WOD – 8/7/2014

So today was my first day back to the gym since Monday. I normally make it three times a week, but my daughter was sick. I figured since I missed Wednesday, I had better haul my ass there today. I’m so glad I did. I miss the class when I’m not going.

Today the warm up was squats (!!!), it was good, even though I was just now not sore from Monday’s squats and burpees. 25 squats, 10 burpees, twice.

The WOD was a 21-18-15-12 of Deadlifts, I did 75 pounds and a 480 m. run. It felt like a crap ton of running.

I’ve been super good about sticking to Paleo these last couple weeks also. I didn’t have breakfast right away, but after I got back to work from the gym I had a scone that I made using this recipe as a base. So good.

Then for lunch I had the total of half a bell pepper, some guacamole, 4 slices of salami and a nectarine.

Dinner tonight was Bacon Chorizo Smothered Meatloaf with steamed broccoli.

So good.

Somewhere in there today I had two squares of dark chocolate, but it met the paleo requirements. yum.

 

Workout – 8/4/2014

So today was a good day!

I stuck to the Paleo diet all day. My only cheats are that I through a tiny splash of milk into my coffee. It makes me enjoy it more. and if a little dairy is my only ‘cheat,’ then it’s worth it.

Even though I’ve been going to the gym for more than a month now, I still get a little nervous before I walk into the box. I’m not sure why, but I’m getting over it.

I get to class and the usual instructor is not there. Alex was training us today. One thing I like about new trainers is that they get you to work on things. He had me work on my squat. I changed my form enough, that I was losing balance, so I had a box behind me in case I fell on my ass. ha

Here’s what was on our whiteboard:

Warm Up:
240 m. run
25 push ups
25 squats
x2

WOD:
3 rounds for time
25 squats
15 power cleans
25 sit ups
15 box jumps

I finished in 14:03.

Not my best, not my worst, but I feel good.

 

 

A Few Weeks In

Ever since I had children, I’ve struggled with weight. I’m tall. I have super broad shoulders, and a chubby gut.

I heard about this crazy diet called Paleo, stuck with it for a while. Lost tons of weight. I felt so good about myself.

Fell off the Paleo wagon.

Got cancer. Gave myself free range to eat whatever the hell I wanted.

Went on steroids because of the camera.

Got really fat. Like, as fat as I was when I was going to the hospital to have my youngest.

Fat.

Unhappy.

In the middle of June, I decided that trying to go to the afternoon WOD class at the gym just wasn’t going to work. I made the decision that my health was worth more than that, (cancer has a way of doing that to you), and have started going to the 9am class.

I’ve gone three times a week for about a month and a half. My weight has not yet started falling off, but you know what? I have muscles in my arms. Real live muscles. I can squat further, lift more, and have made new friends.

I decided last week that I needed to get back on the Paleo wagon. We got a big project done and out of the way, and I was able to go to the store and stock up on healthy, beautiful, Paleo approved foods.

I hope you’ll stick with me as I take this journey.