Monday, November 5, 2012

The switch!

Hey loyal followers! I have switched over to Wordpress! (after taking enough crap from fellow bloggers! haha) Anyway, it's easy to find me....

Head over there and check out my latest post and a NEW RECIPE!!!! Om nom nom!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fit Friday-Recap!

First of all, thanks to everyone that wished my tummy better! I broke down and bought some crackers last night...nibbled on them before my workout and then killed my workout! Truly had a great night at the gym!

(Now, I refer to these crackers as my secret weapon)

Speaking of workouts...It's time to recap the week!

1 Rep Max Overhead Squats from a rack
I got 125#! 

Tuesday: “Hope”

Three rounds of:
75 pound Power snatch
Box jump, 24" box
75 pound Thruster
Chest to bar Pull-ups
("Hope" has the same format as Fight Gone Bad...1 minute each for the 5 movements, no rest, then 1 minute rest in between each round. Calculate your total number of reps)

BTW- there was NO scaling for this WOD, so guys and gals did the same weight for RX. Holy cow, was it rough!

Wednesday: National Paleo Tribute WOD

25 min AMRAP (as many REPS as possible for this one)
25 cal Row
100 double unders
80 Kettle Bell Swings 35  
100 squats
60 push ups
100 double unders
40 abmat situps
100 Walking lunges
20 burpees

I struggled with the double-unders, especially right after rowing and push-ups! BUT I GOT THEM! And guess what? Last night I strung together about 20! When I got into a rhythm, I started screeching loudly and yelled "Look I'm doing it!!!!!!", I was just a little excited.

My arms and thighs (and KNEE) are striped with whip marks...ouch.

Thursday:Competitors/Advanced Class
WOD #1
Overhead Squats (75#)

3x3x3x1x1 Bench Press (95, 100, 105, 110, 115)
3 Power Cleans (105)
10 lateral bar jumps
(after each round of bench, do the power cleans and jumps)

WOD #3
5 rounds:
6 Deadlifts (185#)
6 dumbbell snatches each arm (45#)

Rest day!!!!!! I wanted to get up for the 6am class, but when my alarm went off, I immediately felt the pain of Thursday night's WODs!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tummy Aches and Pancakes!

How was everyone's Halloween?! I didn't go Trick-or-Treating or pass out candy, or even eat candy! I did go to the movies and avoided all of the sugar and saw Perk of Being a Wallflower (loved it! cried! definitely felt homesick seeing my favorite views of Pittsburgh throughout it)

I did wear a costume to CrossFit and work though! (Me on the left!) I was an angel! We did a challenge WOD for the Lurong challenge, it included rowing, double unders, sit-ups, lunges...and more. I was doing well keeping the costume on, but then my jump rope got stuck in my wings and I ripped the whole costume off, hulk style. No not really....Just the wings and halo.

This is what I wore to work on Halloween!
This has nothing to do with Halloween...but be jealous, I ate this on Tuesday...Mmmm Mickey Coconut pancakes!

Whine time!

(things going on in my life, let me know if you have any suggestions!)

Let talk workouts and discouragement. I haven't felt like I've "killed a workout" lately. Aside from my OHS PR on Monday, I haven't really felt good about a WOD. (Did I get a good workout? yes...Am I getting stronger? yes...I can do pull-up with a smaller band and soon I'll be able to kip...I feel it!) but something is holding me back! AAhhh stupid head...

Have you ever finished a workout and thought, "I could have gone harder/faster"? It's a terrible feeling.

Unfortunately, I realized last night that the smell of chocolate protein powder makes me EXTREMELY nauseated...I can't even be in the same apartment as it after it's already been drank (drunk?) and the container rinsed out. It's awful. I gag and curl up into fetal position and rock back and forth (truly not exaggerating, here). All I wanted was some saltine crackers...but guess what? They aren't paleo and I don't need to lose anymore points on this diet challenge! Paleo followers-- what do you do when you have an upset stomach??

Spearkin of upset stomachs...after this challenge, I am thinking I might alter my diet (*gasp*). I know, I know....I love paleo, and I will continue following the basic rules of it (still not going to eat gluten or processd foods/sugars) but something isn't right. I'm not doing something right. I've felt nauseated and tired too often in the past few weeks. I either have NO appetite or I'm a starvin' Marvin! So, research is being done! More to come as it's discovered :)

Wish me luck (or drive?) tonight! It's competitors class time which is always a guaranteed killer workout!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween Playlist

I love holidays and even though I am already listening to Christmas music, I do realize we haven't finished celebrating Halloween, yet. I am in the process of perfecting a playlist for CrossFit tomorrow. (Yes, I will be dressed up in some kind of be determined tonight) This is the playlist so far! Unfortunately, the one song I really want is not on Spotify, but YouTube came to the rescue!

By the way, I live in upstate NY and Sandy was supposedly coming right at us...I had electric and even my plant outside on my deck (that typically falls over in a rainstorm) was still standing upright. All good up here!

Yesterday was Overhead Squats, 1 rep max. I PR'd and did 125#!!!! I struggled so much getting the weight overhead with a wide grip...I can push press much more!...anyone have a suggestion for that?

P.S.- I've updated my site a bit! Check out product reviews :)

Have a good Halloween tomorrow!!

Monday, October 29, 2012


Did you know that Saturday (Oct 27th) was National Pumpkin Day?! Yes, an actual holiday dedicated to pumpkin. I didn't realize this until late Saturday evening, so I decided to celebrate on Sunday.

 Sunday morning, I made Paleo Pumpkin Bread...then turned that into french toast for Matt and I (#gfoftheyrcontender) with roasted acorn squash and bacon!
Has anyone ever tried Trader Joes Nitrate free ends and pieces bacon? Its thick cut and delicious...Omnomnom.
 Then I gutted and cut my ginormous pumpkin. Sadly, it was too thick to carve with cute designs, so I free-handed it!

Then I roasted the pumpkin seeds with some cinnamon! Mmmm. And that concludes the pumpkin-ful celebration.

Friday night Matt and I dressed up and actually went out for Halloween.
Any guess as to what we were? Cheap...yes, we were extremely cheap. I wear that outfit almost everyday, it's called going to CrossFit. BUT we taped "Froning" and Thorisdottir" on our backs and threw on some medals and suddenly became the "World's Fittest Couple"

Saturday morning (killer) Workout:
10 Rounds
10 pull-ups
10 front squats 135#/105#
10 burpees

My back wasn't doing to well, so I did back squats instead of front squats and only 95#. After we did this, we set up to lead the Saturday morning class, when Joy, the owner dropped in and told us "Oh that weight is way too heavy!"...oh really? Poor Matt made it through the whole thing at 135# though! 
We had a full house and it was a beautiful day! Everyone did really awesome! 

Do you workout on weekends? or use it for a rest? Let me know!

Friday, October 26, 2012

I want Candy!

Yes it is. Finally. I'm excited, Matt and I actually have plans to join the world of after dark partiers this weekend. It is pre-Halloween weekend! We still won't be getting crazy or anything...but this is a big deal, we won't be in bed by 10 pm! (well, that is still a possibility because one party does start at 7pm)

Sometimes I fear my life revolves around my workouts too much, but I enjoy it so much that truthfully, I don't feel like I miss out on things by sleeping instead of going out!

Last night was advanced/competitors class at CrossFit. We did FOUR WODS!
1) 1000m row
2) Lurong Living Paleo Challenge WOD #4
          12min AMRAP
          30 burpee box jumps (24in box)
          30 overhead squats (80#)
          30 toes to bar
         10 muscle-ups or 40 pullups/40 ringdips
         **I completed the first 90 movements in 12 minutes...yeah that was rough.

3) 10! Deadlifts (165#) and pushups
     (10! means 10 reps, then 9, then 8...down to 1 alternating between DLs and pushups)
4)8min AMRAP
  On the minute 3 handstand pushups, then as many front squats as possible at 105#

I'm exhausted. BUT post workout dinner was at Chipotle!
Omnomnomnomnom. I look bald...darn workout hair!

Have a fantastic weekend everyone! Get crazy, celebrate Halloween, sleep? Just have fun!

BTW tumblr is down....oks like I actually have to work instead of look at pictures of people working out and saying funny things...ugh!

P.S.- Sometimes I can't think of post whatever pops in my head gets written. Right now, I want reeses and almond joy...and Andersons (local candy from my hometown). :)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Why I Need to Take a New Route to Work

When you fall off track with your Paleo diet and try to WOD…

I love this movie...and I know how he feels. This was me this week after my cheats last weekend!

Ok, back to blogging. I walk to work most days (If it's raining I might drive just because I'd rather not deal with frizzy hair and soggy's a good 15 minute walk!) This week, twice I dealt with Creepy McCreepsters hitting on me. No, you do NOT NEED to know my name, and I truly don't care that you don't bite, I'm going to ignore you. I don't care if people think I'm rude, I'd rather not get raped on my walk in, thanks. 

So this happens at least once a week, but to add to the fun, I have had 2 black cats cross my path. They come from who know where and completely intersect my path leaving me know choice but to deal with the consequences. (I'm totally not superstitious at all) Today, I had 6 crows flying around me. I think It's time to change routes.

Ok enough of my mini rant!

I haven't had time to post any new recipes, but I will tell you about my new favorite breakfast! I don't have much time to prepare things, so the microwave is my bff. Lately, I've been taking 2-3 eggs, beating them together with 1/4 cup of mushed fruit (ie: mushed banana, applesauce, or pumpkin puree), 1 tbsp flax meal, and 2 tbsp shredded coconut, microwave for 2:30, then stir up with a bit of agave. Its like sweet scrambled eggs! So easy and fast and yummy!

I can't wait to show you guys my Halloween costume(s). I think I have least. One is for this Friday night for a party in a local park, one is for wearing to CrossFit, and one is for Wednesday trivia night!

Yetserday's workout was a fun one. We worked in partners to complete 7 rounds (each) of 250m row, 7 toes 2 bar, and 7 sumo deadlift high pulls. I kept my rowing times under 1:55/500m (so I finished the 250m in under a min!)
My battle wound proving I actually kept the bar against my body! yay for proper form and cold weather to cover it!

Finally, check this out...
It's GINORMOUS! It should last me forever. My mumma sent it to me. Good thing, I was low on coconut oil and funds :)