Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Two a Days

Yesterday and today I did two a days so that I can pig out in New York haha!  Crossfit was brutal on me this morning since I am not good with squats.
Air Squats
Push Press (12 lb weights)
Sit Ups
Total time 19:01
Turkish get-ups using 10 lb weight

So what all that means is that we had to do 50 squats down onto a medicine ball, 50 push presses and 50 situps, then repeat 40, 30 etc.  Yeah my legs were like jello!  Then I had to go to pilates class where he decided he wanted us to do the jumps today.  Talk about a double leg workout!  Hopefully I will be able to walk tomorrow!

For lunch today I just had some leftover chicken lasagna that I made a couple of weeks ago.  For dinner I made jalapeno trout and some plain couscous.  Greg didnt want any of it, he never eats fish when i make it :-(  Sorry the picture is so messy, the fish fell apart when I was removing it from the foil.

Handstand on my own!

I was finally able to do a handstand on my own in crossfit last night!  It might not seem like a big deal to most, but I was terrified that I was going fall over and hurt myself! Crossfit was a good workout yesterday, if I could have done half of the exercises properly it would have been a lot harder!
Weighted Pull Ups (I did double band pullups)
Met Con
1000 m Row
50 KB Swings (25#)
30 Ring Push Ups (I did girl pushups)
Time: 10:31

Pilates was an ab and glute workout yesterday.  I'm hoping its not legs today because crossfit has us doing a lot of squats today!  Ill post that later!

Last nights dinner was a grilled turkey burger and sweet potato fries.  I added my carb at dinner because all I had was chicken for lunch.  

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A pretty Paelo Day

I tried to stay pretty Paelo yesterday, only had carbs with breakfast.  I didnt really do it on purpose, I was just too lazy to make a carb to go with the lunch I already had in the refrigerator :-)  Here is the rest of my meals from yesterday.
Lunch: Pot roast made in chicken broth, spices and celery and carrots.  Pretty bland and boring.
I then made a batch of my pumpkin protein muffins to have to eat before crossfit evening classes.
For dinner I made the Turkey Stuffed Zucchini out of the Live Primal cookbook.  It came out pretty good, Greg liked it, for me it was kind of bland.
1 zucchini about 12 inches long, or 6 medium ones 3 T olive oil
• 1/2 c chopped onion
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 1/2 c chopped mushrooms
• 2 T dry white wine
• 1 lb ground turkey
• 2 diced tomatoes
• 3 T chopped basil
• 1 t chopped rosemary
• 1 egg, lightly beaten
• 2 t sea salt
• 2 t pepper
Cut zucchini in half lengthwise. Scoop out insides, leaving shells about 1/4 inch thick.
Reserve about half of the insides. Heat 2 T of olive oil in a skillet on medium high heat.
Sauté onion and garlic until soft. Add mushrooms and reserved zucchini insides, and sauté
another 2 minutes.
In a separate skillet heat a T of olive oil on medium high heat. Add the ground turkey. Cook
until the ground turkey is lightly browned, about 6 minutes. Stir in the onion and mushroom
mixture from the other pan. Add the wine. Stir in tomato, basil and rosemary and cook 1
minute longer. Drain any excess fat. Remove mixture from heat and set it aside.
When mixture has cooled, add egg, salt and pepper. Fill zucchini shells with mixture. Fill a
baking pan with 1/4 inch of water. Place filled zucchini halves in pan and bake at 375 F for
40 minutes, until golden brown. Remove zucchini from pan and serve while hot. Serves 4.

Monday, March 29, 2010

So Sore!

I woke up Saturday morning and my calve muscles were still crazy sore, but I promised a friend I would meet her at 9 am for her first crossfit class.  Thankfully the crossfit class loosened them up, that was until I sat back down in my car and drove home, I dont think they have ever been this bad!  Luckily today they were better and I didnt have to start my walk on my tip toes :-)  Here is the work out we did at Crossfit Katy.

Goblet squat (72)
Pullups (28)
Lunge Steps (61)
Weighted situps (60 with 15 lb weight)
In between each set run 1 lap w a sandbag or medicine ball, after situps sprint your last lap with the sandbag/ball. (14 lb med ball)

It was a tough workout!  Needless to say I took Sunday off.  This morning in crossfit I was really frustrated.  I feel like I'm not getting strong as quick as the others have.  I still cant do a hand stand on my own, I have to have someone help me get my legs up in the air, I know thats just my fear of falling backwards and hurting myself, but until I get over this I wont ever be able to do a hand stand pushup!  I still have to use double bands when I do my pullups, my endurance for running has gone down, I was told it will take a while to gain the strength, I just want it to come quicker!  I did a slow 3 mile run after class, to try and get my endurance up.  Plus I will be in New York Thur-Sun, so I need to get as much exercise in as I can before then!  Here is today's WOD.
Over head squats, 5-5-5-5-5 I only did 30 lbs, have a pulled muscle in my leg that I cant get worked out :-(
AMRAP 12 min
200 m run
3 hand stand push ups, for me it was 15 lb weights doing shoulder presses
6 pull ups
I did 4 rounds total plus a run.

Here is my breakfast for the day, pretty plane as usaul!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dinner Time

I have stayed on my eating plan all day!  Yeah!  I had the same lunch as yesterday, grilled fish, brown rice and asparagus, an orange as a snack and now dinner I had a seaweed salad and a type of sauted/poached chicken.  Its chicken breast cooked in a mixture of chicken broth, fat free ranch dressing, saracha and cajun seasoning.  Its so good!  The pics arent the best but believe me its yummy!

Day 2

I stayed on track yesterday with my eating.  Had grilled chicken with broccoli for dinner.  Woke up this morning and cant step on my calves at all! I think its a combination of the pilates calve workout we did and the 300 single jumps I did in crossfit yesterday.  Here is yesterdays workout:

Press push: 5-5-5-5-5 at  last 3 sets at 50 lbs
Box jump - 2 minutes - 46 at 12 inches
SDHP - 2 minutes - 30 at 35 lbs
Single unders - 300 2:56

I think I will take today as my rest day since I am doing crossfit on Saturday this week as well. 

Breakfast this morning was pretty much the same as yesterday, except I am using real eggs today and I added some blackberries to my oatmeal :-)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Back to Nutritionist

I went back to my nutritionist after not going to him for about a year, I thought I was in better shape than then, apparently not!  I had put on 18 lbs since the last time I saw him and 5% body fat!  I did gain 5 lbs of lean muscle, so that still leaves 13 lbs of fat I put on!  It has to be what I eat, since I work out about twice a day.  So I am back on my nutrition clean eating plan.  Now that I have to be accountable maybe I'll stick to it again :-)  So for breakfast I had 5 egg whites and half a cup of oatmeal with a teaspoon of agave on top.

For lunch I had baked fish, asparagus and 3/4 cup brown rice....and I'm still hungry!  urgh!
Pilates this morning was tough, lots of leg and ab work.  Crossfit tonight and then grilled chicken and veggies for dinner. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Sonya!

Yes I know her birthday was yesterday, but I didnt blog yesterday :-)  I did pilates at 10, it was tough, it was big leg and ab workout, then I did crossfit at 4:30.  That was rough yesterday!  We had to do pullups, 3x and count our max number, which for me was only 4, and that was with the rubber bands :-(  I'll get there soon enough!  Then we had to do "cleans", which was lifting a barbell from your thighs, up in a jumping quick motion to your shoulders, its hard to describe and even harder to do!  My shoulders are bruised from it.  My max was 65 lbs, I only did that once though, I did most of my reps with 55 lb weights.  Then we did 8 rounds of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off of pushups, then the same with sit ups.  I am beyond sore today!  But I am going back to a 9 am class this morning since I will be having dinner with my friend Ning to celebrate her engagement!  Heres today's workout, not looking forward to the run since my ankle is still tender.
Run 400 m
5 rounds
10 Thrusters
20 KB Swings
Run 400 m

Here is what my new crossfit gym looks like 

I forgot to post last Saturday's breakfast for you guys.  We went to Buffalo Grill, and I splurged on some pancakes and bacon, so good!
 And of course, new nephew pics.

Monday, March 22, 2010


So we were pretty much a bunch of nerds this weekend.  On Saturday we went to see repo man, good movie but really bloody if you are squeamish!  Then we decided to start watching season 1 of lost.  Thanks Netflix for your instant viewing option!  We literally sat at home and watched all of season 1 on Saturday and Sunday!  Saturday was horribly rainy so that was ok, Sunday the sun was out but it was still cold, too cold for me to go running, well that and my ankle still isnt 100% better.  So thats what we did!  Now I have to prepare for crossfit tonight, and then come home for some of Lost season 2 :-)

Here is a new pic of my other nephew Joshua!  He's getting so big and hes only 1.5 years old!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Sorry for the lack of postings this week, its hard to post when I was laid up injured on the couch for half of the week!  I did go to crossfit yesterday, wish I hadn't!  LOL.  It was a partner training session, I felt really bad for the guy that got me as his partner, everyone in that class is super fit, me, not so much!  It started off with a mile run, where I did a quarter mile, then my partner and repeat.  Since my ankle is injured I was REALLY slow.  He said he was fine with it because his knees were hurting him too, but I'm sure he was saying that just to be nice.  So when we finally finished our mile we had to complete:
100 pullups
200 pushups
300 squats...and then
1 more mile!

So we split up the workout for each of us to do 10 rounds of 5 pullups, 10 pushups, 15 squats.  We took turns, which youd think the break would help get your energy back, it doesnt, its so short of a break! For the last mile run I chose to do the rowing machine since my ankle was hurting, yeah probably should have run, the rowing machine is so much harder!  But we finished, our time was 34 minutes, considering the other two teams only beat us by 3-4 minutes I dont feel horrible about my pace!

After that I went to pilates, the instructor modified the class so that we didnt do any leg work, only arms and abs bc of my ankle, um yeah after doing 50 pullups and 100 pushups, my arms were like jello.  The workout was killer!  I'm going back to pilates today, I told him legs only, my arms have had enough!

Nephew pic of the week!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


Sorry for the lack of posting, I got injured Monday afternoon.  I did crossfit that morning, and then decided to go running before pilates.  I was running on the street and my ankle rolled.  I had to sit out pilates and ice my foot.  I can step on it, which is good, it just hurts to move it from side to side right now, so I'm hoping that by tomorrow it will be better so I can get back to my workouts!  I am going crazy sitting here at home doing nothing!

WOD for Monday
5-5-5-3-3-3 (I maxed out at 135, wanted to keep my form in proper shape since its the first time I did them)
AMRAP in 8 mins
3 Pull Ups
6 Push Ups
9 Box Jumps

I did 6 rounds, and I even did the pullups with a rubberband assist rather than with ring rows!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Great weather in Houston

This weekends weather was pretty much perfect.  So Friday afternoon Greg, Therese, David and I went out for some happy hour snacks.  We started off with these pizzas, hearts of palm and pepperoni, so good!
And we had some really good pretzels with salt and garlic on them.
After that we went to Soma sushi where our entire meal was comped due to the fact that the last time we went we had some sushi with bones in it.  So we were surprised when the waiter told us that everything was on the house!  Saturday I went with Therese to have some Korean food.  I just love Korean food, the baked fish is one of my favorites, as is the soups, I cant get enough!

Friday, March 12, 2010


Yesterday I ran 3 miles and then did pilates, which was crazy hard.  I dont know if it was because my legs were sore from my previous workouts or if it was just intense today.  We did a lot of jumping, which made my thighs start to burn in the first 5 minutes, and a bunch of abs.  This morning I woke up and only did 2 miles.  Figured I should give my body a little bit of rest!  After pilates Therese and I met up with my hubby at Ragin Cajun for some crawfish and oysters....since their crawfish isnt made in a heavy butter sauce like the other places we go, we figured this was more in line with our nutrition plan.


So my go to breakfast pretty much every morning is my oatmeal.  I slow cook 1 cup of steal cut oats with one cup of buckwheat, with 8 cups of water, a dash of vanilla and cinnamon in the crockpot for about 3-4 hours.  In the morning I add 1 tsp of crunchy almond butter, some chia seeds and some agave nectar, I have to have it sweet!  So good and so easy to make.  This batch makes enough for about a week and a half.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Crossfit is madness....but i LOVE it

So yesterday I ran 6 miles in the morning and then went to crossfit.  I was unprepared for the 150 squats we had to do, while throwing a medicine ball up against the wall!  It took me 11:46 to do them all.  Not bad, I beat out some of the other people from the day, but when I was finished my legs felt like jelly!  Then we had to do 7 sets of 7 reps of ring dips.  Since I am not that strong I did some modified ring dips with an elastic band in the middle to help me pull myself back up.  Hopefully it wont be long until I can do them.  I already was able to do 4 assisted pull ups with the rubber bands and I couldnt do any last week!  Today I walked 3 miles, legs were still sore, and I have pilates tonight.  Its my relaxing day! 

Here are so new pics of our nephew Nathan!

Pumpkin protein muffins

I have made these muffins before in the past, but now that I am really trying to get back on my nutrition plan I decided to make them again.  They really help when I need something sweet.  I will sometimes put a dollop of sugar free cool whip on them.  So good!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Chicken meatloaf muffins

1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
2 tsp. dry yellow mustard
2 tsp. black pepper
2 tsp. McCormick’s Chipotle Pepper Spice
1 tsp. salt
1 cup quick cooking oats
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 stalks celery, finely chopped
3 egg whites
1 1/2 - 2 lbs. ground chicken breast

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, add cumin, thyme, yellow mustard, black pepper, McCormick’s Chipotle Pepper Spice, salt, oats, garlic, onions and celery. Mix until well combined. Next add the ground chicken and egg whites and mix with your hands until evenly distributed. Make racquetball size portions and place in muffin tins, sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for 40 minutes.

Yields about18 muffins

Nutrition: 1 muffin
78 calories
2 g fat
4 g carbs
11 g protein

Mid week recap

Ok so i havent told you about my new crossfit class.  It is kicking my butt!  There is no strenuous warm up like before, you do it at your leisure when you arive to just warm up your muscles.

AMRAP in 15 minutes
5 Pull Ups (I did 40 modified ring pullups)
10 Push Ups (I did 80 girl pushups)
15 Squats (I did 109)

So needless to say I was sore on Tuesday! Tuesday morning I went to pilates, it was a nice workout that focused on arms and jumping.  Tuesday evening I went back for more torture at crossfit.
Push Jerks (a type of squat and thrust over head with a barbell, did 5 rounds of these with 5 reps.  my max was a 45 lb barbell, yeah I'm week, but I'll get there!)
30-20-10 (30 rounds, 30 rounds and 10 rounds of Kettle ball swings and double under jump roping)
KB Swings
Double Unders (my time was 4:48)

I'm off for a slow 3 mile run and then another crossfit class tonight!  I'll keep you posted of my progress!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Turkey Enchiladas

1 pound ground turkey breast
chopped onion
minced garlic
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
chipped cilantro
cayenne pepper powder
corn tortillas
fat free sour cream
fat free shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat over to 350 degrees.  Saute the ground turkey with onion and garlic.  Add chili powder, cumin, salt and cilantro.  Spray a glass baking dish with cooking spray.  Layer the corn tortillas at the bottom of the dish and top with the cooked turkey mix.  Top again with corn tortillas and mix.Bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.  Serve and sprinkle with fat free shredded cheddar cheese and cour cream.

Calories 272
Fat 3 grams
Protein 46 grams
Carbs 17 grams

Monday, March 8, 2010

Chicken lasagna

1.5 lbs grilled chicken, shredded
2 minced garlic cloves
1 8 oz can tomato sauce
1 32 oz can Italian tomatoes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp oregano
6 whole wheat lasagna noodles
1 small container of fat free cottage cheese
8 oz fat free mozzerella cheese

Cook chicken, shred chicken after it is completely cooked.  While chicken is cooking boil water and cook lasagna noodles.  Preheat over to 375.  Combine shredded chicken with tomato sauce, Italian tomatoes, salt, pepper, and oregano.  Stir, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes.  Layer the lasagna noodles, cottage cheese, chicken sauce and mozzerella in a lasagna baking dish.  Add a second layer of the ingredients.  Bake in the over for 30 minutes.
Chicken and sauce simmering
Lasagna with cottage cheese
Now the chicken layer!
Final cooked product.  Yum!

Cooking day!

So we are trying to get back on our nutritionist eating plan, so I spent today cooking up meals to have for this week.  The first thing I made was Turkey Chili.
2 lbs ground turkey breast
1 can chicken broth
2 cans chili style tomato sauce
4 tbsp chili powder
Diced onion
Chopped celery
1 small can jalepenos

Brown turkey, pour in chicken broth and tomato sauce to meat.  Add chili powder and vegetables.  Brink to a boil.  Cover and reduce heat to low.  Let the chili simmer for 10-15 minutes.
150 calories
2 grams fat
14 grams protein
19 grams carbs
Ill post more later!  Still making rice, and pumpkin protein muffins!  Then its off to crossfit at 4:30, wanted to run this morning too, but it wont stop raining!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Slow week.

This week has been a slow week for working out since I was sick.  Did pilates last night, he didnt even have me on the same resistant bands b/c he said I was too week and told me to go eat some carbs :-( So I met up with Therese and she forced a jalepeno cheeseburger down my throat :-)  Today I went to the gym and did some light leg weights. 
3 sets of each:
90 lb leg press
squats 2 sets at 10 lbs one set at 16 lbs
inner thighs
outer thigs
lunges with 10 lb medicine ball
Finished it up with a small set of abs

Then I met up with a friend for lunch at the Mongolian Hot Pot.  I love spicy soups!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Out Sick

Sorry for the hiatus, I got a bought of the stomach flu on Monday.  I actually made it to my new crossfit class, it wasnt as cardio intensive, but still a good workout.  When I got home I wasnt feeling well, then it all started blah!  I still havent ate more than a few crackers and a packet of soup, so hopefully I will get my strength back soon.  I did go to pilates on Wednesday.  I had to cancel Tuesday since I couldnt get out of bed.  I could tell a difference, I was super week and felt that I was only half doing the moves.  I am going to try again tonight and then start crossfit again I guess on monday.  I hate stopping my intense workouts like that.  So needless to say I dont have any good pictures of food or workouts to give you, but I do have a new photo of one of my nephews.  Heres Nathan!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rodeo cookoff

Friday night was the rodeo cookoff, it was a lot of fun, but FREEZING out!  Here are a few pics from the night.
Therese and I 
Yes we had to wear plaid, it was the rodeo!

Greg's sister, Greg and I
Saturday I spent all day with Therese and all we did was eat and shop, oh and get our nails done.  So today I have to work out extra hard at crossfit.  Think I might go to the gym and run a few miles this morning too.  Here is our food adventure from Saturday.
First we hit up crawfish and noodles and some Pho and Crawfish.
Next we went to Ruggles Green for some desserts.  
Therese had the vanilla bread pudding.

I had an apple cake.  So yummy!
Then we watched a movie and got ready for dinner...Uptown sushi! 

Sorry the pics are so dim, no light and were taken with Iphone.  This was the baked scallops.
Off the menu french fries.
Baked fish
Kobe beef hot rock
Some rolls
Everything was so good, but I think I consumed like 10,000 calories haha!