For our strength work we did cleans – bar from floor to chin.Â I did 100 lbs which is a new PR for me.
The workout was 15 reps then 12 – 9 – 6 – 3 of:
- Thrusters – squat with the bar at your chin then stand up and push it over head – I did 55 #.
- Push ups
- Body rows
I did it in 10:38.Â Thrusters always kill me.
The Whole Life Challenge started.Â This is an 8 week diet and exercise challenge.Â The diet is:
- No grains – except brown rice, quinoa, buckwheat, wild rice, and amaranth if you are a vegetarian – We Win!
- No sugar – no artificial sweeteners – no honey, agave, fruit juice etc.Â You can have stevia.
- No starchy vegetables like potatoes or corn.Â You can have sweet potatoes.
- No dairy except small amounts of butter are allowed.
- No soy except miso and tempeh for vegetarians
- No processed food.Â If it has any chemicals in the ingredient list you can’t have it.
So for me this means mainly fruits and vegetables.Â I love the fact that we can have rice this year.Â We didn’t have it last year.Â I had such bad cravings for rice the second month.Â I don’t even eat rice all that often but I was dreaming of it.
The first weekly challenge is to drink 1/2 oz of water per lb of bodyweight daily.Â I hate water challenges.Â I always get headaches.
We also need to do 10 minutes of working out every day, 10 minutes of stretching, and take a supplement of our choice daily.Â I’m taking B12.
I went swimming for my workout.Â I also stretched in the whirlpool.
I drove for about 8 hrs but still got in a 10 minute walk when I got home.Â From now on assume a 10 minute walk on days I don’t post a real workout.
We did back squats again.Â The reps were 30-20-10-5 like last week but we had to do heavier weights this week.Â My pounds were 75-85-95-110.
I did the Whole Life Challenge baseline workout today.Â It started with 2 minutes of 25 yard sprints.Â I did 10 lengths.Â Then there was a 1 minute rest and then 2 minutes of 5 push ups and 10 squats.Â I did 4 rounds.Â Rest one minute and then 2 minutes of sit ups.Â I did 37.Â Rest one minute and back to the 25 yard sprints.Â I did 9 lengths that time.
The Whole Life Challenge sounds interesting, I’m going to check it out. Good luck with it!!
Did I tell you my favorite tempeh recipe when you did this last year? It’s here: http://www.theppk.com/2008/10/tempeh-sausage-crumbles/
If you don’t get to use the soy sauce, you would want to add some salt. Otherwise, I think it’s paleo-friendly. I eat it most days for lunch — often with brown rice!
Soy is supposed to be good for menopause and other women’s hormone issues. Unless, of course, you believe the people who say only fermented soy is good for anyone. That’s how I ended up with a tempeh habit. Covering all my bases :-).