Sunday, January 27, 2013
Don't get me wrong....I still love a bunch of things CrossFit. On a weekly basis I try to incorporate some of it into my workouts because I don't want to look like I am going to sink to the bottom of the pool like a ton of bricks...I want to look athletic. This week I managed some man makers and a sit up WOD on back day. Heavy overhead squats on one of my leg days and a super long chipper one day ( with rest in between each ten reps...NOT GONNA BURN UP MY NEWLY FOUND ASS CHEEKS) that consisted of KB swings, box jumps, wall balls and toe to bars. I kept it pretty light and it felt fantastic. I actually craved wall balls and 100 of them were welcomed. :) I don't do kipping pull ups anymore and I stay away from super heavy snatches and clean and jerks. Kipping pull ups were turning into a injury waiting to happen for me and they weren't making me stronger. I go strict now and do less. The snatches and cleans... well, I don't stay away from these lifts all together, but I truly believe that you need to practice properly and keep up with them on a regular basis to go heavy and I just can't do that right now. So less then 115# it is.
I love that my trainer is old school. J's Fit Factory is a great place. We use mostly dumbbells and barbells. A lot of the work I put in is 30 seconds of one movement then right into 30 seconds of another movement ( sometimes another movement or two just depends) and then a minutes rest. I also do a bunch of super sets. This all really appeals to me because of CrossFit. I like this so much more though because I see such better results with my body. Having a day devoted to each body part has really made a difference in my muscle definition. I was really in a rut doing only CF and I felt discouraged working out so hard everyday and not getting the results I really wanted. Also my body felt wrecked much of the time. Now my muscles get time to heal and grow and I am not burning them up with super long metcon like work or flapping around on a pull up bar until my shoulders won't move for days. Also the globo gym is full of meat head douches doing quarter squats and it is super entertaining. Some of the things I see in there....HYSTERICAL. It really is working out to be the best of both worlds and I am loving it. I feel stronger and healthier then ever.
Negatives of the week: My Buttercup ( AKA Natalie BFF we grew up together) moved to fucking Kansas. Bummer. My heart hurts. I do think it helped me train like a fucking rock star though because I was trying not to think about it. I fear my head still may be in the sand on that one Blaaaaaarggggggghhhhhhh....
Positives: I am on a roll. I am not missing workouts. I am eating what I should and then some. Enjoying the lenient diet while I have it and my pizza and garlic knots were delicious yesterday. Believe it or not I am even getting hungry in between meals which there are six of them a day so that is an awesome sign. :)
Make it a great week :)
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Thank God I got through this posing clinic without falling on my face or something. I learned a few things but have much work to do. I am so glad I have until June but I know it will go fast. The girls in my group were very nice. I had to break off with the bodybuilding girls because there was only one other physique competitor in the house. The main difference is they have a few extra poses and they do everything with a closed fist. My hands will be open while posing. It was a a very different but overall very good experience. That gym really is awesome.
Ok so on some days cardio is getting a little easier. Especially when it is nice out. That is huge progress for me. I would always rather just lift. Lifting comes a lot easier to me and I enjoy it much more. I better learn to fall in love with cardio though before it gets closer to the show and I am doing it for 90 minutes a day. Oh God, that just sounds terrible. Think about that for a minute....on top of training and constant eating, 90 fucking minutes. Just gotta start getting mentally prepared to buckle down now because that is just a ton of work. Yesterday I just went to the clinic and didn't train but today was still a struggle to get out and just run. I just didn't want to so I knew I had to. There are days like that but more often then not I want to train so thank God for that. Today was just one of those blah days. Stop tie your shoe. Stop fix music. I even tried to talk myself into not running anymore because it gives me heartburn. It couldn't of possibly been the two sweet potatoes stuffed with paleo hot sausage and blueberries that I shoved down my throat 30 minutes prior. Whatever.
Positives of the week: The clinic. Also running into Amber a lot and even getting in a great back day at World's with her. I struggled to not take a nap a few days after lifting so that was on point. I plan to hit it harder and heavier this week after being inspired a bit on Saturday...I felt pretty tiny comparatively and I wanna get bigger. :)
Negatives: This really has nothing to do with training but it sticks out in my mind so here goes... I miss my dad and a day or two this week was difficult. I am sure it was because I finished cleaning out a few remaining boxes of his things that I had stashed in my spare bedroom. It just felt so final. Those were the last ones. I would give just about anything to be able to walk into his room and see his beautiful smile and hear his contagious laugh. He was always so pleasant and just being around him for a few minutes could brighten your day. I love ya Norm :)
Dad dancing at the nursing home 2012 :)
Have a great week. GET AFTER IT, no matter what your it is.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Whoever you are or no matter what your situation if you wanna change you can. There were a few days this week that I just wanted to say "fuck it" and go back to bed. I didn't. I went out and killed it. When I was done I was happy and had a great sense of accomplishment. The more you do something the easier it gets. It could be beating the bottle, smoking or 400 extra pounds, whatever. Just put your mind to it and kick its ass.
Positives this week: Training was great and Amber ( my gym soul mate) and I worked out like 4 days in a row together! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I got my song for my show but I will leave that for a big reveal later on. ITs TOOOO MUCH TO HANDLE RIGHT NOW!!!! :) My posing got a little better. My body feels great and I am ready to kill it this week. Also I shopped a ton which is always super fun.
Enjoy your week :)
Sunday, January 6, 2013
So this week was a good week of training. My trainer is awesome as always and I had a couple killer days at globo. I did miss a little cardio and a leg day ( I do 2 leg days a week now) but had a blast on my road trip to D.C. I had some cheats while away ... STREET FOOD BITCHES AND A HALF A CINNABON... but ate clean the rest of the week so it worked out ok. I packed my super fancy Christmas present cooler and even though I didn't eat quite enough over our 800 mile in 36 hour journey I did pretty good. I packed some shakes too. I am proud I didn't run it right off the diet cliff because I am infamous for DOING NOTHING IN MODERATION so SCORE! Nothing like a good cheat on a corner in our nations capital...
Negatives of the week: Missed a leg day...I DO NOT NEED TO DO THAT SHIT AGAIN....We all know my no ass at all issue going on.
Positives: Everything else!!! I had a great birthday I got a Bulldog and went to D.C with the BFF!! Oh ya and my husband is super awesome and supportive as always!!
Hope everyone is doing great on those resolutions of exercise, paleo challenges or whatever. I saw a bunch of people all bundled up and out running or biking on Tuesday in my neighborhood and haven't seen them since...HAHA! Make it a good week!! Get it !!
A firm decision to do or not do something
Synonyms: Decision- Determination - Resolve- Solution