Friday, March 22, 2013

Poo Juice

Happy Friday!

I don't know about you guys, but this weekend couldn't come soon enough!

 I've been working my hiney off these last few weeks, and ugh, I am feeling it. I'm not only busy with work and a million (furry) clients and commuting all over Atlanta; but also dealing with my piriformis crap (seeing doctors, chiropractors, doing my own mobility), getting enrolled in school, finishing our taxes (yes, we file them ourselves), coaching at the box, and of course, trying to squeeze in a workout myself when I can.

All of this running around like a crazy person IS paying off though! 

I don't want to say anything yet - but there are going to be some big, exciting, changes coming up for me in the next few months! It's taking every fiber of my being to stay patient! 

I've just been going down my list, checking things off, getting everything in order ... 

And the smile on my face is so big right now, my cheeks hurt!

Okay, so back to reality. Today was a rest day from the gym, so after sleeping in until a glorious 7am, I woke up to make myself an actual breakfast. Of hot, warm food. That didn't come out of a protein shaker or in the shape of a bar. Amazing.

Egg white "oats" whipped up in the microwave, fluffed with a fork, and topped with a tiny bit of Almond Milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Then, I microwaved frozen raspberries for about 45 seconds to create a simple reduction to use as a topping. Alongside my favorite honey roasted fresh ground peanut butter from Whole Foods, it was amazing! Unsweetened coconut flakes just for a little added "crunch".

Then it was off to work, and later off to the vet with my Elliott boy.

It was time for his Rabies vaccination, a heartworm test, and sadly, his anal sacs were due to be expressed. If you don't know what that is, good for you. If you do, it sucks. Elliott has always had a problem with his, so we have to take him in to the vet regularly to have them expressed manually. 

My vet warmly describes it as "getting out the poo juice." 

Speaking of poo ... My husband is on this cleanse, as of this morning.

I think cleanses are a little silly when people try to do them for fat loss. I do think he's been having some other issues, so hopefully this helps him "reset" his system.

Me? I'm just all about eating as cleanly as I can. Some people have amazing will power. I'm working on strengthening mine. Diet is such a long term investment, yet food is such instant gratification, learning to say "no" has been more challenging than hitting PR's at the gym.

 I know I still could be doing a LOT better job. But it's just like the saying goes, I'm getting a little stronger every day. Learning to make smarter choices. Learning to say no to certain foods. Learning what my triggers are. I just purchased The 21-Day Sugar Detox from Diane Sanfillipo. Not that I'm going to do it for 21 day's, but I will definitely be following some of her recipes and eating more of the right kinds of carbs, etc. 

My performance in the gym is not what it used to be (back in Texas), thanks to injuries, lack of support,  and a demanding work schedule, but, I think it has allowed me to instead dial in my nutrition and learn a little bit more about proper mobility and body maintenance. 

I'm sad that I'm not in any kind of CrossFit-shape to be a serious competitor in the Open this year. But, that's what next year is for, right? I think I'll be in a better place in my life in a few months, and I'll be back to my old, happy self. 

I am so ready to be happy again!

Have you ever done a Cleanse?

Do you take your dog to the groomers?

How did you do in 13.3?


  1. i've never done a cleanse, but after talking to my mom today (she had a colonoscopy), i honestly don't know why anyone would want to do a cleanse! lol!
    i have 2 boxers, so they don't need the groomers, but they have lots of allergies so i feel like i'm always at the vet!
    at 35wks pregnant, i'm weirdly jealous of anyone able to even attempt 13.3, but i look like i'm carrying a med ball around in my shirt lol!

    1. Aww, you'll have the opportunity to do CrossFit for the rest of your life! No worries :) Hope the rest of the pregnancy is going well!

  2. K, I know what I'm having tomorrow. Those egg white oats look delicious! Good for you and your exciting news. Every person deserved to be happy :-) I got 240 reps and a 7:30 Karen so I'm happy. My new goal is to get a muscle-up.. being on those rings were fun!!

    1. Obviously... I mean deserveS*** to be happy and being on those rings was*** fun!! Big pet peeve

    2. Such a great score, way to go!

  3. What brand of maple syrup do you use on your pancakes?

    1. Traci, I use a sugar-free maple syrup or coconut nectar.

  4. I've tried cleanses - they depress me.

    My short-haired cutie patooties don't require grooming - though one of them requires weekly defurminating (it really works!). The nooses at the groomers scare me. I do periodically give the cat a mohawk. (It's totally easy to express anal sacs but you do need a latex glove)

    No 13.3 for me but I have 13.1 (half marathon) coming up in June and am thinking about doing the Dopey in January 2014: 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon in 3 days

  5. I've never done a cleanse, but Hubby swears by them every few years to "reset".

    I completely BOMBED 13.3. And by bombed, I mean I was training muscle ups the day before and then never got through the wall balls ... FAIL!

    The last time we took my dog to the groomer she put the brakes on going in, so now we just groom her ourselves. She loves bath time at home!

    1. I wish we could groom Elliott at home, but he's too much of a wiggle wart, and honestly, Papillions kind of need a fancy hair cut ... ;)

      Are you planning on trying it again, 13.3?

    2. I'm not going to do 13.3 again. The first attempt was painful enough and now my quads are S-ore!

  6. Your cheek bones are to DIE FOR. Literally.

    I'm toying around with the 21 day sugar detox as well! It's both harder and easier than I'd imagined. That makes no sense, but it's true. This is the closest to a 'detox' I'd like to get.

    I'm hitting 13.3 tomorrow. I would love to at least get to a muscle up attempt. If I actually GET a muscle up I am sure I'll pee on myself.

    1. You are so sweet! I call them my man cheeks. I'm rather fond of my square jaw ;)

      Good luck on 13.3!

  7. I'm clearly late-coming, but I'm excited for your excitement! Eliot is so cute :) I groom my dog, Boomer, myself. It's not perfect, but now matter what I do she's the cutest pup :) Good luck! Keep hustling!

  8. Easy to express the anal glands yourself. I have 4 dogs and don't ask the vet to do it. Just some disposable gloves and some wipes or paper towels are needed, I wasn't sure about doing it myself at fist, but now its easy, same with clipping nails.

  9. i totally agree with you about cleanses. i don't think they should be used as crash diets, but can definitely have benefits for a "reset." i'd love to try a sugar detox but i don't think my willpower/self-control is there yet (all the more reason i need one, ha!).

    alsooo, your abs are insane, girl!