You guys. It’s been one hell of a rough weekend. I’ve been doing a bit of emotional eating, a bit of crying and a bit of not showering. I’ll explain in my blog post tomorrow. For now, this is about working out, taking care of yourself, and trying to limit your emotional eating. We all have those moments where life steps in and it’s easy to let it take control. Because what the hell else feels better than sugar when everything else has gone to hell? Well the answer is: health. Long term health.
I used to take emotional eating to another level. I did it all the time (mostly in high school, but still some through college and even after). Because I was really unhappy at the time and food was the only thing that suppressed those feelings for at least a few minutes. But those unhappy times led to some sugar addiction and before I knew it, I had lost all hunger signals, was eating constantly and was always using sugar and food as my therapy. It’s a pretty destructive path and I think many, many people go down that same path, even if they don’t recognize it. Luckily I was able to take control by recognizing my behavior, taking the steps to change it and was able to SLOWLY change those behaviors.
My point is, sh*t happens. Sh*t gets bad. People lose their jobs, family members get sick, cars break down, but all these things don’t mean you need to lose sight of your goals and let your emotions take over. And if you do let those emotions get the best of you, get back on track as soon as you can. The last thing you should ever say is, “Well I already ruined my diet today, might as well keep it going.” I know I’ve said that to myself before and it pisses me off that I did. That’s the worst attitude you could ever have. Keep your eye on the prize, keep driving forward, and don’t let the bumps in the road consume you. Your future is what you’re working for, not just for now.
PS – I just found out that a girl I use to compete with in CrossFit Regionals and other competitions in Colorado just got busted for using performing enhancing drugs. What a bummer. And a disappointment. I was just over here trying to get strong just by lifting. What a dummy I am.
Sunday – Bachelorette Party Hangover Rest Day
Monday – Workout with Friends
Every 30 sec for 3 mins: 2 x Touch n Go Power Cleans @ 70% – 110#
-1 min REST & Load Weight –
Every 30 sec for 3 mins: 1 x Power Cleans @ 75% – 115#
-1 min REST & Load Weight –
Every 30 sec for 3 mins: 1 x Power Cleans @ 80% – 125#
Then Every 5 Minutes for 25 Minutes Perform:
20 Overhead Walking Lunges (45/35)
15/12 calories on airdyne
50 double unders
We were finishing each round in 3:00-3:30
Tuesday – CrossFit Class
14 min AMRAP Of: (moving with purpose)
12 Strict HSPU
9 Strict L-Pull Ups
24 Double KB Walking Lunges (2 x 55 / 2 x 35)
I got 3+4 using 35# kettlebells
Then 12 min AMRAP Of:
20/18 Cal Row or Bike (I ran 300m instead)
15 Push Press (115/75)
40 Double Unders
I got 4 rounds + 200m run using 65#
Wednesday – CrossFit Class
Snatch – Goal is to go 15 for 15 for the day!!!
EMOM x 3: 1 rep at 75% – 90#
EMOM x 3: 1 rep at 80% – 95#
EMOM x 3: 1 rep at 85% – 102#
EMOM x 3: 1 rep at 90% – 107#
EMOM x 3: 1 rep at 95% – 112#
Then 4 Rounds For Time Of: (12 min Time Cap)
6 Snatch (135/95)
12 Box Overs (24/20)
18 Wall Ball
I finished in 9:07 using 85#
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – CrossFit Games Open Workout 16.4
55 deadlifts (225/155)
55 wall-ball shots (20/14)
55 handstand push-ups
I got 197 reps rx
Saturday – CrossFit Class
15 minute AMRAP:
6 power cleans (185/125)
12 pull ups
I got 4+1? using 105# – I actually wasn’t really counting because I absolutely did not care that morning.
At Home or Hotel Gym Workout:
10 weighted deficit sumo squats (I used a 55# KB)
25 weighted russian twists
20 bench jump overs
15 lying leg lifts (with above head towards ceiling)
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What I Ate in a Day:
Here’s what I ate on Thursday last week! I usually wake up between 6:30-7:00am and make myself coffee with a tablespoon of heavy cream and some stevia drops. After finishing up my blog post and checking on some emails, I made breakfast around 9am. This day I made an Applegate italian chicken sausage along with 1 piece of bacon and sautéed baby kale and spinach with pickled onions topped with Primal Palate Meat & Potatoes Seasoning and a chocolate chip espresso banana bread muffin.
After getting my nails diiiiiid and meeting up with the lovely fashion blogger Alena from Modaprints, I sipped on a tall Flat White at Starbucks for a while until I got back home and made myself a quick lunch around 2. I made 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs topped with Primal Palate Meat & Potatoes Seasoning and then sautéed more baby kale and spinach and topped it with Tessemae’s hot sauce and goat cheese. But wait, while I made lunch, I snacked on popcorn. Yes, popcorn. Because I’m bad.
After working on the computer the rest of the afternoon, I needed a snack around 5pm so I ate one of my favorite yogurts. I can’t get enough of these. I actually had the blackberry kind but forgot to snag a pic so this is an old one. If you can tolerate sheep’s milk, you gotta try this stuff. It’s so delicious!
Around 7pm, I was getting reaaaaal hungry and even though we were heading out for date night, I still needed a snack while I got dressed. So I had a couple handfuls of Jackson’s Honest salt and vinegar chips. Those chips are so fantastic!
We’ve been keeping up with date night every week and this week was no different. Except instead of going to out to try a new place, we stuck with what we knew would be delicious, especially on a stormy snowing night. So we hit up Ototo for some soup. But first, we grabbed the Hamachi Carpaccio (Yellowtail) which is absolutely unreal. I want to eat it every day. For every meal.
Then I grabbed their Tonkotsu Ramen which has pork belly, mushrooms, green onions, garlic chips and egg in a 48 hour cooked pork broth. And instead of noodles, I just asked for a side of rice and they never even think it’s a weird request! I cannot say enough about how much I love this restaurant.
That’s all folks! I’m usually a dessert-a-day kind of person, but that meal was so dang filling that I wasn’t craving anything later on. Ugh, I seriously want that ramen again. I dream about that stuff.
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