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Good Morning!  I want to give you guys a weekend recap real quick!  I well tell you about Easter tomorrow- let me just say, way too much sugar and candy!!


We went out for our friend’s birthday and ate at Bobby’s Burger Palace.  This was the burger I had. AMAZING.


Along with this..

blue moon

eric n sara


Breakfast before Crossfit:  Almond Butter and Banana on a Van’s toasted waffle.


Crossfit was, well….it would have been brutal but I scaled the weight.

It was GRACE!


Clean and Jerks basically work your whole body since you have to take the weight from the floor to overhead!  Great Workout!

Prescribed weight for women is 95 lbs.  Let me just tell you my 3 Rep Max Push Press is only 95 lbs so this would have been super HARD and it would have taken me probably a half hour to finish!

Instead I used the prescribed scaled weight which was 65 lbs.  I could have probably done 75, but it was still a good workout.

I finished in 4:57.

After crossfit the husband and I hut up the hardware store and did some much-needed yard work.  The dogs have just basically torn the whole yard apart so we still have lots to do!

Speaking of dogs… This is slightly off topic but my dogs are so WEIRD sometimes.  For instance, Jackson will NOT eat his food until Lily eats all of hers first.  He just sits there and waits until she leaves the room.

lily n jax

Do your pets have any weird quirks?

It was also almost 60 degrees on Saturday too so we played outside some.  Jackson was tired from playing fetch!


Lunch was pretty awesome too.  We enjoyed tuna melts with salad.  I topped mine with a mini baby bell cheese cut in half and broiled to deliciousness.

tuna melt

Salad topped with Roasted Chickpeas.


Then I had some of this:


And a little later some Paleo Zucchini Banana Bread which is now gone 😦

For dinner we had Shrimp Tacos topped with an awesome mango avocado salsa.

mango avocado salsa

  • 1/2 mango
  • 1/2 avocado
  • chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • couple splashes of lime juice
  • salt


Make this asap please!  Use as topping or eat with pita chips.


How was your Easter weekend?

Crossfiters Do you LOVE or HATE Grace?

Good Morning!

Don’t forget you still have chance to enter the WOD Addiction Clothing Giveaway.  I will pick a random winner tomorrow morning!

On Thursday I woke up,  foot feeling a little better with some anti inflammatory and Omega 3’s  in me…So I thought I would attempt Crossfit since it was a “makeup” or “off” day and the coach could cater to my needs 🙂  More on that in a minute, but let’s start with breakfast 🙂  I woke up pretty hungry so I went straight for the waffles again!


Waffle Egg Sandwich (Again)  I love these things!  Repeat breakfast, but I was craving waffles… I do what I want 🙂  Would this be called a Waffich??

waffle sammich



So then I headed to crossfit a little while later.  The Crossfit coach told me to do some “flossing” on my foot where I roll a golf ball under my foot.  Then he wrapped my foot with this really tight band (which felt awkward, and hurt a little) and moved my foot around in a ll directions.  I think it helped the pain.  I can walk, but it’s still sore to put pressure on the side.

About Nerve Flossing

“The idea behind nerve flossing is that when the sciatic nerve becomes trapped, it grates along the muscles and bones causing scar tissue to build up along the nerve fiber, says the Mavenlive website. This creates a lot of discomfort when you move, as the scarred nerve doesn’t glide smoothly, and flossing is required to break down the scar tissue — just as flossing your teeth chips away at plaque buildup — to improve mobility” –  Source

I think I should just go get a foot massage 😉

The Trainer made up a WOD just for me 🙂

Strength:  Find 3 Rep Push Press

WOD: 3 Sets:

  • 3-5 Pull Ups (strict- with band)
  • 6-8 Bent over Rows (with 25 lb weight)
  • 8-10 GHD Situps

** Working On Shoulder strength- which is the weakest part of my body!

Then I did 3 Plank Holds

After Crossfit I came home and made lunch:  It was a chickpea Kind of Day.

I snacked on some pretzels with cheese while I made lunch.


In the meantime I made some roasted chickpeas.  These are great to have on hand for snacks or salad toppers.

roasted chickpeas

And then I made:

Chickpea Avocado Salad

chickpea avocado salad


  • 1 Can chickpeas- drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cucumber –chopped
  • 1 Avocado-  chopped
  • Big Handful of Grape Tomatoes – cut in half or quartered
  • Small bunch of cilantro- chopped
  • Splash of Lemon Juice – Probably 1 tbsp
  • Sea Salt to Taste

Mix First 4 ingredients together in a bowl.  Add in Cilantro and lime juice last.  Sprinkle in Sea Salt.n Toss and Serve!  Refrigerate leftovers.

So Lunch was easy- Chickpea Avocado Salad with Fruit

chickpea salad

Blackberries and Strawberries


And then a little bit of chocolate 🙂

Later in the evening I went to my first YOGA Class!    I was pretty excited to try it out because I really need to work on my flexibility!  I thought maybe it would help stretch my foot too.

DESSERT  (Besides breakfast- my favorite meal of the day)

Paleo Zucchini Banana Bread


Recipe to come… yum yum

How has your week been?

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