How Amazing 8.1.2018

by | Aug 1, 2018 | Blog

The other day I announced that I’m starting a new blog series. Make sure you read what it is and why I’m doing it. Seriously – that part is important. It will take you 30 second. Read it now if you haven’t already.

My goal is to see just how amazing I can feel if I do everything as close to “best for me” as possible.

If you’d rather listen to this blog than read it, please click here. Otherwise, keep reading below. 

I think I’m going to change the format of these posts, but I’d love your feedback. I don’t think it’s interesting or helpful for you all to see the hour-by-hour breakdown, especially when so much of it is just “work”. I’ll try something less specific today and would love to hear your feedback.

I woke up a few minutes early today because I had a 6am PT appointment for some dry needling of my shoulder. I bounced out of bed at 4:20am to make sure I could get things done before leaving home at 5:45am.

My appointment was an hour. Though I’m not a fan of needles, the dry needling is a priority right now for working through some pain & tightness in my back and shoulder. We also did some body tempering – it’s the kind of good pain you love to hate.

I got home and immediately recorded tomorrow’s podcast (no, I’m not always out ahead of podcast recordings) because I wanted to be done recording for the start of the CrossFit Games streaming this morning! Mission accomplished! Tomorrow’s episode is all about hemp hearts. I started including them more regularly after I got my Viome test results back. I need to dial back on nuts and seeds, but I can still get texture and nutty flavor from hemp hearts because they don’t contain oxalates or phytates. They’re also a complete source of protein (they contain all 9 essential amino acids) and contain both omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. The specific omega 6 fatty acids they include are anti-inflammatory, not pro inflammatory (many omega 6 fatty acids are pro inflammatory). Don’t miss tomorrow’s episode!

I’m not gonna lie – most of my time over the next few days is going to be spent watching The Games! I find them incredibly inspiring and exciting! As I watch, I’ll definitely be working & doing lots of mobility work!

Lunch was really simple and easy: a big salad (pictured on my Instagram story) with arugula, cabbage, avocado, bacon, egg, hemp hearts and tomato.

I broke away from the CrossFit Games to head to the gym. I got in a good warmup with a whole bunch of mobility and then we did a sweaty group warmup with biking, running and jump roping. I modified the actual workout a little bit to make sure I got the right stimulus (fast & hard).

  • 200m run
  • 50 double unders
  • 50 situps
  • 200m run
  • 40 double unders
  • 40 situps
  • 200m run
  • 30 double unders
  • 30 situps
  • 100m run
  • 20 double unders
  • 20 situps
  • 100m run
  • 10 double unders
  • 10 situps

It was a very, very sweaty workout in the heat & humidity! Before heading home, I did some Crossover Symmetry work for my shoulder.

I had to race home for a live webinar with some of my summer clients & when I finished, it was time for dinner! A cold bowl of lobster with some tomatoes and avocado! Yum! Simple, cold, delicious and fat loss friendly!

I’m headed to bed by 9pm tonight because I’m pretty tired! Sweet dreams!

See you tomorrow!

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