Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Day 24......6 More Days to go...aka 10th Geaux Crossfit Workout!

Who needs tortillas?
no way is this gonna taste like  potato
Yesterday was a good day...really, I have felt good this whole week as far as my diet goes.  Breakfast was just leftovers from last evening's dinner.  Lunch was really great - I had "tacos" with lettuce included lots of seasoned beef and yummy veggies.  Salsa and avocado were excellent replacements for cheese and sour cream. It was one of those meals where I feel like I am cheating....just too good to believe  is part of the plan (thank you Kelly P!!).
For dinner I had leftover roast and carrots and onions....which certainly made a great meal once again. I also tried out celery root because I read online that it is similar to mashed potatoes.  I peeled it, cut it up and boiled it like a potato.  It came out looking like mashed potatoes and had the same texture but it most definitely tasted like celery...maybe if I could have added butter, and cheese, and sour was not my favorite.  Luckily my two year old Lucas loved it and ate it up! 

This morning I got up and made it to the gym!  I can hardly believe that this was my 10th workout (not including the introductory "baseline).  It was a tough one, I am not going to lie.  I am sure some of it was the fact that I did not work out for four days and my knee is still killing me.  The WOD was:

Is it legal to ice your knee while driving?
Workout of the Day
Front Squat 5-5-5
For Time:
-200 Meter Run
-20 Pull Ups
    -400 Meter Run
    -30 Pull Ups
    -600 Meter run
        -40 Pull Ups

Because of my knee, Catherine had me do 500 meters on the rowing machine between each set up of pull ups.  For warm up we did a run where you have to kick your knees up as high as you can...then we did some squats while holding barbells (or, in my case a pvc pipe).  I also did 3 rounds of five squats...  and after all that, the workout began.  I am very proud because I kept all of my rowing under 2:30..but I seriously almost didn't make it...I really reached exhaustion by the end of this workout.  And my knee is still hurting so bad that iced it pretty much all day...including while I was driving to work.

Seriously, the cabbage wrap was amazing
Truly Delicious today was fabulous!  I started off with hard boiled eggs and two strips of bacon.  Then Kelly P, Maida and I decided to try out the Truly Free Bakery and Deli in Baton Rouge...everything they serve is free of gluten, dairy, etc..  Before Day 1 I probably would not have tried this place out.  And, let me tell you, I really would have been missing out.  I started off with the tomato soup and it was delicious.  It had croutons on it, that I am sure would be delicious, but I decided not to partake in them...I then had a cabbage wrap with turkey, black olives, lettuce, red peppers, and other veggies.  It was really, really unbelievably good.  it came with one side and I went with the oven baked sweet potato fries.  They were more like baked or boiled sweet potato sliced into fry-esque pieces but they were really, really good.  And the portions were really, really unbelievable.  They had a cup of soup and half sandwich special that I decided not to get because I was afraid I would still be hungry.  I was so very, very wrong.  I left there with a full stomach (actually probably too full) and a full lunch for tomorrow too.  I would go there again (and again and again) and look forward to trying out other menu items...very soon!

So, today I went to my primary care physician.  Since having my children, I have been dealing with some depression - I wasn't sleeping well, my stomach was always upset, I was heavier than I had ever been..I really didn't have anything (except for an amazing family) going for me.  My doctor has been so great and supportive during this hard time and I was really excited to share with her all of my exciting new lifestyle changes...well...she asked me about my weight loss and I immediately started crying...with tears of happiness!!  I told her the entire story - how I ran into the amazing (AMAZING) trainer Catherine at the grocery store...who trained me at another gym a few years ago..I ran into her right when I was trying to get a hold of my life and my I started researching Crossfit during the long Mardi Gras meeting after running into her..and that led me to the Paleo I started by reading Robb Wolf's Paleo Solutions which convinced me to give it a go for 30 I had no idea this 30 day commitment was truly going to change my life...Geaux Crossfit and paleo...where have you been all my life? Which leads me to another important children.  What should they be eating?  What kind of activity should they be taking part in?  There are so many questions...but I don't feel overwhelmed by it all...I feel excited...excited to end my official 30 days and make some real, permanent decisions about my life.....only 6 more days to go!

Workout #10 almost killed me...but instead I finished my first punch card!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bethany! I stumbled on your blog from another Paleo blog and I am so impressed with your journey thus far! Way to go! As coincidence would have it, we both started this adventure on the same exact day and I am really looking forward to Day 30 to take Progress Pics and weigh myself.

    I also started a CrossFit near me at the same time and I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND what you say about your time there. I am loving/hating it at the same time, and have never felt more powerful in my life. I also don't really "get" the lifts (snatch.tee hee..), but I keep hearing it'll come in time. In the meantime, I'm the newbie who is doing modified workouts, less rounds, but still as red faced and exhausted as the vets!

    Like you, I had my gallbladder removed and I look back now on that and wonder about the connection with food and illness. As you described about donuts, I experience the same thing EVERY. TIME. Taste buds in ecstasy, but then within 5 minutes, my stomach is ILL and I am bent over in pain. WHY continue the pain?!?! Maddening!!

    Anyway, I really look forward to reading about your journey and hopefully I can tag along with you virtually! Keep up the great work!!

    Barbara in California