Thursday, June 28, 2012

Garage Games 2012

Last weekend I participated in my first Crossfit Competition.  Whew was I nervous.  But I think my nerves actually helped me out, adrenaline kicked in and somehow I made it through.

It was a long day, woke up at 5am and didn't get home till almost 11pm.  But really glad I did it. There were 4 of us from Crossfit Aspire who went to compete and our buddy Eric came to cheer us on!

The Whole Gang...

The day consisted of 3 workouts:

Workout 1:
7 min AMRAP
1000m row
with time left 95lb squat cleans

Workout 2:
5 min AMRAP
75lb Overhead Squat
25lb Weighted Sit up
75lb Sumo Deadlift High Pull

Workout 3:
10 min AMRAP
10 Bar Hop Burpees
25 Double Unders
10 Thrusters (65lb)

I was not as prepared with food and water as I should have been for the actual day.  I did't realize how long the event would be, I should have eaten more.  By workout 3 I was drained.  Lesson learned for next time.

Time to train for the next event: Team Competition July 22nd!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Prep is Key!

I knew going into this week that things were going to be busy. I took Sunday afternoon and did a bunch of food prep for the week.  Its never good to be left searching for food while on the run, (although it is possible to still make healthy choices on the go) it is always better to be prepared ahead of time so there are no excuses.

When all else fails these are some of my go-to recipes and foods to stock up on:

Breakfast - its always easy to throw together an egg type casserole, this is one of my favorites and will last me almost a whole week!  Savory Breakfast Casserole  (I have even substituted the chorizo for ground beef when that was all I had)

For lunch dinner (or both) this is another fav of mine and I also tend to add a little extra of everything (not exactly doubling but making some extra) Balsamic Winter Throw Together Bake I know its not winter but you HAVE to make this.  Also, if you cannot find butternut squash at certain times of the year you can use sweet potatoes or any other root veggies you like.

What else is in my fridge/pantry for this week:
Coconut Milk
Canned Salmon
Canned Tuna
Carrot Sticks
and of course Coffee :)

When is your food prep day?  If you don't take time to prep you should try it, makes life much easier when things get busy.

Friday, June 8, 2012

A Few Updates!!

This is going to be a random mixture of a post.

#1  Crossfit Regionals - Boston!  Whoa, was that fun?!?!  Lots of amazing athletes, intense workouts, great friends from crossfit aspire, and the Wodify booth!
       Saturday - A few of us did Fran at the spectator workout area (21, 15, 9 = Thrusters and Pull Ups) (tore my hand open on pull ups, awesome.
       Sunday  - We did Grace (30 Clean and jerks for time)  Got a PR, which was crazy considering I hadn't slept much.

It was so much fun to be in "crossfit world" for 4 days, it felt totally normal to wear leggings, sports bra & cut-off T's (which happen to be my outfit almost ever day anyway) Fun workouts, fit people, paleo food = good times!

This is Rachele, Alycia and I just hangin around at regionals!  

#2 I won these cool socks from Nom Nom Paleo!!!  Have you read her blog?  Her recipes are Ahhhhmazing!  She is so creative, whenever you are feeling bored with your food, just shoot over to her blog and you are bound to find something new and delicious to try.
The actual socks are from Gumball Poodle go like their facebook page!  I am thinking mixing the socks up, and as one friend suggested BACON-NERD is going to have to happen!

#3 and FINALLY... tomorrow I am participating in the Crossfit for HOPE WOD.  Crossfit gyms all over the world will be participating in the exact same workout (obviously can always be scaled) the workout is being done to raise money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

The workout will be very similar to a Fight Gone Bad
1 minute of each of the following movements:
Box Jumps
Chest to Bar Pull Ups
Power Snatch (75lb/55lb)
Thruster (75lb/55lb)
Rest 1 Minute... and repeat 2 more times
Total of 15minutes of work with 2 minutes of rest.  You are scored by total # of rep's completed.

Guess what I ate for breakfast today?  
A hamburger (no bun) and a sweet potato w/ coconut oil.  
It's True.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Yoga for Kids with Autism

This is just a quick happy story about helping kids with autism learn to become relaxed, calmed and focused using yoga postures.

There is a great video on the page as well.

Happy Friday. Enjoy.