Archive | June, 2012

06/29/2012 – Good Eats

29 Jun

Here’s a quick recap of how I fueled my Friday.

For breakfast I had an egg white omelet with veggies, sweet potato, and 1 cup of blueberries.

For lunch was a smoked white fish that I got at Costco with black beans and veggies

I ate more fish than was on the plate. I know…bad

Around 4, I had my third meal which was pork belly(picked off the fat) with veggies.

Dinner was paleo stix plus 2 drumsticks with veggies and macadamia nuts.

06/29/2012 – Friday’s Workout

29 Jun

Aaah today’s workouts were fun, but I couldn’t go full force because of my elbow. I definitely held back on intensity, and maybe should of subbed other exercises instead of trying to do them assisted.

Our strength workout today was pull ups and kipping pull ups. I used the band for the strict pull ups and did a couple kipping pull up sets. I didn’t try to get a max or anything.

Our WOD:

AMRAP 10 Minutes:

  • 10 Front Squats(135#/95#)
  • Max Push Ups
  • Result: 55 push ups, used 85#

    I really wanted to try the 95# because I repped them on Wednesday. But I asked Tim how heavy I should go, and he was curious what was bothering me with the elbow. We decided to sub the push ups by using a dumbbell instead. That helped me engage my lats more. I should of subbed the front squats too, but didn’t realize it would affect me much. Of course, I wasn’t rushing to do push ups in this workout and should of pushed harder. I got through 6 rounds of front squats unbroken. The highest round for push ups was the first round…20. Then it dropped to 11, and then dropped to…? I forgot. I just know it dropped drastically. LOL. Can’t wait to tackle this one again full force!! Ugh, I hate injuries!

    I went into work and quickly did some deadlifts. I stayed light at 95, 105, 115, 125. I did at least 5 reps on each set and just practiced form.

    Day 8 Push Up Challenge done. And no, I did not count the push ups that I did in the workout as part of this challenge.

    06/28/2012 – Good Eats

    29 Jun

    Howdy! After my rant yesterday, I still felt like crap and my stomach didn’t look too pretty either. BLEH! Here’s a pic of the jar of cashews. It was filled to the rim until I crushed it.

    More importantly, what did I do today to recover from my nut binge. I woke up in the morning and did my 45 minute walk, took my greens, probiotics, and fish oil. Even though you can get probiotics from sauerkraut and bone broth, I still take a supplement in case I’m not able to eat my probiotics. As far as greens…well, you can never get enough greens(says Jen).

    Once I got to my desk at work, I scarfed down an egg mushroom omelet with veggies and avocado.
    There’s lots of brussel sprouts hiding underneath those eggs.

    For lunch I ate leftover top sirloin with veggies and 1/4 of an avocado, and roasted beets.

    I eat a lot of avocado on rest days. I usually take one avocado and split it into 4s. The servings is suppose to be 1/4 a cup, so I think splitting it into 4s is okay.

    For my 3rd meal, I had leftover GrassFed Rib Eye with sauerkraut and nuked broccoli.

    I had sous vide some pork belly last night, so that was going to be dinner for hubby and I. I also put some drumsticks into the oven and roasted it with cabbage. The pork belly turned out delicious! I marinated it with garlic powder, 5 Chinese Spice, Salt, and Pepper. I took the pork belly out in the morning and let it dry on the counter while I was at work. When we were close to eating, I put the pork belly in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes(door ajar). This made the skin a bit crispy. Of course, I didn’t really enjoy any of the fat. I peeled off the fat and just ate the meat. Surprisingly, there was plenty of meat to go around. Yummy!

    My plate consisted of mustard greens with bell peppers, pork, and 1 small drumstick. I ate probably a little too much protein, because I picked at the pork while cutting it up.

    The week is almost over! Day 7 of 100 Day Push Up Challenge done. WOOPY!

    On a side note, I am going back to Yoga. I will try to go once a week at first and see how it fits into my schedule. I don’t want it to interfere with my time with the family, so I’m going to either have to go before work on Tuesday or Thursday or during lunch. It feels so rushed going at lunch, which is the exact opposite of how I want to feel, so I’ll play it by ear. Once a week is my goal.

    06/27/2012 – KB Clean and Press

    28 Jun

    We learned a new movement today at CFPA. It was awkward for me because of the clean. I was always shrugging my shoulder to get the kettlebell up to my arm pit. I’ll practice more this weekend.

    Kettlebell Clean & Press: 5(8#)-5(12kg)-5(12kg)-5(12kg)

    Our WOD was suppose to be a quick one. I went super light on the hang snatches because my elbow was still feeling weird. It’s a dull pain that flares up sometimes. These movements didn’t help it, especially the chest to bar pull ups. I was able to get through them, one rep at a time. LOL.

    3 Rounds For Time:

  • 10 Hang Snatches(135#/95#)
  • 15 Chest To Bar Pull Ups
  • 20 Box Jumps(24″)
  • Result: 12:29, used 53#

    I got to the work gym and worked on front squats.

    Front Squat –

  • Warmup Sets: 45#-65#-85#-95#
  • Working Sets: 100#(8)-95#(10)-85#(14)
  • The warmup sets were all reps of 5 or more. I’m hoping these front squats will help me be able to power clean and thrust more. Good workout day!

    Day 6 of 100 Day Push Up Challenge done!

    06/27/2012 -Good Eats and Overeating

    28 Jun

    Aaaah, everything was great with my eats today until the end. Sigh. Let’s start off with all the good eats I had through the day.

    After I got to my desk(8ish), I quickly scarfed up my egg white omelet with mushrooms and veggies. I roasted some beets, so I had some of that as well. I’m not sure how I feel about beets yet. They still have this weird after taste to me. Anyways, today was a starchy day, so I had my sweet potato and fruit.

    I ate lunch around 12. It was Moroccan Meatballs with veggies and more of the beets from my breakfast.

    I had my third meal right before I left work at 4. Pan-seared scallops with sauteed greens and carrots. Yummy!

    All those meals kept me full until 7:30. We didn’t want to eat until after we put the kids to bed. I had SousVided a few pieces of GrassFed Sirloin Tip Steaks and all I needed to do was pan fry them. It turned out delicious! I had that with Dill Pickle Sauerkraut and Ginger Beet sauerkraut. My fats were avocado and macadamia nuts.

    Now…here comes the bad. I decided to roast some cashews for emergency purposes. I ended up tasting a few, and all of a sudden, I ate almost all of the cashews that I did roast. 😦 I should of stopped myself, but I didn’t! Ugh! I feel pudgy now and not really happy with myself. I did so well, then I decided to snack. I need to stay focused and not slip at all. Jen has given me rules on the “off meal” plans and I should implement them the correct way, not take advantage of them. I should feel lucky that I even get “off meal” plans. This makes me want to go run a few miles, or do an extra workout. But no, I will not do that. I must deal with overeating by other means. I can’t continue to compensate bad habits with over-training. That will just get me in trouble with my hormones and screw them up even more. Okay, rant over. Today(Thursday) will be better!

    06/26/2012 – Good Eats

    27 Jun

    I got up this morning and took a 45 minute walk around my neighborhood. I’m starting to like Tuesday and Thursdays because I don’t really have to rush out of the house. I guess I have no urgent need to get to my desk and work, even though I should be going to work as soon as possible. Instead, I get to see my babies before I leave. 🙂

    Here’s what I ate today…

    I had breakfast around 8, and it was an egg omelet with mushroom, spinach, and raw peppers. Avocado and olive oil were my fat of choice.

    For lunch I had Moroccan Meatballs with cauliflower fried rice. This was pretty freakin’ good. The meatballs were from Well Fed. If you don’t have her book yet, you are missing out.

    For my 3rd meal I had leftover chicken thighs and veggies. More avocado and a teaspoon of olive oil.

    Dinner was pan-seared scallops with veggies, avocado, and macadamia nuts!

    I think I ate perfectly today. WOO HOO!

    06/25/2012 – Good Eats with an Off Meal Plan

    26 Jun

    Day 4 of Push Up Challenge done.

    After my workout, I got to my desk and gobbled down breakfast. You can’t tell but there is a big egg white omelet at the bottom of my cauliflower fried rice. Starchy carb was sweet potato and strawberries.

    Lunch was not interesting at all. I found some white fish in my refridgerator from last week, so I decided to bring it for lunch. I hate not eating leftovers, especially if it’s high quality food(from Farmer’s Market or GrassFed/Wild type protein). The fish was good, the squash was not. Too soggy! I don’t know what I was thinking. Thank god I had the sauerkraut with me.

    Yummy kraut! If you haven’t stopped by Farmhouse Culture Sauerkraut stand at any of the Bay Area Farmer’s Market, you are missing out. This week, I bought the normal dill pickle and tried out a new flavor beet ginger. Looks delish!

    For my 3rd meal, I had a lean turkey patty with 2 cucumbers. I know, random.

    For dinner, we ate leftovers from yesterday’s BBQ. I had the GrassFed Rib Eye steak with cauliflower fried rice and braised kale. My fats were avocado and macadamia nuts.

    So…after dinner I decided that I wanted a treat. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I went for it. Two bowls of Steve’s Original CinnamonKrunch with lots of dried cranberries, and a dollop of coconut milk. MMMMmmmmMMMmmmm so good! I did have half of the Paleo Krunchbar, but it didn’t taste as good as the cereal. Maybe because it didn’t have cinnamon.

    Why didn’t I use my off meal plan to eat grains? Eeeh, I just wasn’t feeling it. I feel good right now, and I’m not really craving grains(sandwich, pizza, etc), so why mess up a good thing. But don’t hold me to it, I might do it next week. 😉