“Normally, in anything I do, I’m fairly miserable. I do it, and I get grumpy because there is a huge, vast gulf, this aching disparity, between the platonic ideal of the project that was living in my head, and the small, sad, wizened, shaking, squeaking thing that I actually produce.”
― Neil Gaiman
I’ve been messing around with Intermittent Fasting. Messing around is a good way to describe not really knowing what I’m doing. Nonetheless, here’s the goal; eat a healthy meal, once per day (every 24 hours).
The tricky part has been in choosing the right time of day to eat that satisfies a majority of the following criteria; satiate my hunger, appropriately feeds my body, leaves me feeling strong for the WOD and not wanting to fling myself from a tall building for the remaining 23.75 hours that I am not eating.
It’s not easy. But I do believe I’m learning what it means to be hungry, to be really hungry. It’s not pretty. I get irritable and tired and very impatient. I pity the fool who stands between me and some almonds currently between 1:45 and 2:01pm.
Other current side affects of IF’ing; total lack of desire to talk to anyone, resisting the overwhelming need to put my head down and take a nap from exactly 2:02 to 3:15pm, complete and total grumpiness. When I get grumpy, I get cranky. I mean, when I get grumpy, I get quiet. I’m pretty quiet right now. And hungry.
This morning the hunger was so strong I ripped into my very large daily salad of sliced turkey breast and walnuts and dried cranberries at 11am. Now the question remains can I go the rest of the day without eating? Seems crazy, right? But I already believe a majority of us are way overfed, and I also think that a lot of our hunger is simply derived from habit. 3pm in an office is Snack Time. You can tell by the wafting sound of wrappers rattling and the many footsteps to and from the staff kitchen.
3 First Pulls + 1 Hang Snatch 7 x 1
* Rest 60 Seconds
** Heaviest Possible Weight
Completed: getting up to a working weight of 80lbs. I honestly feel like my form with the Snatch is getting better.
10 Minute Ascending Round AMRAP of:
3 Hang Squat Clean Thruster (135/95)
3 Burpee Box Jump (30/24)
3 Chest 2 Bar Pull-Ups
6 Hang Squat Clean Thruster (135/95)
6 Burpees Box Jump (30/24)
9 Hang Squat Clean Thruster (135/95)
9 Burpee Box Jumps (30/24)
9 Chest 2 Bar Pull-Ups
Completed: up to Round 12 Thursters at 65lbs., and 6 BBJs.