As I have mentioned I have been feeling extremely lazy the last week. I know it’s normal. People handle grief in different ways. Apparently I handle it by shutting down and becoming a permanent fixture on my couch and a stranger to my kitchen. I also don’t think I am very fun to be around. But it’s part of life and you do what you can.
I didn’t make it to my regular Wednesday CrossFit class so I felt like I really needed to get a workout in. I decided I was going to do my own at home wod last night. I decided this and then proceeded to do nothing about it. Finally I decided I would throw on my purple pants and get on with it. And that worked. I had the outfit so why not get to it?! Here’s what I threw together.
Hang cleans to overhead with dumbbells
That’s right folks. I chose to do burpees in my own created workout. I was so glad I did because it was a great workout and it was really quick. I actually got through the burpees quite easily. Even the first 21 in a row. I did them unbroken! I used 8lb dumbbells because that’s what I have. I would have used heavier if I had them.
I then decided I would do 100 Russian twists with a dumbbell and then I finished with a Tabata of wall sits. Not bad at all. The workout actually put me in an amazing mood and inspired me to stay off the couch and cook a meal!!! J came home and found me hard at work in the kitchen and I don’t think he was disappointed to see that.
I made a really random dinner that turned out to be really delicious. We had thin pork chops that I marinated in olive oil, balsamic vinegar and garlic. I cut those up and sautéed them in a pan with mini peppers, garlic and cherry tomatoes. Instead of my usual olive oil to cook in I used coconut oil. (I’m really loving the coconut oil and mini peppers right now). At the end when it was almost done I added some bocconcini cheese which I must say was a really good call because it made it delicious!
Both J and I really liked it. It was just thrown together but turned out so good. I also found it made a delicious breakfast for me this morning. Double win!
I am loving the fact that it’s Friday and the weekend is just about here for me. I am hoping to keep this motivation going all weekend and be productive but still enjoy myself.
What are you excited about this weekend?
I have some visiting to look forward to.
Burpees- love or hate them?
Honestly, I am starting to like them. I think all the time off from them when I was injured actually made me appreciate them!