January 10, 2011
Quick one tonight everyone.
I had a wonderful evening with a great group of women that I gather with once-a-month. They are always supportive and their inquiries about W30 were no different. I missed wining and dining with them as I normally would, but my lunch bag did me just fine and I’m sure I will be back in the action next month (to some degree anyway).
One more thing to point out before I spill the beans for the day is that I have a very big event tomorrow for work (I work at Illinois State University’s Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology). We’re really fortunate to be hosting a very large conference on teaching and learning for our faculty. I share this with you because I want to make a related point. As you’d expect before any large event, today was a busy and somewhat stressful day in our office and for me. Since I’m W30, I found myself a bit more aware of my thoughts and actions regarding food and eating. What is really interesting to me is I noticed something that I think usually (like for my whole life before this) goes unnoticed for me; I realized I was thinking about food (particularly the non-W30 kind–like the candy bar, cookie, ice cream kind) at the very same times as I felt myself feeling stress or observing someone else’s stress. I realized that previously I may have eaten my way through a day like this, making excuses for myself along the way. Not only that, but I would have unfortunately followed it up with eating my way through tomorrow because I will be “busy”, and what the heck while I’m at it, the next day too, when I’ll be “tired”. There’s nothing wrong with thinking about food and sometimes eating it, even the non-W30 kind I suppose, but I am glad to have experienced this heightened realization of how and when I think about food and how I use it for purposes other than that for which it is intended.
Points=4 food+1water+2 wod=7 (missed sleep by 15 minutes; tonight will definitely miss sleep; must work on this)
Water: 7 bottles plus half the water pitcher at my friends house (sorry other thirsty friends)
12 minute AMRAP
50 KB swings (30 lb), 40 box jumps (20 in), 30 ground to overhead plate (25 lb), 20 toes to bar (finally got the hang of the kip!), 5 wall climbs
I completed exactly 1 round
3 minute AMRAP
10 air squats, 10 grasshoppers
Breakfast: 2 baked eggs, 2 leftover sweet potato latkes
Spinach salad (red pepper, cucumber, 2 slices apple) with leftover fried chicken
2 oz emil’s turkey, tbl coconut butter
Leftover fried chicken with brussel sprouts
blueberries, tea coconut butter