Weekly Workouts + What I Ate in a Day

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Happy Mooooonday! I’m sore AF, to the point that I can’t even squeeze my buttcheeks together (damn front rack lunges) but I’m ready to take this week on by storm. Right now, I’m sitting next to Cassy from Fed and Fit, working on a little project just today before I take her back to the airport. She is just the sweetest human I’ve ever met. Getting to hang out with another blogger is always so cool because you get to bounce ideas off of each other and see what’s working for them. The only other person I ever get to do that with is Jackson. My dog. And he never responds to me. Selfish.

This weeks workouts were pretty awesome. Tuesday destroyed my quads and Saturday destroyed my butt and hamstrings. Any week that makes my legs this sore is a good week. I love sore legs. The wedding in Jamaica is coming! If you are in need of some no walking days, definitely try this week. It was a peach. But I’m also sharing some on sale workout apparel, a fun little body weight workout at the bottom AND what I ate in a day post. I got some requests for that last week so I wanted to make sure you had that to glance through this week. I hope it’s helpful in some way!

Sunday – Rest day meaning rest from my hangover while in Omaha-day

Monday – CrossFit Class

Deadlifts: 5 x 4. Reset at bottom of each Rep. Adding as you go – Between sets: 3 Strict HSPU. As deep as possible. – I got to 185# and for my HSPU, I started with elevated pike push ups then worked up to some strict handstand push ups, doing 1 at a time.

Then 5 min AMRAP Of:

5 Hang Power Cleans (185/125) and 10 Burpees Over Bar

– 2 min REST THEN –

5 min AMRAP Of:

5 Push Jerk (185/125) and 10 C2B Pull Ups

I got 5+6 then 4+13 using 85# and doing regular kipping pull ups

Tuesday – CrossFit Class

5 sets of: 3 Squat Cleans + Split Jerk. All sets at 80%. Every 2 mins. Quick Reset.

Then Single Arm Overhead KB Holds. 30 sec left / 30 sec right / 30 sec rest for 5 sets of each. As heavy as possible.

And to finish – 9 min Clock As far as possible For Total Reps:

50-40-30-20-10 Wall Ball

100 – 80 – 60 – 40 – 20 Double Unders

*50 wall ball then 100 double unders, 40 wall ball then 80 double unders and so on

I got through 395 reps, so I got 15 double unders in my round of 40 reps. After the workout ended, I just finished the workout because I was so dang close and felt guilty not finishing.

Wednesday – Unplanned rest day. I was suppose to workout early morning by myself, but then woke up to a sh*t ton of snow and drinking coffee under blankets and baking just sounded more fun.

Thursday – Fit Class

Part 1: 30 sec on, 10 sec rest – slider pikes, wall ball sit up & leave, dumbbell thrusters

Part 2: partner AMRAP for 8 min. of: 200m row while partner does 10 burpees & 10 air squats

Part 3: 30 sec on, 10 sec rest – skaters, KB swings, single arm KB squat

Part 4: partner AMRAP for 8 min. of: 10 wall ball partner sit ups and 10 TRX knees to elbows while partner holds plank

Friday – CrossFit Class

2 x Push Press into 1 Push Jerk. 12 mins to find a heavy combo. – I got to 115#

Then As Far As Possible In 14 mins:

1 round of: 5 Toes To Bar, 10 Push Ups, 15 Air Squats then 2 Power Snatch (155/105)

1 round of: 5 Toes To Bar, 10 Push Ups, 15 Air Squats then 4 Power Snatch

1 round of: 5 Toes To Bar, 10 Push Ups, 15 Air Squats then 6 Power Snatch

Etc…getting as far as you can in 14 minutes

I finished 12 power snatches using 85#

Saturday – CrossFit Class

25 minute workout:

Partner 400m sled push (45/25)

Then once you’re back in the door, by yourself:

AMRAP with remaining time of:

12 alternating front rack lunges (135/95)

16 burpees with lateral jump over bar

400m run

I got 3 rounds + a 200m run using 75#


Hotel Gym or At Home Workout:

10 jumping squats

10 pike push ups

10 jumping lunges

10 bench dips

15’s, 20’s, 25’s, 30’s

*If you feel good enough or are brave enough, go back down 25’s, 20’s, 15’s, and 10’s


Favorite Workout Music Right Now:

Love Myself by Hailee Steinfeld

Broken Arrows by Avicii

Too Much to Handle by Great Good Fine Ok


Favorite Workout Attire Right Now!

These Multicolor Leggings on sale now!

This Half Zip Pullover in 5 colors on sale now!

This grey tank for 33% off!

These Nike Metcon1 below

These Nike Flyknits below

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What I ate in a day:

Woke up at 6am – couple sips of apple cider

Finished up writing my blog post while I sipped on a cup of coffee with heavy cream and 6 drops of stevia. Whenever I make coffee, I only drink maybe 1/2 of it. I just don’t drink my coffee quickly and as soon as it gets cold, I don’t want it anymore. I think I just like the routine and drinking something warm when I wake up during the winter.

At 8am – I ate 1/2 coconut noosa yogurt with probably 1/4 cup of WholeMe lemon chia poppyseed granolaIMG_9989

Around 10am – couple cinnamon candied pecans while I made my sweet potato casserole then photographed the casserole

Around 12pm – Decided I was ready for some lunch so I cooked up a Canino’s italian sausage and dumped some tomato sauce on it to help steam then added some salt and herbs de provence along with a couple cubes of grass fed cheddar cheese. Ate that alongside sweet potato casserole and ate a couple Jackson’s salt and vinegar chips.


Around 1pm – I made a Thanksgiving cocktail that you’ll see on the blog this week! Had a sip of that then cleaned, emails and blog posts.

Around 3pm – Split 1/2 a larabar with my fiance while we did yard and house work: gutters, mowing, picking up poop, sweeping, vacuuming and cleaning out the garage.

4:30pm –  Tuesday’s workout

6pm – Made my almond butter blondies, snacking on some of the batter then eating a small piece when it was out of the oven.


7pm – Dinner included a meal that was made in under 10 minutes. Wild caught salmon that was broiled for 6-8 minutes, reheated sweet potato casserole, and pre-sliced brussels sprouts and chopped asparagus sautéed in Tin Star Ghee then finished with reducing in just a couple tablespoons of coconut aminos.


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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.


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

  1. Delicious WIAW (<– I guess it is more like a WIAIAD? haha). Regardless, love these posts and love those runners. #rockon

  2. I just bought the Nike Metcon 1s and love them too! We don’t have the pretty turquoise color in Canada yet but I am on the look-out. I’m cringing at Friday’s workout…

  3. Do you eat eggs often anymore? Like for breakfast do you usually have yogurt now rather than eggs and bacon? Is the yogurt Paleo?

    1. i do still, i just eat yogurt when i’m feeling lazy and don’t feel like cooking yet since i’m cooking most of the day for the blog! and no, yogurt is not considered paleo

  4. I love and hate front rack lunges. They always leave me sore, but I’m like… ok is my butt growing?!

    Yum that salmon looks good, haven’t had any in a while, putting it on this week’s menu!

  5. Ha, when you said you ate Jackson’s Salt and Vinegar chips for a fraction of a second I thought you were eating dog treats…my dog treats have completely human-grade ingredients so it wasn’t such a crazy thought…maybe a little bit 😉

  6. Paleo or not, your diet is SHIT, and you know it. The Paleo label is just a way of making money. I really don’t know how you stay thin, but with a diet like yours you are storing up problems for the future. You’re a lousy role model.

    1. can you explain what you mean, laetitia? i’m not sure how i’m a lousy role model. i’m so sorry you feel that way. i didn’t mean for my food routine to upset you.

      1. How dare you eat any of this without consulting with the rest of us first, Juli…you know full well what you eat impacts us all on a deep emotional level! 😉

  7. I think Laetitia must be hangry and needs a hug!! Juli you look amazing and it’s cool that you don’t eat 100% strict paleo every single day and don’t mind sharing that fact! You are a real person who does that best she can and looks better than anyone making negative comments on here. If they don’t like what you are eating they should read another blog!! Keep being you, we all love to read about it!!

    1. over the past 4 or 5 years of blogging, i’ve found that negativity or angry comments usually stem from a person’s own insecurity and frustration with their own life. people like spreading that energy around. i’ll just keep doing me. keeping eating the way that works for me. thanks for the nice comment, susan!

  8. Hey Juli, OT question. I’m visiting Denver this weekend for the first time and need food recs! I know I’ve seen places you like to eat on Insta and such, but of course now that I need to know what they are I can’t remember. 😛 Is there a post somewhere about this and/or any other general Denver activity recommendations? Thanks pumpkin. <3

    1. working on a page for that for when i release my new site, but my favorite places include mmm…coffee, root down, cuba cuba and quiero arepas are my favorite places to eat!

  9. Hello Juli,

    I can’t believe I am now just discovering your blog and cookbooks. I just bought your book and love what I see. Paleo was always so hard for me to do since I love food. With your recipes I feel satisfied!

  10. Your body is amazing! Love reading the music you’re listening to as well. Just noticed it looks like you have a tattoo in that first pic and couldn’t help but be curious what it is and if it’s new?

  11. I have those metcons and LOVE them! Wait ’till you have to do a rope climb–they are the BEST!!!

    Going to be in Omaha next week–is there anything I need to make sure i don’t miss while I’m there?

  12. Sweet potato casserole looks amazing — totally making that for my in-laws for Thanksgiving. BTW, I don’t generally read blog comments, but laetitia dean’s made me laugh out loud (because it is just so ridiculous and silly)… but then I felt bad because obviously you have to deal with that crap on a weekly or daily basis and it must be super annoying and not funny. Anyway, I just wanted to say that while I never comment, I love your blog and find your workouts/recipes/outfits/outlook to be both inspiring and real. Excited to meet you in Costa Rica!

  13. Thanks so much for posting the Hotel/At Home workouts. I did the one in this blog post this morning, subbing regular push-ups for the pike ones and doing dumbbell walking lunges. Also reversed number order because I like doing fewer reps as I get tired 🙂 Was a great workout–my arms were totally shaky when I was washing my hair, which is how I know I worked them hard. Thanks, Juli!

  14. LOVE your site and cookbook…basically trying to make everything in it at least once!!:) anyway, for the at home workouts…I’m not sure I understand the format…run through it once with 10 reps and then do 15, 20…etc. is that correct? Traveling all next week, so happy to have this to do in a small space!

  15. Wow that hotel workout is a BEAST. You come up with all kinds of special torture.
    And while I may be super jealous (in a motivational kind of way) of your abs, it’s inexcusable for people to be so ridiculous and hateful- you obviously work super hard for what you got (1 rest day and 1 unplanned rest day, hello!) plus being on your feet a lot of the day making recipes for us grateful readers (and for the occasional a-hole, apparently). Thanks for keeping on despite the little cowards hiding behind their screens spreading BS & bad vibes. F that S.

  16. Hey Juli,

    Love you girl! One question: in your Thursday Fit Class, how long were the AMRAPs for Part 2 and 4? That workout looks fun and I’d love to do it!

    Thanks for all of these! Gives me great ideas on my workouts and keeping it fresh!

    Have a great thanksgiving, girl!

  17. Hi Juli,
    IK I’ve never left a comment before but I’ve been following your blog for awhile and I just wanted to say it’s my favorite blog ever and I’m in love with everything from the recipes, to the hilariousness, to the fashion Friday’s, and everything in between. I also really like the hotel/at home workouts. This was one of the first blog I found upon becoming paleo, and it’s one of the only ones I actually regularly follow. Thanks for everything! =)
    Ps. I cry internally whenever people post negative comments

    1. awwwww thank you so much, Caitlin! trying to put out as much fun stuff as possible on the blog so i’m so glad you’re enjoying it all! thanks for commenting, i really love when people comment!

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