Monday, October 8, 2012

Columbus Day and Other Musings

Happy Columbus Day!

Normally I'm not one much for Columbus Day, but I realized that the Sliced Herb Turkey (Low Salt) that I bought at Costco yesterday was Columbus brand I figured, why not? Having 4oz of it in my salad for lunch, and it's super tasty! Now that it's fall, it is truly starting to feel like fall here. We may actually be below the 90* mark sometime this week. This morning we even had the windows down on our way to work. Gorgeous weather! I love this time of year! It's bike riding weather for sure. Now that just makes me giddy with excitement! Maybe I'll ride to work here soon.

So I haven't had a monthly wrap up here in a while because I was off the wagon for so long, that I didn't feel like I wanted to crunch the numbers. The truth of it was that I gained back the 10 pounds that took me so long to lose. But I'm back on the wagon, and eating right and doing my best to work out. Right now my husband is a part of this men's group on Sunday nights, and it's killing me and my ability to wake up early enough for CrossFit. He gets home around 10 and we end up going to bed an hour later. It's a rough trade off. But I need sleep and I can't get up at 5 when I'm drifting off to sleep at 11:30, so my workouts for now are going to roll to the evenings for Monday. I actually made a Pinkie Swear to my friend that I'm working out tonight. Burpees in honor of my friend Erica!

I have been mulling things over, and I think I am going to restart my workout counter. With the time I lost in August and September, I feel like just continuing the count wouldn't honor what I set out to do. So even though I restarted already, I am restarting the count today. I made a promise to be as honest as possible, and I want to honor that. There is no shame in starting over. There is no shame in failure. There is only shame in not rising again. There are so many words of wisdom regarding determination and perseverance. One of my favorites is the first half of Proverbs 24:16 "The righteous fall seven times and rises again...." It's not whether or not you fall, because we all fall. It's whether or not you get back up. That's the game changer. I can't tell you how many times I fall, I'm clumsy that way. But I am not ready to give up. Not today.

8 rounds, 2 rounds of each: Push ups, sit ups, air squats, high knees for a total of 144 reps!


Breakfast: Premier Nutrition Protein Shake, Vanilla. (I just found out that they sell strawberry flavor from their website, I might have to bust out and buy some.)
1 oz Dry Roasted Almonds

Lunch: 3 cups of organic baby spinach, 4 oz Herb Roasted Turkey Breast, sliced. 3TBS Light Ranch Dressing, 2 Precious Stringsters All Natural Cheese Sticks, Perrier.

Snack: Premier Nutrition Protein Shake, Vanilla.

Dinner: 6oz Tiger prawns, 1TBS Olive Oil, 3Cups Organic baby spinach, 3oz mini sweet peppers, 3TBS Light Ranch Dressing, more water. UPDATE: Realized I was low on my calorie count and went with 9oz of the prawns.

I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday! I am excited about some topics for this week including technology, Tabatas, and I would be happy to tackle any of your suggestions, just leave them in the comments. See you all tomorrow!



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