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Fed and Fit Project – Week 3 Update

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When our lives are hectic and crazy, it’s often very difficult to find a happy balance. In the past, I’ve been one to either try and control everything (and fail) or just completely let life control me. Neither is ideal, especially when it comes to diet and health.

This week, in one of Cassy’s emails, she touched on the subject of the ‘Savvy 7’ in an attempt to focus us on finding balance while working out.

They are:

  1. Strength
  2. Speed
  3. Endurance
  4. Mobility
  5. Rest
  6. Fun
  7. Move

Part of the 28 day plan has me moving daily. Even if it’s a rest day, I still should be walking as much as I can and doing my stretches. The areas where I do great are in strength, speed, move and endurance. I regularly go to Body Pump once a week, run 2-3 times a week, and walk to and from work. The three that I often forget are mobility, rest and fun.

My focus this week was to try and touch all of those areas. I did some of my usual workouts, but I added a few additional things. On Monday, I went to the gym and did a 20 minute run, and 30 min floor intervals (burpees, kettlebells, etc). Also, It was my first week trying Crossfit (which I loved) and I went trampolining with a friend on Friday (what a blast!). What I still need to work on is incorporating a daily stretching/yoga routine to help with my stiffness/injuries. I did go to an appointment this week for my back at Physology in Hull, and that helped my pain a lot. I’m learning a lot about my body, movement, and health.

In the food department, I’ve been fine. I somehow managed to resist the ridiculous amounts of chocolate that found their way into our office for one of my coworker’s birthdays. Everyone was literally swimming in Lindt chocolates, and Ferrero Rocher. I am a chocoholic, and the fact that I managed to resist yet another week of temptation truly stumps me. I am much stronger than I thought! (I did, however, take 2 chocolates and saved them in my desk for when I’ve completed this plan as a mini treat. Don’t judge.). I’m still not following the meal plan 70% of the week, because I end up making two or 3 large dishes on Sunday, and eating them throughout the week, in order to save time and space in the kitchen. Even still, I’m eating correct portions and the necessary food groups in each meal.

Third Week Summary: I did really well, overall. As Cassy has said before, it’s about progress, not perfection. While I have been lacking in some areas (I’m looking at you, Sleep), I’ve found that I am feeling the best I’ve felt in years, with more energy, less tummy aches, more positivity and more ME. And I’m looking GOOD. Who even knows, maybe I’ll just have to continue this 28-day-plan!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Erin

    I’d been doing Crossfit only for years. We focus on mobility sometimes, but it just wasn’t enough. I added in Saturday morning yoga a few months ago and it’s a whole new world. And it helps get me shake off my week.

    23rd January 2017 at 1:31 pm
    • Reply caffeineberry

      I do yoga occasionally. I keep wanting to add it to my weekly routine, and just never seem to remember. I think I will add it more

      23rd January 2017 at 5:39 pm

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