Saturday, July 30, 2011

Low Carb August

Cross Fit Wednesday 7/27
Press 3, 3, 3 (50lb barbell)
4 Rounds (completed in 10:39)
10 Pull-ups (black band)
10 Single Arm KB Swings L
10 Single Arm KB Swings R
30 Double Unders (I did singles instead because I'm terrible at jump rope. I thought we were supposed to do 90 singles, but it would make more sense that we were actually supposed to do 60. I was wondering why my time was so slow for this one :P I blame it on the fact that I've been going to the morning classes.. I was probably completely out of it while the instructions were being given.)

Cross Fit Friday 7/29
“Filthy Fifty” - I completed the "Foul Forties" in 24:08
50 Box Jumps (step ups as usual)
50 Jumping Pull-ups
50 Kettlebell Swings (25lb kettlebell)
50 Walking Lunges
50 Knees to Elbows (I had to stop doing these and continue the rest as sit-ups. I'm seeing a chiropractor for some shoulder pain I've had for a couple of months, and hanging from the bar was extremely painful!)
50 Push Press (35lb barbell)
50 Back Extensions (35lb barbell)
50 Wall Ball Shots (10lb wallball)
50 Burpees (aka hell)
50 Double-Unders (double the amount of singles)

Cross Fit Saturday 7/30
Deadlift 3, 3, 3 (145lb barbell - a PR by 10lbs! I also had a 155lb 2 rep max)
15 – 12 – 9 – 6 – 3 (done in 9:22 using 15lb dumbells)
50ft Weighted Walking Lunges
Renegade Rows

Diet Update:
In case you didn't see the comments in the "Crunch Time" post.. I have decided to forgo my beloved fruit and nuts at least through August in hopes of slimming down before the school year. For those keeping track, that means my diet will strictly consist of meats, veggies, and healthy fats. I shouldn't be checking, but the scale went down yesterday morning for the first time all summer :) I know it's too soon to make conclusions, but after just a couple days sans fruit and nuts I'm feeling really great. I've been waking up early with no alarm so incredibly full of energy and just ready to go, go, go! I hope this new found energy continues throughout the school year, I'm going to need it. I just found out that I'll be teaching 3 different subjects... again. Nonetheless, I'm ridiculously excited for this year to start, and I'm feeling like a first year teacher all over again!

I think variety is going to be the key to making this part of my diet work. Please send any clean, yummy chicken/turkey or veggie recipes my way!! 

I made some turkey ragu to put on spaghetti squash and in omelets. It was basically just my zucchini and diced tomato sauce plus some ground turkey.
1) Sautee onion, garlic, and zucchini in coconut oil.
2) Add ground turkey (or whatever meat you want) and brown. I added 1 tsp each of pepper, oregano, basil, and parsley.
3) Add one can of diced tomatoes, stir, and let simmer for 20 minutes.
Super good in eggs. If you're using it as a sauce, I'd want it a little more.. well, saucy. Maybe I'd add 2 cans of diced tomatoes next time.

Workout Update:
I took a glance at my calendar and noticed that we are just about done with July. I am happy to report that I only missed one workout (a 3.5 mile run on a day of ridiculous humidity and heat) on my Half Marathon Training Schedule this month. I've be switching and re-arranging days here and there, but making sure I get everything in. I'm pumped for my 7 mile run tomorrow... it will be my longest run ever!

Also - of course, despite my best planning intentions, the professor for my fall grad class changed our meeting day from Tuesdays to Wednesdays. We meet after school for 4 hours until late at night, so I'll be switching my rest day to Wednesdays, and my Wednesday workout back to Tuesday.


Melissa said...

Good luck on your 7-miler! I always get runners high when I complete a new mile distance!!!!

Alli said...

Wooo 7 miles :) I also decided to do more protein/veggies and get rid of most carbs & fruits. Hoping it pays off... and that I can do it! I love my fruit smoothies and bread!

Steve said...

Glad to hear that taking the fruit out is getting you results. I bet that in 30 days you will be thrilled with where you are at if you stick with just meat, veggies and good fat.

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