Hello! Happy Thursday! Let’s get right to it!
Breakfast was the usual: toast, almond butter, banana, and iced coffee with chocolate almond milk.
We did a hero WOD at CrossFit this morning: “Michael” (3 rounds for time of 800 meter run, 50 back extensions, 50 abmat sit-ups).
I scaled/modified the workout because my abs aren’t totally healed after child birth. Have you heard of diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation)? Sounds crazy, right? It kind of is. Your abs literally separate! I talked to my doctor about it when I was pregnant, and she said I really didn’t have anything to worry about (first baby, not multiples, not overweight), but it still kind of bugs me out. I figured I should be better safe than sorry, so I’m avoiding exercises that put pressure on the abdominal wall for a few more weeks. Anyway, I did 40 Romanian kettlebell deadlifts for the back extensions and 30 strict knee raises on the bar for the abmat sit-ups. I finished the workout in 24:27.
At the end of class, I did 4 rope climbs! Woohoo! I hadn’t done a rope climb since my first trimester, so I was pumped that I could still do them. However, they weren’t as easy as I remember. I had trouble pulling up my legs/scrunching my body up to more efficiently climb the rope. I still have that weird “Bambi legs” thing going on as well as a weak-ish core. Not complaining, just telling ya what’s different/challenging with getting back into things at CrossFit.
The best part about today’s workout was our coach’s advice on how to mentally dominate it:
Goal for today’s WOD: Get uncomfortable today in your runs… Push 10% harder than you normally would. And then (hardest part of today’s goal)”¦ ONLY allow yourself to speak positive thoughts during the discomfort! Tell yourself how great of a runner you are, how easy this is, how strong you are; whatever works for you. But nothing negative. Be mentally tough today and be better tomorrow for it.
Don’t you just love this advice? And it actually worked for me today. Instead of getting down on myself and my current fitness level, I thought positively, and I did all 800 meter runs without stopping to walk. Not even once! Yay! And I even picked up the pace on the last 800. Changing my thinking definitely helped get me though today’s WOD and “the suck.”
I was hungry after CrossFit, so I whipped up some eggs with avocado, fruit salad, and another iced coffee to hold me over until lunchtime.
Q’s “Mimi” (my mother-in-law) spent the afternoon with him while Mal and I were out and about running errands, so I grabbed a bunch of goodies from Whole Foods for us for lunch.
My plate + two White Chocolate Toffee Macademia Nut Cookies. OMG…the cookies… delicious!!! I’m almost positive they’ll be gone by tomorrow! #cookiemonster
Question of the Day
What’s your favorite motivational mantra or quote?