Monday, September 29, 2008

Sucky, but happy

Well I had another crappy snatch day, but for some reason I'm still in a good mood.

Things I noticed today:
*I didn't get any sleep last night, but I took at half hour nap after lunch today and WOW did I feel AMAZING the rest of the day! I think I'm gonna have to start doing that more often.
*I also warmed up a lot longer before the workout today
*I IF'ed in the morning, had a snack before lunch, ate a big lunch, lifted, and then ate a big dinner, and that seemed to also make me feel good.

Snatch
40/1
40/1
45/2
45/2
50/0
50/1
50/0
50/0
Sn from knee
45/2
50/1
55/0
55/0
These numbers are really pathetic, but I tried so hard today not to get frustrated with myself. I know I'm stronger than this, I'm just having difficulties right now, so I'm just trying to tell myself that it'll get better (because yes, these weights are pathetic). I also just stopped after that last set because I always over do it on Mondays, and then I'm fried for the rest of the week.

Pulls
(65/3)x3

BS
60/5
75/5
85/2
85/1
70/5
These were also pathetic. I definitely have 85 in me, but I always get so worked up over BS that I get loose and shaky in the bottom and then I lose it. It's soooo frustrating. I have a hard time squatting by myself; I really miss the team atmosphere.

Hypers: 3x8
Pushups: 3x20
Leg raises: 3x10
Dips: 3x10

After that stuff I did a long stretch, some handstands and then was ready to try a back hand spring -- the first one in MONTHS since my wrist got hurt! I think this was why I was so happy after my crappy workout. I haven't done them in a while, and I think my legs have definitely gotten stronger, so I was FLYING through the air! It felt SO good to them again, I miss it so much. Then I did a double BHS, which was so high it ended up almost being a BHS back lay out, which I've NEVER done before! That made me super happy, so if I can ever get into a gymnastics gym I want to try it on the spring floor.

Food
So like I said I IF'ed today until about 9:30. My stomach was churning and growling by then, so i figured I'd eat something before lunch.
Snack: apple, almond butter
Lunch:stir fried almond chicken w/ veggies, celery+carrots w/sesame seeds, broccoli, small salad w/ marinated mushrooms, hard boiled egg, bowl of cottage cheese, olive oil
Dinner: pecan/fruit glazed pork loin (3 slices), green beans and cherry tomatoes, small salad w/ lettuce and marinated mushrooms, olive oil, vinegar; 3 slices of watermelon; bowl of strawberries
Mmmmm I way over did the fruit at dinner but DAMN it's so good. I'm a fruit glutton ... but at least it's relatively healthy.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Resting

Ugh I hate rest days! I really do. Especially when I have mountains of homework to do and I basically have to sit on my ass all day.

Today I went for a super short bike ride (3 mi round trip) to the grocery store. Other than that, it's been chill.

Food
Breakfast: 1/2 c yogurt, protein powder, apple almond butter
Lunch: stir fried veggies, broccoli, pork, olive oil, vinegar
Snack: 1/4 c salmon, kombucha, almond butter
Dinner: mushroom stroganoff w/ seitan, stir fried peppers and onions, broccoli, small salad w/ hard boiled egg, olive oil, artichokes; cottage cheese w/ olive oil; strawberries

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Huh ...

So what I really don't get is that for some reason after I go out and do a bunch of exercise, I come back and actually have a decent workout. What the hell?

I ran around on the lacrosse field for about an hour, scrimmaging the alumni. It was tons of fun! I had a couple nice goals which was cool.

Snatch
So I started out doing regular snatches, but once I'd missed 50 three times, it was time to stop. I switched to a high hang snatch, and those felt loads better. So there's definitely something wrong with my pull; I'm gonna keep snatching from a high hang for the next week or so.
35/3
35/3
45/2
45/1
(50/0)x3
Sn -- high hang
50/0+1
50/0+1
50/1+1
55/1
60/0 -- would've been a PR! So close, I got under it but lost it in front.

C&J
45/2
45/1
55/1
60/1
65/0 (caught it too far forward and dropped it)
60/1
65/1 (no jerk)
65/1 (no jerk)
60/1
Kinda wanted to end it on a good note. For some reason whenever I caught it today I got really really dizzy when I stood up, so I'd have to wait a few seconds before I jerked, and by then I was just too tired from supporting the weight.

Stop Squats
65/3
75/3
80/3
85/1 (leaned forward)
80/2 (leaned forward on my third one)
Squats weren't too bad, probably the best squat workout I've had in a while (pathetic, I know). It helped having someone there to cheer me on, too, which is probably why I was able to push myself a bit more today.

Press --Sn grip, behind the neck
20/3
30/3
30/3
30/2 -- tweaked my shoulder on the last set, so I stopped.

Hypers -- 3x8
Leg raises: 3/10
Dips: 3x10

Long day, not too bad considering the lacrosse game beforehand (ie lots and lots of sprinting).

FOOD
Breakfast: 1/2 c canned salmon, apple, almonds, kombucha
Snack/Lunch: ( I missed lunch today so had a snack in my dorm) 1/2 c yogurt, protein powder, lara bar
Dinner: cabbage salad with mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, baby corn, carrots, chicken and vinegar; ham, broccoli, green beans, garlic; 1/2 yam with butter and cinnamon. Good meal!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Rest day

Played some light lax this afternoon, an informal scrimmage. I was soooo tired today; I took a nap at around 2:30 and felt better. Tomorrow I have a game (or actually an informal scrimmage), so I dunno when I'll be lifting, either after that (which might be hard) or on Sunday.

FOOD
IF'ed today until noon, then ate a HUGE lunch.
Lunch: mahi mahi, broccoli, squash, salad w/ vinegar, olives, green beans; 1/2 c yogurt, protein powder, apple, tons of almond butter. (I think I definitely made up for not eating breakfast)
Dinner: chicken, spaghetti squash, pepper/onion sauteed mixture, some broccoli, olive oil, vinegar, small bowl of fruit.
Snack: apple, salmon, almond butter (I was STARVING after a few hours of hard core dancing).

Thursday, September 25, 2008

AM WORKOUT -- 7:30 am
So today was the earliest in the day I've ever lifted. I got up, got dressed, was going to eat something, but realized I really wasn't hungry. So I went and lifted on an empty stomach and actually felt great. If I do that again, I'll definitely do it on an empty stomach, during a fast (I suppose it was considered a fast). If I'm up and about, though, I can't do that, I get too hungry.

SN hang+knee
35/1+1
45/0
45/1+.5
45/1+0
45/1+1
50/1+1
50/1+0
50/1+0
50/1+0
So something is definitely wrong with my second pull; everything from the high hang was easy, I definitely could've done more. But there's something not right on my second pull, I keep cutting it for some reason and I don't know why.

Pulls
(60/3)x3

PM WORKOUT -- 3:30 pm

CL hang + knee
45/1+1
45/1+1
55/1+1
55/1+1
60/1+1
60/1+1
I was getting pretty tired towards the end of those, so the last few weren't too hot.

Pulls
(65/3)x3

FS
60/3
70/3
70/3
70/3

GM
20/5
30/5
35/5
35/5

Presses
35/3
35/3
35/3
35/3

Leg raises: 3x10
pushups: 3x20
Situps: 3x25
Dips: 3x10

Loooong day. I stayed to help one of my friends with her cleans, too. And then I had to go hide because the bitchy director of the fitness center is gonna kick me out for using too much chalk. Stupid stupid stupid.


FOOD
Breakfast: bowl of oatmeal w/ toasted coconut, bowl of cottage cheese w/ olive oil, kombucha.
Lunch: pork, green beans, marinated mushrooms, 4 small wedges of sweet potatoes
Dinner: pork loin, big salad with olive oil, vinegar, some greek salad thrown in, bit of beets; 1/2 a yam w/ butter and cinnamon; slice of water melon; some grapes.

Dinner was probably bigger than it should've been but oh well.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Same old ...

I basically did the same workout as last week. Surprise surprise. I'm stuck. Ugh.

TUESDAY
Cleans
45/3
45/3
55/2
60/2
65/1
65/1

Pulls
(75/3)x3

FSx2+jerk
50/2+1
50/2+1
60/2+1
60/2+1
65/1 (no jerk)
My shoulders were even tighter today; the pullups the day before didn't help.

FS
70/3
70/3
75/2
Whatever, I was tired at that point.
(Can you sense the bitterness in my tone?)

leg lowers 3x20
pushups 3x20
dips 3x10

FOOD
Not gonna even try to remember yesterday's meals. Today was as follows:
Breakfast: 1/2 c yogurt, PP, apple, TONS of almond butter (read: TOO much, I definitely over did it with the fat)
Lunch: BBQ chicken, cauliflower, broccoli, salad (greek), olive oil, vinegar, half a bowl of butter nut squash and pecan soup
Snack: 1/2 lara bar, salmon
Dinner: steak, green beans, cole slaw, carrots, small salad (half greek), olive oil, vinegar, big(ger) bowl of butternut squash soup

Too much food!

Monday, September 22, 2008

What happened to you, snatch?

I don't get it. I really don't get it. I know WHAT I'm doing wrong, but now WHY or HOW to fix it. I'm obviously cutting my pull somehow, but have no idea why. I literally cannot snatch for shit, and it's pissing me the hell off.

Sn
40/3
40/3
45/0
45/2
50/0+1
50/2
55/0
55/0
50/0
50/0
50/0
45/o
45/1+0
50/1
Embarrassing. Ok, 55 I can understand missing, it's my PR and I won't hit my PR every day. But 50? Wtf???? 45??? It's like I've never snatched before. Damnit. Good bye Americans.

Pulls
(60/3)x5

BS
60/5
70/5
75/5
80/5
85/2 -- This felt easy, but I fell forward a bit on my 3rd one and lost my bounce in the bottom once i corrected it, so I had to dump it. I figured at that point I should just stop.

Hyper: 3x8 w/ 10 g
dead hangs: 3x6
leg raises: 3x10

I probably overdid the reps today on the snatch (I was in the gym for over 2 hours) but I just got so damn frustrated.

Then I went and played lacrosse for about an hour and half. Thank God. I really needed that, just to calm me mentally and cheer me up after that God awful snatch workout. Not the best idea to be running, but sometimes it's better to do something that'll help your mind.

FOOD
IF'ed today until 11:30. Longest official fast ie being awake and up and about (6 last night to 11:30 this AM). I still don't know if I'm getting enough or too much; I can probably say I'm not getting enough, but I'm not sure. Tomorrow will be regular eating.
Lunch: salad, olive oil, hard boiled egg, vinegar, some beets; couple big pieces of chicken, green beans, carrots, and broccoli, olive oil, vinegar; 1/2 yam with butter and cinnamon. I think that's it ...
Snack: 1/2 raw cliff bar (raw, unprocessed, organic), hard boiled egg
Dinner: 3 slices of turkey (T-day style), green beans and onions, eggplant, lots of olive oil, vinegar; bowl of cottage cheese with oil; 1 yam with a couple big spoonfulls of butter mashed with cinnamon (YUM)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

GOD AWFUL

OK today was probably the WORST snatch workout I've had in a really, really long time. It was seriously awful, I'm embarrassed to write it down, but here goes.

Snatch
40/3
40/3
45/0+1
45/0
45/0
50/0
50/0
50/0
45/1
50/0
50/1
Oh. My. God. I could not snatch for SHIT. What the hell??!!! I just had absolutely no snatch juice in me, it was horrible.

Cleans were exactly the same as last week. I felt like crap, so didn't want to try to go to 70.

C&J
45/2
45/2
55/1
60/1
60/1
65/1

Backsquats were also awful.

BS -- Stop
60/3
70/3
80/1 (loosened up)
80/2 (loosened up)

Press -- snatch grip, behind neck
20/3
30/3
30/3
30/3

Fuuuuucccckkk. Sorry for all the cussing. But I'm sooooo frustrated. I felt like absolute SHIT today. I haven't slept in a week, maybe the IF threw me off, but omg it was awful. I just wanted to get through the work out; I did and it was crap. The American Open may just be a distant goal at this point ...

FOOD
Food was weird today. I was planning on IF'ing until about noon (from 6 last night) but by 10:45 I felt sick, had a terrible headache, and was starving, so I ate a snack. Another snack later, and then an ENORMOUS dinner (maybe too big).
Snack: (10:45 am) lara bar, 2 hardboiled eggs
Snack 2: HUGE handful of nuts (maybe about a cup)
Dinner: ENORMOUS salad with TONS of chicken, veggies (tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, broccoli, cauliflower, artichokes, etc0, avocado, and olive oil and vinegar; bowl of cottage cheese with olive oil; couple oven baked sweet potato fries; ~1/3 of a yam, mashed, with butter and cinnamon.

I felt kinda sickly full after that meal. Hopefully I didn't eat TOO much. Regardless, I probably won't IF tomorrow, just to give my body a break. I'm not sure how my body likes this so far; I really felt awful today, all through the workout until dinner, and then after that big meal I actually felt really awake and alert. So I dunno, maybe I just need more food during the day. I don't want to give up, though, because I like the concept of IF much more than eating multiple times during the day. I just hope my body ends up liking it, too, because if my body doesn't cooperate, then there's no way I can do it.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Lax, Mothafucker!

Today I had my first lacrosse scrimmage with my new team. It was fun! All the girls are really nice, and I'm excited to play.

Our cheer was hilarious, something about "play lacrosse, motherfuckers," along those incredibly appropriate lines.

FOOD
Today I did my first attempt at a real IF. I had a snack around 8:30 last night, then ate lunch at around 12:15 today. It was good! I liked not worrying about what to eat, etc. I was absolutely EXHAUSTED, but that was probably due to my lack of sleep the other night. I was also super jittery all morning, but again that may have been due to the mug of coffee + black tea I had (on an empty stomach). Regardless, I may start doing that more often (will do it tomorrow and possibly a longer one on Sunday) just because I like the freedom of eating whatever you (healthy, of course) in that eating window.

Lunch: (12:15) two big pieces of tilapia, two servings of sauteed carrots, broccoli, green beans, a salad, beans, hard boiled egg, olive oil, vinegar.
Snack: (3:30) apple, salmon, couple handfuls of almonds and walnut halves
Dinner: (6:00) zucchini, green beans, 1 egg, 1/2 yam, bowl of cottage cheese, olive oil

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Double trouble

First double session today; I liked it! although I did go pretty light.

AM WORKOUT -- 11 am to 12 pm
Snatch -- hang+knee
35/1+1
35/1+1
45/1+0
45/1+1
50/1+0
50/1+0
50/1+1
For some reason on the second one, I was just more out of juice than normal (probably because I got like an hour of sleep last night), but I finally managed to get a decent on in at the end. They felt good, though; I felt pretty fast under the bar. And my psuedo-coach videotaped me, which was really useful to watch (will upload those another time).

Pulls
(60/3)x3 -- super light

PM WORKOUT -- 4-5:30 PM
Cleans -- hang+knee
45/1+1
45/1+1
55/1+1
55/1+1
60/1+1
60/1+1
60/1+1

Pulls
(65/3)x3

FS
60/3
(70/3)x3

Good mornings
20/5
30/5
35/5
40/5

Presses
(35/3)x4

Plus push ups, leg raises, and dips. Wow! Long day.

FOOD
Breakfast: cottage cheese, olive oil, oatmeal, coconut flakes, pineapple
Lunch: salad with roasted soy nuts, veggie burger, chicken, avocado, salsa, carrots, broccoli, etc; cottage cheese, broccoli, tomatoes, onions
Snack 1: 1/2 cliff bar, hardboiled egg
Dinner: salad, pinto beans, hardboiled egg, olive oil, vinegar, mushrooms; sweet n sour veggie stir fry, turkey, broccoli, carrots, olive oil, vinegar.
Snack 2: apple, salmon, cashews

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"rest" day

Today was absolutely insane. I was supposed to play soccer, but no one was there when I showed up. But that was probably good, considering I was absolutely exhausted.

Since today was my off day, I did some sprints on the rower.

Sprint work
Tabata row (20 sec on, 10 sec active rest)
rest
10x100 m sprints

I ended up doing about a 2k in total. Not much, but it gave me a bit of something to do. I'm going to try to work in sprints at least a couple times a week.

FOOD
Breakfast: oatmeal w/ toasted coconut; pineapple/cantaloupe/grape fruit salad; cottage cheese; olive oil
Snack: handful of almonds
Lunch: big plate of chicken/sausage, spaghetti squash w/ basil, broccoli, mixed veggies, olive oil, vinegar
Dinner: HUGE piece of cod with cherry tomatoes; spaghetti squash, broccoli, mixed veggies, small salad, olive oil, vinegar

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Flat Flat Flat

Ewww today was gross. I woke up this morning and my legs felt like lead. They were SO tired.

Cleans
45/3
45/3
55/2
60/2
65/1
65/1
65/1

Pulls
(75/3)x3

FSx2+1 jerk
50/2+1
50/2+1
60/2+1
60/2+1
65/1+1 (really bad jerk, more of a press out)

FS
(70/3)x3

ewwwww. This sucked! I was so flat it took all I had to get through the workout. ahhh what's wrong with me???!!!!


FOOD
Breakfast: oatmeal w/ toasted coconut, cottage cheese, olive oil, 1 apple, almond butter
Snack: lara bar
Lunch: huge bowl of assorted roasted veggies: carrots, zucchini, squash, egg plant, peppers, broccoli, onions and more; turkey; hard boiled egg; olive oil; vinegar.
Dinner: salad, olive oil, vinegar, baked tofu, butter nut squash, walnuts

Monday, September 15, 2008

Today was so-so, not terrible, no great.

Snatch
40/3
45/2
45/2
50/0+1
50/0
50/2
55/1
55/0
55/0
55/1

Pulls
(65/3)x5

BS
60/5
75/5
80/5
85/3
80/3
75/5

By the time I was done with my squats, I was absolutely WIPED.

FOOD
So regarding the food. Friday/Saturday really was an eye opener for me: I don't think I'm eating enough. So lo and behold, I'm going to start eating more. I'm not going to count blocks any more; I'll just eat balanced meals with just more food, and not get freaked out if I snack on plain almonds etc.
Today was a bit weird, because I definitely ate way more than I usually do. I may cut back a bit tomorrow.
Breakfast: bowl of cottage cheese (about a cup, probably), olive oil, 1 apple, ~1 TBS almond butter, pineapple
Snack: 1/3 lara bar, almonds
Lunch: pork chops with caramelized onions, veggie salad (carrots, squash, zucchini, peppers, onions, etc), olive oil, vinegar, salad w/ 1 hardboiled egg
Snack 2: salmon, 1 apple, lots of almond butter
Dinner: sauteed eggplant with basil, turkey, carrots, veggie salad (same as above), olive oil, vinegar, hard boiled egg
Hopefully that's not too much ...

Saturday, September 13, 2008

What the hell??!!!

BODYWEIGHT: (as of yesterday): 56.2 kg in the AM


Well I never cease to amaze myself. Of all days to have a relatively good workout, today would NOT be the day I would've guessed.

I started the day at 7:30 with Rush activities. I then proceeded to go on a 'short' hike. This 'short' hike ended up being NINE MILES!!!! And then I still had to go do my workout, which I was prepared to fail miserably.

Snatch
40/3
40/3
45/2
45/2
50/1
50/0
50/0
50/1
55/0
55/1
Not great, but only 2.5 kg away from my pre-injury PR!

C&J
The first time since before the injury!
45/2
45/2
55/1
60/1
60/1
65/1 (no jerk)
65/1
YAY! Again, only 2.5 kg away from my pre-injury PR!

Stop Squats
70/3
75/3
80/3
My legs were absolutely devastated, so I didn't push too hard on those.

Again, not amazing, but sure as hell the best workout I've had since my injury. And how I did this workout after hiking 9 miles in the blazing sun on no sleep is beyond me. Maybe all the extra food last night actually helped.

FOOD
Breakfast: apple, salmon, almond butter (4 blocks, less carbs and extra fat)
Lunch: scrambled eggs, stir fried veggies, small greek salad (3-4ish)
Snack1: GORP on the hike (ie almonds and chocolate chips, not the best I now, but I was hungry)
Snack2: apple, salmon, almond butter (2 blocks, extra fat)
Dinner: stir fried veggies, 1/2 c canned salmon, strawberries, 1 apple (4 blocks)

Whew! What a day. I definitely ate more than 14 blocks today, but I think I needed it.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Rest Day

Today was the same old deal. Pretty much a rest day, tons of walking around campus/sprinting up to dorm rooms multiple times, a very short bike ride to the store, and about a half an hour of soccer.

Food today ... not so good! or at least good until tonight, where I had some major cheats.
FOOD
Breakfast: cottage cheese, olive oil, apple, oatmeal, almond butter (3 blocks, extra fat)
Lunch: grilled cod, glazed carrots, broccoli, broccoli salad (with some sort of dressing, raisins, onions, sunflower seeds), olive oil, vinegar, grapes, water melon (4ish, probably with a bit more carbs)
Dinner: steak, broccoli+tofu, olive oil, vinegar, cauliflower, couple pieces of pineapple, 1/2 baked apple (4ish)
Cheat: ice cream sundae, peanut butter/chocolate/coconut balls, cookies.
Yeah, the cheat was pretty bad. Lots and lots of junk. Oh well. Hopefully one time won't kill me :-/

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Absolutely. Awful.

Horrible. That's basically all I have to say. I'm not sure if it was the soccer yesterday, not sleeping enough, not eating enough, me just being a total mental case, or a combination of everything, but I ROYALLY sucked.
Cleans
45/3
55/2
55/2
55/2
55/2
60/2
60/2
60/2
I could not bring myself to do 60 for the longest time. I just couldn't. I have no idea why. I'd get set and it was as if there were a mental block in my nerves. My nerves just wouldn't fire. It was actually really really strange. and here's the sad part. I had 2 white colored plates (5 kg) to make the bar 60. I couldn't lift it. I took those plates off, went down to 55 kg (with 2 red plates), did it fine. Then I experimented; I took two more red plates, and put them on the outside of the colors. I went up and lifted it no problem.

I don't know what my fucking problem is. 60 is a DAMN easy weight. It's nothing. And I could barely do it today!!! WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME??????

Pulls
(70/3)x3
Again, pathetic. I can clean 70, I shouldn't be pulling with it. But it felt heavy.

BS
60/3
75/3
80/3
80/3
Pathetttiiiccc. I don't even know what to say to this. Could one day of soccer really do THAT much harm? For God's sake it was just a damn pick up game. I want to play those once a week, but is this really how it's going to affect me?

FOOD
Breakfast: yogurt, strawberries, PP, apple, almond butter (mucho) (4 blocks, plus extra fat
Lunch: salad with broccoli, beets, etc, salmon, olive oil, vinegar (3 blocks, probably with less carbs and more fat)
Snack: 1/2 lara bar, salmon (1 block, extra fat)
Dinner: salad: broccoli, garbanzo beans, beets, mushrooms, artichokes, peppers, salmon, olive oil, vinegar; 1 apple; almond butter (again, mucho) (4 blocks, WAY extra fat)

That damn almond butter! I shouldn't buy it any more, I've eaten half the container in the past 4 days. Not good!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rest day

Today was laid back. I played some pick up soccer which was super fun. But other than that, today is my busy day (class wise) so I took a break from the gym.

FOOD
Breakfast: cottage cheese, olive oil, cantaloupe/pineapple blend (3 blocks)
Lunch: salmon, cabbage salad, broccoli, other veggies (I honestly don't remember), olive oil, vinegar, cantaloupe/pineapple (4 blocks)
Snack: 1 egg, salmon, 1 apple (2 blocks)
Dinner: Mahi Mahi with lemon-mint sauce, sauteed squash with terragon, broccoli, cauliflower, pinto/garbanzo bean/carrot/squash salad, olive oil, vinegar, strawberries (4 blocks) -- BEST MEAL OF MY LIFE!

Not too shabby. I'm not sure if my proportions are EXACT zone blocks. I could very well be getting a little more or a little less than written, but at least the quality is good.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

ewwwww

Ugh today was not so great. I haven't been sleeping well the past few nights since my awesome adventure Saturday night, plus all the traveling. But here are the past few days:

SUNDAY
Snatch -- hang+knee
35/1+1
35/1+1
45/1+1
45/0
45/1+0
45/0+1
50/0
50/1+1

Clean from blocks
45/3
55/2
62.5/1
62.5/2
60/2
65/2
65/2
I had a HORRIBLE mental breakdown on these; for like 20 minutes I could NOT for the life of me get past 60. I just couldn't get my body to do it. I'd get set and I just wouldn't go.

CL pulls
(75/3)x3

FS
60/3
70/3
80/1
75/3
Not great, but not terrible.

Monday I was back in Walla Walla and just did some light bodybuilding stuff. I also taught the volleyball team how to clean and jerk, so just did lots of reps with the bar.

TUESDAY
Today was not so hot.

Snatch
(with the men's bar)
40/0+1
40/2
45/2
45/0+1
45/0+1
50/1+0
50/0+1
50/1+0
50/0+1
Horrible. Snatches used to feel so good for me, but now they just feel awkward. Hopefully I'll get back in the groove.

Pulls
(60/3)x3

FS
60/3
70/3
80/0
75/2
Ugh. Not too great. I was absolutely EXHAUSTED. I felt like I could keel over right there from exhaustion. I think just lack of sleep and stress etc really didn't help. I just hope I can get back in the groove with this meet coming up soon.

FOOD TODAY
Breakfast: 1 c cottage cheese, 1 TBS almond butter, 1 apple, bowl of cantaloupe/pineapple (4 blocks)
Lunch: tofu/cilantro salad with sun dried tomatoes and a lemon-rosemary dressing; broccoli, cabbage salad, 1 egg (3-4 blocks)
Snack: 1 apple, salmon, almond butter (2 blocks)
dinner: chicken, broccoli, cabbage salad, cantaloupe (3-4 blocks, probably more like 3)

So tomorrow I'm taking off, then I work out on Thursday, off on Friday, then Saturday I'm back to a normal schedule. Next week I'll be on my special program. Excitement.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

First snatch in 3 weeks

Well today was the BIG day -- I tried snatching for the first time in 3 weeks! YIKES. I was slightly disappointed. Although the wrist felt FINE (which is SO good), the snatches felt a bit off, out of rhythm. That was probably due to a) not snatching in 3 weeks and b) the fact I didn't get into Seattle until midnight and went to bed at 2. Oh well, hopefully I'll get back in the groove soon!

Snatch
35/1
35/2
45/0
45/2
50/1
50/1
50/0
50/1
52/0
52/0
50/0
50/0
Yeah kinda pathetic considering my PR i 57.5. Ah well.

Cleans
45/3
55/3
60/2
60/2
60/2
62.6/2
65/1
65/1
The dreaded cleans. I was absolutely TERRIFIED. Hurting my wrist has really thrown me for a mental loop, and I couldn't get past 60 due to my mental-ness for the longest time. I just couldn't do it. Finally managed to push myself to 62.5 and then to 65. Those were even easy, but that was enough mental work for the day. It's getting better, but I still have a long way to go.

BS
60/3
80/3
90/2
90/2
92.5/1
I was going for a triple PR at 90 and then a double PR at 92.5, but on each of the last reps I relaxed and dropped the weight. Ah well. Only 2.5 kg off my 1RM, so I guess not too shabby.

Food yesterday was all over the place; I think I ate about 4 blocks more than I normally do, plus 1000x the fat (when I got home at midnight I was starved for some reason, even though I sat on my ass all day; I had a 2 block snack plus like 1/4 container of almond butter).
Today wasn't as bad, although the food choices weren't optimal (but then again I'm in the comforts of home, so I have to indulge a bit!)
Breakfast: (10:30 am) 2 slices of bread (low-carb, freshly baked), 1 c raspberries, 1 TBS almond butter, 1/2 c cottage cheese, 1 oz salmon (3 blocks)
Lunch: (3 PM) 1.5 c broccoli, 1/2 c parsnips, 1 egg, 1/4 c canned salmon, 1.5b oz smoked salmon, olive oil, vinegar, 1 kombucha
Dinner/Snack: (11:30 PM) 1/4 c beet risotto, 1 smoothie: 1 c coconut milk, 1.5 scoops protein powder, cocoa powder, 1.5 c cherries (4 blocks, extra fat).
Probably didn't eat enough today but I was running around so much today I forgot to eat a bunch. We'll see how that affects me tomorrow as I work out in the AM then head back to school.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

light day

Well today I was STILL sore from Wednesday. Hamstrings were smoked from the GM, and the legs were actually sore as well from the squats, although more so yesterday.

SN Pulls
(60/3)x2
(65/3)x3

FS
60/3
(70/3)x3

Plus hypers and all the other body building stuff.

Very light day, although I don't think I could've gone much heavier. I'm going to attempt BOTH lifts on Saturday ... yikes! I really, really hope I can snatch, I really miss snatching. I tried some OH presses today in the snatch position just with the bar, and it doesn't hurt any more. It used to hurt ... so I'm hoping that means it won't hurt when I do snatches either.

I'm going to start keeping track of my food on here, too.

FOOD
Breakfast: yogurt, PP, strawberries, apple, PB (4 blocks)
Lunch: chicken, broccoli, zucchini, carrots, olive oil, vinegar (about 3 or 4)
Dinner: pork, broccoli, zucchini, carrots, sauteed onions, peppers, and mushrooms, olive oil, vinegar; cantaloupe, cottage cheese (4)
cheat: ice cream sundae with lunch

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Better today

So I definitely had a better workout today. Maybe it's not a coincidence that I ate more yesterday ... I think I really need to watch that.

Clean pulls
60/3
(75/3)x2
(85/3)x3

BS
60/5
70/5
80/5
85/4
85/2
85/3

GM
20/5
30/5
35/5
35/5

Squats felt a ton better today. The last one of the first set at 85 I just relaxed at the bottom, I definitely could've done 5. The next set I just decided to do 2, but then the last one I wanted to go for 5, but by then my legs were just tired. So not too bad, still a meager PR.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Wow

BODY WEIGHT: 56.8 kg AM, 59 kg PM; 125 lbs, 130 lbs

So the past week has been craziness beyond belief. And the workouts have NOT been that great either.

WEDNESDAY
My last workout at home!

Sn Pulls
55/3
(65/3)x5

Sn Pulls from knee
(60/3)x4

FS
50/2
60/2
70/2
75/2
80/1
75/2
82.5/1
Not so great, but that was to be expected after the CF workout.

GM
20/5
30/5
35/5
40/5

SATURDAY
First workout at Whitman.

Cl Pulls
60/3
75/3
75/3
(85/3)x3

BS -- Stop
60/3
75/3
85/1
85/1
75/3
80/2
Um yeah, those were AWFUL. I have no idea why. Probably from lack of sleep and food, maybe. I just felt horrible!

SUNDAY
Yesterday wasn't much better, squat wise.

SN Pulls
50/3
60/3
(65/3)x3
70/3
Those felt pretty good so I wanted to go up to 70 for the last one, and it felt good.

FS
Embarrassing ...
50/3
70/3
75/1
70/3
75/1
70/3
Yeah, let's not even go there. I felt awful, again :(

So I've finally (kinda) settled in. Classes start tomorrow. I'm liking the new gym -- 4 platforms with bumpers. No women's bar, but that's ok for now since I'm not doing actual lifts.
The ski coach, Tom, who has kinda been my liason since March, is AWESOME. He's so nice and has helped me get right into the lifting there. He's even going to sign me up as a varsity skier so I can have access to all the special varsity things, specifically the training room so I can have trainers work on my wrist. AND I'll get to workout with the ski team, so I don't have to train by myself. AWESOME!

It's been cool training so far; I've already had a couple guys tell me I'm badass (and girls too) which is funny because I wasn't even squatting that much, or as much as I normally do.

Let's just hope my squats go back up :-/