Archive for March, 2013

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

I’m a hard worker. I like to earn an extra buck or two where I can and although the work I’m doing right now is very physical, it is interfering with my weight-loss plan. I wonder how it is that the bending, squatting, and lifting of heavy crap doesn’t whittle one single pound off of me? How the hell is that? All I can figure is that it can not help that my meals have been all over the place lately and that probably has a lot to do with it. Here I was getting a little hopeful that a sneak peak at the scales several days ago was a hint of a happy weigh-in to follow. Plus, I thought that with all of this hard work I might see a few pounds disappear. But Noooooooo!
No soup for you!!!
Actually my legs feel oddly heavy and tired. I think they are plain, old, over-worked. I’m going to work another 3 days and after that I am working on Me!
I need a rest. Over worked and underpaid! 😉
I need to lay off of the extreme reps of squats & lunges. I want to concentrate on higher reps. of less weight in my work-outs. Change is good, Donkey!
I have a bunch of dvd’s that are cardio & weights combined and I have a feeling that this would be a route for me to go right now. I’ll keep the weights all mellow like and along with building my running back, and some cycling if the weather ever straightens out, fingers crossed this will do the trick!

i was pooped!

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Yesterday I decided to back down to 1/8 mile intervals. My legs were tired from the multitude of squats and kettle-bell swings from the day before, so I cut myself some slack. As soon as I started my first interval I knew 1/4 mile ones were out of the question. Ya know what it felt like? It felt like what I’m sure a Sumo wrestler feels like running. Do they run?
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! Ground shaking under me. I’m not imagining it. That is how it felt every foot strike. My legs even feel big when they are tired. Like tree trunks. Anyways, that was good enuf for me. I did my mile’s worth and quit. Rest day enforced by my trunks! 🙂

i heart omelets!

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

…and here’s the one i make that I never grow tired of. For any omelet lovers out there!
It’s bigger than life!
And it’s not a MILLION calories. (lol! prob under 300)
It’s pigging out and getting away with it!

I should call it my ‘I Can’t Believe It’s Not Illegal’ omelet!

If you love salsa and spinach…and cheese, yes cheese….Eat it!

~ 1/2 carton of Simply eggs whites. Costco has delicious ones & 1/2 container is bout 120 calories.
~ Lots of cooked spinach. I use 1/2 pkg of frozen spinach(for convenience)/ thawed beforehand and nuked while pan is heating up. I use olive oil margarine but not very much!
~ All the salsa ya want. Costco again! They have great fresh salsa in a square container in the cooler section! I love anything that is ‘all i want’ 🙂
~ A low fat cheese slice. Splurge a little with this one, fat free ones melt shitty, and the rest of the omelet might be a little too healthy. Imagine it!

That’s it! I pour in the egg whites, lower the heat a bit on the pan and cover them so they cook til there’s not much liquid egg left. Then I put one side, the cold salsa that has to be kept in the fridge, but i dump the piping hot spinach on top of that, and toss my cheese, which i split in half to cover the other half. Then just fold it together & when ever ready slid it onto the plate and shovel it down! I’m not that delicate with a spatula so sometimes it does not reach the plate looking very ‘omelet-ish’, but by this point I’m salivating buckets and apperance-wise  my give-a-fuck factor is Zero. 😯

Sometimes ya gotta have a big breakfast!
Cause I said so! 😛

it’s an X-fit day…

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Here’s my Sunday ass kicking…I’m doing these wod’s soon as I run some errands which I am running to avoid this crazy stuff which I will be happy I did. Do them, that is.  I just don’t know it yet!

!!!News flash!!! ~I’m finished and I lived through it! These little work-outs pack a mean punch. You sure get your money’s worth!

7 rounds for time of: 10:41 min.
7 push-ups
7 thrusters (20lbs)
7 burpees
7 kettle bell swings (15lbs)
7 leg lifts oops! I forgot these, but my heart was thumping like crazy without them. This deceptive little W/O  was the toughest of them all!

21-18-15-12-9-6-3 reps of:
Crossfit sit-ups
Squats                    Time: 6:44 min.

Complete as many rounds as possible in 15 minutes of:
10 Kettlebell swings, 15-20 lbs
10 Box jumps, 18 inch box ( I did 8″ on my step, cautious about hamstring)
10 Bench dips
10 Crossfit sit-ups         Rounds completed: 8 total plus the KB swings and Box jumps.

simple truths…

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

it really blows…

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

…and it blows like hell! Really? Did I jinx the weather by sticking that cycling ticker up in the side bar? Oh you know I did.
I went cycling anyways, so there effin wind, take that! I went out just at the edge of darkness. Why not make it all the more miserable and add a cold evening chill to that wind. I’m sure I burned bonus calories for catching a damned chill after sweating like hell fighting against the wind to get home. What a burn. I only rode 6 miles and I swear it felt more like 15.
Isn’t it odd that I can cycle as if I never had an injury, but try and put one foot in front of the other and I have a big numb noodle leg? Yup, I’m an oddball. Just need to get the paperwork stamped. 😉

I did a mile of intervals again today and I advanced myself up to intervals of 1/4 mile. I did them at a mellow pace and was very careful. If I so much as imagined I had felt a twinge in my bum leg I would had stopped right away. I was impressed that I did so good and that I’m adapting to the strange numbing sensation that appears in that hamstring as I run. It didn’t seem as severe today, so I’m encouraged by that. I’m frigging surprised that I ran two days in a row with no complications. Oh happy me!

No running tomorrow. I’m going to do a few cross fit wod’s. Not sure which ones yet, but they aren’t going to tickle!

i’m calling it a poop day

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

I’m in grieving. I wandered in and out blubbering in my coffee cup today. I have no appetite and I expect that. I loved my kitty. Pure and simple.
I forced down a small protein shake and  did manage to do my mile of intervals for my hamstring recovery program. I didn’t want to do the stupid mile, and dunno why I forced myself. I thought it would help. Then I carried some really nice rocks, big ones, over to put on his grave and cried all over them.
Ya see, yesterday when I called my guy from the vets to let him know about Mr. Kitty and to tell him I was bringing him home to bury, he did a very thoughtful thing. I had a few hours trip back taking the highway and then two ferries before I arrived home and when I pulled into the yard he was there waiting with shovels, etc. to dig the hole for me so I could lay my kitty to rest.
And guess what else he had?
He had went right to work after I had called him and made a little coffin out of pine. He even made the pine marker on a  post for the grave header. What he had painted on it made me burst out laughing. I was so blown away.  I had rescued Mr.Kitty in the bitter cold of winter in January 2005. He had been dumped off at the dump like garbage and was starving to death going from home to home getting into garbage. He was just skin covering bones. That’s why I never knew his age. Anyways, my guy had written on the marker:
Mr. Kitty
? – 2013

Isn’t that incredibly loving and sweet that he did all of that!
Awww shit,,,here I go again with the tears…

Thanks for the caring comments on my last post. This is a really great place to blog. I can’t handle talking about Mr.Kitty face to face with anyone here yet, so you guys are it. Thank-you!!!!

good-bye…i cry

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Yesterday was a bad, horribly bad and beyond sad day for me. A trip to the vet. I’m going to have a heavy heart for a long time. Mr. Kitty is gone. No loud purrs from the other side of the bed last night. No breakfast with Mr. Kitty this morning.  I had him, actually it was he who had me, for a long time. So, it hurts, and it’s lonely. One handsome boy who charmed the pants off of those lucky enough to have met him. Always love at first sight.
Today I’m going to work-out and cry.

He charmed us all. xoxo big strong kitty!

a good one…

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Apparently I forgot to post this the other night…doh!!!!

I had a pretty good one for the arms and abs today.
This little cross-fit number makes ya sweat.
For time:
100 Squats
100 Push-ups
100 Sit-ups
100 Pullups(assisted)

My time was 15:15 Not bad, huh? When I do this one again I’ll be aiming to beat this time. I broke them up into sets of 25. If not, I would probably still be trying to finish off those damned push-ups! 🙂 And the day I reach a light enough weight to do an unassisted pull-up I’m going to cry deliriously!
1.6 miles of fast walking on T-mill. This hamstring has a ways to go before it is strong enough to handle a fast leg turnover for more than a few minutes at a time. Patience…I know.
After I DESTROYED my arms on “those damned push-ups” I did a couple sets of high rep chest flyes, tricep push and bicep curls. Along with a set of overhead triceps extensions to failure,
Sometimes I like doing reps to failure. Dunno why. Just do!

i’m a fickle bitch…

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

…I have been dancing around, flirting with several ideas as to how to get this weight loss to kick in. It’s difficult enough with one plan, but I have so many ideas rattling around in my head that I just don’t know anymore what to stick with. If it was as simple as a plateau, then I would simply beef up the exercise to goose it along, but I’ve barely started and I need to lose some already to plateau! Jeezez!
I sat down this morning and did a freaking LOT of freakin strategizing! I’m pretty sure I have a decent plan mapped out and I’m going to see how this will work for me over the next two weeks. I don’t think it’s unreasonable to expect some respectable amounts of weight loss with this plan of mine. I like to keep things simple. I can’t be bogged down with complected meal plans. I don’t count calories because that requires time and patience I do not have to figure out the amounts.  I’ve decided that I want to follow a basic format of meals and snacks with options that I choose from. This is what worked so well for me last spring and I don’t know why I didn’t think of it in the first place. I wish I had hung on to my food/work-out journal from then. What a derfwad I can be.! 😉

Now, where was I? Oh yeah,,,my day will look something like this:
Protein shake
Work-out. No excuses!
egg white omelet(spinach, salsa, etc). Or, steel cut oats, protein powder & banana.
another activity- cycling, hike, etc.
lunch- lg. salad, lean protein.
snack- hummus, gluten free crackers, grapes, or Greek yogurt and a fruit ?
another activity if I didn’t get one in earlier.
dinner- chicken, or fish and a shit-load of veggies.
evening snack- celery & pb, or a protein shake if I work out.

So this flexible little plan of mine gives me 2 or 3 breakfast options. Also post, or pre work-out protein shakes. Lunch will always be a huge salad and my choice of protein. Snacks I will keep enough on hand to have one of three choices. As much lean protein and veggies as I want at supper.
What I like about this is I won’t have a bunch of food going bad on me because I only ate a little of something once in the week. I get to play around with limited options and that leaves the cupboard bare of varieties of foods that I’d be tempted to munch on.
What I figured out this morning is that I really need more discipline in the chow department. And after looking back over my food journal I could have made some better choices these past couple weeks that probably would have showed up on the scales.
I need to get that workout in straight away in the morning, and I need to up the activity level the rest of the day, too. Ya know, toss in something in place of sitting on my ass.
It’s almost time for decent weather to arrive and I’m thinking cycling will be a way to burn off some big calories in a short amount of time. I like race hard when I ride. None of that old lady with a flowered basket crap! 🙂
Come on spring weather. We are having a snow storm here tonight, but I think it will be gone in a day or two. No flowered baskets out there tonight. No one in their right mind either. It’s a nasty night!

Well now, where was I? Sidetracked again?  Yup! Roughly what I think should do it. I may open a page here to record my meals in and my workouts. If this works for me, and I don’t see why it wouldn’t, then I need to know what I was doing and eating during times that I have a good weigh-in, which I don’t see why I wouldn’t. 🙂 hahaa! So much optimism!
I did ride a couple miles on my bike this morning, but it was so damned cold and the wind was making my eyes water and it was freezing my cheeks. I came home and did 100 sit-ups and 75 push-ups out in y yard. Then I did a mile of intervals out on the road,,,I was pretty warm after those push-ups. My arms were like noodles blowing in the wind. i was pleased with my run intervals because my hamstring felt stronger this time. I try to land my feet right under myself and keep a tight fast steps and leg turnover . I used to over-stride and my foot strikes were actually working like brakes slowing my run down. The knee joint in the back always feels like, if I’m not on my guard, it will hyper-extend and buckle up under me when my foot hits the road. Today it didn’t feel like that until towards the end of my quarter mile intervals. Perfect! Bouncing back and stronger every day!
Gawd! I’m no typist. It’s a wonder I make any sense at all. So if my posts ever seem as if a distracted madwoman has hacked my blog…it’s only me…here in typing hell…unable to keep up with my fast forward mind. 😉