By now, if you follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, you’ll have noticed that Adrian and I have taken up a challenge for ourselves and anyone willing to put their fear of failure aside and do something fun, motivating and good for you! We started a public 100 Day Push Up Challenge for anyone and everyone. So on day one, you do one push up, on day two you do two push ups, etc. etc. until day 100 where you do 100 push ups. We started this challenge to get our own push up mechanics progressing, as they are one thing that when done during a WOD for many reps and rounds that often lose form. Especially for Adrian, just sayin’…:)
So we started this group and lo and behold, people joined it. People all over the world joined up because they too struggle with their push ups, a simple measure of fitness anyone should be able to do correctly. We are advocating for perfect form (and we even have a modified push up for those that won’t be able to do them consecutively in the higher numbers, but NO push ups from the KNEES. NOT EVER.) and have posted numerous videos showcasing our daily little ritual.
So what are you waiting for? Join up! Be accountable! But most importantly, have fun! Only you can change your body and your mind set. Do you want to?
Also, for those following my social media blathering, you may have noticed that I have some major goals for 2013. I have my personal fitness goals and my body weight goals and my strength goals. All wrapped up into one little package, it’s a pretty serious undertaking. So I’ve restricted my diet (for me, Paleo can get out of control) and have added some supplements back in. I’m continuing with CrossFit, though we’ve taken one day out a week (so now it’s three days on, one off and then two days on and one off). I’ve also added a 30 minute ab circuit in every other day to really stabilize my core (which is super important for someone with a fused spine).
Why have I done this? My biggest reason was that ever since I started the Paleo diet, I’ve added on weight. Yes, some of it is definitely muscle but not 15lbs of it in five months. I think I overshot the whole fat and protein thing. So I’m toning it down and watching my intake and I’m seeing some pretty awesome results. I’m three weeks in and here are my stats so far:
Starting weight: 128
Current weight: 123.8
So there ya go. No pictures yet, as I’m planning on this being a REAL transformation and it’s going to take me a while. I will post progress photos once I am more comfortable with what I see.
Okay I lied, sneak peek of week three:
On that note I also wanted to touch base on a touchy yet important subject for most of us, breakfast. The point in the day at which we break our nightly fast. Please don’t tell me you’re still not eating breakfast, or worse, eating a bowl of cereal before running out the door. The key here is the key to anything in life, planning. Plan to get up earlier, plan to prep things that need to be cut up the day before, plan to cook yourself a fantastic breakfast every morning.
Here’s what I do:
I get woken up at 6:10am every morning by my loving husband, Adrian, who needs to be at work by 7:30ish. So I start. I preheat the oven, I get out my veg, cheese, eggs and other goodies. I warm up frying pans, I dish out goose fat, I slice mushrooms, veggies, sweet potatoes. I whisk eggs and egg whites, I slice cheese and avocado. Then I sautee, pour, stir and voil at about 7:15 every morning, breakfast. Two perfectly custom made omelettes. One with four eggs, a whack of cheese, a whole mess of sauteed veg, a whole sliced avocado and two to three sausages. Mine is one whole egg plus 1/2 a cup of egg whites, some Brie cheese, a little less than half the veg I cooked for the both of us and a quarter of an avocado laid on top. Like this:
So what do you have for breakfast?