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
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

Great time at the Beyoncé/Jay Z concert with @victoriaemms #iwokeuplikethis #ontherun #toronto #pastmybedtime

Great time at the Beyoncé/Jay Z concert with @victoriaemms #iwokeuplikethis #ontherun #toronto #pastmybedtime

Today things:

I do not normally wear tall socks at the gym; I think they’re ridiculous. As ridiculous as tall socks are - rope burn is worse. I only put them on to work on my rope climbs post workout.

I think I’ve got kicking into a handstand down pat. I’m already good to just chill upside down thanks to being able to climb the wall no problem. Now it’s time to get the whole HSPU thing figured out. I’m quite proud of this handstand development - I was terrified for a long time then yesterday I just decided to commit.

For my fellow Canadians out there, you will recognize the pattern of my bikini no problem; Hudson Bay Collection baby. HBC clothing/accessories/blankets are ridiculously priced. This teeny bikini was $75 regular price - found it on the clearance rack for $6.99! A casual 90% off! Win! It brings with it more motivation to keep working out.

I also just had a pretty rough day emotionally. Having all this time off is getting a little brutal. I know people will think that’s ridiculous but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I don’t do well with idle time. I like to be busy. This is really hard for me and having not worked in 2 years - I can’t even afford to do anything. September can’t come soon enough.