I train my body because I love my body…
I train my body because I love my body…
I’m having a hard time reading my numbers for my bench so you’ll have to forgive me. I think I did 85 lbs on Tuesday. I missed Mondays class due to my doctor’s appt and I had to work at 1pm. Gotta pay the bills sometime right?
I went in Wednesday morning for some stretching/mobility work on my lower back/sciatica. Omg what a difference.
Thursday I thought I was going to have a hard time because even though I felt tons better I didn’t want to aggravate it.
The back squats were awesome!!! My legs were so warmed up and squatting stretches my lower back in a way.
I squatted 145 lbs x 3 for my Amrap.
Today was a good arm day. However I don’t think I ate enough because I was completely all over the place. Only got 4 reps on the first set, 5 on the second and 2 on the last Amrap @ 80 lbs.
HSPUs were a mess too. Had to go up on my plate and use a 45 lb plate under my head. (Probably doesn’t help that I’ve gained like 8 lbs already, this thing is an animal!)
The WOD was great. Was throwing around the 25 lb DB, so I went up to 30 lbs. much better!!
Blain and I are having a shin-dig at our place tomorrow. It’s gonna be a good time. Can’t wait to break out the fire pit!
There once was a young boy with a very bad temper. The boy’s father wanted to teach him a lesson, so he gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper he must hammer a nail into their wooden fence.
On the first day of this lesson, the little boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. He was really mad!
Over the course of the next few weeks, the little boy began to control his temper, so the number of nails that were hammered into the fence dramatically decreased.
It wasn’t long before the little boy discovered it was easier to hold his temper than to drive those nails into the fence.
Then, the day finally came when the little boy didn’t lose his temper even once, and he became so proud of himself, he couldn’t wait to tell his father.
Pleased, his father suggested that he now pull out one nail for each day that he could hold his temper.
Several weeks went by and the day finally came when the young boy was able to tell his father that all the nails were gone.
Very gently, the father took his son by the hand and led him to the fence.
“You have done very well, my son,” he smiled, “but look at the holes in the fence. The fence will never be the same.”
The little boy listened carefully as his father continued to speak.
“When you say things in anger, they leave permanent scars just like these. And no matter how many times you say you’re sorry, the wounds will still be there.”
Rolling out on the foam roller is the shit. Just when into the box for about an hr to stretch and work on mobility. Then rolled out both hips, boom the sciatic pain was gone.
Hell yes, I’m gonna get on top of this.
Breakfast Fruit Tart with a granola crust and a creamy Greek yogurt filling…RECIPE
I missed Crossfit today because I had another md appt this morning. This is also my random Monday I work ( I work every third Monday.) so I couldn’t squeeze it in. Kinda bummed because today we were doing deadlifts and I haven’t done a strength deadlift in God knows how long. Maybe I can make up Mondays workout tomorrow :-)
Plus yesterday, I was experiencing some crazy sciatica nerve pain. Sharp shooting pain in my pelvic area and radiates down my leg. I’m still feeling it today and the MD said it’s going to get worse. Oh man. *I can handle this. I can handle this. I can handle this*
Happy Mother’s Day to all those wonderful hard working mothers, daddy -moms, and mothers-to-be! I love ya mom! No matter how crazy you are! It was probably because of me! Ha
A part of me doesn’t feel like a mom quite yet so I haven’t been taking in the moment. I almost feel like “I’m not allowed to” because I don’t have children yet. I’m just sitting here having my morning coffee and I can’t help but feel my heart flutter when I feel my baby kick me. Just ever so light little “pops.” When I go out and do whatever I have in mind for the day I don’t really think about him/her. But when I sit down or watching a movie, ( and usually after I eat something) that’s when I feel it doing cardiokick boxing in my stomach. Just for a moment I feel a connection. It’s actually rather sweet. Ok getting mushy. Lol
Enjoy the day!
I seem to be having some Internet issues. Blain called our provider Time Warner the other day and I thought that resolved the issue. But looks like I can only use my phone in the house. Such a tough life, I know.
These last two wods were great! My legs were still a little tight from Mondays WOD but it’s all good. I went up in both the clean&jerk and snatch work weights.
I remember last time I did this my hormones were playing havoc on my hips so it really limited me to how much weight I did. I was feelin loads better this week so I opted to go up 5 lbs from last time. 80 lbs was good for the front squats but I like flew thru the deadlifts. I actually flew through the entire WOD now that I think of it. I probably could have gone heavier. I finished at: 4:41
Snatches were really good. I went up 8 lbs from the last time and my form was spot on. I was solid. It felt amazing. My balance was starting to feel somewhat normal for the time being. Don’t know how long that’s going to last so I took advantage.
This WOD, I dunno. I’m thinkin that I just really don’t like amraps right now. My memory is sucking right now and I have a hard enough time making sure I rest enough let alone document my reps. Well I did document this time. ( just can’t see it in the pic -same difference right?). Push presses were ok. OHS’s were difficult because its the same I weight I used to do the 7x2 (65 lbs). Hang power cleans, my fav! My grip strength was shot by the end of this.
Blain’s gone for the weekend and even though I thought I was going to have a really fun day. I kind of didn’t. I got some errands done. But I spent most of the day waiting around for my friend from Vermont to call me because she said she was going to cuz she was in town. I felt like I didn’t want to get too involved into anything if she did call. By the time she contacted me, she told me that her cell phone was’t working (she messaged me via Facebook). I felt like shouldn’t she have told me this in the beginning so I wasn’t expecting her to call all day? I guess I’m too gullible. Sorry having a hard time with this. I guess I always feel like I’m taken advantage of in a way. And the fact that our Internet connection has been shotty didn’t help the situation either.
I’ve probably consumed more then my fair share of pasta/ bread/gluten products this week. I didn’t think it bothered me all that much at first.
Before pregnancy, I RARELY craved carbs. Pasta, sure I missed it, but since it was so long that I had it, I knew the craving i had for it afterwards was just my reaction to the gluten not just another craving. I might have had a slice of rye toast with breakfast when we did go out for breakfast. Because toasted rye with butter is just freakin delicious!
Now during this pregnancy, I feel like my will power flew out the window. Ok maybe that’s an exaggeration. Maybe I’m a little more “lax” then I care to admit with paleo. I’m absolutely trying my best to stick with paleo.
Blain and I suddenly have a social life now! Ha. Which I’ll try to avoid certain foods if possible but dammit if theres a good burger there and I haven’t had a bun in a while, the gloves are off!
I have a weakness for Mac & Cheese. I admit it. I’m not proud but damn it hits the spot. Annie’s Real cheddar with Shells. So I might have consumed one or two boxes (or maybe three this week) :-/
I have no excuse. I have a problem and the first step is admitting it right? Ha. Well at first I wasn’t experiencing any ill effects like I used to when I consume carbs (tiredness, bloating etc). Actually but each time I do, I notice I have a small outbreak of ezcema on my hands. Nothing major, more just like dry skin really. After this week, I think I’ve hit my carb quota for a while. I’ve developed a nice silver dollar sized rash/ezcema patch on my elbow! I’ve NEVER had that before. It’s always been on my hands. I looked now and I have it on both hands, fingers, and the patch on my elbow is extremely itchy.
Its funny what you realize about yourself especially since I’ve been paleo for a year and you introduce stressors again into your diet. I had no idea I had this severe of a reaction to gluten. I’ve always used to have carbs prior to going Paleo. This is just more of a realization I need to get my shit together and cut the crap. Literally. Ha