I have been RAVENOUS the past few days. Simply hungry! But more on that later. First….
In one year, I will do the following workout with at least 85# on the bar or more and scaling the ring dips with the smallest band if at all.
Squat Cleans (M 135# / W 95#)
Time: 9:27 @ 65# (one foot on ground for scaled dips)
The last time I did this WOD was August. I was 8 months pregnant. I did hang power cleans with the 45# bar and scaled ring dips.
This time, the weight was challenging, but it was not my max for squat clean — I could tell. My quads burned and it was hard to not to stop after every 2 by the last round. There was a 10min cutoff, and I was hoping to finish — but if I had used a band on the dips, I probably wouldn’t have.
I raced home to make breakfast. Like I said… ravenous.
But even though I felt hungry, I diverged from my usual path of eating a small protein-fat snack within 30 min. Why the change? This article on cholesterol and fasting. (There’s a mention near the end.) It also just seemed silly to snack a mere 30 minutes before breakfast. Besides, I planned a big breakfast this morning to take advantage of the intense workout. I made a breakfast hash of pork, chard, onion and mushrooms (spiced up with tumeric, coriander and cumin), scrambled eggs, and pan-fried sweet potatoes with cinnamon. It was gooooooooood!
I’ve been thinking about why I’m so hungry, and it could be lack of sleep. I’ve only been averaging 6 1/2-7 hours a night. People need 8 or 9 hours. Last night I got 5 1/2. I know I can function, but I just get worn down. Really, I could get more sleep. I need more sleep. It should be a priority.
I’ll work on that.