Weekly Workouts + What I Ate in a Day

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Good morning, buttercup!! I wish I could act like I’m in this perky good mood, but my husband is doing this “thing” right now. He started working out in the mornings so he sets his alarm at 5am and leaves all of his clothes and backpack and even toothbrush in the other room so he doesn’t wake me up when he gets up. BUT he presses snooze and lets his alarm go off 3 separate times and goes back to sleep every time. And after the first alarm, I’m pretty much completely ready to get up. After the second alarm, I’m pretty annoyed. Third alarm, I hate him. It’s a pattern at this point. BUT, I’m very happy and supportive that he’s working out in the morning so I hold my tongue and don’t smash his face in with a pillow. It’s quite a loving feeling.

I say all this because, well, sometimes we don’t always support our significant other when it comes to their health goals. I get emails all.the.time from people who either don’t feel supported or are obviously having a hard time supporting their partner when it comes to healthier eating choices and/or working out. It might be because you or your partner never worked out and now someone wants to so it feels a little strange or foreign. Or because someone changed their diet and the other person is having a much harder time. Or it could be because one person has lost weight and the other person hasn’t so there becomes a bit of a jealousy situation. No matter what situation may be your own, it’s important to remember that health should come first and foremost. If we don’t have our health, we don’t have much else longterm. We won’t be able to care for our significant other or experience certain situations or enjoy the little moments together because our health is diminishing. But if we put our own health first, and support our significant other in their goals that make them happier and healthier, we will be able to enjoy so many amazing moments in the future.

My husband’s alarm goes off 3 times every morning when he wakes up to go to the gym and you know what? It annoys the sh*t out of me. But I bite my tongue, get up to work on my blog, and kiss him as he walks out the door to the gym…because I’m so proud of him for taking care of himself so we can have an enjoyable, exciting and amazing future together. Don’t let your own frustration or jealousy or upsets get in the way of your partners success. Support and push each other to be better. That’s how relationships grow and thrive!

Sunday – Rest Day

Monday – FIT on Broadway Class

#1 – 5 minute As Many Rounds As Possible Of:

5 single leg v-ups (each side)

10 calories on air dyne bike

15 dumbbell thrusters

*1 minute rest then repeat one more time through and try to match and beat last score

#2 – 5 minute As Many Rounds As Possible Of:

5 barbell high pulls

10 burpees

15 barbell bicep curls

*1 minute rest then repeat one more time through and try to match and beat last score

#3 – 5 minute As Many Rounds As Possible Of:

5 double Russian kettlebell swings

100m run

15 kettlebell sumo deadlift

*1 minute rest then repeat one more time through and try to match and beat last score

** 2 minutes rest after second set of #1 before you move to the next and so on

Tuesday – Orange Theory Class – see workout here

Wednesday – CrossFit Broadway Class

5 sets of each: (15 mins)

– 4 Strict C2B Pull Ups + 4 Kipping Pull Ups + 4 Bar Muscle Ups (I did 1 bar muscle up, 4 kipping pull ups, 2 strict pull ups)

*Choose a number in which you can go unbroken for all reps.

– 64′ HS Walk (2 lengths of platforms) – no more than 1 minute

** 1 min rest after finishing HS Walks

Then 10 min As Many Rounds As Possible Of:

10 + 10 Single Arm OH Lunge- on spot (55/35)

20 Push Ups

100m Run

I got 4+3 rx

Thursday – Rest Day

Friday – Orange Theory Class – see workout here (front desk girl turned computers off 10 minutes early so my numbers are a bit off)

Saturday – CrossFit Broadway Class

5 rounds:

400m run

30 box jumps (24/20)

30 wall ball (20/14)

I finished in 25:13 rx

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What I Ate in a Day:

When I woke up, I started my morning off with an iced Chameleon cold brew coffee with a splash of heavy cream and some stevia extract.

When breakfast rolled along, I had arugula, Applegate Farms breakfast links, and 1 fried plantain.

Later on in the afternoon (since my lunch was later than usual) I had 1/2 a Perfect Bar and saved the rest for later.

For lunch, I had arugula topped with quick taco meat that I cooked up (just ground buffalo and Primal Palate taco seasonings) with some crumbled Siete Foods grain free tortilla chips on top

After my workout in the afternoon, I ate the other half of the Perfect Bar then ate some plantain chips while I made dinner.

For dinner, I made some Jovial gluten free brown rice pasta with hot italian sausage, roasted brussels sprouts and carrots, olives, and parmesan (no rice and cheese is not paleo)

And for a Friday night treat, I had a scoop of sea salt caramel ice cream and topped it with a few bite size WOW Baking gluten free brownies!

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

  1. Hello! I just started OrangeTheory, and for some reason, I can’t seem to ever get out of the blue and green zones. But I don’t think it’s because I’m not working hard (I feel exhausted by the end!). I run the entire portion on the treadmill and use 6.0-6.5 as my recovery pace and get up to 10mph on the sprints, and I always get my rowing done under the recommended times. Do you have any tips?! I want to make sure im getting the most out of class. Thank you! 🙂

    1. There could also be a problem with the way your heart rate is entered in the system. You should look into getting your VO2 max test done somewhere. If you do that, they can update your numbers in the system to better accurately describe your workouts.

  2. My husband does the same exact thing!! His alarm goes off at 5 AM and I almost always end up waking up as well. I love your point about just supporting him and being proud of him instead of mad that we are up at that hour! We’ve been married for one year and I love that we can put the other persons interest in front of our own. That’s love right?! I’ve even gotten up and gone to my gym in the mornings instead of afternoons more because of him! Thanks for sharing this and have a great week!

  3. See, I agree with supporting your partner’s workout habits but that doesn’t mean he should get a pass on disrespecting your needs in the process. I think what you described is inconsiderate whether its to get up for work or to workout or whatever. My BF and I both work out in the mornings but sometimes one of us will have to get up and leave earlier than the other and we both try to have stuffed packed and get up and go without disturbing the other too much. I guess my point is that if something like that really bothers you its ok to stand up for yourself about it.

    1. you’re thinking too hard about it. I’m actually excited to get up in the morning to work so the earlier the better, usually!

  4. I think it’s really nice of you to not act on your annoyance and see the bigger picture. I have a hard time doing that with my husband. However, I’m really thankful that he’s so supportive (and I am too) of our health goals. After having our baby, it would have been super easy to skip the gym but we make it a priority, even if that means forgoing time together some weeknights — we prioritize time with our son, instead. I actually decided to give alcohol a break through the month of June and I knew when I told my husband that he would be supportive and not pressure me to drink, even though it’s summer and there will be a lot going on, social-wise. My point is that being supportive of each other’s goals, whether health, work, whatever-related is super important. I need to be better about choosing my battles, e.g. not being annoyed when his alarm/snooze goes off…however, I will continue to be annoyed and wake him up when he snores LOL.

  5. Hmm I may have to try those Perfect Bars. That flavor sounds pretty delish. P.S. Your legs are hawttt, girl 😉

    1. Not that flavor, but Costco (in Idaho at least) has a box of 12 Perfect Bars for $18. I’ve also seen them in Fred Meyer sold individually for around $2/bar.

  6. Was making my lunch and remembered it was Monday and your weekly workout + what I ate in a day post was up! Love reading your workouts each week as they give me ideas. Chameleon cold brew is one of my favorites.
    FWIW – having an alarm go off 3 times at 5am wouldn’t go down very well at our place. I think it’s ok to let unimportant things slide (like the clicking noise my husband makes when he eats…) but sleep is so important for your health and happiness, and being woken up early can ruin the rest of your day. But it’s a great message to give your partner time to look after themselves, and I’ve seen relationships end because of it. Especially important once people have kids and rely on their spouse to give them some time to themselves.

    1. not to worry, kate! i’m definitely a morning person and actually go to sleep wishing it was the next morning so i could get to work again. and since we don’t have kids, not getting enough sleep is not much of an issue around here!

  7. So I’m basically in love with you. People at work make fun of me because I play your podcasts on repeat and laugh out loud to myself. So anyways… I am in the military and I have the hardest time staying clean in the field ( i mean we get to shower and stuff but like with food). We have a 2 week training event coming up. I can only eat epic/lara bars, trail mix, tuna pouches for so many meals before I become stir crazy. I know this is a biiiiiiig reach but what else would you recommend taking when you have no fridge and no way to heat food up. I do take a cooler but ice only lasts so long, what else is out there!?

    1. sorry it took me so long to respond but i was really trying to figure out recommendations for you but i would probably eat those same things. it’s definitely not ideal or exciting, but it’s the easiest. i would add jerky to that mix and i would pack normal meals because i don’t mind eating my food cold. that’s what i would do, i don’t know if it’s much help, though!

  8. Needed to hear this today. I try to always be supportive of my SO’s fitness journey but, it’s not always easy especially since we are in two different places. Thank you.

  9. Agree Juli it’s so important to support your partner (and friends) on their health journey’s! It makes such a difference having that support!

    Does your husband have a Fitbit? I don’t use mine for tracking walking that much but I LOVE the silent alarm feature!!! Basically instead of a sound alarm, the little band just vibrates against your wrist and you have to tap it to turn it off. You can set as many alarms as you want and on repeat during work days. I find this such a more gentle way to wake up (I get up at ~5am too) with no noise and there’s the added bonus of it not waking up your other half 🙂 Would definitely recommend just getting one of the cheaper ones for him to try out.

    1. no, neither of us have a fitbit. however, i’ve heard about this alarm clock that slowly start shining a light (like the sun is rising) which sounds way more pleasant!

  10. Lol at everyone having a go at your husband for snoozing, I can imagine you’d have no problem speaking to him about it if you wanted to, particularly as you’ve written a blog post about it haha. My boyfriend is exactly the same he owns a CF gym so is up at 5 every morning but not until after 3 snoozes. But I just enjoy a starfish and extra sleep after he’s gone ahah.

    1. lol for real. i’m not scared to yell at my husband if need be. i’m just talking about supporting your significant other!

  11. Have you talked to him and does he know that he’s ruining your sleep with his snooze habit? What good is it for him to put his gym clothes, etc in another room if he’s waking you three times with the alarm? I just wonder if you bring it up to him, in a supportive way, of course, if you guys can find a method to wake him up without disturbing you. What did you do when you were the one getting up early to go coach classes? Not attacking him, just trying to be supportive.

    1. hahaha i think you’re thinking too far into this. i wake up normally at 5:30am so it’s not ruining my sleep. i just wake up earlier than i normally would. i’m just lucky enough in life right now to not have to set an alarm, he sadly does.

  12. Errrrr my gawd, could you just send like, this entire post to my fiance? I wake up at 5:30 to get my workout in before I go to work and he can get so salty about being woken up sometimes.

  13. I notice you use arugula in a lot of your meals! is that a staple that you buy from whole foods each week? i’m interested to see what your grocery cart looks like, especially because you talk about your butcher box being delivered to your door. Do you think you could do a blog post on that? Also, What fish oil do you like to use?

  14. Hi Juli! Here is the alarm clock I have and LOVE! You can adjust the settings so the brightness gradually increases with each minute and it is really like the sun is slowly rising next to you and makes no noise. It’s a much more peaceful way to wakeup – we call it the happy lamp! 🙂

  15. Hi Juli! A question for here or the podcast if you need material for next week 🙂 — Waist/core “thickening.” I got a body composition test done three months ago when starting Crossfit and starting with a nutrition coach to get my body fat percentage UP to a healthy range, plus increase muscle and size (#bootygainz?). Anyway, retested today and I’m up from 6% BF to 8% (with a +/-3% error note) which is a good trend although still too low, and my various girths ans overall weight is way up! All very exciting except the woman commented on how my waist measurement has increased, likely due to a lot of core work causing ‘thickening.’ Is this inevitable with heavy lifting and will it just continue to thicken? You have amazing and strong abs but don’t seem to sport a thick waist — just genetics, or has that changed for you just as your leg size has, as you changed up your approach to crossfit? ???? My waist went from 66.8 to 68.3 inches.. Hm maybe it’s just that my hips and booty need to grow so that I have a waist again hahaha!!!! ???? Thanks!

  16. Hey Juli,

    There is a lightbulb called the MagicLight bulb that has it’s own wifi. It can be on a timer to turn on and lighten up slowly just like the sun. It also does some other fun stuff. I bought it on Amazon. Instead of buying a new lamp, you can stick it into a lamp you already have.

    Love your blog and your IG stories…you are so.damn.funny.

  17. Hi Julie! I was wondering if you had to get your heart rate zones tested in order to have your OTF heart rate monitor read properly for you. I just started OTF and every since I purchased my own heart rate monitor it hasn’t been reading as well as the one I borrowed. Sometimes I am in the grey the whole class or barely get any splat points. When I was borrowing one of their monitors I was scoring one of the highest numbers of splat points in my class. They told me that I may have to get my heart rate tested since I am more “in shape”… did you have to do this? Thank you!

  18. Hi Juli,

    How about a nice pair of ear plugs? My husband works in his office next to our bedroom late into the night so I pop those suckers in and it erases his frenzied typing clatter. Might be worth a try.

    Hi to Jackson.

  19. I agree about the light bulbs that connect to WiFi. It was a game changer for us. My husband and I get up early to work out and these gradually brighten and wake you up just as the sun would. We still set an alarm, but by the time it goes off, we aren’t sound asleep anymore.

    Also, I wanted to ask what type of sea salt caramel ice cream you eat? I have recently discovered I have a gluten sensitivity in addition to my dairy sensitivity, so just curious. I’m trying to find treats I can enjoy so that I don’t feel like I’m deprived all the time! Lol

  20. Hi Juli,

    I love reading your workouts and what you ate in a day. Do you ever post portion sizes or measurements on your food? I’m always wondering how much I should be eating? Thanks!

    1. i don’t because i never measure or know the portion sizes. i just eat until i’m satisfied. i use to weigh and measure and it never got me anywhere other than made me more obsessive so i steer clear of that

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