I had wanted to do some core work on Wednesday, but my back felt even more stiff after sleeping so I opted for 10 solid minutes of foam rolling and stretching. I’m not sure if the muscles are sore or if I performed the move incorrectly and tweaked it.
My stomach was not craving anything for breakfast, but I cooked up scrambled eggs and eggwhites, with broccoli, 1/2c venison sausage, and 1c broccoli with pesto.
I made the fatal mistake of venturing over to my jelly bean dealers desk and took a handful. I often cave for sweets before I eat a meal. I didn’t feel hungry, but wanted to eat something, and the jelly beans called to me and my willpower was low. Luckily, I only took about 20 and had no desire to get more. Lunch was a kale salad with a leftover bleu cheese-burger, cucumber, tomatoes, and raisins topped with Tessemae’s Lemon Garlic dressing.
I skipped the afternoon tea today, and was hungry as soon as school ended. I had a Cashew Cookie Larabar and then an apple with almond butter to fuel me for today’s WOD.
After a warm-up that left me sweating, we took 12-minutes to find out max strict press. My previous press was 70 lbs, completed back in January. We quickly made our way to 65lbs and I found the 2 reps were easy. Then at 75lbs, one reps was fairly easy. We were increasing slowly, so I tried 80lbs, which also seemed easy. The 85lb was a struggle (I got a little stuck in the middle), but I did complete the press beating my old 1RM by 15 lbs! PR! I tried 90lbs, but couldn’t even lift it halfway.
The WOD was a 13-minute AMRAP of 14 kb swings (16kg) and 10 box jumps. I was hoping to use competitor weights, but there was no way I was getting the 24kg kettlebell over my head. So, I used the 16kg but jumped on a 24″ box. I took a small drink and chalked up after every 3 rounds (it was 90 degrees here so my hands were quickly getting sweaty and no one wants to lose a kb mid-swing!) and I wouldn’t look at the clock until I had completed 8 rounds. Unfortunately our coach called at the time when we were halfway, and at 10 minutes so I knew how much time I had left. The kb swings were all done unbroken (I used a half swing-half snatch movement) and the box jumps were slow but steady. I completed 9 rounds + 14 kb swings and 4 of the box jumps. Not bad!
I had a post-WOD smoothie of pineapple, vanilla progenex, and water which somehow became foamy and doubled in quantity in the blender. I don’t think Progenex works well in a blender, but I’m not sure why. I made an easy dinner of vension stir fry and had a ‘grape popsicle’ for dessert.
* Dice 1/2 onion. Heat 1 Tbs coconut oil in a pan and saute onion with 2-3 dashes of red pepper flakes
* Cut meat to desirable thickness and add to the pan. Cook until meat is brown, stirring occasionally, and drain any excess fat/juice.
* Add a bag of frozen stir-fry vegetables and Stir Fry sauce (I used Tastefully Simple’s Stir Fry sauce), mix and cook for 10-minutes or until heated through.
* Optional: Serve over rice or with a scoop of almond butter on top.