Back... oh dear. My never ending injury. I have an arthritic/degenerating disc at my 5th lumber - my back muscles spasm and freak out when they think I might be pressing the vulnerability too much.
Okay Okay body... I'll rest a bit. Ice and biofreeze, here we come. Tomorrow only furpees, I mean burpees.
Good news is today I practiced hang power snatches... 85 lbs! Not a bad start. I didn't have a record and I am very happy with that one.
And ten jumping muscle ups... Yes! Power up! ... I want a real muscle up by next Thursday!
|very pretty OHS compliments of Crossfit Black Diamond|
It's a fine line between disciplining the body and abusing it. With the way I have been eating I feel like I am working with, not fighting against, my body. I'm not trying to manipulate it, or manipulate my food and exercises for yoyo results, abusing it with binge-ing, then lashing out at it for not being different than it is... Finally I am working with it, trying to give it what it needs for fuel to be it's best. I need to take that to the fitness realm as well - knowing when to pour cold water on my pride and ease up or take a break.
Today that meant being satisfied with the 85lbs when I failed 3 times on 90lbs, and being satisfied with the 10 jumping muscle ups when I failed 3 times on the hanging ones. Monday it meant turning an amrap WOD into a 4 round WOD (4 min. short of the intended time.)
It's all a journey... listening to my body I "live to play another day" in the words of a great trainer. Less injury, less frustration, fewer set backs. Always moving forward, at a healthy pace. That's the goal anyway :)
"Many of the benefits of a strict and disciplined "healthy" lifestyle
can be compromised by a perfectionist mentality."
-Mark Sisson . The Primal Blueprint.