reps
  • DB Poliquin Lat Raise 5# 10-12 reps
  • Seated Bent Over DB Lat Raise 5# 6-8 reps
  • Standing Good Morning wide stance - 10-12 rep
  • DB Standing Front Raise 5# 10-12 reps
  • KB Bent-Knee Deadlift 10-12 reps

Macros: 1700 calories | 150g Carbs | 128g Protein | 67g Fat 

Meals have been rather basic and standard paleo - eggs & bacon for breakfast, banana and apple for fruit, cauliflower rice stir fry with ground turkey, romaine salad with Caesar (non-paleo) and cherry tomatoes, beef burgers, and red skin potatoes.

I've been drinking a non-paleo pre-made shake to simply get in more protein since I didn't realize how low I was one consuming protein until I began tracking my macros.  On Monday, when my hunger kicked into hangry and I was at the studio - I did eat a non-paleo granola style bar just to keep myself from going to hangry and crazy!