Tuesday, December 03, 2013
I have three days of eating clean down. It hasn't been hard at all since I cooked a bunch this weekend and have been eating mostly the same thing every day.
Breakfast- Egg bake (spinach, sausage, onions, gouda)
Lunch- Turkey cranberry meatballs, mashed sweet potatoes, carrots
Dinner- Chicken burger from Trader Joe's topped with avocado + random veggies.
Dessert- Small square of dark chocolate
I've also been drinking a glass of whole milk everyday. I've never been a big milk drinker, but I bought some for a recipe a few weeks ago and drank the rest and ever since I've been hooked.
I also realized that the inside of my pumpkin recipe is actually Paleo except for the half cup of brown sugar (it's just pumpkin, spices, eggs, and coconut milk). I had some leftover filling this weekend and just baked it by itself and it was delicious. I'm going to try and make it again and cut down on the sugar for a special treat.
I got the new Well Fed cookbook in the mail today and I can't wait to check it out. New cookbooks always get me excited to cook!
As expected, I'm pretty sore from yesterday's strength class. Especially my triceps from the skull crushers. I haven't done those since way before CrossFit when I had a few personal training sessions at the Y!
Monday, December 02, 2013
Oh hi guys. It's been over a month! Oops.
First of all, my weight has continued to creep up. Starting yesterday, I'm back to tracking. I'm currently 175-177. Remember when I was down to 150? Ugh. I'm so disappointed in myself. I know I've gained a lot of muscle since then (it was about 2 years ago, right after I started CF), but all of this is not muscle. My clothes aren't fitting and I'm super frustrated. Right now my goal is 160. I was able to maintain that for a long time. I don't really know what has happened this past year.
Everything is going pretty well on the fitness side of things though! We did the Oly total & Crossfit totals last week. I didn't PR on my Oly lifts (I need to get back to Oly class!), but the Crossfit total went really well!. I PR'd on the press, deadlift, and total (I've been working on some form issues with my squat, so I've been backing off on the weight). I also PR'd the bench press in strength class (104, up from 88 a year ago).
I've been doing strength class for almost 2 months. We started a new cycle today. We did:
Banded deadlift- 5 rep max
Bench Press (wide grip)- 5x5
Skull crushers- 3x12
Weighted lunges- 3x12
Whirly dirleys- 3x12
All stuff I haven't done for a long time. I have a feeling it's going to hurt tomorrow.
I'm also excited because Reebok had a 30% off sale today and my gym matched the discount, so I got to replace my oly shoes. I know what you are thinking, "Why did you have to replace your Oly shoes, Laura? Didn't you just get them in January?" Yes, yes I did. Well a few weeks ago, my husband and my cars were broken into. They stole his guitar.....and my gym bag. Yeah. I don't know why either. Ugh. Luckily they dumped most of my stuff in my neighbor's driveway, so I only lost the bag, the oly shoes, and my jump rope. I wasn't planning on replacing them so soon, but I couldn't pass up that deal!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
On Mondays in strength class, we've been doing squat pyramids. These have been leaving my legs sore for two days. Apparently we are doing the CF total either this or next week. I can't wait to see if I've made any improvement.
This week it was:
We also did Romanian deadlifts and weighted box jumps (5x3). Those freak me out. Rx was 25# in each hand. I didn't think I'd get anywhere near that, but I did 4 of my sets at 20 and one at 25, but I did 2 instead of 3 because I was terrified, but I'm proud I did that many!
On Wednesdays, we bench press. This week we did 8x3 and I did 88#. It was tough!
Then we did pendelay rows (5x5) and another lactate threshold miniWOD:
30 seconds on/30 seconds off for 9 minutes:
-Strict pull-ups (I used bands)
-HSPU or push ups (I did normal push-ups)
-Bent over row
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I decided to start going to strength class again and it's been really fun. I came in the middle of a of a programming cycle, so I don't know exactly what we're doing/why (I should probably ask), but I'm loving it. It's a little different than usual because we've been doing short WODs at the end instead of just lifting.
Today we did:
7x5 Bench press
5x5 weighted pull-ups (strict)
Then the WOD:
30 seconds on, 30 off for 9 minutes:
-Dumbbell press (Rx=25#, I did 20)
-Push-ups (I did a few strict, then wormed the rest)
-Dips (I used a purple band)
I don't remember my scores, but this one BURNED. It was fun though! I just hope tomorrow's WOD doesn't require the use of arms ;)
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I haven't been to Oly class in a couple weeks, but I'm SO GLAD I went this morning!
We started out with snatch balances. If you aren't familiar, a snatch balance is when you start with the bar on your back, dip and drive, lock it out overhead in a partial squat, and ride it down and stand back up. Our coaches' friend Charles, who just happens to be a 2012 OLYMPIAN was there and gave me a lot of pointers. I ended up getting up to 103#.
Next up we did 3 sets of 1 snatch pull + 2 snatches from below the knee, then 3 sets of 1 snatch pull + 1 snatch from below the knee. I recently snatch PRed and I thought it was at 93#. After I did 88# with no problem, I started entering everything we were doing into the app on my phone I use to keep track of stuff. It was then that I realized my PR was 83, not 93, and I had just PRed without even knowing it. I told the girls I was lifting with and they told me 88 had looked super easy and I should definitely try 93, so I did, and bam! No problem! Last month it took me 4 tries to get 83!
We finished off class with snatch pull downs, which is where you do a snatch pull and then go back down very slowly (6 seconds). It is for both strength and drilling the correct positions. we did 5 sets of 2 from 93-113#.
So glad I went today! The Farmer's market can wait until tomorrow!
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