This Is Why I Love Pinterest

So I just learned an important lesson!  Don’t simultaneously update your WordPress page on your laptop and  on your iPad. Why?  Grrr!!!  I finished my original post on my laptop.  Then I went to my iPad to upload pictures because my laptop is acting weird and shuts down when I load images on safari.  Anyway, the saved version on my iPad WAS NOT complete— I saved the wrong version and now I have to start over.  Grrr!!  Not Happy!

Okay– now I’m trying to move my emotions from disgusted and annoyed to excitement about dinner again. Br….eeeee..aaaaathhhh….

I was excited because I found another nutritious and tasty recipe on Pinterest.  The past few months I have pinned a few delicious and interesting recipes on my “healthy eating” board.  Who needs cookbooks anymore when you can use your cell phone to find recipes right in the store aisle, buy the ingredients, take them home, and whip together a healthy meal.

Thanks to The Pioneer Woman on Pinterest, tonight I stuffed my face with Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale!  Why didn’t someone tell me about spaghetti squash?  I feel like I’ve been missing out in life.  Geez!  The dish was da bomb! Like I was sucking the juice from the kale from the bottom of the bowl.  B’Dazzle came down stairs, spotted me and asked, “Is it good?”  I felt kinda silly doing exactly what I tell him not to do– put the bowl to the mouth and soup the remains out.  Haa!  Haa!!  Oh well, mom has her weak moments too.

I ate my spaghetti squash with boneless skinless chicken breast.  Tomorrow when I eat the leftovers, I’m going to toss in some steamed jumbo spicy shrimp.  The texture of the spaghetti squash is like thin spaghetti.  The flavor is mild so you can have fun with the dish and add all kinds of flavorful food items.  Mmm…

Six months from now, I will be confidently  strutting across a stage in a blinged out two-piece, displaying my months of hard work and sacrifice.  Meanwhile, I am trying to keep my meals interesting.   Or course I had to check out the nutritional facts. Wikipedia reports the following:

  • The spaghetti squash is an oblong seed-bearing variety of winter squash. The fruit can range either from ivory to yellow or orange in color. The orange varieties have a higher carotene content. Its center contains many large seeds.
  • Nutrition Facts
    Spaghetti squashSpaghetti squash

    Amount Per 100 grams1 cup, cubes (101 g)1 cup, cubes (101 g)

    Calories 31
  • % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 0.6 g 0%
    Saturated fat 0.1 g 0%
    Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
    Monounsaturated fat 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
    Sodium 17 mg 0%
    Potassium 109 mg 3%
    Total Carbohydrate 7 g 2%
    Dietary fiber 1.5 g 6%
    Sugar 2.8 g
    Protein 0.6 g 1%
    Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 3%
    Calcium 2% Iron 1%
    Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 5%
    Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 3%
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

     

    If you’re looking to add a new dish to your meal cycle, give this a try; you cannot go wrong with this. I enjoyed it and would like to know what you think about it.

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This just came out of the oven. I pulled it from the skin with a fork as per the recipe instructions.

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All “Barbara’s” Are Not The Same

WOD:   “BARBARA”

5 Rounds

20 Pull ups
30 Push ups
40 Sit ups
50 Air Squats

My long time and best friend of 38 years name is Barbara.  She is much kinder than this Barbara!  I was so tired at the end of the workout, that I forgot to record my time.  Do the math!

* 100 pull ups, 150 push ups, 200 sit ups, and 250 squats *

My estimated time: Around 42 minutes

Today’s class was large and full of energy; it was challenging, but it felt like a party!  LOL!  Laughter, moans, groans, grunts, and encouragement from all.  You really have to try CrossFit before you judge it and think that you can’t do it.  Trust me, YOU CAN!

Enjoy your weekend!


Better Than A Cup Of Coffee

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WOD:  “Titus”

10 Min AMRAP

5 Thrusters (155/115)

5 Burpee Over The Bar  *Score total reps

3 Min Rest/Transition

SWOD:  3 RDS

6 Turkish Get up (3L/3R)

Then Do:  5 RDS:

5 Strict Toes To Bar (3 Sec. up/down)

10 Strict V-Ups (3 Sec. up/down)

Working out at 9:30 a.m. on a weekday morning  was invigorating!  Oh how I miss it!   When the instructor asked for feedback about the WOD, I said that, “it was better than a cup of coffee.”

True, I’m getting stronger, but 115 pound thrusters for the women?  Nope.  I don’t think so!  LOL!!  I worked hard lifting at 75 pounds because I’m still perfecting my form.  I like to remind myself that form is more important than trying to impress others with heavier weights.  In due time, the heavier weights will come.   With a competition six months away, this is not the time for an injury.  My score:  20 (in 10 minutes).

The Turkish Get ups are difficult and require good focus.  I left a puddle of sweat on the floor, but I did them well;  consistently and methodically.  Yay!!  It’s hard to imagine that back in July, I could barely do one Turkish Get up.  That is one of the amazing benefits of CrossFit.  If you stick with it, you will see results.

No matter how hard, you push and push until you think you have nothing left.  Then… push some more!


Thursday’s WOD

I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It’s a voice of pain and victory.

Anthony Hamilton


 

September 5, 2013 WOD

Warm Up: 400M Run
Mobility: 6 Mins


SWOD:
5 Min EMOM of Clean Complex

Power Clean (BK) + Squat Clean (Hip) + Squat Clean (Hang) + Squat Clean (BK) – *Empty Bar or PVC

5 MIN To Warm To (Correct Weight)
OTM For 12 Min – 1 Clean + Jerk + Burpees At Smooth Pace Until 30 Sec Mark


WOD:
3 Rounds of (Hell)* – These are my words

10 Burpees
200 M Run
20 Squat Clean @ 95/65 RX Int. 75/55
10 Burpees OVER the bar

Rest 3 Min
(20 Min Cap)

 

There is something to be said about perseverance!  Anyone who does CrossFit, if they are honest, will tell you that some days you want to quit the WOD.  But the beast within you pushes you to keep going.

You pause.

You grunt.

You Curse.

Then you go back to the WOD.  Today was one of those days.  Call me crazy, but I loved every minute of it!!  LOL!

I gotta go.  Tomorrow morning I have to get up at 5 a.m.  I should have already be asleep, but I had to post this.

TTYL.


“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of a dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” – John Kennedy

It is beautiful outside, so I must get a run in today.  I’m headed out now, and hope that you can get a walk or run in today too.  🙂

Happy Sunday!

Physical fitnes…