Whirligig's Primal Journal
Just realised that my primal journal really shouldn't be in the success stories section. Not yet anyway. So I'll start again.
Worked out with my sandbag a couple of days ago.
5 x 5 squats
5 x to failure chin ups
5 x 5 overhead press.
I couldn't overhead the sandbag at all (it's about 50kg),partly due to the shape and not having anything to grip onto, so substituted single arm presses with a 20kg kettlebell. My back muscles are protesting quite loudly at this change of pace, but it was an good workout to do.
The next day I ran some sprints, running as far as I could in ten seconds, walking back to the start and running the same distance until it took me 12 seconds to do it. Wasn't a very long way . Still, its a start. I did one last run without any shoes on (running on muddy grass has it's advantages), and I'm convinced it was faster than the others. I'm going to look into this a bit more the next time I do sprints. Jogged back home barefoot too, and I noticed the next day that my calf muscles were a lot tighter than usual. Has anyone else had this side effect from barefoot running?
The other major change is trying to walk as much as possible. It certainly helps me sleep better.
Food wise I've managed to keep the carbs down, although I did have a cheap n nasty burger meal yesterday (no bread, just burgers and decent cheese). As I was initially going to eat pizza, and I'm quite proud of that. Over the last week I've had the occasional moment when I've 'zoned out' for a few seconds, which I think is due to the change in calorie intake. It'll be interesting to see how that changes over the next week.
OK, you go and get your pen, I'll get my sword, and we'll just see who's mightier, shall we?