Category Archives: Good Eats

Grogan’s Mill Farmer’s Market

This past Saturday I was on my way to get my run in when something caught my eye. It was green and shiny and read “Farmer’s Market”. WHAT?! We have a Farmer’s Market around here? How did I not know this?!

Of course, this meant I had to change my route and check it out! HA…that rhymed! Ok, moving on…The market isn’t as big as the well established ones I’ve been to, but I can see it getting to that point if there is enough business.

Even though it was small, they covered almost all of the bases from fruits and vegetables…

to pastured and grass-fed beef…

and local honey…

as well as local olive oil!

I had to peel myself away because I didn’t want the food sitting my car while I ran, but I did go back after I finished and picked up some goodies!

I bought some Pecan Walnut Cinnamon Butter that seems more like a drizzle but is still very very tasty!

Now that I know where this place is, I will make sure to take a cooler and pick up some of the beef and farm eggs! I’ve been wanting a farmer’s market close to us but the only one I knew of was on Thursdays and I just never could make it in time. Keeping my fingers crossed that they become permanent!

Spring Has Sprung!

This weekend was absolutely beautiful! It was a little warm (got up in the high 80’s) but the skies were clear blue and the sun was full in all its glory.

What did you do this weekend? Anything fun?

I started the weekend off with a run on Saturday morning. I love running the trails in The Woodlands. The scenery is always beautiful and well maintained. I ran in to my old Running Coach, Liz, before hand. It was great to see her again!

This was the first time I ran the whole thing. That was 3.3 miles non-stop! Previously, the furthest I ran was 2 miles. Of course, I did stop and walk when going over the crosswalks (2 of them) but it wasn’t very long. That put a positive start to the whole weekend. My race is coming up soon where my goal is run the whole thing. I was starting to doubt that I’d make it, but I think I may be in pretty good shape now!

I went to the Town Market area and walked around for a bit more. The weather was too beautiful to go home and sit around. I visited Tiffany’s to dream!

It’s all so sparkly! Well, until you get it out of the store! Gotta love the lighting. Since I was feeling pretty good about having reached my 30 days sugar free and doing well on my gluten free diet, I bought myself a new watch as a reward.

Now, there is also an ulterior motive in that my CrossFit Coach is leaving me (moving to Austin) and I’ve decided to try and do my workouts on my own. Since it’s too much of a hassle to mess with my phone (except for tabata timers), I thought a big screen watch with a timer would work well. We’ll give it a shot anyway!

Later on, my hubster and I met at Buca di Bepo for dinner where I had their chopped salad. I gotta say…this is probably one of my favorite salads ever….ever.

mmm…doesn’t that make you drool?! I also had an Italian sausage to go with it. After the day was over I could tell I had way too much salt though. Hello puffy hands! Saturday was almost a perfect day!

Sunday consisted of going to Church, lunch, driving around looking at skid steers, and reading. I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend.

What is your idea of a perfect weekend?

Where’s Michelle?

Strength:
Deadlifts
3(135#)x 3(185#)x 3(205#)x 3(205#)

 

WOD:
5 Rounds
3 Mins:
200 Meter Weighted Run (15# Kettlebell)
As many reps as possible of Clean & Jerk (65#, Rx)

 

Round 1 (10), 2 (10), 3 (9), 4 (9), 5(10)

 

My groin was still a bit sore and I could feel it during the run! I tried to follow the Pose method during my run but I think it fell apart quickly. It was hard to increase my speed. Therefore, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve killed my “fast” muscles!

 

The workout went ok. I didn’t feel very strong during the deadlift, but the clean and jerks weren’t too heavy. It took me 1+ minutes to do the run, so I only had about 1 1/2 minutes to do my cleans. Not very happy with the low numbers, but at least I was consistent!

 

Tonight’s meal was Beef Stir Fry and I have to say it was quite yummy!

 

 

Some evil person brought Halloween candy to work ALREADY! Don’t they know most of us are trying to eat healthy? Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s Chocolate Bars, Kit Kats, Snickers….mmmmmm…chocolate!

AMRAP It Up!

WOD:
15 Minute AMRAP
10 Wallballs (16#)
10 Toes to Bar (mod to Knees to Chest)
10 Box Jumps (Short Box)
6.20 (6 complete rounds and all but box jumps into 7th (20 reps))

Felt great doing today’s workout. I was able to do all wallballs with the 16# ball without too much pain. Don’t get me wrong, it was tough but doable. My hands ripped again doing the Knees to Chest but not nearly as bad as yesterday or the time before. I tried my best to just hook my hands so I didn’t tear them, but it’s harder than it appears! The box jumps were slow, but not too bad. Glad I’m able to do them now without having to modify down to step ups.

I got my order of Eatology in today. Some of the boxes were broken. One had to be thrown away because it was busted too much. They were packed very well (Styrofoam and bubble wrap) and the outer box didn’t look too damaged (was dropped on one corner) so I’m not sure what happened there. I’m not upset, just surprised. Had to throw away the meatloaf…too bad! hahaha

Tonight I ate the Chicken Creole. It wasn’t bad. It wasn’t very spicy, which in my head a Creole should be. It was a little bland, but not overly so. Of course, it was much better than Lean Cuisine! ┬áPlus, it had okra, cabbage, and other veggies I’m not a fan of and I was able to eat them without getting grossed out!

 

I’ve found a race challenge I would LOVE to do. Who wouldn’t want to race in Italy? The pricing is a bit much so I’ll have to save up. Anyone want to join me?!

Fight Gone Bad Redeux

Yep yep!! It was Fight Gone Bad again. My score last time was 182. This time around my score was 164…so….that went down. However, I went up on weight on all of lifts.

Wallball 16#, up from 8#
Sumo Deadlift High Pull 45# up from 35#
Push Press 45# up from 35#
Box Jumps 20″ step ups up from 14″ step ups

Plus, add in the fact that it was boiling and I’m at my lowest breathing point (150 on the peak flow meter, lowest before last dilation too). So, I’m going to take it as an even move. We also have a rowing machine now!! Stoked about that. ┬áThankfully, I wasn’t as tired/drained today as I was Thursday.

Here’s the breakdown:

This weekend I bought some Vibram Five Fingers. It takes me about 30 minutes to put them on because my little toes never want to cooperate! I bought these because they supposedly help keep blisters from forming, if they fit correctly. I’ll give them a trial run on Saturday to see how they feel. Once I get them on they are actually pretty comfortable, yet odd looking! Yep…I went with pink…why not?

My eating has been very good this past week. Today was day 8 of no artificial sweeteners, sugar, grains or “white” foods. Mike is doing it with me this time, which seems to help me stick to it more. I don’t think he’s that big of a fan but he’s still hanging in there!

I’ve been happy with my food options available at the local HEB lately. So glad they’re starting to carry more nitrate free/free range/grass fed/organic foods!

Mmmmm….green beans, sausage and kraut!

Sunday was also weigh in day. When I weighed in after my vacation I was up to 206#. Eeek!! I weighed in yesterday at 201.4! Down 4.6#…in one week. Granted a lot of that was probably water weight from cutting out some of the foods, but I’m quite excited about it! We’ll see what this Sunday brings. I bought myself the Wow: Worship CD as a reward. This week if I reach my weight loss goal (1.5#) I get to buy a book!

How are you doing in your fitness journey?