Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday -

AM: 1/4 cup steel cut oats with 2 eggs, butter, spices. Coffee
AM round 2: At Schlessinger's with the coaches. Side of lox and side of applesauce, more coffee. Felt a little overcaffeinated after this.

Lunch (forget when this was in the afternoon, it was boring) - about 6 ounces ground beef and 1 square dark chocolate. Was supposed to add sauerkraut but it didn't sound good to me.

Lots of tea all day.

Rowed a 1K just to move a little. Again, learning that if this doesn't happen first thing in the morning, it probably won't happen at all.

Slept way too late. Midnight?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

It's been awhile since I've hung out at CFCC on the weekends. I forgot how much fun it is - totally different vibe! 

10am - Got to class after running seven blocks (my train stopped at 5th Street for an inordinate amount of time, I gave up and walked). Strongman class - where has this BEEN all my life? - started with 3-rep single arm presses: 15, 20, 25, 32.5, 30. 

The WOD was 6 rounds of 3 stations, 1 minute at each, for quality not reps: 

Yoke walk at 265 pounds (did 1-2 passes each round, could have done more but had to switch off with a partner. 
Strict pullups, light band (did about 4-8 each round)
Stone-to-shoulder, 95# stone (3 each round)
*Tried the 115# stone and lapped it, but feel pretty confident that I could shoulder it multiple times if I wasn't sweaty and tired

11am - Croga. AWESOME.

12pm - 3k recovery row, took about 15 minutes. I really need to work on not trying to PR every single time I row. 

1pm - walked from the gym to Spring Garden station - 1.8 miles


8:30am: 1/4 cup steel cut oats with 2 eggs, butter, vanilla and cinnamon mixed in. It was actually pretty delicious. Also had a cup of coffee.

Post workout I was STARVING but didn't want to pay for brunch anywhere so I didn't eat til I got home, then vacuumed 8 ounces of ground beef, taco seasoning and crumbled cheese with my mouth. 

4:45pm - a few squares of dark chocolate. Pretty hungry again....really need to start packing food for the gym on the weekend. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Oh, hello.

Oh, hello, it's been awhile - for a lot of things.

Life has been a little nuts...about three months of super strict eating that left me pretty mentally fatigued by the end of things. August 1-31 was a personal Whole30 and had me gritting my teeth through a lot of fun occasions, then early September kicked off the Body Change Composition Challenge at my gym, in which I gave up caffeine and kept the rest of my eating pretty clean (but jeez that was tough) and then Angel decided to do a Whole30 for the month of October, so it was the end of October before I really went off the rails. 

So, I've been pretty relaxed so far this month and I'm not sure how I feel about it. I'm still working thinking about food based on how it makes me feel physically, rather than emotionally (that is, disentangling myself from the idea that I've done something BAD or WRONG or that I'm inherently WEAK for eating something that's BAD or WRONG - see what I mean?) I have a feeling that it's going to take me awhile to really separate myself from years of disordered eating. I'm comfortable admitting that (and I'm fairly certain that I'm not alone here). I don't want to hold myself up to be a paradigm of "perfect" eating - what is that, anyway? I'm on a journey, just like everyone else. 

Things that I have been missing recently:
1) Training regularly. I've been kind of floating aimlessly here (yes, I'm aware that's ironic given my place of work, but working at a gym doesn't make me less given to laziness!) 
2) Cooking my own food / planning / packing meals
3) Salads. Say, what? 

Today was lovely. I slept really well - my house was freezing last night and we put an extra comforter on the bed. Woke up at 8:15 and made a cup of coffee. 

Did the Endurance workout at CFCC at 10am: 30 minute time trial on the erg, damper at 4. 

I rowed 6174m. 

Kept my stroke rate real low, between 19-23s/m for the majority of the time, just because I didn't want to die. As it was, the whole thing was a huge test of mental fortitude more than anything. I was SO BORED. I tried to treat it as meditation, but kept getting distracted by how bored I was. Tried to think about my to-do list, that didn't work. Tried to push the monitor out of my line of sight so I wouldn't focus on how slowly the clock was going down, but then I couldn't keep my stroke rate steady. Sigh. Next time, I want to do this with a movie playing. Or music and a fan, at least. Definitely want to aim for 7k - the best woman on the C2 forums (she's 21) pulled 7608 in 30 minutes. OY. 

Walked home from the gym, because it was nice out (3.5miles). Stopped for a coconut water and 8 ounces of roast beef, which I ate at the park. Then came home and was still starving, so I microwaved a huge sweet potato and ate it with 2 tbsp salted butter. Plopped on the couch for the majority of the afternoon, then ate some pizza and ice cream for dinner (first gluten-y pizza in a REALLY long time. I'm sleeping with one eye open tonight, maybe literally. It was really, really good though.) 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday Lunch

Breaking a fast in the best of ways. Spinach, peppers, olives, chicken breast, guacamole, corn

Location:S 11th St,Camden,United States

Monday, August 15, 2011


Saturday August 13th.

 Coffee, oats & whey preworkout.

Spent almost half an hour foam rolling and warming up (500m row, easy pace). Felt all junked up in my back and shoulders so made sure to hang from the pullup bar for awhile to align things. It really helped.

Deads - 7 sets of 3 @ 93%, blessed relief (225# - hah, when did 225 become my easy weight? Hilarious)

First 3 sets went fine then Jay had the idea to do some fast light KB swings immediately before our sets for activation. Holy freaking crap. What a difference this made. Fastest, easiest 225# deadlifts I've ever done. 5 minutes of rest + 3 1pd KB swings + 30 sec rest = cakewalk of a deadlift. Amazing.

Accessory work:

Bulgarian Split Squats, 15# plate, 5x10 each leg
Hamstring Curl w/ mini band, 4x10 each leg
Ring Dips, 4x1rsf (6 each round, mini band, getting way easier)


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

8/8/11 5pm BACK SQUATS
10x3 @ 93% (170#)

Focused on the back arch and controlling the descent. Some were a little slow out of the bottom but never came close to failing. Getting pretty excited for Total day.

Assistance: 3 sets of ring rows/ring dips (mini band), 1rsf
*Need to be better about writing down my numbers

8/10/11 5pm PRESS
*Did not eat enough today. Forgot breakfast, ate taco salad (steak/veggies/guac/salsa) at like 3pm, but it wasn't 2 meals worth. Thus, presses were pretty heavy.

9x3 @ 93% of 1RM (rounded up to 70#)
Again they were fast but my body got fatigued quick.

Assistance: Speed Squats, 3x12 @ 70#
Weighted Glute Bridges, 4x10 @ 125#
Knees to Elbows, shoulder was pinchy so I only did 2x5

Weighted Front/Back Planks (15#) for 1min, side planks for 40 sec

Ate tuna and chickpeas after. Yum.