I typically eat a pretty strict paleo diet, but throughout the month of August into September, I’ve really been off my game. Drinking beer, eating the occasional slice (or 3) of pizza, staying up too late and having the more than occasional froyo!
Here’s the thing: I’m stronger today. I spent most of August concentrating on building to heavier lifts and it made a difference. However, I wasn’t doing as many met-cons and I lost focus on my diet in the meantime.
Today, I did one of my favorite WODs – 100 burpees for time – a WOD I usually crush in under 6 minutes. Today, a terrifying 7:24, and I had to struggle the entire way through. I felt so sad afterwards that I tacked on 100 situps for time to make sure it all hurt
The real challenge now is: how do I keep the strength, while building back my speed and conditioning?
…I’ll let you know how it goes!