Pistol Pistol Pistol, yeah!

Today is Tuesday, so you know what that means?  Only 2 more days until I’ll be on my way to Missouri to go on one of the most epic float trips with the CrossFit Instinct crew.  I have been looking forward to this weekend since the beginning of summer and am getting more and more excited to spend some quality time with my CFers.

Guess what I did this weekend?  I saw half-naked men dance around.  With my boyfriend.  Yep, we went to see Magic Mike!  I wasn’t one of those girls that were going ape sh*t to see it; it was the only halfway decent movie showing so we decided to see what all the hype was about.  Although the men looked good, I wasn’t walking out of the theater with my jaw hanging on the floor.  I guess CrossFit has prepared me well… I get to watch half-naked, good-looking men thrust and hop around all day anyway.  You’ve got nothing on them, Channing (you’re still pretty though).

Yesterday, I went to the store and stocked up for my final two weeks here in BloNo.  I wore my Vibrams, got stared at, and of course, was the topic of conversation with groups of people waiting in my checkout lane.  “Honey, look at those things!”  “Are those comfortable?”  “Good luck walking to your car with those things!”  As usual, I smiled, recited my spiel, and gave them the fakest laughs ever.  If they only knew what was in my head… (No, these are the most uncomfortable shoes ever.  I just think they are so cute I wear them all the time.  Good luck walking? wtf?) Ok, sorry for being a B.  I should expect this stuff if I wear shoes that look like lizard feet.

Guess what I had so much fun doing yesterday?!  Squat clean thrusters.  Three words never looked so sexy together.  Oh, and burpees.  Thanks, Fit Bodies for keeping me in a post-WOD daze all day and making me sore as sh*t today!

After pushing through a fun little chipper today, I decided to try out some pistols…. I did a pistol, man!  Yep, I finally got them.  I got a video, but not until after I had already done about 10 or 15 of them, so they weren’t 100% perfect.  And I’m blog-challenged and my video won’t upload so you just gotta believe me!

Alright guys, I apologize for no pics or anything fun.  My computer is awesome and not wanting to listen to any commands I want it to do.  So I’ll leave you with some CrossFit jokes I found on this website.  And I’m a blonde so I can make fun of them.

Q: Why did the blonde CrossFitter bring a bottle of Windex to the WOD?

A: She heard they were going to be cleaning.

Q: What did one blonde say to the other during the WOD?

A: You know, I’ve been watching that box for almost an hour and it hasn’t jumped yet.

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It’s not delivery…

I love my life right now! I get to wake up, work out while the sun’s rising, help coach some amazing people at 6am, go to an awesome internship, and head home for the day around 1pm. What’s not to like?!
I was lucky enough to have two great groups of kids for plyometrics; they work hard, are hilarious, and, although they complain, know how to joke around and be sarcastic. I’m going miss these little munchkins! It’s not only taught me that I want to wait a long time for kids, but also that giving young ones a positive experience with exercise is so important.
Anyway, I was feeling sassy yesterday evening and decided to try and make a… Drumroll please…. Paleo pizza.

Since I’ve become more sensitive to nuts, I tried the crust with some riced cauliflower. Bomb choice!! Here’s the magic:

-1.5 cups riced cauliflower
-3/4 cup almond meal
-2 eggs
-garlic powder
-minced onions
-s&p to taste
-basil
-your choice of meat (I used ground beef)
-tomato paste (just tomatoes for ingredients!)

First mix up riced cauliflower and almond meal with eggs, onion, s&p, and garlic. Lay out on a greased cookie sheet, but don’t spread super thin! Bake it for 15 minutes at 425 degrees.
Add your sauce and toppings and put it back in the oven for about 10 minutes. Cut, devour, and enjoy (let it cool or you’ll burn your mouth like I did… I’m very impatient with my food).

This makes enough for 2 servings and is good for breakfast the next morning. Yes, cold pizza in the morning. I swear I’m not hungover either.

Here’s the Cooked crust. This would be awesome alone!!

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A CrossFitter’s dream weekend

Oh. my. WOD.I was looking back in my WOD journal and realized I have been the most consistent with my workouts I have ever been for the past 3 months!  I think scheduling days off instead of just winging it has helped a ton; not only that, but my rest days help me mentally and keep me wanting more without feeling burned out.  Speaking of more…

This past Saturday, CrossFit Instinct celebrated the CrossFit Games by doing “2 Girls 1 Guy”.  Here were our WODs:

We started off with the Hero WOD, rested about 20ish minutes, then knocked out Isabel.  As a group, we decided that we didn’t want to break more than 10 minutes and went right into Kelly.  Since this wasn’t a competition and was for fun, many of us did the WODs with partners or broke them down.  I did all 3 with Molly and had so much fun!  I’m not as lazy when someone else is working with me so it’s very beneficial and benefits me mentally and physically.

The beastly crew!

Caught the coaches with some post-WOD drinks haha And Molly showing off her Fit Bodies t!

After this brutal sweatfeast, I got to simmer down in an ice bath.  It was my first time ever in one, so I had no idea what to expect.  I was told the best way to do it was to just get in quick and sink down.  So I did. And it was cold as f*ck.  I felt like I couldn’t breath for about a minute and it was so weird.  After the breathtaking 60 seconds, my body went numb and it felt kind of good.  Since we did this outside, there were plenty of stares from people and a homeless guy was even creeping for a couple of minutes.

surprisingly, the ice bath really helped and I wasn’t sore at all the next day!  It was awesome until later Sunday night I started to get a wee-bit sore.  Needless to say, I would definitely take another ice bath!

Just like old times…except we are much bigger

Watching the CrossFit Games always motivates me and makes me realize how insane all those athletes are.  True freaks of nature.  Repeat champs is always awesome, but all the others that placed were pretty freakin’ sweet and I was happy to see Matt Chan finally placed!  I got to see him at the Arnold this past year and he is one chunk of pure muscle.  I would have liked to see my boyfriend, Graham, place higher but he still rocked it!  Same with all the women; WOW.  They are impressive.  I even put my computer background of a shot of some women before their workout.  Is it weird that I have half-naked beast women on my computer?

After all those WODs, we did what we do best.  Celebrate!  We headed down to Cafe Andiamo to watch more of the Games and sip on some cool drinks.  This was also a goodbye party for one of the [best] coaches at CrossFit Instinct. =(  Matt will really be missed!!!  Of course, everyone had a blast!

This is my new favorite drink- Jeremiah Weed + Diet Mountain Dew + Water = mmmmmm. Thanks to AO, this will be my main choice for the float trip!!

 

Monday morning, I got to wake up and try one of the WODs from the Games

Obviously, the weights were scaled down to us normal people.  I used 95# for the whole thing and stuck with burpee pullups.  This was a effing hard workout, but not too mentally scary since it was only 10 reps of everything.  This was my first time using 95# pounds for thrusters; I hate hate hate thrusters (who doesn’t?!) especially since I feel like they take me forever to move my 5’11” body through the full range of motion.  It was heavy but I did it! As exciting as it was, the WOD made me sore as sh*t and my tricpes and shoulders hurt to touch.  But it hurts so good.

After sweating my @ss off (literally, I was soaked), I was lucky enough to change into dry clothes, just to get them all nice and sweaty before heading into my internship.  When I walked into the double doors, I felt like I had stepped into a freezer.  Apparently, something is broken with the air and it can’t be controlled.  It literally has been 60 degrees in there for the past couple of days.  Usually I’m cold anyway, but everyone was complaining so I know it was truly cold in there.

I even had my North Face on and capris and my lips were still blue (really, I looked dead) and I was shivering.  It was colder than the ice bath!  When I was off, I sat in my car and thawed out.  Yep, it was 97 degrees outside and the inside of my car felt awesome.  If I ever got caught in a real-life situation like in the movie The Grey, I don’t know what I’d do.

Enough complaining.  Time to get ready for the next session of freezing my @ss off.  I hope they fixed it so all my freshly shaved legs don’t grow an inch of hair from my goosebumps.  It’s lovely being a girl.

 

Piccy pics

I’m going to go ahead and pretend it hasn’t been forever since I’ve written on this thing…

Obviously, I’ve been too busy to tell you all about my life, so I’ll sum it up in some pictures!

This was my AMAZING meal that I got at Cafe Andiamo when I went to lunch with my Dad for his birthday.  They have a Paleo-friendly menu; I got the Chipotle Turkey Sliders and some sweet potato chips.  MMMmmmm definitely going back to try more!

Here’s my not-so-Paleo meal that gladly ate while I was in St. Louis for one of my friend’s bachelorette party!  I was a good little cavegirl and didn’t eat the bun, but somehow those homemade chips found their way into my mouth.  So sneaky.

Here’s a group of us CrossFitters out at a club with the bride, Megan, showing off our intoxicated handstands!  Somehow alcohol and CrossFitters always equals handstands and other random movements throughout the night!

 Yes. This is 15.5 ounces of Coconut Oil.  Only $6.99.  Perfect timing because I was out!  I’m going to miss Kroger once I move back home!  Is it weird to get excited about coconut oil?

I know what you’re thinking… this looks like a pile of dog sh*t.  I would have to agree.  If dog sh*t really tasted like these though, I would join my dog, Teddy, out in the yard and scarf down our other dogs doo doo everyday, too!  Ok, besides that, I attempted to make Paleo cookies without any added sugar (honey and so on) and ended up using almond flour, almond butter, apple sauce, carob powder, cinnamon, and an egg.  They were a tad bit dry, but they kept me from driving down to Casey’s and scarfing down some of their cookies or Drumsticks!

Roasted brussels sprouts! Yummmm.  I can’t eat too may at a time though, or else my tummy turns into a rumbling mess and it’s not a good day.

Here’s my dinner that I’ve been eating all week!  Salad with some blueberries, cherry tomatoes, walnuts, and chipotle chicken.  Drizzled of course with my new fav dressing!  Thanks to the cookbook Well Fed, her creamy Italian dressing goes well on everything. Score!

In case you haven’t heard, the CrossFit Games started yesterday and continue this weekend! That means, I will be glued to the live stream alllll weekend.  Saturday, CrossFit Instinct is allowing their members to hang out in the box all day and watch the games.  The catch is that we are doing “2 girls 1 guy’ while watching them!  Get your mind out of the gutter, it’s 2 girl WODs and 1 hero WOD.  Sunday is for sure going to be a rest day!!!

Random story to end on…

There is a young girl who trains where I am interning at and her name is Angel, which is my dog’s name.  During one of the group sessions, I had to voice her name quite often; let’s just say it’s so weird talking to someone with your dog’s name.  What’s even weirder is that when I say ‘Angel’, a human voice responds instead of a wagging tail.  I have to keep myself from petting her head and say ‘sit’….

I think this wins the most boring post of all time, so I apologize!

2 weeks until the CFI float trip.  3 weeks until my internship is over and I move back home with the boy.  Yay!!