Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Need to stay focused!

I'm feeling awfully fired up this morning! 

I made it up for CrossFit!!  That is a win no matter what.  Today wasn't my most stellar of days, but I still feel great.  It was 38 degrees when I got there this morning.  Brrrrrrr!  We did a 400m run warm up (I mentioned that the the running is outside, right?)  We spent some time stretching and then we went into the WOD.

15:00 AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)
  • 5 Hand Stand Push Ups
  • 10 Pistols
  • 15 Pull Ups
So, we all know I can't do a HSPU.  So I tried doing a negative which is where you kick up into a handstand then lower yourself down slowly.  The last time I did this, I was wearing a hair clip and walked away with a two day migraine!  I was a little nervous, but I knew I had to get past it.  I kicked up and lowered about halfway before I fell down.  Not bad!  But I needed to modify the move even more.  So instead of 5 HSPUs each round, I would do 3 walk ups.  That is where you walk your feet up the wall and walk your hands in so you end up in a handstand. 

Pistols are one legged squats.  To be honest, these hurt my knees and I just did the best I could.  Last week we decided that I should graduate to the blue band for pull ups.  I did them but they were kind of pathetic.  But the important part was that for 15 minutes, my heart rate sky rocketed AND I was having fun.  After the WOD, we ran another 400m.  I'm getting better at that distance, but I'm still WAY behind the class.  No worries.  Baby steps.

I earned 27 points yesterday in my What's the Point challenge.  I was extra good with my calories yesterday, so yay!!

NSV alert:  I bought a pendant in Italy several years ago and it is on a delicate little gold chain.  I hardly ever wore it because it was really too short and it felt like it was choking me.  Also, it was so delicate that I felt like I would break it pulling it away from my neck.  Today, I thought I would try it again.  Not only did it fit, I'm wearing it around a turtleneck!!  I guess that's what losing 3.5" off your neck will do!!

Here is my new outfit of the day:
I cheated a little bit because the jeans aren't new and the jacket I got at the very end of last winter.  The turtleneck, boots, & earrings are new.  :)  I'm happy because the jacket was quite tight when I bought it, but now it is really loose.  Sweet!

Today we are going out to lunch for my boss's birthday and we are going to Razzoo's.  I LOVE that place!  My old meal would have been a full order of onion rings followed by the jambalaya pasta.  I would always be so proud of taking half of the pasta home for dinner.  After a giant plate of greasy onion rings!  I feel quite sure that even with 1/2 the pasta is was a 2000+ calorie lunch.  Yikes! 

I have been staying on track lately the best I have since the first 9 months after surgery.  I'm on par to lose over 6 pounds this month which I haven't done since March!!  So, I just have to be good today.  That means I have to be good at lunch.  My plan is to order grilled fish & veggies and ask that they do not cook them in butter.  I do love fish, so I should be content with that.  I can't imagine that they wouldn't do it!  If I get hungry later, I have some hummus back at the office.

That is all I need to do today to make the day entirely successful.  I have already worked out.  I already have almost 75 ounces of water in, so 100+ won't be a problem.  I just have to focus on the calories.  This is my Achilles heel people so send me some good mojo!



Cat said...

Hero...So proud of you getting up for CF!! Also, how cute are your matching boots and turtleneck? Love that jacket.

Great choice for your lunch outing. So proud of the good decisions you're making!

*sparkle hearts in that fall yellow to match your boots and turtleneck*

Sarah from Onmyweightohappiness said...

Super cute outfit!

FitBy40 said...

Love those new boots!

Elizabeth said...

You look great!! Always dressed super cute!

Stephanie M. said...

I'm glad you didn't bust your noggin this time. :) You look WONDERFUL!

Cece said...

Cute outfit and yes, we can see that your jacket is too big for you !

Kelli said...

You look great, what a cute outfit!

trisha said...

cute jacket!