Why hello Monday, we meet again. How was your weekend? Mine was relaxing – spent some time poolside yesterday and enjoyed a delicious Father’s Day dinner! (Les made pasta from scratch… I died).
Today, I’m rambling a bit about sugar and rest (the title… duh). I’m also ditching the “pre-workout” and “post-workout” pics because they are basically the same every week… like really, how many hard boiled eggs and smoothies can you look at?! Writing these posts have made me realize that I need to add a little more food variety and creativity in my life – something we can all continue to work on!
Hard boiled eggs and avocado mash (aka no-mayo-egg-salad) with sweet potato and an apple
Hard boiled eggs and avocado mash on spinach – with almonds and a banana. Random but it worked.
Although my office lunch is basically the same, minus the apple.
Tuna salad with avocado, apple, hemp seeds and dried cranberries
Turkey sausages (new and delicious find at The Healthy Butcher), zucchini, peppers and salsa
I legit considered starting the 21 Day Sugar Detox because my sugar cravings have been kindaaaaa intense lately. I have been eating a lot more of “nature’s sugar” than I normally do. My skin has also been acting up – not happy about this at all. I’m wondering if all the fructose has something to do with it – or maybe it is the nuts. Nuts, dried fruit and fresh fruit are clearly my go-to after-dinner-snacks. Bowls and plates are my friends. Bags and handfuls are not. Anyways, I know I can figure this out without a “challenge” so I’m not doing it and long story short is that I’m going to do some experimenting and try to transition towards other nutrient rich foods for snacks. I want to see if the phytic acid (found in nuts and can inflame our systems) and fructose (found in fruit/dried fruit) has actually been having an impact on my skin. Stay tuned…
This handful started out as just a little nibble… but it quickly turned into five “little nibbles.” Whoops.
Bowls. Are. Necessary.
This combo of yummy-ness: dried pineapple, banana chips, coconut pieces and brazil nuts. It came with a package of jerky I bought (took one bite of the jerky and spit it out…) but obvs ate all the nuts and dried fruit.
I can’t forget about the delicious nectarines I’ve been chowing down on
It’s pretty obvious that I love working out. I do it a lot, I blog about it (I wrote a whole post about why I love it), it’s arguably my favorite part of the day (other than breakfast) because it’s my me time. I hate “rest days.” They are boring. But I know, I know… “rest is part of the program.” Duh. I have come to better listen to my body and (as much as I hate it) I do rest when I’m tired. It’s annoying but it’s necessary. Last week, I skipped my Thursday run because I was tired. I also went to bed at 6pm but let’s not talk about that. Rest people, rest! As much as I wanted to run, I slept (a lot) and rested. I know that it will make me not only a stronger person but a better athlete. I need to continue to do this. Hold me to it. Oh and my yoga is still non-existent (fail) but I am reminding myself to foam roll – hurts so bad but feels so good.
CrossFit. Worked back squat 5 rep max (95 lbs for me) WOD:
I can’t do HSPU (handstand pushups) so I did wall walks and did the power cleans at 75lbs. Annoying. 8 rounds plus 5 reps.
1 mile run
5 rounds of:
7 second sprint
3 chin ups
10 air squats
5 push ups
1 minute plank
1 minute rest
1 minute plank
Completed Rx. Finished all the rounds in 18 minutes on.the.dot but Sean sneakily added a 800m run and I wanted to finish fully (obvs). Finished fully in 22:20.
CrossFit. 1 mile warmup run + shoulder-to-overhead EMOM for 14 mins (1 strict, 1 push press, 1 split jerk). I maxed out at 65 lbs.
I did assisted pull-ups (with a band) and did the shoulder-to-overhead at 65lbs. This was a really tough workout. The pull-ups and push-ups exhaust your arms before the shoulder-to-overheads. I finished the rounds in 11:05 and tallied up 31 shoulder-to-overheads before the time cap.
8 mile run in new shoes and sweet new gear thanks to Saucony! Why is the first half of a run so hard? My knees felt a little sore and stiff but I was happy with this distance and pace. And to the creepy men who honk because they enjoy watching my butt jiggle while I run: stop. You made me jump out of my shorts with your horn. And your creepy.
P.S. Nail color is “Fiji” by Essie.
Questions of the day…
What have you been craving lately?
How many “rest days” do you take a week?
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