Proof that the sun came out today! It’s been hiding for far too long. Soaking up the rays.
Good afternoon, everyone! Raise your hand if you’re SO HAPPY IT’S THE WEEKEND. I can’t wait. Although the weekend won’t be all play, I’m excited to see some of my best girls again, and see my family tomorrow. Living an hour and a half away from home is both a curse and a blessing — my family is close enough to visit, but they’re also close enough to visit.
Currently listening to:
Can’t get enough DM. I was first introduced to the magic that is Dave Matthews my junior year of high school, thanks to a boyfriend at the time who listened to Dave 24/7. Best way to get to know a band? I think so.
Get a load of my yoga pants post-WOD today.
Chalk. On chalk on chalk. That’s what happens when you almost die. Those are my Reebok RealFlex shoes (I love these, wear them everywhere) and the world’s (second) best foam roller. The first best has spikes on it. You heard me.
If that’s not badass, I don’t know what is.
1) Every 30 seconds for 4:30 (10 total reps):
1 Power Snatch + 1 Hang Snatch (full squat) @ 80% of 120914.
Notes: Reps are at 0:00 – 0:30 – 1:00 – 1:30 – 2:00 – 2:30 – 3:00 – 3:30 – 4:00 – 4:30
*rest 2 minutes
2) Every 40 seconds for 6:00 minutes (10 total reps):
1 Power Clean + 1 Hang Clean (full squat) + 1 Push Jerk @ 80% of 120914.
Notes: Reps are at 0:00 – 0:40 – 1:20 – 2:00 – 2:40 – 3:20 – 4:00 – 4:40 – 5:20 – 6:00
3 rounds for time of:
10 KB Snatch + OH Lunge (R arm, L leg) 24/16kg DEMO VIDEO
10 KB Snatch + OH Lunge (L arm, R leg) 24/16kg
20 Lateral Burpee Over the Box Jumps 20″
30 Jumping Squats 45#
Managed this in 24 minutes. When I say “managed”, I mean “barely completed this without puking”. Isn’t that a great feeling?
The conditioning was what really got me. The lateral burpee over-the-box jumps. They’re as awful as they sound, trust me.
Hurts so good.
I refueled with a load of slow-cooker chicken and steamed broccoli, then made a ton of green juice. Best decision I’ve made all week. Them good vitamin-loaded carbohydrates make my muscles feel like magic.
Sometimes, post-WOD, I pick up one or two of these at my Box:
Still snacking on cupcakes….
Pretty much every night before bed, I have one of these. Maybe it’s counterintuitive to have chocolate before bed, but I do it anyway. The egg protein puts me right to sleep!
My training has really started to make me tired and I’m making sure to take in plenty of recovery fuel. I can usually feel whether I need more protein, fat, or carbohydrate, respectively, and take care of it at that time.
A lot of you have asked if I plan my meals or portions, but I don’t. I put food in a bowl (usually whatever I’m craving — protein, fat, carbs, a combination), and eat until I’m hungry, or until I’ve finished the bowl. My reasoning is usually, if I’m full already but have more in the bowl, might as well finish it; less to eat later.
Do you have this logic too?
What have you been up to lately?
Do you plan your meals or weigh/measure your portions?
p.s. Shoutout to my pancake buddy, Elizabeth! She also just put up a paleo pancake recipe, with the addition of almond butter, flax, and other goodies. I’m a fan. Go check out the Guilty Kitchen!