Friday, August 21, 2009

Back Again. . . yeah, I know . . . it's been a while!

Okay, so I decided to start my blog back up b/c I'm getting serious about training for the Crossfit Games 2010 and I'd like some place to track my progress, make notes about workouts, meals, and vent when I'm sore or frustrated without pulling down a friend or my hubby!

So here we go ;)

Since January a lot has changed, and I'm not detailing it all b/c I doubt if anyone will be still checking in from TDP or "back in the day" when I was training for figure competitions.

To Summarize:

  • I found the Paleo Diet, and LOVE IT!
  • I eat strictly Paleo 99% of the time with the exception of 1/4 cup of steel cut oats every morning. I modified the diet to work for me and my energy levels, and feel better than I ever have, and don't feel even a little bit deprived!
  • Started my Paleo way of life with an 8 week "challenge" that ran from June through July 2009 - I came in second place, but ate strict paleo every day of that 8 weeks (w/ exception of oatmeal), and dropped 15 lbs of fat in the process and 3 inches off my hips ;) The weight and inches have stayed off since.
  • I am now eating for performance and not for physique. The physique is following nicely, but I am not measuring anything - I'm eating strict paleo choices, Zoning most of my meals/snacks (via eyeballing method!), and eating when I'm hungry - usually every 3-4 hours, but not always
  • My PR's have been steadily increasing since going Paleo
  • I am currently CrossFitting at CCCrossfit (http://www.cccrossfit.com/ ) 3 days on, 1 off, 2 on, 1 off
  • I started Olympic Lifting 5 days a week w/ Molly, Pam, and Eduardo at CCCrossfit about 6 months ago, and this replaced my "standard" lifting in the gym
Okay, now for a little update on my life outside of just the workout/nutrition stats ;)
  • Still in School, but graduate either end of Sept or Oct!!!! SWAMPED and STRESSED right now, but all of this will be over soon!!
  • Attended the Crossfit Games in Aromas this year with Molly and the Alamo Crossfit Crew (http://www.alamocrossfit.com/ ) - had a blast and got a fire lit under my butt! I Want to Compete next year, and am going to do EVERYTHING in my power to make that happen!!
  • Recently went home to VA for 2 weeks for personal reasons, and had the IMMENSE pleasure of training (O-lifting) under Coach Wilkes and his boys (Cody, Coard, and Caine) at Chesapeake Crossfit while I was there (http://www.chesapeakecrossfit.com/ <---check data-blogger-escaped-out="" data-blogger-escaped-span="" data-blogger-escaped-them="">!!)
  • Also had the pleasure of WODing with the AWESOME group of people (Brad, Andre, Grant, Brandon, JRock, Austin . . . ) at Sparta Fitness Crossfit while I was there - another great affiliate in the Hampton Roads Area (http://www.spartafitness.com/ )
  • Back home in TX now with a more well-rounded and diverse view of all things CrossFit!!
I'll be posting tomorrow with a list of short term and long term goals, and my "plan of attack" that I will implement in order to accomplish them.
I'll then be posting regularly w/ random thoughts, workout times and weights, meal ideas, pictures, and whatever else spills out of my head!

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