Weekly Workouts + What I Ate in a Day

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Every year I take a look at what my year of fitness looked like and I analyze it.

  • Was I happy in the gym?
  • Did I see the results I was hoping to?
  • Was I able to recover from my workouts?

Because every year since I was 21 years old, my body has been changing. And I really like to figure out why. First it was because I finally started working out, then because I was competing, then because I was injured, then not competing, then changing up my workouts, and so on and so forth. It has been 9 years of yearly change and that change continues to occur, especially because bodies change just simply because aging alone. When I first started working out, I would push through pain, I would work out 7 days a week, and I would ignore the parts of my body that needed rest. Then for the past 4 years or so, I’ve been working out 5 days a week and giving myself 2 days of rest, without really worrying about working the same muscle 2-3 days in a row. But in the past month, I’ve reanalyzed how my body has felt and I’ve begun to structure my workouts a little differently.

I LOVE CrossFit. It has completely changed my life for the better and I think it’s one of the best workouts out there that will give you results DAMN fast. But the problem with CrossFit sometimes is that so many of the workouts work your entire body. So if you are working out 3 days in a row, many of those same muscles are working instead of resting and rebuilding. And I’ve begun to notice that my body can’t exactly take it AND is lacking in results. So what I’ve decided to do with this New Year is completely mix it up. For the past 4-5 years, I found myself in my CrossFit gym at least 4x a week, if not more. But with this coming new year, I plan to only get 2 CrossFit workouts in per week. And this is because my body needs a bit more rest than the programmed CrossFit workouts can give me. Since CrossFit is normally a full body workout, the next day I may go to boxing, then the next I may work out on my body to work on legs and lateral movement, then another day may be just straight cardio. Every day is slightly different when it comes to the body parts I’m using. And since I implemented this change a few weeks ago, I already see results. My legs look and feel stronger, and the pain in my upper body and neck from repetitive CrossFit movements has gone away. I’m finally giving my body the rest it wants without having to take actual rest days. (yes, I’m still taking rest days, I’m just talking about resting upper and lower body parts)

The whole point of the conversation is that you should analyze your own fitness every year. And I say year because I’ll see people work out for a month and say something didn’t work for them. But 30 days is a pretty small chunk of time to expect the world. A year is much different. For me, reanalyzing helps me understand why I may have not seen the results I wanted. Or why I wasn’t recovering from an injury. And it also gives me some excitement to see what is to come this year. New plan means I’m a step closer to accomplishing some of my own fitness goals and that makes me even more excited about my workouts! Can’t wait to share the process here with you guys!

Now here are the workouts I did last week while in Cabo and at home! Thursday was a real son of a b and I LOVED it!

Sunday – Workout on patio in Cabo – see workout/movements here

5 rounds of:

  • 30 Double Unders
  • 20 Alternating Crab Toe Touches
  • 15 Double Tuck Jumps
  • 20 Front to Reverse Palnks
  • 30 Lateral Toe Taps

Monday – Workout in Diamante gym in Cabo

3x through of 10-15-20

  • Barbell Bicep Curls
  • Barbell Strict Press
  • Barbell Bent Over Row

5×5 Split Jerks – increasing weight each set followed by 30 seconds of battle ropes after each set

3 rounds of:

  • 10/10 Single Arm Tricep Pushdown
  • 15 Lying Leg Raise
  • 5 Pull Ups

Tuesday – Rest Day

Wednesday – Workout on patio in Cabo – see workout/movements here

2 mile run

Then 3 rounds of:

  • 30 Burpee Pops
  • 15/15 Lunge Knee Drives
  • 30 Total Side Skater Jumps
  • 15/15 Single Leg Deadlift Drives

Thursday – Workout by myself – see workout/movements here

3 rounds of:

  • 10 Trap Bar Deadlifts – increasing each set
  • 50 Banded Sprints
  • 30 Elevated Russian Twists

2 rounds of:

  • 15/15 Front Elevated Weighted Lunges
  • 20 Banded Jump Squats
  • 20 Ab Rainbow Taps

2 rounds of:

  • 20 Weighted Overhead Bulgarian Squats (right leg)
  • 20 Stepping Kettlebell Swings
  • 10 Running Man Lateral Jumps

Friday – Boxing Class at Compass Fitness through Class Pass

Saturday – CrossFit Broadway Class

25 Minute Partner AMRAP:

  • 400m run
  • 50 push jerks (135/95)
  • 400m run
  • 50 pull ups
  • 400m run
  • 50 front squats (135/95)

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What I Ate in a Day:

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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 a pre-workout snack, I had a piece of Canyon Bakehouse gluten free bread with peanut butter and raspberry jam on top.

For my post-workout lunch, I had vegetable curry at Just Be Kitchen with a grain-free tortilla then I share 1/3-1/2 of a s’mores cupcake.

For a snack later on, I had a few handfuls of Siete Tortilla Chips.

For dinner, I had leftover chicken massaman curry that I made a few days before with some leftover white rice, topped with cilantro and mint.

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

  1. Great post! My husband and I were out eating lunch on New Years Eve (because we’re too old to go out at night!) and talking about our gym habits and what needed to change. My 2 goals this year are to do yoga 3x per week, even if it’s just for 10 minutes, and to actually take rest days. I’m guilty of over exercising and it’s starting to wear on me.

    1. that’s awesome you both chatted about it! it’s so easy to overexercise if you actually enjoy it. i know i have to continually check myself to make sure i don’t do that. and yoga 3x/week is such a good goal!!

  2. I love the suggestion of reevaluating the workout routine every year. Having new goals and routines not only gives the body a break from repetitive movements but maybe more importantly challenges us mentally and/or prevents burnout. I , too, am dropping my 4x week Crossfit routine to 2x week to incorporate more cardio and some targeted lifting. I had forgotten how much I enjoy training for a race (half marathon) and doing spin on my Peloton. Happy New Year!

    1. it probably won’t ever happen because homemade marshmallows are way more work than i like to put in to my baking lol but my friend vanessa has a cookbook called ‘Clean Eating with a Dirty Mind’ and i’m pretty sure she has s’mores cupcakes in there!

  3. Great post. thanks. I also find I just can’t crossfit more than 4 times a week max and do all the other things I love fitness wise, like a spin class, some running or swimming. many weeks, I now go just 3 times or am more selective on what classes I attend based on what else I want to do and what muscle groups I have already worked that week or which ones just seem to need more rest for some reason, like getting old, lol. I also tend to avoid some crossfit sessions that I know will destroy me (in a good way), but will prevent me from doing the other activities I have planned for the week or if they are not close enough to my rest day.

  4. Hi!! I recently purchased a Nespresso Machine. Was just wondering what your favorite pods/capsules to use in it?!? I’m a little overwhelmed with all of the choices. Hahaha And does your collagen mix in with it easily? I normally add some to my usual coffee, but I really have to stir it vigorously for it to dissolve.

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