Hi there! I haven’t done a “this is what I ate this is what I did today” post in awhile, so I figured I’d tell you about my day today. I’m warning you about the photo quality now. It’s not impressive.
I woke up and immediately knew I wanted coffee — not food, just coffee. So I took some of the chilled espresso I made from my fridge and mixed it with coconut milk in a mug, then microwaved! Just a small spoon of stevia in there and I was a happy gal. It was like a latte and I loved.
Halfway through the mug of coffee, I was ready for food and whipped up some eggs. We only had five left and my sister wanted one, so I figured I’d use the last four. I hate leaving an egg lonely!
With ketchup on top. I’m trying to cut down on my ketchup consumption and transition to other condiments. There isn’t a TON of sugar in ketchup, but it’s significant enough that I need to cut down. Insert: salsa and tomato sauce!
After the eggs, I was still a bit hungry, so I had some freshly ground almond butter (from Whole Foods in Maine!) with semi-sweet chocolate chips. So good, but another area in which I need to cut down on sugar. I’m considering making my own chocolate chips with 100% dark chocolate and stevia — I’ll let you know how that works out.
Soon after breakfast, my friend Cory came over and helped me pack. I move back to Syracuse on Tuesday, after #ReebokNYC on Thursday and Boston all weekend for HLS. Move-in day is coming so quickly, and packing is becoming more and more daunting. We made some good progress, but I still have SO much to pack — and my stress // excitement level is reaching an all-time high. Any tips for the packing-stressed?!
After getting some packing (and Travel Channel-watching) done, I went to CrossFit in the middle of a torrential downpour and it was so worth it. Going to CrossFit always makes my day a thousand times better. It wakes me up, gives me a huge energy boost, and makes me a heck of a lot happier. There’s nothing that some high intensity sweating can’t solve, including packing stress.
Today’s WOD: 1 snatch, 4 over-head squats, and 40 double-unders. The Rx weight for women was 55 lbs, but I’m not that strong yet. I went with 35 lbs (which, looking back, was a little bit light) and subbed bar jumps for DU’s because I can’t do those yet. Which STILL drives me bananas. Just a reminder that I need more practice!
Post-WOD, I hit the gym (because I wasn’t feeling the burn — another sign that I should have gone heavier) and did some leg circuit weights, wall ball squats and sit-ups, kipping practice, and power-cleans with the Powerbags that my gym uses (above). I really liked using these! It was a lot of fun and they are deceptively heavy. They look so plush, don’t they?
I had a protein shake and then went out for some Travel Snack-hunting. Success!
Turkey Jerky (purchased because it had a much better price per ounce as well as protein content — knocked the beef + buffalo jerkys out of the water), Enjoy Life chocolate chips (mini is a good thing because then they spread out), and coconut butter. You know, the essentials. I’ll be carrying around the jerky with raw almonds and snacking 24/7 instead of spending tons of money on restaurants. Because traveling in general is so expensive (trains? hotels? food? AIR?), I’m trying to be more frugal with food and I have to say, I’m happy with my thriftiness.
Time for some chocolate relaxation….
And BED. Need to practice getting up early for my 5:30 am train on Thursday!
What are your favorite travel snacks?
Uncommon workout tools: What are your favorites? Sandbags, kettlebells, slam-balls?