Monday, January 9, 2012

Let's get it started...

It's Monday...weigh in day.  I'm annoyed with myself for being up this week.  Yes, last week was PMS week.  Yes, I'm bloated.  But I also knew that I let the cravings get the better of me and I made some B-A-D choices last week.  Especially over the weekend.  If I'm going to get the scale moving in the right direction then I have to do more than want it. 

Fitness is not my issue.  It is food.  One of the big problems I have is that when I get hungry, I make bad choices.  That's been a problem all my life.  Usually, I eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and have an afternoon snack.  Today I'm going to try something different.  I'm going to have something small every two hours.  I have added up the calories of today's plan and it is roughly the same as the usual plan.  I will let you know how it goes!

BFF is trying gluten-free this month.  She has LOTS of tummy issues and wanted to see if this would help her.  So far, so good.  Since she typically comes over on Sundays when I cook, I want to make sure I stay gluten-free.  I'm focusing on protein and veggies anyway, so that's a good match up!  **Do you have a vegetable you particularly like?  If so, how do you like it prepared?**  I haven't had brussel sprouts since I was a little kid (HATED!), but Amy made me think of them, so I tried them yesterday.  I put them in a crock pot with some butter, garlic & dijon mustard.  Delicious!  Who knew?  I think that maybe since I liked brussel sprouts, that there are all sorts of things out there I might like.  Bring it on, folks!  

Back to what I do well...Fitness!  I went to CrossFit this morning.  It was a lot easier this week to get up.  I just have to keep doing it!  Today wasn't particularly cardio intensive.  Although our warm up was jumping rope:  100 forward, 50 backward, 50 right foot, 50 left foot, 50 forward.  The WOD was 1 Max Rep Deadlift.  So basically, we spent the whole class trying to lift as much as possible (without hurting oneself).  A Deadlift is done by lifting the barbell off the floor and standing up.  Your arms are straight and not lifting.  It is all done from your legs and core. 

The most I have ever done was 175# but that was with 3 reps.  Today, we just had to do one rep (at a time).  PR ALERT:  I did 205#!!  Woohoo!  Maybe my goal should be to one day deadlift my heaviest weight.  HAHA!

It is important to find your one rep max in CrossFit because a lot of the daily workouts are a % of your max.  So, I might go in next week and the workout will include deadlifts, but it will say 80% of max.  So, I know then that I should lift around 165#.  If you don't know your max, it is harder to judge where you should be in your WODs.

Tonight is Group, which means I get to see Debi!!  YAY!!  Hopefully, Andrea will be there too! 



Kristin50 said...

My favorite vegetable is asparagus and I just cannot get enough of it, I love it steamed with a little lemon juice and pepper, and garlic with splash of butter.

I also love it grilled yummy!!!

Cat said...

My favorite vegetable if I'm being completely honest is potato. Boil 'em, mash 'em, stick them in a stew. (little Lord of the Rings for ya) but as for green or colorful veggie, I absolutely love asparagus in foil with red peppers season with S&P and olive oil and put it on the grill for 15-20 mins. DELISH.

Also, the max lift sounds amazing. I know you will eventually be able to lift your max weight. I have NO doubt Hero.

Have a fantastic day. *hearts that are dead lifting*

Bzybee said...

I eat every couple of hours. I absolutely avoid getting hungry. I have mid morning snack (apple or banana), afternoon snack (boiled egg) and evening snack (yogurt and fresh fruit).

As to veggies.. read my post from today :) I hated brussel sprouts as a kid but loving them now.

Jen said...

I LOVE Green Beans!! I eat them practically every day.. I love to saute them with some mushrooms, garlic and olive oil.. YUM!
your crossfit sounds intense but so impressive!!

Stephanie M. said...

I've always disliked zucchini, but lately I've started really loving it. I quarter it lengthwise (so you have 4 long pieces), scoop the seeds out (ick - I don't like the texture), brush them with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and broil or grill. So good.

Ronnie said...

I'll have to come back and see what kind of suggestions you get, I'm getting boring with my veggie choices, too... though that eggplant suggestion from Amanda yesterday sounded AMAZING.

trisha said...

i have hated brussel sprouts my whole life, too. i may have to try them the way you mentioned now... hmmm!

Laura Belle said...

Omgeee! Love squash, zucccini, onions, peppers and carrots sauteed in EVOO and garlic!!! So good!

Andrea said...

I'm sad I didn't get to see you and missed group this month!