Did a Dizzy, but Didn’t Get Dizzy!


The nice thing about making a big Indian feast of the weekends, is lots of leftovers!  After my java and green juice both Wed and Thursday, I had leftover Indian food.  Spicy curry may be strange for some people to eat for breakfast, but not me.  I have a theory about that though – and not just because I get sick of oatmeal and smoothies being my only “bfast” food options.  My Dad worked nights most of my life, so it was completely normal to see him eating spaghetti at 9am.  I just take after him!

For lunch Wednesday I went to Cutting Edge with LC.  I had the blacked vegan chik’n wrap with spinach, mango, and a vegan aoli.  Yum!

Lunch on Thursday was a work lunch at Pasha’s.  I had my favorite standby of kale and beet salad and a red lentil soup.  AB had the maiden cake at my urging and loved it.

Dinner last night was a total cheater meal, taking me back to the very early days of my vegetarianism.  I threw a bag of frozen Boca crumbles into a pan with a jar of organic pasta sauce.  Boom…spaghetti.  I can’t remember the last time I had a meat substitute, but it was quick and filling.

Breakfast this morning was a banana and cinnamon smoothie, with some brown rice protein powder added.  I’ve become a total addict of this powder – 1 gram of fat, 3 grams of carbs, and 23 grams of protein per serving.  Talk about a powerhouse!


I was hoping to run on Wednesday, but it just wasn’t in the cards.  Aside from it raining all day, my hair appt went much longer than anticipated.  By the time I got home around 730, all I wanted to do was have dinner and head to bed.  So…Wednesday = Rest Day.

Yesterday was….you guessed it…crossfit!  M is the best motivator ever since he totally loves going.  I got home from work, and we hit up the 530 session.

We did our regular running warm up (2 laps around the building), some stretches, and some squats.  The first 20 minutes were spent working on any skill that you wanted.  I picked the Clean to work on.  Both of the coaches were helping me break down the move so I get it right.  I have a tendency to try to curl the bar instead of pulling it straight up my body.  I’m sure I’ll get there eventually….

We then did pull ups – do max pulls up 4x, with a 2 min rest between.  I of course cannot to a strict pull up (means no momentum…but hell…I can’t even do THAT yet), so I used a band.  My max at any one time was 8 reps.

We then did a workout called the Dizzy.  Timer set for 10 minutes and then do 50 kettlebell swings, followed by as many reps as possible for 15 second handstand hold, 10 sit ups, and 15 squats.  I got through 5 rounds.

I really do enjoy Crossfit, and M is fully into it.  I have come to the conclusion though, that my body will be forever sore someplace.

Today is a beautiful day, and I have the time to hit up a run right after work.  D and A are going to yoga tonight, so that will be cool.  They’re also doing an intro WOD (Workout Of the Day) at mine and M’s crossfit place tomorrow to check it out.


Let’s see.  I had my hair trimmed on Wednesday evening.  I don’t get haircuts very often, but I’ve been trying to get a trim at least every 3 months now.  My hair has gotten quite long, and that’s when I usually skip cuts.

Thursday after work and working out was watching part of the season finale of The Voice, and then going to bed…where D finally got me to watch an episode of Dr. Who.  It was actually pretty good.

After work today will be mostly housework.  We’re having a small BBQ tomorrow afternoon, and I need to get some cleaning and yard work done.  If I have time!

Now I’m off to another meeting.  I actually meant to post this last night, so there may be another post later today!

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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

2 thoughts on “Did a Dizzy, but Didn’t Get Dizzy!

    1. It’s certainly been butt kicking! And thanks. My daughter is making a dress for my friends daughter, so their family is coming over so the girls can do a fitting, and I get a chance to cook for other people 🙂

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