Veggies and Sleep and Training, Oh My: 9/3/09 Report

My report from September 3, 2009, faithfully submitted for your review…

Hrs of sleep:

1 c butternut squash
1/2 cucumber
1 red pepper
1.5 c snap peas
1/2 carrot
1 c cabbage
1 c broccoli
2/3 c eggplant
1/4 c onion

1 banana
2 c strawberries

CrossFit Women
5 rounds:
15 pushups
30 box jumps
400m run

I finished 4 full rounds before Crystal called “time” at about 23 minutes. It was a barn-burner! I decided to really focus on my pushups and did each one with elbows in close, chest to the ground. It was rough, man. Like… 5 at a time rough.

3-mile run
Dave and I postponed our sprints until Saturday and decided to run the 3-mile loop instead. I did my usual 3-minute intervals but ended each one with a 15-second pick-up, just to switch it up a bit. After two miles, I decided I’d had enough and walked the rest of the way.

The skinny
I hit the pillow at 9:00 but was still trying to get into sleep mode at 9:30. I drifted off but slept lightly throughout the night. I woke up to pee. I woke up ’cause my legs were hot. I woke up to pee again. I woke up ’cause Dave was moving. Finally, I slept like a rock — between 4:00 and 5:00. Lame!

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  • Mer says:


    I think I actually got a solid 8 hours last night instead of the 8"ish" I've been getting all week.


    1 cucumber
    Handful of baby carrots
    3 celery stalks
    1 big bag of steamed broccoli and cauliflower


    1 banana
    The stuff in my Paleokit


    1.5 miles on the treadmill plus a little more while I was messing around, trying to get my iPod to work properly. Then a little bit here and there on other cardio machines.

    I weighed today (day 5 of my Paleo escapade) and I'm already down 2 pounds!

    Thanks for keeping me accountable, Mel!

  • Melicious says:

    Nice work, Mer! 8 hours in AND 2 lbs. gone. AWESOME! Good on you, superstar.

  • MelissaG says:

    Awesome work to both of you!

    7.5 hours



    YAY! Kickboxing day 40 minutes mostly bag work
    30 minute core strength class

  • Jennifer says:

    7 hours (note to self – get off the phone!)

    1 c. mushrooms
    1/2 c. spinach

    1 c. mixed greens
    1/2 c. spinach
    1/4 c. carrots
    1/2 c. broccoli

    1 1/2 c. green beans

    4 rounds of:
    broad jump around mezzanine (guessing 100 m)
    25 (each arm) kb push press
    walking lunges around mezzanine

    Mentally not there yesterday. Did 2 rounds and was just done. Hate it when I do that to myself.

  • Jen says:

    Is it ok if I post it here just like I keep track of it? If not, I will do it the other way tomorrow! : -) Yesterday was non stop running around, so there was lots of grazing going on. almonds here…asparagus an hour later…I really don't know whether that's good or bad. I just know I usually don't do that. Try to get carb/prot/fat in every meal or snack (except no fat post-WOD).

    Good job everyone! Especially the new paleo people…it's a lot to wrap your head around at once…and to throw in sleep and training – Kudos!!!! And Mel…excellent veggie's yesterday! Lots of different colours!

    9/3/09 Log:

    8 hours sleep! Finally!

    B – 7:45 am: 1 yummy runny egg with sauted mushrooms (2 cups) and 3 little tomatoes. 1/2 peach with about 1/8 cup each blueberries and raspberries. 12 g. sliced almonds.

    KB's (new TGU, new Swing. 10 rounds of 10 swings, 10 planks (15 min). then GHD WOD…13:10…3:23 off my last time!)

    L – 11:00: Cinnamon Roll Larabar, 1 banana, 1 h.b. egg, 1 coconut water.

    S1 – 1:30: 6 almonds and 3 walnuts. 5 stalks asparagus..

    s2 – 2:30: – 6 stalks of asparagus

    s3 – 3:30: 1 oz chicken breast.

    D – 6:30: "chili"…7 small tomatoes, 1/2 yellow squash, 1/2 red onion, 2 cups mushrooms, 1/2 ear corn (treat!), 1/2 bunch of cilantro, large handful of brocolli slaw, 4 oz sirlion, all the appropriate chili spices…topped with 1/2 diced avocado. this made 2 servings. Ate half tonight…will eat the other half later. Dessert: 1/2 cup of rasp and blueberries with slivered almonds.

    9:00 Larabar

  • Melicious says:

    Jen, love your details. Nice job on the 8 hours. I'm going for 9 tonight… woot!

    Um… how freakin' delicious are those Cinnamon Roll Larabars?!?!

  • Jen says:

    Delicious enough that I ate 2 yesterday. Usually try to limit myself to 1! 🙂 My favs are the banana bread and the cashew nut, because they each have 6 grams of protein. I'm still trying to break my 'needs to have 20 grams of protein to be a good bar' habit…but still pick the larabars with the most…usually! Like you said, the cinnamon ones are to die for!