This morning was so weird. I woke up like a zombie (minus the you know, actually being dead), drank coffee on the metro, more coffee when I got to work and still struggled all day with the exhaustion. The bandages were quite a struggle too and the desire to eat other humans like a good little zombie.
Which brings me swiftly on to two favourite topics of mine: food and Crossfit.
I love food – pretty much all food unless it is creamy, sweet and wobbles (I don’t even like to be next to someone eating something like Flan….) and I would do Crossfit every day if my body didn’t whinge and moan so much but how do I properly combine the two? Hmmmmmm.
Paleo is no go for me – ain’t no way I am giving up chickpeas…ahhh hummus and carrot sticks. I do try to clean eat 80/20, which is a kind of new thing for me too – I only started it about three months ago and I LOVE it.
I remember one day (on my YOLO day) I decided I would order pizza from *shall remain unadvertised* and when it arrived I was starving and super excited and then I took a bite and shock. Horror. Tears. End of world. I didn’t like it anymore! It was like the sugar fairies had snuck into the pizza shop and added extra sugar and additives and god knows what else to a formerly amazing pizza! My initial reaction (after total dismay) was to hunt those fairies down and stamp on them but then I realised that 1. Fairies don’t exist and 2. Maybe my taste buds had just changed??? I think that was the moment when I completely bought into the Clean eating thing. It is simple really – if it has a load of crap in it, you can taste it and it isn’t good for you…..now I eat really delicious things that I make for myself with fresh ingredients and I love it. I still go out for Mexican food – in fact this Saturday is my joint birthday Mexican dinner olé! – and eat chocolate (mainly dark) and I don’t deprive myself but I am strict about 80% of the time and it works really well.
High Five to Clean Eating.
So with all this CE and CF I am losing weight, getting really strong and my running is much better but I don’t sleep enough and I feel like a zombie sometimes. This makes me wonder if I need to jump on the bandwagon of taking on more protein to help my muscles after my workouts, sleep better and feel more rested in the mornings. The thing is, I always felt like protein shakes were for dumber-than-a-box-of-hair, hugely muscled in a bad way, ‘I look at myself in the mirror when I lift’, couldn’t run the length of myself, gym bunny men……not to be judgmental at all. So now what do I do? I suspect some research may be in order but if anyone has any good advice I am all ears……….