Squats…getting easier! and other thoughts!

As we are in the 3rd week of adding strength training to our routine, finally the movements are getting easier!

Truly enjoying getting back to strength training! Our new gym Snap 24/7 Fitness has been just what I needed. That and adding the zooma run April 12thย  for 10k instead of my usual 5k down near Austin is a great motivator. Can’t wait for a girls weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

Goals will be written this week. Planing a 6.2 mile run/walk Saturday morning!ย  Lots of e-mail pondering with Deb! This has been very helpful. Will work on getting some posted on the site.

Made the mistake of asking a question on the PaleoHacks Forum, only received one good answer, most comments kept saying how you can’t loose weight on Weight Watchers. Really? So the 100 pounds I’m down did not happen? UGH! I will not play out there again.ย  Not worth the energy drain…

I was down 2.2 last Saturday. Happy with my progress this year. I am going to only have 1 goal that is scale based since I keep telling Deb the scale is one of many tools! I’ll admit I really really really want to see my weight start with a “1” and not a “2”, but thrilled it is no longer a “3”. I know it will happen, maybe not at my desired pace, but it will.

Well I am going to try to add posts much more often. Maybe I can get Jay to ramble too.

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Squats, squats, and more oh my!

Quick wrap up for me!

Food was on target. Shake, salad w/ chicken, celery w/almond butter, apple & fajita chicken, with grilled onion, bell peppers, mushrooms Mexican squash topped with some guacamole!

Felt good about what I could do at cross fit. Evidently we’re in a squat season. Joy! All I can think about is how it will get easier… Right? Cory cut my # of squats in 1/2 for the 3 Reps For Time RFT… Half was 5 not 10… In 13 min I did 25 squats and ran (almost all of it) 800 meters (200 at a time, 5 squats, run 5 squats… Well you get the picture, this was after the strength reps of 3×5 back squats. But for warm up it was jumping jacks and air squats & groiners. Oddly I like the groiners… Oh and all day I did a squat here a squat there to work through the soreness. Tomorrow I fear will be hell.

I was happy with today’s results. Not hitting the energy wall I’ve read about. Hoping that is not Sat. during the run. Asthma was trying to kick up, something outside was causing me to clog up! Speaking of running… I’ll be doing that tomorrow after work.

It is off to hit the showers, read some fluff…and sleep. Up early to walk tomorrow am is the plan!

Day 2 – Almost in the books

Good day, ready for bed, but just got home from work. Late night… At 6:00 pm I needed a snack. I grabbed an apple and a tbs of almond butter… I really wanted popcorn!

So lets re-cap:

Activity:

I did not get in my walking done, yet. Not sure I have it in me to do at 9:30 pm. I did do about 50 squats, trying to loosen up the soreness after squat-a-plalooza yesterday.

Food:

AM – shake, made with almond milk not too bad.
Noon – Pan Seared Telapia, top with mangos and avocados with 2 sides of steamed broccoli @ Chilis!
Snack – Apple and almond butter & a bunch of gum.
PM – Spicy Chicken Sausage, spaghetti sauce, mushrooms, spinach & a cup of quinoa pasta (I’ve got most off my pasta left over)
Beverages – water, and my shake… Yep 2 days no sodas.

Wins:

At chilies … I did not eat any chips, and I did not feel all that deprived. I think I was just happy to be away from my desk. Stayed out of the popcorn, cookies and cheese that is all in the break room.

Well that’s day 2, tomorrow is a CrossFit day, eek! I’m off to bed…