Lift, lift, lift

I have been going through the nastiest carb cravings lately, courtesy of my recent indulgences on bread and alcohol at SXSWi.  Stuff like this:

Chocolate layer cake

And this:

Assorted chocolates

And this:

Commercial candiesYeah, it’s been bad.  I know it’s going to take a few weeks of solid clean eating to knock out the cravings, and it’s amazing how quickly my body reacted to just a few “cheats” (I hate that word).  It might explain why my appetite has been huge of late.

But I’m proud of myself.  I’ve worked hard to eat clean (today).  I planned to start over on Wednesday, but I took Luke to a playdate and the host served bread, crackers, cheese, fruit… you know — everything I try to limit.  I felt bad.  I didn’t want to offend.  But when I gave blood Thursday morning I only snacked on raisins and orange juice in the cantina afterward.  I REALLY wanted to eat Oreos and Fig Newtons (which at one point I actually thought was a healthy choice), but I resisted.

In the meantime, I’m sore as hell after Thursday’s WOD (which I did before giving blood — thank goodness!).

Power Snatch

Results: 45-50-55-60-65

Setting up was so funny, because Beth and Steph and I didn’t even have to talk to know that we were teaming up or what we needed to do.  We grabbed the bar, weights, and we started fast, with Steph giving me and Beth tips whe had picked up in Zach’s Oly Lifting class.

I was still tired after SXSWi, which is what I blame for failing at 65#, but who knows — maybe I really am that weak.

Failing at 65# on the power snatch made it easy in choosing a weight for the WOD:

Sumo Deadlift High Pull (M 95 / W 65)
Overhead Squat

I went with 55#, and I focused on depth and form.  My arms shook while I balanced the bar overhead, but I didn’t drop the bar as much as I wanted to on each round.

Time: 8:27 (@ 55#)

In the meantime, my lack of sleep has caught up with me in the form of a cold that my daughter passed on to me.  I’m hoping I fight it off soon.

Good times.

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Hi! I'm Cindy Brummer. By day, I'm a web & wordpress designer/developer/content strategist. And for fun, I'm a cook, Crossfitter, novice Olympic weightlifter, and mom to two cuties. Find me on Google+.