So relieved that it’s almost the weekend! I have nothing major planned, which is nice as I’d prefer to be a hermit the last weekend of the Whole30. Almost done!
Frankly, I’m just tired of explaining what it is to people. The situation usually starts with people chowing down on really crappy food and I’m the only one sitting and twiddling my thumbs. Eventually, someone notices my lack of participation and demands why I’m not enjoying myself…Sigh. “I don’t eat that, at least not right now…” Thus begins the never ending questions, skeptical looks and nervous outburst of laughter as they try to comprehend not consuming alcohol or sugar for 30 days. Yep, you’re right. It’s not easy.
Ironically, today’s Whole30 newsletter discusses how to educate your social network:
We created our “Nutrition in 60 Seconds” pitch because we needed a way to describe the way we eat to folks in a short, concise manner. So when people ask us, “What is this Paleo thing?” or “What kind of crazy diet is this Whole30?”, we have a tight, practiced response that goes like this (from the preface of It Starts With Food):
“We eat real food—fresh, natural food, like meat, vegetables, and fruit. We choose foods that are nutrient-dense, with lots of naturally occurring vitamins and minerals, over foods that have more calories but less nutrition … This is not a ‘diet’—we eat as much as we need to maintain strength, energy and a healthy body weight. We aim for well-balanced nutrition, so we eat both plants and animals … Eating like this allows us to maintain a healthy metabolism and keeps our immune system in balance.”
Now all I need to do is print this quote on a sign and tie it around my neck…
Today was my scheduled rest day; however, it feel anything but restful. I’ve reached a point in my routine (5:45 a.m. alarm, 7:00 a.m. Crossfit, work by 8:30 a.m.) where I feel completely awkward during a rest day. When I see the WOD posted and I know I’m not going the next day–I can’t help but wonder if missing the workout would set me back, for instance, will my back squat regress the next time it’s programmed because I missed the last time it was included?
As any Crossfitter would know, this is a rather stupid concern because if you have great programming, all of your efforts in the other WODs will translate into improvements on other movements. Yet, I still fret.
For the past three weeks, I’ve attempted to be proactive on my off-day and drag my ass out of bed for some mobility at peacebank yoga studio; however, I can’t seem to make it for the life of me. Sadly, all I would have to do is wake up 15 minutes earlier, but my body puts up a strong protest, “Bitch, please–it’s your day off,” and I get to enjoy a bonus hour of Zzzs.
Poor guy. Anyways, I’m trying to figure out how I should be spending my rest days without feeling super antsy.
Do you get the rest-day jitters? How do you spend your rest days? Mobility? Answer, por favor!