Year of Push 2.5 Fatigue Makes Cowards Of Us All

by | Apr 7, 2017 | Blog

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I went to bed at 10p last night and woke up rested at 5:30a. That makes me happy!

I heard a quote today about rest that really resonated with me:

Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

So true! When we aren’t prioritizing BOTH rest & restoration, we aren’t as motivated, we don’t make our best choices and we certainly aren’t operating at our highest potential.

It makes me think of one of my other fave mantras:

(S)he with the most courage wins.

So, if fatigue makes me a coward and she with the most courage wins, I sure as heck better keep both rest & restoration at the top of my priority list!

Yesterday’s less-than-stellar food day has me feeling very motivated to take great care of my body today.

A few days ago I wrote about how every day I ask & answer, “what does impeccable self-care look like today?”

Here are my answers for today:

  • Drink lots of water (done)
  • Meditate for 20 minutes (done – 26 minutes, actually!)
  • Best effort in workout (done)
  • Foam rolling & crossover symmetry work (foam rolling & lacrosse ball but not crossover)
  • Salad at Whole Foods before leaving town (meat and brussels. check!)
  • Limit to 1 drink tonight (will do)
  • Review quarter 1 accounting before going out (done)

I thought about getting my workout in earlier today but decided my energy would be best if I did it later in the morning. It’s going to require good energy!

“Happy Hour”
3 Rounds:
12 Power Cleans (135/95#)
12 Chest-to-Bar Pull-ups
12 Jerks (135/95#)
12 Toes-to-Bar

I will modify both the pull-ups and the toes-to-bar but cleans & jerks are totally my jam!

This workout was CRAZY intense on my shoulders and I was struggling with those push jerks! I brought my best effort & got it done!

On the food front:

I sipped on coffee & water until my workout around 12:30 and then got to Whole Foods just before 2pm.

I planned to have a big salad but when I got there, I wanted warm food.

I had about a cup of roasted brussels sprouts and some beef short rib. I ate it in the store before getting on the road.

I bought a large bottle of water to enjoy while heading out of town and my plan is to keep dinner very simple tonight. No appetizers. Just fish and veggies plus one drink.

That drink will either be a glass of wine or a double shot of tequila on the rocks with limes. (Yes, I’m counting the tequila drink as one. Because I can) 😉

If you have questions about alcohol and fat loss, I did an episode way back when that you can check out here.

Love you guys! Be back with an update on Monday!

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