Well, anyone who is still reading knows how terrible I am at actually blogging. I guess it’s more work and less “fun” to me, so once I’m home I don’t do it! LOL
To recap my last post, one of my primary goals this year is to get my diet and nutrition tuned up and actually lose some weight and continue remolding my body constitution. I got off to a rocky start, starting the year, literally, with strep throat and a couple weeks of feeling generally awful, then things picked up. I have been gluten-free, including beer (UGH!!!!) all year so far except for what little has sneaked into my food accidentally (like some fries my wife bought for a slight cheat one night). Beer is about the only thing I really miss and feel bad about, not that I was a big drinker, but I am a big beer geek and completely abstaining sucks. LOL
My wife has been on a big sugar binge for about 2 months so that has been affecting me, too. Daily ice cream, lots of gluten-free bakery goods all over the house, etc. So, she’s working on cutting that out and that will be good. I was definitely slimming down before the ice cream binge went into effect last month, so I’m looking forward to getting back on track.
Have been feeling like my recoveries are slow after working out this year. I think I’m chronically under-hydrated, so that’s a constant problem. I started using this Elete electrolyte product that I like and it makes drinking more water easier. I also haven’t been getting the cramping I was getting toward the end of last year. We just “sprang ahead” Sunday night and the Monday WOD was brutal, feeling like I was up at 4AM instead of 5. It was horrible, but even being in a half daze and wandering around for a kettlebell for 40 seconds in my first round of the WOD I ended up improving my time by 1:44, so I guess I am still making gains?!
In a month (first weekend of April) I’m going to be taking the CrossFit Level 1 seminar because I’m hoping it’ll open up some professional doors for me. I will review the course once I’ve gone through it and I’m looking forward to it.
Finally, I’m close to getting that first pull-up. Moving 150 pounds from a dead hang is still a crazy feat, I think, so my strength:weight ratio still sucks, but I’m getting there. I’m fitter two weeks out from 39 years old than I ever have been my whole life.