I must be crazy

As I’m going to be starting a strict diet here soon. It’s to help to really push me to the next level. I realize the TBT did the same thing, but this is on a different, performance based level. Not just something to see where my will power is at. With that said, I’m hoping this diet won’t make me cranky like the TBT apparently did. It has come to my attention via coworkers that I was oddly cranky during the TBT, who knew!! I just hope that doesn’t happen again!

Today was another great day of MMA, then hanging with friends and having a beer and enjoying some slow cooked chicken. I love my crockpot, to death! Rather tired though, but in good spirits. I love working out, even if going there always seems exhausting at first!!

Food:

  • Oatmeal w/ protein powder and raisins
  • Donut (last one forever!)
  • Left over mushroom sauce pasta and brussels sprouts
  • Trail Mix
  • Salmon Bruchetta
  • 8oz beer
  • Herbed chicken
Workout:
  • 1 hr boxing
  • 5×5 deadlifts: 75lbs, 85lbs, 95lbs, 105lbs, 115lbs
  • 5×5 goodmornings: 45lbs, 55lbs, 65lbs, 75lbs 85lbs
  • 3x 10: inverted rows w/rings
  • 3x 15: medicine ball squats and medicine ball squats/ball throw
  • 3x 20: V-sits. First no weight, second 12lb med ball, third med ball and to failure
UPDATE: I want THIS! Fuuuuuuuuuu
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A whirlwind of caahraazy!

This last weekend was a little nuts! Both in food and exercise. I’ll admit I was not very great about my diet, but sometimes you just need a weekend to not care! Plus, Sunday more than made up for it.

Saturday started well enough with MMA practice. But really, I just did some weightlifting and really basic grappling to see where my knee is at on that front, overall not too bad. Then enjoyed a good two hour brunch with Jacob, Dangey and her friend, which was hilarious at best. Later I hit up the Food Truck Festival and pretty much stuffed myself. I should stop doing that, I end up not enjoying how I feel after. That was the most notable diet no-no. But that’s okay because…

Sunday Jacob and I biked the Urban Assault race. We concluded from his house to the race, the race, then back to his place we biked around 30 miles. It took us 2 hours and 30 mins to complete. That would have been way better if 1) we didn’t go to a checkpoint that was non existent and 2) we didn’t hit the mutha fuckin’ train of 20 min annoyances thatiusetohitallthetimeandhatewithallmysoul. Ahem. But even with those small hang ups I feel pretty good about it. We rocked the checkpoints, danced like crazy at the after party and went home. Then indulged in lots of food from Hansons and a bloody mary. Soooo needed it and well deserved.

Save for with all of the weekend activities, I believe I made myself dehydrated and was pretty sick on Monday. So no exercises and little food on Monday, tried to clean so my legs weren’t so sore and I wouldn’t go crazy in the heat.

But the week starting Tuesday is going awfully well. Here’s the diet for today:

  • Flax cereal w/ blueberries and yogurt
  • Trail Mix
  • Spinach Chickpea Curry w/ yogurt
  • Donut (going away party for some coworkers)
  • Veggie pasta w/ a mushroom sauce
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Coconut Water
Workout:
  • 1hr 15 min yoga. I can do headstands now, yay!
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Help Bloggess, help!

So, my current squeeze Jacob, no matter how hard I try, is not enthused by the Bloggess. I try really hard, I really do. I makes no sense because she’s amazing and uses words like “douche-canoe” which is close to many rollergirls hearts. I know he doesn’t like kitties, but when she fueds with William Shatner, I figured that would be that.

I’m still having issues persuading him, so after much thought. I thought it best to go straight to the source for help.

Dear Bloggess,

It has come to my attention that my current squeeze is not yet infatuated with you and your blog. This saddens me to no point because I honestly feel like you are A+++ and everybody should like you, even William Shatner (but I honestly prefer Leonard Nimoy, personally). It has put undue stress on the early beginnings of an awesome relationship. Because of this, it has been my mission to convince him you are amazeballs in all sorts of ways, at all costs, but also because I feel if he does not pay attention to your blog, he will be ill prepared for the zombie apocalypse and I like him too much to die from zombies.

Btw, instead of being afraid of nuclear wolves, I have devised that you should raise and train the nuclear wolves for the zombie apocalypse, use them instead of fear them! It is after all one of the hobbies I listed for my 10th year reunion, I received much interest in raising and training nuclear wolves, I believe it will be successful.

Back to the original problem, what should I do to convince the boy of your awesomeness? I’ve tried to bombard his facebook, but it’s looking unsuccessful. I’ve also employed some of my closest Rocky Mountain Rollergirls to persuade him, but he is unafraid. Help!

Sam aka Frak Attak

PS, you have a very very loyal following within the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls, this will help you immensely in the zombie apocalypse. We are after all, on skates.

I’m hoping she’ll help, I’m at my wits end!!

UPDATE: She replied and I am content. Jacob believes he won, I’ll let him think that.

He’s in very good company. Victor doesn’t get me either, but he still makes an excellent husband. ~Jenny

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The yoga hurts so good!

Today, due to traffic and weather, I didn’t get to go on the hike I had planned with a friend. So I said, what the hell and just went to yoga. Hella glad I did. The instructor, Joyce, was awesome! Thus far my favorite teacher as of yet. She did a really great job of explaining the poses and really helping us to find the alignment and balance of each one. It hurt so so good! But at the end, she did a lot of assisting when laying flat and just breathing. She even used some aromatherapy to help set that relaxation in. I really hope she subs again, if not I’m going to have to check out her studio in Denver.

After an annoying day of weather and commute time, damn that was nice!

Exercise:

  • 1 1/2 hour yoga
Food:
  • Flax cereal w/ ff yogurt
  • Left over amy’s veggie pizza and thai noodles/veggies
  • Strawberries and blueberries w/ yogurt
  • Homemade marinara w/ veggie pasta
  • Coconut Water
  • Milk
  • Less than 4oz of red wine
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Fitness Post

Phew, it has been awhile! I’ll admit, at the beginning I said I would take a week break from the TBT, then I decided that I didn’t want to continue the TBT in it’s original form, but would continue to do what the TBT trained me to do. But after almost a month, I look back and realize I just needed a god honest break from a whole slew of things.

At the end of June/beginning of July I had a couple cruddy things happen. I hurt my quad, which would continue to injure over and over again (even by just stubbing my toe). I sustained a very mild, but very irksome concussion (my first since high school) and overall I felt so mentally drained and depressed that I was frustrated with everything.

So, I took a break from everything. From daily working out, to restricted eating habits, and even derby to an extent. I am a summer loving person and had not enjoyed my summer yet.

Fast forward to now, things are in SUCH a better place! I spent the majority of July traveling to locations I love with people I deeply admire. I enjoyed the summer nights and days with friends and family. Hiked, biked, went crazy, skated like crazy with a variety of derby folks and overall just let myself loose. It felt amazing. But now that I feel like I’ve managed to reclaim my summer days, I’m ready to get back to work. I started going back to the MMA gym and am happy to have done so. They are supportive, fun and inspiring. I’m weight lifting at a higher capacity now and even looking into the idea of working towards a grappling tournament next year, naturally when my knee is ready to do so. But to train towards a goal OTHER than derby is refreshing. I needed it.

I have not returned to practice just yet, but am getting that itch to do so. Though I will admit to having a lot of nervousness associated to returning. I was in a really rough spot with derby at the end of June. I felt like crude, like the worse derby player to ever be on skates. I realize I am veerry hard on myself, but I suppose some part of that is what drives me. Nevertheless, I was frustrated to no end. The Gays vs Straight bout was a very high point to end on and I know I’ll only get better. But it was a very hard realization to come to; I am no longer where I was when I sustained my knee injury. That was difficult.

But I’m looking to get back, I’m starting with exercise again (though I HARDLY just sat in front of my TV for a month)! The food will come a little later, but the effects of a non-balanced diet were annoying, so looking forward to getting back to that too. There are things I want to work towards and the only issue I’m having now is a fear of failure. But that shouldn’t stop me, if it did I would be very disappointed in myself.

So let’s start off with exercise, food today was not stellar, but tomorrow will start with a basic food blog again:

MMA training:

  • 1 hr boxing with 8 rounds tabata style combos at the end
  • 1/2 hr weightlifting
    • Hamstring deadlift: 5 x5, 105, 115, 125, 135, 135
    • Good Mornings: 5 x5, 45, 55, 65, 65, 65
    • Kettlebell Squats: 3 x10 @ 35lbs. I did back squats the wednesday before and my knee HATED it at the end. Though I did go to failure, which felt pretty good for once
    • Inverted rows w/ rings: 3 x10
Love it! Save for the fact I am COMPLETELY drenched in sweat…it’s a little nasty, haha. But boy it feels good to get started again!
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The beginning of something wonderful

Haiku for the day, once again for the Frosty, accompanied with fries.

On hot summer days
A frosty and fries delight
muthafucka, yeah!

Yeah, expect more of these. I’ve even considered doing a beat poem, wouldn’t that be awesome.

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Frak Attaks!

So, this blog will still maintain a lot of my fitness goals, but I’d also like to use it for general shenanigans (don’t pistol whip me)! To start off right, here’s a photo for the day.

I’m going to do my best to maintain this attitude. I like my random craziness and realize that sometimes life gets to me and I lose this, which is what makes me great, right?

Also, I have not managed to forget my end of TBT post, I just haven’t managed to get around to it. I’m still churning some things in my mind. I do think I’m going to start a weekly “goals” post. I find I like having goals, even if they’re nothing more than, “I want to skate everyday, outside, for an hour.”

But my blog will have more random things, I had LJ for that but find it was kinda boring after awhile and didn’t have all the great things that wordpress has, so there you have it. Enjoy for as long as you’d like!

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