Thanks to this thing called the internet, my blog still exists despite not posting for almost 2 years. And thanks to Anonymous, I decided to take a little stroll down blogging lane. Oh the memories. Oh how much has happened since the last time I actually posted. Turns out, someone likes reading the results of my mind through words. Well alright!
Ironically the last time I posted i was cleansing. It just so happens that I have just come off of my second Master Cleanse. Interested? I probably lost the same amount of weight. Again, just like last time, I wasn't aiming for weight loss, although it was an added bonus. The benefits are numerous, but a couple worth mentioning: CLEANSING your gut as well as the psychological willpower to not eat. You might be thinking to yourself, "how is that good for you?" Well my friends (or should I say friend, apparently there is only one person in the Universe reading this blog) it is good. Trust me. Hopefully I haven't failed you in some way in the past and you are actually willing to trust me with blind faith!
What else is worth mentioning?
I live in Colorado (again)
I just finished (almost) building a greenhouse made from recycled windows and shower doors
I built a compost bin
I bake with coconut flour
I make kale chips
I make almond milk
I make cashew butter
I have a Vitamix!
I am steeping homemade lemon, ginger, honey tea right now.
I belong to 24 Hour Fitness
I am using my kettlebells again
I don't drink caffeinated coffee
I don't drink alcohol
I would like to avoid gluten
I'm waiting to hear if our mortgage loan is approved
That is all.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I uh apparently am having a hard time blogging consistently. Oh darn. I'm pretty sure you don't care. You, as in someone reading this, might not even exist! I may be typing away for my own good. Well, that's cool.
So yeah, I don't think I let you know that I have been on a cleanse for, let's see, wow! 2 1/2 weeks! I started with the Master Cleanse for the first 9 days. That's the one where you only consume lemonade (water, lemon juice, maple syrup, cayenne). Then I moved into a raw food cleanse. Lots of smoothies and pretty much eating only fruits and veggies and some nuts. Still rockin' it! I will admit, I cheated, but not very much at all. Had a couple pieces of cheese, a couple raviolis, a spoon of some curry and a spoon of chicken salad. Over 18 days that's pretty frickin' good I'd say.
So yeah, besides those few slices of cheddar, this is the longest I've ever gone without the most magical dairy item known to human kind. Cheese folks. Cheese. It actually hasn't really been a big deal not eating meat, dairy, grains or anything cooked for that matter. It sure helps when you have a raw food recipe book on hand. Tons of awesome things in there.
So yeah, I backed off the training during the initial fast. I didn't want to push my body to even farther extremes than I already was. I'm training again and I feel great. I've felt great the entire time. I've slimmed down a bit. Not sure about weight loss. I didn't weigh myself. That's not really a concern of mine. I just wanted to clean my gut. Not just that, I like the whole deal about cleansing my mind and soul as well as my body. It's all connected ya know. Look into it if ya don't.
So yeah, here's my training low down from yesterday:
Pull-ups(attempts) alternating with single 16kg C&P 5X5
Front Squats with 16kg and 12kg 5X5 switching bells every set
Snatches with 16kg 3X20 L/R alternating with hanging leg raises
So yeah, that was a part of Pavel's Force Recon workout that Jon Engum posted on the instructor forum. I can't do body weight pull-ups, let alone weighted ones like in the OG plan, so I did what I could. I really need to stick to my pull-up training dangit! If I am ever to be truly ready to take on Level II, it needs to happen.
What's it gonna be today? Here's what I'm thinking: Pressing Pistols and Get-ups. Word.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
I'm thirsty for some more. More what you ask? Everything. Including the nothings. You get me? Less is more. And more is more too. Sometimes. Right now I need more training, more yoga, more time. I also need less sugar, less cloudy skies and less negativity. I'm doin' alright on these fronts. Just need to get it down sometimes to keep rockin'.
Today: Joint mobility
Monday, June 14, 2010
I cook sometimes. It works out, mostly. But last night it surely did. I made fried eggplant. Did my own breadcrumbs from scratch!!! Used some herbs from the garden out back. Killer! I also did up this veggie concoction. Sauteed some sweet pots, red cabbage and then threw in some spinach and baby bellas. Yum! Today open faced eggplant sandies with some superb Trader Joe's tomato bisque. So, I'm gonna train now and I'm already excited about eating the leftover veggies as well as.....lentils? couscous? rice? We shall see. Maybe a SECOND smoothie too? The one earlier didn't have any PRO. It did include blackberries, strawberries, banana and aloe vera juice. AWESOME!!!
Today's training agenda: rolling, get-ups, pistols!, swings. Sound good? Yeah. I think so too.
I'll be throwing some planks and yoga stylees in there as well. Word.
Catchyaontheflip. BTW in case you didn't know, Phish is touring again. Go see them. They will give you an experience of a lifetime. I'm not joking!
Peace and bacon grease.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I'm doing some bells out on the deck. First did a few ipsilateral rolls on both sides. Next, ROP pressing with a 16kg. Couple 1 leg DLs. Grabbed the bell by the horn and did some goblets. Let's see, what else? I'm not sure that was the actual order of everything, I just want to get it down. You down? Good. So yeah, there were a couple sets of some single TGUs in there too.
REMINDER: It is extremely important that you choose your venue wisely when rockin' it with bells. If you forgot, well that sucks. But I just reminded you! Ok. Some things like turkish get-ups require even more wisdom. I just reminded myself of that one! I did take the sun into account-not shining in my eyes and whatnot, but really. What's #1? SAFETY. If you have a choice of utmost safety minus the glorious sun shining on you, or lapping in the luxury of getting tan while training in exchange for sub-par performance you best go with the former! My nickname out here is SECURITY, sometimes Securitas;). Interesting.
K. Protein smoothie coming soon. You should look into getting one yourself. It's like a pint of heaven with some superhero ingredients. I recommend chocolate peanut butter banana
Friday, June 11, 2010
I may make an attempt at blogging again (consistently). Well, I am making an attempt. Right at this moment! Not too many details for ya. Here's what I conjured up for this marvelous day on the North Coast:
- clean house
- new sheets
- strawberry banana smoothie made by moi
- edamame humus (Oh Trader Joe, how I wish you were closer)
- peas from the garden
- bike ride at sunset
- bells in the living room
- Veggie galore in yellow curry
At some point tomorrow stop, breath and make your spine as tall as possible. Let me know what happens.
Rock on wit cho bad selves now ya hear?
Sunday, May 9, 2010
What the? Yeah, I was lost for a while there. Well, lost as in off the path of training. I was not lost spatially, even when I didn't always know where I was:) After the San Jose RKC I drove up the coast, the famous Rt. 1 indeed. Along the way I stopped off to enjoy my spiraled cast iron with some beautiful back drops. I'm too lazy to figure out how to make the pictures go where I want, so too bad. Sorry. I'll be back. Soon hopefully.