{Friday Musings} Triumphs of the Week

I was going to share something REALLY personal with you today…but I think I’ll save that for another time.

Because I’d rather just tell you what’s going on in my life right now. Like my Triumphs of the Week.

Triumphs of the week are happier than really personal stories from when I was 24 yrs old…

Don’t worry. I’ll tell you about that personal stuff later.

But today I’d rather think about happy things.

In my awesome holistic woman network, every Friday we do a “Friday Toot” email chain where we share what went well over the past week.

Here are my Friday Toots…of my personal Triumphs of the Week.

I figured out that pumpkin bread recipe. The first time I tried to make chocolate chip pumpkin bread (like last week) I forgot to add the salt, and the baking soda. AND I used an entire can of pumpkin. It turned out okay…but the “bread” was more like a giant can of pumpkin…instead of bread. Now it’s delicious.

My “Five Days to a Friskier Lemon” videos are done and ready to roll out next week! M wrote me a PHENOMENAL theme song…you’re going to die when you hear it. Or smile. Actually, I hope you smile…SO. Stay tuned for more information on how you can get my nerdy face in your inbox talking to you through the computerbox helping you naturally increase your energy.

This is me. If you couldn’t tell.

I had a great week in terms of workouts. Following The Program has significantly increased my fitness. The highlight of this week: Monday’s workout involved 30 power cleans at 135# for time. I was dreading the workout all day…I usually hurt myself when I have to do heavy cleans for time. AND I’d never done that many reps of 135# before.

Before I started the clock, I told myself “form over speed” so that I’d be careful and not tweak my back. I ended up totally surprising myself and doing all 30 reps in 6:34. Toot!

Registration for the Fall Nutritional Reset is going super awesome! I have a great group of people signed up and I’m SO excited to get started. Speaking of which, the Early Bird Special ends tonight— so if you’re on the fence about joining, email me and we’ll talk it out.

And, last, but not least, I finished the first book in the Game of Thrones series. Yup. If you didn’t already think I was a nerd, you definitely think so now.

Those are my Toots!

What went well in your life this week? Feel free to share in the comments section below…

8 Responses to {Friday Musings} Triumphs of the Week

  1. Nora September 21, 2012 at 1:50 PM #

    I’ve never heard of The Program. But man, that sounds interesting. I’m abroad right now and away from my CrossFit gym and really missing the competitive atmosphere. Maybe I’ll try this out! And by the way, 30 power cleans at 135? DANG, GIRL! Way to go!

    Oh and you’re definitely not a nerd. I’m obsessed with that show. Gotta read the books though!

    • Allison September 21, 2012 at 1:57 PM #

      Thanks, Nora! I love The Program! It’s geared toward people who want to compete–so it’s always challenging and the people who do it are totally inspiring. You should check it out.

      Love Game of Thrones too…can’t wait for the next season to start πŸ˜‰

  2. carole September 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM #

    Well- I too had a great week! Although it didn’t include time for regular exercise… I did get to travel to Boston to see my lovely daughters and share a meal wit them. Also got an awesome night’s sleep- for a change!
    Enjoy your posts Allison!

  3. Lilli September 21, 2012 at 5:18 PM #

    Great week Alilison!! I only got one workout in this week, but will make up for it next week. Oh, and I made 1/2 a batch of the chocolate chip truffles and of course at them all because I’m addicted like that!!!! UGH!!! Won’t let it get me down, just pick myself back up!

    Enjoy your weekend!!!


  4. rachel September 22, 2012 at 7:08 PM #

    How do you get people to sign up for your program? Just through blog networking?

    I just checke d out that program and its 1.5 hours per day. Holy crap. I exercise like 10 minutes a day, otherwise just washing my dishes is exercise. I guess I have zero desire to be doing stuff like that for 1.5 hour…but more power to you πŸ™‚

    I’d do your nutritional reset, but a) it costs money, and b) i have gut and low weight issues, so i’m too complex for your level of coaching I think.

    Cheerio to a good weekend!


    • Allison September 24, 2012 at 10:26 AM #

      Hi Rachel!

      Most people sign up for programs through the internet or word of mouth.

      Yeah– the Program is a big commitment, but I’m the kind of person who likes a little guidance when working out. I don’t go to a Crossfit or weightlifting gym regularly, so I’m pretty much on my own for programming. Having something to follow helps me feel like I’m making progress I guess. The workouts usually take me 1hr–because I work alone in my basement. Back in the day, being on the Elliptical for an hour was no big thang for me…so I’m used to taking that chunk of time out of my day and devoting it to exercise. It might be the college athlete in me ;).

      About your gut and low weight issues– have you read Diane Sanfilippo’s Practical Paleo book? She has some great 30 day meal plans that might be a good place for you to start. If it’s a matter of clearing up malabsorption issues, you could try her gut healing/ Digestive health protocol, which is similar to how I have my clients with most gut issues eat.

      Let me know if you have any questions!

      Thanks for stopping by,


      • rachel September 25, 2012 at 10:59 PM #

        Thanks, my library doesn’t have her book πŸ™ But I skimmed it in the library. My concerns are
        a) if i am sensitive to eggs and avocados and nuts and need to take them out, i’m really really getting down to zero foods
        b) there’s no way i can manage solid food like meat in the morning…maybe a smoothie…not sure what she says of that
        c) her meal plans are low cal…i’d lose more and i really really can’t do that
        d) i cannot source hormone-free foods where i am and i’m relunctant to eat the crap the grocery store has for us…i ocassionally get some chicken anyway, other than that eggs, dairy (i know i know) and fish…

        But i need a lot of eating the same same things and a lot of no rottion or variety. I don’t know anymore. Maybe i need to eat freaking crap πŸ™ Nothing changes but I don’t try to chage things either.

        Trouble is my interplay of issues: depression, anxiety, orthorexia, low weight, gut issues, STRESS

        • Allison September 26, 2012 at 11:06 AM #

          Hi Rachel! I just sent you an email…

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