The start of Day 2 of the 5 Day Slim Down started with a 1.4 mile walk, veggies and scrambled eggs, and a motivational quote.
The hardest part of this whole thing has been getting through the morning. Once I’ve eaten lunch I have other things to occupy my mind and I haven’t been hungry or tired, but lunch seems to take forever to arrive! I had the other half of my Guava Goddess Kombucha in the morning followed by a pear. It’s been so long since I’ve eaten a pear and it did not disappoint! Lunch was made of leftover pork and brussels sprouts on top of spinach with some Tessemae’s Zesty Ranch.
I had a Pineapple Vita Coco after lunch and a Frozen Pineapple Pie Smoothie which was just as good as the first one. You should make it … now. I am happy to report that it left me with enough energy for a 20-minute WOD at Crossfit. There were two exciting moments yesterday: The first one was when I was locked inside the box alone – I never would have guessed that would ever happen. The second was when I crushed my previous ‘Cindy’ time and was able to reflect on how much I have progressed since October!
20 minute AMRAP
15 Air Squats
First let me say that 20 minutes is a long time in the CrossFit world. According to the myWOD app, I completed Cindy on October 19, 2012. I remember doing it and being exhausted after about 10 minutes. I used a blue (medium) resistance band to help with pull-ups and did the push-ups on my knees. I completed 12 rounds.
Obviously my goal yesterday was to beat that score, but it’s also worth acknowledging that I was now able to complete this WOD as prescribed so even a tying score would have demonstrated progress. As expected, the pull-ups and air squats were easy, but the push-ups were challenging. After the first round of push-ups I felt spent so I had to break them up into sets of 2. That is something I’d love to get better at! I finished with 15 full rounds + 5 pull-ups + 6 push-ups. It felt good.
We didn’t have time for the strength portion of the class, but I went for a 1 mile walk with a friend after class. With the walk and a 400m warm up row, I am adding a total of 2.65 miles to my weekly totals.
I came home and had a Progenex shake, mixed with water, because my muscles still aren’t feeling 100%. This wasn’t part of the 5DSD, but I felt like my body needed it. I also had a few other ‘extras’ in my evening like the almonds and raisins that I ate while dinner was cooking. I’m happy to say I only had what was pictured! I drank some Chocolate Zico with dinner. There was about 1/3 of the carton left so I finished it.
Dinner was amazing and lean, clean, and green! I made Cajun Shrimp Stir-Fry from the Beach Babe Edition of the Tone It Up Plan and served it over broccoli slaw. This was a huge bowl of food! I finished my evening with a sweet apple because I love them so much.
I’m going to end today with a question just because I’m curious …
When was the last time that you realized you were making progress in your healthy journey?