Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Back to it!

My little vacation to Louisiana was delightful! 

Thursday we drove down to a super tiny town near Lafayette, LA to visit BFF's family.  We made a stop for some yummy home style cooking in Shreveport on the way.  Growing up, we never popped fireworks on our own much, so as an adult it is something I really like to do.  My brother does too, so I guess we are living that part of our childhood now!  BFF and I stocked up at a roadside stand and headed to her house.

Her brother and his family came over and we had an AMAZING smothered pork dinner.  Her dad is a fantastic Cajun cook!  After dark, we popped fireworks and some of those things were like the real deal.  They popped way into the sky and burst into the most beautiful colors.  We all squealed like little kids!  The 37 mosquito bites I got were totally worth it.  BFF's brother and SIL went back home, but her two nieces stayed with us for a slumber party. 

Friday we met up with the aunts to have lunch and then we toured a local brewery.  It was pretty neat and the beer was good.  Later in the afternoon, BFF & I drove the girls back to their house and then had another Cajun dinner out.  It was some sort of crab meat covered catfish and it was yummy!

Saturday we drove to a small town called Washington and went antique shopping.  None of us bought anything but it was fun and I'm telling you, the cafe had fantastic food!  Some of the best rice dressing I have ever had.  Saturday night after church, dad cooked again and he made kind of a catfish coubion and it was soooo good.  He jars his own tomato sauce and yes, I did bring some home!!

Sunday we went out to lunch and had boiled crabs.  I can honestly say that is one of my favorite meals.  You have to work for it, but it is so delicious!
My skin is so darn sensitive so in addition to the 50 mosquito bites I got over the weekend, my hands were torn up and stinging from the crabs!  Totally.  Worth.  It.

Sunday afternoon we headed to the casino.  BFF & I were neither doing well so we decided to stop and have a drink.  Big mistake!  I think the casino is really more for the blue hairs, because the bar was terrible.  I ordered a whiskey drink and I'm pretty sure she served me gin.  Heh.  Sunday night, dad fixed salt meat.  Do I even have to tell you how awesome? 

We drove back yesterday.  I am proud to say that I went to Jazzercise last night!  I needed it. 

Official weigh in for last week:
Week loss:  1 pound
Total loss:  6.8 pounds
Total to go:  33.2 pounds

Unofficially, the vacation and all that AMAZING food, plus drinks, minus working out made for an ugly scale.  No joke, I was up 3 pounds this morning.  But I'm hoping that I can get rid of at least most of it before the next official weigh in.  Although, my first month is up tomorrow.  Whatever the loss is for that first month, I will take it.  I'm going in the right direction and it feels good!

Today, I'm back on the wagon.  I worked out at lunch.  Since I'm not CrossFitting this week, I wanted something more than the elliptical, so I did:
  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 5 Push ups
  • 25 High Knees
  • 7 Burpees
  • 10 Sit ups
  • 7 Squats
  • 5 Push Ups
  • 10 Sit ups
  • 60 seconds of Plank (I did 60 seconds worth broken up, but my goal would be to do it unbroken)
  • 7 Squats
  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 60 seconds of Wall Sit
  • 25 High Knees
  • 5 Push Ups
After a quarter mile warm up jog, I did a full round once and the second round I dropped the burpees and the wall sit.  Then did 15 minutes on the elliptical.  I don't like wall sits and burpees are from hell.  I think in the future I will drop the wall sit altogether and split the burpees into 4 (in place of the 7) and 3 (in place of the wall sit).  My goal would be to do the full round 3 times with a quarter mile jog warm up and 5 minute elliptical cool down.

When I'm not able to CrossFit, that should be a good substitute... until I get tired of it.  Ha!

My nutrition has been good today too.  I had oatmeal and coffee for breakfast.  The My Fit Foods Gimme More Chicken Salad for lunch.  I forgot how much I love the My Fit Foods stuff.  I have a couple more meals for this week!  When I get hungry, I will have a boiled egg and piece of cheese for lunch, but it is almost 3pm and I'm barely hungry!?!

Tonight is girls dinner night so that should be fun.  Toodles!



Cat said...

That workout looks amazing. I should print it out and attempt it along with you. I've been doing a straight 10 KB swings/10 burpee count down from 10 to 1. I try to only rest for about 60 seconds between the sets. I don't rest at all at 3, 2 and 1. : )
I'm going to try tomorrow morning with your workout.

Oh yeah, your weekend sounds heavenly!!! Thanks for sharing it with us.

700 pounds is as bad as it sounds said...

sounds like you had a great time. Good memories to have!

KajunDee said...

Glad you enjoyed your visit to my home town, it is really hard eating healthy here ;-)

FitBy40 said...

Sounds like a blast!
I'm assuming rice dressing is the same as rice pudding? Never heard of it.
Welcome back :-)