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Summer Sausage

This weekend I had 6 miles scheduled for race training. The walk went really well. In fact, I finished a 5K in 49:38, which was the fastest so far. Unfortunately, my blisters started coming back. However, I think I’ve figured out why I keep getting them. My shoes do not allow my feet to breathe, which causes them to sweat quite a bit. When my feet get sweaty, they get soft, which I think then leads to the blisters. So…I need to either find shoes that allow better airflow or better wicking socks.

The weather was about 80 but absolutely gorgeous. It got a little warm but when the breeze started blowing, it was much better! So, I have a confession to make. Last night I had several drinks that I shouldn’t have. I also had too much salt. That mixed together with a long walk meant trouble for my hands. My hands and feet got so swollen that my fingers looked like little summer sausages! Thankfully, after drinking a couple of bottles of water they went back to normal.

I also made sure to weigh back in earlier to get the numbers from the bottom part of the scale. I left my camera at work, so I haven’t been able to do my progress picture update either, but I will tomorrow.

My body fat weight went down 4.4 lbs woohoo!! My body fat percentage also went down by 1.1 percent. I’m happy with those numbers. This month I’m going to try to be as strict as I was the first month to hopefully get below 200lbs. I also want to be down to at least 180 by the time I go babysit my nephews in November. So, I better get moving! I have 9 months to lose 30lbs. If I lose about 3.5lbs a month between now and then I should make it with no problem. However, if I lose 5.5lbs a month between now and then I’ll have reached my long term goal of 160!

Wish me luck!

Motivational Tools

Today was supposed to be an 8 mile walk/run day but it looked like it was going to rain so I decided to put my workout off until tomorrow. I started the day with a haircut, which was badly needed. Then I headed to The Woodlands’ Market Street. When I got there, I noticed a small shop called The Cupcakery. Uh oh…Yep I gave in.

Bad Tammy…I know…and unfortunately, it wasn’t at all worth it. It was dry and tasted like a cupcake bought at Krogers. It was a fun little place though.

I did very well in my first month of eating Paleo and lost 12 pounds. Unfortunately, I’ve lost a little motivation to stay away from all unapproved foods because I had made my 30 day mark. Needless to say, my eating poorly 1 day a week for the past 3 weeks has led me to making poorer and poorer food choices. So, I decided to find another motivational tool. I found this adorable dress that is my goal size (final size).

Isn’t it beautiful!! I have big plans for this dress when I can fit into it. Now, I just have to figure out where I’ll wear it to! Tomorrow I’ll begin eating strict Paleo again. Time to get my eating back under control. I’ve let myself down, especially when I see the trend getting worse again. There’s a reason I was 250lbs at one time.

Oh, That’s Not So Bad

Shane was out of town today so Scott took over our class for the night. I was a bit nervous because I hadn’t worked out with Scott before and he seems much more intense than Shane, being that he’s a police officer I can see where that intensity comes from. Michelle and I walked in and saw the WOD was 10 rounds of 15 Front Squats and Push Ups. I said “oh, that doesn’t look so bad.” Well, I should have just kept my mouth shut.

The strength portion was Deadlifts. I was excited to see that because I’ve been wanting to do them again. This time I got up to 115#s when Scott called it quits. I think I may have been able to go up one more time, but that was probably it. We’ll find out next time!

I started the front squats with the 45# bar. It started getting heavy during round 2 and I was having some issues keeping my elbows up high enough to shelf the bar so Scott switched out the bar for the 35# bar. That was a little upsetting, but I’ll get there. We were supposed to squat down to the medicine ball, which I did fine for the first 5 rounds but then started squatting low but I didn’t feel the medicine ball so I wasn’t squatting low enough. In hindsight, I should have slowed down and made sure I touched the ball but I felt like I was getting pretty low. Scott didn’t gripe at me, so hopefully that means I was getting low enough. I started the push ups doing “competition style” push ups (go to the ground, lift your hands, and push back up) but after 2 or 3 rounds, I was getting sloppy with getting back up so I started doing modified push ups. I ended up finishing in 22:30.

Source: crossfittroy.com

After we were done we spent 5 minutes doing ab work. OMG…that was tough. 5 minutes doesn’t sound like a lot, but it kills when you don’t have but a couple of breaks. Alaina, Michelle, and I stayed a little longer afterward to work on pull ups. Michelle almost got a full kipping pull up! I tried just a normal pull up with the black band (strongest band) but I couldn’t get very high. Of course, I don’t think I moved much at all!! Needless to say, it was very humbling.

So….I’ve come up with some new goals. Goal for February: Run a mile. I want to be able to run well during our WODs and I think if I could run a mile at about a 13-14 minute mile (at least) then I’d be able to do better on the running WODs. Goal for March: Do 1 pull up with the black band. Goal for April: Be able to do a handstand for 1 minute. Goal for May: Do 10 regulation push ups in a row. More goals to come!

Where oh where have you been?

This past month has been a little crazy. I had plans of getting my February blocks done and shipped out the first week for my online quilting bee, but that didn’t happen. In fact, I still haven’t done them. Ergh. I’ve been sick for the past week, which is not an excuse for the other 2 weeks.

Sorry for not having more posts in the last month. My goal for March is to have at least 10 posts. I will be going on vacation 1 week in March, so I think 10 is a safe number! Sweet P introduced me to a new quilt that I may have to try out…so cute! Love the stockings.

Happy Quilting All!

Do you know what today is?

That’s right!! It’s the Friday Night Sew In!! Have you signed up? No? What are you waiting for?

My goal for tonight is to finish squaring up Alaina’s baby quilt then complete the binding. I have to admit something. I don’t like binding quilts so I typically drag my feet when it comes to this part. I feel better now that I got that off my chest! Tonight I’m going to try the machine binding that Red Pepper Quilts discusses. Her link is also on my links and resources page. I’m very curious to how it’s going to turn out!

What are your plans for the Friday Night Sew In?