25 days, and I indulged a little.... I had a pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks. BAD ME! LOL
I went to Crossfit this morning, and it was choose your benchmark day. I did Helen. Its the same workout I did the last time I was there for choose your benchmark, except today I was on the airdyne bike and not running. WOW! I suck at the airdyne bike! lol. Terrbile. My WOD was bike for 50 calories, 21 kettlebell swings at 35lbs, and 12 pull ups. I suck at pull ups, I still have my foot in the giant rubber band. I also realized I'm not very "fit." That bike almost killed me.
As you all know I am frustrated with my weight loss, or lack of it. I was chatting to my Crossfit coach about it. He said it may take some time, but by body composition is probably changing. We talked about running, and I told him that I know if I started running that the weight would start to fall off. I know running long distances are not ideal, but he said if I am running 5km, and I am not doing every day, I will be ok.
I've decided running is what I need to do. I enjoy running. I like the competitiveness I build within myself. I like the quiet time with me and the road. I am a runner, I was born a runner, and I always will be a runner. I competed in my first race at 7 years old. I ran competitively for 14 years. It seems natural to me. I know that long repetitive runs are not great for you, but that is not my plan. My plan for now is 5km. I probably can't even run 5km right now. I would be happy if I could make it 2km without stopping!! Running is also something I can do before work. I like a workout before work, and I have not yet convinced Crossfit Edmonton to have a 5am class! LOL
So what did I do today.... convinced my husband we needed a trip to Lemons (aka lululemon) so I (he) could buy some winter running pants, gloves and an ear warmer. I almost bought some hunter boots while we were shopping, but they were sold out of the smokey grey :-(
My plan is Tuesday/Thursday mornings to start. If I dont crossfit on a sat or sun I will go for a run. I feel better having a plan, and a plan I know I will have success with!
Oh Yes, I am also giving up red wine, bacon and nuts for the month of November. I have scheduled a cheat day so I can attend a wine party.
What Did I Eat Today?
breakfast - coffee
lunch - spaghetti squash and sauce, roasted veggies
dinner - crab cakes, snow crab legs, roasted veggies
treats - red wine
How do I feel?
Better. I have a plan. Running always helps me shed lbs.
My Biggest Challenge?
Today I decided to make homemade mayonnaise so I could make crab cakes. This is not an easy task. My first batch was disgusting. My next 2 didnt turn out and the 4th wasnt so tasty. BAH! What an expensive experiment! I threw away at least 2 cups of Olive Oil today. YIKES. We used the last batch anyways to make the crabcakes, I threw in some "slap chopped" red pepper, coconut flour, smoked paprika and cayenne pepper... and they were pretty good!!!
If anyone has a good homemade mayonnaise recipe please share it with me!!