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Sleep is an ongoing issue for me because I work graveyard. I feel good on 6 hours, although they aren't usually straight through. But if I have a good weekend, I might sleep 10-12 at a shot. I rarely eat processed food. I was a Paleo convert, thank you Crossfit! I'm not 100%, but do pretty well except for dairy (just can't seem to give that up). And I always eat breakfast, but it can fall anywhere between noon and 6pm!
Edited by: BECKNWA at: 6/8/2011 (09:42)
Muscle Is The New Skinny
Today I will do what you won't...So tomorrow I can do what you can't
I am really struggling with 1 and 2 lately.
Sleep - I know I should get more sleep, but after working all day, getting my daughter from daycare and trying to spend some time with her, then after her bedtime spending time with my husband while watching tv and doing computer (email, SP, FB) it's usually pretty late. Then I try to read in bed until I fall asleep. Been getting 6 hours if I'm lucky. I need to work on this. I know I would feel better and it's supposed to help with fat loss.
Processed food - was doing great for some time and now have back slid. My husband was out of town all week last week and my daughter and I went on a junk food binge.
Man imposes his own limitations, don't set any.
I find dificulty in finding variety, cause I'm a picky eater:-( I am trying new things, but need some good family recipes.
Starting Weight~ 170-Sept. 9, 2009
Goal Weight~ 145
1. I have just recently made my bedtime an hour before the time I would usually go to bed and it has bad a big difference, especially the days after difficult WOD's. It's difficult because when I get home I like to watch hulu and netflix shows that get addicting and I just keep watching until I can barely keep my eyes open. I have had to limit my tv shows to 1 hour a night.
2. Processed foods are cheap and easy foods. Plus they are cheaper when you find coupons for them! But when I think about it, how healthy is a food that can be kept in my pantry for over a year? How many chemicals are in a food like that to keep it lasting that long? Wheat thins are my go to processed foods, which I have not bought it 3 months, but I could go through a box of those a day. I miss it less and less.
3. Breakfast was a tough shift for me. I am one to have a coffee in the morning on weekdays and a bowl of sugary cereal on weekends. Just a couple weeks ago I threw out all the sugary cereals (and non sugary cereals) and added a fried egg in the morning to my coffee. It will be harder this week to make breakfast because my work wants me in an hour earlier than usual but it's worth it because the energy level is much better and I am not so moody in the mornings.
Are you maximizing your workout by:
1. Getting at least 7 hours of quality sleep a night?
2. Skipping the processed foods?
3. Eating breakfast?
Explain any difficulties you may have with any of these habits.