Week 3 of 90 Miles in 90 Days

thrustersThis week was busy, so getting the miles in was tough. I might have used the grocery store for some of it, and walked around it a few times. I got to CrossFit 2 times and did fun things like  rowing, pull-ups, kettlebell swings, thrusters and burpees. I notice that my energy is coming back, I am in a better mood for longer and I am fucking sore as shit. No mincing words here people! I did 40lbs for the thruster WOD and I am still feeling it. But I am looking forward to what this week brings. Baby steps y’all. (Yup I just said ya’ll!!!)

Food has been a little more miss than hit. A bit too much mac and cheese, not enough veggies. Already rectifying this, so no worries. I got the Thug Kitchen cookbook for Christmas, so I am making one of the recipes this week. I love that the cookbook curses at me. Makes me giggle 🙂

That’s it! One day at a time, trying to be consistent!!

CrossFit!

wp-1452140291807.jpgHey hey! I finally stopped being scared and got my ass to CrossFit this morning! Considering I spent the fall sitting and editing pictures and not working out, my body was not used to being tested and my conditioning was hard to find. But I was there, I kept up with the others and I didn’t die!!

I have to say my eating has been a lot better this week and I am fucking proud of myself for it! There has been temptation and I have ignored it. I pre-made food for the week and I am loving it! The pre-made meals mean I have time to do my photography work and workout, which is what I wanted in the first place.

And to cap everything off, I went for my mile walk this afternoon in the rain because I didn’t want to lose a day on my 90 miles in 90 days. At the start of the walk I felt the inclination to jog, but I reigned it in because I had done crossfit this morning and I didn’t want to kill myself.

Hopefully tomorrow won’t be super sucky for my body, but uh, it probably will be.

90 Miles in 90 Days Session 8

wp-1451877994274.jpgYup, I am doing it again. I made the decision on the very last day to sign p at 11:50pm. Nothing like time running out and feeling tired of not moving my ass to make me sign up for something I thought I wouldn’t do again. This is going to be walking with the hope that by February I might take a stab of light jogging. Guys, my conditioning is nonexistent. It’s crazy!! My thighs are sore from walking! I am humbled and just moving on. Tomorrow: I return to Crossfit and I am just going to do what I can, I have no illusions of what I can do. But it’s ok. I have mini-goals. Like not being winded as much in 3 weeks.wp-1451877981903.png
Anyhoo, I have been recording what I am eating, but it hasn’t been enough and I am aware. I have gone through my new cookbook Thug Kitchen, and I plan on making some delicious food tomorrow. I might even take pictures, who knows? I might have a new recipe review? WHAT! Yup. Soak it in people, soak it in.

P.S. My name on My Fitness Pal is Xine_23 in case you want to track food with me. I am a riveting person to watch eat 😉

 

Checking In

So I reactivated my online food diary at My Fitness Pal {I cannot believe I remember the password! Go brain!!} and logged my food today. Go me!! Today the cabinets were cleaned out, so there was nothing to eat but real food.

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I also made a turkey shepherds pie, which is more than I normally do. Tomorrow: I make my egg casserole for breakfasts!!

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New goal, after looking at today’s breakdown of food: eat more protein!

Monday: working out is going to happen. For reals.

And if you want to see my first blog on my photography website about me being a dork, you can find it here.

Merry Christmas!

535142_934285263325227_7273280018365828443_nSo, I haven’t written here since August. Looking back, I have to say that 2015 was rough mentally on me for food and exercise. I haven’t been working out. I have had a lot of amazing opportunities this year with photography and it has kept me busy and exhausted. Working at 4:30am and then doing a ton of photography stuff after has left me drained. It’s not meant to be an excuse, I recognize that I could be working out and I have made the choice not to.

I feel like I am coming out of the tunnel from 2015, I am seeing things clearly. I miss eating clean and working out but I need balance. 2014 it was a huge focus and took up a ton of time. I need to be invested to a point, but not to the point where it is all I do or think about.

I need to accountable for this stuff, so my one goal for 2016 is to blog here with what I am eating and if I worked out. That’s it. I encourage my readers to comment if I haven’t written here in 3 or 4 days. Call me out.

In other news, my photography is growing and going in an exciting direction! Check out my new website, it’s kind of gorgeous: http://cwrightphotohouston.com

Constipated

have-you-seen-the-new-movie-constipated-pun-dogReally? I am naming my blog post “constipated”?? Yeah, this weekend kind of sucked. I woke up Saturday with a pained belly and the inability to poop. It was from out of nowhere! I have never been constipated in my life, so I was kind of shell shocked. And in mild pain. I tried to think–what had I eaten to bring this on? Nothing out of the ordinary! I am still eating tons of veggies and protein and my water intake has increased since it has been so hot. I didn’t want to aggravate the situation so I basically ate applesauce, fig newtons (like 2), protein shakes and spinach salads over the weekend. As of last night things started getting better and it has followed to this morning. I am hopeful that with an increase in fruit intake and more working out this week, everything will kind of work itself out.

In other news, I have been to crossfit 3 times a week two weeks in a row and I have been walking like a cowboy ever since! It’s funny how I forgot how to walk after doing tons of wall balls and thrusters. This week I plan on going 4 times, but it all depends how much my body hurts {in a bad way}. I always listen and never push anymore!

I see my nutritionist tomorrow and I am hoping it’s another good visit. We shall see!

Summer = Hibernation

its-too-hotIt’s odd that I would have a title like this, but I need to express how fucking hot it has been here in Texas this summer. We went an entire month {after the flooding} without rain. The temperature climbed to over 100 degrees plus the humidex, meaning each day felt like it was 115 degrees. It has been brutal. I would be lying if I said that I still worked out consistently and just adapted to the heat. I have been inconsistent. I have been working a lot of early mornings and working out anytime after 9am is just too hot for me, so I have been hibernating in the air conditioning. It has just been in the past two weeks where I have been back to crossfit three times a week, and boy have I been sore!! I did a WOD Friday where it was a 25 AMRAP of 200m run, 40 wall balls, 200m run, 20 kb swings, 200m run and 10 burpees. I did 2 rounds. When I say that I had trouble sitting to pee, it was no joke. I am hoping that by this week my body might be protesting so badly.

Eating has been pretty good, until Robert’s birthday hit last weekend. I ate so poorly I felt nauseated for a full day and barely ate. In the past I have felt bloated and gross but never so bad that I entirely lost my appetite. I said to my husband that for the future I don’t mind the extra work, but from here on out we make dinner and host people for birthday’s–no more eating out. I have said in the past it’s hard for me, but now it’s getting physically impossible for me.

In other news, I have lost 15lbs of fat since starting working the nutritionist, which is great. I am also mixing it up in the kitchen more, especially since coming back from New York City. I was inspired there on the food tour, and now I am playing with different dishes, while keeping the fat low and the protein high.

I am hoping with this “cold front” that we are having this week, it might stick around a bit and that I will be able to workout more, as I will have the flexibility to do so. If the temps do go back up, I will hibernate until things drop a little. And if I lose weight slower because of this, I am ok with that.