So I was considering doing that three day cleanse that I posted late last week but the more I talked with people and thought about it — all I need to do is get my head in the game and start eating clean again.
Coach Chef from CrossFit Rubicon gave me some good stuff to think about:
The most pertinent question is what primary data is available that suggests that shocking your system to ‘cleanse’ it is in any way more effective than simply returning to eating well? If your system is indeed compromised to the point of being ‘toxic’ such a shock could cause far more harm than good. The culture of quick fixes has always existed, this particular episode is troublesome in that it somehow suggests that you can fuck yourself up for a while then ‘cleanse’, repeatedly. Eventually, pissing in the gas tank will destroy the engine.
He’s right — Just going back to clean eating will put me back on the right track and that’s what I am going to focus on this week. The food that is being recommended on the OZ cleanse is actually good, healthy stuff –so no harm in eating it but to eat only that – just don’t think that’s for me.
Yesterday, I read this: My N=1 24 Hour Experiment
You have to find out what your best possible diet is for you. Perhaps that’s “strict” Paleo. Maybe you can allow for things like rice, dairy, more than moderate fruits. Maybe you can even thrive on grains.
The thing is, you have to figure it out for yourself. Learn everything you can, safely experiment, and come up with works best for you!
This is exactly the philosophy I live by. We are all different and our bodies react to things different –so one size eating does not fit all. You have to listen to your own body – get rid of all the crap first, then see how your body responds to different types of foods when you add them back in. Simple as that — but I do think key is to get rid of it all and start from a solid baseline.
I did two workouts on Saturday and boy, did I feel it on Sunday.
The hardest one was a partner workout: 5 RFT 20 Power Cleans, 30 Pull Ups, 20 Push Presses, 30 Wall Balls. We split it up down the middle and even with that, it was seriously hard. I loved it though because I haven’t had a super hard workout with a partner like that in a very long time. It was the kind that you hate while you are in the thick of it, but are so happy that you did it when it’s over. You feel so horribly great at the end! I am a sick puppy I know.
- 40 Double Unders
- 30 Squats
- 20 KB Swings
- time: 13:08 (i beat my previous time by :50s)