Weekly Workouts + What I Ate in a Day

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You guys. It’s been one hell of a rough weekend. I’ve been doing a bit of emotional eating, a bit of crying and a bit of not showering. I’ll explain in my blog post tomorrow. For now, this is about working out, taking care of yourself, and trying to limit your emotional eating. We all have those moments where life steps in and it’s easy to let it take control. Because what the hell else feels better than sugar when everything else has gone to hell? Well the answer is: health. Long term health.

I used to take emotional eating to another level. I did it all the time (mostly in high school, but still some through college and even after). Because I was really unhappy at the time and food was the only thing that suppressed those feelings for at least a few minutes. But those unhappy times led to some sugar addiction and before I knew it, I had lost all hunger signals, was eating constantly and was always using sugar and food as my therapy. It’s a pretty destructive path and I think many, many people go down that same path, even if they don’t recognize it. Luckily I was able to take control by recognizing my behavior, taking the steps to change it and was able to SLOWLY change those behaviors.

My point is, sh*t happens. Sh*t gets bad. People lose their jobs, family members get sick, cars break down, but all these things don’t mean you need to lose sight of your goals and let your emotions take over. And if you do let those emotions get the best of you, get back on track as soon as you can. The last thing you should ever say is, “Well I already ruined my diet today, might as well keep it going.” I know I’ve said that to myself before and it pisses me off that I did. That’s the worst attitude you could ever have. Keep your eye on the prize, keep driving forward, and don’t let the bumps in the road consume you. Your future is what you’re working for, not just for now.

PS – I just found out that a girl I use to compete with in CrossFit Regionals and other competitions in Colorado just got busted for using performing enhancing drugs. What a bummer. And a disappointment. I was just over here trying to get strong just by lifting. What a dummy I am.

Sunday – Bachelorette Party Hangover Rest Day

Monday – Workout with Friends

Every 30 sec for 3 mins: 2 x Touch n Go Power Cleans @ 70% – 110#

-1 min REST & Load Weight –

Every 30 sec for 3 mins: 1 x Power Cleans @ 75% – 115#

-1 min REST & Load Weight –

Every 30 sec for 3 mins: 1 x Power Cleans @ 80% – 125#

Then Every 5 Minutes for 25 Minutes Perform:

200m sprint

20 Overhead Walking Lunges (45/35)

15/12 calories on airdyne

50 double unders

We were finishing each round in 3:00-3:30

Tuesday – CrossFit Class

14 min AMRAP Of: (moving with purpose)

12 Strict HSPU

9 Strict L-Pull Ups

24 Double KB Walking Lunges (2 x 55 / 2 x 35)

I got 3+4 using 35# kettlebells 

Then 12 min AMRAP Of:

20/18 Cal Row or Bike (I ran 300m instead)

15 Push Press (115/75)

40 Double Unders

I got 4 rounds + 200m run using 65#

Wednesday – CrossFit Class

Snatch – Goal is to go 15 for 15 for the day!!!

EMOM x 3: 1 rep at 75% – 90#

EMOM x 3: 1 rep at 80% – 95#

EMOM x 3: 1 rep at 85% – 102#

EMOM x 3: 1 rep at 90% – 107#

EMOM x 3: 1 rep at 95% – 112#

Then 4 Rounds For Time Of: (12 min Time Cap)

6 Snatch (135/95)

12 Box Overs (24/20)

18 Wall Ball

I finished in 9:07 using 85#

Thursday – Rest Day

FridayCrossFit Games Open Workout 16.4

13-min. AMRAP:

55 deadlifts (225/155)

55 wall-ball shots (20/14)

55-calorie row

55 handstand push-ups

I got 197 reps rx

Saturday – CrossFit Class

15 minute AMRAP:

6 power cleans (185/125)

9 burpees

12 pull ups

I got 4+1? using 105# – I actually wasn’t really counting because I absolutely did not care that morning.

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At Home or Hotel Gym Workout:

5 rounds:

10 weighted deficit sumo squats (I used a 55# KB)

15 dips

25 weighted russian twists

20 bench jump overs

15 lying leg lifts (with above head towards ceiling)

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What I Ate in a Day:

Here’s what I ate on Thursday last week! I usually wake up between 6:30-7:00am and make myself coffee with a tablespoon of heavy cream and some stevia drops. After finishing up my blog post and checking on some emails, I made breakfast around 9am. This day I made an Applegate italian chicken sausage along with 1 piece of bacon and sautéed baby kale and spinach with pickled onions topped with Primal Palate Meat & Potatoes Seasoning and a chocolate chip espresso banana bread muffin.

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After getting my nails diiiiiid and meeting up with the lovely fashion blogger Alena from Modaprints, I sipped on a tall Flat White at Starbucks for a while until I got back home and made myself a quick lunch around 2. I made 2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs topped with Primal Palate Meat & Potatoes Seasoning and then sautéed more baby kale and spinach and topped it with Tessemae’s hot sauce and goat cheese. But wait, while I made lunch, I snacked on popcorn. Yes, popcorn. Because I’m bad.

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After working on the computer the rest of the afternoon, I needed a snack around 5pm so I ate one of my favorite yogurts. I can’t get enough of these. I actually had the blackberry kind but forgot to snag a pic so this is an old one. If you can tolerate sheep’s milk, you gotta try this stuff. It’s so delicious!

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Around 7pm, I was getting reaaaaal hungry and even though we were heading out for date night, I still needed a snack while I got dressed. So I had a couple handfuls of Jackson’s Honest salt and vinegar chips. Those chips are so fantastic!

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We’ve been keeping up with date night every week and this week was no different. Except instead of going to out to try a new place, we stuck with what we knew would be delicious, especially on a stormy snowing night. So we hit up Ototo for some soup. But first, we grabbed the Hamachi Carpaccio (Yellowtail) which is absolutely unreal. I want to eat it every day. For every meal.

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Then I grabbed their Tonkotsu Ramen which has pork belly, mushrooms, green onions, garlic chips and egg in a 48 hour cooked pork broth. And instead of noodles, I just asked for a side of rice and they never even think it’s a weird request! I cannot say enough about how much I love this restaurant.

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That’s all folks! I’m usually a dessert-a-day kind of person, but that meal was so dang filling that I wasn’t craving anything later on. Ugh, I seriously want that ramen again. I dream about that stuff.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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14 thoughts on “Weekly Workouts + What I Ate in a Day”

  1. Juli, thanks for being so open and honest! It’s not always easy to talk about some of our bad eating habits and I am glad that you shared. I definitely feel like we all go through times where we use food as a comfort…I know I did this weekend too. Shit happens. It’s nice to know that we have a fresh week to turn it all around!

  2. YUP! Emotional eating is a b!tch… I hurt my back during 16.4 (literally on the last rep I did at 12:47 with my coach saying my form still looked great, so that’s annoying) which somehow justified eating a giant piece of cake for breakfast on Saturday. Not my proudest moment.

    Thanks for the Monday pep talk!

  3. I love those maroon leggings, need them! I may try that snatch workout, but go lighter – those would be super heavy for me. Something I definitely need to work on.

    Also, I agree that your honesty is so refreshing. It’s nice to know that others struggle with emotional eating and learn to power through it. I grew up with the mentality of “we had a bad day, let’s eat *insert bad food here.*” It’s a really hard cycle to break. Trying to think of food as fuel (delicious fuel, but fuel nonetheless) has helped me a lot!

  4. Hey Juli, thanks for your openness and I’m sorry to hear you’ve had a bit of a rough time lately. I had a total emotional eating ‘disaster’ this weekend where I fell completely off the wagon. It’s crazy how easily we can “forget” just how terrible sugar and junk (and booze) can make us feel? They just make the emotions we are trying to mask that much more pronounced the next day. Good for you for soldiering on – you inspire me to do the same! xoxo

  5. Thank you so much for sharing! It sounds like you had a rough week :/ I had the same thing happen to my house about a year after I bought it….so awful! I am sorry you are going through this. It will get better and then you will not have to worry about it again! In the mean time it sounds like you are crushing those workouts! So impressed 🙂 Thanks Juli!

  6. There’s a new more sensitive method for drug testing now and it’s taken the careers a bunch of weightlifters this year. So I (sadly) think we’re gonna see a whole lot of competitive crossfit athletes get suspended in he near future as well.

  7. Right there with you on stuffing my face with sugar when I’m feeling down (and trying to do better now that I know better). I also love your idea of ordering a side of rice with ramen…good ramen broth is one of the best foods on earth, but I also can’t do gluten (aaaand a few handfuls of popcorn or potato chips are definitely my go-to “need something right this second” snacks, too). Thanks for sharing all that you do 🙂

  8. Happy Monday Juli! Wow, so I’ve been reading your blog for so long that it honestly just occurred to me that I haven’t commented in , like, years. But your comments this morning really got to me. I had a super rough weekend myself and instead of letting it spiral I was in the gym and the pool. Feels good to be able to conquer your emotions! I know that whatever has you down won’t keep you down for long. You’re such an awesome person, good things will continue to come your way. Thanks for the pep talk, it lifted my spirits.

  9. Emotional eating happens to the best of us unfortunately. Hope you had a better day today and that things are looking up!

  10. Emotional eating is the WORST and I keep doing it…I find myself so stressed with life that I turn to sugar for comfort and I need to figure out how to stop it. I’m interested in your next blog post to see the steps you took to overcome the emotional eating/sugar binges. Thanks for being honest and keeping it real all.the.time.

    1. obviously everyone is different, but for me, emotional eating stemmed from not being happy in my own life. so i had to make the steps to become happier which meant i stopped competing in crossfit, i stopped talking shit about my body, i changed up what i was doing on my blog and my relationship changed. when i took those steps to become happier, i didn’t need food to support my emotions anymore.

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