Saturday, July 30, 2011


Did a quick 10 minute warm up on the arc trainer this morning.

Then met with Van, my crossfit trainer and we did As Many Reps As Possible (AMRAP) for 3 minutes, 3 exercises, 5 rounds.

3 Burpees

6 20 lb kettlebells swings

9 air squats.

I did ok, my rounds were

2 and 2/3

3 and 1/3

3 and 1/3

3 and 1/3 and a few seconds left.

3 and 1/3 and a few seconds left.

Doesn't seem like a whole lot but by round 3, I wanted to puke.. on round 4 I picked up serious steam and I feel awesome.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Feeling great and first WOD

So about 2 weeks ago, I met with a trainer who does all crossfit training.. I've been dabbling with learning the crossfit stuff for about a year, a friend is big into it. Well, I've been reading the website, but its so confusing to me, so I met with Van, and he explained some basics. After practicing the basics, I finally did my first 5x4 workout today! The sweat was unbelievable and I hit an all time heart rate (167), and I didn't get dizzy, which is great for me!

I still see my strength trainer and we do arms and legs on Fridays. I'm feeling really strong, and this is my 3rd week paleo. I did have some alcohol last week, and that seemed to stall me. I also worked LONG hours in San Diego, and didn't have any time to work out much.

However, I was pretty proud of myself in that I really did well with my eating plan, I think.. I kept a bag of nuts in my purse when I was hungry, and when we had sandwiches, I removed the bread and only at the insides. I did have one small piece of bread that came with my salad at one restaurant and we did have a few drinks 2 nights, but other than that, I did really great.

Going to try to update more often and put in my workouts, so I can keep track of the different wods i've done.

10 minutes arc trainer warmup then;
5x4 of:
kettlebells 20 pounds, 15 reps
boxjumps on the tiny box, 15 reps
sumo pulls, 15
cross pushups (modified pushups, but no knees) 10, with a 10-15 second plank after
abmat situps, 15-20

took me about 30 minutes to do 4 rounds.

45 minutes spin ride, 400 cals burned


Massage, I was hurting!

90 minute bike ride, "Ride to Kona". Very inspirational. 25 miles and 700 calories!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Feeling fantastic!

Today is my 4th day on Paleo. I've been really reading up on it and I am trying to incorporate some crossfit. I'm feeling excited that that the scale has started moving back down, 5 pounds lost this week, hurray!!

I also had a couple of down days, so I feel like that is a good step for me that I was able to keep myself in check and actually stick to what I want to do. I feel good also, because I know that a low carb lifestyle is what I do have to do to keep my PCOS in check.

I didn't end up going to the Seminar, unfortunately. My Sister's Grandmother died, and she couldn't come, and I still don't feel like my husband backs me up on it. I'm trying again. I can do this, I know I can. My biggest issue is staying motivated. As long as I can not emotionally eat and stay motivated I will. I really want to try to lose 80 pounds by January. It can be done.

My Sister in law's wedding is in a month and a half, and I'd love to just get a little more in shape and lose a few more pounds.

So I am just trying to understand the crossfit workouts. They don't make a lot of sense to me, so I've been doing a lot of reading. There is a trainer at my gym who does the crossfit, so I'm goign to talk to him. I don't really want to pay someone though if I can do it on my own.

I also joined my friends 200 sit up a day challenge, and finally did my first 200 last night!

Last weekend, my husband and I went to finally see Coheed & Cambria (one of my favorite bands). It was pretty exciting! My Mom kept my son overnight *gasp* and we actually had a little mini weekend away. :)

The concert was good. They only played 45 minutes, because they were opening for Soundgarden. Also good, but wow, I couldn't believe the amount of people smoking weed. That seemed so crazy. Anyway, we left halfway through Soundgarden to get back to our hotel so that we could get up at 4am and head home. We made it just in time to pick up the dogs without getting charged a second day, and picked up our munchkin.

Then me and the munchkin headed to the pool and spent about 4 hours swimming. All I need in my life are my family. We had a great weekend. He was so tired he conked out at 5:30 pm and slept all night! I really expected him to wake up at 8pm or so, but he didn't. Ever since he had his ear tubes redone it seems that he is just feeling so much better.

This weekend should be hectic, then I fly out at 8am to San Diego. Only crappy thing is that I have to leave the house by 5am to make it up there. blah!

Anyway, other than crossfit, I started doing a martial arts class at my gym that is free. Very interesting. I'm going to go at least once a week. Spinning at lunch yesterday and today I'm heading to uppercuts/rock bottoms so me and my son can go swimming after work!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

One thing i've learned in life

Everyone has their agenda; whether it be God/Jesus, atheism, politics, whatever.. Someone wants you to believe in what they are selling.

I just don't know if I really understand motives anymore. Tired of the games!