How The Week Went Down

weekwentHello Darlings!

This week flew by and was filled with a lot of workouts and clean, delicious eats! I started my day with a Triple Grande Soy Latte, which was fabulous!

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Today will mark my fourth CrossFit workout of the week and Sunday will make it five – woohoo! I’m so proud of myself and Ashley for getting in there all week. It’s felt so good to workout hard and sweat. I’m still trying to get comfortable with the bar exercises such as, clean, jerks, snatch, etc., but I know in time it’ll get better!

Last night they had a ‘Throwdown’ and two guys participated in the 2015 CrossFit game workout; 15.1

9-minute AMRAP:
15 toes-to-bars
10 deadlifts
5 snatches
(M 115 lb. / F 75 lb.)

Workout 15.1a

1-rep-max clean and jerk
6-minute time cap

It was awesome to watch and I enjoyed hanging at the gym, having a beer and eating some pizza! It was a fun night with the Glass City CrossFit crew.

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Eats this week were good, thanks to my meal plan! I had the majority of what I had intended and found a new favorite meal, too!

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After my workout the other night, it was 7:45 and I wanted something quick and healthy for dinner. I had some leftovers from Sunday meal prep, so I threw together this odd, but awesome combination:

1/2 sweet potato, tiny bit of quinoa, pinto beans, a dollop of greek yogurt and liquid aminos.

blog3Such a great post-work vegetarian meal! I even packed leftovers for lunch the next day. I know it sounds like an odd combo, but you should definitely try it out!

Ok, now onto some fashion!

Here is a collection of some outfits that I’ve worn and loved recently! Some old pieces, some new, but all fun work outfits!

Looks #1

blog5Black Skinnies 1 – Express
Black Skinnies 2 – The Limited
Chambray Button Up- Gap
Blazer – Forever 21 (such a bargain)
Polka Dot Top – Forever 21

Looks #2 

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I die for these plaid pants!!

Pants – Old Navy
Dress – Gap
Blazer – LC Collecetion; Kohls
Cobalt Skirt – Express
Top – Express

Ok peeps, that’s a wrap. I hope you have a fantastic weekend. I have some fun stuff planned, as well as, a lot of studying – boo!

Until next time…


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Work Fuc@#!% Harder

Holla!

How’s your week going!? Mine is pretty good so far and we’re moving right along — just counting the days and trying to get out of these cold, brutal months.

I started meal planning again this week and it makes such a difference when I have it jotted down to see what and when I can eat. Otherwise, I’m really good at mindlessly snacking. Everyone is different, but I like and need a plan to succeed.

Summer is right around the corner (kind of…not soon enough), but since I have some time to get into killer shape I want, I’m ok with the extra weeks we still have ahead of us.

The plan is… 

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That about sums it up.

Starting school this semester has really taken a toll on the amount of time I spend working out. Now that I’m in a routine, I can take more time to be sure I’m getting my workouts in – even if that means coming to work at 6am, working all day, going to class at night and then studying and meal prepping once I’m home. I’m basically already a robot on autopilot, so why not just keep adding the the plate, huh?!

Thankfully, adding fitness isn’t a big deal because I love it and miss it!

Last week, I laid out my tentative workout plan, which looks like this:

Monday – CrossFit
Tuesday – Lower Body Lift 
Wednesday – CrossFit
Thursday – Upper Body or Cardio FIX
Friday – CrossFit or FIX workout, maybe both?! 
Saturday – Rest – will be much needed 
Sunday – CrossFit/Open Gym

Right now I can only make it CrossFit a few times a week due to school, but come Summer time I’ll be getting in there much more frequently!

I also started a version of 21 Day FIX Extreme this week. I’m not doing it identical to the book, but I am kind of using it as a guide.

Here’s my calendar with meals and workouts for this week: 

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In the bottom right corner is the amount of containers I can have on the FIX plan, which is as follows:

blog12I will be consuming around 1,600 calories since I’m incorporating CrossFit along with the FIX workouts that are included in the program. I started logging them in MyFitness Pal, too!

Clearly I’m going to be utilizing ALL THE RESOURCES! Whatever works, right?!

I’m excited to see how my body changes with adding CrossFit into my life and removing meat again. I know most CrossFit people do Paleo, which includes a crap ton of meat, so I may be doing this differently, but I’m sure there are plenty of CrossFitting veg-heads out there?! If you know of any blogs out there that fit this, please send me their way!

So, what’s your Summer shape-up plan? Any one particular thing? Or perhaps, like me, all the things?! Let’s kick some ass!

Here’s a fun workout to try. You can do it at home or at the gym. ‘TWENTY’ – AMRAP – 20 min!

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Toodles!


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Weekend Recap

Good Morning!

Already back to Monday? Sheesh that was a quick weekend, but then again, they all seem to be. I had a good weekend, a lot of the usual, so let’s get right into it.

FRIDAY

After work, I headed downtown where I was loft-sitting and met up with my sister and our friend, Brittany. We had some drinks and got ready to head out for the evening.

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blog2It was pretty chilly outside, but since we were staying downtown and going out down there, we decided to walk to the bars. Some other friends met up with us, as well as, my dad for a bit, too! It was a fun night hanging out and doing some dancing, per usual!

SATURDAY

We all woke up feeling a little blah, so we went to check out a new little breakfast place, which ended up being great! There was live music and great food — who knew we had this hidden gem downtown!?

I ordered two eggs over-medium with hashbrowns and wheat toast – delish!

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After breakfast, Ashley and I headed to her house where we relaxed and watched some TV. Eventually we made our way over to visit my dad since my mom is out of town and of course, we wanted to check in on Clemmy! He’s getting way too big – I miss when he fit in my arms.

blog4We ended the night with Pitch Perfect since neither of us had seen it before – it was super cute and now we can go see the second one when it comes out!

SUNDAY

Ahhh, I was happy to wake up feeling much more chipper! I made breakfast for Ashley and myself – eggs with spinach and oatmeal with coconut and dark chocolate – it seemed appropriate for Sunday!

blog5We had plans to head to Glass City for open gym. We wanted to work on our ‘cleans’, ‘jerks’ and ‘snatches’…. all different types of CrossFit moves using the bar.

blog6It felt good to practice and they helped us to get a better hang of what we were doing, which was very beneficial! After practicing we did a WOD:

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Ring Pull-Ups
Medicine Ball Sit-Ups 
Power Snatch 

We also did 600m row and I did a coupld GHD sit-ups, too. It was a good workout – we were there for almost two hours.

Once we left the there, we headed to stock up on produce and run a couple other errands. I was starving when I got home and made a quesadilla with a spicy black bean burger. I also put hummus, hot sauce, feta, lettuce and tomato on it. So good with kale chips on the side!

blog7I had a ton of meal prep to do, so I took some time to do that. I made hard boiled eggs, a roasted red pepper, steamed broccoli, a salad for lunch, quinoa, tempeh and broccoli for another lunch, cut up strawberries and put together breakfast for today, which was greek yogurt, strawberries and almonds!

I ended the night with blogging, some studying and watching the red carpet!

This week brings all of the usual – work, school, workouts, homework, and maybe some girl time! I hope you had a great weekend!


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