And so it begins. Lurong Living Paleo Challenge Day 1 has arrived. The weigh-in, measurement taking and before pictures will happen at the box this evening. The first benchmark WOD is tomorrow...kind of looking forward to it and kind of nervous.
Well measurements were about what I expected them to be. My weight, however, has increased by four pounds since a week ago. That's what the "bulking up" mentality will get you! Oh well greater chance for success.
I completed the first Challenge WOD at Level 2. It consisted of 100 Burpees and 100 Kettle Bell Swings with a 25# kettlebell with a 12 minute time cap. I completed 152 of the 200 reps so my score was 12:48...not bad but plenty of room for improvement. Day two of clean eating is also in the books and I think this is going to be the easy part of the challenge. Since we are pretty fresh off the Whole 30 challenge we have are already eating pretty clean. Just have to tighten up the diet over the next eight weeks. It is fun to be doing this as a family. I love the fact that my grown daughters are on track to being fit and healthy and are choosing to live this way. Makes me feel like maybe I did something right.
I also spent about 30 minutes this morning with my Bible and some quiet time and prayer before I got out of bed. This definitely centered me a little but I have a long way to go. My attitude and language need major adjustments. This is going to be the most difficult part of the challenge for me...and its not even an official part of it. This is my own personal challenge.
On a different note, I will be alone this weekend! Everyone but me is going out of town. Mom left today, Ronnie leaves on Thursday and Kait leaves Friday. The only task I will have is taking my best friends daughter to her soccer game Saturday morning because she will be out of town as well! I cannot express how much I am looking forward to two days to do whatever I want. To chill, run, WOD...whatever. May be hard to eat clean the entire time. May have to add a glass of wine or two over the three evenings and two days.
Here's to a peaceful, productive weekend. Hope to see you on the run...