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Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Hi, friends! Happy Wednesday! Are you ready for Turkey Day tomorrow? I can’t believe it’s already here and the holiday season is upon us. It’s my favorite time of year, so I’m not complaining, but, wow, it came fast!


I was actually looking forward to last night’s CrossFit class. Ok, I look forward to all of them, but this one especially because it had Power Cleans in it. Cleans aren’t my favorite lift, but I feel like I always end up missing the classes when we do them. We might do some lighter Cleans in a WOD, but I always seem to miss the heavy stuff. The last record of heavy Cleans that I had in my CrossFit notebook was from May, so I was excited to see if my strength had improved at all.


1) EMOM 8: 2 Power Cleans. Start at 50% of 1RM and go up by 5% each round. (50%, 55%, 60%…)

2) Bench Press: 6 x 4. Add weight each set.

3) Farmers Walks: 4 x 50m

For the first part of the WOD, we did 2 Power Cleans for every minute on the minute (EMOM) for 8 minutes, starting with half of our 1RM and working our way up by 5% each round. (Basically, we had 60 seconds to do 2 reps and then load the next weight on our bar before doing it all over again.) My 1RM was 85 pounds, so I started with 45 pounds and added 10 pounds each round. I managed to work my way up to 115 pounds””and I felt like I could have kept going! Woo! Thirty-pound PR!

For the second part of the workout, we did 6 sets of 4 reps of Bench Press. I was the only girl in class, so Mal and another guy offered to work with me. Even though Mal and I go to CrossFit together, we rarely talk to each other during class. We’re both there to exercise and we work with people of similar abilities on strength training, so we don’t spend a lot of time together at CrossFit. It was fun to work together last night, and I managed 85 pounds for 4 reps on my 5th set and 95 pounds for 2 reps on my 6th set, which I also think was a PR! Hooray!

The final part of the WOD was four 50-meter farmers walks. I used two 53-pound kettlebells and wore a 20-pound vest. Roar.


I was starving when I got home from CrossFit, so, thankfully, we had a fridge full for leftovers to feed me. Usually, I shower before eating dinner, but not last night. I immediately reheated some chicken, peas, and rice in the microwave and chopped up some veggies for a salad. I don’t know if it’s coming off the steroids or what, but I’ve been really hungry lately.


I dressed my salad with balsamic vinegar.


And added some avocado to my chicken, rice, and peas.


Once I finished eating, I took a shower and then made some spiced cider to drink while I watched The League and The Walking Dead with Mal”¦ and Murphy, obviously. He’s an extremely dedicated lap dog.


I felt munchy after dinner, so I snacked on some chocolate-flavored Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips that the folks from Larabar sent me as part of a holiday survival package. And, oh my goodness, they are delicious””a fabulous mix of sweet and salty and totally addictive. I ate a bunch during the day too, so I don’t give the bag more than 24 hours to live.


Question of the Day

What are your favorite kind of chips?

I really love the chocolate tortilla chips from Food Should Taste Good, but my favorite chips are straight up, traditional nacho cheese Doritos. There’s something about that fake orange cheese!

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  1. My favorite chips are a local brand called Ballreich’s, nacho cheese Dorito’s or Kettle brand Salt & Vinegar 🙂

  2. Have you ever tried the Glutino pretzels? Holly addiction batman…they are so good. As for chips I am going to say my favorites are a toss up between Cheetos and Nacho Cheese Doritos. Notice a pattern? I love those two the best in all their processed, food dye, preservative glory. ha!

  3. Oh man, classic Doritos are my absolute favorite too. I cannot even keep them in the house. I live it up at parties and get my fill there 🙂 But those chocolate chips look prettttty tasty too!

  4. Tought one. Tostitos lime chips, old school Doritos or Kettle brand salt and cracked pepper flavor. I can crush any one of those if given a bag….

  5. nacho cheese doritos, oh lorddddd you are my other half! I can easily demolish a family sized bag of the nacho cheese and cool ranch. I don’t even care, so addicting!

  6. Funny, I did EMOM cleans yesterday, too! It was 10 rounds at 75% 1RM. I LOVE cleaning!

    I received those chips in the mail, too, but haven’t broken into them yet. Gotta wait for my no sugar added challenge to be over–so I likely will be eating those bad boys tomorrow!

  7. Those look awesome, I love sweet and salty things (chocolate covered pretzels?). But my all time favorite chips have to be Stacey’s Pita Chips, pretty much all of them are amazing but the Garden Veggie for savory and of course the Cinnamon Sugar for sweet.

  8. Damn girl! You are killing it at Crossfit!!

    I don’t typically eat chips often, but I recently ordered chia chips from and they were SOOOO good. I’m scared to order more because I go through them so quickly.

    Chocolate chips sound ridiculously delicious!

  9. I love WOD’s with power cleans! Cleans are my favorite. The chocolate tortilla chips wouldn’t stand a chance with me… I’d prob dip them in almond butter too!

  10. just did a wod you’d appreciate:

    100 burpees
    1 mile run
    80 squats
    800m run
    60 pull ups or ring rows
    600m run
    40 hollow body sit ups
    400m run
    20 handstand pushups
    200m run


  11. I love Food Should Taste Good chips! My absolute favorite chips though are the Spicy Sweet Chili Doritos. My boyfriend and I can put away a bag in two days, which is why we never ever buy them.

  12. We love Red Hot Blues!!! But I just tried the Food Should Taste Good brand the other day and loved that too. I love working out with my husband — he’s slightly less enthusiastic. Haha.

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