Happy Monday!!! I cannot believe it…I just woke up at 7:30am. That NEVER happens to me. I normally wake up around 6am hyper as can be. But the body obviously needed a few extra Z’s today and I’m embraced it. Sleep is my favorite.
Actually, being home is my favorite. I absolutely LOVE traveling, but being home with a routine and home cooked meals feels so good to me. I love Colorado, I love our house, and I love oven roasted brussels sprouts. After being gone for 10 days in NZ, it feel so so good to be back home and back to challenging my body in the gym!
With the New Year upon us (OMGITSFREAKINGDECEMBER), let’s talk a little bit about goal setting. You don’t even have to be obsessed about a New Year’s resolution to set goals in the New Year. You can simply strive for something better this year. Or something more. My goal in the past few years has been to become more content with what I have in the moment. To be proud of what I have earned from my hard work while still striving for even more. It’s a hard balance finding contentment when you’re always looking for more, but it’s so important to find happiness in daily life instead of what’s to come in the future. It’s definitely challenging and I fail with that goal regularly. That still doesn’t mean I won’t continue to work at it day by day.
So let’s start thinking about New Year’s goals now while we’re still in December. Instead of simply thinking about how much weight to lose or to gain or how many inches or goals of fitting in a certain dress or pair of jeans. Instead let’s think about ways we can truly improve our lives moving forward in 2019. For me, that’s being happy every single day with the life I have right now. Sure, I was still continue to work hard in all aspects of my life, but I want to become happy with the little moments in between. As we step foot into 2019 together, let’s stop obsessing about numbers or where we think that happiness lies. Instead let’s try to enjoy each day for what it has given us and what we have to look forward to. I know that sounds super annoying and cliché, but if we can use 2019 to become happier in the moment, think about how much more we can accomplish day after day.
I’m pumped for the New Year and I’m pumped for an even more positive journey along the way. Maybe it’s because I slept until 7:30am. Yep, that’s probably it.
Sunday – 45 minute walk around Queenstown before bungy jumping in NZ
Monday – 40 minute run around Queenstown with hill sprints
Tuesday – CrossFit Queenstown Class
5×5 strict press
3×3 strict press
6×1 strict press
8 rounds for time:
- 8 push jerks
- 8 toes to bar
- 8 burpee box jumps
Wednesday – CrossFit Broadway Class
13 mins for quality of:
- 7 Strict Press. All reps have 3 sec descent.
- 7 Single Arm High Pull. All reps have 3 sec descent
Then 5 Rounds For Time (12 min cap)
- 20/16 cal Row
- 10 Devils Press (2 x 70/50)
I finished at 11:10 using 20# dumbbells
Thursday – CrossFit Broadway Class
3 Power Cleans Every 90sec x 9 sets (12 mins). Reset between reps. First set at 60%, building – I got to 130#
Then 10 min Ladder Of: (2-4-6-8-10-12….)
- Front Squats (155/105)
- Lateral Burpees Over Bar
I got through the round of 14 + 7 front squats @ 75#
Friday – Rest Day
Saturday – CrossFit Broadway Class
In teams of 3 –
20 – 90 second rounds:
Partner 1 – rows for 90 seconds
Partner 2 and 3 switch between 1 person resting and 1 person doing 3 power cleans (135/95), 6 push ups, 9 air squats
Then partner 3 moves to the rower and rower moves to the pair. This continues for 20 rounds.
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What I Ate in a Day:
Once I woke up, I started my day off how I always do – with coffee at 6am. I made a hot cup of nespresso with a tablespoon or so of heavy cream, some liquid stevia and a heaping tablespoon of collagen.
For breakfast I cooked up some Butcherbox pork sausage, tossed arugula in olive oil and lemon juice, then cooked up 1/2 a ripe plantain.
For lunch, after a noon workout, I tossed together arugula, smoked salmon, capers and garlic aioli to make a salmon salad then topped it off with plantain chips.
For a snack in the afternoon, I had a Justin’s peanut butter packet.
For dinner, I made a Butcherbox burger patty and topped it with Primal Kitchen ketchup and mustard, roasted brussels sprouts and spinach and artichoke dip that I made earlier in the week.
Then I had a coconut butter cup around 8pm.
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