My gym has been in a testing week, this week. So, the programming has been testing max OHS, front squats, stuff like that. Wednesday is always gymnastics day, though, so they had a menu of different skills we could test for today, until it was time to do the metcon above.
I went with double-unders (I’ve done better on them, but had to settle for 51 unbroken today), chest-to-deck push-ups (got 15), plus pull-ups (you could kip or do strict; I kipped a measly 3, but with no band, so I’m okay with it).
Then, since we had time left, I went ahead and tried seeing if I could get any closer on doing T2B, and to my surprise and delight, I got my toes to the bar for the first time EVAH. In fact, I did it twice!
Yesterday was testing for the clean and jerk, which I was ALL ABOUT mentally. But, my energy has been really bad this week (I daresay, it has been decidedly *unjuicy*), so I decided against testing my C&J. I knew that I didn’t have a PR in me, and I just didn’t want to be disappointed/frustrated. So, I went with their cardio WOD, instead. It was this.
4 minutes of work, then a 100 meter run (I rowed instead– trying to keep my knee happy), then a minute of rest before moving on to the next segment of the circuit. Repeat.
It kind of sucked.
Anyway, #JuicyInJuly may end tomorrow, but this challenge has been different because I don’t really feel like much will change for me, after it’s over. I’m still striving to maintain these behaviors, while also sorting out what needs to change in my diet.
Someone in my YT fam suggested carb cycling in the comments, to break my plateau. I’ve known of carb cycling for years, but it always just seemed so tedious and complicated. But, since I’m at my wit’s end, I’m looking into it, and doing some research so that I can figure out the most simple way for me to give it a try. I think my weight loss app will be a big help in that, since I can set targets for my macros, and alladat.
I talked about this already, but if you want to try the app I use, it’s free. AND, the folks over at Lose It! (that’s the app), hooked up a code that’ll let you upgrade from the free version to the premium one for a whole month. Premium has a lot more bells and whistles, which is cool, but I had a lot of success with the free version too, prior to this offer. Anyway, the coupon code for Lose It! Premium is “JUICY” (or the all lowercase “juicy” if you’re on Android, like me), and it’s good until tomorrow, 7/28.
One more day to get #JuicyInJuly, y’all!