You know what makes exercising a lot of fun? PUGS!!!
Murphy kept me entertained as I worked out in the backyard yesterday afternoon. The WOD: 100 push-ups + 100 sits-up + 100 air squats for time.
As you can see, I had lots of pug motivation to get me through it.
I broke the 100 reps into two sets of 50 for each exercise, but you could break them into 4 sets of 25 reps or 10 sets of 10 (or any other variation). This WOD would be a great addition to a running or cardio workout, especially if you’re short on time.
I used the timer on my iPhone to motivate me just like a regular CrossFit WOD. (Those push-ups got hard fast, so I did the second set of 50 on my knees.) I ended up finishing in just under 10 minutes, so it was short and sweet (like a pug), but I definitely got a decent workout. I’m even a little sore today!
I’m a big fan of the top that I wore for this workout. It’s the Women’s Play Dry Long Bra Top from my friends at Reebok. The material is soft and light-weight, and it fit really well and didn’t move around while I was exercising.
And I love the back straps, which helped keep things in place. How cool are these babies?
After my quickie workout, I showered up and then made a snack, which was banana mixed with coconut butter and cinnamon and then microwaved for 45 seconds. It was a mushy mess of deliciousness.
A little while later, before I took Murphy for his afternoon walk, I snacked on some baby carrots.
I gave him one as a thank you for his help with my workout.
Last night’s dinner was an Italian “hot plate” from Well Fed. It’s actually not much of a recipe, but more of a “formula” for putting together a meal from protein, veggies, and spices. The basic formula is 3-6 ounces of cooked protein + 2 cups of sautÃ©ed veggies + your choice of seasoning. I cooked up some ground beef and then sautÃ©ed it with tomatoes, green bell pepper, and onion along with a Pizza Seasoning recipe that was in the cookbook.
Then, I added the mixture to bed of spaghetti squash. It was spicy (I went a little nuts with the red pepper flakes) and, oh, so delicious. I am psyched for the leftovers!
For dessert, I ate a few spoonfuls of Nikki’s Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie coconut butter straight from the jar.
P.S. I love, love, love this video and just wanted to share: CrossFit Women – Beauty in Strength. Watching it gave me chills, and it makes me want to get back to CrossFit even more. It’s a must-watch (even if you don’t do CrossFit)!