Sunday, March 27, 2011

Why Do I Feel So Good?

Oh, right! That would be because today is the first day in a week that I woke up and I wasn't sore. It is strange, when you wake up and immediately feel amazing, but can't put your finger on it. Then, as I was doing my usual yawn/stretch thing before I motivated to get out from under the covers, it hit me. I was no longer sore! My hamstrings felt normal. My abs felt fine. My shoulders felt relaxed, you get the point.

Last week was a hard week for me. It felt like all of our gym workouts were on steroids, and couple that with trying to be a perfect vision of Paleo eating, it led to one tired chica! Instead of each day passing mindlessly, I felt like I was stuck in each moment. Time stood still as I waited to eat my next protein rich, carb-less meal. Once meal time passed I was waiting to go to CrossFit. The moments in between my meals and working out I tried to fill with work and sleep and other things that usually distract me, but for some reason, all I could focus on this week was my current nutrition challenge, and how I need to WIN.

This is how it works for me. When I'm in the "zone" all my thoughts are consumed by what I need to do next to stay on track. I need to be obsessed for a few weeks until it becomes second nature, and I can start to think about other things, like work, etc. Right now, this is the most important thing I have going on in my life. Taking care of myself, and becoming the me that I want to be.

I had an incredibly successful week regarding my eating. I feel like my performance at CrossFit is not quite up to where it should be, but I'll keep working on that. I've been trying to run a mile after each workout with "The Mile Cool Down Club" and I think I need to spend just a few minutes each day working on skills that I haven't mastered yet (pull ups!).

Why does time have to go so slow when you want things, and go so fast when you don't?

1 comment:

  1. Time likes to be evil that way. I just started my (new) diet and waiting for the first weigh in just seems to make the days go by even slower. It's like "Is it Saturday yet? What? It's still Tuesday? Ugh." lol

    But yey for not being sore!


    PS, I love playing with your fish :P