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December Goals

Monday, December 03, 2012

My nutrition has just been awful lately! My Thanksgiving challenge started out great, but the last week wasn't and I think I ended up a pound or two above where I started (or maybe exactly where I started). I haven't gone on a good grocery shopping trip since before Thanksgiving and right now we barely have anything (it's on the agenda for tomorrow). This has led to more eating out and cheating than I'd like (I may have eaten an entire small pizza last night for dinner).

I have been focusing on strength at CrossFit for 3.5 months, only doing 1-2 regular WODs per week (and the last 2 weeks? Zero). I have a lot going on right now with school and my social life (one of my best friends is getting married on Saturday, this weekend was her bridal shower AND bachelorette party). Later this month is Christmas, and then I'm going to New Orleans for New Year's. I'm not going to make any lofty goals this month. My plan is to just survive December and then kick it into gear in January. I can't help but wonder if maybe the scale hasn't really budged lately because I've only been going to strength class, and not getting in any intense workouts. Yes, my eating has been crap lately, but even in the weeks where I've been doing well with my diet, things have been barely moving.

Anyway, here's my plan:

Maintain current weight (160 or lower)
Eat clean for the most part, but don't be afraid to enjoy myself at special events (the wedding, Christmas, NOLA trip)
Eat 3 meals a day/stop skipping meals (IF just isn't working for me right now, I've been skipping out on lunch or dinner a lot lately because I haven't felt hungry, but it just leads to eating things I shouldn't later)
Finish out the current strength class cycle (I think it will end the week of Christmas)
WOD 1-2 times per week (aka GO TO OPEN GYM, I was doing this consistently for a month or so, I need to get back into it!)

Get back to focusing on weight loss
REALLY clean up the diet, get back to doing more food prep on the weekends
Go back to regular CrossFit classes 3x week (can use one class a week for yoga, strength, or Oly class)

Hopefully I'll lose these extra 10-15lbs quickly in 2013. I'm SO CLOSE to being able to do a kipping pull-up with out a band. Losing some weight will definitely help there. Today I was able to do 4 or 5 with just a skinny red band. I did 1 with the skinny orange band, which is so skinny, I don't think it actually does anything, but it must because I can't even get CLOSE without it. What the heck?
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    I needed the skinny band for a long time too! It's a timing thing. Try a few sets where you do kipping pullups with progressively smaller bands...and then no band. You have the strength for it. Use your hips!
    1929 days ago
    Good luck with executing both December and January plans!
    1929 days ago
  • EWL978
    Sounds like you've got it down to a science and ready to go!!

    Best of luck into the New Year.

    Just keep on keeping on!! emoticon
    1929 days ago
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