Archive | January, 2012

1/30/2012 – Good Eats

31 Jan

Week 1 is done of my Nutrition Program, where my friend is planning my meals, keeping track of what I eat, and making sure my macro-nutrients are right for my goals. I don’t want to get too excited yet, because it’s still super early, and the love handles and abs flab are still there. But I’ve lost some water weight, and that’s always a good thing. I do want to say that after portioning out my food, I realize that I have been eating too much of one good thing(PROTEIN), and not enough of another(VEGGIES). I’ll probably dive more into what I think I’ve been doing wrong versus what I’ve learned from this program in a later blog post. Anyways, enough about my issues and onto my good eats. 😉

Side Note: Drinking a gallon of water a day feels great! Easy on the weekdays, not so easy on the weekends, but I’m keeping it up. 🙂

After Fight Gone Bad, I was hungry hungry! This is how I kept myself sane for the rest of the day.

6:00AM(S1) – Post workout whey with water and 1 pear. I also had some unsweetened black tea at CoffeWOD.

7:15AM(B) – Same ole same ole…breakfast. Yes, I am having my breakfast after my workout today. After last Wednesday’s WOD, and wanting to barf my breakfast out while doing it, Huong and I decided to go fasted until after the WOD. Tim suggested that having a shake instead of waking up early to eat would be better too, so we’ll see.

12:00PM(L) – Skirt steak salad w/ half an avocado, cucumbers, and an apple. That is the last of my skirt steak. It was so yummy, I’m going to have to make it for the super bowl party.

3:30(S2) – SousVide Supreme Chicken Breast with 1oz of Cashews.

6:15PM(D) – Same dinner as yesterday, pan fried halibut with broccoli and cauliflower. Ended the night with some Yogi Green Tea Kombucha.

Top: Lunch, Bottom Left: Snack 2, Bottom Right: Dinner

1/30/2012 – Fight Gone Bad

30 Jan

Today’s WOD was Fight Gone Bad. If you recall, the last time I did Fight Gone Bad was in September. It was pretty much my first workout back from the pregnancy at CFPA. Here’s what FGB consists of…

3 Rounds

  • Wall Balls(20#/14#)
  • Sumo Deadlift High Pulls(75#/55#)
  • Box Jumps(20″)
  • Push Press(75#/55#)
  • Calorie Row
  • 1 Minute Rest
  • This time, I got all of my wall balls. A few didn’t reach the 10′ target, so I didn’t count them, because I wanted to do this workout RX’d. Starting off with wall balls sort of sucked because that is my weakest station. After getting close to 20 reps in the first round, I could barely muster up 15 reps in the other two rounds. Everything else just seemed hard. I couldn’t get a good set of SDHP in, where I just tap and go. Gotta practice these a bit more. But, I’m happy to say that I definitely beat my old score of 176.

    Results: 214 reps RX’d

    1/29/2012 – Good Eats

    30 Jan

    Sunday is rest day, but it sure didn’t seem like it. I rushed to the Campbell Farmer’s market to get back in time for hubby to go get a new water heater. Yes, our water heater started leaking on Friday, and it was time to get it fixed. I hate these unexpected expenses, but it’s all part of owning a home right? BLEH.

    Anyways, I spent the morning making my breakfast for the entire week and playing with the kiddies.

    8:00AM(B) – 4 egg whites with mushroom and spinach. I sauteed 4oz of GrassFed Beef instead of 2oz. I completely forgot that she put 60 grams(equivalent to 2.1). Oh well. I ate it all, with a side of Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin Bread and 1/2 tablesppon of Justin’s Natural Classic Almond Butter

    12:00PM(L) – Skirt steak salad with half an avocado, cucumbers and 1 apple.

    3:00PM(S1) – 4oz of SousVide Supreme Chicken Breast w/ 1oz of Dry Roasted Macadamias With Sea Salt. Good stuff!

    Went to the Japanese Market to get me some salon sashimi for lunch. Hopefully it taste as good as the one I got at the restaurant last week.

    6:00PM(D) – I picked up some halibut at Costco the other day, so that’s what I’ll be having for dinner most of the week. I also got other pieces of frozen fish from Trader Joe’s. We’ll see how I can change it up. I seasoned the Halibut with Northwoods Seasoning and pan fried it in a bit of Grassfed Organic Ghee. What a surprise that I didn’t use any broccoli tonight for a side. Just sauteed cabbage and roasted cauliflower.

    Top: Skirt Steak Salad, Bottom: Halibut with Cabbage and Cauliflower

    That’s it folks. I skipped the Yogi Green Tea Kombucha because I went to bed EARLY!

    1/28/2012 – Good Eats

    29 Jan

    I was able to sneak out of the house and get a 3 mile run in at 6AM. I think it’s a little less than 3 miles, but I’ll take it. Nothing fast, nothing slow, just a good sweat on. Today’s going to be a test in my “diet” because I know I munch aimlessly when I’m not being super strict.

    7:10(S1) – PWO Whey Protein with water

    8:10(B) – Breakfast was good old egg whites with spinach, mushroom, and 4oz of GrassFed Ground Beef
    Update: Woops, just realized the beef should of been 2.1oz instead of 4. I don’t it will really mess me up, but we’ll see!
    11:50(L) – Salmon salad with half an avocado. No apple today. No fruit period, today.

    2:15(S2) – 4oz of Sous Vide Supreme Chicken breast marinated in Fox Point Seasoning with 1oz of Macadamia Nuts. I didn’t have cashews here, and for the exchange list, mac nuts were good.

    6:00(D) – 4oz of Ruffy fillet with sauteed red cabbage and broccoli. I didn’t have any cauliflower left, so I subbed with cabbage.

    Here’s a combined picture of my good eats!

    Very hard not to snack at night. All I did was sip on my Kombucha Green Tea.

    1/27/2012 – Good Eats

    28 Jan

    3:50AM(B) – I only ate half of my breakfast this morning which was 4 eggs whites with mushrooms and spinach, and 1/2 tablespoon of Justin’s Natural Classic Almond Butter. I cut out the slice of Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin and didn’t eat all the eggs. I guess I’m going completely Paleo today. 🙂

    6:10AM(S1)- SFH PWO Whey Protein with water and 1 barlett pear.

    11:15AM(L) – Skirt steak so good with mixed greens, avocado, and an apple!!!! I was hungry!

    2:40(S2) – chicken Brest with cashew, and iced black tea from starbeezy.

    6:15(D) – I bought some Ruffy fish from the frozen section of Trader Joe’s. I didn’t defrost it beforehand, so I dropped it in the SousVide Supreme for an hour. I then pan fried it with a bit of ghee.

    I paired it with broccoli and red cabbage. I was suppose to have cauliflower instead but didn’t have time to prepare it, so I stuck with what was left in the fridge.

    I had some Yogi Green Tea Kombucha before the night ended.

    Have a great weekend peeps!

    1/27/2012 – Friday’s WOD

    27 Jan

    I sure am sore this week. Shoulders and chest. I love it! 🙂

    Today we got to work on Handstand Push Ups. I’ve never done HSPUs rx’d in a WOD before, so this year I’m hoping to get there. I was able to get 2 HSPUs today with 1 ab-mat underneath. I still think I need to work on depth a bit, so Jackie and I adjusted the jet pack to use two blue bands instead of 1 green and 1 blue. A bit more difficult, but I was still able to crank out 5.

    Here was our WOD:

    4 Rounds For Time:

  • 10 Hang Power Cleans(135/95)
  • 240m Run
  • 10 Burpees
  • I used 73# for the hang power cleans. I know I should start to up my weight a bit, maybe try 78# or 83#, but I got a bit nervous, so I stuck with the comfort zone of 73#. I got through the first round pretty fast, but then the HPCs broke up into 2 sets of 5s after the 1st round. I thought the burpees would be tough, but Tim was right, it was just 10, and I did them unbroken. Just not fast enough.

    Result: 11:32

    It was definitely a good week. A slow tempo run is in store for tomorrow. Let’s see how hard or easy it is to stick to the nutrition plan when I’m not busy at work and have social events to go to.

    1/26/2012 – Good Eats & HIIT on Treadmill

    27 Jan

    I got to work at 5:30 today to do a interval run on the treadmill. I was very tempted to do the mainsite CrossFit WOD today with two other guys, but stopped myself. It was 8 intervals of 400m sprint with a 90 seconds rest. I knew I would get pushed hard if I did that, but I wanted to keep today’s workout low on intensity just so I have enough energy for tomorrow’s WOD at CFPA.

    I got today’s interval workout from OneFitFoodie, and modified the second half a bit because I was burnt out! I haven’t ran in a VERY LONG TIME. At least not for that long. I want to start incorporating 5Ks, HIIT Treadmill, and sprints into the week, to get my endurance back. I warmed up by walking for 10 minutes, did the HIIT workout for 30, and then cooled down on the elliptical for 10. Simple and back to basics.

    7:00AM(S1) – SFH PWO Whey Protein with water

    8:00AM(B) – Same breakfast as yesterday, 4 eggs whites with GrassFed Gound Beef, mushrooms, and spinach. 1/2 tablespoon of Justin’s Natural Classic Almond Butter. I have the little packets at work because it’s easier to store in my drawers, but at home, I have the regular Justin jars. It’s probably the best almond butter out there, but can be a little pricey. Way worth it though!!

    11:50AM(L) – Sous Vide GrassFed Sirloin Tip Steak with mixed greens, half an avocado, and cucumber. No fruit today.

    2:55(S2) – Sous Vide Chicken Breast with 1oz raw cashews. I think the best way to make chicken is either through the SousVide Supreme or Slow Cooker. I’ve never had much like with chicken breast in the oven or on the grill, because I always tend to overcook the outside and under cook the inside. With the SousVide Supreme, the chicken comes out soft and is not overcooked or undercooked. You can sear it on a grill pan or not, depends on how you like it. I’ll probably won’t cook chicken any other way again. With the Slow Cooker, I can season the chicken liberally with salt and pepper, and just dump the entire chicken in there and let it cook for 5-6 hours. You’ll have one delicious chicken that takes literally NO TIME to cook. 😉

    I’ve almost hit a gallon of water already and my day isn’t over yet. I could easily drink 2 more liters once I get home, I just forget to actually do it.

    6:00PM(D) – Nothing has changed for dinner. I didn’t have to cook it up because I pan fried the Tilapia yesterday. Still yummy stuff, but my hubby’s skirt steak looked even better. 😉

    Hubs steak on top, my dinner on bottom

    Sipped on some Yogi Green Tea Kombucha, and it was good. Wished I had something to munch on, but NO NO NO NO NO. No to mindless eating.