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Back At it

Once again, I apologize for being MIA this past week, but there has been some family stuff going on that took priority over blogging.  Anyways, I’m back and hope to get back on track with my blogging, cooking, eating and CrossFit.

I’m also in countdown mode for March Break.  Wohoo!!!!  I can’t wait to have a week off, away from work, and on the slopes!  Come on FRIDAY!!!

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This week, I’ve got 3 CrossFit sessions booked:  Monday at 8:30pm, Wednesday at 7:30pm and Friday morning at 7am.  I’m cramming my 3 workouts into the weekdays so I can get them all in before I hit the slopes. 

Tonight I planned my menu for the week, but I didn’t get to the grocery store, so I will have to stop and pick up a few things on the way home from work tomorrow.  Here’s how the menu looks for the upcoming week:

Monday:  Sesame Pork Tenderloin with Baby Bok Choy
Tuesday:  Cauliflower, Goat Cheese & Chicken Casserole
Wednesday:  Dad’s Taco Salad (it’s hubby’s night to cook – Yay!)
Thursday:  Leftover Chicken Casserole
Friday:   Trying to squeeze in 2 different Birthday celebrations…likely to eat and drink too much tonight!

I’m hoping this week flies by.  I’ve got lots to do at work, so that should make the days pass by quickly and I’ve got something going on every night except Tuesday (and I have something I should go to, but will likely skip it), so that should help ensure the nights fly by too!

Now, I’m catching up on TV we missed last week, and trying to get myself psyched up for tomorrow’s WOD…”The Chief”
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…and as usual, I’m off to YouTube to see what the hell I’m in store for tomorrow!

Here’s to a good week ahead.  What’s on your workout schedule for the week…and what’s on your menu? 

Feel free to share any tasty recipes!

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I’m Lazy

I had a very long day. I was out the door at 6:45am to get my son to school early to catch a bus for a class trip. Then I didn’t get home until 9:30pm, since I stayed in the city after work for a parent council meeting at the school.

Between work and the meeting I did enjoy a yummy dinner. I went to the sushi place near my son’s school and had a chicken teriyaki bento dinner. It was very good, but too much food. I didn’t finish it all, but I still ate too much.

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When I finally got home, I was rather lazy, and just sat on the couch, read blogs, and watched TV. It was Californication night…I was a happy girl. David Duchovny is on my list! Yum!!!

I didn’t exercise or even think about exercising. That made me feel a bit guilty (not too much, just a bit), so I hit google in search of inspirational quotes. I found one that deals with happiness and how to achieve it…seems appropriate, since my blog is about the Pursuit of Happiness!

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Tomorrow I tackle my difficult task…I’ve got CrossFit at 6:30! It will be another class of firsts…the strength move is the jerk – and I will admit, I have no idea what it is, so as soon as I finish this post I’m heading straight to google! The WOD is a 1000m row. So far, I have only rowed 250m for time and then did a 500m cool down at a very relaxed pace. I’m a bit nervous about rowing for 1000m. I’m thinking I should technically be able to do it in about 4:12-4:32 since I could row 250 in 1:03-1:08. Somehow I’m not sure I will be able to keep that pace for the full 1000m. I guess I will find out tomorrow. I’m sure after the WOD I will be exhausted, but hopefully also happy that I achieved a difficult task. I will let you know tomorrow! 🙂

Did you tackle a difficult task today?
Did it make you happy?

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I Know I’m Going To Regret This

This weekend I was in Oshawa for a hockey tournament with my older son’s team.  Although they didn’t win, they played well all weekend…especially their last game, where they came so close.  Being away for the weekend meant I didn’t cook, so my eating wasn’t a clean if I was cooking for myself.  We ate out for 3 meals (lunch and dinner Saturday and then breakfast today). 

Lunch was Swiss Chalet.  I had a Quarter Chicken White with fries.  That’s right…I had fries, and they were awesome! Swiss Chalet has great fries, and I enjoyed every one of them.  Dinner was at the restaurant in the hotel.  They had a buffet that wasn’t the best in terms of being “clean”, but it sure was tasty!  I had butternut squash soup, a leafy green salad with balsamic vinaigrette, some roasted potatoes, some pasta, a couple perogies, a slice of roast beef and a chicken finger.  I also enjoyed a very small brownie and 2 awesome chocolate/coconut brownie bites (they were so good!).  Breakfast today was a toasted whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese and a white hot chocolate from Timmie’s. 

Overall, I probably ate too much, and I didn’t get any exercise these last 2 days – unless you count cheering at the top of my lungs from the stands of an arena exercise!  But, I don’t care.  I enjoyed myself and don’t feel bad about that. 

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The part I know I’m going to regret is what happened when we got home from the tourney.  I sat on my butt on the couch, read blogs and twitter, and read a book.  That’s all fine, but I should have also gone through my Clean Eating magazines and planned out my dinners for the week and gone grocery shopping.

Now, I’m going into the week not know what I’m cooking or eating and that’s not so good.  Part of the reason I didn’t do my planning is I am out 3 nights this week, so cooking on those nights likely won’t happen.  Monday I’ve got a parent council meeting at my son’s school from 7:15-8:45, so will likely grab something after work before I go to the school.  Tuesday I’m going to CrossFit at 6:30 and won’t eat before I go (no sense puking it up!), Thursday I have a parent-teacher interview at 6:30, so won’t get home from work until after that..and then I need to head right out to hockey.  This all means meals this week will all be last minute throw-togethers.  This will be a good test to see how I can stay “clean” when not cooking full meals.  Wish me luck! 

While I didn’t menu plan or grocery shop, I did make another batch of the no-bake chocolate coconut cookies.  These things are so good, and so easy…and now they are in the freezer ready as a quick, clean, delicious treat when I am craving something sweet!
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Tonight’s dinner was this week’s first test of cooking without a meal plan.  I didn’t really feel like a big meal, and my son wanted edamame, so I threw together a light edamame and dumpling meal.  This was a hit with the kids and adults too.  So quick and so tasty! 
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I tried a new recipe for the edamame that I found on veggiebelly.com:  Her recipe was for a 1 serving snack.  I don’t know my exact measurements, but I used more of every ingredient to make enough for a full bag of edamame.  I quickly sautéed some garlic and ginger in sesame oil, then added a sauce of soy sauce, brown sugar and pepper flakes.  This sauce simmered for a few minutes. I think next time I might add some corn starch to make it a bit thicker so it clings a bit more to the edamame.  Once the sauce had a few minutes to cook, I tossed the cooked edamame in and let them simmer for a few minutes and absorb some sauce.  These were even better than last week’s XO sauce edamame that I made!  There was lots of edamame sauce left in the wok after I scooped out the beans, so I poured it into a bowl and we used it as one of the dip options for the dumplings.  TASTY!!!

Now I’m sitting here typing and watching the Grammy’s, trying to figure out what I will eat tomorrow.  I’ve got a leftover meal from Friday night’s pork with apple butter sauce and kabocha.  I already can’t wait for lunch!  As I mentioned earlier, tomorrow’s dinner will be something I grab between work and the parent council meeting.  Maybe I will try to find some sushi and get a rare fish meal into me.  I really don’t like cooked fish (unless it’s done like “fish and chips” which is not so healthy!), but I do like it raw as sushi.  A bit odd, I know, but oh well.  There is a good sushi place close to my son’s school, so hopefully I will have time to stop in and enjoy a healthy meal.
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While I don’t have my meals completely planned out for the week, I do know my workout schedule, mostly driven by my CrossFit workouts and hockey. 

  1. Tuesday CrossFit 6:30pm
  2. Thursday Hockey 8:30pm
  3. Friday CrossFit 5:30 pm
  4. Saturday CrossFit 11:30am

At some point I will need to start including running into my workout schedule.  The GoodLIfe Half is getting closer everyday (only 83 days away) and I still have yet to start training.  Not good!  I will have to seriously consider some “runches” (lunchtime runs) or I will have trouble fitting it all in. 
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Now, another weekend is over Sad smile  but if I can make it through this week, there are lots of great things ahead for next weekend:  it’s a long weekend (Family Day next Monday) and I’m going to see Bon Jovi with my girlfriends on Sunday night!  Only 6 more sleeps!  Wohoo!!!!
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Here’s looking forward to a great, quick week ahead.

How’s your week looking?
Do you have any quick, go to meals that keep you on track when life gets hectic?

Anyone else going to see Bon Jovi in Toronto?

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The answer…EVERY DAY!

So, if EVERY DAY is the answer….what is the question?

This is the question…

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Seriously, every day when I was into CrossFit, I am scared shitless! Thinking about the WOD, and the tasks ahead of me for the next hour, freaks me out. I still haven’t quite convinced myself that I am CrossFit material. But three days a week I walk in, have a mini anxiety attack, and then forget all about nerves once the workout starts.

That is exactly what happened today. Nerves, a little internal freak-out, and then down to business. I love it! Tonight’s WOD was 6 x 250m row, with 4 minute rest after each row, but during that rest time you have to do as many hand release push-ups as you can do, then rest for the remainder of the four minute break. It was a good workout. I’m sure I will be feeling those push-ups tomorrow. I better be!

The goal for the workout was to get the row done as quickly as possible, do the most push-ups you could (meaning you can’t physically do anymore, or your form breaks). Scores were fastest row, slowest row, most push-ups and least push-ups. Here’s how I did:

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As usual, after the workout I was exhausted and kind of proud of myself. I made it though another WOD and lived to tell! That’s a win in my books!

So, I had a good workout today, but I also had a good food day. Not cheating on the clean eating at all…and managed to stay within my MyFitnessPal calorie target. Yay!

Now, as usual…it is way too late and I need to get my exhausted body to bed! One of these days I will get myself organized enough to get to bed at a decent hour. Until then, I guess I will just be tired!

How was your Wednesday?
Did your workout scare the crap out of you?

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It Hurts To Type

Seriously…it hurts to type!

Every muscle in my body is sore…and I love it!

Today it hurt to type, turn the steering wheel in the car, open doors, lift my arms above my shoulders for anything, and just about anything else!

That being the case, I was a bit nervous a LOT nervous about today’s CrossFit workout.  The website said today we would be doing “The Filthy Fifty”.  This is what’s involved:

For time:
50 Box jump, 24 inch box
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 50 steps
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press, 45 pounds
50 Back extensions
50 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball
50 Burpees
50 Double unders

I wont lie..I wasn’t really looking forward to going tonight, since I’m pretty sure it was going to be an hour of pure hell.

So, imagine my surprise relief when I walked into the gym tonight and learned that we would not be doing the filthy fifty, but rather a completely different workout – a 7 minute AMRAP of burpees with a jump to touch a target 6 inches above fingers when standing.

This sounded like it would be an easier workout than the filthy fifty, but after completing it, and almost tossing my dinner onto the floor a couple of times, I will tell you that it was tough.  I’m learning that all CrossFit workouts are tough. Tonight I also learned that I should eat less before going to the gym!

We were paired up for the workout – one person did the workout, the other counted the burpees.  This was a good idea, because after I got to 10, I wasn’t counting anymore…I was just focusing on getting down, up and then jumping to hit that damn target (which was a plate on a bar suspended from the ceiling on a set of rings).  If you missed touching the target on your jump, you had to jump again.  I missed a couple of times…and it sucked to have to jump again.

At the end of the 7 minutes I had done 58 burpees.  Not so good, but I’ll take it.  Scores were posted on the board and I beat a few scores that other women posted throughout the day, but I was way below the top score of 118.  Can you believe that? 118 burpees with a 6 inch jump in 7 minutes.  That’s impressive!  Maybe one day I will get there, for now I was just happy that I did manage to get through it without throwing up…that’s a victory in my books!

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Tomorrow I don’t have a CrossFit workout scheduled.  I’m hoping to do a Fitness Blender yoga workout to help stretch my achy muscles.

Now, I’m going to bed.  I was up at 5:55am so I could have my son to school by 7:30 for soccer practice.  Tomorrow I need to get him there at the same time for his indoor soccer tournament.  I am not looking forward to getting up that early two days in a row…especially since I’m getting to bed much later than I was hoping.  Oh well…that’s life in my world.

How was your Monday?
What was your workout today?
Have you even done the “Filthy Fifty”?

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Super Sunday

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

I am not a big football fan, but I am watching the game tonight.  I not a fan of either team, but I’d like Baltimore to win because Michael Oher plays for them.  He was the guy who the movie “The Blind Side” was about. Up until the power outage delay, it looked like the Ravens were going to run away with it.  Now, as I write, the 49ers have started their comeback and the score stands at 31-23 in favour of Baltimore.  It’s making the game interesting, that’s for sure, but I hope the Ravens can hand on for the win.  Time will tell.

Before game time, I had a pretty typical Sunday. (Oh boy…Kaepernick just ran it in to get SF within 2.  Didn’t get the 2 point conversion, so it’s 31-29 Ravens.)  My day started at the arena for my older son’s game.  After a tough loss yesterday, the boys came out strong and managed a tie today.  Given the way their season has gone, a tie is a victory for us. 

After the game I got down to menu and workout planning for the week and hit the grocery store for needed supplies.  Here’s how things look:

BREAKFASTS:  Clean eating Hash Brown Sausage & Egg Muffins (I finally made these today, after not getting to them last week).
 egg muffins LUNCHES:  Most days lunch will be leftover whatever we had the night before for dinner. 

DINNERS:   I’ve got some good eats lined up for this week:
– Mediterranean veg & white bean penne
– Tamari honey chicken & broccoli with almond butter sauce
– Sesame pork tenderloin & baby bok choy
– Crock pot Sante Fe Chicken

SNACKS:  I’ve got hummus and veggies, apples, my no-bake chocolate cookies and I made some kale chips today, so have 3 containers of those as well.  Hopefully this will all help me avoid eating any crap snacks.
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WORKOUTS:  My workout schedule looks like this:

    • Monday:  CrossFit 8:30pm (WOD is the Filthy Fifty…it looks tough)
    • Tuesday:  Fitness Blender yoga workout
    • Wednesday:  CrossFit 8:30pm
    • Thursday:  Hockey 7:30pm
    • Friday:  CrossFit 5:30pm
    • Saturday/Sunday:  who knows!  We will be out of town with my older son’s hockey team for a tournament.  That is why I’m squeezing my 3 crossfit workouts into the week rather than saving one for the Saturday class.  Depending on what time we get home on Sunday, I may try to go for a short run, or maybe swing a kettlebell.  I will leave it open and see what happens.
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Today was a rest day for me…and I was very glad it was!  I am achy all over.  When I woke up this morning, I stretched and everything hurt!  I tried to find a part on my body that didn’t hurt.  I thought I found one with my forearms….but then I bent my wrist a different way and there it was….pain!  I am not complaining…I love it.  To me, the pain lets me know I am working hard and will be seeing results.  So far the scale hasn’t moved, but hopefully it will start to move in the right direction soon.

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Here’s looking forward to a good week ahead.

What’s on your meal plan for the week?
What’s your workout schedule look like?

And just as I finish up….the Ravens win the Super Bowl!  Yay for Michael Oher!

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Arena…Gym…Arena…COUCH!

That pretty much sums up my day.

I spent 7:30-11:00am at the arena with my younger son.  He had 2 games today, one at 8am and the other at 10am.  That was a long time to hang at an arena.  He, of course, had an awesome time!  They played very well, and won their first game. After the game, the kids entertained themselves running all over the rink, watching the game that was playing between their two games, had some snacks.  Then it was back into the change room to suit up for game two.  The second game got off to a rough start and they were down 2-0.  In the end, they fought back and tied 2-2.  It was a great morning of hockey, and Jackson had a blast.
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After game two, I went straight from the arena to the “box”.  I really want to call it the “gym”, but apparently CrossFit gyms are referred to as the “box”.  No idea why…I’m guessing because there is really nothing fancy about them  Check out this Greatist article about all things CrossFit.

I went to the 11:30 class and this was the WOD today.
WOD Feb 2I’m learning that the WOD is only part of the workout at CrossFit.  They always – at least both times I’ve been to a class – do a good warm-up and then a strength training move.  Today’s warm up was burpees, plank, mountain climbers, boot straps, and lunges.  The strength training move today was ring dips. This was to get us ready for the “muscle-ups” part of the workout.  Today’s class was all women, so instead of muscle-ups, we did ring dips.  I had never done a ring dip before.  I was pretty sure I wasn’t going to be able to do one, but with a band for help, I did it!  I think I might have done close to 15 or so, and I was very happy with that.

The WOD also had double unders so we took some time to practice those as well.  As a kid I used to skip all the time during recess at elementary school.  I’ve skipped a couple of times since then, but not really very much.  Double unders are not that easy!  You’ve got to jump and move rope under your feet two times before you touch down again.  During practice I could do maybe one or two in a row, but no more.  My arms got a bit beat up being lashed with the rope.  I’ve got a couple of nice welts on each arm!
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After the strength move and skipping practice, we got down to business with the WOD.  The kicker for this workout is that there is a 12 minute cap.  You do as much as you can in 12 minutes and that’s it…finished or not, you are done!  

We got the countdown and we were off.  Throwing a medicine up the wall 150 times.  Holy crap, that was exhausting.  I barely finished the wall balls within the 12 minutes.  I had time to skip for maybe 30 seconds.  I don’t know how they count that, but it’s a DNF in run lingo…I think in the CrossFit world they count the number of reps that you did complete.  I did 150 wall balls, plus maybe 6 double unders…so my score is 156. That will be my goal to be next time we do this workout.  While I’m disappointed that I didn’t finish the workout, I’m not too crushed since no one in the class today finished the whole workout – no one even finished the skipping, and quite a few girls didn’t get through the wall balls..so it could have been worse!. 

Tomorrow is a rest day so the box is closed…and I’m very glad!  Every muscle in my body is aching!  I can feel muscles I didn’t even know I had.  I’m looking forward to giving my body and break and doing as little as possible tomorrow. 

I’ve looked ahead to Monday’s workout and it is the infamous “Filthy Fifty”…I’m scared already!

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After my workout, it was home to shower and change, grab a bite to eat and then head back to the arena for my older son’s game.  His team is not doing so well this year and had another rough go of it, losing 4-0. 

After this game I came home and spent some quality time on my couch.  I was so tired and had zero energy.  I tried unsuccessfully to nap, but did enjoy just lying around doing nothing. 

I did not have my best food day ever.  I had a Starbucks Chai Latte and yogurt parfait while watching my son’s second game.  Lunch was some leftover Spicy Sausage & Hashbrown Pie and a Greek yogurt.  Dinner didn’t really happen, but instead we had a couple of snacky dishes.  My son wanted some Edamame.  There is a restaurant down the street a ways from us that has a really good edamame dish.  They drizzle a balsamic glaze over them. I searched online for a recipe for edamame.  I didn’t find a good balsamic recipe, but did see one that had XO sauce.  I love XO sauce, and had a couple of small jars in my cupboard, so whipped up some Edamame with and XO Oyster sauce with sesame seeds.  The dish looked amazing and tasted fantastic!  edamameHubs was still hungry after the edamame, so i made some toquitos (served with fat free sour cream and salsa verde) to fill the void.  Not the best diet-wise, but pretty tasty.  I limited myself to 2!

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Tonight we watched a really cool documentary by Dave Grohl (lead man of the Foo Fighers, and drummer for Nirvana) called “Sound City”, about a recording studio in Van Nuys, California.  In it’s day, just about anybody who was anybody in the rock and roll world had recorded there:  Rick Springfield, Tom Petty, Nirvana, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen…and so many more.  If you’ve got some free time, and like music, check it out, it’s quite good. 

Saturday Night Live just came on (it’s a repeat!), which is a signal that it is too late and I should get by achy body into bed.  Story of my life! 

How was your Saturday? 
Did you have a good workout?  If you do CrossFit…how do you feel about not being able to finish the WOD. 

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Tomorrow is a Big Day!

What’s the big deal about tomorrow?  I’m going for my CrossFit introductory session…and I’m terrified!

I’ve been watching CrossFit videos on YouTube and I’m inspired, in awe, and even more terrified. This is some insane stuff. I look at the women in the videos and I look at myself….and I don’t think two things can be any further apart!

Seriously….look at how fit these women are!

See why I’m scared…I can’t do any of that…just thinking about doing it makes every muscle in my body ache!

I’m sure I won’t be jumping into any of those things on the first day.  Thank God!  If I survive Day 1, and manage to go back for Day 2, there is some hope that one of these days, well off into the future, I will be able to do at least some of these amazing things.

The only way to find out is to try…and I’m doing that tomorrow.

I will let you know how it goes.

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Monday…

Happy Monday, everyone!  After a rough start to my day, things turned out pretty well for a Monday.

The rough start was a 2 hour drive into the office.  It sucked!  There was a bit of snow and traffic just crawled.  It is so frustrating, but I’m learning to not stress about it.  I get to work when I get to work, and there isn’t much I can do about it.  Since I’ve accepted that, my road rage has gone down significantly!

Today was a good food day…until just now, but I will get to that.  Since I didn’t get to make my Sausage & Egg Muffins, I went with my go to breakfast of ham & cheese scrambled egg bake and my usual Tassimo Chai Latte (only 80 calories versus the 210 of the Starbucks version). 

Lunch was a trio of leftovers:  stuffed chicken, roasted cauliflower and broccoli, and some peas and corn.  A complete leftover meal from the special request my son had the other day.  It was not quite as good as the first time around, but it was still pretty good.

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Dinner was the Lean Green Bean’s Cheesy Mexican Quinoa. I didn’t really realize this when I planned my menu for the day, but the dish was perfect for Meatless Monday!  I have made this dish once before and it was awesome – a little on the spicy side since I went a little overboard with the spices.  Today’s dish was much more tame, but still delicious!  
cheesy mexican quinoaand there were 3 leftover meals….so I am a happy girl. 

While the dish was baking in the oven I had just enough time to get my workout in.  I had originally planned to do a Bob Harper circuit, but when it came time to actually workout, I was more in the mood for another kettlebell workout.  I choose this workout from the Women’s Health Magazine website:

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I did the circuit twice and this is how it looked calorie wise:

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It was a pretty good workout, not too hard or challenging, which is probably okay, since I’m starting to feel all those swings that I did yesterday.  I’m feeling it in my hamstrings, glutes, shoulders, upper back, lats (??)…just about everywhere…and I love it!  That’s how I know it’s working! 

You may remember that on Saturday I called CrossFit Newmarket Central to get some information.  Well, today Michelle – the club’s owner – gave me a call back.  I got a bit of info about pricing and where the gym is located and booked a trial visit for Wednesday.  I’m terrified!  I can’t believe I am doing this.  I can’t do a pull up.  I can only do about 3 “boy” pushups. I can’t hold a plank for a minute yet.  BUT…I want to do all of those things.  Maybe CrossFit is what I need to get me there.  I guess I will find out on Wednesday! 

These videos are so motivating!  “We’re the machines!”

Hope your Monday was a good one!

Are you a machine?

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Saturday Hockey, Scraps and Food

Today started with a bit of a sleep in – YAY! Our first hockey game of the day was wasn’t until 9am, which meant we didn’t have to get up until shortly before 8. That was a great! During the week things start hopping around here shortly after 6:30 and that is so early- so 8am seems like a real treat. Tomorrow will be even better since hockey isn’t until 10am!

This morning’s hockey game was a great one. It was close, with both teams playing so well.  Both goalies were amazing, and in the end, our guys won 2-1. It was a very fun game to watch and the kids all had fun on the ice – which is what it’s all about!

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I probably should have come home from the game and got my workout out of the way, but instead I headed up to my scrap room and spent a good chunk of my day finishing up titles and journaling what was needed in three different scrapbooks that I had been avoiding for about a year! I had quite a successful afternoon, finishing all of the odds and ends and finally putting the page protectors on all three albums. I had quite a sense of accomplishment when I finished up.

I probably should have got my workout in when I finished with my scrapbooking, but that didn’t happen. You will see that is a bit of a theme today 😦 Instead, I sat on the couch, chatted with hubs, and read blogs and twitter.

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We ended up going out for dinner to a sports bar and watching the Leafs play while we ate. I enjoyed a couple of Coronas and our meals were very good. Hubs and I split the specials of the day – I ordered the Thai Shrimp Stir-fry on Basmati Rice and he ordered the Chicken Enchilada with Taco Salad.  The Taco Salad may have been the best taco salad I have ever had. Both meals were very good. The stir-fry was probably healthier, but the Taco Salad that came with the enchilada was amazing! It had lots of zing and the jalapeños were some of the hottest I’ve ever eaten.

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After dinner I hit the couch to watch the last period of the Leafs game and got started on this post. The Leafs lost and I’m still working on my post. All this means that I didn’t get my workout in today
😦 Tomorrow I will have to do a better job and make up for missing today’s workout. I was planning on doing some kettlebell swings today, so will have to do them tomorrow now. Hopefully I will also get out for a walk around the hood, or maybe even a run.

One thing I did do today, that is somewhat workout related, is make a call to the CrossFit "box" in my town. No one answered, so I had to leave a message…hopefully someone will call me back and I can go over and take a look at the facilities, get some info on the fees, and set up a trial class/workout. I’m still not convinced I’m CrossFit material, but when you watch the CrossFit videos you can’t help but get motivated and want to be a part of it. I will let you know how it goes. Check out this video to see what I mean.

(Hopefully that worked!)
Doesn’t that just make you want to do a WOD?

How was your Saturday?
Did you get your workout in?
Did you eat anything especially tasty?

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