This post is a random mix of what's been happening in my life lately. It's not quite a "day in the life" post, but a good glimpse into CNC land! 😉
The most exciting happening from the week so far: Quinn learned how to ride his bike!! It was SO COOL! We practiced coasting down our driveway without the training wheels on his bike, just a few times, and, boom, he was riding it the next day. He said "it just clicked!" 🙂
I made this crazy-easy pumpkin spice granola the other day. It's an old CNC recipe, but, holy cow, it's delicious. If you're looking for a quickie fall-inspired granola, this is your recipe. I made a batch on Sunday, and it was gone by Tuesday afternoon!
I completed "Kelly" at CrossFit on Tuesday (5 rounds: 400 meter run, 30 Box Jumps, 30 Wallballs), and it was a beast of workout. It's one of the "girls" workouts, and it's one of the first Rx "girls" workouts I've done in a longgggg time.
I'm not the same athlete that I was when I first started CrossFit nearly 9 years ago. I used to feel disappointed that I couldn't compete with the same weights and intensity that I once did, but a lot has changed... and that's OKAY. I'm at a difference place in life now, and I'm honestly just happy that I am able to exercise on the regular AND occasionally push myself at the level I'm currently at. I'm still getting a great workout and increasing my fitness level and really that's all that matters. All I know is that I was pretty pumped to finish "Kelly" the other day!
Andrew Kornfeld (IBD Coach) shared this info about Daiya cheese on Facebook the other day, and I just had to pass it along. I feel like a lot people are confused about these types of food products. They seem healthy, but they're really not, especially for us with GI and autoimmune issues. The more you know!
I discovered some new uses for my chopper! I know I've blogged about this amazing kitchen tool in the past, but I seriously love it and use it ALL the time. Between this and my air fryer, it's basically how I cook all my meals! 😉
Chopped salad? Yes, please!
Chopped apples for Mom's Apple Crisp? Easy peasy! 🙂
I joined the Orangetheory right near our house and had my first workout on Monday. The heart rate monitor that I borrowed from OTF died on me (like it often does - I think I get too sweaty for it to work properly), but my Fitbit Versa ended up tracking my workout pretty well. I actually think I'll probably use my Fitbit for OTF workouts in the future!
Question of the Day
Anyone else have issues with heart rate trackers?