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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Those looks good – i haven’t seen them before! I’d have to say my favorite is kettle chips – I just love the extra crunch!
Hmm, I’m not a chip person but when I’m in the mood for them, a good old fashioned HOT BBQ chip will do!
I agree – there’s just something about Doritos’ fake orange cheese dying your fingers that does something for me haha My favorite is the Cool Ranch flavor. I’m lucky I don’t get it often, I’d devour the bag pretty quickly.
How are those chocolate chips?
I would have to go with Doritos Nacho Cheese as well or else BBQ Kettle style potato chips! I can’t remember the last time I had either of them though! Happy thanksgiving to you Tina!
I love kettle BBQ chips too! Def a close second!
I’ve never had Chocolate flavored chips but I love their sweet potato chips, so I’m sure those are good too! And I need some hot apple cider now…
Me too! The sweet potato ones are so good!
Love the multigrain Food Should Taste Good chips!
i love sun chips! i can easily eat a whole bag so i must not buy them! btw LOVE the walking dead!
I’ve only ever tried the “Olive” flavour of these chips, and oh my – they are SO addictive! It’s hard to stop yourself from eating the entire bag… oops !
Those chips sound amazing!
I got that package from Food Should Taste Good and I looooove it. I’m a huge fan of the sweet potato chips for sure, the chocolate ones taste great dipped in peanut butter!
@Courtney @ Journey of a Dreamer: YUM! I bet I would love that combo! 🙂
My favorite chips are a local brand called Ballreich’s, nacho cheese Dorito’s or Kettle brand Salt & Vinegar 🙂
I found these new tortilla chips at the store the other day that were covered in cinnamon and sugar….they were sooooo good. I finally had to throw them in the trash because I couldn’t stop eating them. They would be really good with a sweet cream cheese type dip.
Great job on your power cleans and bench press! I love tostitos lime chips!
I love popchips! I’ve been going through bags of those each week. I need to try those chocolate flavored chips soon.
Boring, but I like the Snyders sourdough pretzels.
I haven’t seen those chips and I almost wish I hadn’t seen them on here. Those chips wouldn’t survive 24 hours in my house! Awesome workout Tina!
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!
I like the taste so good- sweet potato chips! They have so much flavor!
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!
Chocolate-flavored chips sound delicious! I’m not a chip person, but I do like multigrain ones. Those are a little healthier, right? 😉
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….
Good job on the PRs!
BBQ Fritos. They are my post-race reward when I can find them.
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Never heard of Chocolate Tortilla chips, they sound interesting! I love Stacey’s Pita Chips!
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!
We did a similar EMOM WOD yesterday: “Death by Clean & Jerk.” #liftheavy 🙂
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!
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.
My favorite chips are definitely Sea Salt and Pepper Kettle Chips!!!! OMGGGG they are so good.
I LOVE the organic blue corn tortilla chips from Trader Joe’s–they’re amazing with fresh salsa.
I love the sweet potato food should taste good chips but have yet to try the chocolate. They sound amazing!
I love tortilla chips, but not potato chips.
My favorite kind of chips are chocolate chips though…
I love this time of the year; cinnamon, vanilla, reds, greens, candles, snowflakes, family, warmth.
I am not a big chip person, but loving sweet potatoe wedges!
Damn girl! You are killing it at Crossfit!!
I don’t typically eat chips often, but I recently ordered chia chips from nuts.com and they were SOOOO good. I’m scared to order more because I go through them so quickly.
Chocolate chips sound ridiculously delicious!
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!
My hubby and I finally did CrossFit together today and were partners since we don’t get to as much! 🙂 I LOVE oly lifts too! I’ve been eating those chips in the multi-grain form (cheaper at CostCo!)
I’m a big fan of Stacy’s pita chips. Those Costco-sized bags are DANGEROUS. But I also agree about Doritos–that fake cheese is just so weirdly good! Dangit.
The salad looks delish!!
I need to get back to the gym to hit the weights again. I’ve been on a running binge so I haven’t had the chance to get in there.
just did a wod you’d appreciate:
1 mile run
60 pull ups or ring rows
40 hollow body sit ups
20 handstand pushups
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.
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.
Ruffles Cheddar & Sour Cream will always hold a special place in my heart, though I only buy them once every 10 years or so. Mmm!
Buffalo flavored Pretzel Crisps are my favorite.
I can’t even remember the last time I had Nacho Cheese doritos…have you ever tried the Dill Pickle ones? Those are incredible. :-p
Pickle?! I’ll have to try those!
I love Stacys pita chips, the plain ones.