So my week off has been a success. I have not worked out all week and I feel awesome. I really believe I was working out too much. Actually, the main problem was that recently I did not have a strict schedule for working out and I would miss days and then workout too many in a row. It was weird. So I'm feeling really good. I have also managed to get my eating under control. I was hitting the sweets pretty hard, but for the past 2 days I've been able to keep it under control and I can feel myself getting a handle on things again. Money - still a problem, but at least I'm not freaking out about it.
So what's the plan going forward? Well I really want to incorporate running into my program but I want to continue doing Crossfit and losing weight. So I think I will go back to my Mon-Tues-Wed-Fri-Sat Crossfit schedule. On Thursday and Sunday I will run. I want to start practicing ChiRunning and I think I'll start slow - 2 days a week.
The paleo challenge is over next week and I need to figure out what I'm going to do. I think I'll go back to the way I was after the first challenge. Basically sticking to paleo but easing up, allowing a little honey once in a while and eating squash and potatoes. I think a small part of the problem I'm having is the paleo, being too strict this time.
Anyway, I'm glad I took this time off and didn't rush back into it. I feel rested and refreshed and I'm ready to hit it hard on Monday.