Ah, Sparkies. Whenever I feel down I know I can turn to you. Read your blogs and get inspired. Write my blog and get it all out. See your comments and emoticons of support and feel all warm and fuzzy. Right now I NEED my Spark!!
Here's my frame of mind at this very moment:
1. It's PMS (Prepare to Meet Satan) time
2. I've been eating naughties EVERY day for at least 2 weeks now, prob more.
3. I ate a half a pan of peanut butter brownies last night
4. I looked chunky in my workout clothes this morning
5. I found out I FAILED my group fitness certification and I have to retest
I'm not in the best frame of mind. To top it all off, weekend after next we are getting a roommate and I'm not pleased. I've never been good with roommates. And it's basically a stranger moving in with us, and athlete he coaches at the gym. And it's a girl, which will be a new dynamic for me. I understand why it's happening, I just want to pout about it a bit. The She-Mutant has made his life pretty tough. I now know why the phrase "Cheaper to Keep Her" exists.
It's going to weird around the house for a while, but at most this will last until March. I can't cook breakfast in my birthday suit anymore. I can't take up the whole fridge with farmers market veggies. However, she seems very nice and introverted like me. So maybe we could sit in separate rooms and read simultaneously or something. Being a CrossFitter, she's obviously into fitness and cares about eating healthy and if I'm allowed to stereotype I can assume she is Paleo like us. We'll see...
So yeah, I failed my certification practical test. It was done via a webcam. The instuctor put on music and asked to see a warm up, then a cardio segment. Then she called out muscle groups and we did 2 exercises and 1 stretch for each. I got 3 out of 3 point on 9 categories. Yay right? Wrong. I failed because I MISSED ONE FREAKING CATEGORY AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHY. The "torso" category I scored 1 out of 3. I think it was because for the erector spinae muscle I chose to do a superman. The comments said I did an "unsafe or advanced movement without showing proper modification". They just don't tell me what was unsafe. So I'm irritated because I wasted another week and $75 to retest. And it's going to be embarrassing when I tell the gym owner that I failed. I think I'll just say "oh.. haven't heard anything.. still waiting on results" and then tell her I passed when I retake. It makes me so mad because they want you to demonstrate moves that my grandma could do. It's nothing that is relevant to any group exercise classes I take. Whatever.
I've got to get my eating under control. I need to do another Whole30, or at least a Whole10 or something. I have sugar every day! I'm eating processed foods more and more. Those brownies last night were just over the top. I haven't gained pounds (yet) but I just look.. puffier. I don't feel well either. I'd rather just lay in bed reading all day than get up and do stuff. I almost fell asleep this morning going 80mph. Granted, I could be overdramatizing the girly symptoms I'm experiencing. But I don't think the constant sugar crashes are helping with these symptoms.
Exercise is still going well. Still doing 4 days a week on my lunch breaks, plus 1-2 hours of pole, an hour of barre, and an hour of chair every week. I'm going to try to do more poling at home. I've got a couple tricks I'd like to perfect. My reverse grab spin looks nasty, and that particular spin can look so impressive if you have the strength to control it. I also want to get the half moon pose.
Sigh.. I feel better. Very therapeutic :)