So, last week, I did manage to get in 3 workouts PLUS 2 soccer games/practices. I was pretty exhausted by Friday evening, after my 2nd "workout" of the day, which consisted of kicking a soccer ball and practicing my dribbling skills with the soccer ball, so I rested over the weekend.
This week, I also got in 3 workouts, but only 1 soccer game.
WOD100614 (postpartum day 16)
5 Rounds for time of:
5 Thrusters 55#
Thrusters felt heavy! Wow! I am OUT OF SHAPE! No problems in this workout, but I had quite the Fran cough later. Since this was my first workout (besides the 5k), I was afraid that I had gone too hard, but I experienced no ill-effects.
WOD100617 (postpartum day 19)
My back felt like the limiting factor here. Well, that and my grip. I feel good with this 1RM. It's more than my first-ever 1RM deadlift, which is a good thing :) I had no idea what to expect going into this workout, but I am okay with the results.
WOD100618 (postpartum day 20)
Front Squat 5-5-3-3-3-1-1
Then, 21-15-9 reps for time of:
Overhead Squat 45#
Very happy with the front squat. I was feeling the deadlifts from yesterday in the left side of my back. I could have maybe even done more, but my knees were starting to roll in, and I promised myself I would not push the weights to those that caused my knees to roll in. I have tight IT bands and weak adductors, and I want to make sure I build up that strength along with the rest of my legs.
WOD100622 (postpartum day 24)Deadlift 3-3-3
I didn't increase the weight in the deadlift from last week, but they felt easier. I am pretty happy with the press today, as well. Again, more than I could do when I first started CrossFit, though a good 15 pounds off of my PR.
WOD100623 (postpartum day 25)Back Squat 5-5-5-5-5
Then, "Death by Pull-ups"
With a continuously running clock, complete 1 pull-up the first minute, 2 pull-ups the 2nd minute....continue until you cannot complete the required number of reps.
WOD100625 (postpartum day 27)
135# Snatch, 30 reps for time.
3:34 with 65#
I have ALWAYS wanted to do Isabel. Well, as soon as I thought I could do it prescribed (with 95#), anyway. I'll have to work up to doing it as prescribed, again, and do it in a few months!
I've been focusing more on weightlifting and strength work than metcons, lately, which you have probably noticed. The reason for this is two-fold. First, because I am playing soccer twice a week (weather depending), and I play midfield, I will be getting some extra metabolic conditioning outside of the gym. That, and I plan to go mountain biking this summer, at least a few times. Second, cardio-respiratory endurance comes back the most quickly out of any of the 10 general physical skills, especially for somebody like me, who has a natural strength of cardio-respiratory endurance.
I opted against making a plan for the next couple of months. As in, I am not going to program for myself ahead of time. Right now, it's just so hit-or-miss as to whether or not I am going to get a workout in on any given day. So, I play it by ear. I know that in a couple of months it will be easier to get a regular workout schedule going.
Nutrition. I have been mostly paleo. I did have a couple of early cheats, like I mentioned, which were accidental (food given to me by family - didn't want to be rude!). I have been eating peanut butter still. Ben and I had pizza once, and last week I feel prey to the oatmeal cookies. I have also been eating oatmeal the last couple of mornings because we are all out of fruit! Need to go to the store....
Anyway, I had an off-week, but I am ready to get back on the paleo. I feel good about my diet because it has been about 90% good. Even though I have fallen off the bandwagon, I did not go off the deep end.
At some point, but not yet, I am going to look into zoning my protein, but nothing else. For you non-crossfitters out there, that means that I will weigh and measure the protein I eat (meat, eggs, fish) each day, but I will not weigh or measure my carbohydrate or fat intake. We'll see.