CROSSFIT SUFFOLK *** Forging Elite Fitness
21-18-15-12-9 rep rounds of:
115 pound Power snatch
Wallball shots, 20 pound ball
Knees to elbows
What The Institute Of Medicine SHOULD Have Said From the blog of Cardiologist, Dr. William Davis regarding vitamin D.
What If You Feel "Bad", But You Don't Know It?
By George Demetriou
"Wait just a minute", I said to myself when the day's first slice of sunlight caught my face through the bedroom window. Something just didn't feel quite right as I awakened. Actually I felt downright horrible. I felt beat up and slightly nauseous. My mind scanned the memory files for what workout I had done the day before. Surely the workout was the culprit. It wasn't. I hadn't done anything that was out of the ordinary in level of difficulty or duration. My memory started to come into focus. That's right…it was…
—what I consumed the night before and how little I slept!
I had crappy food and a few adult beverages. It had been so long since treating my body this way I forgot what it was like.
I had figured I'd shake the feeling, but it took another (longer!) sleep cycle and a day of eating well to feel right. It dawned on me that the bad feeling I had was probably normal for me before I started CrossFitting and eating well. Once upon a time I believed "diet" was only for those who were overweight and I didn't have to worry about it. Since eating cleaner, gettting better sleep and working out more efficiently I feel much better.
This turned my thoughts to those who don't place much emphasis on their diet as a way of improving performance. What if they feel bad, but don't know it? What if they believe they feel good because they never experienced what it's like to REALLY feel good from eating a truly healthy diet over an extended period of time?
One has to be willing to forsake the food (and drink) not conducive to athletic performance for at least a month and see how it works. This entails planning and throwing the normal excuses by the wayside. This will require–dare I say it–discipline. You're not alone. Many have come before you and made the necessary changes. They are better athletes for their efforts. The only way to know is if you give it a try.
Perhaps the timing is bad. Just before the Christmas and the New Year may not seem like a good time to make drastic changes in eating and drinking habits. We understand. Consider this message a call to awareness and a call to prepare for the year 2011.