Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 47 - Sunday

Day 47.  I'm starting to realize that the longer I stall on updating my posts, the more I forget the meals I'm having. I'm also very sleepy right now.

Breakfast at Denny's (10am):
-Ultimate omelette - cheese, sausages, bacon
-3 sausages
-20 oz of coffee with half and half


Dinner at Lucilles (5pm):
-half rack of bbq good
-sweet potato fries, 4oz
-braised greens
-half biscuit with apple butter...because I couldn't help it

800 burpees
Result: 2hours and 3 minutes

I freakin' forgot to do the 45...what a miscalc!

Day 47 done.

Day 46 - Saturday

Day 46

-1 banana

Bills Birthday WOD - 7min AMRAP of 100m run and 6x135lb thruster (result: 5 rounds), 5 min rest, then 7min AMRAP of 25pullups and 45x53lb kb swings (result: 1 round + 40 reps), 5min rest, then 7min AMRAP of 6 tire flips and 25 double unders (result: 8rounds + 1 rep)

Breakfast at Fantasy Cafe in Anaheim Hills (11am):
-4 pieces of bacon
-4 pcs of sausages
-6oz steak
-4oz of hashbrowns
-2 eggs scrambled
-20oz of coffee w/ half and half


Dinner at Yard House in Chino Hills (6pm):
-half rack of bbq pork ribs
-32oz of diet coke
-6 oz of sweet potato fries
-3 oz of ice cream over lava cake

And then....
Dancin' and drinkin' at Montana's in San Dimas
-Newcastle beer
-Norcal Margarita

I now owe 900 burpees...but for the sake of not killing myself with doing these, I'm going to count the 55 burpees done Day 43...why?...because I could. So now, I owe 845 burpees. Day 46 done!

Day 45 - Friday

Day 45

Breakfast (630am):
-24 oz of coffee with vanilla cream
-2 eggs scrambled
-8 oz of bbq chicken

Lunch with the boss at a really nice sushi joint (forgot the name, 1230p)
-6 oz of sashimi (salmon, yellow tail, ...)
-2 shrimp hand rolls without rice, avocado (freakin' awesome i may add)
-some other cooked fish (forgot the names)

Beer-thirty: (3pm)
-3 norcal margaritas

WOD (5pm):
-5 rounds of 21 reps each of 53lb kb swings, knees to elbows, double unders
Result: 17min3seconds
Yes...I did it under the influence.

Dinner at Waba Grill, my new fave (7pm):
-Salmon plate - 6oz salmon, salad, veggies, half orange
-20oz of diet coke

I proceeded to watch The Green Lantern and the was probably one of the worst movies ever made! What a complete waste of money and time! Why is this relevant? It's because I ate a small bag of popcorn with butter.

Day 45 done. And oh yeah, I owe 750 burpees

Day 44 - Thursday

Day 44

Breakfast (6am)
-2 eggs sunny side up
-12 oz steak
-24 oz coffee with vanilla cream

Lunch at Chipotle (1130am)
-Carnitas bowl - carnitas, fajita mix, sour cream, guacamole, mild salsa
-2 oz of cranberry, cashew, almond, walnut trail mix


Dinner at Twisted Vine:
-2 x 6oz glasses of Pinot
-8 oz of bread
-2oz of chocolate dip
-1 deviled egg
-2 small slices of pizza
-4 oz of sliced deli meats

I owe 600 burpees. Day 44 done.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Days 38 through 43....I know, I know

my feeling exactly (really Maniago??? really???)

So here's the deal. These past few days have been really crappy for me in terms of nutritional wellness. I know that we're still in the nutritional challenge and really only have a little over 2 weeks to go. I haven't posted on due to my laziness, busy-ness (I'm sure this isn't a word), shamefulness, and a little bit of I-don't-give-a-*bleep*-ness (definitely not a word). It's the summer and I'm catching a little bit of that "let's just have fun" fever and because of this the nutritional challenge has sort of taken a back seat. With the "fun" weekends coming up prior to the end of the challenge, it's going to be hella tough to come out of it unscathed. What's even worse is that I've been trying to get people to try going paleo! How crazy ridiculous is that I'm trying to convince them to do it while I hypocritically go the other way! From now on I'll just shut up until I can manage to get back on board consistently.

With this I leave you with my mind-numbing 6 days worth of never-before-seen posts. Try not to fall asleep while reading as I am trying to do the same typing this up. Also, I'm going to start from the most recent day (today, Day 43), so that it keeps in flow of the previous posts. more thing....I owe 500 burpees.

Day 43 - Wednesday

Breakfast (630am)
-4 oz chicken sausage
-2 eggs sunny side up
-2 x 20z coffee with 3 x 1oz vanilla cream

Lunch at Waba Grill (1130am)
-Salmon plate - 6oz grilled salmon, vegetables
-12oz of diet coke

WOD (6p-7p)
-Strength: 3 reps X 5 sets of overhead squats
I started with 95lbs and kept increasing in increments of 10lbs. I was able to do the reps of 155lbs but I failed on 165lbs (I did 2 but the last one I dropped)
-Metcon (sort of): 10-9-8....1 of 225lb deadlifts, burpees, dead-hang pullups
Result: 23 minutes...I admit it...totally dogged it

-5oz of Apple Chips
-5oz of cranberry, almonds, cashew trail mix

Dinner at Chipotle (830p)
-Steak bowl - steak, fajita mix, guacamole, sour cream, regular/mild/spicy salsa
-12oz of unsweetened ice tea
-12oz of diet coke

Day 43 done!

Day 42 - Tuesday

Breakfast (630am)
-4 x 2oz chicken sausage
-2 eggs sunny side up
-24 oz of coffee with vanilla cream

Lunch at Flame Broiler (1130am):
-Works bowl - chicken and beef, no rice, all veggies
-12oz diet coke
-12oz ice tea


Dinner at Slater's 50/50 (7pm)
-1/2 of cobb salad
-2 skinny margaritas (somehow I really got F'd up by drink ever)

and then...
-2 tacos at Jack in the Box
-12 oz of oreo cookie shake (F--- me!)

I can't believe I slipped at the end there. Day 42 done son!

Day 41 - WTF Monday

Breakfast (630am)
-2 eggs sunny side up
-5 oz turkey bacon
-24 oz of coffee with vanilla cream

Lunch at Pho' something something (1145am)
-8 oz of marinated pork
-8 oz of marinated beef
-2 eggs sunny side up

WOD (6p-7p)
-10 rounds of 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off of squats, kb situps (24lbs), ab rings superman ??
Result: don't care...I went hard though

Dinner at Lampost Pizza (9pm)
-Mediterranean greek salad with 6oz of chicken
-48 oz of diet pepsi
-2 oz of trail mix


Day 40 - Sunday


-tabata something or rather

Breakfast Part Deux at Esther's (11am)
-steak and eggs
-with chips

Dinner, sort of (4pm) at Tommy's Burgers
-Double chili burger
-12oz of chili fries
-24oz diet coke

Done. Son.

Day 39 - Saturday

Breakfast...this was actually an after party type of deal, but technicality makes it breakfast (230am) at Denny's
-Chicken-fried steak with pico de gallo salad laced with bacon..yum!

No Lunch


Dinner at Fish Market in Los Alamitos for Father's day celebration (7pm):
-8 oz of grilled scallops
-36oz of diet coke

Saturday done!

Day 38 - Friday Funday!

Breakfast (630am)
-2 eggs sunny side up
-5oz of turkey bacon
-36oz of coffee with vanilla cream

Lunch at this very awesome place in Costa Mesa...plaza across from The Lab...very hipster-like (12pm)
-pulled pork bbq omelette...exactly what you think it will taste like...freakin' good!
-8oz of mixed fruit (berries)

Dinner at Rooster's Fun Bar (7p to I don't know)
-300 burpees worth of drinks, maybe more but I don't remember...and if I don't remember then it doesn't count
-2 x 12oz of meatballs with marinara sauce


Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 37 -Thursday

Breakfast (630a):
-4 pieces of turkey bacon
-2 eggs, sunny side up
-48oz of coffee with vanilla cream

Lunch at Gyro King...again (1115a):
-Gyro plate - 6 oz of lamb meat over a bed of lettuce, hummus, some other salad-like minty stuff (so descriptive, i know)
-12 oz diet coke
-6 oz of trail mix (no peanuts but lots of raisins)

WOD (6p-7p):
-50 burpees to go back to even with the drinks
-"No Rest Barbara": 5 rounds of 20 pullups, 30 pushups, 40 situps, 50 squats
Result: 28min30seconds

Dinner (8p) at Chipotle:
-Steak bowl - steak, fajita mix, all the salsas, sour cream, guacamole, no rice
-12 oz of diet coke

Just when I knew I was safe....
-2 mugs (probably 32 oz each) of Stella beer
-2 shots of ??? (I forgot what the shots were, fruity though). It was Suzanne's birthday and it was free, so whatever! Don't judge me! Ok, judge me...I'm weak.
-1 1/2 garlic roll. That was just peer pressure

There you have it. I finish Day 37 by owing 200 burpees!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Day 36 - Wednesday

Day 36. *Yawn*

Breakfast (630a):
-2 eggs sunny side up
-4 oz of bacon
-24 oz of coffee with half and half cream

Lunch at Gyro King (1230p):
-Gyro plate: 8 oz of lamb over a bed of lettuce, 3 oz of hummus
-12 oz of diet coke

WOD (6p-8p)
Strength: 5-5-3-3-1-1 backsquats
Result: 5x135lb, 5x165lb, 3x205, 3x225, 1x255 (PR), 1x285 (fail)

Metcon: 50-40-30-20-10 of situps, good mornings (w/ 45lb bar), double unders
Result: 20min6seconds

Dinner (830p):
-8 oz of tilapia (fish) with medium sauce (don't know how to describe it)
-12oz of coconut juice

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 35

Weighed myself today....173.2 lbs. Yikes! Day me!

By the way, this isn't me

Stolen Quote of the Day:

“Middle class thinkers fail and retreat back to their comfort zone. World class thinkers fail and keep starting over until they succeed. Champions aren’t any smarter, more educated, or ambitious than the average person, but they are far more resilient. While middle class thinkers process their failures through emotion, world class thinkers process failure through logic. Middle class thinkers are ashamed of failing while world class thinkers see their resilience as a testament to their toughness.”
–Steve Siebold

Let's try to be world class y'all!

Breakfast (630a):
-3 eggs sunnyside up
-6 oz of bacon, 6 pieces
-24 oz of coffee with light vanilla cream (I'll go back to plain black next week)

Lunch (1130a) at Flame Broiler:
-Works Bowl - chicken, beef, all veggies, no rice. I think I'm just going to ride this out for the remainder of the week. Changes coming ahead!
-24 oz of diet coke

-100 burpees :) Finished what I owed for the weekend.
-15-12-9 of 115lb clean and jerk, unbroken sets (ie touch and go on the resetting on the letting go of the bar). This one really hurt my forearms due to my lack of practice of the hook grip. Result: FINISHED. Between sets 15 and 12, I took just maybe 4 minutes to recover and do set 12.. However, between 12 and 9, my arms were throbbing so much that I think it may have take almost 8 minutes to do set 9.
-500m max row. Result: 1min43sec.

Dinner at Slater's 50/50 (8pm):
-2 tall beers (back to -100 burpees)
-1/3lb 50/50 burger, lettuce wrapped with roasted garlic, peppers, dill pickle, yadayadayada
-12 oz nutella chocolate shake (son of a...)
-5 oz of sweet potato fries

I probaby shouldn't have had the 2 beers but someone had a bad day (not me) so it was almost like a gesture to drink. Melisa, stop having bad days! Day 35 done (son).

Day 34 - Monday

Ahhhh Monday. My favorite day of the week! I ate like crap this past weekend but at least I had fun...isn't that what summer time is all about? Anyway, here is (was) my Monday.

Breakfast (630a):
-3 eggs sunny side up
-2 x 2oz of chicken sausage
-24 oz of coffee with light vanilla cream

Lunch (1130a) at Flame Broiler:
-Guess.......Works bowl - chicken and beef, all veggies, no rice
-24 oz of unsweetened iced tea

-9 oz of cranberry, macadamia, cashew, almond, pineapple trail mix

-150 burpees for this past weekend's sins (I have 100 more to go)
-For time: 5 rounds of 50 jump and touch (you have to jump and try to reach a height of at least 18" above the tip of your fingers), 40 squats, 30 situps, 20 pushups, 10 pullups
Result: 38min1sec....and my calves are killing me.

Dinner at Chipotle (830p):
-Steak bowl - 4oz steak, fajita mix, sour cream, guacamole, hot/medium/mild salsa
-Came home to my dad's ground chicken dish...about 5oz of that
-2 x 12oz of coconut juice

Not a bad day. Day 34 done foo!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 33 - Sunday

At the Los Alamitos Horse Race Track just having a good ol' time!

WOD (9am):
Modified Tabata of battle ropes, 135lb backsquats, backward single jump ropes, dips, 53lb kettlebell deadlifts
Result: didn't keep count

Breakfast (11am) at Esther's
-8oz steak
-2 eggs scrambles
-4 oz chorizo
-3 oz flour tortilla chips with salsa
-20oz coffee black

Lunch - None

Dinner at Los Alamitos Race Track (6p)
-2 x 12 oz Pacifico beer
-shrimp salad with avocado, 1 egg, 6 large shrimps, on a bed of lettuc
-3 oz of bread roll
-1 bite of vanilla cake

That brings the count to 250 burpees...I will do them, I promise!!

Day 32 - Saturday

This actually wasn't too bad of a day until night time...

Breakfast (7am)
-4 pieces of bacon (4oz)

WOD (9am)
-Crossfit endurance WOD: 10 x 250m sprints with 2min rest in-between...result: avg. time 42 seconds
-Canyon WOD: 15min Fartlek consisting of pushups, pullups, box jumps (24in), push press (95lbs), 150m run. 6 people per team (one member always at resting position) at each station. Movements from each station ends once the person doing the 150m run returns to replace the person resting, who in turn takes the place of the person doing pushups, who in get the idea.
Result: We went all out, but I don't know how many rounds we did.

Lunch (230p):
This was at a pool party/gathering for a buddy's birthday.
-30 oz of carne asada
-2 turons (banana and jackfruit inside a sugar-coated flour wrap)
-chocolate ice cream cake (4 oz)
-24 oz of mineral water

And then....
Dinner at Wurstkuche Bar (fancy shmancy hot dog joint with a german/belgian beer bar) - 1030p
-alligator and pork hot dog (4oz) with sauerkraut and sweet peppers, WITH white bun
-buffalo, beef, and pork with chipotle peppers hot dog (4oz) with sauerkraut and sweet peppers, WITH white bun
-8 oz of fries
-8 oz Chimay White Belgian beer
-2 x 17oz of Reisdorf Kolsch German beer

Damn it! that's 150 burpees I owe! Oh well, Day 32 done.

Day 31 (Friday)

So I probably should have updated my posts earlier than Sunday night (right now). I'll do my best. Damn it!

Breakfast (6am):
-3 eggs, sunny side up
-5 pieces of bacon (5oz)
-12oz of almond milk

Lunch at Flame Broilers (1130a):
-Works bowl-chicken, beef, all veggies, no rice
-12 oz of unsweetened iced tea

WOD (6p-7p)
-20min AMRAP of 10 overhead squats (95lbs), 10 burpees, 10 pullups, then 400m run
Result: 5 rounds

Dinner at Esther's (8p)
-32 oz of diet coke
-2 street tacos- pork, corn tortilla
-10 oz of flour tortilla chips with salsa
No drinks but the weekend just started....

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 30 - Halfway there!

We have entered the "halfway zone" into the 60 day challenge and I feel like I did in Day 1 - motivated but not disciplined. Let's hope for a better 2nd half.

Breakfast (630a):
-3 eggs, sunnyside up
-6 pieces bacon (6oz)
-12oz of unsweetened almond milk
-24oz of coffee with light cream

Lunch at Flame Broiler (1230p):
-Works bowl - chicken and beef, all veggies no rice
-12 oz of unsweetened iced tea

-2 oz of cranberry, almonds, and cashew trail mix

None. Arms are very sore (probably need to get back to fish oil).

Dinner at Slaters 50/50 (6p):
-1/3 lb 50/50 burger with quacamole, saurkraut, vampire dip cheese (?), in a lettuce wrap
-and ummmm................1 x tall stella beer, 3 x skinny :) margarita...mimic-ing the norcal version
-and ummmm.....ummmm.....6oz of nutella chocolate shake...damn good, but so damn bad

Ok, I had 200 insurance burpees, subtract 200 due to the 4 drinks, which now gives me 0 insurance burpees = 0 drinks. Day 30 done!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 29

Quote of the day:
"Listen, here's the thing. If you can't spot the sucker in the first half hour at the table, then you ARE the sucker. "
-Mike McDermott (Matt Damon) from Rounders

Breakfast (625am):
-2 eggs, sunnyside up
-5 oz steak
-24oz coffee with a splash of vanilla creamer

Lunch (1130a)
-8 oz of gyro meat on a bed of lettuce
-4 oz of hummus
-24 oz of diet coke
-4 oz of cranberry, almond, & cashew trail mix

WOD (530p-7p)
-Crossfit Endurance WOD 5 x 850m w/ 3min rest in between
Result: 28min8sec (with rest times included)...average 850m time ~3min13sec
-100 insurance burpees (brings total to 200 insurance burpees)

Dinner at Chipotle (730p):
-Steak bowl - steak, fajita mix, medium salsa, guacamole, and sour cream
-8oz diet coke
-3 oz of plantain chips

Day 29 done!

Day 28 - Terrible Tuesday

Not everyday is a good day. Today (Tuesday) was one of those days to forget. Nothing of tragic proportions, but one that I would like to do over. Anyway, here was my Day 28...

Breakfast (630a)
-3 eggs sunny side up
-6 oz of chicken sausage
-24 oz of coffee (with vanilla cream, yikes!)

Lunch at Flame Broiler (11am)
-Flame Broiler Works Bowl - chicken, beef, veggies, no rice
-24 oz of unsweetened iced tea

-5 oz of $7.49 Apple Crisp by Paleo People...I'm gonna have to buy this wholesale

-200 insurance burpees
-Cash in 1000m run, then 5 rounds of 2 muscle ups, 4 squat snatches (75lbs), 8 pistols, then cash out with 1000m row. I modified the pistols by using a 10lb counter weight, and after the 1st round, I modified the muscle up with 2 chest to bar pullups and ring dips to equal 1 muscle up. I tried for about 25 minutes to get 2 muscle ups on the second round. This was why my day sucked ass. I will never do a muscle up workout after burpees, much less 200 of the burpees.
Result - DNF. I will do this again next week, same day, different result (I hope).

Dinner at Slater 50/50
-2/3lb of 50/50 burger with grilled onions, pickles, smashed avocado, and ?? (I was in a haze)
-16oz of sweet potato fries
-2 x 16oz of Stella Beer (see ya 100 burpees!)

Day 28 done.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 27

Day 27 and having the case of the Munnndayss. I woke up feeling like crap from this past weekend's debacle, which I truly truly deserve. Also, I found out that due to the nature of the 100 burpee challenge, I need to do 200 more burpees in addition to the 100 I did yesterday. I'll have to present my case and try to reverse the ruling on this one.

Breakfast (630am)
-3 eggs
-24 oz of coffee
-24 oz of coffee with 3 packets of cream (Coffeemate)

Lunch at Flame Broiler (1110am)
-Beef bowl - beef, all veggies and no rice
-24 oz of unsweetened iced tea

WOD (530p-7p)
-150 "punishment" burpees - 13 minutes, I think
-3 rounds for time: 5 deadlifts (275lbs), 10 kettlebell swings (53lbs), 15 pullups, 20 ring dips
Result - 11 minutes

Dinner (915p)
-5 oz of bacon
-12 oz of pork
I know, I feel gross. I didn't have veggies to cook.
-12 oz of coconut juice with pul

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day 26

It's still the weekend so therefore "bad" sits around the corner.

NONE...I think I'm getting used to this intermittent fasting stuff but I'll limit it to only during the weekends. It's a pretty good way to cleanse the body of the bad stuff, though ironically, it's during the weekends that I am at my worst.

Lunch at Esther's (12pm):
-6 oz steak, 2 eggs, and 3 oz of chorizo
-flour tortillas, maybe around 10 oz worth...I totally forgot that this was a taco joint that always puts chips and salsa in front of you right after you get seated. I should've said that we didn't want it (a lie of course) but it was already there...and I was weak...damn it!

WOD (9a-10a)
-20 min AMRAP: 20 wallballs at 20lb, 10 pullups, 5 deadlifts at 205lbs, 400m run
Result: 6 rounds (finished 6th round in 23min somethin'somethin' seconds)

Insurance WOD (1030a)
-100 burpees
Result: 8min55sec.
The burpees are due to the anticipated drinking that will happen at the event below. I figured I'm still strong enough to the burpees and I knew I was going to drink, so why not do it before and not think about it later? I'll probably end up doing this for the rest of the week :)

Throughout the rest of the day and dinner-ish
Melisa and I went to our buddy Eamon's cousin's birthday (I hope I got that right). It was a pool party with beer...WITH BEER.

-10 oz coffee with Stevia
-5 bottles (12 oz or so) of Pacifico and Stella
-6 oz of salad
-6 oz of asparagus
-4 oz of baked salmon, which was freakin' awesome by the way
-a really really small scoop of spanish rice (1 oz)
-more chips and salsa and guacamole and melted cheese. I was just eating away so I don't know how much.
-10 oz of tri tip
-6 oz of fruit salad - strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
-2 x 12oz of coconut juice

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Day 25

Day 25, Saturday, June 4th
I weighed myself at around 7am...170.0 lbs.

None. I guess you could call it intermittent fasting, but I just wanted to see how much I could hold the hunger. I actually didn't eat until about 130pm.


Snack/Lunch/Dinner (130pm) at uncle's party
-15 cherries
-24 oz of a combination of ground beef, chicken, and asada (it's a party)
-side mixed spring salad with light vinaigrette
-20 oz of diet coke
and uh oh....
-2 turons - banana in a fried, sugar-coated wrap (thin)
-lemon merengue (small slice)
-chocolate mousse pie w/ coconut (small slice)
-chocolate cake with whip cream (small slice)
-fruit cake (small slice)
-6oz of water melon

...but hey, at least I didn't drink = 0 burpees! Day 25 done.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Day 24 - Friday!

Yo YO yO yo it's Friday! Have a great weekend! Remember the 100 burpee challenge!

Quote of the Day:

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

-The late, great John Wooden.

Think about it

Breakfast (630am):
-3 eggs, sunny-side up
-2 x 2oz of chicken sausage
-24 oz coffee x 2
-1 oz of apple crisp by Paleo People

Lunch at Chipotle (1115am):
-Carnitas bowl - carnitas, fajita mix, salsa, sour cream, guacamole. This is getting gross so I'll be off commission from eating Chipotle any time soon.
-16 oz of diet coke

WOD (6p-7p):
-For time: Cash in w/ 400m run, then 27-18-9 of burpees and 75lb squat clean thrusters, then cash out with 100 double unders
Result: 14min40sec

Dinner at Slater's 50/50 (8p):
I thought that this was going to be a bad night, but it turned out to be one of those times where I really really really did not want to do burpees. So congratulations to me for laying off on alky!

-1 lb (that's right...1 freakin' pound) of fire beef burger, no bun, with cheese, and other fried stuff in it, and lettuce wrapped
-5 oz or so of fried artichoke hearts
-2 oz of sweet potato fries
-24 oz of diet coke

Bad but not terrible, eh?! There you go, Day 24.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 23

Day 23

This challenge is going by pretty fast as we only have a little over 5 weeks left. Just gotta dial it in a little more with a few challenges in the near future. One in particular is my uncle's 60th birthday party this Saturday. Even if he's not filipino, it's a filipino party...meaning lots of food....lots of really bad food (but oh so good)!

Breakfast (630am)
-3 slices of sandwich turkey
-2 eggs, scrambles
-24 oz of regular "i'm never going back to cappuccino" coffee

Quote of the Day:
"Can you imagine what I could do if I can do all I can?"
-Sun Tzu

This video is pretty cool...and I just wanted to see how to put one up.

Lunch at Flame Broiler (1115am):
-Beef bowl-beef, veggies, blah blah, blah blah
-24oz of unsweetened ice tea

-4 oz of apple crisp by Paleo People

WOD (6p-7p)
-For time: 20 calorie row, 30 burpees, 40 ground to overhead w/ 95lb barbell, 50 toes to bar, 100ft overhead lunges with 45lb, 250m run
Result: 16min40sec

Dinner at Lampost Pizza (830p):
-Greek salad w/ grilled chicken - included feta cheese and light dressing
-30 oz of diet pepsi

Day 23 done

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Day 22

Waddup Day 22!

Breakfast (615am):
-3 eggs
-10 oz of cappuccino mixed with coffee (never again!...this was in a 24 oz cup and I threw out the rest...too sweet)

Lunch (11am):
-Flame broiler beef veggie bowl - NO RICE!
-12oz unsweetened iced tea

WOD (6p-7p):
-"Chief": 3 minutes of 3 power cleans (135lbs), 6 hands-release pushups, 9 squats for 5 rounds with 1 minute rest in-between
Result: 18 rounds...dyin', man, just dyin'...need to work on pushups for sure a 3 min plank session, anyway

Dinner at Chipotle, AGAIN (830p):
-Steak bowl - fajitas, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, steak
-12 oz unsweetened iced tea
-1/2 oz of trail was just sitting right there!!!

See ya Day 22!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Day 21

Day 21 is has just ended for me (unless I go snack up within the next couple of hours)

Breakfast (620am)
-3 eggs, sunny-side up
-2 chicken sausages (2oz ea)
-24 oz coffee
Eating the chicken sausages together with the eggs seems a bit odd, no?

Lunch at Flame Broiler (11am)
-Beef veggie bowl- no rice, beef, veggies *yawn*
-16 oz of unsweetened ice tea

WOD (6p-7p)
-Cash in with 400m run, then follow with 18-12-6 of 135lb thruster and burpees with 5 pullups in-between and at the end (i.e. 3x5), then finally cashout with a 400m run...20min cap
Result: 19min5sec...phew!

Dinner (830p) at Chipotle
-Steak bowl - steak, fajita veggies, sour cream, salsa, guacamole (plus another 3oz of guacamole on the side)
-3 oz of pampanu fish (i think that's what it's called)

Fo sheezy my neezy....Day 21

100 burpee challenge

Ok, so I'm laughing as I type this up. What if there are consequences if we have even a sip of alcohol before the nutritional challenge ends? I, Homer Maniago, propose the 100 Burpee Challenge. For everytime we have alcohol before the 60 days is over we pay for it by doing 100 burpees the next day. Obviously this will work under the honor code and will definitely make us think twice about being rediculously bad. Who's with me? Anybody?..Anybody?...helllooo? (I understand only 4 people somewhat follow this and I could very well be talking to myself).

Monday, May 30, 2011

Days 17, 18, 19 & 20

So I haven't actually posted anything these past few days and you're probably wondering why. It's called "shame." Those 3 things that I feared per my Day 16 post apparently all came true. Let's see if I can remember what I had.

Day 17 : 'twas an alright day...

Breakfast at IHOP (745am):
-Colorado omelette
-24oz coffe
-4 oz of mixed fruit

Lunch at Flame Broiler (12pm)
-Flame Broiler works bowl
-16oz of unsweetened ice tea

-5 oz of Apple Crisp by Paleo People...expensive but awesome

-"Pizza and Beer" - 125 kettle bell swings at 53 lbs for time, but every minute on the minute 5 burpees must be done...therefore start with the burpees.
Result: 7min.28 seconds....this is a forearm burner and something that would probably make someone throw up.

But then....

Dinner at the Tilted Kilt in the LBC (8pm)...come on! it was a guys' night out and it was a buddy's birthday
-4 oz of grilled herb chicken, mixed vegetables
-8 oz bentley margarita (not paleo)
-2 norcal margaritas, on the rocks, double shot
-half pint of dos xx beer
-2 irish car bombs
-about 6 oz of fries (regular, garlic, and sweet potato)
-5 oz of Banana Crisp by Paleo People

That was Day 17.

Now for Day 18. Woke up hungover but like a trooper I pressed on...

Breakfast: None (didn't wake up in time for that)

Lunch at Wood Ranch Grill (12pm)
-10 oz of prime rib
-8 oz of broccoli

Dinner at Honda Ya in Downtown LA (Little Tokyo, yakitori and sushi place, 6pm)
Yakitori are skewered dishes, but they're not very big. Think of sticks about 4-5 inches long with meat stuck to them.
-2 pork bellies
-1 chicken liver
-2 bacon-wrapped sausage
-2 something somethings. I forgot what they were called.
-3 oz of salmon sashimi (not yakitori)
-16 oz of Asahi beer

This was a buddy's going away event so we decided to move it to a hotdog/bar place called Wurstkuche:
-pint of an amber beer
-pint of light beer
-buffalo, beef, and pork with sweet peppers hot dog (yes, with the bun)

Day 18 done and now for Day 19

Breakfast (none, again)

I went to the movies and watched Hangover sucked...had small popcorn

Lunch and Dinner (I had to put this together because I was in a haze for the most part)
-probably 12 oz of carne asada
-lots of tortilla chips with a guacamole dip and non-bean dip (this was freakin' awesome...i think it was made from cream cheese and salsa)
-???? oz of beer (Pacifico, bud light)
-few oz of skinny margarita (didn't help)
-more ???? oz of beer (went to a bar)

Day 20

Breakfast at Denny's (5am)...woke up in my car :)
-Omelette with sausage, bacon, and ham
-2 pcs of sausage and bacon each
-hash browns (5 oz)
-2 oz of pancakes. I was glad that the pancakes were terrible, otherwise I would've eaten it all

No lunch
-had small popcorn...saw a movie...again

Dinner (6pm)
-1 oz of chicken sausage
-6 oz of rotisserie chicken

There you have it, Days 17 through 20

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day 16

The 3-day weekend is fast approaching!

3 things to be fearful of this weekend:
1. Beer
2. Junk food
3. Excessive beer drinking and eating of junk food

Quote of the day: "If you want something, take it" - ???

Breakfast (625am):
-3 eggs, sunny-side up
-2 chicken sausage
-24 oz of coffee much for the variety in my diet

Lunch (1130am) at Pita Grill
-12oz of gyro, and salad (bell peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, olive oil)
yogurt dip
-14oz diet coke

-1 oz of trail mix, no peanuts
-1 banana (medium)

WOD (6-7p)
for "power or squat cleaning" practices-225lb dead lift with pull (no clean) 5 reps x 2 sets
-275lb dead lift with pull 4 x 2

afterwards, 21-15-9 of overhead lunges with 45lb plate, pushups with 45lb plate on back, situps with 45lb pound plate held out in front (straight arm)
Result: 11min45sec, i think

Dinner (830p)
-carne asada plate with salad (tomatoes, lettuce, no croutons, italian dressing)
-12oz of diet coke

Day 16 done!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day 15

Good morning and Happy Wednesday! I need to refocus because I think I can do a lot better in this challenge. Let the 45 Day Challenge begin! Anyway, I weighed myself this morning at 6am...170.8lbs. Not too shabby.

Quote of the day:

"Change, sh--
I guess change is good for any of us
Whatever it take for any of y'all ni---z to get up out the hood
Sh--, I'm wit cha, I ain't mad at cha..."

-Tupac, "I Ain't Mad at Cha"...I was listening to it this morning and it stuck to me.

Breakfast (615am):
-4 pieces of turkey bacon
-2 eggs sunny-side up
-24oz coffee.
I'll try, sometime this week, to add some vegetables in the morning--maybe some broccoli or cauliflower. I'll also try to eat something else other than bacon and eggs.

Lunch (1130am)
-Chipotle - steak bowl-fajita mix, steak, mild salsa, sour cream, guacamole
-3 oz of banana chips

-beef jerky (45 grams of total protein)...I ate the whole bag

WOD (6-7pm)
-For time: 40 thrusters (75lbs), 750m run, 30 push press (75lbs), 600m run, 20 power snatch (75lbs), 450m run, 10 thrusters (75lbs), 300m run
Result: 16min40sec

Dinner (8pm)
-8oz of chicken and onions
-1 banana

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day 14

Still staying good...

Breakfast (615am)
-2 chicken sausage links (tot. 5 oz)
-2x24 oz coffee

Lunch (1230p)
-Flame freakin' Broiler - works bowl, no rice
-mixed nuts (no peanuts) 3oz

3 rounds of:
-front squat (95lbs)
-50 double unders
-sumo deadlift high pull (95lbs)
-50 double unders
Result: 12min 26sec

Dinner (730pm)
-6 oz of curried sting ray (that's right...thanks pops)
-mixed nuts, dried mango (tot. 4 oz)

I still think I can do without the dried mangos because of the sugar. I won't buy them anymore. There...figured it out!

Monday, May 23, 2011


So recently I've been having conversations with some people regarding exercise and nutrition. It came up because one person in particular is having a great amount of stress at work and at home, and their fading physical health. Naturally I talked about crossfit and the paleolithic diet because heck, that's what we crossfitters do no matter how douche (spelling?) we sound. I explained what crossfit is and the idea behind it but somehow it progressed quickly to the price of becoming a member.

Obviously I talked about the higher membership fee of a crossfit gym compared to the globo gym that this person currently has. I made a point that a globo gym can only take you so far especially when you don't get the knowledge and support of an actual trainer on a regular basis like you would at a crossfit gym. Pay more now and get results OR keep paying the low membership fees and see absolutely nothing? Plus I think it's more fun to do workouts together with other people, creating a competitive and intense environment, than having to half-ass curls and treadmill runs alone. This person didn't budge, not even a bit. Price is important and I certainly understood that because of our current economic state.

Ok, fine. Crossfit is expensive and there is no money for it. Got it.

Maybe I could help this person out by talking about going paleo in their diet. I'm not the most knowledgeable person in the world regarding this subject, but I was able to point out bread and sugar = bad, meat and vegetables = good. To help my cause, I even emailed them some literarture and links to websites (i.e. I asked them to try it for 30 days, heck, even try it for 3 weeks because I'm sure they'll be able to see some results that it will work. This person responded with one excuse after another. A couple, in particular was "I know, I know...but it's too hard" and "(grains) is like a drug and I need it". Mind you, this is the person who knows the problem, wants a solution to the problem, gets a fire-proof solution to the problem, but can't muster up a little sacrifice to fix it.

Luckily that's how the conversation ended and this person walked away because I was just getting annoyed. I might have said things that I would regret so in a way that was a fine. It did make me realize something about some people...not everybody, just some. There are 2 kinds of people, the "go-getters" and the "pity me" type. Given the same problems, the "go-getters" will take the initiative to seek for help, seriously take up sound advice, and then try to fix it asap while the "pity me" type will wait 'til someone pities them enough to fix the problem for them. Unfortunately for the "pity me" type, there aren't that many willing to help as that's not how the world is.

(I know I probably didn't deliver this as well as I could but I was really bugged about this today)

Day 13

Day 13. Got up at around 6am, and my calves are STILL sore. I don't know if I'll be able to work out today but we'll see.

Breakfast  (645am)
-3 pcs of turkey bacon
-2 eggs, sunny-side up
-2 x 24oz of coffee

Lunch (1pm) at Pita House (I think that's what it's called, mediterranean)
-14oz of gyro, and salad (bell pepper, tomatoes, lettuce, olive oil)
-yogurt dip

-3 oz of cashew, almond, pineapple, pecans, cranberry trail mix
-2 oz dried mango
-cashew, almond, pecans trail mix

WOD (6-7pm)
-Strength: backsquats
3 set of 5 reps of 75%  max = 185lbs
2 x 3 of 85% max = 205lbs
The weights felt a little light, I think I should max out again on backsquats.

100 each of squats, hand-release pushups, situps
Result: 12min flat

-beefsteak and onions 12oz
-8oz zico water

There you go, Day 13

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Day 12

Sunday Sunday Sunday!

Breakfast (845am):
-15oz steak - lemon marinated and onions
-1 egg, sunny-side up

none. zero. nope. zilch. nada.

My calves are sore, probably because of the Inov-8s. Hopefully it's making my running technique better.

Lunch (1pm): Boiling Crab
-1 lb of shrimp with lemon, butter, garlic, and other sauces mixed together
-6 oysters
My hands wreaked afterwards, go figure.

-2 oz of dried mango
-4 oz of raw mixed nuts (no peanuts)
-4 oz of dried mango, papaya, pineapple mix

Dinner (7pm at Chili's, I am so poor now)
-half slab of baby back ribs,
-4 oz of marinated chicken
-6 oz of broccoli
-diet coke, 24oz

I ate plenty today but yet I wasn't satiated. I believe now that in order to feel this I either need to eat more vegetables or bread, and I'm not about to do the latter. See you tomorrow.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Day 11

I know it's early but I'm about to go to sleep...on a Saturday Anyway, before I go to sleep, I'll give you a rundown on my day.

I wake up at 530 am and hit the snooze button twice, so technically I got up around 6am. I put on my running gear and drove to Huntington Beach to meet some friends for a morning run.

WOD  (740am):
-6 mile run (something I was suppose to do last saturday). Finished in 52min, 20sec. I used my Inov-8 230s. They hurt my feet a little but I think it takes some getting used to. Oh well.

Brunch (1030am) at Sugar Shack, an awesome breakfast place:
-8oz Steak and 2 eggs
-side of fruit
-also...........1 pancake with butter and syrup....I couldn't fight it, it smelled too good

I went to the movies later on, but instead of buying popcorn inside the theatre, I went to Trader Joe's.
-5oz or organic popcorn
-3.5oz of dark chocolate with almonds (73% cacao)
(Yes, I snuck these in)
-24oz of diet coke, no control over this
I saw Pirates of the Caribbean 4. 2-1/2 stars out of 4. Didn't really do it for me.

Dinner (730p) at Woodranch Grill:
-6oz of grilled, marinated atlantic salmon
-5oz of mashed sweet potatoes.

I have to start cooking more as my meals are getting more expensive. At least it wasn't a complete cheat day. Anyway, Day 11 done son!

Friday, May 20, 2011


Good morning and Happy Friday! I know some of you are going on a river trip today...stay safe, but more importantly, stay paleo..

Quote of the day:
"You've got to ask yourself one question: 'Do I feel lucky?' Well, do ya, punk?"
- Harry Callahan (Dirty Harry)

Breakfast (630am)
-2 turkey slices, deli sandwich style
-2 scrambled eggs
-24 oz coffee (so far)

Weighed myself when I woke up (pre-breakfast): 170.4 lbs

-Flame Broiler Friday!! - Works bowl - chicken, beef, veggies, no rice, hot sauce (i don't know why)
-12oz diet coke, 12oz unsweetened iced tea
day 1 of nutritional challenge
-about 7oz of cranberry, macadamia, almond, cashew trail mix
-more coffee...long day man

I did Diane for the first time today...awesome workout...really tested my will to finish the wod, which was around 11min 30 second-ish.

Diane: 21-15-9 of 225lb deadlifts and handstand pushups.
I finished it RX'd, i.e. head to ground the whole way *pad on the back for me, yay!*

Dinner (8pm)
-Ground beef with squash and carrots - 15oz

Alrighty then, 1/6th of the way down!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Day 9

I wake up and I'm already anticipating how much my arms and lungs will hurt later tonight. Good morning.

Breakfast (625am)
-2 eggs, sunny-side up
-3 pieces of sandwich turkey slices
...yes I know, I do need to mix up my breakfast a little bit

-cranberry, almonds, pineapple, and cashew trail mix (2 oz)

Lunch (1115am)
-El Torito - Grilled steak salad - steak, avocado, onions, pinenuts
-16 oz of diet pepsi (like crack)

F---in' Fran
21-15-9 of 95lb thrusters and pullups
 Result: 5:50 (PR but I'm disappointed)

If I could, I would just go on the rest of this blog about how I hate this workout. It HURT. SO. BAD....but I'm alright now.

Dinner at Slater's 50/50
Before the "WTFs!" and skeptical smirks you guys are making, I was pretty damn good considering the circumstances.

-Firebeef burger - WITHOUT the bun, lettuced wrapped. Had cheese though but I deserved it (see WOD)
-10 pieces of sweet potato fries. Drew is an evil person.

They'll never get to read this because only 3 people follow me, but shout out to the Barbell for Boobs crew for hanging out with the Our Elite is Your Intermediate crew at Slater's as they were very cool.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Day 8

Breakfast (620am)
-5 pcs of turkey bacon
-3 eggs
-24oz coffee

Stolen Quote of (or for) the day: "All know the way, but few actually walk it" - Bodhidharma (Buddhist monk, Zen master)

2nd quote of the day: "I really, really, really hate Fran" - Homer (Average Crossfitter, Paleo-enthusiast (non-master))

Alrighty! Lunch (12pm)
-Baja Fresh Steak and Shrimp bowl - no rice and no beans, 3 slices of avocado, with corn though
-2 x12oz diet coke. I'll have to start and reduce the amount I drink. It's like crack!

-10 oz of cranberry, almonds, cashew, pineapple trailmix

WOD (7-8pm)
3 rounds: 1 minute each of jump squats, L-sit holds, starjumps, situps, and row for calories
Total Reps: 320ish (not really counting nor going hard due to stupid stupid Fran)

Dinner (830p)
-beef cubes with light sauce, 14 oz

There you go, Day 8. Trying to string up good days together.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Day 7

Sleepy. Sore. Lazy. That's the beginning of Day 7. Good Morning.

Breakfast (625am):
- 5 pieces of turkey bacon
- 3 eggs, sunny-side up
-24 oz of Chevron coffee

Lunch (1145am)
-Chipotle steak bowl - fajita mix, salsa, guacamole, steak
-12oz of unsweetened iced tea
-24oz of diet coke (the tea started to taste awful)

-1 oz of cranberry, almonds, and cashew trail mix.

No WOD tonight

-5 chicken with some light cream sauce, mushrooms, and bell peppers

Stayed somewhat correct today. Woohoo!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Day 6

I'm writing this before I go to sleep so I'll just tell you now that I ate better than the previous days. I weighed myself earlier this morning (6am) and the result.....(drum roll please!!)...175lbs. I freakin' gained 3 lbs from Day 2. At least it's well documented why I gained the extra weight...see Days 4 and 5.

Breakfast (615am)
-1 chicken sausage link. This is all I had and I was in a rush to leave the house.
-2 x 24oz of coffee-no cream, no sugar, no nothin!

Lunch (1140am)
You guessed it! Flame Broiler - beef veggie bowl, no rice
-24 oz unsweetened iced tea

Snack (afternoon)
-2 oz of cranberry, almond, and cashews trail mix
-2 cubes of paleo bar

WOD (7-8pm)
-Tabata sprints (2 rounds of 8 x 20sec sprint, 10sec rest)
-Tabata hollow rocks (4 x 20sec on, 10sec rest)
-"Randy" (75 power snatches at 75lbs)
Result - "Randy" at 6 min, 40 sec

Dinner (830pm)
-15oz of seasoned ground beef with chickpeas (not sure if that's paleo)

Hopefully I hit the ground running on this one. See you tomorrow.

Day 5 (May 15th)

Day 5. Wow. It started off good enough.

Breakfast (7am):
-2 eggs, sunny side up
-5 pieces of gluten-free bacon

WOD: Affiliate Team Challenge at RXd (in teams of 4)
No. 1 (1130am): 2 rounds of 80 deadlifts at 205lb/135lbs, 80 kb swings at 70lb/44lb, 80 bar jump burpies, and 200m run
Result: DNF (1 Round and 32 burpies)

No. 2 (2pm): In 20 minutes, Row 2000m then AMRAP 60 power cleans at 115lb/75lb, 60 pullups, 60 115lb/75lb thrusters.
Result: 1 Round and 6 thrusters:

Result Result: We beat the other Canyon Team...they know who they are.

Snacks in-between workouts:
-Raspberries, strawberries, and walnuts

Post-workout meal, and this is where it gets bad (230pm and beyond):
-Beef burrito (flour-wrapped) with salsa and guacamole
-12oz Coors Light
-24oz of Sam Adams
-2 chicken tenders
-2 buffalo wings
-1 onion ring
-Another basket of fries

It looks here like I'm going backwards with this diet, though I have not given up. I keep thinking to myself that it's ok to eat like crap because of the long workouts, like I somewhat deserve it. This is the wrong way of thinking so I'll try to do a better job in the coming days.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Day 4

I was supposed to run 6 miles today but my right hamstring seems to be acting up. It possibly could be because of my 320 score for FGB!...WASSSSUPPP!! All kidding aside, I think it was because of my 185lb overhead squat that I just PRd on!...WASSSSUPPP x 2!!! In reality I don't know why. It could just be old age.

-4 pieces of bacon
-1 chicken sausage
-1 cube of fried pork ("krispy pata" to all the filipinos)

Ok. I post as soon as I could get a computer what I ate. This is not gonna be good because somehow I totally let myself go between breakfast and now. BAD HOMER!

Snack (1030am). I went to the movies and saw "Bridesmaids" (Hilarious, 2 thumbs up) and "Priest" (aww hell no!)
-Small Popcorn
-Large Diet Coke
-Raisnets (5oz)

Lunch (3pm) - Family Party
-Menudo - 6oz
-2 Baby back ribs 
-Vegetable with pork - 6oz (Pinakbit - another filipino dish)

...and that's not the worst part...
-Fruit Salad with some heavy cream - a lot of it
-6 slices of mango
-Filipino drink high in sugar, 12oz

...and to finish it all off...
-venti cafe latte from starbucks.

Where the heck is my "accountability partner"! I like to run downhill and take a nose-dive at the bottom.

Day 3 (for May 13th)

Breakfast (625am)
-4 pieces of Hormel non-gluted bacon
-2 hard-boiled eggs
-2x24oz coffee

Lunch (1140am)
-Flame Broiler - Works bowl. You will find out soon enough that I eat at Flame Broiler at least 4 days of the week, and I have yet to get sick of it. It does get a little expensive though.
-2x20oz iced tea, unsweetened

-5 oz of cranberry, almonds, and cashew trail mix

This happens to be the baseline workout for the nutritional challenge. At the end of the 60 days, I will be doing this again to hopefully see progression.
Fight Gone Bad - 3 rounds of 1 min max reps each in the order of Wall Balls (20lb to 10ft), Sumo Deadlift High Pull (75lbs), 20" Box Jumps, Push Press (75lbs), Rowing for calories. Rest 1 minute in between.
Total Reps finished: 320 (PR!)

-25-30 oz of Pick-Up Stix Mongolian Beef
-About 15 strawberries
-About 50 almonds

I know my dinner kinda got away from me. I'll do better next time...see ya!

Day 2 - last half of my day (for May 12th)

Ok. So apparently my first shot at blogging came to an abrupt end. The site that was used before is at least being worked on but definitely unusable at the moment. Therefore, instead of waiting for it to come back, I just went ahead and created a new one. It sucks, but I'm over it. Let's do this!

Lunch (1145am, my breakfast was on my lost blog)
-Flame Broiler Works regular bowl - veggies, chicken, beef...see if you want more info
-2x24oz unsweetened iced tea

WOD (6p-7p)
3 rounds for time of:
150m run
15 overhead squats at 95lbs
150m run
30 double unders

Finished time: 12min 40sec

Before and after the WOD, I had a total of 4 x 3/4" cube paleo bars (hopefully they really were, they're home-made).

Dinner (8pm)
12 oz of pork menudo (is there any other kind?)
4 oz coconut juice
1 banana

There you have it, Day 2.