As I was sitting in Chipotle eating dinner at 9 p.m. last night I had the realization that everything I ate yesterday was in a bowl.
I’ve been back on oatmeal this week since the mornings have been kinda gray and cooler. “Cooler” being relative given that it’s like 68 degrees out. But there is a noticeable chill that has been absent all summer. I know many of you are ready for fall but I am not. Summer is my favorite season by far. I like it hot! This bowl of oatmeal included the following: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Oats, Wholesome Goodness Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats, half a banana, half a peach, blueberries, dried cranberries, chia seeds, cinnamon, unsweetened almond milk and water. Crofter’s Fruit Spread and Trader Joe’s Sunflower Seed Butter on top.
It was a long, busy day at work so I ate a salad at my desk for lunch. There is a specialty market across the street from the gym and I stop in several times a week for everything from salads to dinner supplies to wine. They do great built-to-order salads and also offer all kinds of meats, seafood, pre-made salads/sides and pre-marinated chicken breasts (you see me eat these often). It’s a blessing and a curse to have it so close! My salad was mixed greens, spinach, chickpeas, grilled chicken, beets, blue cheese, candied pecans (<— SO addictive!), dried cranberries and honey balsamic. It kept me full all afternoon.
I spent my evening over at the new gym for the 6:30 p.m. CrossFit class and a coaches meeting after. Class last night was brutal in a totally different way than Sunday’s workout. It was a really tough strength workout versus Sunday when I felt like I was going to die cardiovascularly. This is what I love about CrossFit – it’s always challenging me in different ways.
Here’s what we did last night.
Power Cleans @ 85% of 1RM – 3 on the minute for 5 minutes (I used 65#)
Front Squat – 4×8 @ 70% of 1RM, rest 1 minute between sets (I used 85# – these were killer and left my quads shaking after. Front squats are so hard!)
MetCon or WOD
Thrusters (135 males/95# females was prescribed but I used 65#)
Pull Ups (I kipped all of them! Check out this blog post from our Director of CrossFit about the progression to kipping pull ups)
Rest 1 minute
Deadlifts (225 males/185# females was prescribed but I used #85. I hate deadlifting with a passion.)
Burpee onto a bumper plate
Rest 1 minute
100 Double Unders
Note: Total score is total time with rest time.
I finished in 12 minutes with a one minute bathroom break included. Those double unders will get you every time! 😉
We had a quick coaches meeting after class and then I joined some of the coaches at Chipotle for dinner where I proceeded to eat my third meal of the day out of a bowl when I ordered the burrito bowl. It is always fun to eat with the hardcore CrossFit crowd. They’re all good and disciplined and stick to their Paleo diet and I’m like, “I’ll take rice and beans and cheese and sour cream…thank you!” This burrito bowl was pretty delicious. I haven’t eaten at Chipotle in almost two years. Fun fact…last time I ate there was immediately after the Marine Corps Marathon! I ordered the same thing but without the chicken because I was stupid back then and didn’t eat enough lean protein.
Tangent…I really want to run another marathon.
And that’s all I’ve got for you today. Are you more “mix it all together in a bowl” or “I like my food separate and not touching?” Clearly, you can see what side of the fence I’m on. You should see me on Thanksgiving. I love to mix and match my bites. I think I could create a layered Thanksgiving feast bowl! (Although I don’t…that would be terrible manners! Maybe with the leftovers this year?) 🙂
Have a great day!