I would love to say happy Monday but I just woke up at 4:45am this morning to head back to the airport after two days at home, so I would be lying if I said that. Then American Airlines’ system was screwed up and wouldn’t take my TSA pre-check number. So I’ve been in a solid bad mood ever since I went to bed last night. I really shouldn’t be since I’m heading to sunny Palm Springs today, but I can’t help it. I got TSA pre-check so I wouldn’t hate my life while traveling regularly. But that’s just not in the cards today.
Ok, time to get rid of my b*tchiness and move on. It’s unneeded. Unhappy people are the worst. And as soon as you create that bad energy in your life, more bad energy comes your way. I sound like a major hippy when I say that but it’s so true. So let’s get on to some positive things! Like working out! Working out is the best!
And I just saw a woman fall flat on her face TWICE within 5 minutes. She’s having a major case of the Mondays. I’m just being a snot.
Ok, so in case you didn’t hear my podcast on Saturday, I shared my recent experience all about stopping CrossFit for a while, trying different workouts, and how my body and mind took to it. Well, my body and my mind were both not a fan of it. Since most gyms other than CrossFit are surrounded my mirrors, I constantly found myself obsessing over my body and how it looked when I worked out. Which caused me to workout more and obsess more. Which then caused me to gain weight from the stress levels I began putting on my body. And because of that, I started slumping into old habits and feelings of depression that I had in the past. So I decided to go back to CrossFit and after a full week back and then a half week last week while traveling, I already feel more like myself. Not back to normal, but better. And that’s only after a week.
Definitely listen to my podcast episode for full details, but it was a great realization that if a gym is making you feel worse about yourself while you are doing something positive for yourself by just stepping into that gym, it’s probably not the right fit. CrossFit is that place that is a constant positive environment that has me thinking about the task at hand, not the cellulite or the roll or any imperfection I may see. I’m so happy to be back at CrossFit and back to a positive environment. I’m excited to be back to my old self again.
Monday – CrossFit Broadway Class
Snatch: EMOM x 12, Hang Snatch + Snatch. Hang on for both. First set at 60%, add as you go with fantastic form!
I did hang squat clean into squat clean and worked up to 110#
Then 10min AMRAP OF:
- 10 OH Squat (115/75)
- 20 Wall Ball
- 40 DU
I got 4+6 using 85# back squats instead of OHS
Tuesday – Rest Day
Wednesday – Hotel Gym Workout – See Video Here
5 rounds of –
- 10 dB snatch (right arm)
- 12 dB overhead lunges (right arm)
- 10 dB snatch (left arm)
- 12 dB overhead lunges (left arm)
- 14 burpees
And to finish I did 3 rounds of –
- 20 lying leg raises
- 20 scissor kicks
Thursday – Hotel Gym Workout – See Video Here
4 rounds of –
- 10 DB squat clean thrusters
- 20 tuck jumps
- 10/10 DB Bulgarian splits squats
- 20 bench jumps
Friday – Cityside CrossFit Class
Bench press – 2×4 then 2×8 at lighter weight – I used 95# and 85#
Strict pull-ups – Max set then 4 sets at 130% of max set reps (Use partner for assistance on reps. Rest :60 seconds between sets) – I did 10 reps for my max effort then 12 for two rounds (we didn’t have time for 4 sets)
Pike-ups on rower – 5×15
Then in Teams of 4 –
24 Minute AMRAP:
- 15 cal bike
- 5 hang squat cleans (185/135)
One athlete working at a time. Each person will complete entire round before next athlete begins.
Saturday – CrossFit Broadway Class
25 Minute AMRAP:
In the remaining time (one person working at a time) –
10 hang power cleans (135/95)
10 kettlebell swings
10 box overs
We finished 14 rounds + leftover reps
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50 air squats – 5 push ups
40 air squats – 10 push ups
30 air squats – 15 push ups
20 air squats – 20 push ups
10 air squats – 25 push ups
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What I Ate in a Day:
Once I woke up, I started my day off how I always do – with coffee at 6am. I made a hot cup of coffee with a tablespoon or so of heavy cream, some liquid stevia and a heaping tablespoon of collagen.
After heading to DIA, I had the beet salad with smoked salmon at Root Down at 9am. I got through half of it.
Once I got to Houston, I had lunch around 3pm at Local Foods. I ordered a giant veggie salad with chicken and a side of pickles and potato salad. I finished the potato salad and ate half of my own salad.
For a snack at 6pm, I had a handful of Made in Nature coconut chips.
For dinner at Zutro (formally known at Oxbow7) in the bottom of my hotel, I had a blood orange margarita then shared lamb ribs, octopus, had a plate of arctic char and veggies to myself, then I shared a peas and carrots cheesecake and some banana cream pie.
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