Friday, June 29, 2012

Amanda M...Day 154

Hi all

Horrible day yesterday. The A/C broke at work so I was literally sitting in stagnant hot air for 10 hours. It was probably about 80 deg in my a damn sauna. And with this boot? Forget about it...I was a sweaty mess. A/C is still broken today but I brought in a fan and am wearing a tank top I normally would never wear around the people I work with lol but fuck it, I cannot work in that kind of heat.

Emailed my doctor last night asking to cancel my MRI. For some reason my insurance company wouldn't approve a catscan so they switched me to an MRI. Honestly, I dont think it is that serious at all. I can walk on my foot without pain for at least an hour, and after that it is just a dull pain. I told him I would keep the boot on for a few weeks and THEN if its not any better, I would get it tested further. I just dont see a point in spending all that money just to chance being told "hey, we didnt find anything. Just wear the boot for a few weeks" lol

Busy weekend. Not very excited. I prefer low key ones, especially after crazy work weeks. Oh well!

Back to the gym monday. Will most likely be there in the early AM just because it is less crowded.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy thurdsay!!!
I can keep disney a secret any longer... talk about stress... lol!!! I did pack 4 sets of work out clothes.... well see!! i fighured if i didnt pack them then i definatley wouldnt work out at least now i gave myself a chance!
diet: ok
wod: no
 water and a juice box.... just needed something else and it was there now the pack is uneven and the girls are going to fight over the l;ast one... but it was worth it!! lol!!!
If you guys get a chance come to the Hartford Europa this weekend, actually friday and Saturday... its supposed to be cool and im selling some firebreather registrations t-shirts and these awsoem mugs!!!
I will post later about today .... felrt like i had some time so wanted to get something up here!
have a good day all!!

Amanda M...Day 153

Hello all.

So doctors visit was...good? I guess? I had X-rays taken and he only found one small crack in my foot but not where I am having the pain so that's weird. He wants me to get a Catscan done next week but I'm not totally sold on the idea. My foot will heal while wearing this boot and resting anyway, so what more will come out of the situation after I get a catscan? The only reason why I am questioning doing it is because of my insurance. I have a $2000 deductible so all these procedures I am going to have to pay out of pocket. How much do those things cost anyway?

I haven't felt this fat and unnattractive in a long time. It's bringing me back to my 268lb days and its pretty fucking depressing. Even if I go to the gym and do what I can, I'm not going to feel like I'm doing anything. All the best and most effective workouts for me involve using my legs--squats, power cleans, running--so I guess I'll just have to see what I can do. I considered doing some swimming but I dont know when I'd be able to make it to the YMCA...and I don't even like wearing tight tank tops or shorts, nevermind a damn swimsuit. Ughhh!! I might be able to row because I can take my boot off but I want this thing to heal quick so I'm trying not to let myself get carried away.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Hey Kids!!

I just wrote a piece on my blog. Its a two part type of thing. I'm pouring out my heart on this one so yeah I get a bit cheesy on it. I decided to break it up because it was just getting ridiculously long. Maybe if I blog daily it wouldn't be so bad. Anyway part two will come soon and it will put me up to speed to the current day.
Give me some feedback, good or bad doesn't matter. I like to hear whats out there! Thanks for reading <3

Amanda M...Day 152

Hello hello

Doctors appointment today! I'm pretty excited. I hope it's nothing too crazy.

I need to stop looking at the WODs cause it is making me sad lol Once I find out what I can and can't do, I'll be back at the gym doing modified stuff. I will probably switch to 530am workout sessions just because there is absolutely no room to do your own workout at any of the evening classes lol

Food last week was horrifying. I've been trying harder to keep it under control since I can't workout like I normally do. So far so good

I'll update you on the doctors appointment in my next blog!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Hi all..... its late and im tired... just finished up somework... but im bloggin!! whoot whoot! oh and its 9:50 and my kids are still up...oops!!! good thing its suummer!!!although they are going to hate me tomorrow when i have to wake them!!
Diret: always could be better
WOD: nearly killed me! felt so slow today but the hubby was there And said he thought it was the best he's seen me row ever so that made me feel better! Hate burpees or squat thrusters!! tomorrows is crazy too!! lots of legs!!
drink: water
stress: busy workign an event this weekend for the Garage Gam,es at the Hartford Europa expo you guys should come!! its supposed to be awesome!! CrossFit MIlford stuff and shhhh we are going to disney on Saturday and the kids dont know!!! heheheh! SO EXCITED!!!!!
after a week in disney its back to GA for 5 days...... crazy!! so little stressed but in a good way!!
keep blogging people!! make it count.... every day!!

Amanda M...Day 151

Hi all!

Meeting last night was probably one of the best yet! I wish more of you guys were there. Kathy played us some inspirational videos which really got me pumped up. Then we wrote letters to ourselves that we won't read again until January at the end of this assessment. I can tell you right now that I was being really mean to myself haha It was really such a great idea (Thanks Kathy!!). I know how shitty I am going to feel if I read that letter and am not where I said I would be at that point so I am going to try my hardest to make sure I meet my goals.

I finally caved and made an appointment to see a podiatrist for my stupid foot. I'm thinking stress fracture because all the signs are there. I'm hoping its nothing too serious. Stress fractures are just casted up (sometimes not even), maybe throw some crutches in. We will see. I am kind of excited to that weird? I just want to find out what's wrong, fix it, then get back to training.

If I do have to stay off it, I think this would be the absolute best time to do a week of cleansing. I remember Nitro saying there is no way you have the energy to workout while cleansing so it makes sense. It would take a broken foot to keep me from working out for a week so here's my chance haha

Until tomorrow!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Maria Week 23 Day 1

Went to bed at 11:30pm, woke up at 5am- slipping into bad habit of going to bed too late!
WOD- deloading this week, supposed to "take it easy"
A. BS 3.2.1: 108/125/135
B. Strict Chin Ups AMRAP x3: 5.5.5
C. Rope Slam 15 sec x 5

Practiced kicking up to the wall, I can kick up from standing now where before I used to have to start with my hands on the ground- BIG accomplishment.

7:30am- 3 eggs, celery, tons of spinach and broccoli, 1 TBSP olive oil
12:40pm- 3.5 oz wild caught salmon, 2.5 oz turkey breast, tons of broccoli and romaine lettuce, 1 TBSP olive oil, 1 TBSP balsamic vinegar

More later...

Amanda M...Day 148, 149 & 150

Hi all! SO happy to see some more blogging. I was getting scared there for a minute that I was all alone!

Everything went to shit this weekend. Ate like shit. Sat around and was lazy all weekend. Whatever, what's done is done and its time to move on. I'm getting back to my strict eating and will be calling Dr. Keith today to make an appointment for my foot. I am so stubborn; I always just wait injuries out and let them heal themselves but this is different. The pain isn't as bad as the first day, but it is still consistently hurting. There is no way I could even walk a 400m for a warmup, nevermind run one, before the pain would be too much to handle. I don't know what I am going to do if I can't use my foot for a few weeks. I guess I'll have to work on all upper body shit lol which is fine, because it needs special attention.

See everyone tonight!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Maria Week 22 Day 7

Woke up at 3am and could not go back to sleep, red a book until about 4:15am and then tried again, fell asleep and woke up at 7am.  Needless to say I didn't get enough sleep.

7:30am- 3 oz tuna fish, 2 C cooked broccoli, yellow squash, cauliflower, 1 TBSP fish oil
8:30am- taught a step/weights class- took it easy
10:30am- egg white omelet with spinach and broccoli 
1:00pm- 1 bottle (16 oz) of organic juiced greens
3:00pm- salad with chicken breast, olive oil
6:30pm- salmon and chicken breast, broccoli, roasted red peppers, cauliflower, romaine lettuce, olive oil

Had a good day, kind of a sad day, I gave up teaching my Sunday class so that I can spend Sunday mornings with my family and have a true rest day where I do NO exercise.  Dr. Jaime feels that I may be exercising too much which is affecting my results.  She is not the first person to tell me that.  Just trying to let go a little and trust!  How is everyone doing???  I hate that I have to miss the meeting tomorrow night, my husband bought tickets to go see Crystal Gayle (yes, you read that right) and it conflicts with our meeting!  So bummed....
Sunday June 24th...
Good day, busy the usual laundry cleaning stop and shop but  excited that i dont have to go to school tomorrow yayayay!!!!! Tomorrows meeting will be good! I have some ideas!! ut ohh!!! lol!!!!
diet: working on it ate ok but not all paleo had some bread in there and ice cream!!
wod: off today
stress: low
Back to the gym tomorrow!! yay!! hope its a good one!!
see you all at 7:30pm! bringa paleo snack top share!

Hi all.... We are at our 6 month mark... WOW! Times flies when you arent doing what you need to do. Needless to say my expectations for where I would be at are so not even close to the reality of what is it makes me really mad at myself. I have wasted 6 months, havent taken advantage of this awesome opportunity and am really pissed at myself. My blog this week for CFM is about how actions speak louder than words,,,, how doing shows more about who you are than what you say your going to do.. so im not going to stand here and tell you oh yeah ill blog everyday and eat clean and do what i need to do..... I will either do it or i wont! The funny thing is things in the other aspects of my life are going good. I had a few weeks of like weird... depressed, just not feeling into CF... took two weeks off and felt like crap overall but that was only two weeks out of the last 6 months. We all have jobs and kids and a million other things to do and excuses we can make. I am no different than anyone else in this group.. so why cant i get my act together. I have been dealing eith some personal things, things from many moons ago that have kind of creaped back up but still... an excuse.  So any way... you can't help a person that wont help themselves right.. I am sorry that i have not been great support in this journey thus far!!!
Diet: On and off paleo
WOD: 4 times this week-- felt great to be back
Stress: schools out for the summer!!! whoohooo!!! Busy with my new job with The Garage Games. Going to Florida for the first time with the kids next week and then back to GA for a week... Florida not sure ill be woding but GA I will be, so thats a good thing!

Everyone should have made appointments with Jay for their six month pinches etc...
 Meeting tomorow night june 25 th 7:30pm at CFM and bring a Paleo snack to share!!!

6 more months.... i have  alot of work to do!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Maria Week 22 Day 6

Okay, so you know if you don't hear from me I have gotten into trouble.  I am doing better, and I started a modified cleanse today (with Dr. Jaime). moderate protein, lots of greens, olive oil okay.  More to come later, I am on my way to a 20 minute AMRAP...

6:30am- juiced green veggies
10:30am- brussels sprouts, spinach, kale, chicken breast
2pm- perch (white fish), kale, fish oil
4pm- cucumber, 2 grilled chicken wings
6pm- chicken wing, 2 oz wild salmon, broccoli

No excuse for not blogging, end of school, husband off of work, kid stuff, etc, etc, but the bottom line is I didn't make the effort.  Every once in a while I do that.  Okay, back on the blogging track

Friday, June 22, 2012

Amanda M...Day 147

Hello? hello? hello? hello? hello?

In case you didn't catch on...that was my interpretation of an echo cause its fucking dead in here. It's cool, I'll just talk to myself cause, ya know, that's what I signed up for with this whole YLA thing.

Foot still hurts but I'll be back at the gym sucking it up next week whether it's ready or not. I wont be running the 5k this weekend but I'm still going for my tshirt. I didn't pay $45 for nothing. And it better be a nice fucking shirt. This is at Giants stadium. I expect big things. BIG THINGS!

It's Friday. Weekend is full of family fun...starting with pool lounging and day drinking at my cousin's house tomorrow. Then a traditional German dinner of Sauerbrauten and potato dumplings for my grandfather's birthday. Yum-o!! Sunday I'll be cheering my guy on from the sidelines. Then probably will be spending the rest of the day on the beach. It is so nice to finally have the weekends off

Food was mediocre at best yesterday. I got Rita's water ice with custard...holy balls was that good. I wish my roommate never took me there cause now I am going to want it all the time.

Until tomorrow! Peace out

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Amanda M...Day 146

Still blogging even though absolutely nothing healthy has been taking place in my world lately lol foot is still being a bitch but slowly feeling better. It actually hurts worse when I wear shoes. If only I could walk around work with no shoes on. Working at a metal fabrication shop doesnt provide the best barefoot walking conditions haha oh well.

Work is finally starting to calm down. This is the first week in a while where I haven't needed to come in at 6am. Once my foot is back to normal, I will start doing my morning runs again. I can't wait! Especially on hot mornings like today :-) For some crazy reason I love working out in the heat. So upset I missed yesterday's workout, it looked like so much fun

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Amanda M...Day 145

Ugh, this not working out thing is really killing me. All I can do is sit around and watch tv and when I do that...all I want to do is snack. You would think that the thought "hey you cant workout, you should be careful of what you're eating" would go through my head. However, its been more of "eh, fuck can't workout, might as well eat every f*cking thing in sight"

The foot is starting to feel a tiny bit better. I can walk on it in the mornings but after about an hour it is killing me again. That's an improvement from it starting to hurt after 10 minutes. Hoping to be more mobile by next week.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

James P

Hello all.....I am back!
didnt make it to CFM this morning as there was no sleep lst night, but went back Monday morning felt great. My legs are very sore from taking two weeks off.

9:00am   shake with ultra greens
12:00pm  spinich salad, grilled chicken, 1 cup black bean soup
3:00pm    Liberty Mutuals 100 year celebration. They got us some food truck. I rocked some pulled pork and 1 italian sausage no break for either.
6:00pm     grilled salmon, swiss chard w/ garlic, grilled zucchini.

Its been a rough three weeks needless to say. Still a ton a ton tests being done, but at least we are home from the hospital. I will be blogging everyday going forward. Looking forward to getting back to sme sort of normalcy.

Best to everyone.

Amanda M...Day 144

Slept great. Woke up rested

Ate well besides a few snacks at night. Some marshmallows and chocolate are always my go-to for some reason. I just love the taste haha

No workout. I was at home resting my stupid foot. I was so bored! And itching to do a workout! But sometimes you just have to listen to your body and give it the rest it needs. I still don't know whats wrong with it, but it seems to be feeling better for now. I think it was from wearing minimalist shoes without using them properly. Also, I have extremely high arches so I just don't think minimalist shoes were made for people with feet like mine. So...lesson learned! Time to find some quality insoles :-)

Hope everyone is doing well!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Amanda M...141, 142 & 143

Hi All,

What a gorgeous weekend that was!!! I am so happy that I quit the bakery, I would have been miserable being stuck inside on Saturday. Also, I wouldn't have been able to participate in the Gauntlet. What an amazing event that was. I had so much fun and it is so great to see what our crossfit community is capable of! I am so lucky to be a part of CFM...

Food: I did better than I normally do on weekends. I still snacked alot but it was on fruit and chips n salsa rather than take out and fast food. I did, however, end up drinking on saturday and getting a chicken sandwich at Wendy's afterwards. My body was NOT happy about it. I really didnt want to drink this weekend because I know that everytime I get the drunk munchies. I would have texted Maria but it was 3am hahah don't think she would have appreciated it!

I didnt work out on Friday because I was EXHAUSTED from last week. I've been putting in so much overtime at work, plus adding running into my workouts. Saturday I did the gauntlet...and Sunday we were supposed to go hiking but we ended up spending the day on the beach. How could you not?!

Bad news: I dont know what the fuck I did, but my foot is in SOOOOOO much pain. I NEVER admit when I am hurt, but I can barely walk at this point. It didn't start hurting until yesterday around noon so I can't pinpoint what exactly happened. All I know is that when I walk on it too much, I get excrusiating pain on the outside of my right foot. I'm thinking stress fracture.

I'm honestly holding back tears just at the thought of not being able to workout and run my 5k with my boyfriend this weekend. I can't afford this set back so early into my little contest. I don't know what I am going to do...

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Maria Week 21 Day 4

Didn't sleep enough, up late again with the hubby.

7 rounds for time
5 pull ups
6 T2B
7 kb swings, 55#
8 burpee box jumps, 15"

I LOVED THIS WOD!!  Although doing it at 5:30am was a killer.  Actually, anytime would have been a killer!  That 55KB is heavy as s**t.  Is it weird that I like doing burpee box jumps?
lots of good clean food today, I picked tonight on stuff - I should have texted Maurer.  Maurer, I am committing to text you next time before I eat mindlessly!  I read an article tonight about how nibbling on extras even if it is good clean food will slow progress.  I have to remember that!

Amanda M...Day 140

Went to bed at like 1030, up at 430 for work

Food: Ate much better today. I packed a lot more snacks in order to keep my energy up and it did a pretty good job

Scrambled eggs with turkey
Chicken with red peppers
Protein shake
Beef Jerky
Pork with cauliflower

Looks like a lot haha but they were all smaller portions. It definitely helps to snack throughout the day so I think that is the method I will have to stick with.

Workout---lots of pushups, ring rows, sit ups, and I did 30 sec row sprints instead of running 163m/176m/173m/174m....then I went for a mile run afterwards

So as you know, I am in a weight loss competition. in an 'argument' with the bf over what I've been eating. Yes, I haven't been eating enough but he was kind of pushing me towards eating grains because they are good for energy. True, sure that works for some people. However, I am soooo sold on paleo. I am just having a problem eating enough to maintain my workout output but still be able to drop weight. It is a lot harder than I thought it would be. I've lost weight on paleo before, but the inches lost are always more impressive than the number loss on the scale. Being a better athlete is just as important to me as how I look. So that is my struggle with this whole thing. I have to decide what I want out of this whole thing. Of course I want to win, but what's the point of winning if you don't end up where you wanted to be? 

Also, during my run, I decided that I want to do a Go Ruck challenge like Yadi did. It would be a huge accomplishment for me. Really excited...just have to wait for the next round of them cause there's no way I'd be ready for the one next month haha 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Amanda M...Day 139

Sleep: Went to bed at 11. I was supposed to get up at 430 for work but once my alarm went off, I fell back asleep......with my phone in my hand. Luckily I have a back up alarm set for 630 haha

Food: Same as yesterday. Not eating enough I dont think. Workout suffered because of it.

5 rounds
300m row
10 hang squat cleans

These were really rough. By round 2, I was already dying. Hoping tomorrow is a better day. I really wanted to run again today but it didnt happen

Maria Week 21 Day 3

Not enough sleep- I have been going to bed too late again!  Whenever my husband is off of work I end up staying up later to spend time with him.


5 minutes on AD @ 75%
6 rounds
30 sec. amrap ghd sit ups-worst:11 Best:13
30 sec. rest
30 sec. armap rope climb- 1 climb every round- I love these I feel like an athlete when I do them!
30 sec. rest
30 sec. FLR on rings- unbroken-easy
30 sec. rest

7:30am: 1 coconut flour muffin (egg beaters, coconut milk, coconut flour, coconut oil, baking powder), 2 oz turkey breast
10:30am- 3 oz tilapia, 1 C cooked broccoli, 1 tsp olive oil
1:30p-3 oz turkey breast, 4 C lettuce, 1 C cucumber, 1/2 C tomato, 1 tsp olive oil, organic raw apple cider vinegar
4:35p- 3 oz steamed calamari, 10 large spears asparagus, 1 tsp olive oil
7:15p- large chicken breast, 2 C mixed veggies- broccoli, carrots, squash, cauliflower
Feeling Good!!!  I gave my notice of resignation at work today after being there 12 years. It was an emotional day for me, I am terrified of the unknown, but I am ready to start a new chapter in my life.  Big year for me, lots of changes all for the better!  

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Maria Week 21 Day 2

A.1  Power Clean, 2 reps @ 80% of 1 RM x 8, rest 0 seconds
A.2  Double unders, amrap for 30 sec. x 8, rest 20 sec.
B.  RDL, 3 x 12, 31X0, rest 60 seconds
C.  Handstand hold - accumulate 3 minutes
D.  1 mile run - 80% effort

A1 & 2- HOLY BALLS this was tough, 95# cleans, got between 40-53 DU, and I was gasping for air.  Could not hold to 20s rest time.  More like 30.
C. Took me like 10 min to get the 3 min in but I did it!  Thank you Coach Jay for forcing me to face my fears
D. about 10 min, LOVED this run, keep the runs coming!  I like to run even though I am not very good at it.... YET!!

8am- 3 oz chicken breast, 2 oz sweet potato
10:20am- 3 oz chicken breast, 1 C cooked asparagus
12:30p- 3 oz steamed calamari, 2 C yellow squash, 1 tsp fish oil
3:30p- 3 oz tilapia, 2 C broccoli, 1 tsp fish oil
6:30p- turkey breast, 2 C mixed brocc, caul, squash, carrots, 2 C lettuce, cucumber, 1 tsp olive oil, 1 TBSP organic raw apple cider vinegar
 Good Day today, Maurer thanks for the string tip, I am going to do that!  You would have been proud of me today very clean and structured eating.  James, I hope you are home with Gail and Ava tonight reading this, and great job Nitro on those handstand walks!! Neil did like 1/2 a HSPU free standing!  AWESOME- my role model...

Amanda M...Day 138

Bed by 930, up at 430. Work 6-430...long day. And I took one HELL of a beating during it as well. Lots of calls, lots of problems, lots of people bugging me about random things. It's only Tuesday!!

Food: All good. Scrambled eggs with turkey for breakfast
Chicken with carrots
Red peppers
Beef jerky
Pork chops with cauliflower rice

Bench 5x5: 95/95/105/105/105
Pull ups: negatives

10 jumping pulls up
5 burpees
We were told to go 7 minutes, I went 9

Also added in a 1200m run afterwards. I love running in the rain. Hoping the weather is nicer tomorrow!

Hope everyone is doing well!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Maria Week 21 Day 1

A.  HSPU w/ harness - 10 minute amrap-27-getting more comfortable with this
B.1  Front Squat,, rest 20 seconds-
B.2  CTB pull ups, 7 x 5-7 reps unbroken, rest 3 minutes-chest didn't touch, but close

8am- 3 oz chicken breast, 2 oz sweet potato
11:45am- 3 oz turkey breast, 1 C collard greens, 1 tsp fish oil
2:40p- 3 oz tilapia, 2 C broccoli, 1 tsp fish oil
8pm-3 oz tilapia, 1 C asparagus
9pm- 3 baked chicken wings, grapes, blueberries, picked on turkey breast- I KNOW MAURER, I HAVE TO STOP THE PICKING!  I also know I need to chill out on the fruit intake, I am NOT doing nuts!

Good day today, I am committing to do this contest with Maurer, my birthday is coming and I want to look GOOD.  It is late, and I have a CRRRAAAZY WOD tomorrow!

Amanda M...Day 137

Sleep: Went to bed at 1040 ish and up at 640. Slept solid.

Food: On POINT baby!! First day of the weight loss contest and I am feeling good. Normally, I feel a bit shitty after eating so crappy and switching to strict paleo but my body welcomed that wholesome food with open arms today lol Weekdays for me are always more 'go with the flow'. It's the weekends that I have to watch out for. I just need one good weekend to set me straight.

WOD: KILLED it today.
Front squats 3.3 x 3: 95/105/115
4 rounds of:
-Muscle clean x1, hang power clean x2: 95/95/100...the muscle clean was very weird and took some getting used to
-Sled pulls: started at 135lbs, then went up to 180...still too easy so I said fuck it and went over with the boys and pulled 225 for 2 rounds. Felt much better! Also felt nice passing off the straps to one of the guys haha
-sit ups for 30 seconds: I read this wrong and did 30 reps

After that I did a nice 2 mile run. Really need to start running more often (which I WILL be doing). It really helps me cut weight and that's been one of my top goals with this whole thing.

And now I am off to bed. Gotta be up at 430 to get to work by 6. It's Monday and I'm already behind on work! Ugh!

Checking in...

YEAH BUDDIES!!!  Ok so now I suck at blogging...I admit it.  But I must come clean.  At the tail end of last week things just weren't going my way.  I guess I had some self pity happening.  I feel into an old habit and drank my face off both Friday and Saturday night.  Now I can't drink for shit anymore, a couple drinks and I'm wasted but somehow I was able to drink to excess and still function...totally immure and stupid...what a loser!!! I also totally disregarded my diet on Saturday and Sunday...I MEAN BAD!  Felt good at the time but now I completely regret it all and I'm definitely paying for it.  The only positive thing that came out of this debacle of a weekend was that I had plenty of fuel in the double WOD I had to do today...not really positive though.  T:here you have it!!!  Miss you all!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Amanda M...Day 134 & 135 & 136

What a weekend. Burgers, dogs, chips, cookies, s'mores, lots of booze...went really crazy on the food in preparation for the next two months. I am pumped to start the weight loss contest. I really needed something to work for, motivation, a reason to work really really hard. I am going to crush this! And so is Maria...she decided to join in as well!

Short post. I need to go deal with this food baby I'm having right now. Just had buffalo wild wings...Need I say more?

James...hope everything is going well. We are all here if you need us. Like Maria said, if you need someone to cook a few meals, you now know from experience that we all can make a mean paleo dinner/dessert! Keep us posted

Maria Week 20 Day 7

Went to bed too late, only got about 6 hours of sleep.
7:30a- 2 oz tilapia, 1/4C blueberries, 1/4C strawberries, 1/2 oz avocado
8:30- taught a step class, but kept the intensity low
9:30a- 1 small vita coco after class
11:25a-2 oz salmon, 1 C cooked okra, 1/2 oz avocado
2:25p- chicken "sandwich": 2 large portabella mushrooms, 3 oz chicken breast, 1/2 oz avocado, 1/4 C tomato
4pm- cashews-way too many
5:30p-turkey breast, broccoli, roasted red peppers, grapes

Well, after sitting down the past couple of days and honestly calculating every bite I put in my mouth, I realize why I am not getting the results I want.  No more f-ing around, my birthday is a month away and if I am going to meet my goal, I have to be on point EVERY day.  No more bites here and there and I need to weigh and measure everything  That is it, I am putting it out there I am with Maurer, if you guys see me screwing around with my food, CALL ME ON IT!  PLEASE!

James P

Hello All just checking in. It has been eventful past four days. I write to you today from the Childrens Hospital at Yale. We had to get checked in to the ICU thursday night and moved to a regular room Friday and still here today hopefully may get out today.

Ava is having some difficulties and they are running a ton of tests. Mama and Papa are dealing but from the emotions of the birth to what we have dealt with the last 4 days and what we are probably going to be dealing with forever its been a rollercoaster ride.

I hope to wod a few times thiw week wether we are stil lhere or not just to get a break to get away from the hospital. Best Wishes for everyone.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Maria Week 20 Day 6

Happy Saturday night!  I spent my evening in the grocery store, and doing food prep- I know it is so sad...  ANYWHO, I had a good day today, slept well, got up early and was at the gym by 7am.

6:20am PRE WOD- 1 oz chicken breast, 2 oz sweet potato, 1 tsp fish oil
20 minute amrap
10 wall balls
200 meter sandbag run @ 20#
10 push press @ 65#
20 calories on AD
4 rounds- I started out too slow.  I always get nervous when I see "20 minute AMRAP"  I am afraid I am going to crap out if  I go 100% right away.  Wall balls were unbroken, I am slow as anything when it comes to running so I was practically walking with the 20# sandbag, the first 2 rounds of PP were REALLY slow, but then I was able to blow through them during the last 2 rounds.  AD is always tough!

8:45am taught a weight class, but didn't participate much
10am- 3 oz chicken breast, 1 6oz apple
2:45p- Lean turkey burger, 1 tsp fish oil, 2 C cooked broccoli, 2 C cucumber
7pm- 4 oz salmon, 1 C cooked collard greens, 1 C cooked broccoli, 2 oz sweet potato, 1 tsp olive oil
9pm- a few slices pepperoni (I KNOW IT'S BAD), 1 C strawberries, 24 almonds
Love my WODS!  Hope we get up and running again, I miss everyone's comments, and reading about how everyone is doing.  It is so depressing!  I know we have to do this for ourselves, but I need to be held accountable!  Anyway, I hope everyone is kicking butt- I know you all have it in you....

Friday, June 8, 2012

Maria Week 20 Day 5

I don't know if any one is even reading this since Amanda went camping, but here it goes:
7:30am- 1 oz chicken
taught a kickboxing class but didn't really participate
10:30am- salmon, asparagus, banana, 3 frozen strawberries
12:30pm- 24 almonds
2:30pm- chicken breast, raw broccoli
4pm- a few slices of turkey pepperoni
7pm- paleo stuffed mushroom (SO GOOD!), 1 slice bacon, some sweet potato, raw almonds

Didn't really measure today, and I am not comfortable when I don't measure- that is cheating for me.

stress level low, didn't sleep at all last night, too hot, could not get comfortable.

Amanda 133

I dont really have anything positive to post. This week has just been shitty. I've been waking up at 430 to get into work early so that I don't have too much left over for when Monday hits. I like to start the week with a clean slate...I need to stop doing that, it's driving me nuts lol

Meals were all clean besides the marshmallows and chocolate I brought into work for a snack...and taco bell for dinner.

No workout. I won't be working out tonight either because right from work I am off to go camping for the weekend. Monday starts a weight loss challenge so my thinking was "fuck it...take the rest of the week off, relax and enjoy the time off" so that's what I am doing. Come monday, I am going H.A.M on this challenge. I'm talking straight strict big cheats--only two months, I think I can manage.

My bf seems to doubt the principles behind being paleo. He is strictly concerned about calories in vs calories out when it comes to losing weight. So, this isn't just a weight loss challenge, I must show him all that paleo entails!

So if you see more than one cheat meal or slip up in a week, don't be nice to me. Call me out and be mean to me. I won't hit you, I promise ;-)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Maria Week 20 Day 4

Slept pretty well- around 7 hours solid.
7:40am- 1 oz ground turkey, 1 tsp fish oil (PRE WOD)
11:45: 3 oz turkey, salad with 1 tsp fish oil, organic raw apple cider vin
3:45pm (STARVING): 3 oz turkey breast (off bird), 1 C spaghetti squash, 1 C cooked collard greens, cauliflower, tomato, 1 tsp fish oil
5:45pm-  2 chicken drumsticks, raw asparagus spears, 2 stalks raw celery coffee with 1 TBSP heavy cream
7pm (not hungry but didn't eat enough)- salmon (unmeasured) , cooked broccoli, raw asparagus, 24 raw almonds
A.  30 CTB pull ups... every time you come off the bar do 1 HSPU to 1 abmat- I used 2 abmats PU were 15/7/8 couldn't get my chest to touch but close! Had to do HSPU twice- can't believe I can do them even with 2 ABMATS- YAY!!!!
20 hang power cleans @ 85# did sets of 3/3/5/5/4- or something like that
100 double unders first 50 were unbroken. Biggest problem is controlling my breathing
20 db snatches @ 35# *alternating arms- good, pretty comfortable with these, again problem was breathing
100 meter yoke carry @ 200# on top- subbed 100m walk with 95# barbell- did this in one shot, no stopping
20 burpees- kept moving but slow
100 double unders- breathing again, but DU are my favorite!

17:39- Looking at this on paper I was TERRIFIED.  I thought it was going to take me an hour.  LOVED THIS WOD!!!


Amanda M...Day 132

Sorry I didn't blog last night Maria (since you're the only one on here with me lately!)

Sleep: Bed at 11...tried waking up at 430 to go to work early but that failed. Up at 530

Food: Off the charts...good breakfast but was traveling for work so I stopped for subway on the way back in. Chipotle for dinner. I am beefing up before the first weigh in on Monday for my weight loss contest haha cheating? Naw, just playin' the game!

WOD: 3 rounds of 800m/15T2B/pushups? Umm...go fuck yourself. After the squat fest on Monday and Tuesday, I could barely walk so I skipped. I rarely skip. VERY rarely. I would have definitely come in last on that one and that is so heartbreaking! After almost 2 years I still come in last dammit!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Maria Week 20 Day 3

Slept great! about 8 hours unbroken (PR!)

8:15am- 3 oa tilapia, cooked cauliflower, collard greens, and tomato, 1 tsp fish oil

30 sec. @ 90% effort
30 sec. rest
Looks easy right?  It was for the first few rounds and then that shit got hard pretty quick!  It turned into a mental game. I found myself gasping for air and talking to myself, "Faster, stronger, leaner" to get through the 30 seconds.  Sweating like crazy!  Tomorrow is going to be a doozy, I will probably be WODING for 2 hours....

11:30am- 3 oz tilapia, 12 spears asparagus, 1 tsp fish oil
2:30pm- 3 oz chicken breast, 1 C collard greens, 1 tsp olive oil
5:30p 3 oz tilapia, 12 spears asparagus, 
7:30pm- 1 large stuffed pepper (ground turkey breast, chicken sausage, tomato, and veggies), salad with organic raw apple cider vinegar

Yeah, I know I ate tilapia all day but my stomach still hurt so I was trying to keep it light, plus I had to finish the tilapia I cooked before it went bad!

I am so happy with the individual programming, I see improvements already in my performance and it has only been a couple of weeks.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Maria Week 20 Day 2

Sorry I have missed a few days of blogging!  I ate a slice of pizza Sunday night and I have regretted it since.  Painful gas pains and bloating WTF???  Also nauseous.  NOT WORTH IT!!!!! Today so far:
8am- 3 oz tilapia, 1 C cooked broccoli, 1 tsp olive oil

A.  DL @ 60% of 1 RM, 8 x 3 every 30 seconds-120#
B.  every 2 minutes do 1 muscle up, w/ harness x 10: getting better at these did them all from a dead hang!
C.  400 meter sprint - hold 1 :45, rest 6-7 minutes x 3: 1:54/:1:41/1:40 (PR) yes, I am slow and I felt like puking after that last sprint!

11:15am- 3 oz turkey breast, lettuce, 1 tsp fish oil, raw apple cider vinegar
2:45pm-3 oz turkey breast, mixed veggies (brocc, caul, squash, okra, carrots), 1 tsp fish oil
6:30pm- umeasured rotisserie chicken with homemade BBQ sauce (tomato paste, broth, honey, mustard, onion, vinegar, spices), mixed veggies (same as above mix)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Amanda M...Day 131

Hi all...was there a meeting tonight? I never heard I didn't go......hope I didn't miss it.

Sleep: bed at 11, up at 630

Food: Good until dinner...I had a salad and then some leftover pizza.

WOD: OHS 4 rounds of up to 75, felt solid.
Barbell rows: 75#

Lunges with BB overhead: 55#. Wrists were KILLING me by this point, I didn't add any weight
Ring rows/L sit holds
20 DUs...starting to get really good at these!
20 air squats...unbroken. I always go below parallel on squats yet coach Migs kept telling me to go lower...ass to ankles lol

Going to bed early...can't wait! lol

Hello all June 4th

Sorry I was unable to meet up with the YLA group tonight. I hope every one is doing well. Just wanted to give you a quick check in.

Last Friday Gail and I picked up our first share of the season from Robert Treat Farm. We joined their share program which means every Thursday night we go pick up a crate of fresh veggies. This week was alot of greens like spinich, swiss chard, few types of lettuce. asparagus...ect ..ect.

I also have been firing up the grill with some Mahi Mahi, Salmon, some grass fed burgers and chicken. Overall diet has been been the usually. Alot of veggies and some solid meats. Gail wanted Pizza over the weekend so we had some of that, but both regretted it. We both are trying to be as much dairy free as possible as it has come up with us in some muscle testing for allergies.

Overall all is well. I am looking to get in a wod or two this week and back to a regular schedule next week. Goal for this month is to get below 200lbs. 190-195 by end of August and hopefully alot more leaner in between.

Best Wishes to you all!   And thank you for the Diaper Genie! That thing is filling up like its going out of style...everyone talks about stinky diapers.....WHY DIDNT ANYONE TELL ME ABOUT BREAST MILK

Amanda M...Day 129 & 130

Ohhh june, summer is quickly approaching. It's bittersweet...I enjoy the summer but I do not enjoy sweating in my sleep. I try to hold out on busting out the A/C unit for as long as possible.

Sat: I was at work by 630 am...and in zombie mode the rest of the day. Had some dunkin donuts for breakfast because the last thing I want to do at 6am on a saturday is make my own breakfast. I worked til noon and then was running around all over the place the rest of the day. Took my car in for some free maintenence (score!) and went grocery shopping for the party I was throwing that night. So needless to say, I drank ALOT sat night. I'm a dark rum n coke kinda girl...yum yum yum. Cops got called...and neighbors were complaining so it was a successful night!

Sun: Recovery day out on the beach! My roommates picked up Chipotle so we had a little picnic in the sand, followed by nursing our food babies in the sun. Pizza for dinner...yup. The weekend strikes again.

My boyfriend challenged me to a weight loss contest. GAME ON!!! He's lost 50lbs himself and wants to do a bit more so he brought it up. He thinks he's going to win...haha thats funny. If anyone wants to join in, let me know! I think it'll be fun to get more people involved...maybe set up a pool of cash for the winner. Based off weight loss percentage so it's fair! Day one starts June 11th! I am pumped...definitely needed a contest to get my ass in gear. Normally I swear off weighing myself but fuck it...sometimes it's the only way to keep me in check.

See you all tonight!!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Maria Week 19 Days 5+6

Sat 6/2/12
HAPPY JUNE! My son has been getting up at 6am- Joy, so I slept from 11pm-6am.  Slept great though.
PRE WOD 6:30am- 1/3 banana, 1 scoop protein powder
warm up with supermans wall angels and muscle up practice on the harness- I am getting to LOVE the harness!
20 minute amrap
200 meter run
10 db snatch @ 35# *alternating arms
5 burpee box jumps
*after every 3 rounds do 50 double unders
3 rounds then 50 UNBROKEN Double Unders (YEAH!) then another 3 rounds and 27 UNBROKEN Double Unders (time ran out)

10am- 4 oz tilapia, 1 C mixed cauliflower, collard greens, tomato, 1 tsp omega 3,6,9 oil
12:30p- 4 oz salmon, 1 C spaghetti squash, 1 C fruit salad
5:30pm- 1 oz raw almonds
7:00pm- salad with turkey, ham, and pepperoni (I know bad), 1 TBSP omega blend oil, balsamic vinegar. My family was eating pizza, I ordered this salad and ate the whole thing, too much I was stuffed.
coffee with heavy cream
Had to work all day and it was busy I was STARVING all day after that WOD which I think led to overeating my dinner, I just didn't care because I was SOOOOO hungry!!

Fri 6/1/12
3 oz salmon, 1 C sp squash
3 C homemade veg soup, 3 oz chicken breast, 1 tsp fish oil
3 oz tilapia, asparagus
chicken breast, collard greens cauliflower, tomato

Taught a kickboxing cass but did not participate a whole lot, trying to use this as my rest day

Amanda M...Day 128

Sleep: Normal

Food: Normal...except for dinner. Went to a friend's house and he made pulled pork pizza on the could I say no? I know Nitro can sympathize with this one...

WOD: Didn't go. Having a really bad off week. Work is insane and my monthly gift was running me into the ground.

Its saturday and I came into work at 630am...who knows how long I will be here either. Ugh...I feel old! And worn the fuck out. Going camping next weekend, so I am hoping that will help me relax and recover