It’s back to the grind today.
But let’s talk about yesterday instead.
old fashion oats + 1/4 c egg whites + 1/3 c water + 1/3 cÂ unsweetenedÂ vanillaÂ almond milk + 1 tsp chia seeds + Â 1/2 mashed banana + 1/2 c frozen blueberries + spoonful Sara Beth’s mixed berry jam + PB&Co. whiteÂ chocolate peanut butter
Goodness gracious that seems like a lot more in words than in a bowl. Nevertheless, this batch of oats was bomb. There’s just something about warm, juicy blueberries in oatmeal that makes my taste buds fall in love. Yum.
Of course I had a cup of Joe in my Colorado mug. 🙂
During mine and Sophie’s walk yesterday morning there were some very promising signs of a beautiful day ahead.
After breakfast I headed off to the box for a kiiillller workout. Emphasis on killer.
The strength portion of yesterday’s workout was challenging but I really enjoyed it.
A Bear Complex is like a front squat to a push press to a back squat to a push press. And then, well…you throw the bar with weight on the ground and it makes a really loud noise. The last part was the hardest for me. I want to guide the weight to the ground (which puts my back at risk of injury) instead of just letting go of it.
Sophie was confused when I first explained it to her, too.Â
Don’t worry though. I perfected throwing weight on the ground after all the kettlebell swings in the WOD that followed.
Warm-up 500 m row 5 ball slams (20 lbs med ball) 10 push-ups 15 air squats Strength 1 Bear Complex (65 lbs) rest 2 minutes x5 WOD AMRAP 20: 10 burpees 20 KB swings (26 lbs kettlebell) 30 DUs (90 singles) 150 m run
Swear to you, I could hardly lift my arms after all of that. It was awesome. In parenthesis is what I did which wasn’t Rx but I look forward to progressing my way to Rx-ing a WOD.
When I got back from CrossFit I ate the other half of my banana from breakfast and had a protein shake that looked a lot like this:
My parents were in town yesterday so we all went for a walk once I finished my post workout snack.
Once we reached downtown we were surprised with a parade!
Ok but really it was for MLK Day. How fun?
While that went on we meandered in a few stores. Including a furniture store that had a super cool table. I didn’t get a picture though. 😐
The store we went to after this one is where I actually bought a few cool and unique nick nacks. Per usual I forgot to snap a photo of those, too. D’owh! I’ll just have to share them with you once I find a place for ’em.
Stiiiill working on leftovers.
The parents headed home after we all had a lunch composed of various leftovers from the fridge.
herbal tea + splash skim milkÂ
curried wasabi peas <<<Â SO good!
Granny Smith apple
I got super snacky when I was studying yesterday (I’d like to note that in attempt to focus better I listened to classical music on Pandora.) and basically grazed through the afternoon.
roasted butternut squash with rosemary + roasted Brussels sprouts + leftover salmon from Another Broken Egg + goat cheese + balsamic reductionÂ
Finally it was time for dinner. I roasted a butternut squash for the fiiiirst time and, you guys, that stuff is my jam! Why didn’t anyone tell me sooner how delicious it is?!
I enjoyed a small handful of dark chocolate chips while watching The Biggest Loser (aka best show ever).
At 8pm I headed off for a Project Health meeting and got a ticket on my way home for “Improper Lane Changing”.
I’m appealing in court.
Sophie woke up briefly to say goodnight!