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Happy Monday, you beautiful soul! There was just too much going on this weekend. It was overwhelming. Cinco de Mayo, Derby and Mother’s Day. Everything was crowded, all the streets were closed off, and pretty much everyone was drunk. Except me. I stayed in and did absolutely nothing…except eat, of course. I’ve been craving a blizzard lately, so I made my own at home because, well, fast food is gross. And should not be eaten.
Last week in my Weekly Workouts post, I mentioned that I stay away from sh*t food. But after a couple emails, I started to understand that a lot of people didn’t know what I meant by sh*t food. So I wanted to explain it here today, because workouts are super important, but dialing in that diet is even more important. When I say I don’t eat sh*t food, that means I don’t eat fast food, I don’t drink soda, and I don’t eat things at Whole Foods or whatever grocery store that I don’t understand or can’t pronounce the ingredients on. It’s so easy to believe that if something says healthy or diet or gluten free on it, that it is healthy, but that’s not the case. If I’m questioning a certain ingredient, I most likely shouldn’t be eating it, so I don’t.
With all the endless blogs or options at grocery stores and online now, there’s really no excuse to eat sh*tty food. Sure, some ingredients are more expensive like grass fed beef or organic produce, but I’m not saying perfection is necessary. If you can’t afford grass fed beef, it doesn’t mean you should be eating McDonald’s hamburgers. Just buy the meat you can afford at this point and you may be able to purchase better quality in the future. Craving a blizzard like I was this weekend? Make your own ice cream. With all the recipes that are out there at this point, you can easily make you own and you’ll actually know all the ingredients that go into it.
My point is, there’s really no excuse when it comes to your own health. YOU make the decisions. YOU have the brain power to decide what you are going to put in your body. And honestly, YOU have the technology to find recipes to keep you healthy. That’s the whole reason you’re reading this blog in the first place, because you have the technology right at your fingertips. I started making my own recipes so when I was having those cravings, I would have an alternative. And that’s why I keep doing it every week. I’ve been eating paleo and gluten free for almost 7 years, but I still get cravings. I just know that I am an adult and I can decide what is best for my body. So think about that next time. If you’re craving a “cheat” (I hate that word) then why not have something that you know is better for you than something sh*tty crap crap from Taco Bell. You an make your own freaking tacos, anyways! Utilize your technology, use your brain, and feel good about yourself 24/7. It’s all in your hands.
Last Week’s Workouts:
Sunday – Rest day
Front Squats: 5 x 3. All reps with a 3 sec pause at bottom. Adding. (15 mins) – I got to 115#
Then 14 min AMRAP Of:
6 Hang Squat Cleans (185/125)
6 Push Jerks (185/125)
I got 4 rounds + 5 squat cleans using 95#
20 mins Moving With Purpose:
200m Suitcase Carry (as heavy as possible) – 100m each hand
100m Single Arm OH Carry (as heavy as possible) – 50m each hand
12 Deadlifts @ 55% – Touch & Go. Must have a SLOW 3 sec descent each rep!
I got 3 rounds using 45#, 35# and 125#
Then 8 min AMRAP Of:
50 Double Unders
I got 6+ 22 rx
6 Working Sets Of: High Hang Snatch + Hang Snatch. Must have 3 sec pause in catch for both. Add as you go. (14 mins) – I got to 105#
Then 4 x 3 min Rounds Of:
10 Strict HSPU
25 KB Swings (70/55)
Max OH Squats (115/75)
– 1 min REST BETWEEN ROUNDS –
I got a total of 93 overhead squats using 45# KB and 65# OHS
Thursday – Rest day
Back Squats: 4 x 5. All sets at 78% (15 mins) – I used 135#
2. As Far As Possible In 12 mins:
3-6-9-12-15… Power Snatch (135/95) – I used 75#
3-6-9-12-15… Muscle Ups / Burpee Pull Ups – I did 3-4-5-6…of muscle ups
I got through round 9 + 12 power snatch and 5 muscle ups
5 rounds for time:
15 push jerks (135/95)
10 burpees over the bar
I got 19:12 using 85#
At Home/Hotel Gym Workout:
100 air squats
100 air squats
Cake By The Ocean by DNCE
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Can’t Stop The Feeling! by Justin Timberlake
This is What You Came For by Calvin Harris
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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.
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