8. August 2014 by swissfitchick
Today is a Summer Day and my plan is to lay in the sun all freaking day doing NOTHING. You’re welcome.
Since I will be on my own all day, I will have conversation with me and myself. Thanks to this lovely blend, who saved me from going insane, I now know that I am not the only one who does that. And as she said, these are not monologues – they are real discussions, as far as you can talk about a discussion if there is only one person. Are you still with me?
Anyone else having self-talks? I was caught in the laundry room by my neighbour the other day while having a serious argument with myself about the seasoning of my Sweet Potatoes I planned to bake. He looked blank at this disoriented chick (*cough*, ME, *coughcough*) and I worry that he might call the police or the psychiatrist when this happens a second time.
On a nicer note, THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your feedback on my last post!! Seriously, you guys rocked my socks off and gave me subject matters to write about for at least the next 5 years. Mk, that might be a little exaggerated, but you get it. I am AMAZED and I will have to make list (my poor brain)!! I see that there is a lot of request to hear about my experiences DURING my Eating Disorder and on my way to recovery. So I will definitley roll out my story a little bit more in detail to show how recovery is possible and trying my best to cover all your questions, promised!
For posts from the past about recovery and my Eating Disorder, just type ‘recovery’, ‘bulimia’, ‘eating disorder’, ‘anorexia’ in the search field and you will find a collection of subjects I addressed already. Here is a little resumé of the most important ones.
I also love you guys for wanting to hear things about my days, my life and me. Thank you for supporting my urge to live my life publicly – great excuse to expand my narcissism. I owe you one of the most beautiful pictures of myself for that.
‘I lost all my senses and can’t remember if I am a human being or an animal. Where the fuck am I anyway and what am I doing here?!’
‘That’s it. My damn pants just ripped. And I’m running commando!’
‘Jesus appeared right here, right now.’
‘They said, if I am first at the finish line, I will get alcohol and food. ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoooooooosshshshshshsh I need to make it!!!!’
Ok, let’s stop this inappropriate shit. Let’s talk about Benchmark Week! I still have Sunday to go, but I did all the strength part so far. We had to start with 8 reps to warm up, then 5 reps, then 2 times 3 reps and to finish off the MAX rep (1 rep, as heavy as possible) . So here are my results:
Front Squat: 65kg / 143.3lbs
Weighted Pull Ups: 7,5kg / 16.5lbs
Shoulder Press: 41kg / 90.3lbs
Deadlift: 97,5kg / 215lbs
Jerk: 40kg / 88,2lbs ( I did that one unexpected in the Olympic Lifting Class – never really practised before)
I am quite pleased with my results, though I aimed for 100kg with Deadlifts, so that was a little damn. Especially cause my last MAX 2,5 months ago was 95kg, so I was expecting to be stronger. I will give it another go on Sunday! My stubborn blonde head has a hard time accepting the lack of these 2,5kg.
Pull Ups are an UP, I increased the weight with 5kg.
The WOD’s were following:
1. CrossFit Basel Baseline: > I did that in 5:45 and had the violet band for the pull-ups. Definitely a goal to make the 10 pull-ups without the band AND a better time.
My squats are getting better though, daily stupid stretching/mobility slowly starts to pay off. (It’s not stupid of course, but it just takes so much consistency for me, I am so superstiff with the squats.)
30 Sit Ups
20 Push Ups
10 Pull Ups
2. CrossFit Basel Benchmark:
Four rounds for time:
10 Pull Ups
20 Push Ups
30 Sit Ups
Women: > don’t know the result yet, but I loved it – everything with kettlebells.
Three rounds for time:
10 Push Ups
20 Sit Ups
40 KB Swings @16kg
3. Fran: > coming up this Sunday. I might pretend to faint before we start. #ihateyoufran
Or I might just flee and do a different workout.
Speaking of different workouts: I made a big change in my workout routine and I will do a post about it next week. It’s exciting, scary and very interesting!! Stay tuned!
What else has been going on this week? Wait, yes – I let you down on my Thursday post (err, yesterday) So here’s why Thinking Out Loud by my sweet friend Amanda comes at you one day late. Don’t hate me. Thinking out Loud means, well, thinking out loud. Cheeesus. Be prepared.
Tuesday night I was out with a friend, enjoying the evening sun, so no blogging…..
And on Wednesday I was in the office till late. When I came home intending to blog, I realized that I was close to face plant when entering my appartment cause of hours without food. So first, I had to shovel some carbs and other calories in my face to be able to actually think straight again.
I know, ME and THINKING are a relatively unknown combo, but trust me, it happens. And not everything I think and then speak out loud is waste. I swear. But some of it is. That’s ok. Right? Right. (I should shut up now. It’s Thinking Out Loud, remember?)
Oh look, food!
I literally inhaled dessert 2 seconds after swallowing my last bite from dinner and caught a pic JUST before I finished this ugly bowl. It was damn delicious, don’t get fooled by the grossness of the photo. I normally refuse to post pics of my bedtime snacks, I honestly think it is an impertinence to expect someone to look at them without cringing.
Let’s go back to my plan today. Sorry. But it has been a busy week, work- and training wise, so as a matter of fact, I deserve this. I will go (or went, depends on when you read this) for an easy run this morning and then will probably shift my butt from my balcony to the public pool near my home, from there I haul myself to Powerlifting at the box and then doll up to meet my male Bestie for drinks and food. I can not WAIT, way too long since I spent time with him and had dinner out.
And then the next day, I am like….
Ok, now that is really not true. We all know that I can drink #likeaboss – look back to the weeks in March after my break up….I was a gin-and-tonic-and-prosecco-bottle in walking human form – but I decreased the consumption to once a week and this once a week I manage not to binge-drink. Habits, people, it’s all a habit.
I keep you posted on Monday’s recap if I was hungover or not – but honestly, isn’t the food more important anyway (I know, the COMPANY is the most important, but c’mon, the food…..food is important.)?!
I will eat MEAT.
What’s your plan for the weekend?
Do you talk to yourself? Be careful. I might get hurt and disoriented and crazy and insecure if you answer this with a no.
Do you drink alcohol?