Well gooooood morning! Today is such a better day because today I’m feeling sober and motivated after having way too much fun over the weekend. We had multiple double dates with friends, tried multiple restaurants, and had way too many multiple spicy margaritas. And yes, I know ‘too many multiple’ is not the best way to use my grammar skills correctly, but I’m still pushing though this hangover, ok? It’s so fun to go out with friends and try new places out and I definitely love myself a good spicy margarita at this point in my life, but man, I hate the hangover. It’s not like I even feel that sh*tty compared to my crazy drinking days of college, but I just feel like a worthless sack of potatoes. And grumpy AF. I don’t know how some of my friends do it every weekend, it seriously makes me feel like all my hard work in the gym has been for nothing.
I think this is a good reminder of how detrimental alcohol can be to your goals. I have friends and people at my gym constantly asking why they haven’t seen the results they’ve been hoping for after working so hard in the gym, and often it’s because of their weekends. Weekends and alcohol go hand in hand with many of our lives living in the city and we can often forget how highly caloric and sugary alcohol is since we are drinking those calories instead of eating them. People forget a shot of vodka has around 70 calories and a glass of white wine has around 130…and most people aren’t just having one shot or one glass. These calories and this amount of sugar really adds up, especially when these fun events and time with our friends go on every weekend.
Not long ago, I did a podcast about alcohol but I think it’s good to randomly give reminders to everybody out there that alcohol really does make a difference in your performance, your appearance, and your mental capacity. It may be legal, but fast food is also legal and we definitely shouldn’t be eating that sh*t. If you want the true results from your hard work in the gym and in the kitchen, it may be time to consider your alcohol consumption. Last time I talked about alcohol, a woman said that when she tried to kick her one glass of wine habit, she started eating sugar and gained weight. Well that’s sugar addiction right there, just going from one sugar addiction to another. And alcohol is obviously just addictive as sugar. So if you’re a normal person out there who loves to have your drinks, but is frustrated with your lack of results or even motivation, it may be time to consider the alcohol that is in your life. Just a simple reminder coming from a person who was reminded this past weekend that alcohol is just not good for you. Sucks, but it’s true.
Now let’s go get motivated this Monday and conquer our workouts and our time in the kitchen! Last weeks workouts were fun because I was able to do 4 different kinds of workouts. CrossFit, FIT, Orange Theory AND Barre HIIT. If you’re in Denver, definitely check out Barre HIIT at Barre Forte Lohi because it is such a fun workout. My butt is SO sore from it and I seriously can’t wait to do it again!
Sunday – Rest day
Monday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Power Clean + Front Squat + Push Jerk
Every 90 sec x 9 sets (12 mins). First set at 50% of 1 rep max Clean & Jerk. Add as you wish. – I got to 130#
Then 10 min As Many Rounds As Possible Ladder Of: (3,6,9,12,15…)
Overhead Squat (135/95)
Toes to bar
I got 18+ 7 using 75#
Tuesday – FIT on Broadway Class (40 minute time cap)
21-15-9 – DB bench press and bench crossovers (each leg)
21-15-9 – Burpee box jumps and single leg knee drive (each leg)
21-15-9 – wall ball, wall sit ball slam and squat jacks
21-15-9 – goblet squats and split squats (each side- holding 1 KB)
21-15-9 – ab mat sit ups and single arm slider push ups (each side)
Wednesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Deadlift: 4 x 5 @ 85% of 1 rep max (16 mins) – I used 175#
Then For Time: (9 min time cap)
30-20-10 Hang Power Clean (155/105)
100-75-50 Double Unders
I finished in 5:34 using 85#
Thursday – Rest day
Saturday – Barre HIIT at Barre Forte Lohi
Free Travel Workout:
6 rounds for time:
10 hand release push ups
20 jumping squats
30 tuck jumps
40 mountain climbers
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What I Ate in a Day:
Started my morning off with a cup of coffee, some heavy cream, a scoop of collagen and a little stevia extract. Then later on in the morning, I made a breakfast of Pederson Farms breakfast sausage, a few sweet plantains and leftover brussels sprouts!
After lunch, I had some food to-go from Modern Market with steak, sweet potatoes and vegetables!
For dinner, I made a chicken fried cauliflower rice meal and ate a bunch of the chicken while I was cooking it.
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