P.O.D - Boom!
When I decide to drop some weight I know that I will have a great first week. The first week after dropping grains, dairy and sugar I lose a lot of water weight.
This week was no different. I lost 11lbs this week. At least 7 lbs of that was probably water. The key I always have to remember is it won't be like that next week. The most weight in fat that can be lost per week is supposedly 3 lbs. After that muscle wasting will also occur.
So next week I'm hoping for 3 lbs if weight loss. And hopefully a little more energy.
Stretching is an important part of the whole life challenge I am currently pursuing.
I have been meaning for a long time to spend more time working on flexibility. I am very inflexible and I really hate it but have been to lazy to do anything about it. So working on stretching every day in this challenge is really helping me form a great habit. My favourite thing is to hold a squat for extended period of time. I have really seen huge improvements from this and I can tell when I haven't done it.
Squatting is a fundamental movement in CrossFit and in life. I have always had problems with it, partially because I have the wrong proportions for it, but also because I'm a big guy that has never taken care of my knees.
The other day I wrote a post about my new knee sleeves. Well today I had a heavy squat day. I looked in my log book and haven't found a squat over 225lbs in the last two years... I never thought about it, but every squat day my knees just never felt good enough to keep going. It's pretty sad really, to think a big guy like me hasn't done a squat over my body weight in two years.
I had such a good squat day today, I almost can't believe it. My diet is great lately but, I believe in knee sleeves! My knee sleeves make my knees feel amazing. So in conclusion if you don't have knee sleeves, it's time to get some.
And again I'll mention, I got mine from Anderson Power Lifting
We are onto day five of the Whole life Challenge. The food part is getting easier, I'm getting to the point of having to remember to eat, because I'm not getting hungry.
Today I tried a yam recipe that I found a long while ago from Performance Menu. It was delicious, I used regular yams, and coconut aminos instead of soy sauce.
Short and sweet today.
7 min of Burpees
The other day I received my new SBD knee sleeves from Anderson Power Lifting. I've been waiting to use them a few times so I could write a review.
I would definitely recommend these sleeves. I have limited comparisons but but I know that neoprene sleeves are way better than other fabric. And when deciding which one I was going to buy. I compared all the top brands; Slingshot, Rehban, and SBD. I found that Slingshot and Rehban were very compatible. With same thicknesses and similar lengths. SBD seamed to be in a league of their own. Thicker, longer, and endless praise on the internet.
I find they keep my knees nice and warm. My knees are soo nice and warm by the time I finish my warm up that I feel good squatting again. They also offer great support holding my knees together.
I think that it is worth mentioning that these came from USA to me in Canada in about a week. That is incredible, I think it shows how fast Anderson Power Lifting was on top of things on their end.