Double Trouble & Crockpot Favorites

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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After doing Fran on Monday night, last night’s “Double Trouble” WOD  kicked my bee-hind!! (I am most definitely taking a rest day today.)

Our workout started with a quick warm-up before moving onto the Strength part. (FYI: Almost every CrossFit workout has this same format: Warm-up, Strength, WOD, Cool-down. The entire workout is typically done in about an hour””sometimes less.) We did six rounds of weighted sled drags for 150 feet. The gals used one sled while the guys used another, so we didn’t have to keep switching the weight. I’m not sure what the ladies started with for weight, but after each round, we added a 5-pound plate. That bitch was sooo heavy by the end! My legs felt like Jello on the last two pulls!

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And then there was the WOD!

WOD: “Double Trouble”


Abmat Sit-Ups






Just typing that workout makes me tired!

Here’s how “Double Trouble” worked: We did 30 Sit-Ups and then 30 Wallballs (I used a 10-pounder – Level 1). Then, we did 20 reps of the same exercises and then 10 reps. After that, we moved onto 10 Pistols (similar to single-leg squats) and 10 Burpees. Then, we worked our way up to 14 and 18 reps of each. It was so challenging, but I absolutely love these kinds of workouts.

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When I was leaving CrossFit last night, I noticed that someone changed my Level 1 Fran goal to “as Rx’ed,” which, of course, scares the crap out of me, but I’m not going to change it back. It’s a HUGE goal (65 pounds!!! I only did 35 yesterday), but it’s something to work toward. I gave myself the whole year to do it, so, who knows, maybe I’ll surprise myself?

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After CrossFit, Mal and I came home to an already-cooked dinner! Woohoo! I love you, Crockpot!

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On the menu: Classic Pot Roast.

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The recipe was another one from Real Simple, so I just cut up the veggies, seasoned the roast, put everything in the crockpot, and then I just needed to set it and forget it.

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After dinner, I enjoyed two servings of Apple Crisp Light for dessert. I love this stuff.

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Question of the Day

What’s your favorite crockpot recipe?

Please share! I love finding new (and easy) recipes for the crockpot, and I know you guys do, too!



  1. Here’s a tip for cooking a whole chicken in the crockpot and getting more of a roasted chicken: crumple up some foil to make 3-4 small balls and set the chicken on top of the foil balls. This way the chicken is not sitting in the grease/ moisture and won’t be as soggy. Some crockpots come with racks but I just use the foil balls.

  2. You can totally do Fran as Rxed by the end of the year! I worked from 45 to 65 pound thrusters in about four months. Still working on the pull-ups though!

  3. I love beef stroganoff in the slow cooker! I just buy a McKormic seasoning packet (they have one specifically for slow cooker stroganoff), throw in some beef (cheap stuff is even awesome in this), a container of chopped mushrooms, water, and the packet. After cooking all day stir in some sour cream and serve over whole wheat wide noodles. SO. GOOD.

  4. I loooooooooooooove my slow cooker. I make stuff in it all the time. My favorites are actually soups because they’re SUPER delicious, very flavorful and usually make a huge meal so that I have leftovers for days. Plus, they’re easy to freeze so that I can enjoy them again later and not get bored by eating the same thing a few days in a row.

    Right now I have a pink lentil & bean soup cooking for dinner tonight, but these are some of my other good ones:

  5. Crockpot Tamale Pie
    1 can chili beans
    6 oz. enchilada sauce
    4 corn tortillas – shred them to fit
    1 can whole corn – drained
    1 can sliced black olives – drained
    1 onion – chopped
    1 green or red pepper – chopped
    4 corn torillas – shred them to fit
    8 oz. enchilada sauce
    1 – 2 cups cheese – shredded
    Cook on low for 5 hours.
    We also have many chicken, potato, and carrot dinners in the slow cooker! That is always good.

  6. i am all about crockpot recipes! i recently made balsamic pulled pork sliders that were incredible–that’ll be up soon! in the meantime, here are a few of my faves:
    bnut squash & kale minestrone
    buffalo chicken chili
    tequila turkey chili

  7. We bought our first crock pot a couple of months ago and have used it a whopping 1 time [fail!]… I made a beef pot roast that was fabulous! I’ve been meaning to make a [chunky] chicken noodle soup and chili… Applesauce or apple crisp recipes in the crock pot always catch my eye 😀

  8. My easy crockpot recipe is BBQ pork. You cover the pork (I have used tenderloin, butt, and shoulder) in root beer and set it to low for 8 hours. Drain the liquid, shred, and mix with your fav BBQ sauce.

  9. Favorite crock pot meal is cream of potato soup with pork chops. Just a can of soup (no milk) for every two pork chops, and a little garlic and onion. You can also use a pork tenderloin. The meat just falls apart, and you have a pork and potato stew type dinner. Great for a cold night.

  10. Just wondering – is it OK to leave your crock-pot on while you’re at work? I only ever do slow cooker recipes on sundays when I’m home but this cold weather makes me want chili every night!

  11. mmm! tomorrows post is a great pulled pork recipe… and also in my recipe link is a lighter version of beef/mushroom stroganoff.

  12. That’s to funny — I just got home from crossfit and was so grateful for my crockpot dinner! Could hardly lift my arms to get the plates, I can’t imagine cooking too!

  13. This is my households favorite Crock Pot dish:
    2 Cups of Rice
    2 Cups of Water
    3 Cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
    Place 3-4 pieces of Chicken on top of mixture
    Slice a few Stalks of Celery and Sprinkle on Top of Chicken
    Season with: Salt, Pepper & Onion Powder

    Set on Low 10-11 hours. Perfection 🙂

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