Tuesday, February 21, 2012
So that marinade from yesterday......AWESOME! Totally gonna use that again this week! Today I got my sweat on at CFN and the work out was as follows.....
stretches and 250 meters on the row machine
one round for time
50 back squat 35lbs.
5 mini rope climbs
40 back squat 35 lbs
4 mini rope climbs
30 back squats 35 lbs
3 mini rope climbs
20 back squats 35 lbs
2 mini rope climbs
10 back squats 35 lbs
1 mini rope climb
one minor, minor accomplishment today was getting on the rope and hanging. Didn't GO anywhere but I finally was able to get up there and hang so props to me! :)
Todays eats so far have consisted of two eggs and zucchini, and salad with chicken, guac and salsa. Also a square of 75% dark chocolate. no more commercial dark for me.....still too much sugar. Only 75% and above.
Monday, February 20, 2012
so my goal this weeks is NO SUGAR!! I ate horribly on friday of last week and man did I feel it. Today is day three of no sugar. I would have normally gotten at least two cappuccino's at church yesterday and one hazelnut latte at starbucks in the evening, but nothing!! I got a pack of gum instead. The latte's are really gonna get to me...no joke!
Yesterdays eats were a piece of sausage and a hand full of walnuts and shredded unsweetened coconut, salad with chicken, mushrooms, peppers onion, guac, salsa, and dinner was chicken salad lettuce wraps. I made a treat out of chopped walnuts, shredded unsweetened coconut, coconut oil, unsweetened cocoa powder, and hazelnut butter. It was needed and yummy!
Today's eat so far are.... one eggs and two pieces of sausage, left over chicken salad, and I have some chicken marinating in the fridge for tonights chicken fajita salad. My daughter helped me mix the marinade. :) I'm using a skirt steak marinade from the food lover's primal palate. It looks like it is gonna be YUMMY! Can't wait!
Friday, February 3, 2012
So did a couple work outs and wanted to get them jotted down so I could see some progress eventually.....hopefully.....
Yesterday I did a mile for time and my time was 14:00 exactly. THAT could use some work eh?
Today I worked out at CFN. The warm up was some high knees, butt kickers, lunges, back squats, dips, body rows, along with some stretching. And then....dun, dun, dun....
deadlift 65lbs - 15 reps
push ups - 15 reps
Oh, the pork chili recipe from www.paleomg.com was a winner! yippie!
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Basically I am a follower of Jesus Christ who happens to be a wife, mommy of 2 beautiful girls, cross fit lover, and have Hashimoto's.
Hashimoto's is an auto-immune disorder that attacks the thyroid. My thyroid is VERY under active due to the Hashimoto's. I found out I had the disorder after the birth of my second child. I thought it was the end of the world! Seriously. Probably because my dr. seemed to give me no hope of ever living the life I was used to. I was extremely fatigued, losing my hair, cold, depressed, and had no motivation to do anything. She basically said this is how it is going to be and you will be on meds for your entire life. Wow. Thanks doc! The whole idea of autoimmune really scared me. I went home and prayed...."Lord, I know you can heal me of this. Should you choose not to, would you please show me a way that I can help myself? The next day I went to Madison Drugs to pick up some vitamins, and Terry (the pharmacist) found out about my diagnosis and said..."You are obviously gluten free right?" I was like....what is gluten and why can't I have it? Well, he started giving me lots of information which actually made me feel even worse. (Pity party warning!!!) I got in my car and started bawling!! *whine, whine* " I have to be on meds my whole life and now I can't have bread or pasta or soy or ANYTHING!!!" *whine,whine* All of a sudden it was as if the Lord tapped me on my shoulder to say...Hello!?!? Didn't you ask me to show you what you could do to help yourself? I did, and now you are complaining? That second I blew my nose, girded up my loins and was on a mission. And I have been on that mission to this very day.
After doing lots of research, I started eating a Paleo type diet. Basically it is just eating REAL food. Avoiding processed foods, grains, gluten, dairy and soy. I eat lean meats, grass fed beef, eggs, veggies galore, I can have fruit but choose to limit those and also nuts and seeds.