- Don’t wait. DO.
- Work to live? yes. Live to work? NO.
- Leap. Jump. Risk. Fly. The best case scenario? You fly. The worst case scenario? You fail. Either way, you’ll still live.
I intended on going. After posting the last post, I decided to take a short nap, then go.
Instead, I woke up drenched in my own sweat, with my chest trying to give birth to one of my lungs.
Revised plan: go to Open Gym tomorrow afternoon to complete today’s Strength Cycle workout, then go to class tomorrow night as usual.
Our strength cycle begins tonight.
My fever just broke last night. I feel better, but not 100%. I get winded very easily.
Should I go? I should go? I want to go!
Tumblr, I made the following goals for this month:
- Lose weight. Duh. (Although! Down 4 lbs so far…well, since end of March.)
- Crossfit — 4 time a week. Doable.
- Talk to family more.
- Spring cleaning - both my apartment and my life.
- Get my taxes done on time — As of tonight, NOPE. 10 days left!
- DRY, DRY, DRY: No alcohol this month. Not one drop. I’ve turned to drinking when stressed, and my job leaves me stressed EVERYDAY. I am not lying to you when I say I had a drink or three everyday last month. Figured I should rein it in. Fine. (Well, excluding my trip to San Juan. As I’ll be traveling solo, however, there won’t be much drinking. More hiking and exploring.)
The last one? The last one is THE WORST DECISION I HAVE EVER MADE IN LIFE. IT IS SATURDAY AT 9:30PM AND I AM JUST LEAVING WORK, ONLY TO BE HERE TOMORROW…
I’ve also been isolated from coworkers because I’ve been ill, so I’m stuck in the corner alone. We’re extremely short-staffed and…no. never mind.
Anyways! DRINK FOR ME PLEASE. Dirty gin martini. Please and thank you.
(Hello new followers! Please excuse this post.)
You know that moment when the strength part of your workout is power clean + hang power clean + shoulder to overhead, so you grab the bar you normally work with and work your way up to 63# feeling pretty proud ‘cause you’ve never done this before, only for your coach to point out that you actually grabbed a different bar, and that your 1 rep max of this complex is actually EIGHTY-FIVE?
Yes. That happened.
You also know that moment where you give your a goal of sub-6 for “Grace” (30 clean and jerks), and you hit 5:58?
That happened, too.
Yesterday was a good day.
Well, Jocelyn nailed it. I completely forgot it was April Fools Day, so I didn’t even think that this could be a prank:
THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU. Needless to say, 10 miles wasn’t happening today, or any other day.
Instead we worked on this (excuse the chicken scratch!):
I couldn’t get above 113 for squats today which was ANNOYING. My current 10 rep max is 123#, so for me to be under that for a 5 rep max was frustrating. I will say, I did this to myself, though. I had a light lunch today, and was super dehydrated. I was also gone for almost a month. So, while I am annoyed, I’m going to pat myself on the back for the work I did do.
As for the WOD (For Time: 5 rounds of 20 American kettle bell swings, 10 pull-ups, 100m sprint)? I was dead before we even got there. I came in at a 19:26, and I was happy with it
Lesson learned today: FUEL THYSELF.
Then I came home to do just that:
I’m pretty excited about tomorrow’s WOD, Grace! Let’s get her done!
I learned a valuable lesson today. You probably shouldn’t spend your afternoon doing this:
before doing this:
Just so you know.
I am SO HAPPY TO BE BACK IN IT. I was so happy with my time in this work…not so much the weight I used (53#), but it was a good weight for jumping back in.
Everything hurts now, though.
NOW, CAN WE TALK ABOUT TOMORROW’S WORKOUT?!
WHAT IS THIS NONSENSE?! SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN.
Tomorrow will probably just be a solo run day because, while I am trying to muster up the will to go and find out what that means, I don’t think it’s gonna happen.
Long time, no blog!
I’ve spent most of the last three weeks in sunny Miami, in a training session for work. While there, I made new friends, enjoyed the sun, had quite a few realizations, learned a few lessons and just had a good time. I decided to unplug as much as possible (for me), hence the silence on Tumblr.
I’m excited to get back into the nitty gritty of everything. I have to admit, I ate and drank my FACE OFF in Miami, so my body is rebelling now that I’m home. Bring on the paleo, please. BRING ON THE PALEO.
First, I should probably grocery shop first.
In the meantime, I reactivated my Crossfit membership, so I get back into that tomorrow morning. WHOOP. I’m excited and terrified, haha.
ANYWAYS, this is just to say hello! Hello and let’s do this!
Today’s experiment? Steak fried rice using cauliflower. I will warn you right now, this the least visually appealing meal I have ever made:
ish = pineapple
Man, I need alliegets to teach me her ways. I mean, don’t get me wrong — this tasted fine. I just don’t have the patience for grating cauliflower, so my pieces of cauliflower were just a tad bit too big. Also, attempting this on my second day back into this was not the best move…I had just done this dish with rice a few days ago. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE.
Either way, I feel good about the choice I made. Once I forget the passion real rice ignited in me, I should have no problem adjusting to this. It’s not meant to be a substitute—it’s meant to be different. It will be fine.
Tonight’s (home) WOD: 100 pushups for time. Let’s see how this goes…
OH! OH! I learned that there is a crossfit box in the Miami office building! I sent them an email asking about a possible two week pass! *SWOON*
…this has been a post about nothing.
While the working out has been somewhat well, my eating habits have been CRAP — which would explain why the scale hasn’t moved. While I’m not using the scale as my only guide, it would nice to see a lower number than the one I’m currently rocking.
Today was a day of paleo eats, finished by a spent grain cookies. Under calories for the entire day, fit in dessert and feel much better today. SUCCESS.
…there were many brussel sprouts involved.
I did nothing today and it was wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.
Today I started another Tumblr, a pet project if you well. While very much a newbie traveler, I want somewhere else to put my obsession. If you want to follow, see here. I’m excited about it. There will be some on-site vlogging (<—confession: I hate that word) in the next couple of weeks. I’m excited.
NO WORK TALK
I didn’t think about work all day today. Not even negative thoughts. SUCCESS.
While I didn’t make crossfit (first day to relax, y’all), I did reach out to my coaches and feel pretty good about the hectic schedule I have coming up the next few weeks. It’s going to be up to me to keep the momentum going, but I’m happy that they do care.
…see? sorting myself out slowly but surely. Hope your Mondays were swell.
I’m here, I’m here! I’m just trying to keep my head above water…I haven’t even made it to Crossfit since I’ve been back and I’m GRUMPY! Especially since I may not make it back there until March 24th. Blarg.
Hello to my new followers! I assume you found me through angies—life. It was great meeting the lovely Angie, and I’m super happy she made time for me, especially as my message was so last minute! Next time I visit, I look forward to hanging out with her more — and meeting more of you Angelenos as well.
As for my trip? SWOON. I had the best time in Los Angeles. I can easily say it was the most active vacation I’ve had in a long while. The hiking trails, the walking…I had a blast. The sights themselves weren’t too shabby either. I’ll update more on my trip later.
While the week following my vacation has been rough (and I do mean ROUGH), I’m hanging in there. I’m off to Miami this Saturday for two weeks, so the sun and warm weather will (continue) to do me some good. My colleagues in Miami have already contacted me today about a 10 day pass to their gym. They said they know that I work out, and thought I might enjoy it. THE BEST for the following reasons:
- It’s super sweet that they even took the time to think about it.
- How awesome is it to be known as the colleague who works out?! ::brushes shoulders off::
…that’s pretty much all, folks. I’ll be a lurker for a little while until I get myself sorted out. In the meantime, Happy Oscars Day!