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Thursday “Hurt” Day

In CrossFit, exercise, Fitness, Food, Life, Running on September 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm

My workout this morning was p.a.i.n.f.u.l. – my arms are still jello, three hours later.

Thursday WOD

Ouch. My biceps and quads hate me. I actually just calculated that, just this week, I’ve done 550 squats. No pain, no gain – or so they say.

Anyways, what I’m eating:

Pre-workout: Vitalyte/water, banana. I just can’t eat a lot before I workout.

Anybody else love this stuff? I actually love the Tri-phase endurance one the best!

Post-workout: Still loving my new coffee/protein shake. 2 CLA & 2 fish oil pills.

Best little blender for my coffee and protein.

And I have to make mention of my Cowboys last night. I’m a huge Jason Witten fan (Tennessee, holla) anyways, I’d be lying if there wasn’t a lot of happy dancing last night. Always good to beat a conference rival. Go ‘Boys!

#82

We are full fledge in to deployment mode and Sophie has started counting down the days until her Dada is home. She is excited every morning to put a new sticker on her calendar.

Counting down the days…

I’ll be sure to show progress. I’ve got one more workout to get through and a run, so I’m out. Happy almost Friday ya’ll!

 

 

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Snack Smart

In CrossFit, exercise, Fitness, Food on September 2, 2012 at 9:53 pm

It’s hard to eat healthy on a whim. Eating clean and healthy does take some time, planning, & effort. The good thing is, practice makes perfect. The more you start planning and incorporating better options in to your diet, it gets easier.

Where I think some people go wrong (and I know, because I’m one of them) is snacking. Whether it’s vending machines at work, or that drive-thru McDonald’s sundae (raising hand)…there are PLENTY of unhealthy options that we don’t have to think about, right at our fingertips. Most, full of processed junk. I’m not going to lie and say I NEVER eat junk, because sometimes I just can’t help my sweet tooth and don’t get me started on Cheetos.

But I’ve found if I plan ahead for my week/meals and have easy grab’n’go choices, I’m much less likely to think about the unhealthy, processed snacks.

What I’ve found works for me is keeping my snacks below 200 calories and trying to snack only when I feel slightly hungry. I’ve found this also helps control the servings in my meals and powers me through afternoon workouts.

A few of my favorite bars.

Tortilla chips/salsa, almonds, and cheese sticks are some over favorites.

When I want something sweet and delicious!

Other foods not pictured:

  • Deli turkey
  • Hard boiled egg
  • Fruits/veggies – small apples,banana,mandarin oranges (my favs)
  • Apple sauce (watch the sugar though)

These snacks will help keep you on the right track each day. Don’t forget to WRITE what you eat down. It will keep you accountable and help you make adjustments.

My workout for today:

I only used 30 lbs overhead. Still TOUGH!

My new favorite Brooks running shorts! Now get to sweatin’!

Friday Sweat Session

In CrossFit, exercise, Fitness, Life on September 1, 2012 at 3:44 am

WOD

Friday’s are always the HARDEST day for me to work out. During marathon training, it was my rest day. But since I’m not logging insane weekend miles, I’m back to working out. I mentioned in my last post about The Blonde Ponytail and how I love her CrossFit inspired workouts. Check out her blog! It took me about 20 minutes to knock out the above workout but it was awesome! The thrusters and plank toe taps were brutal. Definitely had to break a couple times. I only did it once, once was enough! I did some dynamic stretching before I started.

That’s what I think about it…

After that intense 20 minutes, I met the hubby and child at the playground for some family fun time!

Sliding

Sorry for the terrible lighting…

It’s bedtime for Sophie and that means bike trainer time for me. Let’s knock out an hour of cardio. Hope you got active today!

 

CrossFit WOD

In CrossFit, endurance, exercise, Fitness, Running on August 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

Thanks to Jess @ Blonde Ponytail for kicking my booty. She doesn’t even know it, but she’s MY trainer. 😉 I love her workouts that she posts and especially her CrossFIT WOD. They are seriously butt-kicking and heart-pumping.

My assignment:

5 rounds [for time]:

200M run/sprint – 15 burpees – 15 plank jacks – 15 hand-release push ups – 15 prisoner squats w/ knee tuck

I did an easy 200M jog, a few minutes of dynamic stretching and then busted those 5 rounds out. It took me 21 minutes because I’m slow and hate burpees. I made sure I sprinted those 200M, so I got some speed work in as well.

Go SWEAT!

Post workout.

You’ve got 24 hours, can you spare 30 minutes to being active? Resting up for my 5 miler on the beach tonight. Have a great weekend!!

 

Crossfit-esque.

In exercise, Fitness on August 24, 2012 at 2:36 am

Today’s workouts.

10 burpees – 15 pushups – 20 plank toe taps – 25 scissor kicks – 30 squats. 

4 rounds.

I forgot to time it, but I’m guessing roughly 20 minutes with a few rests in between. So that’s 40 burpees, 50 pushups (because I got tired and my form was slipping), 80 plank toe taps, 100 scissor kicks, 120 squats.

Then I hopped on my bike trainer for 30 minutes to bust out some intervals. Not going to lie, my legs were super shaky.

Intervals playlist:

Warm-up: “As Long As You Love Me” – Justin Bieber (don’t hate)

“Hot in Herre” – Nelly

“How Low” – Ludacris

“Chop Me Up” – Justin Timberlake

“Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster the People

“Whistle” – Flo Rida

“Dani California” – Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Written in the Stars” – Tinie Tempah

“Runaway Baby” – Bruno Mars

“Scream” – Usher

“Wide Awake” – Katy Perry

Cool down: “Drunk On You” – Luke Bryan

Hope you found time to sweat profusely be active today!

The difference in 2 years!

In exercise, Weight loss on June 14, 2011 at 2:43 am

 The above picture was taken in April 2009. I was the heaviest I had ever been. And I know some people might say, well I wasn’t that big, and I wasn’t…but I had gained 60lbs since getting married. This was a few months before getting pregnant. I was d-e-t-e-r-m-i-n-e-d to lose every last pound (well, most of it).

June 2011. I am down 50 lbs exactly. I have tri-ceps!!! Who would’ve thought those would ever show?? ha ha.