What a YEAR, come on 2014, Bring IT!

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Hello faithful and new readers. It’s the last day of 2013 and I’m ready to get on to a New Year! I can’t say 2013 was horrible but I’m really hopeful that 2014 has better things in store for me. I know it’s ME who has to make it be the year that I need it to be but I believe that sometimes there are driving forces out there testing my will and faith constantly. And I believe I was tested a little more than I’d like! Ah well.

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As far as health and fitness go… I “shipped” my pants! If any of you have seen the Kmart commercial, you should be giggling. If not, google it! But for real, I started the year off STRONG by killing the Whole30. I was feeling the best I’d felt in a long time. Then I let the excuses slip in. I let baseball travels and schedules overrule proper food planning. I let my consistency at the Boom Box drop to some lows. And then I let the mindset of “well I screwed that up, let’s eat!” come into play. After many failed attempts on getting back on track, I just decided to give in completely. In this last part of the year, I am still struggling with food but am trying my best to be at the box to get my workouts in. It’s been a process with having a bum wrist. But it’s getting better and I’m not gonna let it slow me down.

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I’ve decided to Kick 2014 in the bootay! Seriously! I tossed around going balls to the wall tomorrow or Thursday, but I’m not prepared in my kitchen for such things, and I haven’t had the time to get prepared. So this weekend, I’m gonna clean everything out of my pantry and fridge. Go grocery shopping and get to clean eating on January 6th! I need to get my ass back into gear and get these extra layers of chubalub off! Join me if you will, whether it’s Whole30, Advocare 24 Day Challenge, or just cleaning up your eating in general. I love to cheer folks on. I love to be a support system. I can do that for you if you let me know. It’s time for:

MISSION: ANNIHILATE CHUNKY MONKEY!

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12/30/13
After a week off, I knew showing up to the BOOM Box was going to be brutal. And it was.

Midline: 30 Hollow Rocks
Don’t like these, never will. My ribs feel like they are broken :/

Skill: 7 minutes practice strict Muscle Ups or Pistols
Oh MUs are laughable and Pistols are too. Although I have a better chance at getting Pistols. But the one legged squat has not become easier for me as I’ve gained the weight. It sucks. I make it a goal to get Pistols in 2014.

Strength: 5Ă—5 Pendlay Rows by feel
I’m finally not feeling so awkward with this movement. I worked at 85 lbs. It took me 3 sets before I got into a groove.

12/30/13 WOD

12/30/13 WOD

MetCon: For time: 30 lat burpees, 30 clean and jerks 135/95. Split work up however you like!
I tried cleaning the bar and although Do-able…. still some wrist pain. And I’m not going to take steps backwards by hurting myself. So for me it was 6 rounds of 5 Burpees (with fists), 5 Deadlifts, and 5 Overhead Press with the Multigrip Bar.

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Holy Schmoly… it’s been a while since I’ve done overhead work. The bar is 65lbs. But because I can grip it where I can lock out my wrist, this is perfect to get some work in. But boy oh boy have I lost some strength. 65lbs used to be easy, now it’s a struggle. I’m so happy to be lifting heavy things overhead though 🙂

Even though I was only doing 5 burpees at a time, they got me. All that good homecooked Mexican food I had in El Paso over the weekend was weighing me down! So worth the pain though! Besides so extra laying around from not wanting to get up from a Burpee, I felt I pushed hard enough on the Deadlifts and the Overhad Press. Time: 8:25

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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I can’t thank y’all enough for sticking with me yet another year! I quietly passed through my 2nd year blogiversary but I’m looking forward to a more productive 3rd year. For those of you I follow regularly, forgive me for being a poor reader, I’ve slacked on all fronts, but you all know I still love you and you all inspire me daily (even if I’m reading a week or two at a time, doh!). I look forward to your new success in this new year!

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I’m feeling hopeful, as most people probably do with new beginnings. I know I can be strong through March, it’s when the boys baseball picks up that I know there will be tough times. I have the next 3 months to mentally prepare. Also hopefully purchase products like thermos type containers to keep food warm, cold, etc. So if you any of you have any suggestions or ideas of how to keep me sane through a weekend at the fields let me know!

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Like I said, this year I plan to be more productive. I’m going to try and boost my blog, but I’m not making any major promises or goals. I just want to give y’all more than my rambling brain! Try to do more product reviews, more recipes, maybe even venture into giveaways. We’ll see!

So that’s a wrap for this last day of 2013. I plan to hit up the Boom Box this evening and if I’m brave, I’ll show up for FRAN NIGHT. This will be CrossFit Boom’s 3rd year to ring in the new year with FRAN. I may just go to cheer folks on. Thrusters aren’t for me with the wrist in bad shape and I still can’t do pull ups. I WILL GET PULLUPS in 2014! I WILL!

I hope all you have a safe night and I wish you all the best for a great year! And you can not forget, must not forget …. to go out and BE AWESOME!

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Gettin After It

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This month at the BOOM Box, Tues and Thurs 5 am was eliminated. I get it. We don’t show up regularly. Sigh. Fortunately, our hectic baseball season isn’t in full swing so I can manage to make evening classes on most Tuesdays and some Thursdays. It’s bittersweet, cause the 7pm class is late for me and then I turn around for a 5am class. I definitely feel the fatigue on such a short turnaround. But at the same time it feels good to get to it. And with my pudge self I NEED it.

Mission: Annihilate Chunky Monkey

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So yesterday I said I had a plan starting in January to get back on track. Right now it’s not a drawn out plan. But most likely Whole30. It’s good for me whether I like it or not. I know I could start now but I’m mentally beat down still and I’ve already decided I’m just surviving Decemeber and then I will join thousands of other folks in the New Year with the goal of losing weight. It’s a good time to be in a large group of feel gooders. There’s something to be said about group mentality when it’s a positive thing. With my desire and hope to get back on track, I also hope to implement taking my blog to a new level… maybe more organized, maybe more networking, maybe venturing into giveaways. We’ll see. If any of you readers out there have any ideas, please share them with me. Note: this is me putting it out there in hopes that I follow through. I get lots of ideas and they go down the toilet like my clean eating did. So we’ll see. Regardless if I get “better” at blogging or not, I’d like you to join me on getting back in track, if you too have fallen into the deep abyss of fatty, sugary, poor eating. And if you haven’t and you’ve been good then whatever, I still love you. Please be a support system to other readers and myself. We are going to need it.

12/17/13
Strength: Sled Pull 4/3 100 yds max effort for time
So I didn’t realize it was for time when I showed up. The other day I pulled the sled for about 100ft with 3 – 45lb plates. Pulling that for 100yds for time is a whole different story. And it’s not a pretty story but it involved calves wanting to explode and a lazy girl who struggled. I made the mistake of asking Coach what a was a good time for the pull and what is a bad time. Let’s just say I excelled in the bad timing dept. The sled was heavy and I made the dreaded mistake of stopping midway. Once you stop, it’s sooo hard to get moving again. I suck. Period.

12/17/13 WOD

12/17/13 WOD

MetCon: 5 rounds of 8 Burpee Pull Ups and 11 GTOH 95/65
I knew this wasn’t going to be a walk in the park, but I feel I did alright. Now I didn’t have to do the GTOH cause of the good ol wrist. So Coach told me to do Pendlay Rows. I didn’t realize how fatigued I would get doing 11 rows. I’m not great at them and it’s been a while so it makes sense as to why, I just wasn’t expecting it. As for the Burpee Pull Ups… Well it’s a jumping pullup and this was the first time I’ve only ever used 2 – 45lb plates as a step up. I normally use 3. At a heavier weight I surprised myself that I was pulling myself up. Something good must be happening. Time: 13:40

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12/18/13
Skill: Muscle Up, Rope Climb
Well I am not skilled at either so how’s that for a fun morning :/ We worked on MU progressions and my wrist held me back some so I only worked on hip action. As for Rope Climbing. I still have the death grip and I’m just hanging there. It’s pathetic. I have nothing more to say. Womp, womp!

12/18/13 WOD

12/18/13 WOD

MetCon: 5 rounds of 200m run, 15 HR Push Ups and 1 Rope Climb
My knuckles are dead! From doing push ups with fists. Oh ya and running was a joy! Hahah, I actually got faster on the runs as the rounds went on. We have a newer Boom Boxer, Myrna, and she was killing the runs. I was just trying to keep up. So that was good for me to try and catch her. Although I only caught her once and she ended up passing me cause I stopped. Either way it was a good push for me. Instead of Rope Climbs, we did Rope “walk ups”. You lay on the ground with hands on the rope, then pull yourself up the rope until you are standing upright. Then lower yourself down X 3. As with the running, I felt I moved better as the rounds went on. Time: 3:30, 3:38, 3:41; 3:36; 3:19

That’s all for this HUMP DAY! Start getting ready for 2014. It’s a new year and a time for better versions of ourselves. Let’s do this. Get pumped. Make your plans now. And don’t forget to be awesome!

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