Benchmark WOD #1: GRACE
30 clean & jerks for time
55lbs in 4:35
The last time I completed Grace I started at 65lbs, but had to drop to 55lbs rather quickly. Today I stuck with 55lbs for the whole time, with improved form, and 1:54 quicker that the last time. My goal for the end of challenge WOD is to complete GRACE fully at 65lbs in 4:35 or less. I'm sure a few more goals will develop the rest of this week.
Now on to the real challenge. I feel hungry All. The. Time. Breakfast was improved today, but still not quite filling. It consisted of half of a banana, 2 Applegate Farms Savory Turkey Sausage links, and Celestial Seasonings Red Zinger Hot Tea. This breakfast is on the right track, but I need to add a little more of something else. I got a few suggestions at the gym tonight that I will try out this weekend.
Today was my first day back at work. After snacking on pistachios all morning, I successfully avoided the provided lunch (Firehouse Subs) in favor of my packed lunch of grilled chicken breast, a wholly guacamole snack pack with jicama chips, and an orange. I drank a lot of water all day. I did have a Diet Coke with my lunch which, I believe, is not on the Paleo food/beverage list. Compared to the lunch failure on Day 1, I think a Diet Coke today isn't so bad.
|Garden Fresh Veggies|
All in all, today was a good day. I am not convinced this is a diet I could follow daily long term, but in general I follow the Paleo guidelines for lunch and dinner (even before I had heard of the Paleo diet.). Breakfast will continue to be the challenge, but I am having fun figuring it out and trying new recipes.