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Working Out Hard + Eating Good

Oh my…I have a feeling that I’m going to be unbelievably sore tomorrow.

On Monday I did this ladder WOD. I went light on my clean and jerks at 55# because I wasn’t feeling super great and was in a space where I couldn’t drop weight but I did kip all of the pullups. It took me about 18 minutes working at a steady (but not agressive by any means) pace.

The pullup soreness had already started to settle in today but I really wanted to do the workout.

Between the pullups, pistols and sumo deadlift high pulls I’m pretty sure that I won’t be able to lift my arms over my head or sit down without holding something tomorrow.  Today’s WOD was a serious leg burner. I did my pistols (single leg squats) unassisted for the first time ever, used a 20″ box instead of 24″ (box jumps just scare me!) and used the RX weight for sumo deadlift high pulls. I love SDHPs with kettlebells but for some reason using a barbell makes the movement infinitely harder for me. I had to break them into three sets of five and they were definitely the hardest part of the WOD for me.

So I’ll report back on how I feel tomorrow! Pray for me! 😉

Of course I have been eating great things in addition to working out hard. That’s how it goes over here.

Breakfast Monday and Tuesday was a smoothie. On Monday I picked up a delicious new combo from Whole Foods after a hot yoga class.  Almond butter, almond milk, dates, spinach, blueberries and banana. It was such a different combination than I’m used to with the almond butter and dates but I loved it! Today’s smoothie at home had banana, spinach, strawberries, blueberries, almond milk, peanut butter and ice.

On Monday I made a white bean and tuna salad for lunch. I mixed together tuna, white beans, chopped marinated artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes, cucumber, basil, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper. I topped it with avocado and served it over spinach. I ate the same thing today for lunch but added a little goat gouda on top.

Dinner Monday night was red curry with chicken, shrimp and veggies over coconut jasmine rice with a healthy dose of Sriracha. I have been craving Thai food for weeks and this totally hit the spot!

Post workout dinner tonight was marinated chicken breasts from Reid’s with sauteed squash and mushrooms and kale chips. I love Reid’s chicken because they put it through the cuber a little bit before marinating and it makes it so tender and flavorful.

And one last fun thing to share that I saw on Facebook today – 43 Things That Will Make You Feel Old. Last year Full House had a 25th anniversary party. Yes, I feel OLD!

When is the last time a workout made you really sore? What did you do? 

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  • Courtney May 14, 2013, 11:04 pm

    The last time I was really sore was last week when I did a new lifting routine after a break from lifting while doing 10k training. I had jumped right back into heavy lifts after taking 2 weeks off. It was a pretty bad idea, I was sore for 3 days. Drinking lots of water and walking often seems to help. Staying still just makes me stiff. Your smoothies sound great! Today I had one with blackberries, strawberries, kiwi, banana, pomegranate seeds, Greek yogurt, and almond milk. It was really good! I also made one with papaya, beets, ginger, romaine, spinach, and lemon. It wasn’t my favorite but at least it was healthy and only 82 calories! I’m going to try your combos! 🙂

  • Colleen B. May 14, 2013, 11:39 pm

    That curry looks delicious!!

    Jen, did you ever do a part 2 post of your Chicago trip? Did I miss it? Have been dying to hear about the rest, especially RPM!

  • Lisa May 14, 2013, 11:49 pm

    I just read the list and yes I feel so old I can’t believe how long ago some of things happened…crazy

  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen May 15, 2013, 4:39 am

    Dates in a smoothie?! I am in love with dates, but never would have thought about putting them in a smoothie…did it effect the texture!?!?

  • Julie - therawfoodsisters.com May 15, 2013, 6:14 am

    Eating good totally makes such a difference so have the energy to work hard and stay energetic the whole day. Earlier this year I made the transition to go raw vegan and eat clean. What a difference that have implied in my everyday Life!! I love the smoothie combination you mentioned´. I´m soo hooked and have green smoothies every day.You are great inspiration! Many hugs from Amsterdam

  • Laura@ Fit Running Mama May 15, 2013, 6:46 am

    That curry looks amazing! When I went through my Tabata Boot Camp certification training I could barely walk the next day!

  • Julie Wunder May 15, 2013, 7:32 am

    That tuna salad looks awesome- yum!
    I am still recovering from surgery, but can’t wait to be able to push a workout again! Is that crazy? ha!

  • Jess May 15, 2013, 9:14 am

    Can you share the Thai recipe? It looks delish!!

  • Paige @ The Balancing Act May 15, 2013, 12:07 pm

    I love my mom’s white bean tuna salad recipe, but I’ve never thought to add artichokes…Might have to try that next time!

    I can’t wait until my knees are fully recovered and I can work out hard enough to be sore the next day…It’s definitely a “hurts so good” situation!

  • She Rocks Fitness May 15, 2013, 2:57 pm

    I have been consuming so many smoothies this past week! It’s amazing how the change of season changes our appetites. Green monster smoothies and big old salads…Love the look of your dinners. YUMMY! Hope you aren’t too sore today. 🙂

  • Lisa May 15, 2013, 4:45 pm

    Mmm…all your meals always look so tasty!
    It’s crazy how many smoothies I’ve been drinking lately. At least one per day, during the Winter/Fall season I don’t even think I had one. Yikes.
    Hope your soreness isn’t too bad today!
    I was pretty sore after this weekend since I had pilates teacher training and we did SO much pilates. It was slightly painful.

  • Paula May 15, 2013, 6:01 pm

    Ha, crossfit really is a killer isn’t it? I tried a crossfit class for the first time a few weeks ago and it was the sorest I’d ever been after a work out. The first part of that particular WOD was hard but bearable. . . however I think it was the tabata sit-ups and burpees that killed me. The day after was hard . . . and then for the next two days I couldn’t actually hold my upper body up straight when I was walking as I was in so much pain.

  • I absolutely love blueberries in smoothies! And such a summery treat! 🙂 That curry looks so good as well!

  • Elizabeth May 15, 2013, 11:45 pm

    I really love SDHPs with a kettlebell, but using the barbell is super tough for me- glad to hear I’m not the only one! 🙂

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