The post below was originally published in 2011, and it's been updated each year to reflect where I am in my life and the new...Read More
Send in the Clean-Up Crew
Way back in, like, April or so, Dave and I started making summer plans. We didn’t intend to go crazy with the fun, it happened by accident. Our vacation, my family visit… an American Idol concert here, a weekend to Vegas there… and bam! boom! pow! Fun all over the dang place, but happiness? That calm, centered, energetic, light-hearted happiness I love so much is waving to me from the distance up ahead.
I want my happy back.
The only way I know to react is to plan. And make lists. And tell you people all about it.
So I put together a refreshed training plan that means I need to eat more. More fat. More protein. More vegetables. I don’t know about y’all, but around our house, we think some unkind thoughts about carbohydrates (even though I love ’em truly). But veggies are magic – packed with vitamins and minerals and fiber and water and ENERGY for workouts. I need more of them!
And I need to sleep more. To the tune of minimum 8 hours per night, 9 if I’m really doing it right. You probably need more sleep, too. Check out Melissa Urban’s post about getting your zzzzzzs.
If I want to indulge in all my reindeer games – CrossFit workouts 5X per week, one leisurely run, and one sprinting day – I have to eat and sleep like I mean it.
I mean it.
For the next two weeks, I’m going to share with you my hours of sleep each night, my vegetable consumption, and my training triumphs and tumbles. Y’all are gonna help keep me honest. In return, I’m inviting you to join me.
Let’s be cave people for a few weeks!
Don’t you want to eat so many vegetables, you’re super vitamin-charged?!
Don’t you want to sleep the sleep of the righteous for 8 hours every night?!
Don’t you want to train like a superhero with good intentions and the muscles to match?
Unlike other “challenges,” I’m not giving you rules for the number of veggies you have to eat or what you have to do for workouts. You make your own rules, you stick to ’em… then comment on my post entitled “Veggies and sleep and training, oh my” each day to let us know how you’re doing.
Let’s do it! Post to the comments RIGHT NOW and let me know you’re in.