Thursday, December 22, 2011

On Breaks and General Business and Weight and Boys and....

I have to remind myself that breaks have to happen, and although I may feel lazy, I'm not, just a little busy.

Last week I only Crossfitted 2 days, but I also ran twice (both 3 miles). The weekend was busy with family things and boy things and overall good things, so three miles was all I could squeeze in.

The plan was to go to Fusion last night, but I had to pick up CC (the boy, we are back, don't judge, but something truly miraculous happened, post to follow) from the car place so I had to scrap that plan. Tonight is secret santa at the office and a doc appointment so it looks like I'll have another day off. I don't mind taking the time off, but the crazy thing is that I MISS working out. Like a lot!

Other news, I'm out of the 160's, which I have been sitting in for quite sometime, I'm am beyond happy abut this one. I can see my body changing from Crossfit and overall I'm a better stronger runner. I can't wait to see how I improve and change over this next year.....hmmm....I smell a "2012 Goals for the Year" post coming soon :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Checking In

This month is FLYING by! I still have all my shopping to do which thankfully I don't have a lot of people to buy for. My challenge is going well, dating is going ok and life is sort of happening - good, bad, all around I'm doing a-ok!

I have been killing my workouts, I'm keeping up with my Crossfit goals, haven't gone to spin or yoga but I've managed a few runs. I'm also tracking my food on Daily Plate. Overall I'm feeling on track and I'm pretty sure I lost a few pounds.

I also got my first ripped callous thanks to a 173lb sumo dead lift. I'm officially badass!

Friday, December 9, 2011

The ULTIMATE December Goal

I have to start posting a bit more, my blog is lacking variety, my last 3 posts have been about December goals. I guess I'm overly excited about this.

Ok, well, I'm super excited to let you all know that the one goal I wasn't sure I'd make, I made.

I went on a date.


And I think I like him.


I joined Match on Tue, date by fri. Not too shabby.

He works about a block away so we went for pizza, nice and easy. He's cute, funny, a little cocky and something different. We shall see where it goes, but for now I'm happy that I met a goal I wasn't sure I'd make.

Maybe it's true what they say, if you blog abut it, it will happen? (Field of Dreams reference...anyone?).

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

December Goal Update

Ok, So I am a week into my December goals and I'm right on track... maybe posting goals will work for me, lol.

Here is where I am at:

Dec 1 and 2: Crossfit
Dec 3: 7 mile run
Dec 4: 5k
Dec 5: off!
Dec 6: Crossfit

This week is going to be tough, I have 2 holiday parties this week which means I HAVE to get in my workout before work. It also means Crossfit may only happen 3 times.

My food has also been really good. I've cut back on bad carbs, mainly eating salads with either fresh tuna or steak. I have to lay off the sweets though, yesterday I had a few brownie and today a greek shortbread cookie or two.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Will Run For Pancakes

Yesterday was the Gary Mintz Memorial Pancake run. Pancakes and running? Yes please.

I was pretty gung-ho to run until I actually had to get up. I wanted to bail but I was really going to keep my buddy Sully motivated. He's at the point in his running where 5k's keep him going from week to week so I wanted to give him some support and I figured the free pancakes at the end would be incentive enough to get out of bed.

The plan was to run with Sully, which was good because I was sore from back squats and my 7 miler on Sat and he's super slow (sorry Sul.) Just as we were about to go to the start he was like no way, run on your own, this is too much pressure...I totally get it. So I headed to the start did a quick warmup and we were off.

There is literally nothing exciting about this course, it's flat and in a rather non-descript neighborhood. I had no watch and there was only one clock at mile 1 so I really had no idea what my pace was and I was ok with it. I ran by feel and although I knew my HR rate was up, I wasn't killing myself. I ended up with a very tiny 5k PR 27:21 which was cool (back in '06 when I ran it last I finished in 34:44, holy shit I was slow, lol).

The funny part is we ended up bailing on the pancakes....we decided to Glenn's instead, there is literally no better place to talk about running then Glenn's. Hapi (the owner and my good friend) is a marathoner, most of the Massapequa Park Runners Club were there plus a few assorted other local runners. Glenn's is always a good time, so if you are ever in Babylon after a race, keep your number on and go there for breakfast.

The rest of the day was pretty blah. I saw the boy's sister at the race so I was a little in my head, but I got over it...eventually, lol!

Friday, December 2, 2011

December Goals

I love reading "goal" posts. Beth always does this, as does Danielle and I really look forward to seeing how well they and others bloggers do, makes me feel super motivated about my own stuff.


For December I will:
Crossfit 4x per week
Run at least 2 times per week
Spin 1x per week
Yoga 1x per week

This means doubles some days. I'm ok with that and I'm talking 3 miles here and there, nothing too crazy, I want to see how I progress with Crossfit now that I'm at the new box.

Eat less meals out
Focus on seriously reducing my (bad) carb intake

Go on at least 1 date

I think these are all totally attainable, the challenge will be finding a balance with my working out vs. my other life stuff. I'm pretty sure if I can get up early for some of my workouts I can do this.

The food stuff is already off to a good start, I have made all my meals since Tuesday and am already down a few pounds (I think those "5" were mainly water weight from eating out too much).

My most exciting goal: 1 date - game is on!!!!!