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“I Do The Impossible”–Finals

Today was the last day of CrossFit Cedar Park’s “I Do The Impossible” challenge. It entailed doing the same workout that we did 8 weeks ago to see if, and how we improved. Although my team ended up coming in last, I have to say that I am really impressed and overjoyed with my results. Here’s how the workout turned out:

Exercise 8 Weeks Ago Today Delta
1RM Deadlift 315# 435# 125#
1min Thrusters 20 24 4
1min Pull Ups 20 24 4
2min C2 523m 530m 7
Triplet* 4:15 3:09 1:04

*3x{5 burpees, 10 push ups, 15 squats}

So, I improved in everything. Yay!

I think that the best part of the day was listening to everyone talk about what goals they set and what was actually accomplished. It’s pretty amazing.

Thanks again to each and every CFCP coach that had a hand in this awesome challenge. It as worth every second.

Measurements

Big Dave asked me to come in today around lunch time to get my measurements done for the IDI challenge. Also, we wanted to see if we could maybe knock another goal off my list (snatch).

First, the measurements. I have to admit, I knew that I was losing body fat because of how my clothes have been feeling, but I was really surprised when I saw the results of my measurements. I will scan the paper and post it when I get it, but in a nutshell, here’s the skinny (no pun intended):

  8 Weeks Ago Today Delta
Overall BF % 22.6% 16.8% 5.8%
Weight 217lb 215lb 2lbs
Lean  Mass 167.96lb 178.88 +10.92lb
Fat Mass 49.04lb 36.12lb -12.92lb
Legs     +2” each leg
Arms     +1” each arm
Waist     -2”
Hips     -1”
Chest     -1”

 

I will fill in the blanks when I get my sheet back from Dave. I would say that the goal to “have a downward trend in body fat” is blown out of the water. If I divide by 8, that means that I shed .72% every week. I’ll take it. Additionally, take a look at the lean mass and fat mass. In 8 weeks, I gained almost 11lb in lean muscle and lost close to 13lb in fat mass. Whoa. Thank you, Mathematics!

In addition to the above, Dave helped me to get my snatch technique headed back in the right direction. In my last post, I was somewhat frustrated with the fact that I felt like I lost my technique on the snatch. Well, we did some work today and I was able to get passed my current PR of 155#. Although not a huge jump, a PR is a PR (now 160#), but more importantly, I started dropping under the bar again. This is only the beginning.

Last but not least, is my goal to run a mile in under 9 minutes. From my post a few weeks ago, I totally crushed that one.

Aside from my goals, I have also felt the following during the past 8 weeks:

  • Solidification of what I need to do personally as far as diet goes in order for me to lean out. FINALLY.
  • PR’d “Fight Gone Bad” by over 40 points. Maybe 300 is just around the corner? =)
  • Experienced increased recovery time both during AND after working out.

And so tomorrow morning is the “I Do The Impossible” challenge finals. We will do the same workout that we did when the challenge began. I am curious to see how I will do. All I can say is that I am slightly leaner and [thanks to work] meaner than I was 8 weeks ago.

I think that this challenge was absolutely fantastic. Even though I didn’t hit all 5 of my goals, I am absolutely blown away by the amount of progress that was made. The funny thing is, that it’s largely attributed by just adding more green veggies into my diet. To be completely honest, it’s not that hard… like… at all.

I will continue to eat this way and hopefully continue to loose a bit of body fat every week. Perhaps in another 8 weeks, I will be even closer to where I want to be. This challenge has really given me the jump start that I needed.

Paleo works.
CrossFit works.

You just need to do it right and be smart about it. Might I also add, that I was able to get all of this accomplished while traveling for work 3 out of the 8 weeks of the challenge. Yes, folks, it IS possible to eat well while you are traveling. It’s really no excuse. Additionally, I ate a cheat meal or 2 every week and STILL lost body fat. I was skeptical, but the calipers don’t lie.

Thanks to all of the CrossFit Cedar Park coaches that helped the 30 of us though this past 8 weeks. I know it wasn’t easy for you at times, but the differences you are making in people’s lives are nothing short of amazing. A big, big thanks to Big Dave Tillman for looking at everyone of my meals, day in, day out and helping me stay motivated with my goals. Also, a shout out to Mike Fio for being an awesome coach in my day-to-day work outs. You guys rock.

Get Under the Bar!–IDI Update

“I Do The Impossible” has just 1 week left. While I am ecstatic that I have indeed made progress and decidedly met one of my goals, I am getting bit dismayed with the fact that there’s one week left in the challenge, I have to go away for business, and I have 3 goals left. Here’s an update on my goals:

  1. See a downward trend in body fat percentage – I am pretty sure this one is working. I have not been measured at all during the challenge, but all of my clothes are looser, so I am guessing this one is going well. Exactly how much of a difference there is from 7 weeks ago, I will not know until I am measured again.
  2. Run a sub 9 minute mile – accomplished with a time of 7:28. Awesome!
  3. PR on Snatch – My current 1RM is 155#. V opened the box up for me today to try and work on it, but well, it didn’t go very well at all. I am getting stuck between the shrug and getting down under the bar. At this point, it’s strictly a technique thing, but I don’t know what to do to break that barrier. Clearly I don’t practice this movement enough to be where I need to be on it. If I could just figure out how to make myself get under the bar quicker, I would be a monster. Then again, if the Queen had balls, she’d be King, so there you go.
  4. Get 10 butterfly kipping pull ups in a row – I would say that this one is coming along, but it’s still not there. I am starting to understand the motion that my body has to go through, but making it happen in a cyclical, repeated fashion is still taking some time. With one week left in the challenge and being away on business all next week, I doubt this is going to happen.
  5. PR on dead lift – My current 1RM is 445#. Given that my back is still healing, I am not even worried about trying this one. This was a silly goal to put down and I don’t think it’s going to happen for a long time. It’s not impossible to me, I just want to take my time working back up to it.

I am frustrated.

I fee like I spent so much time worry about goal #1 that the rest have pretty much fallen by the wayside until last week when it dawned on me that there were like 2-3 weeks left and I haven’t been working on crap. The fact that I have had to travel for work for close to 1/2 of this challenge has made things difficult as well. It’s been hard to nail down time for Dave and I to work together on this stuff.

On the positive side, I managed to accomplish the goals that I actually used to perceive as “impossible” (#1 and #2). The rest, I think, will just take time and practice. They will eventually come. Will they come in over the next week? Most likely not, but I am not totally ruling things out. Maybe I’ll get lucky and a light bulb will go off for the brain-body connection.

What Have I Been Eating

Wednesday, 2/9/2011

7:10am: Breakfast @ Hotel Restaurant: 3 eggs with bacon, spinach, and mushrooms. Hot tea.

11:10am: Lunch @ The Apollo Diner: Greek gyro salad with Asian slaw

5:00pm: Dinner @ The Airport: Greek salad with Jamaican jerk chicken

 

————————————- BACK IN AUSTIN ————————————-

Thursday, 2/10/2011

11:00am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with mushrooms and spinach with hot tea

4:45pm: Lunch/Dinner: Hamburger salad with paleo mayo and red hot

9:15pm: Dinner: Ground beef with tomato sauce with a bag of broccoli (DNF)

Friday, 2/11/2011

9:10am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with mushrooms and spinach coffee with heavy cream

2:20pm: Lunch: Chipotle salad with barbacoa & guac.

5:45pm: WOD: Strict ring pull ups in sets until failure. 2x{5kb c&j, 10 goblet squats, 5kb snatches, 10 goblet squats} untimed.

8:10pm: Dinner: 1/2lb Rudy’s Brisket with pickles. Side mixed greens salad.


Saturday, 2/12/2011

6:45am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with mushrooms, greens drink

8am-11am: WODs: Operation Get Some; didn’t place

1:00pm: Hamburger salad with paleo mayo and red hot. 1 square of 88% dark chocolate for dessert.

7:30pm: Dinner from Tino’s: Greek salad with gyro meat, beef stew meat (skipped the potato). Lots of veggies (broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and mousaka).

Sunday, 2/13/2011

10:30am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with onion, mushrooms and spinach coffee with heavy cream

1:45pm: Lunch @ TerraBurger: Hill country burger with fries. YUM!

8:00pm: Dinner: GF pasta with meat sauce, broccoli, mozzerella, and parmesan.

 

Monday, 2/14/2011

9:00am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with mushrooms and spinach coffee with heavy cream

11:00am: V-Day Snack: 3 bacon roses (rolled up bacon)

3:15pm: Lunch: Chili from TerraBurger and large mixed green/spinach salad

7:00pm: Dinner: Red/Gold beet salad with balsamic reduction, stuffed chicken breast with asparagus, dark chocolate covered strawberries

Tuesday, 2/15/2011

8:40am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with mushrooms, spinach, and bacon. Coffee w heavy cream.

1:20pm: Lunch: Spicy chicken breast w red peppers. Large mixed greens and spinach salad.

5:45pm: WOD: "Gwen": 95#

7:30pm: Dinner: Spicy chicken breast w red peppers. Entire bag of broccoli.

Wednesday, 2/16/2011

8:50am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with mushrooms, spinach, and bacon. Coffee w heavy cream.

2:00pm: Lunch: Spicy chicken breast w red peppers. Large mixed greens and spinach salad.

5:45pm: WOD: 4x{7 dead lift @ 185#, 800m run}: 21:48

9:30pm: Dinner: 8 slices of buffalo with large mixed green and spinach salad.

Thursday, 2/17/2011

9:00am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with mushrooms, spinach, and bacon. Coffee w heavy cream.

1:30pm: Lunch @ Chipotle: Salad with barbacoa.

5:20pm: Dinner @ Tino’s: Combo (chicken/gyro) salad. Avoided the dairy as best as possible.

Friday, 2/18/2011

9:00am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with mushrooms, spinach, and bacon. Coffee w heavy cream.

1:40pm: Lunch: 1/2 a buffalo steak with large bowl of cabbage.

5:45pm: WOD: 3min work/2min rest {pull ups, push ups, dumbbell thrusters, double unders, sprints}: 41, 60, 20, 70, 5 = 196

8:00pm: Dinner from Rudy’s: 1/2lb lean brisket, 1 rib, large mixed greens and spinach salad.

Saturday, 2/19/2011

8:50am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with mushrooms, spinach, and bacon. Coffee w heavy cream.

1:00pm: Lunch @ 24 Diner: Chopped salad with chicken and shallot vinaigrette.

8:00pm: Dinner @ Plucker’s: Potato chip app, monster basket (1 left, argh), brownie dessert

Sunday, 2/20/2011

Slept in, missed breakfast

11:40am: WOD: Mile Time Trial: 7:28 (w00t!!)

12:20pm: Brunch: 2 eggs with mushrooms, spinach, and bacon. Coffee w heavy cream.

5:00pm: Snack: Shake – egg protein, greens, water, coconut milk, 2 strawberries

8:40pm: Dinner: Stir fry with chicken, whole bag of broccoli, and celery.

Monday, 2/21/2011

9:00am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with mushrooms, spinach, and bacon. Coffee w heavy cream.

1:45pm: Lunch: 1/2 buffalo steak with large mixed greens and spinach salad.

5:45pm: WOD: 20 min AMRAP {15 back squat, 8 weighted step up, 10 burpees} @ 95# – 5 rounds + 4 step ups

7:45pm: Dinner: 1/2 NY Strip Steak with grilled asparagus and large mixed greens and spinach salad.

Tuesday, 2/22/2011

8:10am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with mushrooms, spinach, and bacon. Coffee w heavy cream.

WODs for the Week

I have been behind on the blogging a bit. Life’s been busy and I have been taking down time wherever I can get it. The baby’s almost here and work has been kickin’ my butt lately. This will be short.

Tuesday, 2/15/2011

I could not believe how sore I was from “Operation Get Some”. I was barely able to walk when I got into the gym that night. I started warming up and I felt a bit of loosening start to occur. As part of the warm up that night, Fio had us do some shoot throughs. On one of them, a felt one of those “you’re about to really tweak your hamstring” twinges, so I took a little break, got a lacrosse ball, a pull up band and did some more stretching. I stretched through Fio’s skill session on the clean and jerk. Then, I decided to give the WOD a try once I didn’t feel like I was going to pull my hamstring anymore. The WOD was:

“Gwen”

15 – 12 – 9 clean and jerk. Pick a weight to be used for the entire WOD. Touch and go at the ground, no re-gripping. If you stop/re-grip at the ground, that’s a penalty and you have to start over. No dumping the weight. If you dump the weight, you have to start over.

Mean.

If I were not feeling sore and tight, I think I would have attempted 135#, but I didn’t really want to temp the fates. I did a few PC’s with 75# and it was super light. I decided to go with 95#. Although the weight was somewhat light, this was still really challenging.

Wednesday, 2/16/2011

I was the only one that showed up for class on this day! It was nice. Fio and I got to spend a little quality time. It happens so rarely. This WOD was nasty, particularly as we all know my feelings on running. It was:

4x

  • 185# dead lift (Rx was 275#, but I was not really interested in doing that with my back yadda yadda)
  • 800m run (FML)

The deads were OK but I still started to feel a good bit of fatigue in my lower back, so I am happy I kept the weight sort of light. The runs were agony, but Fio came along on all of them which, I felt, really helped me to keep some semblance of a pace and not let up. All in all, this took me 21:48.

Friday, 2/18/2011

  • 3 min pull ups (41)
  • 2 min rest
  • 3 min push ups (60)
  • 2 min rest
  • 3 min dumbbell thrusters (20)
  • 2 min rest
  • 3 min double  unders (70)
  • 2 min rest
  • 3 min 100m sprints (5)
  • 2 min rest

This one was fun! The dumbbell thrusters were BY FAR the hardest part of this workout. They were just miserable. I really thought that I would make up reps on the double unders, but man, by the time I got to them, my shoulders were protesting hard. My total for this one was 196.

Sunday 2/20/2011

There are only 2 weeks left in the “I Do The Impossible” challenge and I think I am doing well the “loose body fat” goal. My pants are looser and I can see the progress on my belt, so that’s awesome. One of my goals was to get a sub-9 minute mile. My last few time trials were all in the ~10 minute area, so I thought that a 9 minute mile was a pretty good stretch.

I remember the conversation that I had with Dave about this. It went something like this:

Me: I want to set some goal around running. I hate it and kinda suck at it and we’ve never really been friends.

Dave: Ok, what do you think is a good mile time?

Me: Well, my last few times, it’s been about 10 minutes. I’d be happy with sub-10.

Dave: I think you can do sub-9.

Me: Well, if you think so, but I don’t know.

So we set the goal to be sub-9 and, yes, I had some SERIOUS doubts about that.

Back to the point. Being that we are 6 weeks in, I decided that I wanted to see where I was at with this goal. I used mapmyrun.com to see what the distance around my block was and it was, to my surprise, exactly .33 miles. I got some clothes on, got m phone and went out on the front porch. I warmed up a bit, got the timer app up, then just went.

I went like an angry mob with guns, knives, pitchforks, and rabid dogs was chasing me. I was SO afraid of missing this goal that I ran like my life depended on it. It hurt and I wanted to slow down and quit numerous times. What kept me from doing that was knowing that if I saw 9:01 on that timer, I would feel awful. I wanted to see 8:59 on there at the very least. Funny how much of a difference 2 seconds can make as part of a mental state. As far as I was concerned, a time of 9:01 was the same as 20 minutes. Didn’t count… might as well have walked.

At one point I remembered that scene from Fight Club when Ed Norton is running out of the policy station and he says “I ran until my muscles burned and my veins pumped batter acid. Then I ran some more…”.

When I got back to my front porch after the third lap around, I nearly fell up the stairs, and completely forgot where I had stashed my phone. After a few seconds, I found it, collapse on the outside futon, and hit stop. When I looked at the time, I was confused. Also, I couldn’t really breath… but I was so confused and happy (let’s call it conappy) that I wasn’t sure if I can run enough laps… maybe I measured wrong… this couldn’t be true.

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Yes… 7:28.

This has NEVER. EVER. EVER happened to me in my life. I am amazed.

What Have I Been Eating

Sunday, 1/30/2011

9:30am: Breakfast: 3 scrambled eggs + 3 veggie cakes (carrot/zucchini) + coffee w/ heavy cream

3:30pm: Lunch: Paleo chicken salad with mixed green salad.

9:00pm: Dinner: Buffalo chopped salad.

 

Monday, 1/31/2011

6:30am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms, coffee w/ heavy cream

12:30pm: Lunch: Stir fry – 1c chicken, whole bag of broccoli, carrots/celery

3:30pm: Snack: 1/2 paleo chicken salad

6:30pm: WOD – 3x{30 OHS@75#, 400m run, 21 pull ups} – 21:51, cycled 5 butterfly kips

7:50pm: Dinner: 1 small hamburger (GF beef) over lots of greens, 1 tomato, and 1 pickle dressed with paleo mayo + red hot

Tuesday, 2/1/2011

8:40am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with buffalo (about 1/2c), spinach, and mushrooms, coffee w/ heavy cream

2:05pm: Lunch: Ground beef + spinach + rotelle + spinach

7:00pm: WOD: Tabata Tabata: All rounds 11/12/13, Snatches, got up to 145#

9:20pm: Dinner: Chicken chopped salad

Wednesday, 2/2/2011

9:40am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms, coffee w/ heavy cream

1:40pm: Lunch: Ground beef + spinach + rotelle + spices + coconut milk

4:45pm: Snack: 1/4c nuts/seeds + 1/4c coconut

7:00pm: WOD: 15/30, 12/24, 9/18, 6/12, 3/6 power clean/ring dip: 14:05

8:10pm: Dinner @ Manuel’s: 1/2 ceviche Appetizer followed by beef and chicken fajitas with extra vegetables, lettuce, and guac.

Thursday, 2/3/2011

9:40am: Breakfast: 2 eggs plus some lunch from yesterday

3:00pm: Lunch: 2c paleo chicken salad + lots of arugula + food processor

10:30pm: Dinner: 1 Chicken breast + 1 bag of broccoli + mushrooms + artichokes stir fried with some liquid aminos

Friday, 2/4/2011

10:00am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms + 3 slices of bacon, coffee w/ heavy cream

3:00pm: Lunch: Chipotle salad with carnitas and barbacoa + guac

5:45pm: WOD: 50-40-30-20-10 double unders with 10 burpees between each set: 8:15

7:30pm: Lunch: Ground beef + spinach + rotelle + spinach

Saturday, 2/5/2011

10:30am: Breakfast: 3 paleo pancakes (almond flour + egg) with spinach and bacon hash

2:00pm: Lunch: Hamburger salad (1 burger, lots of greens, tomato, pickle, paleo mayo, red hot)

2:30pm-6:00pm: WOD: Helped Ryan Christian move. Lifted a lot of heavy stuff.

8:30pm: Dinner: 1/2 a pizza (canadian bacon, mushrooms, pineapple), 10 boneless wings, chocolate chip cookies (many)

Sunday, 2/6/2011

10:40am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms + 2 slices of bacon

———————- Traveling to Pittsburgh ———————-

5:20pm: Airport Snack: Paleo trail mix, a few handfuls.

9:15pm: Dinner @ Hotel Restaurant: Lg spinach salad with lg plate of chicken/beef fajitas

Monday, 2/7/2011

8:10am: Breakfast @ Hotel Restaurant: Omelet with sausage and double spinach, side of bacon. Totally DNF’d. Coffee w/ cream.

1:30pm: Lunch @ Cafeteria: Lg Salad (mixed greens, spinach, egg, turkey, tomato, cucumber, beets, bacon bits, vinegar, and oil)

6:15pm: WOD: 10x{10 push ups, 10 sit ups, 10 squats, 10 double unders (don’t count unless unbroken)}: Didn’t time. Was sharing my rope, but I would guess ballpark 9-11 minutes.

7:40pm: Dinner @ Toast! (Tasting menu): Lamb ribs with fennel, salmon with green beans, Caesar salad, beet salad, suckling pig, duck confit.

Tuesday, 2/8/2011

8:00am: Breakfast @ Hotel Restaurant: Omelet with double spinach, bacon, and mushrooms + hot tea

1:30pm: Lunch @ Nine on Nine: Beet salad followed by hanger steak salad (fork dipped the ranch).

6:00pm: WOD: Muscles under load. Back squat, lat pull down, shoulder press, and bench press. 10s up 10s down until failure, 2 sets each.

7:45pm: Dinner @ Toast! (Tasting menu): Lamb ribs, fried brussel sprout leaves, trout with kale, salmon, spinach salad with bacon dressing with an over easy egg, beet salad with arugula and goat cheese, hanger steak with yams (at a tiny bite) and parsnip, rib eye with sweet potato, and regular potato (but I didn’t eat the potatoes).

What I’ve Been Eating

Wednesday, 1/26/2011

7:40am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms

1:10pm: Lunch: 1/2lb ground beef with spinach, tomatoes, and spices

6:30pm: WOD: 3x r/l turkish getup, 3x r/l KB c&j, 3x r/l KB snatch, 1.5 pood, 16:16

8:30pm: Dinner: Chipotle salad: Double meat (carnitas), double veg, just tobasco for dressing

Thursday, 1/27/2011

8:05am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms, plus coffee w/ heavy cream

1:05pm: Lunch: 1.5c paleo chicken salad, bowl of broccoli coup

8:30pm: WOD: 100 sit ups, 100 reverse sit ups, no time.

9:20pm: Dinner: Bowl of broccoli soup, 5 slices of buffalo, 1/2 avocado

Friday, 1/28/2011

8:20am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms, plus coffee w/ heavy cream

12:05pm: Lunch: 1.5c paleo chicken salad, bowl of broccoli coup

6:30pm: WOD: Row 1k, Run 800m, Row 1k, 13:05. Pow!

9:50pm: Dinner @ Pluckers: Salad with extra meat +bacon, -cheese. Used medium for dressing.

 

Saturday, 1/29/2011

8:30am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms, plus coffee w/ heavy cream

9:30am: WOD: Open Gym "Superbowl Shuffle" – AMRAP(20) of 7 burpees, 14 push ups, 21 box jumps, 28 lunges (14 r/l). Wasn’t counting but I think I got 5 rounds.

11:50am: Lunch: Beef with rotelle and lots of spinach

5:50pm: Dinner @ Homeslice: 3 pieces of pizza (2 reg, 1 pepperoni), PBJ Donut from Gordough’s

What I’ve Been Eating

I meant to post this a few days ago, but since I have been logging food for the “I Do The Impossible” challenge, I thought I’d post it. WODs are in yellow and cheats are in red. NOM!

Sunday 1/09/2011 (Traveling to Lincoln, NE, got laid over in Chicago)

7:30am: Wake Up + H20 w Greens powdery stuff

7:45am: Breakfast: 3 eggs w/ organic ham

11:20am: Lunch: Chicken Salad from Terra Burger (chicken, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado, santa fe dressing)

3:20pm: Snack: 1/3c of paleo trail mix (almond, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, coconut flakes)

8:20pm: Dinner (ordered from crappy place that would deliver to hotel): Nasty Salad (lettuce, spinach, chicken, pepperoni, tomato, eggs, pepperoncini, bacon, salsa ranch)

Monday 1/10/2011 (In Lincoln, NE)

5:00am: Wake Up + H20 w Greens powdery stuff

6:00am: Breakfast in the airport: 2 scrambled eggs + 4 pieces of bacon from Chili’s to go. It was disgusting and ate 1/2 the eggs. Bought an apple after and ate it.

1:00pm: Lunch: 1/2c taco meat w/tomato + salad (lettuce, tomato, peppers, eggs, sunflower seeds, tiny bit of ranch), coffee black

6:30pm: Dinner: 1.5c ground beef w/spices & rotelle + whole bag of broccoli w/ pastured butter

WOD – 150 pushups w 65 singles on every break… about 12 breaks & scaled push ups after about 50.

Tuesday 1/11/2011 (In Lincoln, NE)

8:00am Wake Up + H20 w Greens powdery stuff

8:15am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with rest of dinner from last night + spinach; coffee w/heavy cream

12:00pm: Lunch: Salad (greens, egg, tomato, cucumber, turkey, ham, & roast beef with a tiny bit of blue cheese dressing)

5:40pm: Dinner: 6 Chicken tenders with spices cooked with a red pepper + 2c broccoli w pastured butter + 1/2 avocado

WOD – Tabata sit ups in hotel room: 81

Wednesday 1/12/2011 (In Lincoln, NE)

8:20am: Wake Up + H20 w Greens powdery stuff

8:40am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and Italian sausage + 2 slices of bacon.

1:15pm: Lunch: Cup of chili (removed beans) + chopped salad (lettuce, bacon, chicken, peppers, tomato, green onion, & vinaigrette)

WOD @ ~6pm: FGB 263 (PR)

7:30pm: Dinner: Cup of French onion soup (no crouton/cheese thing) + NY Strip steak w/asparagus

Thursday 1/13/2011 (Traveling home from Lincoln, NE)

4:00am: Wake Up + H20 w Greens powdery stuff

4:20am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and Italian sausage + 2 slices of bacon.

9:30am: Second Breakfast: Omelet with ham, mushrooms, red pepper, & Swiss cheese (I asked for no cheese, but they put it in anyway, I hate sending food back). There was a cup of fruit but I only ate like 2 pieces of it.

12:10pm: Lunch: Chef’s Salad (greens, tomato, egg, avocado, carrots, bacon, blue cheese dressing, used the fork dip method and used very little dressing)

9:00pm:  Dinner: 1.5c paleo chicken salad + spices, 1/3c artichoke hearts

Friday 1/14/2011 (back home)

8:00am: Wake up + H20 w Greens powdery stuff

9:20am: Breakfast: 2 eggs w/ spinach, peppers, & onions

1:15pm: Lunch: 1c ground beef cooked in tomato sauce with ~2c broccoli.

7:45pm: Dinner: Chipotle Salad (Greens, carnitas, peppers, onions, salsa, guac, tobasco (no dressing))

WOD 3 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3 (muscle snatch, hang squat snatch, full squat snatch) – weights were 75#, 95#, 105#, 115#, 135#, then 15 minutes to find 1 RM snatch – 155#, then 100 jack knives for time (3:40, PR)

Saturday 1/15/2011

8:00am: Wake up + H20 w Greens powdery stuff

8:25am: Breakfast: 2c paleo chicken salad & coffee with heavy cream

9:30am: WOD – Buddy Workout (1000m row, 150 {squats, sit ups, push ups, pull ups}, 1200m row) Jody and I took 28:51 to do it.

12:20pm: Lunch: 1c ground beef cooked in tomato sauce with ~2c broccol + more H20 with greens.

7:30pm: Dinner: Cheat meal @ Plucker’s followed by Amy’s Ice cream. 1/2 tabata burpees before and 1.5 hr after.

Sunday, 1/16/2011

10:00am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach, red peppers, and ground beef

2:00pm: Lunch: TerraBurger Chili with mixed green/spinach salad

6:00pm: Dinner: Home made chicken soup with 1.5c broccoli w/butter

8:30pm: Dinner (again): 1c chuck roast with carrots and celery

Monday, 1/17/2011

8:00am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with ground yak and spinach, coffee with heavy cream

1:40pm: Lunch: 2c paleo chicken salad with spinach added in

6:00pm: WOD – Tabata This – 321

7:00pm: Post WOD Shake: 1/2 can coconut milk, Greens, 6 raspberries, 1 scoop egg protein

8:00pm: Dinner: (Foraging at my Grandmother’s house) 2c iceberg lettuce with EVOO & red wine vinegar + 2 slices pork roast with spinach, mushrooms, & tomatoes

Tuesday, 1/18/2011

8:00am: Breakfast: ground beef cooked in tomatoes and mushrooms with broccoli

1:00pm: Lunch: 2c chuck roast with carrots and celery

7:30pm: Dinner: TerraBurger chili (asked for no cheese, but they put it on anyway, bastards) & large mixed greens and spinach salad + 1/2 avocado

Wednesday, 1/19/2011

8:00am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms

12:30pm: Lunch: 2c chuck roast with carrots and celery

6:00pm: WOD: 10-1 push jerks, 1-10 pullups, 135#, 12:48

7:30pm: Dinner: 6 chicken strips cooked in spices, 1/2 red pepper, 1/2 avocado, 1.5c broccoli

Thursday, 1/20/2011

8:30am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms

12:40pm: Lunch: 2c paleo chicken salad with spinach added in

5:00pm: Snack: 1/4 cup of paleo trail mix (nothing sweet.. nuts and coconut flakes)

9:20pm: Dinner: 2c chuck roast with carrots and celery + spinach and greens salad with EVOO & red wine vinegar

Friday, 1/21/2011

8:00am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms

12:20pm: Lunch: @ Perry’s: Iceberg Chopped salad, then Perry’s pork chop. DNF’d.

8:15pm: Dinner: @ Serrano’s for Carson’s bday: Fajitas (beef, chicken, pork, & sausage) with peppers/onions. Ate it only with lettuce and guac.

Saturday, 1/22/2011

8:20am: Breakfast: 2c paleo chicken salad with spinach added in

9:45am: WOD: Tabata Row (854), Tabata KB swings (didn’t count), Weighted (25#) 400m run

12:30pm: Lunch @ 24 Diner: Chopped Salad (romaine, chicken, ham, eggs, avocado, tomato, shallot vinaigrette)

8:30pm: Dinner @ Antonio’s: Fajitas (beef & chicken), ate it only with lettuce and guac

Sunday, 1/23/2011

9:00am: Breakfast: 2c paleo chicken salad with spinach added in

1:30pm: Lunch Cheat @ Original Pancake House: Grits followed by meat lover’s scramble with 3 small GF chocolate chip pancakes. 1/2 tabata burpees before & 1.5 hr after

8:00pm: Dinner Cheat @ TerraBurger: Hill country burger + bacon with sweet potato fries & vanilla shake 1/2 tabata burpees before & 1.5 hr after

Monday, 1/24/2011

7:50am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms

12:10pm: Lunch: 1.5c paleo chicken salad + mixed greens and spinach with balsamic vinaigrette

6:30pm: WOD: 5x {20 wall ball, 400m run}: 18:56

8:15pm: Dinner: Sliced flank steak with lots of broccoli and 1/2 avocado

Tuesday, 1/25/2011

8:30am: Breakfast: 2 eggs with spinach and mushrooms

12:30pm: Lunch: Steak salad (mixed greens, spinach, steak, tomato, avocado, EVOO, red wine vinegar)

4:30pm: Snack: 1/4c paleo trail mix w/ 2 tbs coconut milk

5:30pm: WOD: 1-1-1-1-1 strict press, 3-3-3-3-3, push press, 5-5-5-5-5 push jerk. Finished with 175#, 175# and 183# respectively. Follow this up with Tabata Run on treadmill.

7:45pm: Dinner: Broccoli soup with 1 chicken breast with mixed green/spinach salad.

WODs

Been way too busy to blog, so this is going to be really short.

Monday, 1/17/2011 – “Tabata Something Else” which is 8x, 20s on all out, 10s off of the following (scored by total reps):

  • Pull Ups
  • Push Ups
  • Sit Ups
  • Squats

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My total was 321. I didn’t record what I got on every set, but my totals respective to the above list are 45, 85, 78, and 113. Not too shabby.

Wednesday, 1/19/2011 – Pull up/Push Jerk Ladder (10-1, 1-10)

This one was rough and I really thought about Rx’ing, but after Fio’s warm up, I guess I just didn’t have it in me, so I used 135#. It took me 12:48.

Saturday, 1/21/2011 (Open Gym) – Tabata Row (854), Tabata KB Swing, and Weighted (25#) 400m run – untimed

Sunday, 1/22/2011 – Tabata burpees and squats before and after each cheat meal (1/2 before and 1/2 1.5hr after)

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Above: Original Pancake House (Note, NOT IHOP) – Meat Lover’s Scramble with Pepperjack accompanied by 3 gluten free chocolate pancakes.

Below: Hill Country Burger from TerraBurger on a GF bun with sweet potato fries.

photo 3

Things seem to be going very well on the “I Do The Impossible” challenge. We are just over 2 weeks in and I am down a notch on my belt, which has historically been pretty impossible for me. I am starting to do better on WODs as well i.e. not burning out as quickly. Things are coming along. Saturday night at dinner, Dave told this week would be “Tabata Week” for me, so we shall soon find out what that means.

More WODs

Friday (1/14/2011) was all about snatching. The WOD was:

  • 3 – 3 – 3 – 3 – 3 {Muscle Snatch, Hang Squat Snatch, Full Squat Snatch}

The weights I used were 75#, 95#, 105#, 115#, and 135#. Then, we had 15 minutes to find out 1RM for snatch. I was able to meet my current PR of 155#, but failed repeatedly on 165#. Thing is, I pretty much muscle snatched that 155#, so I think I have the potential to do a lot more. The thing that scares me, honestly, is getting under that weight. I don’t think I have ever OHS more than #135.

Saturday (1/15/2011), Carson had some nastiness planned for us for open gym. It was a buddy workout and you could split it up however you wanted:

  • 1000m row
  • 150 squats
  • 150 sit ups
  • 150 push ups
  • 150 pull ups
  • 1200m row

Jody and I pulled this one off in 28:51. Mean, Carson… very mean.

It’s a bit over a week and I am starting to notice some changes in adhering to what Dave has told me to do for the “I Do The Impossible” challenge. I am down a notch on my belt, I am not as sore from WODs, and I am feeling pretty good.