Showing posts from May 26, 2013

A plan

I believe that I have a plan. I did some thinking last night about what I wanted to accomplish over this break. I figure if I don't know the end goal, I can't make a map to get there. I have identified two major goals. I want to lose 20 pounds and I want to be able to run for 30 minutes straight - without pain and agony. I figured those are good, solid goals, that are pretty clearly defined and have a definite end point.

The 20 pounds in 2 months might be difficult, but it is not impossible. I have lost 10 pounds in a month, fairly easily, so this should be completely doable. The running is also something that is completely doable, I just need to work at it regularly to accomplish it.

So those are my goals, now I need a way to get there. I know this sounds a little crazy, but I'm really thinking of going to Crossfit 6 times a week. I will be home - a lot - and will have plenty of time for naps and rest. In fact, the vast majority of my day will be spent sitting on my b…

It's a whole new start

Today is the lsst day of the Paleo Challenge I was in. I dropped out long ago due to pressures of school ending. May is just incredibly busy and trying to do a Paleo challenge during it was stupid. So I'm out. But guess what? May is over. So is school. Today was the last day of May and the last day of school. Cool. I'm done. Yes, I am teaching summer school, but that isn't even real. I work for 3 hours and can leave as soon as I'm done. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. So I'm done and it's time to relax.

That all means that tomorrow is June 1. I love me some new beginnings. New week. New month. New year. Whatever, I love new starts. So with school ending and June starting, I think it's time for a new start. A new program. A new challenge. I'm not sure exactly what I want to do yet, but a serious, hard-ass goal is in order. It will involve Crossfit. And running. And eating. I'm excited and I'm off to work out the details. I'll fill you in late…

Cookies and donuts

Seriously!!! It feels like that's all I've been eating lately. It's not true, but it feels that way. I have let the perfect storm knock me around and out for a bit. It started with Murph on Monday. Crossfit has what they call the hero workouts. Murph is a classis and one that it seems all Crossfits do for Memorial Day. It's a 1 mile run, 100 pull ups, 200 push ups, 300 squats, followed by a 1 mile run. I did that. Only I did an 800 meter run, not 1 mile. But for the next two days my legs were killing me. My quads and calves were so tight I could hardly walk. They were causing my knee to swell, it was brutal. Also, this is the last week of school and it's been a little crazy. I have projects to grade and final grades to enter and a room to clean and summer school to prep for..Plus I'm starting my new classes....It's a lot of pressure. I have not been to Crossfit since Monday. As a result, more cookies and donuts have snuck their way into my mouth then sh…


Last night was our schools graduation. I was in charge of the ushers and the door. The graduation starts at 5 pm. At 4:50 pm we close and lock the doors so that the graduates can get into position. At 4:40 pm I went around outside telling people the doors were closing in 10 minutes. At 4:45 pm I went around outside telling people the doors were closing in 5 minutes. At 4:48 pm I went around telling people the doors were closing in 2 minutes. At 4:54 pm I closed the doors. People were yelling and crying that they needed to get inside. I tried to explain that the graduates have to line up and go. The ceremony has started. One man, on the inside, kept telling me that there were people still trying to park. I said they should have gotten here earlier. The place was filled with people who got here early, parked and were seated and waiting. If they wanted to get here they should have come earlier. Finally, a mother who was stuck outside, started banging on the glass door with her fist and …

Success on the food front

After out of control eating for 4-5 days, last Wednesday I started to get a grip on things. I promised myself that I would not eat any junk and if I could do that until Saturday, I would get a treat. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday were all good. I managed to stay away from wheat completely, had only a little bit of rice, and no real sugar to speak of. Started feeling 1000 times better, and even had the energy to go to Crossfit on Friday night. Saturday was Crossfit in the morning, then the baccalaurate ceremony at school. It was my job, as the junior advisor, to provide refreshments. I stopped at Safeway and bought some of their packaged cookies. I had my helpers set them up so I did not even see them until after the event. When I came out, people were snatching up the cookies like crazy. We ended up running our fairly quickly, which was a good thing. I did end up having about a half of a red velvet cookie. Those are good. Note to self, never buy again. After that I went out to din…