Week 3 of the Lurong Living Paleo Challenge
|October 9, 2013||Posted by Sarah under CrossFit, Fitness, Food, Health & Wellness, Paleo, Paleo Challenge, Running|
Well week 3 was VERY different from the first 2 weeks. I started off the week great and ended it up in flames with a beer in one hand and banana fritter in the other. If you’re gonna go down, do it right!
Let’s start with the positives….exercise. Early in the week, I got 2 PRs that I was really psyched about! The first was a 5# increase to my dead lift. I didn’t quite make it to my goal of 230# because my back was feeling tight and we had 70 lighter dead lifts later in the WOD. But I’ll take that 225# with pride! I also increased my strict shoulder press PR by 4# to 74#. Being the girl who never had any upper body strength…that’s a big deal!
Then later in the week I headed down to Walt Disney World for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror 10-Miler Weekend. Not only did I run 10 miles and get this awesome medal:
But I did a TON of walking around the parks! Not only is Disney always a super fun vacation, but it’s great exercise. Check out my FitBit stats:
Both Saturday and Sunday include the 10-Miler since the race started at 10:00 pm, but subtract that and you have around 18 miles of walking in 3 days! It’s a great way to burn off all of the not so good for you food that you consume while there, which leads me to the negatives for the week…the food & drink.
Serious Paleo Challenge FAIL. I knew this was going to happen since this trip was booked before I started the challenge, but I really fell off the deep end. Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival is going on right now and it is my most favorite time of year. How can you go wrong with strolling around World Showcase sampling food and drinks from all over the world?!?! So I did just that, I ate and I drank, then ate and drank some more. And you know what? I really have NO guilt about it. I had so much fun that I am ok with a few days off track. RAD Living is all about balance and I would’ve been miserable if I didn’t enjoy myself with my friends. So I had a blast and we’re moving on…
However this weekend has put me in a bad spot for the challenge. I’m now only doing 17% better than the rest of the participants, compared to an already not very impressive 39% last week…yikes!
Basically all I can do is just get back on track this week and do my best. It’s a new week! At some point I have to get in WOD 5, which is a combination of power snatches, kettlebell swings, ring rows and box jumps….should be interesting.