Saturday, February 23, 2013

back from hiatus

We went to Ireland, then had PTC, then got busy planning for....our wedding!  We got engaged in Ireland in the town of Kilkenny.  It was a surprise and I'm pretty sure I am the luckiest girl in the world!

So back to blogging, to myself, since no one reads this anyways! 

A few things coming up:

  • Must find a house.  I really, really want to have a house by summer.  Actually it is now a need.  And as much as I love The Captain, I am starting to lose my patience with the search for his "perfect" house.
  • Plan a wedding that we are essentially paying for.  My mother, who has always been incredibly frugal and not one for celebrating, informed me that she is giving us $2,000 for our wedding.  Now, I don't want to sound ungrateful, and I have never wanted an over-the-top wedding, but I thought I'd have about $5,000 to work with. 
  • Complete the Whole 30.  In an effort to reduce pain in my joints I'm hoping by cutting out most foods I can figure out what in the hell is causing all my joint pain.  Then I can start running again.  And then reach my goal of losing 15 pounds by June.
more to come.....

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Today we did Loredo.  It was a great workout.  I need to remember it for globo days


24 walking lunges
24 push-ups
24 air squats
2.5 min cardio

I finished in 35:01
On Tuesday I did a crossfit workout.  Don't remember which one.

Yesterday I ran 1.2 miles.  My feet felt pretty good.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013


power snatch:

clean & jerk:
35/3 +2
55/2 +1
60.5/2 +1 x 2

snatch high pull
46/3 x 4

front squats
86/3 x  2

lunge bar b/t leg
3 x 4

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today I did the filthy 50 at LPD.  Except we only did 25.  Great workout, I finished in 19:17.  Whoo Hoo!  I felt strong.  If only the belly flab would go away.  I guess the mac-n-cheese I'm about to eat could be part of that problem...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I need to remember how good working out feels after I'm done.  Did not want to go again.  Once I was there, it felt great.  Now that I'm home I'm once again in a great mood and feel tired and my muscles are a little sore.  Both are great feelings!


Run 15 min (about 1.5 miles) 
every 5 minutes I did 10 push-ups
spin 15


I felt really good running but my right ankle started to get a little sore so I switched to the bike.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Today was one of those days where I DID NOT want to work out.  I went just to go.  But now as I type  this my legs are a bit sore and I am in a much better mood than I was earlier.


21-15-9 push press

30 min spin

Friday, January 11, 2013

12 minute run

Today I ran for the first time in 7 weeks.  I took time off because my PF was so bad that my both of my feet and ankles hurt all the time (ironically, unless I was running).  My last long run was a 42 minute 4 miler that felt really, really good.

So the bottom of my feet feel better, my ankles are still a bit sore in the morning but I just couldn't keep off them anymore.  Today I ran for 12 minutes.  My cardio is still good, we'll see how my feet are tomorrow.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I took two days off.  I've been really tired the last two days and I wanted to hang out with the Captain.

Today I went to the station and we did IMCF.


box jumps
air squats
wall balls (10lbs)

My time was 10:48.

The workout felt great, but I think I'm getting sick.  I'm feeling a little off now.

Monday, January 7, 2013

last night I made chicken "fried rice" with cauliflower as the rice.  It was pretty darn good.  Tonight I made shepards pie with cauliflower as the mashed potatoes.  It was ok, the captain liked it. 

Honestly I really wanted pizza.  But I feel to good to go there. 
Warm up

10x3 weighted squats
10x3 one-legged weighted lunges

30 min starimaster level 8 fat burner

One week eating mostly paleo and I feel great.  More energy, I'm sleeping better I feel happier.  I have yet to get on a scale, I don't want it to bring me down if I haven't lost any weight.  I'll wait a few more weeks.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

I'm almost finished with my friends' baby quilt.  I appliqued on the back of this one, I think it turned out great.  I'll be doing more applique in the future.

I have also started the hardcore primal eating.  I was a bit lightheaded yesterday evening, not hungry but I think it was lack of carbs.  This morning I made jicima home fries.  They looked just liked potatoes, I wanted to love them, they were just okay.  I think I was just really wanting that potato taste.  More updates as I make more recipes.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

I had a great workout at HRF today.


20 walking lunges w/ 12 lb med ball
20 air lunges w/ 12 lb med ball
10 pull ups w/ 14 assistance
10 dips w/ 12 assistance

Modified Fran:
19 barbell thrusters w/ 40 lb bar
19 push-ups
15 barbell thrusters w/ 40 lb bar
15 push-ups
11 barbell thrusters w/ 40 lb bar
11 push-ups


30 min spin bike.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Today I did 3 rounds for 10:

walking lunges with 8lb med ball over head
air squats with 8 lb med ball front extended
pull-ups with "16" assistance
dips with "14" assistance

Then I rode the spin bike for about 20 minutes.

I think I will increase the weight and reduce the reps and have the above be my daily warm-up.  I need to hit all those areas every day but then focus on more a Xfit workout.  While I was spinning, I was watching the people on the floor doing the machines.  They weren't even exerting any energy, just sitting there looking completely bored moving (insert body part) in one direction.  What a joke.