You know what I was thinking this weekend? Well, of course you don’t, but I’ll tell you! I was thinking it would be fun to do an AMA or “ask me anything” podcast or blog!

What do you think? Here’s your chance! If you have questions on any topic, leave them in the comments below and within the next couple weeks I’ll do a blog or podcast to answer them!

I was straight up excited to go the gym this morning – it doesn’t usually happen that way! It was a pure barbell workout and it was a short one – two wins!

“Isabel”
For Time:
30 Snatches

Barbell power snatch is a newer-to-me lift – I didn’t do barbell power snatch in North Carolina when I was training with Nathan. Because of that, it’s not one of my stronger lifts like back squat, front squat, deadlift or power clean. Not being as comfortable or skilled at it, I wasn’t quite sure what weight to go with.

My coach suggested going with a weight at which you could do 5-7 unbroken reps when fresh.

I picked my weight, crushed the workout in 2 minutes and 10 seconds and felt great about my form.

But…

I felt like I could have gone heavier. After cooling down, I asked my coach how he felt about me doing the workout again, right then, but going heavier.

He didn’t think it was a great idea but encouraged me to go heavier than I was thinking I’d re-do it at and instead do 15 reps NOT for time. So, 15 heavier reps in a slow, controlled way.

I did it and left feeling proud.

Here’s my takeaway: if you think you can do more, do more now. There’s no need to wait until “next time” – do more NOW.

On the food front:

As I write this, it’s 12:49p and I’m more tired than hungry. I think I know why: sunlight. Did you listen to my podcast episode about how sunlight suppresses your appetite? This is SO real for me. It’s hormonal – definitely listen to the episode.

I had a couple cups of coffee before my workout and my favorite Paleo Power Meals cobb salad afterwards. Mondays are PPM delivery days, which is pretty much the best thing ever!

After that I had chicken & broccoli over cauliflower rice – I had worn myself out on that one but after a few months away, I’m glad it’s back! So filling & tasty!

Dinner was grilled chicken strips and sweet potato fries. Gosh, I hope I never forget how much better I feel when I’m eating well compared with how I feel when I’m not eating well!

PS: If you’re new to these posts, listen to this podcast episode to get the scoop on what changes I’m making in my life and you can start back at my first daily post here.