Listening to your Body
I should have listened to my body this morning and stayed in bed. I just didn’t have it in me to push this morning — but I am glad I went. If you don’t follow the CrossFit Games open, the 2nd workout was announced last night. It’s the Snatch! It’s a hard lift for sure– so we spent some skill time working on it. I gotta tell ya though – I am still spent from pushing so hard on Saturday. My muscles are burning — so definitely tomorrow will be a rest day but I wish I had a few more days together to just let my body heal. It really showed in the WOD today — I was slow and sluggish.
10 push ups
10 Air Squats
15 min AMRAP
30 Dbl Unders
20 KB Swings
Yesterday, I had a meeting in DC at the Capitol. Lunch was provided. It was standard fare — deli meat, cheese & bread for sandwiches, pasta salad, brownies & cookies, soda, water and juice. No vegetables except for tomato and onions for sandwich fixins. Oh there were pickles too! What does someone who eats like I do when I see that? Well — the only thing I could do was grab some deli meat a dab of mustard. Luckily, I brought an apple in my purse so I ate that as well. However, the chocolate chip cookies looked good and in a moment of weakness, I ate one, then two. No big deal right?
Well I gotta tell you – this morning I woke up congested and sluggish and slept horribly. Now I am sure you are thinking –really from 2 cookies?? Well when you don’t eat that sort of processed food in your normal life, you become sensitive to it and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I of course wonder why I did it? It wasn’t worth it – I mean the cookies were yummy but they weren’t the end all, be all type. I want to remember the feeling this morning, so when that comes around again, I will at least be more aware during the choice I make.
Some people say why would you want to put yourself in a situation where eating treats makes you feel so horrible? Is it worth it? You can’t even enjoy a few cookies without it affecting you — well I can see that perspective — but I also know I feel FANTASTIC when i don’t eat that shit. And something you can’t deny is how much what you put in your body affects everything else you do — sleep, attention, affection, mood, relationships not to mention HEALTH. It’s just food for thought —