Saturday, March 22, 2008

A Different Day

I wish I had a picture of the food I ate yesterday, but I don't, so I'll write it down, because I want to make a point.

Friday AM weight 135.2
5:30 am Bikram yoga
7:30am 1000 snatches
2:30pm 20 min swinging w/12kg w/clients


3:30am-9:30am coffee w/cream 100 cal.
10:30am Lg veggies/escarole soup w/chicken 350 cal.
11:30am plain yogurt/honey/quinoa 850 cal (16oz., 2tbl., 2 c. )
12:00noon fig yogurt/almonds 800 cal. (16oz., 1/4c.)
1:00pm 1/2 bag chocolate covered, peanut butter filled pretzels, denial!

So there it is. I didn't even look at the calorie count on the bag of pretzels.

Here's my point. I haven't been journaling my food, but I know what I've been eating and I'm OK. Although I might start journaling again, it will not be to "police" myself, it'll only be for data. The reason for this blogpost is because I realized that I did not want to represent, via my "All Day Lunch" pictures, that I eat that way all the time, everyday. If I did, I would weigh less! Yesterday was not a "bad day", it was just a different day. It was not the rule...but the exception.

However, what I'd like to express is that this is what I know,

I eat really good, healthy, homemade, nutritious food most of the time, but I always know how to make good nutritious choices...AND, I always have good nutritious choices available to me...always.

I never miss a workout.....KB's, yoga, and walking. I train to my potential.

I am strong, I feel strong. I am smart, I feel smart. I am lucky, I feel lucky all the time. And I currently weigh 135lbs., and I can change that if I want to.

At 135lbs. I feel strong, round, soft, curvy, sexy, pretty, happy! So wonder I don't want to change it...until I do!

My life is so good.


MK Stover said...

Thank you so much for your sane food posts!

Amy Jurrens said...

It's so funny that I was just posting in my blog 10 seconds ago that I was feeling good about my progress. I have a list of my "feel good" items from the week. Then I jump over to your blog and you have personal affirmations as well. Like you, I try to eat healthy, but have my weaknesses when it comes to food. My weight is a choice. When I am ready to change it, I will choose to eat what I know I should.

You have helped me refocus my perspective and look at my weight as a matter of choice. In addition, you have helped me redirect my thoughts from negative self-talk to positive self-talk. I am what I say to myself. I've really been trying to be positive and tackle my weight and training from a "what can I do differently to get different results" approach. I am trying to eliminate negative words such as "problem" and "issue" and look at weight and training more objectively. Thanks for opening my mind to a fresh perspective.

BTW - How are your hands doing today?

Tracy Reifkind said...


Your welcome!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Amy, I added a bit more to this post as you were leaving your comment, so check it out!

PS I never us the word "weakness" I have no weaknesses, just choices. And aren't I lucky to have so many choices?

Adam said...


I showed Casey your video today, She said it is very inspiring and awesome!

that is a LOT of work, i dont care who you are, a 1,000 reps is an accomplishment

Colin said...

Hi Tracy

Well done on your continuing development. You are an inspiration to more than you know!

Now I've got the flattery out of the way I'd like to pick your brain if I may. ;)

I'd like your advice on how to incorporate swings/snatches into a phase where I am going to be DLing PttP Mon-Fri. My goal is the RoP and need a little break from ETK.


JWC said...

Yes, you are strong and your arms are looking awesome in your workout videos below!

Tracy Reifkind said...


I just heard about a 50,000 snatch challenge on DD today, lol. Mmmn....

Tracy Reifkind said...


Thank you, and yes, I'm pretty happy that my arms are coming back! In fact, they might already be back, I've just got to decrease my bodyfat.

These 1000 swing workouts should help!

Mark Reifkind said...


are you going to be deadlifting 3,4 or 5 days a week?I.How long are you going to do PtP and why?Just as a break from ETK?
You should add in swings one day after deads and snatches before on the other day.on swings go for total numbers in lower rep sets or ladders and in snatches you can do max vo2 or a few high rep sets or whatever else you like. then deadlift.