Friday, March 30, 2012

Maria Week 10 Day 5

Slept great, 8 hours again! 
7:40am- 1/2 scoop whey protein, 1/2 C strawberries, 1 C frozen spinach, 1 tsp fish oil
8:30am taught kickboxing/weights class
11:15am- 3 oz mahi mahi fish, 1 C yellow squash, 1 tsp fish oil

12pm WOD-DL 3x3 175lbs
PC/box jumps.  Did 95#, coach Colin kept adding plates for me to jump on, kind of funny.  My back is feeling it now. 
2:30pm- salad with lettuce, tomato, flounder, omega 3,6,9 oil, avocado, organic raw apple cider vinegar
5:30pm- sausage, red pepper, onion, olive oil apple with raw almond butter, 2 pieces dark chocolate

Didn't weigh and measure everything today, still need to tighten things up.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Maria Week 10 Day 4

Slept a solid 8 hours last night, can't remember the last time that happened!  No headache today, I felt so much better which means my food was better.

8:30am- 3/4 C egg substitute, 1/2C asparagus, 1 tsp fish oil
11:15am- 1 oz turkey breast, 3/4 oz avocado, 1C cucumber
3:15pm- big salad with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, artichoke hearts, raw almonds, 3 oz chicken breast, 1 tsp fish oil, 2 tsp omega 3,6,9 oil, organic raw apple cider vinegar
5:30pm- unmeasured chicken breast, cucumber and tomato, 2 TBSP Tahini (sesame seed butter)
7:30pm- chicken breast, a few slices turkey pepperoni

I have been committing to doing too many things lately which is making my stress level increase.  I am sure that some of you can relate- it gets tricky balancing everything.  Today was a better day.

Much needed rest day for me today- ready to hit the gym tomorrow!

Amanda M...Day 67

Sleep: Normal

Stress: a new add-on to my is going to be nuts. I have to go in 2 hours early tomorrow, and on Saturday I have to work my one job from 7am-930am then rush to my bakery job from 10-7. Going to be a long weekend. PLUS! I have to house/dog sit...and Scrappy-Do is a pitbull/lab much energy!

Haven't been eating enough this week but I havent had time to prepare, nor am I in the mood to care this week. Burger for breakfast...salad for both lunch and dinner

Got up to 135 on the back squat..."ran" like an ox, as usual.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Amanda M...Day 66

Before I begin, I'll just let you guys know that I had to accompany my mother to NYC for the day. I barely had any water and didn't eat as often as normal.

Sleep: Normal

Breakfast- turkey bacon sweet potato burger with fried egg on top
Lunch- my mother and I went to this place called 'The Bread Factory'.........there was pizza, sandwiches, stirfry, pastries and THANK GOD--a salad bar. So I grabbed some spinach, peppers, onions, chicken, egg and some balsamic vin
Dinner- took home a piece of cake from the bread factory...ate that haha

WOD: I was supposed to take a rest day since I was in the city all day but I was home early enough to hit up the 630 class so I did lol
Pushups/ring rows- 5 min
40/30/20KB swings and abmat situps RX 6:30
Row 1200 m in 5 min....not bad for no water and walking and traveling around all day

Night all

Maria Week 10 Day 3

Ummmm- I am having a bad week.  I go through this every month, 1 week where I don't give a s**t.  In all honesty, I don't even want to tell you guys what I have been eating.  All I know is that this is the behavior that KILLS me every time.  Chocolate is the devil. 

I am so sore, that I could not even finish the first part of the WOD this morning.  My hand is ripped up and my entire upper body hurts.  I need a rest day.  I missed seeing everyone at the meeting, I think I just need some kind of shot in the arse.  I don't want to be negative, I am just trying to be honest and keep it real... 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

3/27....James P

Sleep: 11-545

pre Wod: Shake
6:30am WOD
Post Wod: ton of water didn't end up eating until 9ish
9ish: Veggie omelet no cheese, decaf coffee
12:00: cup chicken chili, spinach salad with cucumbers and orange bell. chicken breast
3:00: cucumber and pepper strips
5:00: decaf coffee on the ride home
7:00: Cornish Hen, asparagus and carrots

as I write this I realize I didn't drink enough water today or the past few days for that matter. Definitely something I need to focus on going forward. One more day and vacation here I come! Overall feel great. I still need to meet with Jay for my measurements, but just have not had the time to get in later in the day to get it done. I guess the important thing is I feel allot better than I did 65 days ago, 6 months ago...ect ..ect

Amanda M...Day 65

Sleep: Solid...had a bit of trouble falling asleep but once I did, I was fine

Scrambled Eggs with turkey (supposed to be eggless but I didnt prepare anything last night!)
Spinach Salad
Chicken with veggies

RX'd the workout...did better than I thought I would time wise. Endurance seems to be improving with these kinds of if only they would improve with the running ones!

Been coughing all day. I feel like I've smoked 20 packs of cigs today, its driving me crazy. Had to stop a few times during the workout because of it. On the bright side, I am definitely feeling better.

Going into NYC tomorrow with my mother...she has an appointment and I couldn't let her go by herself haha kept getting mental images of her getting mugged! So I'm going to act as a bodyguard ;-) So I guess I'll take a rest day and hopefully by Thursday I'll be back at 100%


So, so much for my vow to blog daily!!! i dont know! think about it but i guess when I dont have a stellar day i "forget"!
7:30- waffles
10:00 fruit an nut bar
11:00- tuna ,mixed fruit ,cucumbers
3:30 piece of turkey and ham
5:30 burger and corn on the cob
8:00 yougurt and fruit
sleep : good
drink: water
stress: busy!!
April is going to be so crazy for me I cant wait till its over!!! lol!! trying to really be prepared or ill really loose it!

have a good night!


I met with Jay today! I postponed this mtg for awhile because i was too nervous about the outcome. All my numbers went down though! yay! I was pleasantly surprised :)

2 eggs; 1 chicken tender
Celery & hummus
Apple & pb
Peas & lima beans
A huge bowl of lima beans (didn't measure... Maybe 3 cups!)
3 chicken tenders & cauliflower rice

WOD: front squats @ 85 lbs, 15 single-single-doubles, 8 burpees, 15 single-single-doubles x5... Took me forever! 14 mins

Monday, March 26, 2012

3/26...........James P

Sleep: 11-5:45a woke up a few times
Stress: in pre vacation mode

Pre Wod: Shake
6:30am Wod
Post Wod: 2 eggs, decaf coffee
12:00pm spinach salad, with green bell pepper, grilled chicken. cup of white bean sausage soup
2:30pm carrots, cucumber slices, and left over grilled chicken from my salad
4:30pm Decaf Coffee
6:00pm Roasted chicken breast, steamed Kale and carrots
8:00pm lindt choco truffle

Felt pretty well today. Ate alot of Little stressed at the beginning of this week. Finishing two grad school classes and finishing the quarter up at work all before leaving for Puerto Rico on Thursday.....can't wait for the babymoon!

Amanda M...Day 64

Glad people are still blogging! I got nervous for a few days there lol its been quiet!

Sleep: not the greatest...felt really tired today. Still sick, so I cough throughout the entire night. Not fun...

Breakfast- chili
Lunch- spinach salad with tuna and salsa
Snack- red peppers
Dinner- chicken with sauteed onions, sweet potato and zucchini.

WOD: Holy shit, the box was PACKED. 530 am may be my new home soon...someone even stole my bar today! Wasn't happy lol hate using anything but took a year and a half to get the math right haha

Bench: stuck with 95# the whole time..way too light and I got called out on it. Just wasn't in the right mindset today. I think the over crowded-ness and chaos puts me in a funk
Started with jumping pulls ups but switched to ring rows

HPC Ladder: up to 4 reps in the 4th round. Weight wasn't too bad

Night all...back at it tomorrow

Maria Week 10 Day 1

Hey Everybody!  Did you miss me?  I have been off the grid all weekend.  Confession time.  I totally overate.  It was all paleo food, but a lot of nuts, avocado, bacon, things I don't normally eat and I feel disgusting.  Today, I got into some chocolate and I had 1/2 donut.  It KILLS me to admit that to everybody, but I am really trying to be honest and accountable.  It seems like I go through this every month, I just go nuts for a few days.  I know it is hormonal.  I had a banging headache all day and whenever I feel sick I think sh**ty food is going to make it better.  I have no resolve.  So there it is, the ugly truth.  I want tomorrow to be better-  My food is prepared and packed up.

WOD: A1.Bench Press 4x3- 115/120/120/120 A2. Pull Ups 4x20
HPC ladder 1-5 7 minutes- I have no idea how far I got, after my hand ripped open and I started bleeding, I could not really concentrate....

Glad sectionals are over- I Rx'd every workout which for me is a victory!  I am happy...

Day 64

So this weekend I sort of celebrated my birthday.  Was kind of forced into it but that's fine...I love everyone that surrounded me.  Saturday night I cheated, had a Lobster roll at Knapp's Landing (only ate half the bread and subbed a side salad for the fries...surprisingly) and some apps. that were fried then I crushed Funny Bone cake that Sam Rajachack made me cause she knows it's my fav.  Sunday I again had a couple cheat meals, had a deluxe burger from Stonebridge (delicious I might add even though I didn't finish cause my tummy was aching) and for dinner I had Shepard's Pie with double meat from Plan was this also surprisingly good.  Then I had the rest of the left over Funny Bone was amazing.  Ok so back to the diet today and I killed it.  I realized I had thawed out ground turkey and Salmon (enough for today and tomorrow) so I didn't start the Neera Cleanse yet.  I will start on Wednesday and go until Sunday/Monday.  Also wrist pain is out of control.  It hurts doing anything now...writing, typing, opening my jar of almond butter, rolling down the window in my truck...this is just stupid!!!  I've been doing everything Dr. Keith told me to do since Thursday and I swear it's still getting worse.  I also ran a 5K tonight in 38 degree wind gusts...I needed to do something and since running doesn't require me to use my hands/wrists I got after it.  My time was slow as shit...HAHA!!!

Breakfest:  about 4oz of smoked Cedar Plank Salmon and some beef Jerky, black coffee, tall water
Lunch1:  9oz of smoked Cedar Plank Salmon over a baby spinach salad with cuc, red bell pepper and balsamic
Snack 1:  some yellow bell pepper
Lunch 2:  ground turkey w/sauteed garlic and red onion w/diced mini tomatoes, sliced black olives over chopped summer never gets old
Snack 2: 1 serving of raw almonds
Dinner 1: 9oz of smoked Cedar Plank Salmon over a baby spinach salad with cuc, red bell pepper and balsamic
Snack 3:  1 avocado
Dinner 2:  Some more Cedar Plank Salmon, couple pieces of beef jerky and some stuff TBD!

Monday... Back on my grind

Egg whites; 1/2 stuffed pepper
Paleo "spaghetti" & meatballs
1/2 stuffed pepper
Apple & almond butter
Spinach salad with black beans, tomatoes, and chicken; bowl of peas & Lima beans

WOD: Bench Press 3 reps @ 95 lbs, 20 ring rows; 7 mins of HPC @ 95 lbs (felt ridiculously heavy!)
Ran 10k in 55 mins (8:55 min pace)

My new goal is to train for a marathon. I want to run one in Newport in October. I've been on my two-a-day workouts, a WOD & run. Last week, I ran a total of 26 miles! I gotta keep this up!

Sunday, March 25, 2012


Apple & pb
Raw Revolution Spirulina bar
Plan B west coast burger "in the grass" (fried egg, avocado, & portabello mushroom); one mimosa
3 homemade meatballs (num num num)
Paleo "spaghetti" with meatballs
Cheat meal: Alcoholic coffee drink, peanut butter pie, nachos (don't judge me)
1 hour of yoga & 2.5 mile run

Amanda M...Day 61, 62 & 63

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Ate like an idiot this weekend. Since the games are over and I've been going hard for two months, I really just needed a weekend off. I get like that once in a while...just need a break from it all. No worries, will be back at it hard again tomorrow. Gotta gear up for the gladiator thingy...never done it before but I never did crossfit games before either so I need to keep the "I'll give it a try!" mental attitude goin! Excited to see where I am at another 2 months from now.

Bought two new pairs of pants...a size smaller than the ones that are currently swimming on me and the smallest size I've bought since I was15. Definitely a weird feeling of wearing tight clothing, I have always made sure things were baggy. It's going to take some getting used to...and maybe a few hang outs in the house wearing them before I debut them to the public haha Its weird but so many emotions rest in how they fit me.

Shout out to Nitro...had the pleasure of dancing the night away with him on Saturday. And he was kind enough to give me a few sips of his grape vodka drink thing haha I think I'm going to start calling him 'Happy Feet' after seeing him dance and after seeing him psych himself up for a big lift. Hope you like it! ;-)

Night all...keep the blogging coming! Even if its just a quick "good day/bad day" post

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Amanda M...Day 60

Woo hoo two months in! This is about when I start to fall off the wagon. I usually go full force for 2 months then once I start feeling good I let my old habits kick back in. Definitely been snacking on chocolate alot this week and I know I'm going to be tempted with alot of bad things this weekend. I have no desire to binge out on McDonalds or anything but I definitely want some nachos in my mouth asap. Parents will be in town and they always take me to get mexican....the good thing about this whole process is that my stomach shrank like crazy so even when I cheat, I cant eat much.

Anyway! Sleep: good, finally. This cold is starting to break...slept solid last night for the first time all week

Food: same...paleo potluck was AMAZING. I need everyone's recipe of what they brought in tonight! It was all so delicious

WOD: got up to 145 for the back squat. Wasn't a crazy hard workout...was a nice break from all the damn running thats been happening lately!

So nice to see everyone tonight...keep up the great work. Only 10 months left :-)


Hi guys.  Nice seeing everyone tonight.  I've actually been doing really well this week; no sugar which is key and then eating well.

Breakfast: 8:30 Shake and supps
Lunch:  12:00 tomato basil soup and a spinach salad with grilled chicken, avocado, bacon, onion, egg and balsamic vin.
Snack:  5:00 handful of peanut butter filled pretzels ....AHHHH
Post WOD Shake at 7:30
Paleo Potluck Dinner!

I haven't been able to do as many WODs as I would have liked (only 2 so far) but those two I've done great!  On Monday night I PRd my power clean at 93# and then tonight I did 133# Backsquat x3!  I'm starting to get braver and pushing myself.  Tonight Coach Mike was great at encouraging me to put on more weight, otherwise I may have stopped at 100#.    Having crazy dreams at night, not sure what that is about and my stress level is ridiculous with trying to keep up at home and preparing for a trial in LA in April.  I need to make sure I keep my eating in check and doing my WODs for a stress release.  Although I'm still not feeling anymore energy with better eating, maybe I just need to stick it out longer and one day I'll wake up and be full of energy!

Anyway...have a great Friday!

Maria Week 9 Day 5

Went to bed at 10:30p, woke up at 6am- felt great, slept well.
9am WOD- BS- kept it lighter at 125#- I am not hurting my back, and my legs can't be jacked up for Saturday! air squats- between 17 and 20 every set.  Practiced CTB pull ups

10:45am: paleo pumpkin muffins (pumpkin, egg white, coconut flour, pumpkin pie spice)
1:15pm-2 C homemade veggie soup, 3 oz ground turkey breast, 1 tsp fish oil
4:30pm- 3 oz turkey cutlet, 1 cucumber, 1 tsp fish oil
6:20pm- 2 baked chicken wings, 4 oz chicken enchilada stew ( my new fav web site), 2 C spaghetti squash, 2 oz avocado
8pm- a few bites of chicken breast, sleepytime tea with stevia
Drank lots of water today

DONE EATING FOR THE DAY.  I am leaving the kitchen-it is closed!
My daughter today: "Mommy, you have a REALLY big tummy (as she jiggles my stomach).  Are you having another baby????"
Me: speechless.

I guess I have a lot of work to do!  Other than that, great day today LOVED LOVED LOVED the sunny, warm weather!  Instantly makes me happy.  Low stress today.  Still having a hard time NOT eating within 2 hours of bedtime.  Does anyone else have trouble with that?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Amanda M...Day 59

Sleep: Nyquil doesnt do shit for me apparently. Kept waking up again

Food: Same as yesterday. Man was it depressing not being able to taste any of my food today :-( please please please let my congestion go away by tomorrow so I can taste everyone's food! Ahhh! I had to have my roommate taste test my cupcakes, I hate not knowing what the food I'm serving tastes like. Had to bake them tonight but they will be just as good (according to the roomie lol) when I bring them in tomorrow :-)

WOD: New PR for my push jerk...155# :-) Went up pretty easy too, would have tried more but time ran out. 8 minutes just wasn't long enough for 4 people to share 1 rack. The PM classes are crazy crowded!! Not a fan! What are the AM classes like? Might need to switch it up...
Slow as f*ck on the usual. I get stronger and stronger but my speed never seems to improve. Grrr

Goodnight all, see you tomorrow!!

Oh yeah...

This is gonna be quick...
WOD: cardio
400m run
1000m row
200m run
250 DUs
200m run
10 minute aerodyn
200m run
Mucle up pratice...1 warm up 5 full out attempts...0 reps.  SO CLOSE..SOB!!! 

Slept like crap, just a million things going on and being pulled in every direction but still getting it down.  Stress...yes.  Food all good except plan b tonight which still wasn't bad...pretzel burger w/sweet potato fries.  No dessert :(  Have a marathon day tomorrow ending with some real good people...all of you guys and girls...HAA!  See you tomorrow night peeps!

Maria Week 9 Day3

Bed at 10pm up at 5am- slept like a rock!
5:30am WOD- Push Jerk 115-PR
3 rounds- 1 min pp, 1 min du, 1 min burpees, 800m run averaged: 15/10/65 (best)/ god knows how long for the run.
HOLY SLOW RUNNER!  The 6:30am class started and I was still working.  I am so frustrated!  Managed to do 65 unbroken double unders- I think that is a PR.  Happy with the PRs but felt like a turtle today.

8:15am- 2 oz asian meatballs (paleomg), 3 celery stalks, 1/2 yellow squash, 1 tsp fish oil
12:30pm- 3 C homemade veg soup, 3 oz calamari
3:30pm- 2 oz pork loin, 1 C frozen asparagus, 1 C zucchini
5:00pm- 3 oz salmon, 1 C mixed veg (okra, brocc, caul, zucchini, carrots)
7:30pm- 6 oz asian meatballs (made with TJ 96/4 ground beef and ground turkey breast), 2 C zucchini, 2 tsp omega 3,6,9 oil

Busy day today but low stress.  Felt better today after getting more sleep, drank more water, I am done eating for the night!  I wore a pair of pants today that were SKIN TIGHT (I am talking spandex)  2 months ago, now they fit great! WHOOT WHOOT!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

3/20...........James P

sleep: bad last night allergies have kicked in which I really never have had an issue with before, but really bad last night and today.

stress: feeling good, but getting exhausted from all to do this week and next before vacation.

pre wod shake
6:30am WOD tough day for me allergies/sinus thingy didnt help me at all
post wod: hard boiled egg, black decaf coffee
12:30pm: Salad with 5-6 oz grilled chicken on it, small beef chili
5:30pm: Spinach cobb salad with chicken. was still hungry so split a burger with my wife.

Birth class from 6:30 - 9:30.

Totally wiped out between not feeling 100%, stressed to finish up two grad school classes next week before I leave for PR, and then there is work stuff. Just need to stay on track in it for the long hall. Feel really bloated wife says I am becoming

Maria Week 9 Day 2

Went to bed at 12:30am woke up at 5am- Yeah I know it's really bad.  I am hoping to be sleeping in about 10 minutes (10pm).  I felt so out of it all day and just wanted to put my head down somewhere!

5:30am WOD- Man I am so frustrated with how SLOW I run.  I am hoping as I get lighter I will get faster!
6:40am- 1/2C crockpot butternut squash (with cinnamon, nutmeg, and homemade chicken stock- YUM), 2 oz dark meat chicken
11:30am- 3 oz Brazilian Curry Chicken (from paleomg), 1 red pepper, 1 C mixed veggies (brocc, caul, carrots, squash),1 tsp fish oil
4:30pm- 3 oz calamari, 3 C homemade veggie soup (cabbage, spinach, celery, carrots, yellow squash)
6:30pm- 3 oz salmon, 1 C okra and broccoli
8:00pm- 2 baked chicken wings, a few bites of pork loin

I just want to go to sleep now.  I had meetings today which prevented me from eating when I needed to eat so the combination of being sleep deprived and hungry was not good.  Goal for tomorrow: drink at least 8 glasses of water, and no eating within 2 hour of bed time.  Hold me accountable people....

Amanda M...Day 58

Sleep: Probably the worst nights sleep I've had in months. I woke up just about every hour because my nose was either too stuffy or too runny. Horrible horrible horrible. I hate being sick...I dont even know where this cold came from but it sucks!

Food: First day going eggless...and let me tell you, breakfast felt so weird without eggs and sausage
Breakfast- smoky bacon chili with a side of cut up strawberries
Snack- carrots
Lunch- spinach salad with tuna and salsa...balsamic vin dressing. LOADED it with spinach...hoping it will work its magic on this cold
Snack- red peppers
Dinner- boiled chicken with sauteed onions, zuchinni and sweet potato
Dessert- tested an almond butter cup recipe...the roommates said they were good, but I couldn't really taste anything :-( Told Neil I'd bring them thursday so hopefully by then I'll be able to taste them lol along with everyone else's food!

WOD: Running 400m/HPC (65#)...rowing 500m (1:47 and 1:52)/box jumps (20" had to do step ups)
Tonight sucked...had a really hard time breathing cause of my cold and felt pretty dizzy throughout the whole thing. After everything I ate this weekend I just couldn't allow myself a night off from working out.

Time for me to suck down some nyquil and hope for the best tomorrow! Goodnight all

Monday, March 19, 2012


I was bad yesterday! I ate some Oreo pie & vanilla ice cream. I wish I could say it was terrible, but it was quite the opposite :)

Back on track today...
Chicken & egg whites, apple & almond butter, carrots & hummus (probably too much - didn't measure the portion), chicken & cauliflower rice with salsa, more carrots & hummus, bowl of chili, salad with chicken, avocado, & salsa

4-mile run in 37 mins & today's WOD. I think I'm gonna be about the two-a-days (a run & WOD) cuz I wanna train for a marathon.
PC - 115 lbs

Maria Week 9 Day 1

Bed around 11pm, up at 5 am
5:30 WOD PR on my power clean-120# felt like I could have done more but I ran out of time- also worried about my back so I think I held back a little
Bench 100 lb x 5
AMRAP Pull Ups- PR at 10
Felt strong today!
7:30am- 2 oz dark meat chicken, 1 cucumber
10:30am- 3 oz chicken breast, 1 C cooked cabbage, onion, raisin mix (~1 TBSP raisins), 1 tsp fish oil
12:30pm- 2 oz salmon, 2 C cooked asparagus, 1/2 tsp olive oil, 1/2 C mixed fresh fruit
4:30pm- 3 oz chicken breast, 1 C cabbage, onion, zucchini, 1 TBSP raisins, 1 C asparagus, 1 tsp fish oil

7pm- taught a weight class- did not really participate much

8:30pm- 3 oz tuna fish, 2 C frozen spinach, 1/2 C tomato, 3/4 oz avocado
9:30pm-picked on some chicken while preparing my meals for tomorrow.  I probably ate about 3 oz drumstick, a bite of salmon, picked on blueberries and grapes.

Had a good day, not enough water. I know I have been eating  a lot of fruit lately- I need to watch that.  Also, Dr. Jaime does not want me eating within 2 hours of going to bed.  HOLY CRAP- I can't seem to follow that direction!  I definitely need your support on this one!

Day 57

This weekend was tough.  I did 12.4 on Friday night at 7:30pm (absolutely choked by the way, worst Games WOD by far...very disappointing).  Then I had level 1 coaching training all weekend at CFM...had to do Fran.  I was hoping for a low 3 minute time but there was no body was toast from 12.4 the night before.  I finished somewhere around 4:20-4:30 which I was still very happy with.  I was in the first wave and I finished 2nd in my wave.  I must admit that though I was beat up bad from 12.4 Jay has me conditioned so well that I still kicked ass.  I also had to do another WOD on Sunday which also sucked but whateva.  We really do have it good with not only one of the best programmers and gym owners in the business, but we also have a great team of coaches and members.  I absolutely LOVE our box!  I'm at the point of icing my wrists 2-3 times a day...they just absolutely kill.  I can't wait to get 12.5 finished and take a rest.  I got a little over zealous coming down the stretch, first with the Powerlifting Comp, then with the games coming soon after that.  I was warned about over training and a couple times I clearly knew I was...but when your so close to accomplishing your goals nothing will stand in your way.  I can't wait to see how much better I will be at CrossFit this time next year...I WILL make it to regionals in 2013!  I did in fact order that Nerra Cleanse and I will be starting it on Sunday or next Monday.  I will do a few light WODs this week but nothing too demanding but I'm resting until Wednesday...then probably hit some cardio.  I obviously plan on destroying 12.5 since I sucked ass on 12.4 and I want to go out with a major score so I don't look like a clown...we'll see!!!

Breakfest:  1 black coffee, 1 tall water, baby spinach salad w/4oz chicken and 4oz of Tilapia
Snack 1:  1 serving of raw almonds
Lunch 1:  8oz of TJs Soy/Ginger Cod fish w/grilled garlic spinach
Snack 2:  1/2 sliced orange bell pepper, 1 VitaCoco
Lunch 2:  grilled garlic and red onion w/ground turkey and mini tomatoes w/sliced black olives over chopped summer squash.  (This is what I'm bring to our little pot luck hoe down on Thursday night...yum yum!)
Snack 3:  1 avocado, 1 green tea
Dinner 1:  8oz of Tilapia w/veggie medley (grilled summer squash, broccoli and green beans)
Snack 4:  1 serving of raw cashews
Dinner 2:  I might just pound a Paleo kit and go to bed...I'm still destroyed from the WODs all weekend


another week down!! whoo hoo! you guys are doing awesome!! everybody is so making such positive changes!! The great weather is here! good moods all around! nice! Thurdsay is paleo potluck please post to the fb site what you are going to bring so we dont have to many duplicates.
7:30- waffles
10:00 fruit and nut bar
11:00 fruit tuna and pistacios
3:30 fruit and nut bar
5:45- lasagna ( so not paleo)
drinks water
sleep : has been all over the place I am sleeping sound just not as long as id like I have been up way to early the past few days! frustrating!
stress: same/busy as always!
Have a good night!

Amanda M...Day 57

Sleep: Slept solid, woke up feeling like absolute shit. Headache, sore throat, stuffy nose...not fun. I haven't been sick all season! I think it was a combination of poor sleep and horrible diet from this weekend. Damn!

Breakfast-scrambled eggs with ham, turkey and broccoli
Lunch- chicken with red peppers
Snack- Carrots
Dinner- salad from stop n shop....two girl scout cookies. I caved, I couldn't hold out any longer lol

Went grocery shopping tonight...tomorrow begins my no egg diet. Side note: I get WAY too excited when red peppers go on sale. Very excited that all the fruit and veggies are starting to go on sale :-)

New 1 rep max for my power clean...155#!! I tried and failed at it quite a few times but Jay was there coaching me through it and I finally got it. I had no problem getting it high enough, just couldnt get my damn elbows thru. My mind takes over control way too easily

Bench: 4x4-5...95/105/105/110. Felt a bit weak on these today
Pull ups: 4x15...jumping pullups
4 min AMRAP power cleans: I went for in about 15 pulls. Not bad! Traps are killing me already though

3/19....James P

Sorry I didnt post all weekend was busy painting guest bedroom and starting to get the babies room ready. Didn't go out st patricks day, but the wife and I did order a small pizza and naptolana salad from armalinos def my cheat of the weekend. Sunday grabbed a salad from wholefoods for lunch and then went out to dinner for my wifes birthday I had short ribs, veggies and we split crem brule. I also had two beers. Dinner both nights were pretty much bad, but I hate great during the days. Back on track today.

Sleep: horrible last night. combination of a few drinks and that desert I am sure did it. It's so weird how I recognize flaws in my diet and what it does to my body. All these years I never really paid attention just shoveled it in my mouth. Poor eating effecting my sleep, not getting up for a 6:30am wod, and a long day in the office. Not that I hate horrible, but the combination of gluten sat with pizza, two beers on Sunday night, and sugar I totally saw a difference.

Stress: feeling good, but little mad I took two cheat meals this weekend. Thank god this isnt going to be a habit it is only going to hold me back from my goals

8am: Shake
9am: decaf coffee
10am: chicken meatballs and 1/2 avacado
12:15is spinich, bell pepper, cucumber, grilled chicken. Small chicken chili
3pm: cucumbers, and carrotts
6:30pm: 5oz pork chop, asparagus, orange bell pepper

water, water, and more water.

Hope everyone is well see you all Thursday.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Amanda M...Day 54, 55 & 56

Oh hey there guys...I've been MIA all weekend and with good reason...well kinda haha I was in Boston celebrating St. Patricks day weekend. There was a lot of drinking and eating so to say I cheated this weekend would be an understatement. Booze....nachos... Sheppard's pie pizza (delicious!!)...pasta...ugh! It was a horrible weekend but I am ready to get back on it tomorrow. But on the bright side, I got to sleep in til 11 on sat and sun which hasnt been the case for such a long time. Felt amazing lol

Very excited for tomorrow's WOD...I threw up my 1 rep max clean about 6-7 times in a row last week so I'm excited to see how far I've come!

Off to bed!

Maria Week 8 DONE

Went to bed at 11pm, kept waking up, the phone rang at 3am- it was a mess.  Up at 7am.

7:30am- 2 slices bacon, 1/2 C egg substitute, 3/4 oz avocado, 1/2 C blueberries
8:30- taught a step/weights class, did not do much of it since my quads are pretty darn sore.
10am- red pepper
1:45pm- 3 oz tuna, 3/4 oz avocado, 1/2 C grape tomato, 1 cucumber, celery sticks
5pm- celery, asparagus, okra, broccoli, squash, cauliflower mix (ate about 2 cups)
6pm- 6 oz pork chop (made apple onion cinnamon pork chops over crockpot butternut squash from, 1C butternut squash, cabbage/onion dish cooked with 1 TBSP raisins.  SO YUMMY!!!
8pm- 1 chicken drumstick, 1 chicken wing, asparagus
8:30pm- fresh fruit salad- a little banana, grapes, and blueberries.

So this is kind of like a cheat day for me.  Lots of carbs at night.  I am feeling awesome- legs are sore from 12.4 but I LOVE that feeling!!!  Drank water throughout the day, probably could have had more, low stress.  The sleep thing is killing me though!  Dr. Jaime and I talked a little about it but I really need to pick her brain some more.  PLUS I need to make more of an effort to get to bed earlier!  Excited to hit the gym tomorrow- I love power cleans and bench press!  Pull ups- I am learning to love.  Another week down....

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Maria Week 8 Day 6

Went to bed around 10pm- did not sleep well, I am fighting a cold, so I was congested and coughing most of the night. Up at 6:15am nervous about doing WOD 12.4 feeling sick with no sleep. 
7am -WOD 12.4 240 reps which is the SAME score I got for WOD 12.3.  I am going to play this number in the lottery!

11am- paleo stuffed pepper (3 oz ground turkey breast and chicken sausage, carrot, celery, onion, crushed tomato), 1 C yellow squash.

3pm- 3 oz brazilian curry chicken (from Paleomg), mixed veggies (broccoli, caul, squash, carrots), cucumber and grape tomato.

6pm- corned beef (unmeasured maybe 6 oz), carrots, cabbage.

We went out to dinner and they had this chocolate cake with chocolate frosting (YIKES- I was sweating and breathing heavily).  Everyone around me was eating it, but I just looked away.   I feel soooo good being able to tell you that!  I didn't eat enough today- it seems like I am either at one extreme or the other- eating too much or too little.  I am working on getting it right!

Cheat Day!

I ate a lot of cheats today! I started off really well... A delicious paleo sweet potato & kale frittata for breakfast. Then I went to a Brazilian restaurant in Stamford for lunch. I made awesome choices, no fried foods, no cheesy breaded appetizers, no sweets! Just meats & veggies. But then the evening hit, and the darkness brought down my paleo guard, te filter that I use to make healthy decisions. I ate nachos for the first time in months! Melted cheese and crunchy tortilla goodness. Then I drank a glass of wine and some kind of Irish coffee with Frangelico and whipped cream. Finally, it's about 10pm, and I'm eating sweet potato fries with spicy ketchup. Yep, terrible. Terribly delicious. So I'm gonna try to not feel guilty. I'm running 4 miles tmrw, so hopefully, I'll sweat all the fried shit out of my system. Happy St. Patty's Day!

saturday 3/17 happy St Patty's Day

great job all!! sounds like everyone is really doing well!! cant wait to see everybody thursday!
12.4 done yesterday- surprised my self and did 150 wall balls rx and 33 double unders!! Inmagine that!!! 33!! i was shooting for 1! but got done with the wall balls with almost three minutes to spare couldnt believe it! and then puked! yep had to run outside!! havent gone there in a while! felt good!!
diet: always could be better! need to dial in but just cant!
sleep good!
drink water
stress: normal: busy as always!
wod: mon tues friday took wed and thursd off def needed it and today and tomorrow! back on Monday!
hows was everybodys 2nd meeting with Jay? Maria's went awesoem- you go girl!!
any body hear from Yadi on her challenge this weekend right?
going to be up and at CFM at 6:00 am tomorrow! hence why this irish woman is not out having fun!

Friday, March 16, 2012

WOD 12.4

Egg white omelette with spinach
Spinach & kielbasa soup
Cobb salad with turkey, bacon, artichoke hearts, and egg
Apple & almond butter
Legumes stew (something at the Whole Foods buffet)
1 chicken breast

WOD 12.4 - 150 wall balls & 50 DUs

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Amanda M...Day 53

Sleep: Went to bed late because I was up all night baking and frosting! 11:30-6:30

Food: Normal. However, after the WOD I had to run some errands so I stopped at Wendy's on the way home...NO WORRIES! I only got a chili lol I think the woman taking my order was a little shocked that that was all I was getting

6 min of Hang Power Clean: 1 rep every 30 sec. I got up to 145# but we ran out of plates! Did about 6-7 reps at that weight. Went up easy...really wondering what my max is now since that was my power clean PR!!!

150 KB swings at 55#...20 situps whenever we stopped. Took about 15 minutes. It was horrible! But definitely glad I went with 55...was tempted to go lighter

New blog post!

3/15....James P

Sleep: 10-5:45 had a good night of sleep
Stress: not bad little afternoon stress busy day at the office.

pre wod: Shake , adrenal complex, relax tone
6:30am Wod 14:00 with 53% KB did vups and leg raises
Post wod: 5 chicken meatballs, water
10:00am: paleo muffin, decaf coffee
12:30pm: Mixed greens, bell peppers, 4-5oz grilled chicken. small cup of Tuscan pork soup(from soup thyme in Monroe). fish oil, multi viat
3:00pm : green bell pepper strips and cucumber
5:00pm: decaf coffee
6:30pm: Split chicken breasts, steamed Kale and asparagus

drank a bunch of water throughout the day. Felt great today. Having my snacks ready to go has made such a big difference. I see others in the office(I used to do the same) not be prepared and they end up eating just garbage. This assessment has really trained me to think before I put anything in my mouth. I never thought I could become this type of eater, but I am really concious of whats going in these days.

Seems like everyone is dialed in! Everyone have a healthy weekend!

Maria Week 8 Day 4

Went to bed at 11pm woke up at 7:10am, slept horribly, woke up about 3 times.  Not sure why, could be the hormonal thing....
9am WOD- HPC-93 lbs
150 KB swings- I used 35 pounds do 20 V-ups every time I drop the KB. I finished is I think 12:16 or something like that.  Struggled with those f-in v-ups!  My core is still weak from my back injury.

11am- Yeah I know too long with no food.... 2 oz skinless dark meat chicken, 1 cucumber, 1 tsp fish oil
2pm- 3 oz tilapia, 2 C cooked okra, broccoli, caul, squash mix, 1 tsp fish oil
4pm- 3 oz turkey cutlet, 2 C frozen spinach, 1 tsp olive oil
6pm- onion, raisin, rosemary chicken- I made this with skinless chicken drumsticks- sooo good.  I ate standing up (2 drumsticks) while I was cleaning the kitchen, plus I also picked on a chicken wing and some chicken breast and I have to admit that I used some dip (totally non paleo ) with the chicken wing.  Probably about 2 TBSP.  BUT I have not eaten anything after that, and I am leaving the kitchen for the night after this blog.

Low stress day, drank a TON of water and feeling great!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Amanda M...Day 52

Sleep: perfect, as always.

Food: same as usual. Came home after the WOD and had to make some mint chocolate chip cookies and rainbow cupcakes. It was torture not eating any of the batter.....just kidding. I had some. And it was delicious haha I don't bake often anymore so why not.

Wednesday nights are the devil. However, I got a few good sets of DU's in. I bought a new pair of shoes, minimalist ones so I was attempting to run 'correctly' with them tonight. My calves are a bit tight since I switched from my heel to balls the of the my feet. Definitely seemed to help with running, unless I'm just getting better on my own

Late night, still have to frost the cupcakes! Hopefully I wont be tired tomorrow

Maria Week 8 Day 3

Went to bed around 10:30pm, up at 4:45am.  5:30am WOD- got in 3 rounds +14 reps first time, and then 3 rounds the second time.  Double unders were unbroken for almost every round- I KNEW they would be coming up soon in the sectionals!  Felt good today!

8:45am-2 oz swordfish, 1 oz whiting fish, asparagus, tomato, okra, 1 tsp fish oil
12:30pm- 3 oz cumin spiced pork (from Everyday Paleo-YUUUMMMM!), okra, yellow squash, onion
4:30pm- 3 oz skinless dark meat chicken, 3 C homemade veg soup (cabbage, kale, celery, onion, carrot)
7:30pm- 3 oz tilapia, 1 baked chicken wing, 2 C cooked okra, broccoli, cauliflower, squash mix, 1 tsp fish oil.  Picked on kids' leftover chicken.

I need to drink more water.

STRESSFUL day at work today.  Tonight when I got home from work I made a conscious effort to do something to wind down (instead of eating).  I made a cup of tea, sat down and did a puzzle with my 4yo son (he is much better at puzzles than I am).  Anyway, the time flew by, I felt totally calm and I was able to eat my dinner, put the leftovers away and LEAVE the kitchen.  YAY ME!

I have my meeting with Jay tomorrow- wish me luck!  I will keep you posted....

3/14...........James P

Sleep: 10:30am - 5:45pm bad night of sleep that cup of ice cream last kept me up all damn night
Stress: feeling great

pre wod: raw almonds
6:30am wod: 4 rounds for both segments
post wod: shake
8:30am decaf coffee
12:00pm mixed green salad with 5oz grilled chicken, small white bean and sausage soup
3:00pm Brussels sprouts and carrots
6:30pm Plan B.....Baja burger in the grass with side beer just plan old H2O. Having a pregnant wife who cant drink helped me here.

Feeling pretty good. Wod was a little tough for me energy just wasn't there. I still need to setup a time with Jay. Hope everyone is doing well. 2 weeks from tomorrow I am on a beach in PR can't wait!

Day Fiddy Tew...

My bad again for not posting in a while.  I feel so so terrible but things are just crazy.  I promised A-Bomb I would blog tonight so here we go.  12.3 was ok, I wish I had done it twice.  Finished with 7+23, anything besides T2B and I would've crushed that WOD.  12.4 is going to really kill me.  I can't get muscle ups still.  Maybe this is when I finally get them when it counts...we'll see.  My diet has been good still, again had some cheats over the weekend and might have had too many adult Koolaids but I can't go out this weekend.  I'm taking the CrossFit Level 1 coaching cert. at CFM all weekend and I'm pretty pumped.  I can't wait to learn alot more about everything...I want to get as much education out of this as possible.  Plus one of the WODs is Fran and I've been waiting a LONG time to meet her.  OH YEAH!!!  Also came clean today with Coach that I'm injured and I'm pretty much telling you all for the first time as well.  My wrists are both hurting bad.  And I'm not sissy, I have an extremely high tolerance for pain but I'm in trouble.  Coach and I both know and agree I need to take a break and let them rest.  As soon as sectionals are over I'm done for a week or two if needed.  It's perfect timing because I want to take the Neera Cleanse that Coach mentioned on the CFM blog about a month ago.  You can't do anything for 5-7 days, just take it easy.  It's supposed to be a really good cleanse for the gut and a fantastic detox...looks like I'll be the guinea pig! 

WOD: 10 min stretch
           10 min warm up
           30 min aerodyn
           10 min stretch

Breakfest:  6oz of ground turkey meat sauce, 1 black coffee, 1 tall water
Lunch 1:  8oz broiled Tilapia over baby spinach w/balsamic vinegar
Snack 1: 3 sticks of celery and 2 tbsp of almond butter
Lunch 2: 8oz of smoked corned beef  (which I made on my smoker, smoked for 12 hrs), 1 serving cabbage
Dinner 1: 8oz broiled Tilapia w/grilled Brussels sprouts, 1 VitaCoco
Dinner 2: 8oz broiled Tilapia w/grilled mixed veggies (summer squash, yellow onion, broccoli)
Snack 3: 6oz ground turkey and sauteed garlic and red onion w/mini tomatoes and sliced black olives
Snack 4: 4oz broiled Tilapia w/1 serving of cashews...LOL
Yes I had Tilapia 4 times today!


definatley having a rough couple of days-- very emotional and last night workout just killed me i just wasnt into it at all!!! felt like I was going to cry the whole way through!! took today off! did alot of spring cleaning which helped -I think there was just to many things not done!
meals:waffles 7:30
egg and cucumbers- 11:00
turkey/ham- 2:00
hamburger sweet potato fries and salad- 5:30

having some pistacios in a little while
drink: water
sleep: ok tired so slept good but didnt go to bed as early as I had hoped
stress: feeling it the last couple of days!
love the great weather thought!!!

Shooting for next thursday for our potluck meal and meeting! YuM!! havent heard from a few of you let me know if that works!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


1 cup egg whites, 1 chicken sausage (no coffee - no taste for it, grossed me out for some reason)

Quinoa/flax seed crackers

3 chicken tenders, 1 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup butternut squash soup

2 chicken sausages

Siggi's yogurt cup

Chicken, salsa, & hummus

10 - 1 ladder of 65 lb squat cleans, ring rows, & 15" box jumps. Completed in 14:02.

Amanda M...Day 51

Sleep: 1030-630...I must have woken up once because my fan was on and I didn't turn it on before I got in bed lol I'm like a furnace, I overheat like crazy.

Food: Same as usual. No cake in a mug tonight, I need to stop eating those so much lol just because it's paleo doesn't mean its okay to eat all the time, unfortunately.

WOD: 10, 9, 8...1 65# clean, jumping pull ups and box jumps (3 45# plates) Getting ALOT stronger on the pull ups, its very exciting. A month ago, I couldn't even hold myself up on the bar but now I can. I think I'll start using the bands soon.

I can officially pull my pants off without unbuttoning them. Needless to say, its getting annoying having to pull them up all the time when I'm walking. I look like a slob haha Going shopping on Friday for new pants. If you haven't heard of Retail 101, I suggest you check it out! It's this store in Beacon Falls that sells brand name clothing for between $5-$25. Everything is from just a few months ago (all the leftover stock that stores didn't sell) so they aren't outdated. Its only open 1 week every month or so and its all happening this weekend!

Maria Week 8 Day 2

Went to bed at 11pm, woke up at 5am- clearly not enough sleep

5:30am WOD: 10,9,8....1 squat clean 65#, regular PU, box jumps 10" (no more 15" boxes available)
finished in 12:10.  Felt AWESOME today in the gym despite lack of sleep.  I think I am starting to notice a difference in my performance....

8:40am- 3 oz chicken breast, 2 C Kale, 1 tsp fish oil
12:30pm- 3 oz Brazilian Curry Chicken (from paleomg- DEE LISH!!!_, 1 C cooked broccoli, 2 C cooked cabbage, about 1 TBSP raisins
4:30pm- 3 oz tilapia, 1 C cooked okra, 1C mixed veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, squash), 1 tsp fish oil
7:00pm- 3 oz extra lean ground turkey breast, 2 C homemade veggie soup, grape tomatoes, 2 artichoke hearts, okra, took a couple bites of steak (maybe about 2 oz)

Good Day today, I really tried to be conscious of sitting while eating tonight.  When I got home I sat in the living room for a while instead of staying in the kitchen which I think helped a lot.  It is almost like as soon as I get home I need to eat to help me relax after a day at work.  I am going to try staying OUT of the kitchen for a while when I first get home.

Low stress day, could have drank more water...

3/13..............James P

Sleep: 11-5:45am
Stress: Feeling good

Pre Wod: Shake
6:30am Squat clean party
Post Wod: paleo muffin, decaf coffee
10:00am headed to the office late picked up scrambled eggs and bacon
12:30pm Spinach Salad, bell peppers, Grilled chicken, Small Chicken soup with it.
2:00pm Cucumber and yellow bell pepper
3:30pm Carrots
5:00pm decaf coffee
6:00pm 4-5oz grilled chicken, Brussels spouts and Kale
8:00pm had a small cup of ice cream

WOD was tough for me today was pretty tired. Packed a lot of veggies to snack on today and last few days. 6 months ago it would have been chips so its in the right direction. Still a lot of work to do, but I love how I don't get the afternoon crash at work anymore. I need to stop grabbing the coffee on the way home from work its the worst habit I have got into . I don't even finish it half the time. As the weather warms up hopefully I won't have the urge to get a hot cup.

Amanda F - Done with traveling...

Hi all.  I apologize for not blogging for the last several days.  Believe it or not, I was essentially cut off from the outside world with no TV and no internet access.  It was awful!

Although most of the time I was traveling I ate fairly well and did really well at avoiding sugar, starting Saturday, all went downhill.  It all started Saturday morning when I was alone, with noone to to judge or for me to be accountable for my actions, I had a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich and a Diet Coke....for breakfast.  The day progressively got worse as I spent it in Columbia, MO (Home of the 2nd Seed Missouri Tigers).  I proceeded to eat nachos, fried pickles, chicken wings, soft pretzels, and many, many vodka cocktails.  Not good at all.  I haven't drank in such a long time, plus the fact that I had been off sugar for 3 WEEKS, I felt absolutely awful on Sunday.  But, instead of getting back on track, I proceeded to have another Diet Coke and Doritos for breakfast and then Soft tacos for dinner. 

Since my weekend, I have been ridiculiously stressed at work and haven't been to get prepared to eat well or do a WOD.  Both of which I should really being doing to manage my stress better.  I feel terrible.  I am light headed, exhausted and nauseous most of the day.  So lethargic I could hardly care about anything that I'm doing.  Apparently, eating well and most importantly, avoiding sugar, has an impact on my overall mood and phyiscal feelings.  So despite the fact that my stress level is at an ultimate high, and probably will continue to be through the end of April, tomorrow I am pulling it together and will be sugar free again.  Plus, I will go to CFM Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and then Saturday at 7am to do WOD 12.4!  My goal is to be sugar free for one month; March 14th through April 14th, which happens to be my son's second birthday.  Then at least I won't feel too bad sharing a piece of his birthday cake!

So there it is.  Expect to hear from me tomorrow and please, although I feel like I am regularly blogging that I have fallen off track, please don't give up on me!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Still feeling weird...

1/2 cup egg whites, 1 chicken sausage
Berry smoothie
2 siggi's yogurts
2 cups lentil soup

WOD: built up to 3 rep DL @ 205lbs, 5 rep shoulder press @ 65lbs

15 SDHP @ Rx 75lbs
40 push-ups

I think I wore myself out yesterday with 12.3. I called out sick from work today, slept all day, and didn't have much of an appetite. I'm not sure what's going on with my body.

Amanda M...Day 50

Sleep: 1030-630 straight through

Breakfast- scrambled eggs with broccoli ham and turkey
Lunch- chicken with red peppers
Snack- carrots
Dinner- turkey burger over spinach and cake in a mug

3 rep max deadlift: Got up to 215# and felt really strong with it. Probably could have tried heavier
5 rep max shoulder press: only got up to 85# before time ran out

10 min AMRAP
15 SDHP @ 75#
40 pushups
Got in 3 rounds and 4 pulls. Alot harder than I thought it would be!
800m run after...gorgeous outside and still really bright out!

Taking this week to mentally prepare myself to go egg and cheese-less next week. I've been eating eggs every morning for years and I think its about time to change up my diet. Plus, during the paleo challenge, Jay told us to give up eggs to see how we feel without eating them so I am going to give it a try. Might replace them with fish since I haven't eaten any besides tuna...ever haha I still eat cheese (Gorgonzola mostly) and want to be 100% paleo and see how I do.

3/12.........James P

Sleep: 11-7:00am
Stress: feeling good

8:00: protien shake on the way in to work
9:00: decaf coffee
10:30: 1 serving raw almonds
12:00: spinich salad, yellow bell pepper, grilled chicken
3:30: cucumber and carrotts
5:00: decaf coffee
7:00: 6oz Salmon, steamed kale and carrotts

drank roughly 60+ oz water so far need to have a few glasses tonight. Overal, feeling well. No WOD, but I did go for a 2.5 mile jog. Ate kind of light today, but wasn't really hungry.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Maria Week 7 DONE

Bed at 1am (new time) up at 7:00am

7:35am-2 slices of nitrate free bacon, 1 egg (from a friend's chicken!), 1 oz avocado

8:30am- taught a step class- took it easy - light cardio for me.  Double under practice, hand stand holds.

okay, so I just wrote this long post and somehow it didn't save so really quick the rest of my food: tilapia, home made soup
paleo stuffed pepper, cabbage, onions, raisins
dark meat chicken, turnips, brussels sprouts.

I ate all of my meals standing up today and didn't really measure my meals. I picked a lot today too, which I really think has become a bad habit.  It's not emotional eating, I really think it is this behavior that has become ingrained.  Even though it is paleo food, the behavior is what is bothering me.  So I am officially making it one of my goals this year- eliminate eating compulsively!  When I eat like that it is like I have no boundaries around my food, there is no beginning and ending of a meal.

Feeling better :)

Bowl of butternut squash soup 
12 quinoa/flax seed crackers
1 siggi's yogurt
Dried mango 
Corned beef, sweet potato, & cabbage
(first real meal since Friday! Yay!) Lots of water; 1 soy latte

Completed 203 reps of 12.3 today! I could have done more but didn't wanna go too hard... Stomach is still recovering.

Amanda M...Day 49

Sleep: After work yesterday, I came home and did absolutely nothing all night and it was glorious. Went to bed at 1am and slept in til 10

No workout today...went Mon-Sat so today was a mandatory rest day lol

It was my grandma's birthday party today...for food there was fruit salad, ham, egg bake, twice baked potatoes (sour cream and cheese), blueberry french toast, cinnamon rolls, reeses pie, cheesecake, pastries and so much more. It was TORTURE!! I had a bowl of fruit salad, two pieces of ham and some of the egg bake (had peppers and sausage in it) For dessert I steered clear of the heavy stuff and had some of my Aunt's low fat pudding/fruit/pound cake layer thing. For dinner I had a salad from stop n shop

Went shopping for workout clothes today since everyone has told me to get rid of the baggy clothes! lol I bought a few new tops but for pants...I just cant bring myself to wear those tight yoga type ones. I HATE my thighs...I'd rather wear shorts, is that weird? lol So I'll stick to my loose fitting pants until I'm happier with these ol legs of mine.

Sunday 3/11

Today my baby turned 11!! thats crazy and we celebrated! I had cake and we went to tenga for dinner! enough said! i did not get rice though- thats a little good! Had her party at crossfit ---it was awesome!!! they had such an awesome time!!
slept good just really could have used that extra hour!!
James you inspired my cfm blog this week! thanks!!!
make your meetings with Jay and continure with Dr. Jaime!
so meals: not good!
drink: water
wod: off day
slept good!
see you all tomorrow!

Maria Week 7 Day 6

Went to bed at 9:30pm, woke up at 6am.  Woke up a couple of times in the middle of the night, but was able to get back to sleep.

6:30am- 1/2 C egg substitute, 2 slices uncured bacon, 1 oz avocado, 2 blackberries

7:00am- WOD 12.3- 6 rounds + 24 reps Rx.  I don't know if that is good, bad or whatever, all I know is that I did my best.  I could not have done it any faster.

8:45am- taught a step class

10:30am- 1 scoop Hydro Whey Protein Powder

3pm- 3 oz tilapia, 2 C homemade veggie soup, 1 tsp fish oil

6:45pm- lots of cooked cabbage, collard greens, onions.

9pm- Dinner out- swordfish ( I ate half of it probably about 3 oz), steamed broccoli, salad bar (greens and veggies and I added some egg, walnuts, bacon bits), olive oil and balsamic vinegar

Did not drink enough water today.  Had ANOTHER b-day party with pizza and cake in my face, and my son kept handing me the crust because he didn't want it.  I had that nice, soft dough right in my hands and THREW IT IN THE GARBAGE.  So hard for me!  He also had a piece of cake with LOTS of frosting ( I LOVE FROSTING)- I didn't touch it.

3 competition WODS down, 3 more to go!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Amanda M...Day 48

Went to bed at 1130, woke up at 630 for the 7 am workout haha what can I say, I don't take long getting ready in the morning.

Ugh, today was bad. I was craving sugar HARDCORE. Its as if my body knew I'd be surrounded by sweets all day. I had a 9 hour shift at the bakery and it was dead and I forgot my book. That is never NEVER a good mix. I had a brownie, a piece of banana bread, and I took home a cupcake to have for dessert. Other than that, it was eggs and sausage for breakfast, beef jerky at the bakery, and a turkey burger for dinner. I really wanted a whole shit ton of pasta when I got home, and had my hand on the box getting ready to open it but I didnt. Thank god...I feel crappy enough as it is from all the sugar. My head is pounding! Awful awful stuff!

12.3....7 rounds, 15 box jumps and 4 push press.
Box jumps were modified--still terrified of these damn things.
Push Press were RX at 75#..didnt have a problem with these
Toes to Bar- I did knee raises. I can get my legs up there (tried for the first time Friday night and surprised myself) but knew I wouldnt be able to do a whole WOD with it. I'm too tall, its unfair ;-)

Awesome job to Nitro...almost 8 rounds RX! Maria was there today too but I didnt get a chance to see how she did but I'm sure she killed it :-) Great work guys!

Food poisoning

I think I got food poisoning. I have a very weak stomach and slept most of the day. I stuck to a liquid diet/soft food diet. I felt nauseous at the thought of eating meat or anything real substantial.


1/2 apple with 1 tbs almond butter
1 orange
1 cup cauliflower rice
Berry smoothie w/ 1 scoop protein
1 cup ginger, carrot, cashew soup
Siggi's yogurt

Beverages: 1 cup orange juice, lemon-ginger tea, ginger Kombucha tea, lots of water

I'm really upset I couldn't do workout 12.3. I have every intention on doing it tmrw at 9am, but idk if I'll have the energy and strength. I feel so damn frail :(

Amanda M...Day 47

Forgot to blog last night!

Sleep: woke up randomly at 3 am, like wide awake. But was able to fall back asleep

Food: eggs sausage/peppers/chicken with seasoning and carrots/beef jerky and plantain chips/bacon & sweet potato turkey burger over spinach

WOD: 4x30 sec amraps of
Back Squat- 115#
Pull ups- jumping pull ups/negatives for me
Hang Power Clean- 75#
1 min of jumping rope

Did the 12.3 this morning...and now I am off to a 9 hour shift at the bakery...ugh! I'm exhausted!

I'll blog again tonight. Enjoy the beautiful weekend everyone

Friday, March 9, 2012

3/9...........James P

Sleep 10:45- 5:30am woke up a few times during the night

Pre Wod: Shake
6:30am WOD
Post WOD: hard boiled egg, decaf coffee
10:15am Turkey meatballs, 1/2 avocado
12:30pm Cobb Salad with all the fixins no dressing. was still hungry so had a cup of white bean and sausage soup that someone in the office brought in.
4:00pm black decaf coffee
7:00pm Vegetable Lasagna, Garden salad9:00pm split a cupcake with my wife.

Overall felt great today! Onward the the weekend.

Maria Week 7 Day 5

Went to bed around 10:30p and woke up at 7a- I had crazy nightmares and woke up a couple of times crying!  Felt very tired in the morning despite getting enough sleep.
7:50am- 1/3C canned pumpkin, 1/2 C egg whites, 2 TBSP coconut flour, 1 tsp coconut oil

8:30am- taught kickboxing class

11:20am- 2 1/2 oz wild cauht salmon, 1 C homemade veggie soup

2:30p- 3 oz whiting fish ,2 spears raw asparagus, 1/2 C grape tomatoes, grapes (a lot of them)

5:20pm- 1 oz salmon, 4 spears raw asparagus

6:45 18 small black olives, 6 oz salmon, cabbage, onion, kale, cooked with 2 tsp dried cranberries, 1 tsp olive oil

8:30pm- sleepytime tea with stevia

Good day today, pretty much rested and ready for the WOD tomorrow but nervous!  I think that eating those nuts last night made me have those nightmares!!  I felt all bloated today and gross.  I feel much better tonight. Low stress today, but I have a full day tomorrow I am trying not to stress out because I need to get a good night's sleep!



Ugh! I was feeling fine all day until I ate lunch. My stomach is killing me, and I can't keep anything down. This completely sucks cuz I was looking fwd to killin tmrw's workout.

Meals: Paleo muffin
1 piece salmon, 1/2 cup chick peas
Pork chop w/ 1/2 avocado

I don't wanna eat anything else. I never made it CFM today... Too sick to my stomach.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

thursday Fight Gone Good!

hi all... so happy with todays WOD... did it RX except for box jumps and went from 219 to 279 and last time i didnt RX anything!!! so excited!!!
meals: were all over today and definaltey bringing those dam girlscout cookies in the house was not a good idea!!!!
drink: water
stress: high drama!!!
cant wait to go to sleep but am a little wired and fired up right now.... hopefully ill sleep soon!
see you all tomorow!

Amanda M...Day 46

Sleep: Solid sleep from 10-630. I don't remember falling asleep nor do I think I moved an inch the entire night

Breakfast- eggs and sausage
Snack- black berries, blueberries and strawberries...about a cup altogether
Lunch- left over WF chicken and asparagus
Snack- plantain chips and guac
Dinner- bacon and sweet potato turkey burger over fresh spinach, sprinkling of gorganzola cheese

WOD: FGB...234 reps.
I had never done this workout before and after doing it I just have one question....why the hell were so many people upset that they were missing this today?! That was horrible lol

Wall balls- the black line (are girls only supposed to go to the red?)
SDHP- 55#
Box jumps- white box
Push Press- 55#
Row- 10 cal each

Threw in an 800m run afterwards, it was just too nice out not to!

3/8.....James P

Sleep 10:30 - 5:45am
Stress better this afternoon

pre wod: protein shake
6:30am WOD FGB 270ish first time I ever went after it goal is over 300 next time.
post wod: Hard boiled egg, decaf coffee
10:30am 5 turkey meatballs
12:00pm Chicken Cobb Salad, carrots and celery
2:00pm 1/2 serving of Raw Almonds
3:30pm sliver of red velvet cake didn't qualify as a piece according to the people in my office. had a sliver to make someone feel good.
5:00pm hot tea
6:30pm wife made a great salad for dinner to night with 5oz grilled chicken. mixed greens, grape tomato's, orange bell pepper, snap peas.

Overall, I feel great. Diet really changes everything. I really was upset with myself for taking a bite of the cake because I really want to avoid sweets for a while. Another reason I like to avoid sweets is because it always seems to bring on anxiety or increase my stress level at work. A few years ago out of no where I had a panic attack. I do not wish this on anyone. I never had anxiety issues in my life. Then Bam out of no where at 80mph on I95 my first full blown panic attack. After a stressful day of work, a few red bulls, and a bunch of processed junk that day it helped my body learn to say screw you James I am going to make you lose your sh&t today. After 1..came 2..and so on. It increased stress in my everyday life, relationship, work, and avoiding I95 for the longest time (someone traveling for work this becomes a major challenge). You may be asking yourself why the hell is James babbling about a panic attack on this year long fitness assessment blog. Well the answer is really simple..... diet and exercise. When I started to get these panic attacks I was eating poorly, drinking like a fish, for the first time in my life wasn't exercising at all, starting my masters degree, getting married, and selling/buying our new house. I had a ton going on and I was doing nothing to help counter the stress I was bringing on. As I started working with my ND to help support my adrenals and started working out at CrossFit everyday is better than the day before. Learning how to fuel my body properly has made such a difference. Yes I am still on edge sometimes, but as I focus on ways to help manage stress by helping improve my diet I can say that I have had more anxiety free days. I have not felt this good in such a long time and it all comes back to diet and exercise.

So that's my little story which I am sure I will get more in depth about over the next ten months. I wanted to mention this because we have a big box at CFM. A lot of people have a lot of different issues or things going on. Some live the stress free life while others may have an issue to what I developed. Eating poorly really helped my body develop a negative trend in producing a panic attack. Yes, I had a ton of stuff going on but if my body was fueled with a lot of the things within the Paleo diet I am almost positive my anxiety would have been at a manageable level.
Diet and exercise may not take the stress out of my life, but it will certainly has helped me manage it. At 31 I think I felt like I was 41. Now at 34 I feel like I am 21 again (without the 21 shot bar crawl!) I guess my point of this story was simple....eating properly and excersing can do wonders beyond just looking great!

Maria Week 7 Day 4

Slept 11pm- 7am- slept like a rock but still tired this morning.
7:30am- paleo pumpkin muffins (pumpkin, egg whites and coconut flour)

9am WOD- FGB- didn't really keep track but didn't go at 100% saving myself for Saturday! Practiced for Saturday after the WOD and did hand stand holds

10:30am 1/2 scoop Hydro Whey Protein Powder

1:00pm- 3 oz chicken breast, 3 C homemade veggie soup, 1 C cauliflower, 1 tsp fish oil

3:45pm- 3 oz chicken breast, 1 C collard greens, 1 tsp fish oil

6:30pm- Maurer's smoky bacon chili- I used ground bison and ground turkey breast- really yummy!  Didn't measure probably about a cup
8:30pm- mixed raw nuts and raw pumpkin seeds, and tahini (sesame seed butter)- I was supposed to give up nuts/nut butters for lent, I am not doing so well, I didn't measure these out which is very dangerous for me, I eat too many of them.  NO MORE NUTS/NUT BUTTERS until after Easter!
sleepytime tea with stevia

Low stress today, taking a rest day tomorrow, I will not be touching a weight!  I need to work on just having my measured meal, and then STOPPING after that.  Dr. Jaime does not want me to eat anything for 2 hours before bed.  So that is one of my goals

Rest Day

2 chicken sausages, Paleo muffin

Salad with chicken, turkey, bacon, egg, artichoke hearts, & vinegar

1 chicken sausage

  Apple with crunchy peanut butter

Tilapia with chick peas, spinach, and broccoli

Rest Day- No WOD

I took my vitamins again today! Yay :)

I've been super stressed at work lately, not sleeping well either.  I've just been really nervous and on-edge. But I feel like I'm dealing with the stress as effectively as I can. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Amanda M...Day 45

Sleep: Amazing, per usual. 10-630

Breakfast- eggs over easy and sausage
Lunch- boiled chicken with seasoning, red peppers
Snack- baby carrots, plantain chips and guac
Dinner- Whole foods...chicken and asparagus, about a half a cup of berries and a few dark chocolate covered dried bananas. Very small portions...saving leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

FS: Started with 95# and got up to 145# which WAS my max...but if I can get it up after 6 rounds of hell with no problem, then I think my PR is a bit higher! Which is exciting
7 KB swings: 55#
6 burpee box jumps
400m run
They said we didn't have to run the full 400m but I did cause I knew I needed to. Felt strong today...feeling stronger everyday!

Made the commitment to buy a new sports bra (guys, you wont understand!) $52 later...I ordered the wrong size haha I have no idea how big my boobs are anymore with the weight loss. Trial and error! If you didn't see my blog/rant about workout clothes, check it out!

Amanda VF first half of traveling week done

Hi guys. So I just finished reading Maria's blog about Dr. Jaime. I haven't met with her but I'm sure she'll call me out for the same thing! (maybe she's reading this now!). I never blog when I have a bad day and sometimes I don't put all the bad stuff when I do blog. I'm afraid that I'm not doing as well or as strict as everyone else and it makes me look bad when I screw up. But, Maria's right, that's the whole point of blogging. So that's why I'm here. I literally just got home from a day of trial strategy in NYC. I got home last night from Georgia abou 11pm after 3 days of pre-prepared meals. I don't actually remember everything I ate while I was there but it wasn't all bad and it wasn't all good. I'd say 60/40. I did have pizza and I did have a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast as there were no other options. And I did eat a half of a chocolate chip cookie. But no Diet Coke! Despite the fact that I flew into Atlanta where it is literally everywhere and at the conference they had those great little glass bottles of Diet Coke, I was able to walk by. It was soooo hard to do, but I did it. I had too many carbs and sweets over the last 4 days so tomorrow is a reset. Then I'm off to St. Louis for a girls weekend on Friday. That is going to be tough. Another thing is that I've literally done one WODin the last 10 days and it was 12.2. Tomorrow night will be the only day this week I can do a WOD. I don't think I'm going to be able to do 12.3 since I'm in STL and I'm really disappointed. Next week, back to 5 days as both my husband and I will be home. Thanks for everyone's support. Like Maria, look to hear from me more. Night.


1/2 cup peas & 2 chicken sausages

1 chicken tender, 1 salmon filet, & 1/2 cup bell peppers

1/2 cup slivered almonds & 1/2 cup berries with almond milk

1/2 cup beans, 1 chicken sausage, 5 green olives 

1 small pork tenderloin, spinach, & broccoli

Cake in a mug (coconut, almond butter, nutmeg, vanilla flavored)

WOD: Front Squat at 65, 75, 85, 95, 105, 115, 125 (I think) 
7 KBs (yellow one)
Burpee box jumps

3/7.......James P

Sleep: 10:30am - 5:50am
Stress: anxious days

pre wod: Shake
6:30am WOD

8:45am decaf coffee, adrenal tincture, relax tone homeopathic
9:30am 5 turkey meatballs, 1/2 Avocado
12:30pm garden salad with turkey slices on it, diet coke
2:45pm 1 serving raw almonds
4:45pm decaf coffee black on the drive home
6:00pm Ground Turkey in sauce side of broccoli
8:00pm popcorn popped in coconut oil

about 70oz of water

Felt good today. Was worried that my back would hurt during today's WOD, but felt great. Fridge is light need to get shopping and plan my meals out better going forward. got a little off track and have not had enough snacks during the day. Was really hungry between breakfast and lunch.

Maria Week 7 Day 3

So I went to bed early(9:30p- early for me!), and planned on doing the 5:30 am WOD.  Well my son was up all night coughing and since I am such a light sleeper, it kept me up all night.  So today was a rest day.  DYING to know what WOD 12.3 is.

7:15am- paleo pumpkin muffins
10am- 2 C Kale, 1 oz turkey breast, 1/4 tsp fish oil
12:30p- paleo chicken enchilada stew over cauliflower, 1 pickle
3pm- 3 oz whiting fish, 2 C asparagus, 1 C grape tomatoes, 1 tsp olive oil
5pm- mix of raw pumpkin seeds, raw brazilian nuts, and raw cashews (unmeasured)
7pm chicken breast and turkey pepperoni (unmeasured), 1 cucumber, 2 TBSP almond butter
sleepytime tea with stevia

 I ate too much fat today, I was really wanting to munch today I think that when I am not very busy at work I look for food.  When I am busy I don't even think about it.  Low stress today, nervous to find out what the WOD is going to be!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Amanda M...Day 44

Sleep: Awesome...back to my normal sleeping like a rock habits. 10:30-6:30

Breakfast- scrambled eggs and bacon
Snack- almonds and raisins
Lunch- chicken with sweet potato, zucchini and onion
Snack- red peppers
Dinner- bacon and sweet potato turkey burger over spinach.
While I was cooking the bacon, I probably consumed like 3 strips just from all the nibbling I did. I couldn't help myself!

90 sec rows 466m/440m/ those SUCKED and it doesn't help to have Colin watching behind you lol I guess I should be thankful...kept me from slacking
8 jumping pullups...was standing on one 45# plate and kind of held myself up there for a second to hopefully help my progress
20 DU's...found a new stride tonight with these. Changed up how I jump and it helped IMMENSELY!

How are all you guys managing with girl scout cookies in the house?! I didn't buy any this year and when I saw those girls standing outside of stop n shop Sunday, I avoided them like the plague.

Maria Week 7 Day 2

Went to bed after 11pm, woke up at 4:45a.m.5:30 WOD- I sucked ass today, I just wasn't into it and I know it was because I didn't sleep enough.  I am worried because my double under mojo is missing!  I KNOW that there are going to be DU in the comp WOD sooner or later!

8am-paleo pumkin muffins (pumpkin, egg white, coconut flour)
10am- 1 1/2 oz salmon, 2 C Raw Kale, 1/4 tsp fish oil
2pm- 3 oz whiting fish, 2 C asparagus, 1 tsp fish oil, large pickle
4:25pm- 3 oz whiting fish, 3 C combined broccoli and yellow squash, 1 tsp olive oil
6:30pm- chicken enchilada stew (from paleomg SOOO GOOOOD)- didn't measure portion

Okay, I did it again, while I was making my meals for tomorrow, I kept picking on food- chicken mostly.  It would be great if I could just LEAVE the kitchen.  If I make my meals in the morning I know I will not pick (I only do it at night, I don't know why) but I would be so late to work and there is no way to get up earlier than I do (I get up at 4:45am as it is).  I just might have to make my meals in the morning as AFAP (like a crossfit WOD)...

Low stress today, just feeling the effects of not sleeping enough

3/6.....James P

Sleep: 10:30 - 5:45am
Stress: little anxious today

pre wod: P. Shake
6:30am WOD
8:30am paleo muffin, decaf cofee, adrenal tincture, relax tone homeopathic rem
10:15am 5 Turkey meatballs, 1/2 avacado multi vit, fish oil
12:30pm mixed greens, yellow bell pepper, grilled chicken. small chicken chili about half hour later
3:00pm 1 serving raw almonds
5:00pm 2 girl scout cookies when I walked in the door after work dont know why, but they wre on the counter really surprised I didn't eat the entire box
6:30pm Ground turkey, zuchini
7:00pm small piece of dark chocolate

Water consumption about 80 oz

Felt good today had a sweet tooth in the afternoon.


1/2 cup cauliflower rice with 3 olives, 1/2 cup ground turkey

Tilapia with 2.5 cups bell peppers, sprinkled with Bragg aminos 

1 small apple (Lil Snappers - kid-sized fruit at Stop&Shop- so cute!) & 2 tbs almond butter

1 grapefruit, celery & pb

2 salmon filets with peanut sauce (agave nectar, Bragg aminos, and peanut butter - sooo good! Try it with almond or cashew butter), chicken tender, spinach, and peas (def ate too much)

I haven't taken any vitamins since the start of YLA. I just keep forgetting. Today I started! Finally.

Maintained between 1:51 - 1:58 on each row, ring rows x8, and 20 secs of double-unders.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Maria Week 7 Day 1

So I went to see Dr. Jaime this weekend- LOVE HER.  She called me out on some stuff and she was absolutely right.  First of all, I only want to blog when I am have a GREAT day.  She pointed out that when I have a bad day is when I need to blog the most, and also I need to be totally honest about my behavior around food.  So I need to make more of a commitment to being vulnerable and not be afraid of being embarrassed.  So here is today:

PRE WOD 5am- Pumpkin muffins (1/3 C canned pumkin, 1/2 C egg substitute, 2 TBSO cocnut flour, pumpkin pie spice)

5:30am WOD- totally took it easy because my shoulders are JACKED UP from Saturday, ridiculously light weight and DID NOT hang from the pull up bar to do T2B (did GHD instead)

POST WOD 6:45am- 1 scoop Hydro Whey protein powder

9:30am- 1 1/2 oz salmon, 1 C cooked mixed collard greens, spinach, cabbage, onion, 1/4 tsp omega 3,6,9,oil

1:15pm- 3 oz whiting fish, 1 C grape tomato, 1 C cooked asparagus, 1 C mixed turnips, eggplant, brussels sprouts, 1 tsp fish oil

4:30pm- 3 oz salmon, 1 C cooked asparagus, 1 C cooked collard greens, spinach, onion, 1/2 tsp fish oil

5:30pm taught a step class
7pm- taught a weight class- I didn't really participate 100% in these classes I did more "instructing" than anything

 8:45pm- 3 C homemade veggie soup, 3 oz turkey breast.

Here is where things went array.  I had such a great day, measured out all my meals and then I come home to see that my mom (who was babysitting) brought a Costco rotisserie chicken over and it was sitting on the stove calling out to me.  So I stood over the stove and ate a lot of the chicken, I don't even know how much but I ate maybe almost half but even worse was that I ate it standing up over the stove.  Then I ate some vegetables also standing and some sunflower seed butter, and also like 1/2 cup blueberries.  So now I am totally full and it is 10:25pm and it all started with thinking, "I'll just have a bite..."

This is what keeps me from reaching my goals.  I don't know why I do it to myself, but I do, and I DO NOT want to do it anymore.  So I will keep on writing about this in this blog EVERY NIGHT because I need to.  Dr. Jaime was right when she said the only way that it is going to get better is to be honest with the group

monday funday!!

Hi all just got home after a never ending day!! is it summer yet????--
7:30 am cherrios
11:00 pistachios, piece of steak
3:20- turkey
5:30- pizza had to fit a meal in and this was it for today!!
my diet sucks!! ugh!
drink: water
sleep :good 10-7:00
stress: same
wod: yes! love mondays except didnt realize how sore my shoulders were from saturday until i tried a push press! ohh yay!! there it is!!
have a good night~!

Amanda M...Day 43

Sleep: Slept great, although I went to bed a bit too late...11-6:30

Breakfast- scrambled eggs with side of bacon
Snack- red peppers
Lunch- 5 slices of turkey, 2 slices of ham (lunch meat) with some guacamole, side of carrots
Dinner- Chicken with sauteed onion, garlic, shredded sweet potato and zucchini
Dessert- paleo cake in a cup (no idea, but I was seriously craving chocolate tonight)

4x amrap DL @ 155# 11/10/10/10
4 x 20 pushups
4x amrap Push press @ 95 8/7/6/5
4x 40 sec amrap T2B...didnt keep track. Grip was really bad tonight...its about that time to file the callouses! (so gross to say lol)

Feeling a new spark with this whole journey...usually around this time I fizzle out and get back into bad habits. This group is really like being in a daily AA meeting or something lol I didn't think it would be this helpful but it really is. Its not only helpful to get the support, but it also feels great to give it as well. Keep up the great work everyone :-)

Morgan's Monday

Apple with almond butter

Tilapia, cauliflower rice, and bell peppers

Tilapia, black beans, and quinoa

Apple with almond butter

Paleo enchiladas (ground turkey, homemade enchilada sauce, and sweet potato slices), cauliflower rice with olives and sofrito, black beans, and a glass of red wine

Rx DL @ 155lbs AMRAP x4 (about 8-10 reps)
20 push-ups x4 (really tried regular push-ups but ended up on my knees)
Shoulder press x4 (85, 75, 75, 75- could not Rx @ 95 today)
40 secs of T2B x4 (about 4 reps every 10 secs)

Day 42

Sorry I haven't been on top of the blogging is pretty crazy and busy right now. Since this blog is all about being open and laying it all out there I will discuss something no holds barred. I did the Games WOD yesterday and finished with 61 reps well short of my goal...I mean really short. I'm not one to sit around and dwell on a bad WOD but there's something about this specific one that is really pissing me off. I had really high expectations and after practice on Thursday I felt good about the WOD. When it became game time I just didn't perform. The weight was heavy, I was fatigued, I just couldn't get there. Now I'm not making excuses, I did the best I could but I'm just ├╝ber disappointed in my performance! Can I move forward, of course...I already have. I immediately called my strength coach when I arrived home from the WOD and my only focus when we meet at the end of the month will be Olympic lifts. There is some good that came from this, I know I never want to feel that disappointment I felt after that WOD ever again. NEVER! That alone is going to give me the drive to succeed! I had a couple well deserved cheats over the was a meal, the other a dessert. What they were is insignificant but without those stupid cheats I'd loose my mind and would be really nasty and short tempered.

WOD: I attempted a 5k run today but my body wasn't cooperating. I got 8 minutes in and I was hurting almost everywhere. I thought once I got moving I'd loosen up and I'd be fine...I was wrong. So I took a short cut back home and ended the run early. It is what it is. I guess the Games WOD owned my more then I thought.

Breakfast: 1 black coffee, 1 tall water, 1 Vitacoco 8oz of Tilapia w/grilled summer squash, broccoli and onion
Snack 1: 3-4oz piece of Venison
Lunch 1: Ground turkey meat sauce over 1 serving of green beans
Snack 2: some celery/cucumber/yellow bell pepper
Lunch 2: 6-8oz Venison steak over baby spinach salad w/balsamic vinegrette
Snack 3: 1 serving of raw almonds
Snack 4: some celery/cucumber/yellow bell pepper
Dinner 1: 8oz of Tilapia w/grilled summer squash, broccoli and onion
Dinner 2: 8oz of Tilapia w/1 serving of green beans

P.S. Girl scout cookies arrived today. They are everywhere. I'm going to eat my fill one time tonight and I'm giving the rest away and I'm not ashamed to say it. Peanut butter tagalongs and all!

3/5....James P

Hello All,

Sleep 11-7:30am
no WOD today back is still really sore from Friday morning twisted it on the squat cleans. Feeling better today will go for a light run after work.

Stress: same

7:30am adrenal tincture and relax tone homeopathic remedy.
9:00am protein shake and black decaf coffee after
10:00am cucumber slices
12:30pm spinach salad, with red and green bells peppers, 1 chicken breast. 2 thin mint Girl scout cookies. fish oil and multi vitamin.
2:00pm small chicken chili
3:30pm carrots and 1 serving raw almonds

4:30ish way home from work usually grab coffee...going to go with a tea.

tonight chicken breast and asparagus for dinner.

Back to the gym in the morning. I met with my Naturopath on Friday. I have been taking this adrenal and blood pressure tincture. December I was 130/80sh and weighed 223lbs this past Friday I was 122/64 and weighed in 212.

I had a few cheats over the weekend and I wasn't perfect on vacation last week so Its time to get back down to business. Goal is to get to 200-205 by end of March or down a pant size. I am not so worried about the weight more about how I look. I have not lifted like this in 10 years so I am sure muscle is being put on as well. I just know what pant size I fit in at 200lbs! Either way feeling good even though I did cheat a bit on vacation (not horrible). Really excited to be turning the corner to better health and wellness!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Amanda M...Day 42

Hey guys,

Slept 2am-9ish...stayed in bed til 11 lol felt amazing just to lay there and do nothing.

Food: Chipotle burrito, stop n shop salad and another cupcake

No wod, took another rest day. Just didnt want to get out of bed

Short blog today! It's already way past my bed time...see you tomorrow :-)


2 apples with peanut butter

1 can of tuna with chick peas and salsa

2 chicken tenders, broccoli/cauliflower rice, & sweet potato slices

Rest day - No WOD.

Amanda M...Day 41

Sleep: Slept okay, was tossing a bit in the beginning because I was anxious about the games WOD

Breakfast: scrambled eggs with turkey and ham
Snack: Plantain chips with guac
Lunch/Dinner: Spinach salad with tuna and salsa

I also had a cupcake tonight like I said I would haha also had 2 drinks on my date...ugh, horrible time. So not worth the calorie consumption! He found my callouses and wasn't entirely impressed...and when I told him about crossfit he immediately said "wont that make you bulky??" Not to mention he spent the night glued to his phone and told me he cant stand girls who wear flip flops...what?! NEXT!

WOD: 69 reps of snatches (45#, 75#, 100#) proud of myself. I was really worried about this WOD, after the first few reps of 75# I really didnt think I'd get any 100# in...but I did. Felt awesome! And it was great to have you all cheering me on, meant a lot to me! Great job to everyone else who killed it this week :-)

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Sexy snatches

Quinoa, ground turkey, & chick peas + 1/2 apple w/ peanut butter 

WOD: 60 total reps (30 @ 45lbs & 30 @ 75 lbs)

Protein shake

1 can of tuna, avocado pieces, 2 tbs green chiles, 2 tbs tomatillo sauce, 2 tbs salsa

3 slices of turkey bacon each wrapped in a slice of mango

Going out for din din. I will be consuming several glasses of vino! 

12.2 done and done!!!

hi all!!
another great day at CFM with lots of energy all around and everyone doing work!!! love it!!!
diet: could be better but not the worst just need to dial in and i know that!
7:00- eggs and turkey bacon
10:30ish 2 burgers at cfm
3:30 fruit and pistachios and turkey
6:30 mixed veggies, steak sandwich on a roll, sweet potato fries
drinks: water
sleep : better than last friday night- excited more than nervous this week! and tired!
stress: usual crazy busy!
dont forget to make your second one on ones with jay!
have a good night!
and my shoulders are starting to get a little sore!! lol!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Maria Week 6 Day 5

Went to bed at 11pm, woke up at 7- slept well, I feel so much better with enough sleep these days

8am- 1 scoop Hydro Whey Protein Powder, 1/2 C mixed frozen berries, 1 tsp fish oil
10:45am- 1 oz salmon, 1 sheet sushi nori, 1/4 tsp fish oil
2:45pm- 2 oz salmon, 1 C grape tomatoes, 1 C mixed collard greens, spinach, onion, 1/2 tsp fish oil
4:50pm 1 cucumber, 1/2 C grape tomato, celery, a few baby carrots
7pm- 2 C homemade veg soup (I made my own chicken stock, lots of cabbage, collard greens, yellow squash, celery, onion, carrots), 6 oz whiting fish (never had this before, it was good), 2 tsp omega 3,6,9 oil, 10 small black olives

Rest day today, I went to the gym and practiced a little for tomorrow.  Just trying not to stress about it- I need to get a good night's sleep!

Meeting with Dr. Jaime tomorrow, and I need to weigh myself before I go...

I will keep you guys posted.  GOOD LUCK WITH WOD 12.2!!!!!

Love Fridays :)

I stubbed my toe yesterday, and it's all black and blue, not sure if it's broken. I think I can lift okay tmrw since we should be driving through our heels, not our toes lol. It hurts though! Ugh.

Leftover plantain lasagna  (Not as good as Cross Cuisines, but it's all about trial & error.)

Apple and unsalted peanut butter

Tilapia, 1/2 cup kidney beans, and broccoli

Tilapia, 1/2 cup chick peas, spinach

Another apple and unsalted peanut butter 

Tacos! (ground turkey meat with low sodium taco seasoning, black beans, quinoa with green chiles, cilantro salsa - all wrapped in a piece of romaine lettuce) 
I ate about 3 or 4 of these, prob more than a regular serving, but they were so good! 

1/2 chocolate/peanut butter cake in a mug (shared with the hubby)

I ate way too many carbs today!

Amanda M...Day 40

Hey guys! Blogging early...I took my rest day today in order to be good to go for tomorrow's comp WOD so I have all this extra free time during commercials. Definitely watching food network...aka food porn.

Sleep: Woke up at 1am and had a hard time falling back asleep..mind was definitely racing about this 12.2 workout!

Food: The usual. Going to the movies is going to break my heart not being able to go down to Target to stock up on pretzel M&Ms and pringles. Oh, and york peppermint patties...ughhh

It's my 2 year anniversary!!! Was hoping to be a lot further in my progress than I am but am still 100% proud of how far I've come. Check out my blog for the back story...

Woo-hoo! 2 years ago those pants barely buttoned on me :-)