I had to teach last night so I decided before I coached a WOD I would get a workout in myself! The WOD I was coaching was my favorite…. a workout with no repeated exercises. It also wasn’t too heavy on weighted movements so I thought it would be a good first one back. Now, I had been keeping up with my burpees and periodically doing pull ups and push ups. I definitely think that helped!
Before I jumped into the WOD I did a quick 25 minute treadmill run
10 minute warm up :: starting at 7.0, increase by 0.1 every minute for an additional 10 minutes :: at 20 minutes drop the speed by 0.2 every minute for an addition 5 minutes
(does that make sense?)
After I was nice and warm I did a few dead lifts and kettle bell swings to make sure my form was right and choose the right weight.
It took me 8:15. Not too bad! and I am happy to say I did all kipping pull ups. boom.
I must have had a brain fart and didn’t remember that it had been well over 5 months since I dead lifted any significant amount of weight. I went with 135#. Considering I used to do around 180# I didn’t think I was over estimating.
Today… my body is telling me that I lifted too much. I am also concerned that my form wasn’t great because my back is also sore. No bueno GM.
Oh well. It felt great to lift! I am taking today as a rest day…because I can 🙂
Did you know I used to be a vegetarian? Yup. For over 3 years I think it was.
Food inc, a documentary basically on where food comes from is what turned me into a veg head. Well…the animals are still being treated like shit so what made me decide to eat meat again? I am ashamed to say it…the convenience factor. And I was really bad at it. I don’t like a lot of vegetables. The texture of tofu bothered me. In general, I am not a great cook so there wasn’t much variety to my diet. I think I mostly survived on cottage cheese and yogurt. Not great.
Now it is way easier deciding what to eat when I am at a friend’s house or going out to eat…chicken it is. BUT.. I constantly feel guilty. I mean, I know I could buy local where the animals are treated more humanely. But I still feel guilty for the animal even dying in the first place.
I try not to eat a ton of meat but it is still in my diet. It’s just easier for me. It doesn’t make me feel less guilty about eating it though. I try to play ignorant and not think about what I am eating.
Anyone ever have a problem like this? Any suggestions on how to make life as a vegetarian easier for me and everyone around me? *particularly boyfriend, his family eats meat and his poor momma would always make me a separate dish and I feel/felt awful every time*
I am not trying to upset anyone in this post. I understand I have different options when it comes to where I purchase my meat from. I also understand that I am a freak and if I even think about what goes into making yogurt I could gross myself out and not eat that too. Yes, I am a freak