Thursday, January 12, 2012

Back on the Wagon

I fell off the wagon for a few days and got 0 points for 3 days in a row- AAAAAAARGH! (1 point is for eating clean, 1 point is for activity). After two very tough WODs at Crossfit Brigade I'm happy to say that I'm back on the clean food and activity wagon. And boy, am I sore!

Tuesday's workout was
Warmup: Run, Row or DU for 2 Minutes, then 2×10 of PVC Shoulder Dislocations/OHS/Push-Ups, then 5 Wall Runs. Grab your wall-ball for some woodchoppers, ball slams & half moons to complete our warmup.

Work: For time: 21-15-9 reps each of:

Turkish get-ups (8kg)/Wall-Balls (14kg)/OH Lunges (15kg plate overhead)/Burpees

Bonus: Practice the Bear Complex with a light weight bar focusing on form & technique+

My time for the WOD/work was: 21:01. I was happy with that. I did 14 kilo wall balls (but couldn’t get them as high as I wanted every single time).
My legs were so sore I almost fell down the steps outside!

Wednesday's workout was another toughie. I almost didn't go because of my soreness, but I'm glad I did. It felt like a great accomplishment. I went to the 5:30pm WOD, which as packed! It was a great motivator to have lots of support while people were waiting for their turn at the WOD.
We did 3 rounds of 21 thrusters (RX weight of 25kg), 14 pull-ups (black band) and 14 dips (on bars with green band). I got 15 something, I think.

I ate clean both Tuesday and Wednesday- WHOO HOO!- and cravings weren't really there!

Today- Thursday- is Day 11. I'm sore, but I'm proud of myself for how far I have come. I've got 12 points before racking up today's points- planning to add 2 for today!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Many Colorful Dishes

Yesterday's breakfast was 2 eggs plus 1 egg white scrambled, spinach, and some sweet potato. It is beautiful! Combined with my blue plate, it is a 4-color meal. Thinking another cool goal during this challenge would be to get as many colors as possible onto my plate.

For lunch I had the never-ending chicken and spinach soup, but added more spinach and chicken sausage to it. I also had a salad with oil and vinegar.

This afternoon, my kindergartner and I made meatloaf. We used a recipe from the Everyday Paleo cookbook. I hope the family likes it. That's a lot of meat!

Ok... dinner was great! Except... my kids didn't touch their meatloaf or sweet potatoes. GRRRRRRR I thought that having them really involved in the making of dinner would help, but alas... it did not.

Here was dinner: meatloaf, salad, mashed sweet potatoes with ginger and cinnamon. I had an extra helping of meatloaf, sweet potatoes and salad. I just couldn't get full! I also had a frozen banana cut up in a bowl for dessert. It was a good way to have a sweet! Rest of family had corn on the cob, too.

Today's activity was Yoga with Rodney Yee on DVD. Picture this: kids were building with legos all around my mat, and crawling through my backbend and downward dog tunnel and jumping on my child's pose. Not my most relaxing yoga experience. I was also fielding questions from my 3 year old, Jack, the entire time- "Why are you laying down, Mamma?, Why are you doing that?, Why is his belly out? (Rodney Yee only had shorts on)" My daughter asked, "Why is he only wearing underwear?" I hope to be back to Crossfit soon!

Getting the "Goat"

Besides the food challenge, I'm also working towards being able to complete a pull-up. I started adding in some pull-up training in addition to the WOD at Crossfit Brigade. In the book, Everyday Paleo, Sarah Fragoso outlines how to work toward that pull-up. I'm doing chin-above-bar holds for 5-10 secs and then slowly lowering to straight arms. I'm trying to fit this in a few days a week.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


Well, I started doing Crossfit at the beginning of October and so far I've felt more energy, improved sleep, and better-fitting clothes! I decided to do the Paleo Challenge with Box 626 (Crossfit Brigade). Officially, the start date was Jan. 2, but I thought it was Jan. 1. The thought that I sat at our friends', The Summerlins, dining room table thinking that I couldn't have any of the chocolate sitting out when I really COULD HAVE is killing me!! Oh well. I guess I'm a day ahead. So, here it goes... no sugars, complex carbs, no processed foods, no grains, no alcohol. I'm also nixing dairy.

Jan. 2 went a little like this:
slept in
Breakfast: eggs & spinach
Lunch: egg whites & butternut squash
Snack: orange & almonds
Dinner: chicken & spinach soup, salad with oil and vinegar dressing
Snack: strawberries, almonds, shredded coconut

Lots of hot tea peppered throughout the day trying to stave off hunger!! I even made my family blueberry cheesecake muffins and didn't even try one. Of course, my kids wanted buttered toast and pasta all day, so I prepared those, too. AAAGH! It was so in my face all day! I was proud of myself for not having any of it. I even spit out some pasta that I truly accidentally ate while testing my son's bowl of soup for hotness.
I also drank 8 glasses of water, which is a goal of mine to do everyday. It's a difficult one for me, but I know it's good for me to do.