Passing On the Chicken

Chicken, chicken, and more chicken!  I couldn’t take it today, so I put my unofficial culinary arts skills to work and created a new dish!

Ingredients (the only items I measured was the shrimp; everything else is an estimate)

7 oz. jumbo frozen shrimp (thawed & peeled)
1 cup of chopped mushrooms
5 small garlic cloves (chopped)
2 cups vegetable blend (kale, chard & spinach)
3 Tablespoons Olive oil
1-2 Tablespoons crushed red peppers (skip if you don’t like spicy)
1 Tablespoon granulated garlic
cooked brown rice

Toss all ingredients, except the rice, in a wok or saucepan.  Cook on low to medium temperature, while stirring until shrimp is pink.  Remove immediately and serve over freshly cooked fluffy brown rice.

Enjoy!

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Thursday’s WOD

SWOD:

6 minute EMOM 3 rep strict pull ups w/weight (Max Effort)

WOD:

7 rounds of:

OTM 1- row 100m + 8 SDLHP (55/35)

OTM 2- 1 rope climb (sub 6 chin ups) + 8 T2B or 16 K2C

OTM 3- 6 Burpee Sandbags  + 2 sled push

Buy out:

3 rounds

30 Sec AMRAP V-ups +30 sec AMRAP supermans

Missing Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday’s WOD was disappointing.   Well, that’s really an understatement.  To be honest, I was pissed!

Pissed because I’m feeling the struggle and tug of war of desperately wanting to make it to CrossFit and making sure that when my son looks over to the sideline at football practice, that I’m sitting there encouraging him.  Next week will be different so I look forward to that.

On the bright side, I took a spin class on Monday (the first in nearly a year).   It tore me up and I enjoyed every minute of it!  The instructor, Judy, a fellow CrossFitter, from LivingWell CrossFit led a high intense and challenging class.  I may not have lifted weights or boxed jumped, but I work and I worked hard.

Now for today’s workout.  I arrived at the box early.  I sat in my car and watched this video.  The same video that I posted earlier today.   The video gave me just enough fire to walk in the door with a little sass and confidence that I would kick it out.

While fatigued and laying on the black top in the parking lot kissing a sandbag, I reminded myself of the message,  “Choose to be blind and do whatever it takes to see.”   The images of the athletes’ determination, drive and commitment, moved me to complete the WOD.

As I was saying my good byes and walking out the door, a classmate questioned, “You’re not staying for the rest of the workout?”  LOL!   Apparently, I didn’t see the Buy out at the end of the work out.    I laughed aloud, got my butt down on the floor and finished the workout.

I look forward to tomorrow’s workout.

Sweet dreams!


Progress Is Progress

“Progress is progress..
no matter how small.”

Warm Up: 200 Meter Run + Warrior Lunge + 200 Meter Run + 10 T2B or K2C
Mobility: 8 Minutes
SWOD: 

6 Minutes Toes to Bar Kipping
3 Minutes AMRAP Strict Toes to Bar
WOD: 8 Minutes AMRAP:
12 Jumping Lunges
30M Bear Crawl
6 Strict Pull ups
20 Sec L-Sit

You think this was easy?  Try it!  I dare you!

A “Strict pull up seems almost impossible for me right now.   Note–  right now.   Eventually I will meet my goal of knocking these out.  I know that consistency, patience, and drive will ultimately get me there.

Today, for the first time, I used the blue band.  I managed to complete two rounds (12) with the blue band and did my last round with a green band. So I’m pleased… I progressed.

TTYL!