I’ve been slacking big time on posting about my eats and workouts lately, so I decided to include them all in this post. Here’s a snapshot of my meals, snacks, and CrossFit WODs lately!
Egg sandwich on a toasted (semi-burnt – toaster oven malfunction) English muffin with a glass of freshly pressed juice (orange, carrot, romaine, cucumber)
Toasted English muffin with Teddie peanut butter and a glass of orange juice
Plain Greek yogurt with cantaloupe chunks and homemade granola
BLT with roasted Brussels sprouts
Salad beast from Whole Foods
Turkey burger with Laughing Cow cheese, roasted sweet potatoes, ketchup, a pickle, and steamed spinach with sea salt and vinegar
Banana smoothie with coconut milk, vanilla protein powder, and chia seeds
Homemade guacamole with cheddar brown rice crackers
Starbucks Caramel Sea Salt Hot Chocolate
Mixed berry smoothie
Celery sticks with nut butter and hot tea
I did this WOD yesterday—first workout of 2014!
I used 55 pounds for the Overhead Squats and Push Presses and finished 5 rounds with 9 seconds to spare. I was watching the clock to see if I could fit in one more Overhead Squat before it buzzed, but I ran out of time. Whomp whomp. This workout was definitely a quad smoker!
We did this workout the other day, and it was SO COLD outside! Brrrrr!
I substituted Strict Knee Raises for the Toes 2 Bar, which I suppose is a pregnancy modification. I was never great at T2B before getting pregnant, so it would have taken me forever to do 20 of them, so I opted for Strict Knee Raises. I finished in 18:55.
This one was fun! My quads burned so bad on the overhead walking lunges!
Once again, I substituted Strict Knee Raises for the Toes 2 Bar, mostly because of time. I can still do Toes 2 Bar, but I do them like a slow pregnant lady. Haha! I used 35 pounds for the Kettlebell Swings and a 35-pound plate for the Walking Overhead Lunges. I can’t remember how long it took me to finish this workout, but it was a good one!
Mal and I did the workout below during Open Gym last week. It’s a shorter version of a workout that our box did the day before, and I blogged about it here. It was a tough one. My butt was sore for days!!
Health News & Views
Happy New Year! For many of us, it’s time to make some New Year’s resolutions.
If they’re part of your yearly tradition, you may already have some ideas in mind. If not, you probably want to make sure that you set some realistic resolutions, especially with regard to your diet and fitness goals since they’re sometimes the hardest to keep.
That said, here are five smart diet and fitness resolutions that you should consider adding to your list for 2014!
Questions of the Day
How are things going with your New Year’s resolutions? Eating healthy? Exercising?
Are you keeping a food journal for the Get Healthy, Stay Healthy Challenge? I’ve been tracking my food all week long, and I will be writing a post with my check-in tomorrow!