Serious talk. Something is wrong with me. For the past week and a half, I’ve been anxious to try Crossfit. The urge is so strong! I have no idea what’s up with me because I’ve been terrified of Crossfit for a handful of years ever since my cousin Jenn first asked me to try it.
I think my curiosity is stemming from the 7 Minute Workout, and how I choose to do box jumps instead of step-ups. I also just have this intense desire to completely flip my workouts around and be a crazy monkey in the gym.
I’ll be bringing the Blog & Tweet NH girls to a Crossfit class during the middle of September, but I really don’t want to wait that long. I’m currently checking my forehead to see if I’m running a fever of some sort. 😛
Another trigger is that I am so extremely immersed in my It Starts With Food book. I’m addicted and cannot put this book down. I read this awesome and eye-opening paragraph Monday night that really struck a chord with me.
“You may not even want to eat the cookie, but because your ability to not eat it is impaired, you sort of have to. You tell yourself you’ll only have one, but under stress, you’ll probably end up eating the whole bag – which in turn, makes you pretty stressed out.”
Ummm, what the eff? How true is that though. I fall into this issue in the fact that in the evening, I might not necessarily want a snack, but I feel like I have to. And that urge is so strong. It goes deeper into talking about how this isn’t a lack of willpower, but it’s the ingredients in the food that cause this need. Makes you think huh?
Speaking of someone who has done a kickass job of eating clean. Guess who’s featured in September’s issue of Women’s Health magazine.
Oh ya, you know, just my favorite, Jen, over at Artificially Balanced. Go buy the magazine! It’s an awesome read and I’m just super proud of my girl! Way to go!!
Here’s something I haven’t done in a while. Mondays aren’t fun unless you have a bowl of oatmeal dosed in peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter… in bed.
It was a delicious lunch, but I’m sticking to all pb oatmeal in the future. Nothing can beat the taste! Oatmeal for lunch? Lately, I’ve switched breakfast and lunch around, since my lunch is typically what my coach wants me to eat post workout. Breakfast this past week has been the protein shake followed by 4 oz shredded chicken mixed with 3 oz sweet potatoes and about 1 cup of green beans. I’m a freak for craving that for breakfast. Plus, pb during the middle of the day is the perfect midday treat!
Dinner last night was a new one around here. I’ve been craving a burger for so long now, but since I had ground turkey on hand, I opted to make a turkey burger.
On a sea of ketchup and mustard, and topped with shredded cheese and bread & butter pickles (we were all out of relish, gahhh!).
I spent the rest of my night in bed reading It Starts With Food. I had absolutely no issue with this, although it was gorgeous out. If I only had a yard to read in… sighhhh.
This morning I got in a solid 4 mile run. No weights or anything else today. Simple and easy. I passed out reading last night at 8:30 pm. 8 1/2 solid hours of sleep. I’m on top of the world today!
And today gets even better because I get to hang out with Lindsay after work and we’re buying tickets to see one of my favorite artists. Weeeeeee!