Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I'm Getting Old

I'm getting old. Like, I'm really getting old. 

So, to help my shoulder, the PT I've been working with suggested I just stay the heck out of the gym for about a week. I was starting to get all sorts of other weird pains in my elbow and ankles, because I was over-compensating for my shoulder.

I have the joints of a 60 year old. 

I didn't veg around on the couch for a week as much as I wanted to in a sad depression (not only was I injured, I had my 28th birthday last week), I walked, and worked on home renovation projects, and organized the attic, and played tennis with the dogs, and did some soft tissue work and hit a ROMWOD or two. I also really decided to clean up my diet and take my personal meal planning more seriously. 

So yay, yesterday was Monday. Time to get back into the gym .... for the first time in a week, my shoulder was 95% pain free. I modify everything still, but I incorporated a tiny bit of overhead stability work with light dumb bells and bands. Man, lemme tell yah, that crap is boring. But it's necessary. It's progress, more importantly. 

I felt like bambi. Nothing on my body wanted to work. I had to squat heavy - THAT WAS LAUGHABLE. I couldn't get past 90% on my back squat. And then I had to do a grueling EMOM at 80%. I literally thought I might be dying. 

I'm sore this morning. Not just my legs, but my entire core. My abs, my obliques. I didn't do a single sit up. I just squatted some heavy weights. That's real core work. 

One day closer to a healthy shoulder! Many more squats in my future.

I may not be able to use my shoulders, but luckily a lot of you still can! One of my clients got a massive PR on dips - no more bands!

Monday, August 24, 2015

10 Freakin' Weekend Things

It's Monday. Womp womp. Let's relive the weekend instead. 

1. I have definitely brought back my Creamy Dreamy Proatmeal! I have two cartons of egg-whites in my fridge for all of the protein I could dream of. Essentially, you make your normal oatmeal, then stir in 1/3 to 1/2 cup of pasteurized egg whites to your bowl, and boom! Genius. Duh. 

2. The success of my nutrition clients never ceases to amaze me. Sundays and Monday mornings are my favorite, because the progress pictures come rolling in and the measurements right behind them. I love knowing that the inches are going down - but the pictures just speak for themselves. 

3. I was rummaging through some boxes that are still not unpacked from the move, and I found my paints! I definitely need to make more time for this in my life.

4. We are currently in the process of building a master bathroom. I know, my fiancĂ© is a saint. But, I'm already day dreaming about the million other projects we have for this house. One, being the front porch. I sit out here every morning with my coffee, and my Pinterest is filling up with country/farmhouse porch ideas faster than my friends and I can drink a bottle of wine .. 

5. Which, is really fast. 
Wine tasting on Saturday with these fabulous ladies. 

6. My Qalo rings arrived. They're wonderful. I can't wait to train in them. I ordered the "sand" and the  "teal" colors - they're lovely. I am still waiting on my James Allen engagement ring to be resized. *uber sad face* Don't worry, I'll be blowing up your newsfeed when that rock is back on my finger.

7. I signed up for StitchFix. My first box arrives on September 3. Here's to hoping my stylist gets me. And my thunder thighs.

8. I met one of our neighbors for the first time! Isn't she adorable?

8. It's coming along! I am 50 shades of obsessed with this blue.

9. My hair is long and blonde. <3 And my gross bangs are growing out into something I can sweep to the side. I don't know why I try to go back to being a brunette. Please guys - STOP ME from doing it anymore. *gross face*

10. We are really playing around with the idea of having a backyard wedding. It's always been a dream of mine, and we have more than enough property and parking space to handle a lot of guests. We even have a neat old barn! And a beautiful tree to get married under. 

A lot to think about. In the meantime, we're getting our engagement photos taken on September 9th. 
Can't wait! 

Friday, August 21, 2015

28 Numbers

I always do this. Because I just love milestones. They are an awesome opportunity for reflection. And it's always fun to look back on posts like this. I enjoyed reading my post from my 27th birthday

In honor of my 28 years on this incredible Earth, I've decided to honor the numbers of my life. 

One - the number of children I want to have, one day.

Two - the number of cups of coffee I had this morning.

Three - the number of dogs I'd like to have.

Four - the number of drinks I had for my birthday yesterday. Two glasses of wine and two Jameson and Gingers.

Five - the number of hours I used to commute one way (for almost 8 months) to see Travis while we were dating long distance.

Six - the number of countries I've visited and or/lived in outside the United States.

Seven - the number of professional certifications I have in my field of fitness and nutrition

Eight - the number of kisses Elliott has given me already this morning.

Nine - the number of times I've had to fish his toy out from under the couch already this morning.

Ten - the total number of shorts I just got rid of because they don't fit anymore. Damn these thunder thighs.

Eleven - the number of dresses I tried on in one store that didn't fit.

Twelve - the hour in which I always try to fall asleep by.

Thirteen - hours I used to drive from Oregon to California when I was younger to visit my family.

Fourteen - hundred dollars I spent on my first car, an old, red Volkswagen Jetta. She had awesome Hawaiian flower seat covers.

Fifteen - hundred dollars I spent shipping my Subaru from Oregon to Pennsylvania. I bought the car in Oregon because I wanted to plan a road trip across the country. I bought a plane ticket instead and shipped the car. 

Sixteen - The number of Lululemon bras I own.

Seventeen - how old I was when I I moved out of the house, out on my own.

Eighteen - the number addresses I've had in my lifetime. I move a lot.

Nineteen - CrossFit gyms I've dropped in to/trained at.

Twenty - minutes I like to soak in an Epsom salt bath after hard days of training. 

Twenty One - the year I started running. I gave up smoking cigarettes and decided I needed to get my shit life together. I could barely run for a minute without stopping and wheezing. 

Twenty Two - how old I was when I got married the first time

Twenty Three - how old I was when I started CrossFit. 

Twenty Four - times a day I think about how handsome my fiancĂ© is. 

Twenty Five - the number of races I've run, from 5k's to Half Marathons. 

Twenty Six - how old I was when I competed as an Individual at CrossFit Regionals. 

Twenty Seven - pounds I've put on my clean and jerk in one year. 

Twenty Eight - days I've been resting my shoulder. Hoping for a speedy recovery.