Weekly Workouts + What I Ate in a Day

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MONDAYYYYYY!! Are you having a hard time this Monday? I just coached my morning classes at my CrossFit gym and they all were completely silent. And dragging. And exhausted. Is it because it’s a holiday? Or because we are all getting older every single day? Or is it that it’s cooling down outside and our bones feel brittle. What is it people?! Tell me!

Anywho, life is back to normal around here. No more traveling…except I have to go to LA in a week…for only 10 hours…but other than that I’m back to my normal routine. Creating recipes, hanging out with my dog, and working out at my CF gym. Life is back in order. I even deep cleaned my house and started decorating. I’m so domestic. Time to get this house looking pretty so I can share some design ideas with you guys! I have absolutely no clue what the hell I’m doing, so it’s just trial and error at this point. We just painted a wall purple. Yes, purple. Hopefully this trial does not end in error. Trust me here, I’ll make it work. Tangent. Ok, back to workouts. Back at CF and feeling the fact that I haven’t done it in almost a month while I was traveling. I can feel my core is much weaker and lifts aren’t near as steady as they used to be. But I’m slowly getting back to normal! Here’s a peek at what I did this week plus some workout music, outfits, and of course, what I stuffed my face with! Feel free to share what you’re listening to and working out in in the comment section!!

Sunday – Orange Theory – This gym in Houston said they only rented heart rate monitors for $5, so I said eff you and didn’t get my little email about how I did. That gym kinda sucked big time.

Monday – CrossFit

12 min AMRAP Of: (just move with purpose)

5 Strict HSPU

5 Strict Pull Ups

8 Step Ups, 4 left then 4 right – 24″/20″ Box (2 x 55 / 2 x 35) – I used 35# KB’s to a 20″ box

5 min Rest Then-

12 min AMRAP Of:

200m Run

10 Power Cleans (155/105)

I got 6 rounds using 85#

Tuesday – CrossFit Class

2 x Squat Snatch: Every 90 sec for 11 Sets (15 mins). First Set at 65%, add as you go. – I started at 75# and ended my last set at 100#

Then 6 min AMRAP Of:

8 Power Snatch (135/95) – I used 75#

18 Wall Ball

-3 min REST THEN-

4 min AMRAP Of:

5 Power Snatch (135/95)

15 Wall Ball

I got 3 rounds + 8 snatch then 3 rounds + 3 snatch

Wednesday – CrossFit Class

Bench Press: 4 x Max Effort Sets at 80% of 1 Rep Max. For Total Reps (14 mins) – I did my sets at 75#

Between Sets: 20 Ring Rows.

Then 5 x 2 min Rounds / 1 min Rest between rounds

7 Push Jerk (185/125) – I used 85#

50 Double Unders

Max Burpees

** score is total burpees

My score was 100 burpees

Thursday – Rest day

Friday – CrossFit Class

Every 90 sec for 9 Sets (12 mins): 2 x C&J @ 85% – I used 95#

Then EMOM x 8: 100m Sprint

And 6 min AMRAP Of:

10 KB Swings (70/55)

10 Goblet Squats (70/55)

I got 6 rounds using 35# KB

Saturday – CrossFit Class

5 rounds for time:

20 back squats (135/95)

50 double unders

400m run

I finished in 20:32 using 75#


Favorite Workout Music Right Now:

Broken Arrows by Avicii

Good Time by Inna ft Pitbull

Lay it all on me by Rudimental ft Ed Sheeran

Favorite Workout Attire Right Now:

These long tights that look like space

This ribbed pullover for fall

This adorable sports bra

This fleece lined beautiful blue pull over


What I Ate in a Day:

Woke up at 7:00 on Saturday and asked the guy to take me to coffee. Our coffee maker broke before I left for book tour and I’ve been putting off getting a new one. Which is stupid when you’re paying $4 for coffee. Dumb, Juli, you’re dumb. So he gladly agreed and took me to grab a tall coconut milk latte from Starbucks.

After only drinking about 1/2 my coffee (my normal coffee routine), I ate about 1/4 cup of Udi’s gluten free cranberry granola. Just enough to settle my stomach before a workout. When I workout in the morning, I like to have just a little something in my stomach but not enough to give me a stomach ache. That was the perfect amount.

Workout at 9am. CrossFit workout of back squats, double unders, and running.

After working out, I headed back home to make a late breakfast. After making sweet potatoes the easiest way ever a few nights back, I still had leftovers that I had pureed with almond milk and cinnamon. So I cooked up some apple fennel breakfast sausage from Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook, then cooked the pureed sweet potato and an egg in the fat of the breakfast sausage, topped it with chimichurri from Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook and ate it with a butter biscuit from All-American Paleo Table.


After breakfast, I watched an episode of Pioneer Woman then got inspired to get to cooking. So I headed to the grocery store then World Market and got to cookin’ at home. While I cooked, I heard a knock on the door and was greeted by my favorite man in the whole word: the fedex guy. He handed me over a package of Eating Evolved chocolate butter spreads. So I got to snackin’ right away. A spoonful of the pumpkin chocolate butter was just enough. So rich and so delicious!


After making red curry for the blog and clicking a few pictures of it (which you’ll have the recipe for tomorrow) then I ate up some of it for lunch around 2:30. After writing the blog and editing the photos, I snacked on a few cubes of grass fed cheddar and 1/2 noosa coconut yogurt.


The rest of the day was spent cleaning the house, doing 4 loads of laundry, then watching 2 episodes Narcos. Are you as addicted to that show as I am? When it was time to leave for a friends house up north, I stuffed my face with two large handfuls of maple & sea salt Quinn popcorn. I know I know, you hate me so much for my dairy and corn intake. Stop getting so heated, it’s only Monday!!!

Dinner was at a friends house where I totally forgot to take a pictures, but it consisted of a burger with a piece of cheese on top, topped with Sir Kensington’s Mayo and organic ketchup and mustard, then a side of brussels sprouts, onions, and maybe peppers? I don’t know. Veggies.

To end the night off, I cuddled a golden retriever and ate a piece of chocolate covered mango. Sadly, whatever chocolate was lined on that mango messed my stomach up. Bastard.


That’s all, folks! Lots of snacking, lots of water, 2 La Croix’s and a tummy ache from a little chocolate. As you can see, I eat dairy regularly since it doesn’t upset my stomach and I have popcorn whenever I’m craving it, I just make sure to get organic and non-GMO. Who knows if it makes a difference, but it makes me feel better!

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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.


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

  1. I was excited when Starbucks came out with the coconut milk option until I found out what was actually in it! I could taste that it was sweetened but it’s got a whole bunch of other crap besides just coconut and sugar. I would probably just get dairy if it didn’t make me sick. Please don’t take this as a judgement! I just felt so duped by their coconut milk thinking it was better.

  2. I love love love when you do the “What I Ate in a Day” posts. I also eat dairy pretty regularly and corn once in a while and I often feel guilty since I’m not being “strict Paleo.” I love seeing you just eat the way your body wants you to eat and just eating to feel good. I need to remember that when I get the guilt feelings again.

  3. I went to my 5:30AM CrossFit class today, and we we’re all dragging, too (and normally we’re not that way, despite it being early). Apparently everyone has a case of the Mondays today!

    Also, when I am running I have been loving the song War Paint by Fletcher.

  4. Really excited for that curry recipe! I wanna try that workout you did on Saturday, looks fun. And I’m also excited for some design ideas! I just want to buy a house so I can really decorate how I like, I feel like it’s not the same renting.

  5. Eating Evolved..love!! the fig and almond chocolate bar is wicked good. The mint choco chip spread is heaven in a jar and even better melted onto some coconut ice-cream. I just ordered a jar of their pumpkin chocolate spread. I could spread that on everything! Omen by Sam Smith and Disclosure is an awesome song too!

  6. OK, this is going to sound strange, but my preferred pre-workout “meal” is a butter coffee and – wait for it – a bit of raw sauerkraut that I make myself. Weird, I know.

  7. OH MY GOD THAT CHIMICHURRI! I made the marinated flank steak and chimichurri from your new book tonight and that’s my new favorite sauce, I want to put it on everything. We’ve tried about 6 recipes so far and every one is phenomenal, great job!

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