Slacker.

Okay, okay. I’ve been slacking, I suck and I’m sorry. Life has been hectic lately, that’s obviously not a valid “excuse”, but blogging has taken a back seat. I know there are few things more annoying than someone who is supposed to be a daily blogger and doesn’t follow through. Again, I SUCK and I’m sorry!

In order to hopefully remedy this, I am going to start a new format! No blogging on weekends, with a weekend recap on Monday. This will help me out a TON- plus you shouldn’t be reading this on the weekends anyway. You should be out on adventures and loving life!

7/7, Day 7

Here’s the daily break-down…

OM NOMS:
B- Coffee
L- Salad, Chicken
D- Cheat! – Steak, spinach, loaded potato soup (yummm)

W- 112oz.
Sup- Probiotic, liver care(2/day), milk thistle/ dandelion/ yellow dock(2/day), magnesium, idoral, multivitamin, N-Acetyl- Cysteine Dock, D-3 (2/day), Liquid B-12 (25 drops)

WOD:
Long walk with Capone, letting my back recover.

MOBILITY:
15 minutes of various spinal mobility movements.

REFLECTION/ PAIN:
Low back pain.

7/8, Day 8

Here’s the daily break-down…

OM NOMS:
B- Coffee, prosciutto, applesauce
L- filet roast, cauliflower mash, grilled zuch squash and onion
D- Lamb burger with mushroom “bun”, cauliflower rice, olives, 1/2 Sweet Potato

W- 130oz.
Sup- Probiotic, liver care(2/day), milk thistle/ dandelion/ yellow dock(2/day), magnesium, idoral, multivitamin, N-Acetyl- Cysteine Dock, D-3 (2/day), Liquid B-12 (25 drops)

WOD:
Nancy
5RFT
400m Run
15 OHS (#95 , #65)

I modded 200m run and #52 OHS and finished in 19:01. Excellent WOD. Took Capone for a 20 minute walk after as well.

MOBILITY:
15 minutes of various spinal mobility movements.

REFLECTION/ PAIN:
My foot hurt like hell yesterday. I ended up taking Aleve for it- and I’m not so sure it’s associated with RA. It’s not located in a joint- it’s my upper foot… so naturally, it has me confused.

Aye yie yie

My back is officially in serious pain. Went to the docs yesterday and they gave me some pretty serious pain and muscle relaxers and then referred me to a spine doctor… that’s pretty crazy, but for now I’m taking a few days off from the gym and hopefully I will be able to seriously mod workouts soon. I think I may have pushed it too hard with cleans/ jerks/ push presses.

7/2, Day 2

Here’s the daily break-down…

OM NOMS:
B- Coffee, prosciutto, olives
L- Rotisserie chicken, cauli rice, zoodles, olives
D- Rotisserie chicken, salad, olives

W- 112oz.
Sup- Probiotic, liver care(2/day), milk thistle/ dandelion/ yellow dock(2/day), magnesium, idoral, multivitamin, N-Acetyl- Cysteine Dock, D-3 (2/day), Liquid B-12 (25 drops)

WOD:
3 RFT
5 Muscle-Ups
7 Thruster (135/ 95#)
9 Handsand Push-Ups
11 Box Jump (30/ 24”)

I modded this ENTIRE workout. For MU’s I did 25 box dips, thrusters I did push press (back limitations), HSPU I did push ups, box jumps I did box step ups. Even though I modded the hell out of everything in this WOD, it was still super hard. My shoulders just didn’t have it in them!

MOBILITY:

15 minutes of various spinal mobility movements. My lower back is jacked up, so this sucked.

REFLECTION/ PAIN:
I’ve been really freaking hungry lately. Maybe it’s a metabolism thing?? Here’s to hoping! My arthritis is feeling okay- I have a bit of pain in my right pinky, but everything else is pretty good. I have to say, this weather’s been insane and definitely not helpful. You can read about additional pain up top if you haven’t already!

BOOZE?!

This blew my mind. Don’t hate, it’s for a good time sustainable paleo. Obviously everything in moderation, but I have to say that I’m quite excited about that little article! Not that it’s an excuse to drink every night, just that I won’t feel so guilty when it happens.

7/1, Day 1

Here’s the daily break-down…

OM NOMS:
B- Coffee
L- Chicken thighs, salad
D- Cauliflower rice, rotisserie chicken, zoodles, salad with olives

W- 96oz.
Sup- Probiotic, liver care(2/day), milk thistle/ dandelion/ yellow dock(2/day), magnesium, idoral, multivitamin, N-Acetyl- Cysteine Dock, D-3 (2/day), Liquid B-12 (25 drops)

WOD:
Elizabeth
21-15-9
Power Cleans (135#/ 95#)
Ring Dips

Since I hurt my back, I took it easy and did 58# for the PC’s. I also did box dips instead of ring dips. I found that I really like the box dips because it helps with shoulder mobility, too! I finished in 5:40.

Capone did not get a walk or a run from me yesterday. Mike had to take him because my foot was so effed up.

MOBILITY:
15 minutes of various spinal mobility movements. My lower back is jacked up, so this was pretty uncomfortable! I’m hoping that it’ll get easier throughout the month!

REFLECTION/ PAIN:
I was SO hungry yesterday. I definitely need to get better with eating breakfast and more substantial lunch to hold me through the day. I really sucked at that yesterday, but did much better today (reflected in om noms tomorrow). My foot still hurts, but is significantly better today. I can actually walk on it. I continue to have twinges in my back but it’s feeling better for the most part. I’m excited about the mobility because I’m hoping it will strengthen and mobilize parts of my spine that were crunched in a car accident in 2005.

‘Nuff Said

My affair with booze and bad foods didn’t stop for the entire weekend. It was delicious.

There was cake with cannoli filling on the bottom involved. ’nuff said.

Now I’m back on track. Day one of the nutrition challenge with my ladies! Which I have to say, after the weekend I had is absolutely necessary. My arthritis is flaring in my foot so much so that it’s hard to walk and my back still hurts from Friday, AND I’m still slightly sore from Angie (aka my personal hell) on Thursday. I think weekend events have cooled off for the most part so at least I won’t be cheating every weekend (haha). There are 5 cheat days in the program but hopefully I won’t use them all because I have to seriously get my arthritis back on track. Things will significantly slow down in August so I think I’ll make August a cheat-free self challenge.

I’ve realized that my health crap is getting in the way of any fast progress with CF, and I need to know how to control it. I’ve been going 4-5 times per week but my body has really been getting in the way. Between flare ups, shin splints, joint weakness… I don’t know if this is because of the Rheumatoid or because of being post menopausal (yes… I know I’m too young for that. I went through “the change” when I was 19. I’ll write an aside on that, too). I know that the latter gets in my way of losing weight quickly, but I’m curious if it’s getting in the way of CF progress because of bone density etc.? Does anyone have experience with this??

 

Love affair

I am having a deep love affair with chocolate and Chinese food right now, and after the day I’ve had, bring it on! I actually have a lot to say but my laptop isn’t able to charge for some reason, and I don’t want to type a million words from my phone. The long and short of it is this…

I have had an absolute shit day. I feel like I have been up for 3 days straight. I hurt my back this morning before the WOD, work was just the most ridiculous thing ever and I am in a FUNK! My remedy? Chocolate, Chinese, booze and video games.

I will be away this weekend so my next post will be Monday. Catch ya on the flip side!

I will now resume icing my back, stuffing my face, an playing The Last of Us.

New Nutrition Challenge!

Some Kindling ladies and myself have decided to do a nutrition challenge starting July 1. So basically I will be continuing the Whole30 through the end of July. Hey, self! You figured out a way to make up the cheats! This challenge is slightly different from the Whole30-  we’re allowed to determine what diet we’re going to follow (I will be doing AIP), we are allowed 5 cheat days, and everything is based on a point scale.  We will receive daily points for mobility/ exercise/ diet. It’s basically a modified Whole Life Challenge that is slightly more flexible with food decisions (some girls are including dairy/ certain grains). I’m excited to continue on with this new challenge!

So where does that leave me with the Whole 30? I’m going to continue with it until July 1 then hop on the other challenge. Not much will change- I’ll still record my progress on the blog, it’ll just restart! … Aren’t you super excited about that! 

6/26, Day 14

Here’s the daily break-down…

OM NOMS:
B- Coffee
L- Beets, Chicken, Kale
D- Grilled Chicken, Asparagus, Portobello, and Paleo broccoli salad (freaking delicious)

W- 96oz. Supplements- Probiotic, liver care(2/day), milk thistle/ dandelion/ yellow dock(2/day), magnesium, idoral, multivitamin, N-Acetyl- Cysteine Dock, D-3 (2/day), Liquid B-12 (25 drops)

WOD:
Rest day! It was fantastic.

REFLECTION/ PAIN:
I have a bit of pain today and my body is extremely fatigued. I imagine it’s the crazy weather/ pressure of the storms that have been rolling through. I was feeling fantastic yesterday, not so much today. Now- the pain is significantly better than when I started this round of Whole30, but I’m slightly annoyed that it’s lingering.

Autoimmune Protocol

A Kindling girl of mine, Robyn, posted an article by Robb Wolf called The Seven Shades of Paleo. It’s a good read about the different Paleo types out there! I figured that I should clarify that I follow the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), excluding nightshades, nuts, and eggs (for the most part) although this round of the Whole30 is turning out to be more like the 80/20! I do have to say that when you have an autoimmune disease and are allergic to gluten and dairy (like I am) this program is easier to follow (from my perspective). It’s not like you really have much of an option besides suffering stomach and joint pain. Sometimes it’s totally worth it to do a swan dive into some wine and cheese, but I ignore the urge more often than not. Practical Paleo does a fantastic job of describing eating to accomplish certain goals. It’s the best that I have seen so far on outlining what to avoid and why for autoimmune diseases.

6/25, Day 13 

Here’s the daily break-down…

OM NOMS:
B- Coffee
L- Cod, Broccoli, Salad
D- Beets, Kale, and Chicken Thigh with Adobo seasoning (Om nom nom)

W- 96oz. Supplements- Probiotic, liver care(2/day), milk thistle/ dandelion/ yellow dock(2/day), magnesium, idoral, multivitamin, N-Acetyl- Cysteine Dock, D-3 (2/day), Liquid B-12 (25 drops)

WOD:
7RFT
400m Run
15 T2B

I modded with 400m row and 15 T2B lying on the ground and finished in 23:20. Sweat was falling into my eyeballs on this one. Holy HOT.

RG

REFLECTION/ PAIN:
I am happy to report that I have hardly ANY pain today. It’s a pretty big change from yesterday, and I’m super thrilled about it! There is some very slight joint stiffness in my fingers and toes, but it really only hurts when I poke it.