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Rest Days

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“I constantly remind myself that resting takes confidence. Anyone can train like a mad man but to embrace rest and to allow all the hard training to come out takes mental strength.” –Ryan Hall

Greg Glassman

An Unexpected Rest Day

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It’s been quite a busy day. I woke up all raring to go workout when I realized I couldn’t turn my head to the right. I was dressed and thought oh I will go — then I stopped and said nope, not going to push it! So I went back to bed — so Thursday is officially my rest day. I will go tomorrow morning and of course on Saturday.

I’ve been under a lot of stress at work –it’s good busy stress but a lot of it nonetheless. It’s times like this when you need to make sure you are taking the time to relax and create some sort of order in your life so the stress doesn’t just start taking over and you may make the wrong decisions.

I’m not sure if my neck strain is due to the stress or if it was all that shoulder work yesterday — but in the end it doesnt matter, it is what it is.

Getting the Shut Eye

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Today is my rest day and as much as I love my workouts — there are times when a rest day can’t come soon enough.  I have been fighting off a sore throat for a few days but starting last night, it started to win. I was thinking about going to group training this morning since I will be in SF on Friday but when the alarm went off at 5a — I realized I needed the sleep.

Many of the ladies at boot camp would head to camp even though we aren’t at 100%. We are trained like that and sometimes it’s crazy. We are clearly not feeling well but there is something about us that is a bit irrational.  One day of extra rest isn’t going to completely derail the work I have done – I know this – but yet — off I go. Extra sleep is healthy too!

I want to be healthy for my trip — so when that alarm started it’s annoying wake up call — I let the sleep monster talk me into shutting it off and getting a few more hours of shut eye.

Getting in Shape—the Soldier’s Way

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Weds is my rest day — and I seem to be detoxing from the wheat/gluten. I’m super tired and fatigued and just feel overall sluggish. Kind of like not having a cup of coffee.

Getting in Shape—the Soldier’s Way – WSJ.com.

Instead of indulging in the holiday-season office cookies and after-work cocktail parties Kristen Silverman decided it was time to step up her already intense workout program.

The 35-year-old chief operating officer of Nandana, a private resort in the Bahamas, had been attending hour-long group fitness classes that mimicked the routine Marines go through in boot camp. Three to four days a week Ms. Silverman completed obstacle courses that included hurdles, monkey bars, a six-foot rope climb and six-foot walls to scale.

Eating Out

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Last night Scott and I went out on our date night — we went to Charcoal Kabob in Herndon. You really do you have to be very conscience of what you are eating when going out to restaurants. I had chicken kabob hold the bread and rice and hummus. They grilled up some veggies for me to replace the carbs. It was good but when we were done, I still wasn’t satisfied. So I have 2 blocks of 82% cocoa Extra Dark Chocolate. A few people I met that have said that dark chocolate is ok but make sure its at least 70% cocoa. It definitely helped take the edge off —

I feel great though! More energy, less cravings, sleep is better. There is something to this clean eatin -I tell ya.

Paleo/Primal eating update

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Busy day for me today – I have to drive down to Williamsburgh for a work meeting and back home — it’s a long drive but oh well .. You gotta do what you gotta do! I am glad Weds is a rest day from exercise!!

My cold is still lingering but it’s not as bad as it could have been. I’m on Day 7 of Paleo eating and so far so good.  I havent really missed eating wheat or sugar if you can believe it, nor have I been really hungry. Time will tell how my body responds to it but I do feel better overall — more energy, my face seems clearer, and my stomach definitely seems to be flatter — Could this type of eating really be what the doctor ordered??

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