31 March 2014
The Spring Break Trap
Every break I fall into a trap that, you would think, I would be over by now. But alas, there are times I am slow to learn. The break trap goes like this, I start break with big plans and ambitions. The first few days are either very busy or I'm collapsed on the couch napping. Either way, by the 3rd day things start to normalize and I'm doing things I want to do but also getting some rest in. The problem arises with my workouts. I consider myself a morning workout person. I consider myself a morning person in general. So I have the idea firmly planted in my head that I prefer to workout in the mornings. The truth of the matter is, working out in the morning screws me up and I'll tell you why.
Morning Crossfit is at 5, 7, 8, or 9. I never get up early enough for the 5 so that's out. I can usually make the 7 if I hurry (right now it's 6:40 and I'm still working on my first cup of coffee). So, realistically, the earliest I could make is 8. I can't eat before that, there is not enough time to digest before the WOD. I usually can't eat after wards for 30 minutes to an hour. So that makes the earliest I can have breakfast at 10 - the earliest. Usually after I get home, I start working on something and it's closer to 10:30 or 11. Which then pushes lunch back until late afternoon. Most times I forget to eat lunch and only get hungry around 3-3:30. I can not eat lunch at that time, so I eat junk. Then when it's dinner time around 6ish, I'm not hungry. So I've spent much of the day not properly fueled, or fueled with junk, and then I begin to feel like crap. The next day the cycle gets worse and worse. So today, it stops.
As soon as I am done with this post I am going to make myself breakfast, even though I'm not really hungry. I want to eat well today and the only way to do that is to fuel my body properly. So it's breakfast at 7-7:30, some house cleaning/organizing/rearranging, lunch will be around 11-11:30, then maybe some school work, followed by a snack at 2:30 and Crossfit at 4. The night will end with dinner and a relaxing evening. This sounds so much better than what I have been doing. I know it will be a little tough today because my body is not used to the schedule and I've been eating way, way too much junk. But, as I said the other day, one day...I can do this for one day...I will see how it feels for one day...also, I have not been drinking enough water...I will drink water like it's my job today.
Okay, off to put my plan into action.
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