Friday, January 6, 2012


So leaving the box last night, I am slowly walking to my vehicle and open the door to get in....and bam Charlie horse in my calf. I then clenched my hand around my keys and got a cramp in my hand. Forced myself back out of the car and walked around and stretched. Hurt so bad. I got through the workout to only hurt badly after. Today's workout is extreme and I am not looking forward to it. First time deadlifts. I hurt so bad but I will be there. 

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Whole 30 challenge

Starting Monday I am participating in a 30 day challenge for Paleo eating. It is going to be tough. I have to do the following.

1. No sugar.  Not too bad except no diet soda. Which for me means water and possibly V8 only.
2. No grains. Not too bad except I immediately started craving chocolate cake when I tried this a few weeks ago.
3. No dairy. No big deal as I hardly have this at all.
4. No legumes. No problem.
5. No alcohol. Hmmm. Not sure about that. I mean I really don't need alcohol...but.

My biggest challenge will be getting 2 serving of carbs at every meal. I tried this a few weeks ago and had stomach cramps every day. I am going to take beano daily and get some gasx. I am hoping that these pains go away soon. I even threw up after one rather bad meal. I definitely do not want to live on beano for an extended period. Wish me luck.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Day 1 crossfit...for real

Kettlebell swings
toe to bar (I did sit ups)
box jumps (I did step ups)
jumping lunges (I did air squats)

I do believe I am getting better at those air squats. I did 195 total for all. I amnow dying. I cannot lift my arms and I am still shaking. I should have eaten but feel like puking still. Off to work.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

2 days done

So crossfit is going well. The coaches are great. My form is good. My endurance sucks. I can't do burpees at all. I am so sore. I will get better. I will succeed. I just may not be able to wear my heels Thursday at the Christmas party. So far very happy.

It does hurt to be different than the other crossfitters. The coach is having me modify the workout. They do 12 burpees. I do 6. I know it is for the best. I just do not like being different. I feel like a Wuss. But it is ok. I will get stronger. Everyone else is in much better shape. I guess when I surpass them later it will feel like redemption. For now, I day at a time.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Today Is the day.

I weighed myself. I measured myself. I packed a bag full of gym clothes. I am ready for crossfit. Of course, someone brought in coffee cake. MUST RESIST !

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Have I mentioned how excited I am to start crossfit!!?!! I start on Monday. Got a welcome email today. This is going to be great. Going to go to half price books to see if I can get some paleo cookbooks. Tonight's exercise is trampoline. Should be fun. I have to start running soon. Tried to join DRC. But the transaction failed. Will try again tomorrow. Half training starts with a race on the 7th. That shows what my weak ass beginning pace will be. So running on T, Th, S and crossfit on M, W, F. I am so excited for this next chapter. More excited that I will not be morbidly obese for Ireland. :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Day 1 over

I did well yesterday. I only strayed from paleo with a few potatoes. They were already in the split pea soup so I ate them. I will freeze the rest this evening. I also had a beer. Small steps right. Tonight I may go play volleyball. It is really cold so maybe not. I am such a wimp.