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Finally Feeling Workout Motivation

Today was such a good day! It started it with a yoga private followed by a streak of crazy productivity at work and then a management team meeting, practicing yoga, teaching BodyPump and a CrossFit coach’s meeting. I finished my day with a conference call with a group of women where I talked about my take on food, nutrition and fueling my body. This was hosted by my friend Leslie Ann from LAQ Fitness. She’s doing a Fat Loss Cooking School series and invited me to be one of the guest speakers.

I didn’t wrap up all this stuff until after 9 tonight so this post will be brief so that I can enjoy some downtime before bedtime! Just a few photos for you.


Wednesday lunch was a salad with mixed greens, salmon, goat cheese, pecans, artichokes, dried cranberries and cucumbers.


I have been SO motivated to workout this week…which is a welcome change! We did a really different WOD at Metro on Wednesday which was based on power production and how much weight you could move in a set amount of time. We worked two minutes on, one minute off for two rounds at each of the following stations: sled push, bench press, goblet squats and kettlebell swings. It was such a mind game to figure out what weight you could move consistently for the two minutes to get the maximum score. I am sore today from the high reps at lighter weights!

Workouts this week have looked a little like this…

Monday: 3 mile run + 5 rounds of 20 air squats, 10 push ups, 10 lunges (each leg), 20 stability ball crunches
Tuesday: hot yoga + CrossFit (15-12-9 deadlifts and pullups)
Wednesday: hot yoga + CrossFit (WOD above)
Thursday: hot yoga + taught BodyPump


Lunch today was half of a wrap with turkey, arugula, tomato, havarti, avocado and spicy honey mustard and a cup of butternut squash soup.


And dinner after my long day was a snack of yummy cheeses and crackers and then I was craving protein and veggies. It was after 9:30 when I started on this dinner so the best I could do was defrosting salmon from the freezer and broiling it crusted in lots of spices and mixed Asian veggies on the side. I’m a little worried about how much salmon I eat…I’m probably having it around three times a week right now. I just read so much about mercury so I’m not sure if I should cut it back.

Signing off…thankful tomorrow is Friday!!!!!

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  • 1
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun September 19, 2013, 11:24 pm

    Glad you got your motivation back and I have to say all that food looks AMAZING! 🙂 Delicious!

  • 2
    Cameron September 19, 2013, 11:51 pm

    You are fine with wild (non-farm raised) salmon! Mercury content is low compared to tuna, swordfish, etc. 🙂

  • 3
    Michele Lian September 20, 2013, 12:33 am

    Please share that motivation around! I never get tired of looking at (more like drooling over) your food 🙂

  • 4
    Lindsay September 20, 2013, 9:42 am

    I need more of that motivation! The quality of your pics is awesome!

  • 5
    anne September 20, 2013, 9:59 am

    Mercury levels are three times higher in wild salmon than in farmed (it’s due to wild salmon’s natural diet) but both are well below accepted safe levels. So I wouldn’t worry at all, but if you are eating it that often, probably go for organic farmed one.
    I’m still in awe of that backbend video you posted, it’s almost supernatural 🙂

  • 6
    ali September 20, 2013, 8:10 pm

    start eating sardines…. yummy and super high in omegas and low in pollutants…..

  • 7
    Elizabeth September 20, 2013, 10:07 pm

    I always love the food photos your post……….they are mouth watering! Gives me good ideas for combinations to try in my own kitchen!

  • 8
    Allison @ In the Queen City September 24, 2013, 1:33 pm

    I live in Charlotte and was wondering where you get your salads? They always look so good!

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