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NY trip= good family time, bad for tummy :(

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Wow, October already!

Today, like most days I turn to SP and blogging, I feel like crap. We just spent 5 days with bf's big Italian family in NY state. Lots of driving, lots of junk food, not a veggie in sight. It was hard and I had a perma-tummy ache. I slept until 11am every day, which is super odd for me who wakes up at 5 for work. Bf's parents graciously let us make ourselves at home, and his mom bought bacon and eggs just for us (they are cereal eaters). However, save for the bag of baby carrots, I didn't have one single veggie all week. We did have corn with our steaks one night, but corn isn't a vegetable. Of course I didn't say anything, they tried. I just ate a bite or two and moved on. I had homemade pasta for the first time, and it was good, but I'm still sluggish from the gluten overload. I haven't had a proper workout in 7 days!!! It's tough to travel Paleo!!

Those are the negatives, but there have also been some positives since I last logged on. His entire family seemed to like me. And his daughter and I hung out the whole time. She's super cute, we're buds now. Bf bragged about my cooking the entire trip. We went to a wedding and I wore a cute LBD that looked amazing and we had a good time. I slow danced with the bf for the first time (not including our living room). I saw Niagara Falls. Yesterday when I didn't feel like taking a fitness class, I went outside and worked on my pullup.. and I got my kipping pullup!! I can only do one before I have to drop, adjust my grip, and kip again but I did it about 20 times! I'm ecstatic that I can get my chin above the bar without a band now. It's not something I would WOD with, it definitely needs more work, but I still did something I've never been able to do in 27 years! I'm so proud of my calluses :)

We didn't get back in time to go to the grocery store, and we missed the farmers market this week. So I'm just kinda winging dinners. Last night I cooked some of the winter squash that was displayed on the mantle. Yep, I've resorted to eating fall decor. We had some delicious chicken squash "alfredo". The noodles are spaghetti squash and the sauce is acorn squash cooked with coconut milk and italian spices. Top it with some chicken thighs.. nom. It was supposed to also have bacon for a carbonara effect, but alas we had none. I have no idea what I'll make for tonight's dinner.

Did I tell you guys about my Crossfit shoes?? No??

When I took foundations, Coach Lindsay said instead of paying for the classes I should put that money towards some lifting shoes since my ankle flexibility doesn't let me squat properly in barefoot shoes (see my blog "Paper Plates and Squat Suck"). Barefoot shoes have a 0mm drop, meaning your heel and toe are level in the shoe. Lifting shoes have a slight heel so you can really bare down on your heels. My squats are actually pretty when I wear them. They're coming TODAY!! I'll be a real CrossFit girl!! If that doesn't motivate me to get back in the gym, I don't know what will.


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LOLATURTLE 10/3/2013 3:13PM

    Hahahahaha, sounds like visiting my inlaws. There's always at least salad, but I refer to their house as the House Of Carbs.

Glad you're back and feeling better! And otherwise had a good trip!

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HFAYE81 10/3/2013 9:56AM

    MMMMM that alfredo sounds delicious! Glad his family liked you emoticon

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SDLEE514 10/3/2013 9:43AM

    Resorting to eating fall décor-ha! love it. the "alfredo" sounds amazing! thanks for sharing

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BLUENOSE63 10/2/2013 6:49PM

  I am really impressed you can hang off a pole that way (reference to your picture). Oh well you didn't eat that well but still made a lot of life wins as I call them. BFs daughter likes you, his family likes you, you rocked a black dress etc. Who cares if you overate....think of it as taking one for the team.

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144AUTUMN 10/2/2013 5:44PM

  Today's a new day, you can do it!!

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CLRWILLIAMS25 10/2/2013 5:42PM

    I can definitely relate with the Italian family and zero vegetables, except I grew up with them, and didn't date/marry into it! Your tummy ache and late morning are definitely proof to yourself that paleo works for you and makes you feel better. Hope you get back into your routine soon and start to feel better once you get some healthy food in!

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