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01/07/2013 – Whole30 Day 7

8 Jan

I took 3 days off from working out and I feel so refreshed!  I went to CFPA today and it felt great to get moving again, and I feel really motivated to train hard and reach my goals.

Here’s what we did.

Strength: Hang Power Cleans

Every 3 minutes do 5 reps: 53#-63#-73#-78#-83#

I wasn’t trying to go super heavy because I wanted to make sure form was on point.  

WOD:

7 Rounds For Time

7 Thrusters(75#/55#)

7 SDHP

7 Burpees

WOWZA!  In my head I thought 7 thrusters at 55#…easy!  I also thought this WOD was going to be fast.  It happens every time with CrossFit.  When you think a WOD is easy, better think again.  I went unbroken with the thrusters.  The bar definitely felt light going over head, but I was getting tired, so I didn’t string the SDHP together. Burpees were burpees. Painful. I now know that I have to just keep moving and get them done.

After CrossFit I usually lift and today was Back Squats. Did 5×5 but failed on the last set to get the full 5 reps at 140#. Did some dumbbell lunges to work on grip strength and plank holds.

I have a whole schedule planned out to work on weaknesses for the Courage Games. Yes, I signed up for a competition and now I’m nervous and excited. Tim gave us great suggestions on what we needed to do, so I’m trying to incorporate skills on off days while getting some rowing and running in. I’ll continue to lift after CrossFit sticking to Back Squat, Deadlifts, Bench, and Press. I do have to focus a bit more time in working the gymnastic skills, especially HSPUs. I’ll be lucky if I can complete 10 HSPUs by the end of the month. All in the name of FUN! Can’t wait to see what 2013 has in store. I’m definitely have tons of new energy right now. I want to keep it consistent though, and not tire myself out come spring time.

Cheers to health and fitness!

05/01/2012 – Good Eats

1 May

It’s the 1st of the Month! New month, new beginnings. Definitely a good time to start new eating habits. My gym, CrossFit Palo Alto, is starting a “WholeMay” AKA Whole30. I’m not participating this time, but I think the program is great and encourage everyone to do it! You’ll learn so much about the food industry and you’ll learn how to fuel your body with real food!

Before I broke my fast, I went for a quick 2 mile run. I almost decided not to, but I got my butt out and enjoyed the sun.

11:30AM(B) – I scarfed down my 2 whole eggs, 3 egg white omelet with a 4oz mushroom burger.

I had a large salad with my burger. A little while later, I scarfed down a can of sardines from Wild Planet. It’s funny because I just read a post on Mark’s Daily Apple about BPA free foods, and Wild Planet was one listed as safe.

I was still hungry around 1 and found some Chicken Jerky in my drawers. I’m glad I had a pack available, because I was getting antsy.

I didn’t really have to do any cooking when I got home. I just warmed up leftovers for all of us to eat. My plate consisted of salmon, sauerkraut, and roasted broccoli.

I couldn’t help myself and had some dried cranberries. I asked hubby to hid it from me unless I need to put it in my chicken salad. No more snacking on stuff that is not in the plan.

Hope everyone was successful today with their Whole30. I promise it’ll get easier. 🙂

01/02/2012 – Happy New Year

3 Jan

Happy New Year bloggers! If you happen to see “2011” in the subject line, it’s probably me getting adjusted to typing “2012”. I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and ready to kick butt in 2012. 2012 is already kicking my butt because I have a really bad cold. Because of the cold, I missed the first workout today at CFPA. I definitely did not start the year off right, but I must get myself healthy to work on my goals!

I’ve been lurking online a lot reading different Paleo websites and everyone is so jazzed about cleaning up their diet that I’m a little envious! I really wish I could participate in a Whole30 with all the newbies, but the reality is that it won’t work for me this month. Ya ya I know, there might never be a time where I can avoid social gatherings while doing Whole30, but I’m going on vacation next week, so why stress myself out while on vacation and pretty much ruin everyone’s vacation. I’m going to try to stay away from grains, because I know it’s possible, but I will have a drink here and there and indulge in some Hawaiian cookies towards the end of my trip.

But after my vacation, I am going to be ready mentally and physically to whip this skinny fat body into shape. I’ve been looking for a Nutrition Coach and found 2 already. We’ll see how it goes, and I’ll give more details once everything has been finalized. So exciting!

I didn’t eat much today and skipped dinner because this cold is kicking my behind!! I’m going to start tracking my meals again once I feel a little bit better and remember to take pictures of my good eats.

Hope everyone enjoyed their first day back at work!!

Whole30 – Day 30(08/30/11)

30 Aug

Yes, I’m still chugging along even though I haven’t posted meals for the last half of my Whole 30. It’s my last day of eating squeaky clean Paleo, and let’s just say it was a struggle. I’ll do a summary in my next post, but I just wanted to check in with everyone.

I haven’t been working out lately, so nothing new there. I did 10 burpees yesterday, and I think I’m going to do 20 today. I’m trying to commit myself to the 100 day burpee challenge. That’s the least I can do right?!

Anyways, a Boston Pork Butt is currently roasting for dinner right now, great way to end the Whole30. Can’t wait to chow down on that. Till my next post people! ❤

Whole30 – Day 15(08/15/11)

17 Aug

Today is the day hubby goes back to work full-time. We’ve decided to let lil’ munchkin’ go back to Grandpa’s house for half a day, so I can give lil’ AMRAP the attention he needs. Before today, Lil’ AMRAP was doing great. He eats every 3 hours, naps well(with me holding him), and sleeps well at night(except for some gas). Lil’ AMRAP decided to do a complete 180. I had no time to go downstairs and make breakfast or wash dishes or do anything! I found 5 minutes here and there to quickly put a lunch together or get a Primal Pac to snack on. It was crazy! Luckily, before everyone got up for the day, I started stuffed the slow cooker with some Beef Crosscut shanks, using Nom Nom Paleo’s recipe.

Anyways, I think I had a Primal Pac around 11. When I finally was able to get my lunch together(tuna salad with 2 hard boiled eggs), I scarfed it down within 5 minutes. It was quick, simple, and YUMMY! I also had leftover bok choy and bell peppers, so I got my greens in!

By 2PM. my Dad dropped off lil’ munchkin’ and I was stuck with two kids. AAAAHHH! Lil’ AMRAP was so fussy, I had to let him CIO for a bit while I tended to lil’ munchkin’. Lil’ AMRAP was not a happy camper, and it made me think that he might have silent reflux. We’ll see how he does in couple days.

For snacks, I munched on lots of grapes, because that seemed like the only thing that was readily available to me.

I forgot to take a pic of dinner, but it was 2 pieces of the beef crosscut shank with veggies.

Day 15 in the bag…Half way there!!

Whole30 – Day 14(08/14/11)

15 Aug

I love Sundays because I get to go to the Farmers Market and buy FOOD! Because you all know I love to eat. 🙂

I got up in a hurry trying to get lil’ munchkin’ ready so we could get out of the house by 830 to make it to the Mountain View Farmer’s Market before the crowds came. I quickly fried up some bacon and eggs for the kid and he loved it. I had some eggs and a small bite of Applegate Farms bacon too!

After buying a whole bunch of veggies, fruits, and meats from the market, it was non stop with the babies! If I’m not feeding one baby, I’m trying to play with the other. If I’m not trying to put one kid to sleep, im trying to put the other one down. Constantly on the go, so how could I ever find the time to eat! Lol…im not complaining though, these are the best kids eva!

Hubby went to go buy some in-n-out for lunch, they messed up on my order. There was cheese in it! I can’t eat cheese, because I’m doing Whole30, which means no dairy! Blah, so that whole burger went to waste, and I had a primal pac and a can of sardines for lunch. I know, not the best thing to eat, but again….No time to make anything fancy. I also munched on the yummy grapes that I bought at the farmer’s market. So crispy, love it!

I could not get to cooking anything until 5ish. I quickly seasoned some cauliflower with curry and turmeric, and threw that in the oven. Then I marinated the flank steak I defrosted i the morning with garlic powder, pepper, chili powder, and some sea salt. Hubby stir fried some bok choy and bell peppers together, and there you have it…DINNER.

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Day 14 in the bag! Wow I can’t believe I’ve made it this far! Too bad I didn’t weigh myself before I started. Till tomorrow peeps!

Whole 30 – Day 13(08/13/11)

15 Aug

Finally a Saturday, but right now everyday is the same to me. This day is only special because hubby is home. :-). Anyways, I think I just had a fried eggs for breakfast and a coconut avocado smoothie, which i sipped on throughout the day and did not finish. Nothing special and no pic.

By 2pm i had snacked on two small primal pacs already! I told myself, only one a day, but i guess it aint happening today! We were going back and forth about taking the kids to Santana Row for a family outing, Hubby had to go get fitted for a tux and we’d get lunch there too. We finally decided to go and I chose to eat at Plutos. I love this place because their salads are made fresh, and you can put lots of good ole MEAT on it. However today I just decided to get a meat platter(roasted turkey and tri tip) with a side of veggies. The veggies were steamed, but had feta cheese on it. so, I picked out the cheese and ate around it. I didn’t even finish the veggies, because it tasted like they put butter on it. Boo! I also had a few pieces of sweet potato fries that I bought for lil’ munchkin’ too munch on.

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For dinner, I didn’t really eat anything besides Watermelon. Hubby made a bowl of spaghetti for himself, and I just wasn’t hungry. I know snacking isn’t good, but that is all I have time for nowadays! Lol.

Whole30 – Day 12(08/12/11)

15 Aug

Another day another whole 30 challenge. I started off by making some eggs for lil’ munchkin and I to eat. I didn’t have any greens on me, so I’ve been lacking with the veggies.

We all took a trip to Starbucks later that morning so I could get some tea. I heard camamille tea helps bring in breast milk, and it did sort of work. Once I go the kiddies in for their naps, I quickly made a tuna salad with my homemade mayo. No greens again! Bad steph!

I munched on a primal pac, watermelon, and seasnax throughout the day.

When dinner time rolled around I didn’t have anything prepared. Hubby and I always go back and forth as to where we want to eat. It’s hard finding a kid friendly place that is Whole30 compliant as well. We talked about going to the counter, but didn’t want to get stuck in the Santana Row shenanigans with two kids under two. Then wanted sashimi, but we got lazy to go before the restaurant gets crowded. We finally decided on BBQ, and hubby picked it up near our house. I told hubs to get me chicken, tri tip, and ribs with no sauce.

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I ate A LOT! And this time I did have veggies. I reheated some broccoli and roasted portobello mushrooms from the previous night! Yummy!

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Whole30 – Day 11(08/11/11)

14 Aug

Honestly I don’t remember everything that I ate. I know it was Whole30 compliant, but also had a lot of snacking in there with primal pacs, seasnax, and jerky.

Let’s just say Day 11 is in the bag!

Whole30 – Day 10(08/10/11)

11 Aug

Wow, so my day started off by me making a horrible mess in the kitchen. Obviously I don’t know how to put a blender together because I wasted 2 coconut milk cartons! I was pouring the coconut milk in to make a Coconut Avocado Smoothies, and it was just oozing out of the bottom. The pieces weren’t screwed on right, and it took me three tries to get my smoothie! BLEH!

Besides the smoothie, I had 2 fried eggs for breakfast. I was pretty busy all morning, and didn’t eat lunch until 1. I warmed up the last of the Zucchini noodles with meatballs…it was still delicious!

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I snacked on a Primal pac, strawberries, & pineapple. We are running low on fruits…not sure if I should go to Costco and pick up a watermelon and more duck!

Anyways, my parents came over for dinner because my cousin from Austin was in town. They brought over some Vietnamese food, while I ate some braised short ribs with carrots and spinach. I forgot to take a pic because it was so hectic at the house.

I’m not sure if I’m getting enough food for excess milk supply. If I eat more, you know what I would rather be eating..a cookie! Lol! So I’m trying not to go off track and focus on my goals. I really want to get a WOD in too. I’m really itching to exercise, it’s just finding the time is hard. All I need is 20 minutes!

Day 10 in the bag.