Happy Friday! I’m going uncensored for a minute. This week, I started the RP Physique Template Meso Cycle 2. That means the lifting volume went WAY up and with increased volume, comes increased bodyweight. I saw the scale on Thursday morning and had a complete and utter panic attack.
For some reason, no matter how much inner dialog I do, I have a scale number in my head (as stupid as that sounds). What is a scale number, you ask? That’s a number that I am completely ok with weighing. If I go above and beyond that number, panic sets in. When you have been doing everything right, eating healthy, staying active and your body “betrays” you by hoarding all the water weight, it sucks. The female body is damn finicky sometimes and it’s annoying as hell. Throw in breastfeeding and I’m just all sorts of out of whack.
I know I’m not the only one because a lot of people write to me about these kinds of things and usually respond with, “The scale is a dirty whore” or “It’s not about the number”, etc, etc. But no matter how much I tell this to others, I CANNOT get myself to believe it and I can get really neurotic about it. When this happens, I reel myself in by doing the following:
1) Stay away from the scale
This seems easy but it’s not. Hide your scale and find something productive to do. I have a weigh-in for the Crossfit West Springfield RP Challenge and I will NOT be looking at the scale. I’m trusting the coaches 100% with this.
2) Unfollow annoying people on social media
Everyone has their own journey. If yours involves increasing the size of your thigh gap, #unfollowed. I’m all for health and wellness but let’s be honest, thigh gaps aren’t real! It’s social media and people are full of shit sometimes.
3) Have a free day
Just eat food and try not to be a freak about it.
4) Do something you enjoy
When I’m not feeling the best, I do what I want. Yesterday, instead of sticking to my self induced programming, I sat on the assault bike while my husband worked out and then I snatched a little. I enjoyed every moment.
For my workouts this week, I have been focusing on not dying for my upcoming 10-miler. Most of my running programming has been coming from here. After October, I’ll get back to regular crossfit stuff. My one true love!
My Week of Workouts
4 miles recovery run
9 min AMRAP
10 reps of each
DB Step Ups
RP Female Physique Template Meso Cycle 2, week one, day one
5 Rounds of
10 Cal Assault Bike
10 Hang Power Cleans
3.5 mile run
RP Female Physique Template Meso Cycle 2, week one, day two
15 minute AMRAP
12, 9, 6 Power Clean alternating with
9, 6, 3 Bar Facing Burpees
Active Recovery 20 min assault bike
Snatch for Fun
Friday – Rest Day
RP Female Physique Template Meso Cycle 2, week one, day three
Have a great weekend!