Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Paleo Challenge

So I've decided to take the four week paleo challenge.  For real.  I was going to start on Monday, but we ended up playing alcoholics and going to WinzUp.  So good, but so bad.  I'm going to allow myself two cheat meals per week.  Number one was Jimmy John's today because I hadn't gone to the store yet.  For dinner, I made one of Juli Bauer's recipes: Honey Dijon Pistachio Encrusted Steak with a hefty side of broccoli.  So.  Freaking.  Good.

Gon' do some more cooking tomorrow so I don't need to buy food.  Good thing about Jimmy John's being so close to BSoM is that I can always get an "unwhich."

WOD for tomorrow at CrossFit Central is 20 min AMRAP: 3 Muscle Ups, 6 Box Jumpovers (24), 9 KB Swings (2p).  I can't do muscle ups.  Good thing there's not space at the new downtown location to set them up.  By January 1 I will be doing muscle ups!

After playing alcoholics for a while yesterday, I went out and got my first tattoo.  It's a kokopelli on my right upper arm.  I want to do some sort of tribal band around it.  I've also decided that I want to get a tribal cougar on the back of my left shoulder.  Cougar is my power animal.  May he command my power!!!!

Monday, November 5, 2012


So, I was thinking about my post the other night about not being challenged by women (intellectually).  Tucker's entire relationship is based off the two of them calling each other out and one-upping the other person.  I can't see sustainability in a relationship based on insults, but they make it work.  Truthfully, I don't want a relationship like that.  I want to be with someone who makes me feel like a kid again; someone who will make me want to be a better man and who will bring out a side of me that has been hidden for years.  Though my interactions with Celeste have been brief (due mostly to the fact that she has a boyfriend and won't have drinks with me!!!!) I always find myself walking away with a smile.  Boom.  Need to make that one work...

Goals I have related to my health and fitness:
1.  Run the Austin Marathon February 17, 2013
Big Mike told me that a true athlete acknowledges his weaknesses and takes them head on.  A huge weakness of mine is running.  I hate it and I'm not very good at it.  Let's fix that.

2.  Clean and Jerk 225lbs by January 1, 2013
Biggest inhibitor there is shoulder flexibility.  Stretch stretch stretch stretch stretch...

3.  Snatch 185lbs by January 1, 2013

4.  Back Squat 315lbs by January 1, 2013
Biggest inhibitor is my lower body flexibility, specifically my calve/heel chord and hip flexibility.

5.  30 Pullups by January 1, 2013

6.  100 Double Unders by January 1, 2013

I really couldn't care less about my weight.  I'll never be 185lbs.  I'm a big dude, and I'm cool with that.  I just want to be cut.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I did not get to the gym tonight :(  I did, however, prepare a week's worth of paleo foods!!!! 

I spent a night of drinking beer with my heterosexual life partner, Tucker, talking about my love life.  His thoughts: I have not found a girl that can challenge me intellectually.  I've meet and crushed on a lot of smart girls, Nikki and Celeste, to name a few, but he's right.  I've never felt challenged.  That's a lie.  Nikki challenges me.  And she is beautiful, smart, successful, sincere, amazing.  We tried dating once, but I feel like she didn't think I was serious.  I certainly didn't love myself.  I'm going to try it again, and this time "I'm feeling 22."

WOD for tomorrow:  EMOM 10 min 3x135 snatch and 8 pushups, immediately followed by EMOM 10 min 2x185 jerk then 5 strict pullups.

Friday, November 2, 2012


I'm not happy.  I hate school, except for Dr. Duke's class, which I love.  I hate stupid gen ed classes where the teacher thinks we're all majoring in their subject.  I hate how behind I've gotten because I just don't care about the bullshit assignments.  I hate myself for not being able to control what I eat all the time.  I would not eat the junk food if my roommate didn't live exclusively off of refined sugar and carbohydrates.  I hate being lazy.  I HATE not having any self confidence.

On the plus side, I fit into clothes that I haven't been able to wear in over a year.  I've lost a couple inches off my waste since starting CrossFit (again) a month ago.

So two asking-outs and no reply is a pretty sure sign that it's time to move on.  

I REALLY want to meet Taylor Swift.  I'm that guy that she's been looking for.