Weekly Workouts February 9-15

Whew! What a great week I had! I followed my diet to a "T" and lost 5.2 pounds this week and kicked butt in all my workouts. What did I do this week?


Weekly Workout Schedule February 9-February 15


Sunday-REST!! Steps: 15,716


Monday-CrossFit + 2 miles This workout pretty much sucked! LOL.Complete a 10 minute AMRAP of:
- 5 Wall Balls
- 5 Double Unders
- 10 Wall Balls
- 10 Double Unders
- 15 Wall Balls
- 15 Double Unders
- 20 Wall Balls
- 20 Double Unders

-30 Wall Balls

And that's as far as I made it. I was pretty happy with how far I got especially since on the FIRST set of wall-balls I jammed my little finger :( Hurt like the dickens!

Calories: 619

Steps: 19,098

Tuesday-REST DAY! I needed a rest day to let my jammed finger mend a little bit. I was still really active.

Total Steps: 21,136

Wednesday-CrossFit+2 miles Thankfully my jammed finger is all better Smile

"Broken Helen"
For Time Complete:
- 200m Shuttle Run
- 12 KB Swings (53/35)
- 6 Pull-Ups
* 6 Rounds

Time: 16:22

This WOD left me gasping for air!! I really enjoyed it because one of our coaches (and box owner, Jen) was able to do the WOD with us while her husband coached us. Helen is her favorite girl, so she was FLYING though this workout and kept me very inspired!

Calories: 774

Total Steps: 14,755

Thursday-CrossFit+2 miles

EMOM for 12 minutes complete:
1 Squat Clean (or Power Clean into Front Squat) + 3 Front Squats

This WOD was much more difficult than I thought it was going to be. Squat cleans and front squats are difficult for me because of my hip flexors. When I get into the "ass kissing grass" position, I can't get back up if I have too much weight, so I maxed out at 55 pounds because I couldn't get back up! But my heart rate got up and my legs were feeling the squats!

Calories: 708

Steps: 13,511

Friday-CrossFit. On Thursday night I signed up for the TNL Festivus Games (a CrossFit competition) as did a few of my box buddies, so we decided to do the first 3 WOD's from the upcoming competition. I'm so glad that they released them early so we could practice!

1000m row FOR TIME. There is a 6 minute cap (I finished in 4:30)
Once the running clock hits 6 minutes:
Athlete must establish a 1RM CLEAN in 6 min (I got up to 90#)
10 KB swing 53/35 - Intermediate 35/26 - Novice
20 sit ups
30 Box overs 24/20
8 min AMRAP

WOD 3 was TOUGH on the 20" box. I  managed 2 complete rounds (using a 30# Kettlebell) and 3 box overs for round 3.

Calories: 573

Steps: 14,567 (wow...look at 4567 neat-o)

Saturday- SPARTAN RACE!! 

This was my FIRST Spartan Race and I was super nervous! I've done a ton of mud runs, but for some reason this one had me really freaked out. But I did it, and I did much better than I thought I would. But...I forget to wear my heart rate monitor, so I have no idea how many calories I burned...but based on how I was feeling, I am going to estimate. I did wear my Loop, but since I didn't have my H7 on, it didn't calculate workout calories, just estimated overall calories for the day. A full review post will be coming soon.

Calories: 1,040

Steps: 20,771


Weekly Total:

119581 steps counted
19596 calories burned


Overall, I had a pretty fantastic week in workouts. How was your week??

Where I Started-Food

I get asked this question a lot. How did I start? What do I eat? How did I cut things out?

I started by first cutting out all fast food. Once I had that down, I cut out buying all foods that came in a box like hamburger helper, then I cut out foods that contained HFCS and MSG, and wheat, then I began ADDING a lot of veggies and fruits and only shopping around the outside of the store b/c that's where all the fresh food is.

My husband and kids pretty much eat what I eat, except for nights like tonight when I always make breakfast for dinner and the kids get gluten free pancakes while I had grilled chicken breast and spaghetti squash and I'm making a Greek salad for my husband.

As far as meal planning...once I get my produce co-op I know what other fruits/veggies I need to fill in the gaps and I meal plan on Sunday using those items and meats/fish/chicken that I have in the freezer, and then I pull out my cookbooks and I involve the kids in meal planning. Especially my oldest. She's been involved in our cooking since she was 5. At that age she looked through cookbooks for items she'd like to eat, and would write them down (helped her with her handwriting too.) I food prep on Sunday for the week. I grill chicken breasts, etc., things that make it super easy for me to grab and re-heat, or grab and go!

It was (and still is) a work in progress. I'm not perfect and I don't claim to be. But I do the best that I can and I always remember where I came from and what it felt like to be there.

Hope that helps.

How many points will that cookie cost you?

Guess what time it is??


This year my girls decided to take a break from scouting. That's good for me. No little girls with the most beautiful blue and green eyes staring up at me asking me to pretty please buy their cookies. No picking up cases upon cases of cookies. But I was always prepared when those tasty cookies came my way. I would figure out the PPV values ahead of time, and then write the points right on the box in a black sharpie. Nice and big so I could see it. Sometimes I could justify eating the cookies, sometimes I couldn't. It was the writing of the points on the box that kept me in check. Now I'm completely grain free (and feeling FABULOUS) so I'm pretty sure I won't be tempted this year. Guess we'll find out because I ordered 4 boxes of the new gluten free cookie (for the kids) from a neighboring state. Tongue Out

Thin Mints

1 is 2 PPV, 2 are 4 PPV, 3 are 7 PPV

Samoas/Caramel deLites

1 is 2 PPV, 2 are 4 PPV, 3 are 6 PPV

Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs

1 is 2 PPV, 2 are 4 PPV, 3 are 6 PPV


1 is 1 PPV, 2 are 2 PPV, 3 are 2 PPV, 4 are 3 PPV

Do-si-dos/Peanut Butter Sandwich

1 is 2 PPV, 2 are 3 PPV, 3 are 5 PPV, 4 are 6 PPV


1 is 2 PPV, 2 are 4 PPV, 3 are 6 PPV, 4 are 9 PPV

Savannah Smiles

1 is 1 PPV, 2 are 2 PPV, 3 are 2 PPV, 4 are 3 PPV


1 is 2 PPV, 2 are 4 PPV, 3 are 6 PPV

Dulce de Leche

1 is 1 PPV, 2 are 2 PPV, 3 are 3 PPV

Cranberry Citrus Crisps

1 is 1 PPV, 2 are 2 PPV, 3 are 3 PPV, 4 are 4 PPV

Chocolate Chip Shortbread (these are the new Gluten Free cookie)

1 is 1 PPV, 2 are 2 PPV, 3 are 3 PPV, 4 are 4 PPV

Thank U Berry Much

1 is 2 PPV, 2 are 3 PPV, 3 are 5 PPV

 Most types of Girl Scout cookies can be found in the Weight Watchers eTools database. You can also use eTools to calculate any number of cookies you just might eat. So if you eat the entire box in one sitting (in my "before" life I would do this...often) you can calculate the points.

Thankfully Girl Scout cookies aren't available year round.

Are you a fan of Girl Scout cookies? Which is your favorite?