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Friday favorites. 

Friday favorites. 

Naps are my favorite.  My absolutely favorite thing.  But like all great loves of my life, they are sometimes hard to come by. Hard to get if you will.  I will have a nap today… or tomorrow… or someday!

IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

Ever since training for my marathon, I’ve really felt the need to fuel my body for my goals.  In the past, I’ve focused on the scale and on points (weight watchers).  This left me pretty much obsessed with food — when will I eat next?  How much can I eat?  What recipes/foods/products let me eat the most for the fewest points?  Basically, food was all I thought about.  I started gaming the system — tweaking the serving size until my…

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Deadlifts and Double Unders

Deadlifts and Double Unders

Deadlifts Some days in the gym are a real struggle for me — but then others, like last night, are such a thrill! Last night we worked on Deadlifts and tried to find a new PR (Personal Record).  Our coach gave us around 30 minutes and there were a big handful of us all working on it.  Very quickly, we noticed that if all of us work independently, we’ll run out of plates!  So we decided to team up.  First,…

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17.3

17.3

This week’s workout was Crossfit Open 17.3 — it was a good one! It was a snatch workout — different weights with 3 rounds at each weight.  The heavier the weights got, the fewer reps you’d do in each round.  To alternate, jumping chin-over-bar pullups were thrown in.   It was so fun! and HARD!   I didn’t earn any “Bonus time” — so in 8 mins I did as many of the chin over bars and snatches as I…

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17.2 was all about those Pull Ups

17.2 was all about those Pull Ups

Can I do them? no.   Well I can manage with assistance from little rubber bands that make it so I’m not having to pull up my entire body weight.  I can also do what’s called a jumping chin over bar pull up.  This is where the pullup bar is lowered to about 6 inches above my head… and I squat down and really jump myself up over the bar.  It’s still an upper body workout — since the last…

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Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Current Eating Moods After meeting with a nutritionist and giving her the log in information to MyFitnessPal (the calorie tracker I use daily) — I feel more accountable for what I’m eating on a day to day basis.  It’s only been about a month, but I’ve started to see myself “normalize” into a few routines/set meals. For breakfast, I’ve been loving on Eggs.  I’ll hard boil a bunch one day, then bring 2 at a time with me for quick…

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Killing it

Killing it

Hubby and I have been killing it in the gym lately — and it’s starting to tax us! We are so beat that we decided to take the day as a recovery day — a passive recovery day where we are just going to relax and be lazy! Throughout the day I plan on foam rolling and stretching because my legs are killing me! Here’s why:  last nights workout was from a previous crossfit open 15.5 It was 27-21-15-9. Calories…

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Meal Planning & Meal Prep

Meal Planning & Meal Prep

If you haven’t read about my first trip to the nutritionist, you might want to do that first… before reading on… Waiting… and waiting… We’re currently waiting for the nutritionist to give us our meal plans.  Until then, she’s given us a few “starter” meals and meal formulas to tie us over.  Basically, we need protein/veggies/carbs at each meal — with a goal of 20 grams of protein at Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.  She’s set my macros at 40% carbs,…

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Escape Room!

Escape Room!

Hubby and I are trying to not do our typical “dinner and a movie” dates — which are really just “eat here and then eat there” dates. So we tried an Escape Room this weekend and it was SOOOO FUN!!! First impressions We had never been to an escape room before — but decided to go with friends that had done a few.  This way, they’d have experience we could lean on.  The location we picked was brand new to…

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Nutritionist

Nutritionist

Today was a totally new experience for me — I went to see a nutritionist.   It was my husband’s idea — he found the nutritionist, made the appointment, and even planned out the day around it.  He and I both wanted to have our metabolisms tested and meet with a specialist to discuss the results.  The whole thing was fascinating!   Here, breathe through this Our appointment started with taking turns breathing through a tube hooked to a machine….

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