I saw this quote on the CrossFit 781 website the other day and just wanted to share:
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.
So true! Doesn’t this quote apply to so many things in life? I know I make time for the things I find important (i.e. Mal, Murphy, family, friends, blogging, CrossFit), and the stuff that isn’t as important to me (i.e. ironing, spending gift cards, planning a yard sale)… well, I have plenty of excuses for them! Ha!
What things do you find important and make time for in your life?
Last night, our warm up at CrossFit was kind of like a mini workout. We did 4 rounds of 5 Burpees, 10 Hand-Release Push-ups, 15 Kettlebell Swings, and 20 banded Morning Glories. Let’s just say, I was good and warm once I finished!
Our warm up also inspired a fun workout for you guys. All you need is a kettlebell to do this one. Enjoy!
Last night’s WOD was a tough one! Check it out:
16 Romanian Deadlifts
8 Pistols each side
2 Turkish Get-ups each side
Rx: (185, 135)
L2: (155, 115)
L1: (115, 85)
Beg: (95, 65)
I did Level 2 for this WOD (115 pounds for the Romanian Deadlifts, Pistols unassisted, 20-pound kettlebell for the Turkish Get-ups), so I was totally spent after 12 minutes. My legs felt like Jello!
I worked my legs pretty hard, so I knew I needed to get some protein to my muscles ASAP for recovery. I immediately thought of eggs as a quick protein source, but the thought of downing a bowl of eggs after a tough workout didn’t not appeal to me. It actually sounded pretty disgusting. But the thought of eggs made me think of another quick protein source that was a lot more appetizing: vanilla ice cream flavored egg protein powder!
As you know, I’ve been keeping things pretty simple with my diet lately, but now that I’m feeling better, I decided to have a protein shake made with GNC 100% Egg Protein, canned coconut milk, and water. It was so delicious and it delivered 25g of protein straight to my tired muscles. It tastes so good when it hits your lips!
Last night’s dinner was “The Best Chicken Recipe You’ll Ever Eat” from Well Fed with sliced avocado and roasted broccoli. It was really good (spicy!), but not the best chicken recipe I’ve ever eaten. However, the recipe called for allspice, but I didn’t have any, so maybe it was a key ingredient? Even still, I liked it a lot, and we have plenty of leftovers for tonight’s dinner.
After dinner, I wanted something sweet to eat, so I finished off the bag of grapes in the refrigerator. Grapes are the best snack, aren’t they?
Planning a low-key evening with M & m tonight—probably watching a movie and cuddling on the couch. Hope you have a lovely evening, blog friends!