Monday, May 25, 2009

Worth Everything I May Ever Be

WOD for 5-24-2009

Shoulder Press

I used to hate doing shoulder press. Probably because it was one of my weaker lifts. But I was pretty pumped to do this. I took my time and had a nice long warm up. Worked a little on pull ups. I am getting about half way up on the kipping pull up. I will eventually get it. Just takes time.

Working set looked like:
40-45-50-55-60-65 x 3

I probably could have finished the set of 65#, but I paused when I brought the bar back to my chest, and that messed everything up. Next time, I plan on getting at least 75# five times! After the Press, I did 100 ab mat sit ups for time. Time: 4:30. I really do want to start incorporating this into my schedule at least 3 times a week.

Yesterday, I was being nosey and was eavesdropping on some coworkers and they were talking about diet. One guy is on this crazy weird diet where all he eats is some kind of vegetable soup, salad and can only have beef two times a week. (I didn't get all the details, but this is what I was overhearing). He has been eating this for a couple of weeks, and was like "I haven't lost any weight". So, I pipe up and ask him "How much are you exercising?". To which he replied, none. So, I was like, that's your problem. You aren't exercising. But then he was like, "Well, with this diet you are supposed to lose weight and not have to exercise. (Now, he isn't too overweight, just has a few extra pounds from drinking and smoking) I am only consuming about 100 calories with this soup...yadda yadda..." Ok, so seriously, who has ever heard of a weight loss program that does not include exercise? To lose weight you must burn more calories than you consume. Plain and simple. Even if you consume less calories than your Resting Metabolic Rate, that will not lead to weight loss. Or if it does lead to weight loss, it is unhealthy weight loss and your body will go into starvation mode and this will be counter productive. Actually, I have had this converstation with him in the past, and he just seems to blow off my suggestions and everything I have learned from CrossFit.

CrossFit works! Plain and simple. I have seen results. My scrubs fit differently, I have more energy (well, most days I do, depends on my sleep), but just overall, I feel like I am a healthier person. I have not only made new friends, but I have a CrossFit family. This type of community can not be found at 24 Hour Fitness or any place like that!

Diet for yesterday:
Breakfast: 1/2c granola (with protein powder added in), 1/2c milk, strawberries, 2 strips of turkey bacon, 4 almonds
Lunch: 3 ounces of chicken, 7 strawberries, 8 almonds
Dinner: 3 slices of turkey, small salad, sunflower seeds, 1 peach
Total Water Intake: 1.5L

Currently Listening to: "Ghost Love Score" by Nightwish

1 comment:

  1. That guy is crazy. Who would think that's healthy? Exercising helps me physically and mentally. It totally improves my mood. Not to mention the great people (like you!) that I've met! I'd say keep trying to tell him, but it sounds like he doesn't want to hear it.