Monday, April 4, 2011

April 4, 2011 - Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Though I was very well aware of the fact that I had very little time to get Leo from school and leave for my Crossfit orientation at Push 511, I spent my afternoon working instead of planning and cooking a meal we can all eat.  So what happens, I get to Leo's school and I start realistically calculating the time it still takes us to get home, get a 2 and 4.5 year old into the house, and into the kitchen, and cook and eat and leave to get there on time -not going to happen.

So, what do I do, go to the McDonald's drive through.  :-(  Bad for kids, bad for me!

The good news is, as I was eating it - I thought - this isn't very good.  And all evening I've been feeling the digestive issues it's been causing.  Funny, how I never noticed that before.

Lesson learned - the hard way.

Tomorrow's dinner plan - homemade breaded chicken fingers and green beans.

Today wasn't all bad - I went grocery shopping and managed to say no thank you to all of those previously tempting junk foods.  So I will hang on to that win today.

But most importantly, I am SUPER excited about Crossfit.  I'm still a little scared, but alot of the intimidation is gone.  Though for the most part, my starting point is way below what the "goal" is, I was really afraid I wouldn't even have a starting point.  Meaning - I couldn't even perform a modified version of the exercise.  And today proved that I am still good at some of the skills - I'm a GREAT squater!  and there is a starting point for me for even the most intimidating pull up.  They had to pull out the seldom used heavy duty rubber band to get there, but I got a few in that way!  I felt good.

I came home feeling really positive. The people I met there were super nice and supportive.  I was among some very athletic people and never once did I feel judged or ridiculed.  I felt people were genuinely happy to help me making positive changes in my life.

I feel like the physical aspect of my journey is taken care of so to speak.  There is a plan.  It's supported and easily executed (in terms of getting there) and all I have to do is for one hour per day work my tail off.

For me, I need to get some more support with changing my food habits.  More to come on that.


  1. That is one of the hardest things I find. Finding a healthy meal when you are on the road and in a rush. it doesn't exist if you don't bring it yourself. I've never heard of Crossfit, I'll have to look into it. Sounds hard!

  2. I know - that's going to be one of my projects - to find easy to pack and easy to eat in the car meals to have in a pinch. I'm working with another nutritionist as well so I will share all the ideas I get!

  3. oh and Crossfit IS hard - but in a great way - there are crossfit gyms all over the country - you should look into it.

  4. hi B!

    Im impressed with your blog! please let me know if i can help you in anyway. I recommend you tell your crossfit coaches that you are also doing a bootcamp. why? Because there is probably going to be some overlap since most bootcamp classes are a lot of gymnastic movements (pushups, lunges, etc.) And one of the important things is not only training but recovering from the training so you get stronger and fitter instead of just breaking down with injuries etc. They can work together they might just have to make some modifications. fyi my blog is on here too!

  5. Thanks Mar! I forgot that I actually enjoy writing. :-)

    Yes, both are aware. The bootcamp that I am doing is the Body Back program through Stroller Strides. I've brought the program to Baltimore so I figured I should at least take it. It's super convenient as it's going to be in the park across the street from my house.

    check it out:

    Both are aware that I'm doing the other. That's the plan for now - if I find it doesn't provide adequate recoup time, I can always take a day off from one or the other. Or move from a MWF schedule with Crossfit to Wed off to recoup and add on a Saturday or Sunday.

    I figure I'll just try it this way and see how it goes.

    Thanks again for the support! If I haven't watched your transformation over the years, I might not have had the guts to go through with it!

    ps send the link to your blog