Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Let's Be Honest Here...

Tuesday 
Elliptical
30:00
Cross Fit
5:38
5 Rounds AFAP
5 Tire Flips
10 Push Ups
10 Burpees
20 Mountain Climbers 
Wednesday
5 miles - easy pace
50:00 

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

Potential has been on my mind a lot lately.  In particular my physical potential.  Lately I have have been patting myself on the back for working out 6 days a week instead of 5 like I used to, which please don't get me wrong is great, but like I said I've been thinking about my potential a lot lately.  About three of those days are cross training, and somewhere along the line I lost the intensity of my cross training.  So I said to my self let's be honest here Mac...

I am young. 
I have never been injured (minus a sprained ankle here or there when I played basketball). 
 Rarely do I have sore muscles. 
Annnnd.....
I am perfectly capable and healthy to push myself.  

The other day I posted on my blog that I had a "great week of workouts", and believe me I'm not trying to play the pity card or beat myself up, but I truly think I can push myself more and become a stronger individual more than I have in the past.  

Since I am in a taper week for my half marathon on Sunday, I plan on taking it easy(ish) the next couple weeks, but then I plan to try taking things up a notch.  Here's how I plan on becoming bigger, faster and stronger:

  1. During my cross training sessions I usually read a book or magazine and take it fairly easy... Go hard or go home will be my new moto for my cross training. 
  2. Incorporate one heavy lifting session in my week on top of two Cross Fit workouts that I have been doing regularly. 
  3. Listen to my body... am I really tired? Yes, then stop. No, turn it up! 
  4. Look into the costs of doing just Group Exercise classes at local gyms.  This goes along with #1 and is the one thing that bums me out about the gym I work at we don't have any group ex classes. It is hard for me to fork over extra money to go to another gym since I have the weights and cardio equipment I need at Momentum, but I may have to bite the bullet.  

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On another note I have been working on my biggest weakness...my diet.  I go through major streaks of eating healthy and eating like crap and currently I am getting back into an eating healthy streak.  Next week I will show and explain to you guys a model I learned about in one of my continuing education home study books, that I am trying to use.  

In the spirit of healthy food, this is what has been my "go-to" breakfast lately...


More to come on that little cupcake looking thing on the side of my egg scramble :)



Have a good day! And remember...

Choice Not Chance!

4 comments:

  1. I go through periods where I'll eat healthy and then I'll eat junk too. It's tough. I find that I go downhill during Easter. I blame all the delicious candy. ;) Good luck in your half!

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    1. It's an on going battle! Thanks!!

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  2. i struggle most w/ my diet too! i eat healthy most of the time, but if i have an unhealthy meal or snack, it snowballs through the rest of the day/weekend/couple days. not cool!

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    1. Yeah it seems to be a never ending battle, but if we always get back in the saddle that has to count for something right?

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