Get OFF this ride…..

I gotta stop doing this to myself!! I stepped on the scale for my weekly weigh in. I usually weigh on Saturday morning…and….WTF?? It shows I GAINED weight!! I know…I know…muscle weighs more than fat! I got it…but tell my BRAIN that! What a confidence DESTROYER!!! So then I’m ruined for the rest of the day!! My attitude SUCKS, my outlook in this weigh loss journey SUCKS…my whole day in ruined!!

I did something productive with this pity that I had…so I went for a run! I felt SO defeated…even my run sucked! I was slow…my pace was ALL over the map.


The Nike+ app kept crashing and I couldn’t get my music right….it was just a HOT MESS morning!!

IMG_4385.PNGYou see the face…I felt “tired” (the emojis words not mine). Had a picked my own words, I felt like S**T!! I mentally defeated myself before I even stepped foot into the street! My pace was literally a MINUTE slower than normal! Just add that to the list…..

I HAVE to stop this! I’ve done this so often (defeating myself, that is), I’m not sure how to NOT do it!! I’m sure I have touched on this before, in other posts, but at 42….I’m just TIRED. Tired of this behavior, tired of feeling this way…tired of riding this ride

Maybe today’s the day….

Ever had a day that you felt destroyed by something?

Busting some SERIOUS A**

Today was a LOOOOONG day and I always like to end a day like this with a good WOD or run!! Boy did I get what I ASKED for…..

IMG_4347.PNGThrusters!!! Oh, how I HATE thee…and then…there’s 80 of them!! SERIOUSLY ???

I was working HARD on this WOD! I was focused and determined to get through those despicable thrusters! First round…made it! Second round…all good until I’m into the thrusters. I hear….RIP!! “What was that???” “Oh damn…:I’ve done it!! I’ve RIPPED MY PANTS! My FAVORITE Nike black shorts (that the probably don’t make anymore!!).

IMG_4351.JPGThe hole is so big my whole hand went through. This puts a WHOLE new meaning to “busting ASS” in your workout!! πŸ˜‰

Now I am on the search for another pair of shorts just like them! Wish me luck!!

Oh…I received the best message today! My FAV blog Blonde Ponytail. The Skinny Girl line has some scrumptious snacks and the contest winner get some to try! Guess what!? I WON!!!

IMG_4348-0.PNGI’ll keep you posted!

I’m STILL suffering ….

…from yesterday’s WOD! You should always…ALWAYS be a scared when you see the white board and you think or you verbalize that a WOD “doesn’t look that bad!”. It’s now out there in the universe and you have UNIVERSALLY and ROYALLY SCREWED YOURSELF! . Anyone knows that has done CF knows this is NEVER true! Easy CF WOD doesn’t exist! Just like leprechauns and unicorns, my friends! πŸ˜‰

IMG_4341-0.PNGYep…it’s THATS bad! This a what we call a “ladder”. Well, whether you are going up first and then down or vice versa…it STINKS! #looksareDECEIVING. So…start at 10: 10 Ground to overhead (G2OH), 10 broad jumps, and 10 hand release push ups (HR). Then 9, 8,7… get the point. THEN…go back UP the ladder!! WHAT??? Do the math…that is 110 reps of EACH movement!!

The suffering part comes/came this morning with my typical am stretch….OUCH!!! The shoulders are sore from the G2OH.
Then the step out of the bed…the ankles are sore from the jumps. I can’t tell you what is sore from the HR push-ups. πŸ˜‰

I can’t WAIT to see what awaits me on the white board tomorrow!!!

IMG_4305.JPGPretty much!! πŸ˜‰ (hope your ears/eyes weren’t TOO sensitive to that!)

How was your day??

Herein lies the “Mishaps”…

I have “Mishaps” in the title of this blog. I’m sure you’ve probably figured out WHY I have it…..πŸ˜‰

I’ve done it again….added another thing to my list of THINGS TO DO!

IMG_4306.JPGYep….that’s right! You read it correctly. CUB SCOUTS!! For those that are not familiar, Cub Scouts is an amazing organization for elementary boys (Grade 1-5). This is an environment for boys to learn it ALL….

IMG_4260.JPG…and this guy gets to be that boy! Aidan BEGGED me, pleaded with me to go to the meeting this evening. The kid is good because he’s been working in me for about 2 weeks when it first came home from school. How can you say no to that face???❀️

Well…herein lies the mishaps…I have now committed myself to three Wednesdays a month for meetings….2 Den meetings (all second graders) and 1 Pack meeting (all of the Dens). WHAT was I thinking?? I did the same with my oldest…only difference…I was the leader!!!! “Fool me once, shame on you….fool me twice, shame on ME”. Yep….didn’t sign up to be a leader this time! #whew

So….I will continue to try and balance my work life, squeezing in my own work out goals, and my children’s extra curricular activities.

I have a challenge ahead of me! The “Mom” in me will make it happen, I will continue to drive and run the “Miles” necessary to make the “Mishaps” not so mishap-y!

IMG_4307.JPGWe Moms CAN DO IT!!!❀️

Do you Duathlon?

Whew….Monday is here and GONE! Seems like the weekend goes faster and faster! I can’t keep up…it’s like the race pace I’m trying to get to…I just can’t KEEP UP!!πŸ˜‰

On Saturday, I competed in a duathlon….

IMG_4280-0.JPGSplash and Dash. It was through Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center in Brandon, FL.

IMG_4279.JPG (It’s FIVE minutes from my house!!! Can you believe it??). The money raised at this race goes to their Trident swim program. This program teaches children, with many different disabilities, how to swim. I’ve done this race 3 years in a row. Coincidentally, it’s seems to have been before a triathlon! NOTE: I have one schedule in October! 😁

I got there very early for a 7:30 start time. I had to check in, get marked and get my stuff to the transition area.
I ended up with….

IMG_4269.JPGOk-aaayy!! No pressure here!! #imnumberONE

IMG_4278.JPGFinish area

This race featured two runs and a swim:

1st leg: 2 mile run


2nd leg: 1/4 mile swim

IMG_4277.JPGThe swim was in the pool, basically “snaking” the pool from lane 1 to lane 8. I was tired after the swim, unusually for me. #whoa

3rd leg: 1 mile run

IMG_4271-0.JPGHi, Don-KAY (in my BEST Shrek voice!). That was a rough finishing run!

I don’t know my time yet (partly because I haven’t checked!)

My participating medal…


It was fun and went to a good cause! PLUS….I can gage where I am with my “training”. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜

PS: I will say even this race left me with an INSATIABLE appetite!! OMG!!

How was your weekend?

You should REALLY appreciate time…..

These last few CF WODs were something! Again, you learn to appreciate time because the ones that LOOK like they aren’t hard, usually ARE!
I was able to make it 3 times this week…still TRYING to get that 4th day in but just can’t seem to make it lately. School stuff always trumps gym time! You moms out there KNOW what I am talking about, right?πŸ˜‰

The first WOD of the week (ie Monday)-

IMG_4253.PNGDoesn’t seem like a whole lot, does it?? Yeah…..RIGHT!! 12 minutes is a LOOOOONNNNG TIME!!!

Wednesdays WOD-

IMG_4254.PNGWhoa! Ok….how many push presses? I have to say…felt like a little bit of a bad ass after this one. πŸ˜‰

And then there is yesterday’s WOD –


IMG_4256.PNGSo, let me ‘splain…
This WOD has 3 – 5min AMRAPs. When I first read it, I thought it said “3 TO 5 min AMRAP” which I thought “Hey…I’ll pick the 3 mins!!!”. Yeah…..NOPE! The first WOD was 5 minutes and then move IMMEDIATELY to the next WOD for the next 5 minutes and finally the last WOD. This one was TOUGH because you didn’t have any rest time in between each WOD! My CF buddy, Julian (aka number one son) kicked some ass on this WOD! He even took off his shirt TO GET ON IT!! ex-CUSE me! #cfSTRONG

Transitioning to today (FRIDAY!!!), I was finally able to run with my friend, Leslie

IMG_4258.JPGPost run SELFIE!! I will be honest…this wasn’t my best run for a few reasons:
1. It was HOT!!

2. I totally went of the diet path and had Taco Hell Bell for lunch! It’s “Fat Friday” at work and we always have Taco Bell! Well I usually go with a “healthier ” choice if that’s possible. Well today…NOT SO MUCH! I had the Nacho Bell Grande! That was about 3 1/2 hours (-ish) before the run! #notSMART

3. I was guarding my shins. I jumped rope for the first time in 6 months! I was very apprehensive about the ru because I just KNEW my shins where going to hurt! (They didn’t, by the way!)

Long week!! I’m off to get some rest as I have a duathlon in the morning. It’s a 2 mile run, followed by 1/4 mile swim, and 1 mile run. I hope I don’t suck…,

How was your week?
Any races this weekend?

Weekend Slugging…..

This weekend was surprisingly SLOW for me, in terms of exercise. I literally did NOTHING!! I didn’t run on Saturday morning like I normally do…I didn’t make up for it in the evening, like I normally do (blame football….!) and I didn’t do anything Sunday morning either! #whataSLUG

There was a local CF competition that I went to see, about 30 minutes from my casa. The Central Florida Throwdown was in Lakeland, FL. I didn’t compete this time…guess I’m still waiting for the “bug” again! But I was there to support my gym mates that were veterans to competing and the newbies who doubted they could do it!! It’s amazing being around all those for people….it inspires you to keep going!! But….apparently that didn’t work so much for me because I was a slug his weekend, remember? πŸ˜‰

My gym buddy, Katelyn, was competing on a team! I miss her because we don’t WOD together any more. She’s at another gym now and making AMAZING strides!

IMG_4191.JPGThis is her “I can’t BELIEVE I let anyone talk me into this AGAIN” face. I saw this when we did our first competition together almost 2 years ago. She was amazing then too!!! πŸ’ͺ

Her team was a mixed team that competed in the scaled division. Don’t let the word “scaled” let you think it’s easy….because it AIN’T!!!
The WOD I was able to see was a 10 min AMRAP:
9 pull-ups
9 G2OH (95#/65#)
Their team strategy worked very well because the guys were stronger on the pull-ups and could crank those out FAST!! Once they pull-ups were done…to the BAR (no…not that one!!!) the ladies went!


IMG_4197.JPGShe’s amazing, isn’t she?? #cfBEAST

Another WOD included 1K run TOGETHER. How, you ask?? Holding a rope, of course, you silly rabbit!

IMG_4205.JPGYeah…that’s ok! I’m good!

I was only able to stay for half of the day….but please to tell you her team placed 2nd!!! BOOM!!!πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒπŸ’ͺ
Man….I’m super proud of her!!!

I’m no longer a slug, as I look forward to my routine staring at 4 am tomorrow at the DREADmill! ugh

How was your weekend???

You dropped the BOMB on me….

I got hit with a BOMB todayπŸ’£πŸ’£…well…not an actual bomb, but it did feel like a verbal assault! A patient of mine this morning, on her way out from out lab review appointment, says “Angie…you’ve put on some weight and you look GOOD!“. 😱😱
The HORROR!! She could have told me I won the power ball, a free vacation, a new car…all I heard was “you’ve put on weight…..”. #damn

Those words were HARSH! I know she meant nothing by it, in that she was trying to be mean, but that hurt! I’ve increased my cardio by getting up early to run. I can’t seem to find the time to run in the evening with everything that needs to be done before bed! So…I bite the bullet and get my ass up to run at 4! I’m not breaking any records (only getting about 2.5 miles) but at least I’m doing it! When I heard that, I felt defeated! Those sick, twisted thoughts you have about HOW you are going to get this weight off start making there way I to my head!! You start thinking about the abnormal relationship with food…skipping meals, cutting back….NOT making good choices. (By the way….I don’t have or have ever been diagnosed with an eating disorder. I mean NO DISRESPECT to the daily struggle men and women have battling the disease.)
I’ve been eating better and working out more but all it takes is one comment…one look…one ANYTHING to make you feel like you’ve done NOTHING!

So, I take the negative and change it to a positive. And I keep kicking ASS every day to be the healthiest, happiest ME!
Speaking of kicking ass…

IMG_4187.PNGtoday’s WOD was good! I had my motivation and I CRUSHED IT!! πŸ˜‰πŸ‘

Has anyone done/said anything to ever make you feel defeated? What did you do?

Hot “FUN” in the Summertime….

Uh huh…. “Hace CALOR!!! That’s “It’s HOT” for my non Spanish speakers! (Like I’m fluent or something!! As IF…..). It was HOT at the gym! It’s September…when are we going to get the cooler weather? In ready for those Florida “winter”….

First day I’ve been back at CF since Labor Day. I got off track because Monday was a holiday! I still ran but I’m a creature of habit and I feel out of sorts! But I’m glad to be back!!

IMG_4183.PNGToday I felt like I was going to BLOW CHUNKS!! My….was it hot and the WOD was tough and that is the PERFECT recipe for up chucking! πŸ˜‰. No matter how you feel…it’s ALWAYSworth it!! I was kind of excited because I was able to put in some chest to bars in the WOD in lieu of pull ups! #ohSHOOT
Julian is still going strong and making such progress! I’m SO proud of him and how much he is learning from this sport!

We got our new shirts today at the gym. There is a competition this coming weekend and everyone’s has one whether competing or not. (Not FREE of course but it’s awesome to feel like part of the team). I’m sitting his one out again…I’m still waiting for the “bug” of competiting. Right now…triathlons are my main focus. But I’m still UFPC STRONG…

IMG_4182.JPGI snapped a pic of Julian when he wasn’t looking….πŸ˜‰
It states UFPC:

That’s us….CrossFit UFPC!!

How was your day?