Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Still Working at It

Well, per usual I can't stay committed to anything! And I have all the stupid excuses in the book. i'm mad at myself, but you know what? I'm doing better and I'm ok with that. I continue to learn where the pitfalls are with my diet, mood, sleep, etc.

Today was a decent day, oh wait, nope...cheats...damn. I'd really like to avoid dairy, but....

2 hard boiled eggs, smidge of mayo to make egg salad
1/2 pbj (there was bread i the house--gasp!! and i was craving a pbj)
slice of meatloaf
2 cups frozen green beans/peas
handful of cashews
1oz of cheese
kabab sirloin style
5 olives
bottle of iced tea


Monday, November 5, 2012

Day 2

Day 2 went pretty well. No real cheats as long as you don't count the 2 tsp of peanut butter this afternoon to polish off the jar in my desk.  Hey, it's better than diving into the chocolate bin, right?

Here's the run down:
2 HB eggs
3oz steak
1cup blackberries/raspberries
A few dry roasted almonds--yech, I just can't eat these anymore...
7 Klamata olives--w/pits
4oz pork tenderloin
Kale chips
1/2 sweet potato
Tomato cucumber salad w oil/vinegar
10 grapes--sugar detox will take a day or two

Wod of the day was a bear--we had w choices and I didn't want tondoneither one, but I sucked it up and went anyways and, as always, I am glad I did.

10 min
9 snatch @90% 1rm -75#
12 snatch -65#
15 snatch-55#

My 1rm from about a month ago was 80# so I was happy to do 9 heavy without much trouble. Not quite touch and go, but I got it done. Next two rounds were broken into sets of 4, then 5. Time was 5:23.

Wod2: 10 min cap, 5 rounds of 10 t2b and 6 hspu.
I got 4 rounds and did hspu w 15# plate and a mat. Need to work on these more... I had given up but this is something that i really want to work on over the winter strength wise.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Back to Blogging

I've taken a break from blogging this year, but find myself in a place where I fell I need to write things down to hold myself accountable.  I last left off start the CF Open and a paleo challenge.  The challenge went well and I spent all summer eating well and feeling great. As for the open, I tore my ACL right before it started.  I decided not to have surgery, and have worked my way back to the box 4-5 times a week, completed 3 triathlons this summer, and generally was just feeling good.  The focus to get strong and beat my PRs was gone due to the knee--it was just do what you can and have fun doing it.  Well, of late, I have set a new back squat PR and am sure I have a new clean PR in me too. Unbroken pull ups are coming along too!

Why am I blogging again? Well, I'm way off the paleo bandwagon and old habits are back. I can eat with reckless abandon and I feel no remorse--just tired and sluggish, and bloated. The scale keeps telling me I've gained at least 5lbs and going into the holidays I'd like to save that 5 for pumpkin pie and other goodies! Really, it's the "erin gains 5-8lbs over the winter" and I'd like for that not to happen this winter because that means that I'd be up10--right back where I started and I am NOT GOING THERE!!
I will use this page as my accountability to myself for the next month.  Obviously, thanksgiving will be a slight break from strict clean eating--I mean I'll be at my brothers and his wife makes homemade bread and cinnamon rolls, and pie from scratch! While it won't quite be a whole 30 with the holiday in there, I would like to make the next 30 days as whole as possible.

Today, this is what I ate-this was not a totally strict day...wasn't sure if I would start today/tomorrow.
3 paleo banana pancakes
4 slices of bacon
Handful of blackberries
1tsp apple butter (homemade by a friend)
2 starburst (oops)
4 olives
4oz flank steak
Few kale chips (homemade for hubby)
1/2 grilled plantain (before it rotted!)
Lots of water

Went on a long run--my first of the year!