Whole30, Day 9

January 16, 2013 at 2:41 pm

I have to admit that I had a tiny bit of hip pain this morning. It felt totally fine during and after my short run/walk yesterday, but after the family evening walk last night it ached a little and this morning it is slightly painful. I’m not limping or anything, but it’s that old familiar feeling. I know if I tried to run again today that it would probably hurt. I’m not going to push it and I’m still hopeful that the Whole30 might make a difference.

I definitely feel like I’m over the hump now. I feel great. I have lots of energy, no headache or anything, and for some reason I feel like I’m suddenly being more productive. Whole30 or not, I’ll take it.

This morning we walked Mack to school, as per usual.

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It kind of looks like I’m doing Chad’s eyebrow thing in that photo above.

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There was a thick blanket of fog this morning at Foggy Bottom.

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Once home, I made another awesome breakfast. How beautiful is this plate?

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The green stuff is Swiss chard, a little homemade sausage, mushrooms, onions, red bell pepper.

Last night Cal started saying that he didn’t feel well, and this morning he still felt nauseous so he stayed home from school. He spent most of the day building robots.

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Of course that meant that whatever plans I had for the day kind of went out the window. I can’t even really remember what I did all day because I didn’t take photos. I know I made a great lunch.

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(romaine, spinach, arugula, zucchini, cucumbers, kalamata olives, red bell pepper, beets, and leftover turkey meatballs with Garlic Gold balsamic vinaigrette)

I spent part of the afternoon getting dinner ready ahead of time so that all I would have to do was reheat it later. I made an Asian chicken/veggie/noodle thing for the boys and for myself I made some salmon patties.

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I just mixed canned salmon, a little onion, one egg, salt, pepper, Frank’s hot sauce, and some coconut flour together. They held together, but just barely. Next time I’ll use less coconut flour. I’m still learning how to use it. It absorbs liquid like crazy.

I also roasted a bunch of veggies to have with my salmon patties later.

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I brushed the pan and the tops of the veggies with a little olive oil and sprinkled them with my favorite multi-purpose seasoning. I’m so glad that Jane’s Krazy Mixed-Up Salt is Whole30 compliant.

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I wanted to get dinner made ahead because Cal had a haircut appoint at 5:30 and I knew that we’d be in a huge rush for dinner afterwards as I needed to be downtown as close to 6:30 as possible.

Luckily Cal was feeling better by the afternoon so we were able to make his haircut appointment.

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Not a huge difference, but believe me, it is so much better. Now he doesn’t have to hold his hair to the side while he eats.

My dinner was superb. I topped my salmon patties with a little homemade mayo.

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After I ate and changed clothes I hurried downtown to Fit2Run where they were supposed to be having a “Runners Appreciation Night”. I thought some of my friends would be there, but when I got there it was dead. Totally. I was late and the people who had shown up had left to run a 5K and apparently the “appreciation” was going to be after that. Oh well. I just went ahead and headed over to Run & Restore a few blocks away, also downtown.

Run & Restore is a half hour of running (or walking) and then a half hour Restore the Core class with Christie of Karna Fitness. My hip was still hurting, only a little, so I just walked a mile and a half in that first half hour. It was a gorgeous evening for a waterfront walk.

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There were hundreds of people on the waterfront walking, running, biking, and I also saw several fitness classes going on in the parks. Awesome.

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Restore the Core was fabulous as always.

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Mommy muscle.

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After I got home Chad and I watched an episode of Vegas. Anybody else watching this show? We’ve watched about three episodes and are liking it. It reminds me of the show Magic City. Both are set in the rat pack era and are about the early days of big tourist development. Magic City is about Miami instead of Vegas. Both involve organized crime.

That’s it for Day 9. So far so good. Cya.

I like sore legs

August 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I think I took last week off of exercise (completely) because subconsciously I knew it would be my last chance to be lazy before I needed to start training for the Women’s Half Marathon in November. But a week off, then jumping back into a stepped up workout combined with running again, has left my legs super sore. It feels good, though. Ya know?

Pictures I’ve taken since Monday, thus the only things I really remember about the last two days:


Monday we made pineapple, strawberry, and banana Yonanas topped with Cool-Whip.


Tuesday we made peach Yonanas and Cool-Whip parfaits (we use the lite Cool-Whip). When I posted these pics on Instagram and Twitter, both Yonanas and Cool-Whip retweeted and commented on my tweets. I love Twitter and brand interaction. It always makes me sad when a brand that I like is not on Twitter.

Monday while the boys were in karate there was a massive thunderstorm. Like the kind that reduces visibility to nothing and floods the streets in ten minutes. I sat in the parking lot at karate for a half hour waiting for it to slack, then finally braved the two block drive to Target. I had to get socks for my Tampa Bay Lady Bloggers team for a fun event we are doing with Chevy on Sunday (the same people who organized the Chevy Fit4Life Event) .


I ended up getting the pink stars.


I made it back to karate, but the drive home was precarious with all the flooding. 9th Street was actually the worst and our neighborhood was not flooded at all once I made it back there.


Yesterday morning I did my ModelFit mobility and warm up routines at home, then went for my first run in over a month (since my orthopedist appointments and physical therapy).


It felt so good to be back out running at sunrise again. I have missed that feeling of being out on foot in my neighborhood constantly.

I did two miles. It was slow, but felt good. No hip pain. It’s a start!


I made Kodiak Cakes for breakfast yesterday.


100% whole grain and you just add water. We love these pancakes and used to order the mixes online. Now they are available at Target. Awesome.

Cal got a haircut yesterday. Here are the “before” pictures.

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As you can surmise from his facial expressions, he was NOT into getting his hair cut. He did not want to do “after” photos, but did say I could put the “befores” on the blog.


He just got a trim. It still covers 90% of his face, but it looks much better. Thanks Stacy of Salon Lofts for being a mom and understanding tween angst.


Yesterday evening the boys started a St. Pete Aquatics youth swim clinic that runs throughout August. We are only planning on doing it for the next two weeks before school starts.


So that’s all the pictures I have. What else happened? Well, I can remember this morning. The boys and I went to the gym. I did the ModelFit Lean Body Blueprint Adaptation Routine – Phase 2, workout B. The whole program, with live links to all exercises, can be found here:

LBB Adaptation Routine – Phase 2

If you don’t care about seeing active links, here is what I did today:

Phase 2 mobility and stretch

Phase 2 warm up

Phase 2 Workout A

Workout A and Workout B are switched on the log sheet, so even though it says Workout Routine A above, on the log sheet it says Workout Routine B, which is what I did today.

Phase 2 log sheet

It took me two hours to do the entire thing, and I was only able to fit in two sets of the conditioning routine before my time limit at the gym’s child care expired. I know I’ll get faster once I am more familiar with the routines and my fitness increases so I take less breaks. Still, that’s a long workout. I get lonely working out by myself for two hours. I think I am just missing my group fitness classes, even though I do interact with other people at the gym while I’m working out.

Here is what the weekly schedule is supposed to look like for Phase 2 of the Lean Body Blueprint program.

Phase 2 weekly sched

Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays are going to be my run days. The “Aerobic power routine” is described as:

Aerobic Power Cardio

Yesterday, as my first run, I didn’t worry about doing intervals. I just tried to limit the walking as much as possible. I managed no walking the first mile and about three or four walking breaks during the second mile. As I regain my running legs (and lungs), I’m going to try to incorporate the power cardio routine into my running.

Okay, so I blogged. Still not feeling it, but just like with running, the only way to get back into the groove is to do it even if you don’t feel like it. And it feels good once you’re done.