Guess what? IT’S MY ALMOST BIRTHDAY!!!
And my sister painted my nails. Chevron. Awesome.
Ugh, I love birthdays. I love celebrations. I love reasons to eat and celebrate. I love reasons to be loud.
As if I need a reason.
You’re probably reading this and going, wait, why am I here again? I thought this blog was all about eating clean and sweating dirty? And eating?
Don’t worry you guys, I ate today. I just don’t have any recipes for you. Yet. It’s my (almost) birthday and I’ll talk about nonsense if I want to.
Thanks to Starbucks, I enjoyed the most awesome ever Skinny Mocha Latte with soy. No sweetener needed. Hi, hello, most magical thing I have ever tasted. It had froth on it. FROTH. There is something so awesome about fluffy, whipped, delicious goodness that is just so… good. I keep trying to avoid using the word froth. There I go again. Froth froth froth.
They love me apparently and sent me two (TWO) cards for free drinks. One because I buy too much Starbucks (Sweet 15, y’all), and the second because it’s my birthday. Did I mention it’s my birthday tomorrow?
The Pretty Princess with the Prissy Paws thinks it’s her birthday. She’s wrong. Bake me a cake, little one.
I still don’t know what kind of cake I’m going to make. (that rhymes)
It’s definitely going to involve chocolate, and it’s definitely going to be “healthy”. I use quotation marks because a dessert can only be so healthy until you decide that it needs a little sumthin’ sumthin’.
Many of you are going to ask, so I’m going to answer: Yes, it’s going to be mostly paleo, and yes, it is going to be completely delicious. It will also be mostly vegan. There will be eggs, but those of you who are veggie-conscious will also be able to enjoy it with the substitution of chia or flax eggs.
Cake for all!
I also had a waffle yesterday.
On my way out of Syracuse, hello, I had to stop at Funk’n Waffles. What kind of waffle-lover would I be if I ignored this opportunity that was staring me in the face? The stupid kind. So duh. Waffles.
I got the Buckwheat waffle with chocolate chips, blueberries, and peanut butter. Topped it with maple syrup, iced coffee on the side. Did you know that everything is better with chocolate and peanut butter on top? It’s true. Whoever thought of this combination late in their bed one night deserves all of my life savings. Bowing down to you.
See? I don’t always eat healthy. The truth is, life is boring without indulgence. The guide (not rule) I use for myself is eating real, whole foods on weekdays (mostly paleo), and eating whatever I want on weekends, within reason. Eating tasty, unhealthy foods all weekend is not only exhausting, but makes me feel gross. So I balance it out with good stuff. Like: Green juice, salads, omelettes.
I also don’t restrict myself from (mostly) healthy desserts. Like Yasso!
These popsicles are great, and at only 70 calories, boast a whopping 7 grams of protein. Yes, they’re dairy, and yes, they have sugar in them, but dudes — talk about a great way to satisfy a sweet and creamy craving with something protein-packed. I like these. You could also make your own by pouring Chobani into popsicle molds with sticks and freeze them. Ka-pow!
So that’s something I’d like to remind you all of, is that I am all about Eating Clean and Sweating Dirty, but I am also about indulgence and letting yourself live. It’s all about moderation.
This morning I woke up for a 9am WOD, and was not expecting to run. I think I keep forgetting that exercise is also about cardio training, and endurance. We did a running relay with a partner. The ladder looked like this:
- 200 m
- 400 m
- 800 m
- 800 m
- 400 m
- 200 m
Each partner does an entire set. One partner runs, the other rests. Switch and repeat.
I was literally dead by the end of this, dripping in sweat and it was awesome. I can say it a thousand times, but the truth is, I love CrossFit because of the teamwork and comraderie. We’re all getting our butts kicked at the same time, and it’s amazing that we all push each other so hard and want to see each other succeed. Not because of a lack of competition (there is plenty of that), but because we’re having fun. Exercise should be fun. Duh. Otherwise, I would give up and watch the Food Network all day.
Cheering on the athletes around me is an awesome feeling. Mid-run high fives and cheers that turn into all-out grunts. It’s so great.
Another thing: I recently purchased the myWOD app for my iPhone, which was $1.99. I’m not sure yet how super worth-it the app is, but so far I love it. I also love the fact that it’s paperless and tracks your progress (PR’s, graphs, etc.). I’m excited to see how it helps my WOD tracking and personal record-keeping.
Do you use any apps to track your fitness progress?
How do you indulge on the weekends?
Did you watch Forrest Gump on Lifetime last night? Because I did. SUCH a party animal.