Workout Wednesday – Split Jerk!

Workout Wednesday – Split Jerk!

It’s Wednesday and I’m feeling better today! My body is sore, but not completely wiped out from the workout last night.  I’m sure it’s because Hubby and I took Sunday AND Monday off to recover — we pushed it pretty hard Saturday! Last Night’s Workout Sometimes walking into the gym for my Crossfit class is like walking into a foreign classroom– and trying to decipher the board requires a dictionary and an expert in hieroglyphics.  Last night’s workout board looked…

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Workout Wednesday – EMOM?

Workout Wednesday – EMOM?

It’s Wednesday and from the moment I opened my eyes I’ve thought about only one thing — working out.   In truth, it’s mostly because I could feel the stiffness in my muscles from yesterday’s workout AND I’m looking forward to another session in the gym tonight!!   Last Night’s Workout Sometimes walking into the gym for my Crossfit class is like walking into a foreign classroom– and trying to decipher the board requires a dictionary and an expert in…

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Let’s Catch Up!

Let’s Catch Up!

  Today’s the first day of a new semester as well as the first official day where I feel “back” to myself after vacation.  What is it about travel, holidays, and family that gets me way off course?  It feels nice to be back into a routine again. The past few weeks, hubby and I drove nearly 3 thousand miles to visit all of our family and friends.  We ate, we drank, and we sat around a lot.  Sure our…

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Handstand?!

Handstand?!

Good morning!!   Happy 5 days until Christmas to you all!   This morning, I decided to share with you what I’ve been working on since on my break from running.  I’ve written about my Crossfit/Bootcamp class, which I’m still taking 3-4 times a week.  This group experiences has opened so many doors for both Hubby and I!  It’s been amazing, even if it’s only been about a month.   My Handstand! My ultimate goal of becoming a ninja requires…

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PR’s and Pecan Brittle

PR’s and Pecan Brittle

Started this morning at my gym with hubby.  We decided to warm up with a 500m row and work on some Deadlifts, bench press, and knee ups. Until I started lifting and doing functional fitness, I only ever associated PR’s with running times.  After today, I know that a PR can be applicable to many more things. Deadlifts Today was my third or fourth time doing deadlifts – ever – and I was able to deadlift more that 75% of…

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Measurements Monday #2

Measurements Monday #2

Can you believe it’s been a month since I last updated my measurements?  Time flies — especially during the holiday season.  It’s already December!  I guess I should get my shopping done :/ Current Measurements Waist: 40.5″  (-0.5′) Chest: 37.5″  (-0.5″) Hips: 42.5″ (-0.5″) Biceps: 11.75″  (-0.25″) Thighs: 24.5″ Neck: 14.5″ Wrists: 6.5″ This nets a total loss of 1.75″ — I’m so ready for more to melt off!   I haven’t changed any of my eating habits — as…

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Poked and prodded

Poked and prodded

At this point, I’ve seen three different doctors, including two specialists, to figure out what happened to cause my stomach pain.  I’ve been poked, prodded, squeezed, and tapped. I’ve given every kind of sample I can possibly provide. I’ve also provided a food journal with everything I’ve eaten in the last few months.  And yet no real definitive answers.  My doc thinks it might be colitis — though the cause is unknown.  I was just told to wait and see….

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Tummy Pain & A Weigh In!

Tummy Pain & A Weigh In!

I’m not dead!!   There’s looking on the bright side!   Now for the Tummy Pain bit Apparently I had some sort of infection in my digestive tract… how gross is that??! I’m still undergoing testing — but here’s the scoop. Saturday, Hubby and I were having a great date day!  We went to the gym, we took a nap, we watched a football game, and we went for a late dinner/movie.  Halfway through dinner, I just had a weird…

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Another Sinus infection…

Another Sinus infection…

That’s right — ANOTHER Sinus Infection!   I had a raging infection of my sinuses, throat, and ears in September — and now another attack of the sinuses!  WTF!   Ugh…   Grr…   I’ll post more when I’m not in a coma.

Thursday Things…

Thursday Things…

Weigh in This week’s weigh-in marks exactly 1 week after starting a Crossfit-type-group-Boot Camp – Class.  (*Talk about a tongue twister*) This week would also mark nearly a month since I completed my marathon training — meaning a month with no serious running training going on!  I’ve decided to take a break to avoid burn out and to avoid icy roads this winter.  The Boot Camp class is a great way to challenge myself in a new way while still getting…

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