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

I’m in a tough place…

Emotionally.

I’ve been studying in my hometown since January (save for my travels) and it’s taking such a toll on me.

I have friends who are studying for the same exam but they live in Toronto already so they can go out, hang out, date people, run around the town on their off time.

I haven’t worked in 2 years and live 45 minues out of the city. Thus, I can’t really afford to be in Toronto all the time.

I’m stressed out, I’m frustrated, I’m overwhelmed.

I basically live my life on the verge of tears.

My exam is in a week and a half - there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. I start my job one month from today. There are good things coming in my future but it’s just so hard to stay positive and excited about those things when you’re so frustrated about the here and now.

There’s really nothing I can do right now except for head down, grind to the exam day with some running and crossfit thrown in. I just want to go back to living the dream. I want to get on with living my life and my career.

/End rant.

Where I’m at.

I ate much too much pizza and chips yesterday.

I guess thats what happens when you’ve been eating well for awhile - sometimes you just want some junk. I’ve also been studying my life away but have kept away from candy for the last week so I’m doing alright.

I vowed to take a minimum of 36hours off of physical activity. That was before I did the math. If I run today then I took about 34 hours off. Acceptable.

Yesterday at CF I managed 3 thursters at 105 - it was 6AM but I think I probably had at least 110 or 115 in the tank.

My back is starting to look jaaaacked. Totally into it.

I’m going to see the F word tonight.

Count this in the pile of totally incoherent posts.

Frustration of the day

I am now thin enough (and by thin I mean not as fat as I once was) that normally I have a relatively flat stomach, my bellybutton isn’t as cavernous etc. However, if I eat too much and drink too much water you can tell!

I would like to go back to the eating everything life without worry what I would look like in a tight dress if I do because girls gotta fuel.

Please & thank you.

Team 10km with this guy. #familyrun #sundaymorning #running #augtober

Team 10km with this guy. #familyrun #sundaymorning #running #augtober

Things of the day;

I am recovering horizontally (and have been since about 4pm) after 2 grueling workouts.

Yesterday; 15 min AMRAP 100ft prowler push (2x25 plate + 2x25# dumbells) and 7 dumbbell thrusters

I managed 8 rounds and my legs are reminding me of that today.

Today; 10 round (each) partner workout 8 wallballs/4 toes to rings/4 hang power cleans 85# while one partner works, the other static hangs off the rig. If they drop then both partners climb the rope.

My partner and I did it wrong and ended up climbing the rope 2x as many times as we should have.

My upper body is ravaged. My quads are on fire.

I proceeded to shop for four hours after. Now my shins are so sore and legs are so tired I could cry.

I’m back to the no candy life and cutting back on dessert as well. So my after dinner snack is an apple and PB instead of frozen yogurt.

That dress up there is an 8 and I’m hoping to wear it for my cousin’s wedding in September. I’m normally a fit and flare girl but I’m single and there should be a large population of single men so were going for lots of back and ASSets. I don’t think that back photo really does the dress justice. It’s saucy.

Keep scrolling.

B: Homemade pizza - light cheese, red pepper, thin crust, bacon

S: yogurt and granola, cookie, apple

L: healthy steamers (don’t hate)

S: Red vines

Words of wisdom from me.

When putting a 60lb log down, get your feet out of the way. It might bounce and it might squash your toe.

Logs hurt.

The least scientific post

I’m not sure what I’ve been doing differently or whats changed as of late but for some reason I’ve been losing fat and my shape has been changing.

From shoulder to hip I’m just smaller and more solid. I have core muscles that I didn’t know existed. Mostly along my sides - is it possible that one’s obliques can stick out farther than their hip bone? I don’t mean the fat part - but the actual muscle. Because mine are getting alarmingly close.

I haven’t really changed the way I eat; still candy every few days, ‘too many’ carbs, high protein, lots of fruits and vegetables. 

I’m still doing CrossFit but I’ve added in a bit more running.

My ‘love handles’ are still bigger than I’d like but slowly shrinking but everything just seems to be harder and less squishy.

I like it.

Please excuse my inability to express myself - a full day of studying will do that to a girl’s brain.

I need someone to follow me around and track everything I do/eat to see what works.

Isn’t that what my blog was supposed to be for?

A post workout kind of meal. 

Half a huge sweet potato, lots of broccoli and 2 chicken/turkey sausage with sundried tomato. 

Today’s workout was just despicable. 

4 rounds of…

3 min AMRAP

3 power snatches (65)

6 over the bar burpees

Basically death. 

Then I hopped up on the pull-up bar to do some work on those guys. The more work I do, the better I’ll get. 

It was an alright end to the day.

A post workout kind of meal.

Half a huge sweet potato, lots of broccoli and 2 chicken/turkey sausage with sundried tomato.

Today’s workout was just despicable.

4 rounds of…

3 min AMRAP

3 power snatches (65)

6 over the bar burpees

Basically death.

Then I hopped up on the pull-up bar to do some work on those guys. The more work I do, the better I’ll get.

It was an alright end to the day.