Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend full of delicious food and friends! Our friends from Nebraska actually drove out to Colorado to bring us our new hot tub and we partied it up the whole weekend…which made for an extremely lazy Sunday. But it’s Monday and it’s time to kick some serious ass in the gym and in our normal day-to-day life!
You guys. It’s almost Christmas. Not really, but pretty much. Lights are up, trees are up, malls are busy, parties are poppin’ and everyone is getting in the spirit. But that does not mean you have to throw all of your goals and plans out the window. You’re better than that! If you set a goal, don’t forget about it! If you’re trying to lose weight or drink less or stay away from sugar or workout more or whatever…JUST DO IT! Stick with it, make a schedule, create a plan and get after it, no matter what your goal is. So what if you “mess up” along the way, get back up that next day, next hour, even next minute.
I’ve talked about eating healthy around the holidays and while traveling on my podcast so be sure to listen to that because I have some great tools to help. But one thing that I’ve been doing lately, which has kind of become a life hack to help me cut out sugar, is brushing my teeth as soon as I finish dinner and putting in my retainer so I’m not interested or tempted with sugar later on. I caught a bit of sugar addiction after Thanksgiving and this brush/floss/retainer hack has really kept me away from the sugar devil. So game plan. Figure out your own life hack that keeps you feeling and doing your best every day. Whether that’s working out in the morning so you don’t have to question it at night, or packing your lunch so you don’t eat out, or planning family dinners so you get to eat the kind of food you want – whatever it is, figure it out and get after it. Before you know it, all these life hacks will become second nature and you’ll be feeling better with each and every day!
Sunday – Rest Day
20mins Moving With Purpose
16 Unbroken Front Rack Walking Lunges (2 KB’s AHAP)
12 Strict HSPU
10 Strict Toes 2 bar
I got 4+16 using 35# KBs and going to 1 ab mat
6 min As Many Reps As Possible Of:
Assault Bike Calories (with a partner)
My partner and I got 150 calories together. We would work for 25 sec and have a 5 sec transition.
Front Squats: 5 x 3, adding. First set at 70% then find a 3 rep max for the day. (15 mins) – I worked my way up to 145#
Then As Far As Possible in 10 mins:
40 Double Unders
3-6-9-12-15-18… Thrusters (95/65)
I got 21+42 using 55#
2 Rounds Of:
6 min As Many Rounds As Possible Of:
10 Power Cleans (135/95)
10 Burpees Over Bar
– REST 3 mins –
6 min As Many Rounds As Possible Of:
12 Push Jerks
12 cal Row
– REST 3 mins
I got 4; 4+3; 3+18; 3+18
Thursday – Rest Day
Deadlift: 3 x 7. All sets at 74% (14 mins) – I used 165#
Then For Time: (12 min time cap)
60-40-20 Wall Ball (20/14)
30-20-10 OH Squats (135/95)
I finished in 9:14 using 65# overhead squat
A sh*tty workout that’s not even worth writing down
Free Travel Workout:
7 rounds for time:
10 man makers
20 tuck jumps
30 weighted russian twists
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What I Ate in a Day:
Started my day off with a cup of coffee + a tablespoon or so of heavy cream and about 10 drops of liquid stevia.
After working and cleaning up the house for friends coming into town, I ate a lavender lemon poppyseed muffin (recipe will be on the blog tomorrow) then I headed to brunch with a friend.
At brunch at Root Down, I had another cup of coffee with cream and sugar then I got the steak and eggs which comes with potatoes, roasted veggies and chimichurri. It’s so bomb.
Before I worked out in the afternoon, I had a handful of gluten free granola. Then after my workout and showering, I tried out this yogurt. I usually eat sheep’s milk yogurt but they didn’t have it at the store so I tried this and it was pretty tasty!
Once our friends got into town, we headed off to Izakaya Den for sushi where I had 2 cocktails (blood orange horizon) then a sh*t ton of sushi. We had sashimi, nigiri and regular rolls and I ate a ton. I can’t tell you how much but it was delicious! Of course I got a pic of the cocktail but not of the food.
After dinner, we went to another bar and I had a couple sips of a cocktail but didn’t finish it because I was over drinking at that point. And I drank a sh*t ton of water throughout the day which I try to do everyday. Boom. That’s that.
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