Good Morning!

I am doing a little catch up this morning! How has everyone’s weekend been? Last night I got to hang out with some awesome girls from work, girls nights are essential!  This morning I went to crossfit Olympic Lifting and we worked on CLEANS. A whole hour of cleans! Fun, Fun.

Last week: catchup

Breakfast

You guys probably know that breakfast is my favorite meal of the day!  So go figure…. Blueberry Protein Pancakes– With some Pecans was on the menu a FEW times last week.  So Delicious!

I left out the stevia and they tasted just as great!

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Just make them already, seriously.

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Crossfit

Every week at Crossfit Thursday is an “off” day.  It was really crappy outside last Thursday so I decided to go to crossfit and at least get a little sweat on.  I was supposed to do a baseline workout when I started crossfit 2 months ago, but never did it, so I did it on Thursday.  Here was the workout:

My Baseline: (At 2 Months)

my baseline crossfit

I would have finished quicker but for some reason I really struggled with the air squats.  I need to get better at them!

I was happy with my time of 5:57.  I used a skinny red band for my pull ups.  We are supposed to repeat this in 90 days so hopefully by then I won’t have to use a band at all!

Lunch

My Mom and I ate at Indigo.  I love eating with my mom because we always split meals.  My husband hates doing this, so I always enjoy lunch time with mom 🙂

We split a BCS- Bacon, Chicken, Spinach Salad with roasted red peppers and goat cheese- YUM.  And a cajun whitefish sandwich on a pretzel bun, with apple slices.  Talk about the best lunch ever!

Goat cheese=amazing!  It is so creamy.

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A Dinner Favorite:

Shrimp and Asparagus Stir Fry (Adapted from CookingChannelTV)

Who doesn’t love stir fry!?

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1-2 cups brown rice
  • 1 egg
  • tablespoons coconut aminos
  • tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • tablespoon sesame seeds- I used a premade “sweet ginger garlic” seasoning that had sesame seeds in it
  • tablespoons grapeseed oil
  •  Fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut diagonally into 2-inch pieces
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • pound large shrimp, cleaned and cooked
  • teaspoon Asian (toasted) sesame oil
  • Bean sprouts (if desired)

Put It All Together:

Rice:

  • Prepare your brown rice according to package.  I used “boil in a bag” (so much quicker)
  • When rice is done- Heat on the stove and crack one egg.  Scramble together with rice.
  • Add a splash of coconut aminos for taste 🙂

Sauce and Veggies:

  • In a small bowl, stir together the coconut aminos, rice vinegar and ginger(or seasoning).  Set aside.
  • Heat the grapeseed oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  • Add the asparagus and cook until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir the coconut aminos mixture and shrimp into the asparagus mixture. Cook 1 minute to heat through. Remove the skillet from the heat, and stir in the sesame oil.

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To Serve:

Spoon the Rice onto plates and top with shrimp mixture.  Add bean sprouts for extra crunch.  You could also use brown rice noodles, white rice, or whatever you want really 🙂

Enjoy!  I know we did!

Friday I had the best salad at lunch at work.  Adding fruit to salad makes such a difference if you ask me! So juicy!  With springtime finally here, I love fresh fruit such as clementines, blueberries, strawberries, mangos, peaches… I love it all.

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After work my husband and I got Chicken Pad Thai and sushi for dinner!  Amazing!

We started with the spring rolls.  I could eat these for my meal and be done 🙂

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Then sushi…

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Then Pad Thai- we split it.  Finally my husband split a meal with me!!

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What fuels your workout?

I got the New Fitmixer “Clean Energy” in the mail and I’ve been drinking it before my workouts! I completed the Fitmixer Bootcamp and those involved got first hand at trying this new product!   It has GREAT flavor.  It’s called Tigers Blood.  Strawberry + Coconut = Amazing!  It smells awesome too!

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It does the following:

  • “Fuels your workout and provides the boost you need to stay on top of your game and achieve your fitness goals”
  • “Contains Raspberry ketones to help burn fat quickly while maintaining energy levels throughout your workout”
  • “Delivers Palatinose, a slow burning carb designed to support sustained energy throughout the day”
  • 20 calories
  • 5 carbs
  • 4 sugars

I feel like this has really given me the boost I need before my workouts without any negative side effects!

PS. Fellow crossfiters or anyone who wants to laugh, check out this Youtube video on “The Sh*t Crossfit Girls Say”.  It is so funny!

Have a good Sunday!  It’s beautiful outside and I am off to a baptism!

What fuels your workout?

Did you eat anything fun this weekend?

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