Catching up

Hey there! Clearly I fell off the blogging bandwagon, and fell off hard. It’s been about a month since I last posted and while I’ve been meaning to get back life just keeps on happening. As much as I’d love to post daily, or even bi-daily I just can’t make that commitment and also keep my sanity right now. Some people can and that’s great, if you’re one of those people major props to you. For right now I’m setting a goal of two posts a week, sometimes three. Hopefully three 🙂

What have I been up to as of late? Let’s see… crossfit, consuming absurd amounts of coffee (although I have cut it back a lot), working, yoga, catching up with friends over the aforementioned beverage of choice, and the full time job that is recovery.

Crossfit has been awesome. I never thought I would find myself really only doing crossfit as my workout regimen. As much as I love obstacle course racing, CF is doing it for me right now. Although I told my coach yesterday I do want to get back to competing in races once my body is physically ready for that training load. Speaking of races, I’ve been reminiscing back to the 2012 Death Race and all the training I put into that.

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2012 DR “bib”. When racers were told to sew our race #’s onto our shirts. Duct tape and pink thread, how I do.

With crossfit my lifts have been increasing for the most part. Lots of bulgarian split squats, deadlifts, 1-arm rows, pull ups, squats. I’ve also been working on bench and farmers carries with my own gym time. While I’m still a ways from where I was and far from where I’d like to be that isn’t deterring me. I’m keeping focused and keeping both eyes on the ultimate goal.

Things have been much easier without school work to worry about for the summer. Classes start back up September 3rd and while I’m super excited to get back learning I’m also embracing having more free time to really focus on myself and what I want to be doing with my life. I mean sure education is important to me and I intend to go far with mine but I have other aspects to my life that have the same importance (if not more). It’s no secret my passion is fitness and competition. With being “off the playing field” for about a year now I am becoming more and more antsy to get back and kick some ass. Mainly just get back, ass kicking comes later.

The lack of school has also allowed for me to get in more friend time. Last weekend I met with a lovely lady for coffee, breakfast, and other shenanigans 🙂

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Downtown. My liquids of choice: coffee and water. Water in my bottle from Taylor. Thanks girl.

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Along with coffee I’ve been fueling with handfuls of this stuff. Tasty.

If you’ve never tried the Enjoy Life trail mix I highly suggest it. It’s fairly allergy friendly for those of us who need it but whether or no you have an allergy it’s good. Really good. I blame the fact it contains chocolate chips. Chocolate makes everything better. Everything.

Well, I think that is enough random mumbo jumble for today. I hope you’re all doing great and enjoying summer! 🙂

What have you been doing workout wise lately?

Ever tried the Seed & fruit trail mix? Or any Enjoy Life product?

Who else is on school break and embracing every.single.moment?

New week and some fav’s

Hey there! First off, thank you so much for the support on my last post! Seriously, it means A LOT.

Sleeping has been going a little bit better with the increased intake but I’m still having nights where I either a) wake up and fall back asleep every 30-60 minutes OR b) wake up at some ridiculous hour and end up starting my day because I get sick of laying tossing and turning in bed.

Today was one of those days, up at 3:30am finally got out of bed at 4:50 when I decided I probably wasn’t going to be successful at falling back asleep… Hopped in the shower and did all that and then got together some breakfast!

(warning: I’m breaking out the festive snowman mug! I know its super early but I love this guy Winking smile)

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Alongside an apple with cinnamon n almond butter

Adorable, no? Bought this last year at a pottery shop right next to my work! They make a bunch of products but I’ was obviously attracted to the mug…

With my tea and apple I had some eggs with spinach! If you follow me on Instagram this picture was from dinner a few nights back, it was so good I repeated it as part of my breakfast.

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Actually obsessed with the eggs/spinach combo. This was last nights dinner made into an omelet with hot sauce! Love love love franks.

I think that with trying to get my act together so that I can gain back my strength, continue doing well in school, and get back into the gym it’s important that I’m eating high quality foods. Eggs, apples, spinach, almond butter, these are all really good. I do know though I have a tendency to be ridiculously obsessive about healthy choices and with needed to gain I realize I really can’t just eat protein, fruits, and veggies ALL DAY. This is going to be a huge learning experience and I’m stoked.

And I want my sleep back.

Waking up early did have one perk though, I had time to write a post this morning vs tonight after classes Smile Ready to go attack this day and make it a good week!

 

What is one fun thing you have going on this week?

Eggs… omelet, scrambled, over-easy??