Friday, October 17, 2008

To Motivate You...

The other day Erica sent me an email with the status of the challenge she proposed to herself. It may inspire you. Here's the exact email.

Hey Pam

I just wanted to update you on the progress of my new healthy lunch goal. I wanted to share because the results are seriously better than I could have ever anticipated and I'm so excited about it.

I started bringing my lunch or getting salads and some sort of protein from the cafeteria. Sure, I am saving money, but that's not the best thing that's happening. I find that when I eat a healthy lunch (in lieu of heavy or carb-y restaurant food), I feel SO GOOD for the rest of the day. I do not get tired. This means no feeling like I'm going to fall asleep by the end of the workday, and no desire to take a nap before class. It also means that my performance in workouts is better. This floored me. Last night, I was the first one to finish the Crossfit workout and that never happens to me. I didn't get tired or feel like I was going to puke at all. I was like "wtf is going on here?" It allows me to work out harder; it's amazing.

I also find that eating a good lunch sets a healthy precedent for the rest of the day. If I know my lunch was really healthy, I have no desire to fuck up with restaurant food or unhealthy snacks later.

So in short, I am AMAZED at this simple step I've taken and the chain reaction it's had. I didn't expect it. I mean, I knew intellecutally that diet was a huge part of the equation, but I was minimizing it because my own on-the-run eating was bad. This is the best change I've made for myself since I decided to "get healthy" in the first place a year and a half ago!


Excellent work Erica!


Erica said...

aw thanks Pam, you didn't even edit out my cuss words!

Pamela MacElree said...

Oops, I forgot.

Well, if the blog is gone in a few days, I'll be sure to set up a new one. Haha!

mike laff said...

Pam - played in my annual over / under 30 work soccer game today. Thanks to you and Jason I never subbed out and had great energy the whole time. We lost 3-1 which is pretty much expected when playing kids fresh out of college.

keith said...

Hey Pam
Last week got two TGU with a 50lbKB at the end of my WO, so this week i"m gonna try for more when i'm fresh.My OHS is comin along nicely too I'll post new loads this week.

mario said...

I had a little break with kettlebell TGU because - I got rings!!!
This is a wonderfull addition to kettlebell training! So I made the pushup workout from crossfit ("playing with ring-pushups) every day, and three days ago I made TGU backwards from OHS standing to floor.
The other way it goes to the elbow support.he moment I do not reach the hand support, but I am working on ist.
Yesterday I did a workout of the kettlebellathletic webside: 4 rounds of snatch, clean, jerk, front squat, 30 sec L/ 30 sec R.