Sunday, February 21, 2010

Perception can be quite different from reality

I decided to do my first workout in the morning due to my beautiful daughter having a gymnastics meet in the afternoon. I warmed up with an easy 200. My stroke did not feel strong during the warm up. I figured it might have to do with fighting a cold and even thought about bagging the workout. I decided to at least get started to see how I felt. My stroke still felt weak, but I decided that his was more likely to do with the 150 wall balls yesterday than the minor sniffles that I have so I soldiered on. 200 swim, 10 pushups, 10 squats X 5. After two sets there was no way I was going to stop. I finished in 22:43. The last time I did this was 1/17/2010 where I finished in 24:14. Considering how I felt and that I was even considering quitting quite honestly before I even started, this is a phenomonal result. (I know that was a bad sentence, but I'm not going to fix it). This is one case where I am happy perception and reality do not match up.

Second workout - done in the evening. Tabata - 8 each of knee pushups, squats, situps and burpees. I wish I could keep track of how many rounds I do, but there is no way that I can push my hardest and concentrate on how many rounds I'm doing. I'm -positive that it was more than the last time I did it- this felt like an awesome session. Strange how diffent two workouts in the same day can feel. It did not hurt that I had my daughter working the stopwatch telling me when to start and stop. I want her to understand how hard you have to work if you want to reach your goals.

A couple of words on Paleo. I have never cooked so much in my life. I keep it simple most of the time, but I did a pork loin roast last week that came out awesome if I do say so myself and I am cooking a pot roast right now. It's hard to find a lean pot roast - picked up the leanest one I could find and then trimmed the fat off of it before popping it in the oven. I seem to be getting it dialed in as I am not hungry all the time anymore. I'm still trying to eat about six times a day - same as the Zone. I'm eating slightly more protein than I was on the Zone and slightly less carbs. The reason for this is that it is hard to get Zone like quantities of carbs when you cut out wheat and dairy which is denser than veggies and fruits. I feel great - my energy is good and my weight is consistent.

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