I got my mojo back yesterday, and it was really nice.
I finally made it back to CrossFit after about 9 days off. Not good Allie, not good. Yesterday I switched my membership package from unlimited classes a week, to 3 classes per week. This will get me back into the classes, stay accountable, andddddd I save $15 each month, which means I can increase my monthly car payment to get rid of that cloud of debt. $15 doesn’t seem like a lot, but that’s $180 a year! I’m getting really good at this budget thing.
So I was at CrossFit, and here is my blurry picture to prove it. We worked on our strict press and then did 5 sets of this:
2 minutes of work, then 2 minutes of rest…. for 5 rounds.
- Row 10 calories — this took me about 45 seconds
- 10 burpees — this took me about 45-60 seconds depending on the round
- Max double unders
This workout made me realize what 9 days off will do to your body and endurance. Even though I’ve been doing a mix of sprints and 4-ish mile runs, my endurance has definitely decreased a little bit. I know that you’re not supposed to cherry pick your CrossFit workouts, but improving my endurance is a big goal of mine, so I think 2 of my 3 weekly classes will involve endurance workouts.
After CrossFit, I headed to work, and enjoyed my new favorite protein shake after showering and having a quick meeting. This is the chocolate Advocare meal replacement shake, which I bought last week to try with my 24 Day Challenge. I mix it with 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk, 1 tbsp of PB2, and a few ice cubes. It is sooooo good! It has about 24 grams of both carbs and protein, so it’s a shake that I love after a tough run or workout. It keeps me full for about 3+ hours, which is great!
For lunch, I enjoyed a fresh salad, topped with plain crockpot chicken, tomatoes, and 1/2 of an avocado. I haven’t bought avocados in months, but I needed half of one for one of Andrea’s recipes, so the other half went into my salad. It was a great reminder of how good they are in salads!
I spent the remainder of the day working, and after work, I headed across the street to Gold’s to get on the stair master. Since their parking lot is shared with another business, finding parking can be very difficult after work. Some nights I can’t find anything and just drive home. I made a deal with myself that if I found a good spot, that I had to go in. Right when I pulled in, the lot was full, until a car backed out. 3rd spot from the door meant I was getting my butt on the stair master. I survived for 23 minutes. That’s 18 minutes longer than what I survived a few weeks ago.
Once I made it home after 23 minutes of HIIT stairs, I devoured this turkey sandwich with fresh carrots. I really didn’t want the veggies, so I snuck a few sticks to Kip, who was super happy. I am clearly 6 years old giving veggies to the dog.The rest of my night was spent writing this blog post with the news on in the background, and then eating a Quest bar while reading in bed. And now it’s Thursday, and we are one day closer to the weekend! 🙂
On a scale of 1-10, love it to hate it, how do you feel about the stair master?
I’m trying to confuse my body with cardio workouts!