Nutrition Challenge Day 2

Today is the 2nd day of the CF Cville nutrition challenge.  I've been logging my daily intake into my fitday journal. Though yesterday was only day 1, I was surprised how full I felt even though I only consumed about 1,900 calories. Granted, my macronutrient ratio was not zone which is supposed to be 40-30-30 (C-P-F). I ate 23-29-47. The trick will obviously be continuing on since I've started diets/lifestyles many times and never stuck with it.  Today was also the second of three mid-terms. With the most difficult and stress-inducing exam ahead (neuroscience and neuroanatomy), if I can go the whole week without stress eating, it will be a success. 

Today's WOD:

AMRAP in 20 minutes of:
  • 5 Hand Stand Pushups (scaled to 24" box HSPUs)
  • 10 Push Press (89#)
  • 15 Box Jump (24#)
9 rounds, 5 BHSPUs, 7 PPs

This was a difficult WOD that went right at the core of my weakness: sustained high intensity movement over a time domain greater than 10 minutes. Additionally, it incorporated two weak movements: HSPU and box jumps. In hindsight, I should have went up a level of difficulty in the HSPUs scaling as they were never the limiting factor. Instead, box jumps were killer. About four rounds into the WOD, my lower back began to cramp again. Interestingly, the last time this happened was with explosive opening and closing of the hip with kettlebell swings. I'm not sure what the culprit could be, but poor core strength would be a good guess. The good news is that I was able force myself to do all PP sets unbroken.  There is always a silver lining.


  1. I'm so sad I missed this WOD (turned off my alarm in my sleep... oops). As for the Paleo stress eating, ... well mashed ripe bananas with almond butter is pretty decadent (I thought I was eating dessert for breakfast). And Paleo Cookies made with almond butter, coconut, dried fruit, egg, .... and also almond butter banana pancakes. So so so good. And Paleo. Good luck with the exams!

  2. Thanks for the ideas. I actually tried out your tumeric chicken. It was legit. Can't wait to try out other recipes.