It is Monday! We have arrived!
How ya feeling on this Monday? I’m feeling a little off because it’s 65 degrees in our house but I refuse to turn the heater on until the last possible minute. Colorado suddenly decided to be fall on Saturday morning and I’ve been cold ever since. I must have poor circulation because my feet DO NOT warm up in the winter time. Unless I’m in a shower, bath tub or hot tub, my feet are screwed. So I spent the weekend being cold and rained on. I don’t know how people do it in the Pacific Northwest. The only way I’m dealing with it is by complaining and drinking my hot coffee at home for the first time since May.
So get this. Over the weekend, I was at one too many parties. And when a party is involved, snacks are involved. And since I don’t drink at these parties usually because I’m the DD, I snack instead to entertain myself. And it was a BIG snacking weekend. Maybe I’m emotionally eating because of the cooler temperatures or bulking up for hibernation, but either way, it was a lot of snacks. I even ate the frosting off a piece of bundt cake so I wouldn’t eat the cake itself and get a total stomach ache.
I still had a stomach ache.
But I stayed away from alcohol and didn’t have a hangover so I still conquered one goal. It’s the small victories that we have to relish in sometimes.
I talk about this all the time, but diets don’t have to be perfect. The healthier you eat longterm and the better choices you make over time will add up. So when you run into a birthday party and there are snacks that you never have around and you give in to temptation, well you can get right back on track the next morning. And that’s what I did. I snacked, I stomach ached, and I went back to normal the next day. And because I continue to make good choices at home in my daily life, this minor speed bump won’t send me off course. Remember that!
It’s the 90/10 or 80/20 lifestyle that has helped me stay on track and feeling my best, even through parties and events. Perfection doesn’t work for me and trying to eating paleo 100% of the time just sent me into a downward spiral. So try to find what percentage works for you and your lifestyle/goals. And the more you can figure that out for yourself, the less regret and frustration you’ll run into throughout the season during holiday parties!
And in the meantime…CRUSH SOME WORKOUTS THIS WEEK!
Sunday – Rest Day
Tuesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Every 90 secs x 9 sets (12 mins)
1 Power Clean + 1 Squat Clean – Reset between reps (First set at 60%, add as you wish) – I got to 135#
Then 4 Rounds For Time: ( 11 min time cap)
6 Squat Clean (185/125)
12 Strict Handstand Push Ups
60 Double Unders
I finished in 9:35 using 95#
Wednesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Strict Press: 10 mins to find a 3 rep max – I got to 90#
Then 3 Rounds For Time: (15 min time cap)
30/25 Calorie Row
30 Alt Dumbell Snatch (50/35)
I finished in 13:23 using 30#
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Every Min On The Min x 7 min
3 Power Cleans + 3 Front Squats + 3 Push Jerks (185/125) – All 9 reps performed unbroken. – I used 95#
Then 15 min AMRAP OF:
25 Wall Ball
I got 6 rounds + 25 wall balls and 25m run
Free Travel Workout:
15 min AMRAP:
15 handstand push ups
10 DB squat cleans
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What I Ate in a Day:
Started my day off with a Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream Collagen Iced Coffee
Then for Sunday brunch, I fried up 2 pieces of bacon, then cooked up 1 1/2 chicken apple sausage, 3/4 sweet plantain that I cooked in the bacon fat, then ate it with arugula tossed in olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper! (I’m the smaller plate on the left)
For lunch, I had a lemongrass pork rice bowl from Modern Market with a side of sautéed zucchini and yellow squash.
While I made dinner, I had a cinnamon rice cake. For dinner, I cooked up some butternut squash fries at 400 degrees until slightly burnt, then while that cooked up I cooked thinly sliced pork chops in a cast iron skillet with sesame oil then red and yellow bell peppers and tossed it all in some of my chicken fried rice sauce . I put it all on top of iceberg lettuce and I made a chili vinegar to go on top with rice wine vinegar, water, honey, sriracha, Frank’s red hot sauce, red pepper flakes, lime juice and salt!
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