Loving Lately

What I’m Loving Lately #1

Just wanted to share a few things I’ve been loving this week!

  • This Is Us.  I barely watch television but this is one show that I’m completely addicted to….and I’m pretty sure I’ve cried almost every episode.  Still not totally caught up, but probably will be after this weekend.


  • My Apple Watch.  I’ve had one since it came out and am just now starting to use for more than texts on my wrists.
  • These Ryoku lifting straps.  I borrowed a pair from a friend at the gym and now I need to order my own.  They’re way thinner and softer than your average straps.


  • Cooking!  Haha, okay not really cooking, but not ordering Seamless.  I’ve been doing a lot of easy Trader Joe’s things – turkey burgers, sweet potatoes, cauliflower rice, cooked chicken.  I want to start meal prepping, but it seems overwhelming.  Or maybe I’m just afraid I’ll get sick of eating the same thing multiple times a week?  Who knows, but something to think about for the future.


  • Ali’s New Podcast!  I’ve read her blog for years and am so excited about her new project!  I’m so not a podcast person but I’ve listened to the first two episodes so far, and I’m already loving it.
  • Free coffee!  7-11 has free coffee on wednesdays if you use their app.  Not sure how long the promo is going for – maybe just February – but I’m definitely loving it!

Happy Friday!



Weekly Workouts

All of the Workouts: 2/6 – 2/12

Here are all my Crossfit workouts from last week:


A:  Front squats:
B:  Pendlay Row, 3×6: 83-88-93#
C:  Conditioning
In 3 minutes complete, AMRAP of 9-7-5 reps:
Clean and Jerk (103)

Rest 4 minutes

In 3 minutes complete, AMRAP of 9-7-5 reps:
Overhead Squats (83)
Chest to Bar Pull ups

Rest 4 minutes

In 3 minutes complete, AMRAP of 9-7-5 reps:
Power Snatch (63)
Toes to Bar

Rest 4 minutes

In 3 minutes complete, AMRAP Wallballs 14#

Score – 23+42+44+56= 165 reps


A:  5×2 clean pulls with straps: 103/123/133/143/153#
B:  3x1000m row with 1:1 rest


Tall Snatch, 3×3: 15-25-25kg
Above Knee Hang Snatch, 3×3: 25-30-30kg
1×3 – 32kg
2×3  – 35
4×3 – 37
Snatch Pull from Parallette
1×3 85.5 #
1×3 98
1×5 108
1×5 113
Displaced Jerk, 5×3: 83#
10 min Alternating EMOM:
Odd – 5 bar muscle ups
Even – 5 SHSPU with 45# plate deficit

Thursday – Rest Day



I’ve done this workout RX once so this time I used heavier weights(hence the ‘plus’ part).  Really slowed down on the push press, finished in 20:53


32 minute Snatch EMOM: worked up to 113#

10 minute EMOM:
25 Double Unders
3 muscle ups

10 seconds L-sit on rings
10 seconds rest

Sunday – Rest Day


WIAW:  Valentine’s Day

Today I’m sharing my eats from yesterday, which happened to be Valentine’s Day!

Breakfast – Two eggs with some arugula and a side of coffee.

Snack – Stopped into Trader Joe’s quickly on my way to work and couldn’t escape without a sample of some chocolate cake.

Lunch – Terribly unappetizing looking, but quick and delicious – zoodles with turkey meat sauce and a sprinkle of parm cheese on top.  I also tried to eat an apple but it was kind of mealy or something, so I threw it away after a bite.  😦

Snack – Smoothie made with chocolate protein powder, almond milk and strawberries.

Dinner – Takeout from Fields Good Chicken.  The BBQ bowl with brown rice, black beans, apple slaw and bbq chicken.

Dessert!  Boyfriend got me mini cupcakes from Baked by Melissa – my favorite!  So I had six – one of each flavor in the box – and stuck the rest in the freezer for the weekend.

Happy Wednesday!

Weekend Recap

Weekend Recap: Golden Unicorn & Puffs


Went to the gym in the evening for a quick workout.  We did “Filthy Fifty”, but scaled up a bit.  I finished in 20:53 – the push press really slowed me down.

Followed by takeout from a new-to-me place, Fields Good Chicken.

I ordered the BBQ bowl and a side of rosemary potatoes and it was great!  But a little more expensive than Dig Inn(my go to) so probably won’t be added into the usual rotation.

Got up early because I had to work all morning, followed by a gym visit.  Did a 32 minute snatch EMOM, where I PR-ed!  Then some muscle up and accessory work.  

Went home after the gym and cooked up a random breakfast meal to use up some stuff in the fridge.  

Cleaned the apartment and started getting my life together for next week since I knew I’d be busy Sunday.


Went to Golden Unicorn for brunch, which was super mediocre.  First time doing dim sum, which was cool, but all the food was kind of meh.  We split some pork buns(two kinds), short ribs, spare ribs, shrimp dumplings, pork dumplings and fried rice….the only thing I really enjoyed was the rice and pork buns.  Definitely will not be going back.

After brunch I grabbed a quick Starbucks and then got to see the Puffs Play!  It was so good!  Even my boyfriend, who is not a Harry Potter fan, thought it was hilarious.

Definitely a fun filled weekend!’


WIAW: Pancake Edition

I actually started this day with the intention of just having scrambled eggs and some veg for breakfast…..but then I only had one egg in the fridge.  Womp womp…..but a perfect excuse to make a little batch of pancakes!  

Breakfast:  Kodiak Cakes + 1 sad egg + coffee 

Lunch:  Shepards Pie from Kettlebell Kitchen

Snack: Coconut Chobani + an (unpictured) apple 

Dinner:  Korean Beef and Potatoes from Kettlebell Kitchen 

Weekly Workouts

Weekly Workouts [12/26-1/1]

Monday – Rest day.  Spent the day with my mom at home, didn’t want to take time to drop in to a gym.


Back squats, 6×5: 113-123-133-143-153-163

“Annie” WOD:
Double Unders

Wednesday – Rest day.


10 mim EMOM, 1 deadlift at 174#

8 min EMOM:
20 unbroken double unders
10 unbroken wallballs 14#

Immediately followed by 25 cals on the assault bike(3:13).


20 mins to find 1 RM cluster: 123#

“Heavy Fran” WOD:
Thrusters 93#
Weighted strict pullups 25#


Last workout of 2017!  Chose a partner WOD off of Ben Smith’s instagram, but altered it for me(scaled to 83# instead of 93# and did 3 minutes rest instead of 1)

Sunday – Rest day.


Easiest Paleo Egg Muffins

6 eggs

1 red pepper

1 package of chopped prosciutto

Sprinkle of garlic powder

Preheat oven to 350 and spray muffin tin(I used coconut oil spray).  Chop the pepper and divide among 9 muffin cups.  Add prosciutto to the cups.  Whisk eggs in a measuring cup, add some garlic powder and pour into muffin tin.  Bake at 350 for roughly 20 min.  Remove from muffin tin with a knife and cool on wire rack.

Makes 9 muffins, 71 calories each.



2017 Goals

1.  Eat less sugar.  Sugar should be a treat, not an everyday occurrence.

2.  Travel.

3.  Hit some PR’s at CrossFit: 200 lb squat, body weight snatch, 148 clean and jerk.

4.  Read 52 books.

5.  Save more money.  Less eating out, less buying random things.

6.  Spend more time with my family.  Make time to see them once a month.