Have you ever had one those days when you just NEED a good workout? Like, the only thing that could possibly make you feel better is getting your sweat on? Well, yesterday was one of those days for me. I needed a workout that was going to kick my butt (in a good way) and get me back on track both mentally and physically, so I was psyched to see the “Filthy Fifty” as the Workout of the Day.
WOD: “Filthy Fifty”
50 Box jump (24″)
50 Jumping pull-ups
50 Kettlebell swings (1 pood)
50 Walking Lunges
50 Knees to elbows
50 Push press (45)
50 Back extensions
50 Wall balls (20)
50 Double unders
My goodness. I don’t think I will ever be the same after that workout. The Burpees, in particular, almost killed me. They were right after the Wall Balls, toward the end of the workout, so my whole body was exhausted by then. But, it felt great to sweat it out and push my body to its limit. The “Filthy Fifty” was exactly the type of workout I needed last night, and I left CrossFit feeling so much better than I did when I first walked through the door. Mission accomplished. (If you’re looking for explanations of any of the above exercises, you can find videos of them here.)
Mal and I were superstars with meal planning this week. On a whim, we stopped by Trader Joe’s yesterday afternoon to do our grocery shopping for the week. Usually, we sit down and plan out our meals with the help of coupons, in-store sales, recipes, etc., but this week, we got it together in about 60 seconds while standing in the bread aisle of Trader Joe’s. I’m still impressed with us.
On the menu this week:
- Monday: Shrimp + Veggie Stir Fry
- Tuesday: Steak with roasted broccoli + salad
- Wednesday: Veggie Burgers + sweet potato fries
- Thursday: Tuna + avocado sandwiches + salad
- Friday: Out to dinner
Last night’s dinner was ridiculously quick and simple to throw together. I just opened a bag of frozen shrimp and a bag of frozen veggies, added a little olive oil and soy sauce to a large sauté pan, and heated everything until it defrosted.
And in no time at all, dinner was served: Shrimp + Veggie Stir Fry with nutritional yeast sprinkled on top.
After dinner, I enjoyed a couple of toasted Banana Walnut Paleo Muffins with butter melted on top. Mmm!
Fitness Tips from Bob Harper
As you know, I’m a huge fan of Bob Harper. I mean, it seems like he loves CrossFit as much as I do! But, I’m not sure how I feel about his newest endeavor, Smart Success, a new line of weight loss products that includes various supplements and a 7-day cleanse.
Smart Weight Loss is designed with a powerful key weight loss ingredient complex proven in not just one but two clinical studies, for real results. Just look at the amazing results Trish got when she combined my Smart Weight Loss with diet and exercise – imagine what it can do for you.
Hmm… I’m not so sure about your “new weight loss product,” Bob.
Bob Harper’s Smart Success line includes a DVD with him offering diet and motivational tips and a 30-minute workout, which sounds awesome, but the weight loss supplement/cleanse thing just rubs me the wrong way and sends a not-so-great message about healthy weight loss and maintenance.
Question of the Day
What do you think of Bob Harper’s new Smart Success products?