It’s so nice to be home. I missed my boys. And my bed. And my food. It’s funny how you enjoy those things so much more when you’ve been away from them for a little while.
Because I was traveling and away from my computer for most of last week, I had a lot of catching up to do. So, this morning, I set my alarm for 5:01 AM, rolled out of bed, and got right to work. (I do my best/most efficient work in the early hours of the day.) I spent about an hour working before my stomach started to grumble.
For breakfast, I whipped up a Vanilla Protein Pancake with banana slices and peanut butter on top.
After breakfast, I did some more work and then headed to CrossFit to get my sweat on.
Today’s WOD was ridiculous. My shoulders are totally smoked from it. I could barely wash my hair in the shower after class! Haha! Check out this workout:
Regional Event #4
50 Back Squats (135/95)
30 Shoulder-to-overhead (135/95)
50 Front Squats (85/65)
30 Shoulder-to-overhead (85/65)
50 Overhead Squats (65/45)
30 Shoulder-to-overhead (65/45)
L2: (115/75) to (75/45) to (55/25)
L1: (95/55) to (65/35) to (45/15)
*Shoulder to OH can be any style: press, push press, push jerk, split jerk, clean and jerk, whatever you prefer.
*Use bands for pullups if necessary
I used the L2 weight for all of the exercises, but I wussed-out after 3 reps of the first set of shoulder-to-overheads. I struggled to do 50 reps of 75 pounds for the Back Squats, so there was no way I was going to survive 30 should-to-overheads, especially after 40 pull-ups. I ended up using a band for the pull-ups, and my arms were dead by the end of the workout. Pull-ups kill me– even when I use a band.
After CrossFit, I headed home, showered up, and then took Murphy to the dog park.
It was absolutely beautiful today, and the temps hit the lower 80′s.
However, it was a little too hot for pugs, so Murphy and I stuck to the shaded areas of the park during our visit.
At one point, Murphy tried to cool off in the water.
Unfortunately, he discovered that it was low tide.
Sadly, there was no cooling off his pug butt today.
At the end of our time at the park, there was lots of water drinking before Murphy climbed in the car to go home.
The AC in the car also helped cool down the pug.
When we returned from the park, I whipped up a green smoothie for lunch. In the mix: frozen banana, chopped kale, vanilla protein powder, and almond milk.
Mom, what is this thing? Can I eat it?
Ewww, there’s kale in it. Not interested.
After lunch, I hopped in the car again and ran a bunch of errands. It took me a few hours to complete everything on my To Do list, so by the time I got home, I was starving for dinner. I whipped up a quick ham and Swiss cheese sandwich with grainy mustard. I also made some Coconut Sweet Potato Wedges, but they weren’t finished cooking, so I ate my sandwich while I waited.
I used coconut oil to make the Coconut Sweet Potato Wedges.
It comes in solid form, so I just broke off a few chunks (about a 0.5 – 1 tablespoons) and melted it in a pan on the stovetop.
Then, I turned off the heat and tossed around the sweet potato wedges until they were fully coated with coconut oil. Once the sweet potatoes were coated, I transferred them to a baking sheet and cooked them just like my regular Sweet Potato Wedges.
They turned out great with just a hint of coconut flavor. Mmmmm!
For dessert, I enjoyed a box of Vanilla Yogurt Raisins that I got from the Fitness Blogger Meet & Tweet.
I’m just chilling at home tonight. My big plan for the evening is to read in bed. Crazy night in the Haupert house!
Question of the Day
When does your brain work best: in the morning or later in the day? When do you do your best work?
P.S. It’s Saturday night. How about enjoying one of these low-calorie cocktails?