The New Life of Laura

Life is GRAND!
I'm a recent graduate from an Ontario university, signed to a full time position for 2014, maintaining 70lbs of weight loss, working on my fitness, and exploring the world!

I am my own:
Personal chef,
Personal trainer,
Weightloss coach

Really good day.

In the gym at least.

My day otherwise was pretty average; back in classes for the week in downtown TO.

I was running late so I just jumped into the class. It was me and the middle-aged ladies plus one of the fittest men in my gym. He also happens to be really, really nice and supportive of everyone around him making for a great environment.

Strength:

10 min EMOTM 3x deadlift at 75% (175lb) + 1 high box jump

500m max effort row (1:40 min)

WOD:

Grace @ 85# in 5:55 min

That’s 4:30 min off of my first time doing Grace a couple months ago. I’m pretty proud of it but there is a lot of work to do. Ten more pounds to add and a couple minutes to shave. There is plenty of time for that.

Now I can revel in my athletic prowess for the rest of the night while I watch Gillmore Girls.

P.S. I’ve also been focused on getting in QUALITY calories in the last few days rather than junk calories. Lots of chicken, vegetables, less fruit, eggs, less bread-like carbs.

Perfectly round omelette. 

2 eggs

Egg white

Black Forest ham

Yellow pepper

Red onion

Green onion

Marble cheese

Cooked really low on the stove, perfect flip and a little more cooking. 

Throw in some carbs (apple? Half banana?) and you’ve got a solid pre workout meal 

P.S. I’ve got a lot going on in my head for some posting about life, Crossfit, eating I just haven’t taken the time to write it all out. Thinking about leaving my gym…

Perfectly round omelette.

2 eggs

Egg white

Black Forest ham

Yellow pepper

Red onion

Green onion

Marble cheese

Cooked really low on the stove, perfect flip and a little more cooking.

Throw in some carbs (apple? Half banana?) and you’ve got a solid pre workout meal

P.S. I’ve got a lot going on in my head for some posting about life, Crossfit, eating I just haven’t taken the time to write it all out. Thinking about leaving my gym…

Hangin out at the drive in with Miss @jennysophia7  (at 5 Drive-In Oakville)

Hangin out at the drive in with Miss @jennysophia7 (at 5 Drive-In Oakville)

So I passed.

I got my pass/fail results on Friday and my ranking this morning.

Pass.

With an overall 3rd decile ranking (top 30%) which is a little disappointing considering I was 1st throughout the whole process but I knew the first day didn’t go well as soon as I had written it.

On other fronts…

I’m trying to be really cautious with my eating; whole foods, less sugar, less carbs, more protein kind of situation but it’s tough.

Crushing it at the gym 5x per week as per usual. No complaints there really.

I’m working hard on my handstands but they’re really tough. I just want to be able to do a handstand walk - how impressive would that be?

It was my sister’s birthday party on Friday night (even though that was results day…) and it ended up being really enjoyable. I was a little worried - sometimes her friends aren’t the most wild of times and her boyfriend is quiet/doesn’t really party. Turned out he has a ca-ute friend who is only 2 (?) years older than me and super fun. We might be the same person. He can also do strict HSPUs (WHAT?!) drunk against a tree. So that’s a bonus. We ended up partying until 3AM which involved a lot of sing-a-longs to my iTunes. I have some unsuspecting songs on there.

Otherwise I mostly relaxed all weekend and my family hit up the last day of Summerlicious at Mildred’s Temple Kitchen for a family dinner on Sunday night.

Overall, good weekend and back to the grind today of studying, working out and trying to balance my consumption a little better (attempt at cutting some fat without losing all muscle mass….)

Parsley, lemon, brown butter rainbow trout with green beans and sweets fries. #homemade #dinner #yum #goodeats

Parsley, lemon, brown butter rainbow trout with green beans and sweets fries. #homemade #dinner #yum #goodeats

Brownie banana cupcake baking day. All they need is some brown sugar butter cream. #baking #howsweeteats #cupcake #maybeamuffin #howsweetitis #babycakes

Brownie banana cupcake baking day. All they need is some brown sugar butter cream. #baking #howsweeteats #cupcake #maybeamuffin #howsweetitis #babycakes

What a doozie!

Warmup:

2000m run (2km/1.25 miles)

Strength:

Inverted row 3x ME

supersetted w/ band pass throughs

C&J 10min to find max (set a new PR 120#)

Workout:

12 min AMRAP

24 Dus

12 burpees

6 hang cleans (75#)

1 rope climb

3 + 40 reps (Rx baby!)

Turns out the clean is where I really struggle with the C&J. I’m scared to drop into the hole and stand it up so I just power clean it up which really limits the pounds. I’ve push jerked 125# off the rack before - can’t get it off the ground though.

I then proceeded to eat 600 calories in Snappers by mistake (chocolate/pretzel/caramel bites from Costco) who would have thought they were 160 calories each?

Coupla drinks at our first TFC game. #tfc #toronto #coupledrinks  #firsttime  (at BMO Field)

Coupla drinks at our first TFC game. #tfc #toronto #coupledrinks #firsttime (at BMO Field)

This was not a nice time. We named it ‘Fried Egg’ as that’s what we all felt like out on the turf patch. 

For those of you who have never visited southern Ontario in the summer - it gets damn hot and the sun is strong. 

My partner and I took a shade break after round 2 to cool off a bit. 

Unfortunately I only had a little tube of face sunscreen (read: not enough for my whole body) and my back is pretty fried. I also have burns on my palms from flipping a hot tire. 

It was a good workout though - the movements were different enough that no one body part was overly taxed. However I was more than happy to be done at the end of round 3. 

Tonight I’m off to the Toronto Football Club game at BMO field. My first TFC match - should be a great time!

This was not a nice time. We named it ‘Fried Egg’ as that’s what we all felt like out on the turf patch.

For those of you who have never visited southern Ontario in the summer - it gets damn hot and the sun is strong.

My partner and I took a shade break after round 2 to cool off a bit.

Unfortunately I only had a little tube of face sunscreen (read: not enough for my whole body) and my back is pretty fried. I also have burns on my palms from flipping a hot tire.

It was a good workout though - the movements were different enough that no one body part was overly taxed. However I was more than happy to be done at the end of round 3.

Tonight I’m off to the Toronto Football Club game at BMO field. My first TFC match - should be a great time!

Post workout fruit fiesta and coffee time #youreafruitbowl #gymtime #summerfruit

Post workout fruit fiesta and coffee time #youreafruitbowl #gymtime #summerfruit