much better day.
bfast: greek yogurt
snack: chai tea with coconut palm sugar
lunch: leftover hawaiian chicken
snack: gluten free waffles
dinner: pot roast with carrots and potatoes (or a few bites of roast and a bunch of carrots)
after dinner snack: deviled eggs
terrible, terrible dinner. the roast was tough! and the potatoes didn’t cook through. since we just started adding potatoes i didn’t put them in until later (that’s what the recipe said!!) but i should have put them in earlier because they were hard as a rock! so we ate carrots. around 10pm i had a deviled egg and felt better. 🙂
WOD: back squats and skills work. i chose pull-ups. AND I MOVED UP A (HALF??) BAND!! as a beginner, i have been using a black band. it’s a really thick band that you put on the bar and put your foot inside and it helps you spring up towards the bar. just a week ago i had tried a green band (less help but still a thick band) and was so disappointed to find i couldn’t do one single pull-up! back to the black band for awhile…so, last night i was feeling courageous and tied a green + red band to give a little extra support. my coach came over before i started and asked me to try just the green band alone. i was feeling embarrassed by then because i already knew i couldn’t do it, i just tried a week ago. but he’s my coach so i stepped in the green band AND DID 5 PULL-UPS!!! my eyes were so wide on the first two and he started laughing at me. i was so stunned that in just a short time of working out i had made progress. after that first set of pull-ups, i added the red band and did 4 more sets of 5 with no problems at all! so, when we have a WOD with pullups, i’ll first try to do a few with the green band then go to green + red for the rest. NO MORE BLACK BAND! and my coach suggested that i work on pull-ups after every WOD.
i never thought i’d be inspired to do a pull-up. i don’t have any upper body strength but here i am, making a goal to do unassisted pull-ups by the end of the year. yikes!