Yesterday was a glorious rest day for Dana and I. I treated myself to a lovely 1/2 hour sleep-in, and then after a crazy-frantic, mega-stressful day of work, we drove out to visit my sister-in-law, Susan, and my nephew, Kade. Kade is about seven months old, and our mid-week visits are tradition since he was born back in October. It’s amazing how much babies change from week-to-week! Kade was in pretty good humour and had a few smiles for us. He enjoyed his avocado supper and Dana and I got to hold him lots. I love being an auntie. Susan put him to bed around 7, so we headed home and did our nightly prep for the next day’s meals and workout. Dana and I have got a pretty decent healthy lifestyle routine down, so that helps on nights when we’re tired from work.
To help life go more smoothly the next day, since I wake up at 5:15, I always:
- Prep my breakfast smoothie (Greek yogurt, mixed freezer berries, 1/2 banana, and a spoonful of peanut butter),
- Pick out tomorrow’s outfit, and
- Pack an outfit for crossfit, fill up my shaker bottle with protein, and make sure I have all my gym accessories ready to go.
This little routine makes crawling out of bed at 5 AM a little friendlier.
Tonight I’m going for adult beverages with my old CMA SLP colleagues after work, so Dana and I went to the 6 AM crossfit class. We had to get our hatch lifts in and couldn’t miss seeing Coach Josh! Here was today’s workout:
My max back squat today was 140# and front squat was 95#. Squats in the AM are not as fun as squats in the PM. The metcon, however, was in my powerhouse. I did the deadlifts at 135# and probably could have done RX. With the lighter weight, I flew through them! I was done in 6:25, with my heart pumping out of my chest. Despite eating a full meal prior to class, protein/carbs after, then a snack at 9 AM, I was starving by lunch. It’s amazing how hungry lifting makes me!
I’m hitting an unofficial crossfit milestone. I made a purchase today:
Lifters! I’m hoping they help my squat technique, as well as my other lifts. Why blue? Because it was on sale! I got 25% off today, which isn’t too shabby. I’ve also got some new pink Lulu shorts coming in the mail as a reward for being so diligent with Jacked & Tanned eating clean. Maybe I went a little overboard with the rewards, but sometimes new workout gear is a great motivational tool.
Good news, people. Friday is tomorrow! What are you looking forward to this weekend?