Saturday, January 7, 2012
What a great day! Mostly because we are celebrating Pierce’s 7th birthday at the ISU Mens Basketball game and because we are kicking off the Biggest Winner Challenge at Fit Bodies CrossFit. For those of you interested in the details of this challenge, I will do a separate post with the guidelines for the challenge and some before photos (gasp ;</)
Since the challenge is underway, I will calculate points each day in addition to tracking my workouts, food and drink, and sleep.
Points 4 (diet)+1 (wod)+1 (water)+1 (sleep)=7
15 min amrap
10, 20, 30, 40, 50 double unders
4, 8, 12, 16, 17 (on the way to 20) 25 lb swings
2,4,6,8 burpee box jumps 20 inch box
By the way, here is my group of Whole 30 partners-in-crime at Fit Bodies CrossFit today when we kicked off our contest. What an amazing group and what an inspirational workshop led by our coaches Janelle and Tom Ragusa and the one-and-only Donna Johnson from Renovate Your Lifestyle (also as promised a post about our Biggest Winner contest coming soon–hopefully tonight!)
I mentioned the other highlight of the day. Reggie Redbird rocked it with the kids at the game. And, how lucky are we that the party ended with football and basketball outdoors in January. In Illinois.
Water bottle count 5 (remember they are 32 oz each. I learned today that you should drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water daily. I will spare you the suspense, today I weighed in at 159.5 pounds.)
PW: 2 oz Emil’s turkey, small handful raw mac nuts (tomorrow making the new recipe my friend Jessica mentions below)
Breakfast: 3 eggs baked, 1/2 zucchini sliced dipped in 1/4 avocado
Snack: Handful raw unsweetened coconut & a few almonds, few slices apple
Lunch: Chicken salad made with leftover chicken with chopped apple, sauce: balsamic vinegar mixed with organic yellow mustard, and 1/2 avocado served over a bed of spinach
Dinner: ***NEW*** experience. I hosted my friends for dinner (not new) but made W30 approved food for them and the Non-W30 Man living in my house (otherwise known as my husband). Of course, I was terrified that these friends would either starve or call and order a pizza. Neither happened.
My modifications: having not acquired Ghee yet, I used organic chicken broth instead of this ingredient. I didn’t miss the Ghee (I don’t think). I also used slightly less garlic than called for in the couscous because I ran out.
Just a few more words about this, the general idea of this recipe is tremendous. If you’re either not a curry fan and/or you want to repeat this more than once, I TOTALLY think you can change-up the flavors and additions, in the couscous especially. I can imagine a garlic, mediterranean, italian, etc., version of this.
Post-meal, we had some coconut butter and a few berries. Even my guests were delighted with the coconut butter (no surprise to me there).
Here is my grocery cart today. WOW. Maybe many of you are like me. Convinced you could find any item in Jewel in the dark without a flashlight. Right now I’m mulling some thoughts around in my head, but I’m definitely planning a future post about how I felt different in the grocery store today. But that Jewel, she sure is something 🙂