Back on track in terms of longer exercise sessions – always feels good to get back to the gym/CrossFit Box though I did struggle during some bits – especially with Cleans.

I spent about 2 hours in the kitchen today preparing food for the next few meals. I’m hoping that taking the time now will save me a bit of time later on in the week as it’s going to be another crazy one in terms of work. Preparation to staying on track is definitely key.

Some of my friends have been asking how I’m going to ‘celebrate’ once the challenge is over. By celebrate they’re all talking about food. What do I want to eat first? A brownie? Some pizza?

I find the question kind of amusing. I actually have nothing that I’ve been craving or that I can’t wait to start eating again. I definitely feel apprehensive about eating sugar. I think that avoiding sugar for the past 8 weeks has been really good for me. I admit that still usually have the desire to eat something sweet each day, but I’ve managed to push past it so it’s not something that I want to restart. As for grains/starches and dairy … I don’t know.

I have a feeling that I’m going to continue eating as per the challenge guidelines for the most part after it’s all done. I may not be as picky when I’m out (friend’s house/restaurant), but like I’ve said before, I’ve seen such a positive result from the dietary changes that I’ve made that I really don’t see a reason to go back to any old habits.
I also still have a long way to go in terms of weight loss and getting my eating on track. Sure I’ve been eating on plan, but I’ve noticed that when I get stressed (such as recently) I start to crave something to munch on or something sweet. I still think about food as a solution to stress. Instead of munching on chips or other junk food I’ve had a handful of nuts or some raisins — but the whole stress/cravings relationship is still there, and that needs work.

So right now I don’t have any answers. I think I’m just going to have to play it by ear and see how it goes.

So far so good though. It’s the end of Day 52 and I’m feeling great.

Day 52 Summary
  • Fish Oil — Taken 🙂
  • Mobilization — 1 hr. BodyBalance + 10 minutes post-CrossFit stretching
  • Workout — BodyBalance + CrossFit
  • Nutrition — Another simple day in terms of food (Banana for breakfast; apple as a snack; leftover shrimp/veggies for lunch; spaghetti squash w/mushrooms, asparagus, and celery for dinner)
Total Points6
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