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The Kitchen Sink

Happy weekend! I am NOT happy right now given that the Dawgs just lost to Alabama. Such a good game but so sad that we will not be heading to the national championship.

Let’s focus on other things, okay?

I was in the mood for a vegetarian dinner last night so I baked tofu, roasted green beans and mushrooms with balsamic and cooked some quinoa and lentils on the side. I gave it all a sprinkle of goat cheese and it was exactly what I wanted.

I had to work at Metro CrossFit this morning so I packed breakfast to take to the gym. Overnight oats with banana, apple, museli, plain greek yogurt, silk nog, chia seeds, cinnamon and dried cranberries. Topped with apple butter and peanut butter.

I was planning on doing Metro’s workout of the day which was all bodyweight stuff like running, pullups, pushups and squats until I got talked into doing the main site (crossfit.com) workout with some of the coaches from our gym in between classes. We called it “The Kitchen Sink/Every CrossFit Exercise” workout. It was ridiculous! Look how much equipment it took us to even set up.

That makes for a total of 400 reps. Insanity.

My low back and right hip have been majorly wonky lately so I greatly modified the workout. For example, I did box dips instead of ring dips and I used a 55# bar for all of the exercises (even the deadlifts and back squats which made me feel like a baby) but it was still a fun and challenging WOD.

Due to my lighter weight selection I was able to keep up with the boys pretty well. I was proud of my effort and finished in 26:43.

This was definitely one of those workouts that I would have never done on my own but actually had a ton of fun doing with my fellow coaches!

I was more than ready for lunch when I arrived home. I made a big bowl using last night’s leftovers. A bed of mixed greens topped with the quinoa/lentil mix, green beans, tofu, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, greek yogurt and hummus.

And then I spent my afternoon blowing leaves. It took me 10 minutes just to get the blower cranked and I swear it was a better workout than the WOD. I seriously may be more sore from repeatedly pulling the cord to get it started after nine months in hibernation than I will be from pullups. Fun times in home ownership.

I needed some comfort food after the Dawgs loss so I had low-carb (no noodle, lots of meat and veggie) lasagna.

Off to make a playlist for my yoga class tomorrow morning!

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  • Paige @ The Balancing Act December 2, 2012, 12:26 am

    I nearly laughed out loud when you said “fun times in home ownership.” Today, I had my first experience with a car battery dying, and when I called my parents, they were like, “Welcome to adulthood!” Looks like I have even more to look forward to when I eventually get a house. 😉

    P.S. Your “bowls” always look so delicious!

  • Sana December 2, 2012, 12:33 am

    I love how working out with others inspires us to do things we would never do alone.

  • Sara @my less serious life December 2, 2012, 7:13 am

    ha i haven’t ventured into leaf blowing yet – home ownership comes with so many perks, no? 😉

  • Laura December 2, 2012, 8:37 am

    looks like a fun, productive day! PLEASE say you’ll share that lasagna recipe!! it looks amazingly decadent!

  • Tiff (@LoveSweatBeers) December 2, 2012, 8:39 am

    Whew! It’s a good thing I wasn’t there. It would have taken me all day long to do that many box jumps. (My ultimate weakness!)

  • kat December 2, 2012, 10:04 am

    wait til you have to weed eat.


  • She Rocks Fitness December 2, 2012, 5:06 pm

    That guys stomach is UNREAL! HA! Sending you high-fives for completing that workout! Totally know what you mean about the blower. It’s freaking hard to get those things started. How did you make that lasagna? Hope you have a great start to the new week!

  • Katie December 2, 2012, 10:37 pm

    That lasagna looks killer. Do you have a link for the recipe/could you post it? Yum!!

    • Jen December 3, 2012, 3:22 pm

      hi katie – i didn’t make it but here is the list of ingredients: Ground beef, mushroom, spinach, zucchini, broccoli, ricotta, marinara (tomatoes, onion, olive oil, spices), mozzarella cheese, garlic, seasoning, Parmesan, egg, flaxseed oil

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