Look who tried to come to CrossFit with us last night!
There's been a lot of CrossFit talk in our house lately, so I guess Murphy wanted to see what it's all about. Look at that sad, sad, sad pug face. Poor guy. He was so bummed he couldn't come along for a ride in the car. Unfortunately (for Murphy), pugs and CrossFit just don't mix.
Last night's WOD was the hardest one I've done so far. It was called “TABATA 48,” which means there was 8 rounds of 20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. Yesterday's Tabatas were doubled, so we did 16 round. Oh, yes. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger!
WOD: "TABATA 48"
1st Round of double TABATA:
2nd Round of double TABATA:
Row (damper set to 8 )
3rd Round of double TABATA:
*rest 2 minutes between each round of double TABATA.
TABATA = 8 rounds of 20 seconds of work, followed by 10 seconds of rest. This works out to be 4 minutes long. Today's TABATAs are going to be double, meaning there will be 16 rounds. You're welcome.
Ok, quick explanation of how it worked. The first round was Double Unders and Burpees, so for 20 seconds we did as many Double Unders as we could, then rested for 10 seconds, and then did as many Burpees as we could in 20 seconds and rested for 10 seconds. We repeated this cycle 8 times in a row. Then, we moved onto the second and third rounds and did the same thing. The frickin' Tuck Jumps and Mountain Climbers at the end almost killed me, but, at that point, I was almost done with the workout, so I just pushed it.
I planned to run today, but after two days of CrossFit workouts, I'm taking the day off to rest. My muscles are tired!
After CrossFit, Mal and I headed home for dinner. We had half of a cooked chicken in the refrigerator waiting for us, so dinner came together in no time at all.
Murphy thought the chicken look really delicious and didn't let it out of his sight.
Dad, if you drop any chicken on the floor, I will NOT let it go to waste. Promise. (In my mind, Murphy talks like Kevin from The Office.)
While Mal shredded the chicken, Murphy stayed right next to his feet until I started chopping carrots for our salads, and then he couldn't decide what he wanted to do. Carrots are a sure-thing snack, but chicken is much more tasty.
Ugh, decisions. Carrots or chicken? My life is SO hard!
In the end, Murphy came over to me for a piece of carrot and then ran back to Mal to wait for pieces of chicken to fall on the floor.
For my dinner, I added the roast chicken to a massive salad with romaine, arugula, grape tomatoes, roasted broccoli, carrots, black beans, sunflower seeds, rice, quinoa, lentils, and Summer Vinaigrette drizzled on top. It was so delicious and so satisfying. I must say, I rule at making salads.
After dinner, I ate two delicious dark chocolate-butterscotch-pistachio cookies. Mmmmmmm!
Obviously, I love this combination of tastes, but I'm really just trying to use up my bag of cranberries before they go bad. Anyone have an awesome recipe that uses about 2 cups of fresh cranberries?
Feel Great Weight
For me, it wouldn't be the holiday season without enjoying a festive cocktail or two. But unfortunately most of these drinks are heavy on calories and fat, which isn't good when I'm trying to maintain healthy eating habits and clean up my diet.
Instead of just sipping seltzer and missing out on all of the party cheer, I follow a few simple tricks to keep the holiday cocktails from showing up on the scale: 6 Ways to Enjoy Cocktails Guilt-Free.
Question of the Day
Do you think healthy living includes an occasional cocktail? How many drinks are acceptable per week/month? Are you truly healthy if you drink alcohol?
P.S. I'm giving away pistachios on Trading Up Downtown today!