Jackie and Random Babble

June 10, 2010

CrossFit is awesome. I wasn’t that into it when I first started but now, I’m hooked. The workouts are short, intense, and always, always, always different. Not only are the workouts completely different than anything I have done before, but the people are great! This is why I love working out with a group- interaction gets me every time. I think I’m an attention whore… but only when I’m not the center of the attention… nevermind.

WOD (Workout Of the Day): Jackie

1,000 meter row (on rowing machine)

50 thrusters (squat with weighted overhead press)

30 pull-ups

All for time.

As you can see, I finished in 9:22. And as you can also see, I’m the only woman (ever) in my AM class. I think the guys secretly (or not so secretly) like me there. I give the class a “girly” feel… I’m the one cheering the guys on with their amazingly heavy weights. I’m also the one that tries to get everyone to have a big sweaty group hug at the end of class… I’ll let you dwell on that one.

But, back to the workout. This workout was the ending to the rest of the exercises, which I found my max for deadlifts, 105 lbs. Not great, but it’s also a relatively new exercise for me, and I never lift super heavy…until now.Β  πŸ˜‰

About the “Jackie” workout: CrossFit includes community and Wednesday’s workout, Jackie, was in honor of a local police officer’s mother, Jackie, who went in for surgery yesterday. CrossFit has WOD workouts named for different honored military and police officers based on what that particular person liked to do (for exercise). After our workout, we included a group picture of all of us next to the above whiteboard workout. The picture was sent to Jack and his family. What a nice gesture. And why not?

Speaking of CrossFit, I’m still doing a mostly Paleo way of eating. Not going fully overboard with the theory of eating like a caveman, but liking what I am doing. And I’m still getting my “desserts” in…

Don’t be fooled. This round blob atop parchment paper may look strange, but I kid you not, others in my house ate more of it than I did… and, if you knew those in my house (and the weird things I eat), that’s saying something.

This is my version of raw scones, just in one big scone, or a raw fruitcake. So simple, I surprised myself how tasty it was. Included in the mess:

  • Juicing pulp (juiced celery, cucumber, apples, blackberries, orange)
  • Soaked almonds and pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Blackberries
  • Dates
  • Raisins
  • Vanilla
  • Liquid Stevia
  • Salt

Really, that was it. I think I lucked out on this one. It was moist, flavorful, not too sweet, and filling. I’ll make this again soon and try to include the measurements of all ingredients.

In other (completely unrelated and totally random) news, I found a new flavor to my morning “coffee.”

Best flavor. Try it. No, I do not get paid to endorse them. But I do take offers… Teeccino, you hear me??

Alright, that’s enough for today… holding back information just keeps the reader more engaged, right? Um….. yeah…. tomorrow I’ll have a delicious recipe to share with everyone.

Chia Almond Paleo Bars: raw, loaded with protein, gluten free, dairy free, delicious, and portable.

Question: What is your morning ritual? Do you have a morning ritual or do you just go with the flow of things? My morning ritual varies only VERY slightly. I wake up (soooo early) and make it to the gym by 5:50 am, do CrossFit or another workout. Shower, get ready for work, get to work, pull out my green smoothie (that I made before leaving for the gym), and drinking my herbal Teeccino coffee. And really, that’s pretty much it. And I definitely always eat breakfast. Just in case you were dying to know.

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Alisa June 11, 2010 at 8:09 AM

So awesome that you are doing the Paleo diet and that you get up at an insane hour to exercise!

My office is downstairs from my bedroom, so I roll out anytime from 6am to 8am (depending on the day), make a big pot of herbal tea, and after about 30 minutes (when my stomach wakes up) I have breakfast (always – haven’t missed breakfast in my lifetime). It is usually a smoothie or if I am craving solids, roasted veggies with a poached egg, oatmeal blender waffles, or brown rice cakes or homemade spelt bread slathered with nut butter “frosting.” Oh yes, and I have an internet “routine” as soon as that pot of tea is made πŸ™‚

Still haven’t gotten my groove on with when to exercise. Sometimes it happens at 6am, sometimes at 6pm. I would really like to nail that down though.
.-= Alisa´s last blog ..β€œRaw” Liquid Gold Salad Dressing =-.

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fartygirl June 11, 2010 at 5:19 AM

Blackberries are my favorite berry right now! Usually I just puree them in smoothies – but this idea of putting them in bars is like over the freakin’ rainbow. Love it! Thanks!

Morning ritual? It changes depending on the day. I start with nettle tea or dandy blend coffee. Then after an hour or two, judging on my hunger, I eat brekkie. Sometimes there is writing in between tea and brekkie, sometimes there is a drive to work.

I always leave for work an hour or two early. That way, I beat the traffic and get to hang out in my car and relax, write, read, eat, with my stomach completely at rest.

One thing that never changes – facebook, email, twitter. No matter how hard I try, I cannot break the habit of jumping on the internet as soon as I get out of bed. It’s a problem. I wish I could say I’m working on it!

Mad excited for the chia bar recipe! Have a great weekend.
.-= fartygirl´s last blog ..Sweet 16 Squared =-.

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Katie June 11, 2010 at 3:35 AM

Jackie!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

CONGRATS to your sis on graduating this weekend!!!!

Those bars look so good, love that they have juice pulp in them, I always juice and feel horrible for wasting the pulp! Great way to use it!

Have a great weekend! xoxo
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Off to see my sis graduate : ) =-.

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Katie June 10, 2010 at 6:58 PM

My morning ritual has changed since it is summer and I am still in vacation mode. Normally though, it looked a lot like yours. Only I work from home usually, so I go home after the gym and eat there. I still workout in the morning, but I have been doing a little putzing and drinking coffee first lately. πŸ™‚

The photo of the upcoming recipe….that’s just mean. I can’t wait though, and you’re right – I’ll be back for it.
.-= Katie´s last blog ..Back to life, back to reality =-.

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Pure2raw twins June 10, 2010 at 3:26 PM

Scone looks great πŸ™‚ Good job with your workouts. We have been loving insanity too for the same reason, that they are short and intense!! πŸ˜‰

Morning ritual is having a pre-workout snack and some water. Than workout, followed by post workout smoothie. Than shower, than to head into kitchen sip on some kombucha while making a large green smoothie πŸ™‚
.-= Pure2raw twins´s last blog ..OOOMMMMMMM =-.

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Kady @ Livin, Lovin, Learnin June 10, 2010 at 9:54 AM

Ooo those bars look great – can’t wait for the recipe! CrossFit sounds fun, it’s great that the workouts are different everyday- keeps the boredom away! You’re such a badass being the only girl! I love it!
Right now I don’t have a morning ritual because my life has been so random with sometimes substitute teaching, sometimes other random jobs, sometimes having nothing to do all day…etc. I try to get my workout in early though when it’s cool out. Breakfast is my fave part of the morning!
.-= Kady @ Livin, Lovin, Learnin´s last blog ..New Job and Workout Updates =-.

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Melissa June 10, 2010 at 9:27 AM

I’ve heard great things about crossfit! Sounds very intense and fun! You are so brave for being the only girl there…love it:)
Love that raw scone recipe..Mmmm!
Can’t wait to see the recipe for the bars…Oh my…yum!!
I don’t have a ritual, pre se! Just get up and feed the kitty as he has been bugging me for an hour ..bonking my head in bed..lol! Now I water the garden in the AM. Then I make my lunch and make two pieces of sprouted toast with PB for the road. I would love to workout in the AM but my gym isn’t open until 6AM and I need to be at work at 7..boo!
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..Home wrecker plus garden picts! =-.

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