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!