Protein loading. #shrimp #meatloaf #broccoli for dinner. Couldn’t pick one or the other. Had both. #paleo #dinner #food (Taken with Instagram at Ranger Station)
Meal planning. I like to write in #sharpie #list #coupons #food #paleo #batching #dayoff (Taken with Instagram at Allegheny Portage Railroad)
My work week is Wednesday-Sunday and having Monday and Tuesday off has made me appreciate the quiet parts of life even more. I’ve fallen into a routine, Monday is cooking day, Tuesday is cleaning day. I try to stay in bed late and have a good breakfast of whatever some coffee, and play online. I make it to the gym when I make it to the gym, and I don’t worry about things for the work week. I drink way too much coffee savoring each sip and spend the time at home in shorts and an undershirt because I love the way I look in it. It doesn’t seem like much but it does really do wonders for hitting the week hard on Wednesday. I’ve also scheduled my workouts so Wednesday is the first day of work, but it’s also my rest day. So I start the week off knowing that I don’t have a WOD that day and I just need to get through the day and then come home. Overall PA has been treating me pretty good now that there are other people in the house. And while I’m still on the hunt for a few new friends, and maybe even a PA girlfriend I’m just chugging along.
Yesterday was cook your heart out day, and I made food for the week:
-3 Chicken breasts
-2 Heads of Cauliflower Rice
-Crockpot Paleo Taco Meat
-Paleo Egg Cassarole
And leftover from last week two servings of Paleo Chili, and a meal worth of Cauliflower crust paleo pizza.
Below you see pictures from my day yesterday, also I bought a Mandoline Slicer and I must say that it was a great purchase didn’t know what I was missing. I sliced up three yellow peppers, and four green peppers for the week. Here’s my yellow peppers, thin cut rings for snacking goodness.
I’m looking forward to the rest of my day off and getting through this week of work. Next week I’m headed to Richmond on my days off to see a ranger friend, expect fun pictures and stories from that. Then Saturday the 23rd I’m seeing Phish as of right now it’s the only show I’m going to see on summer tour. Lowest number of shows I’ve gone to in a while. I’m really excited to see the shows and meet up with the Twibe. Also this week started the next cycle of Outlaw, looking to get good numbers this cycle and close in on that 400lb backsquat, I’m currently at 375, and working toward the 500lb deadlift I wanted at 435lb.
paleo pizza, crust recipe was from Paleodietlifestyle.com pretty good overall, but I think I’ll stay on the hunt for pizza crust recipes that are a little thinner. Until I figure out how to turn a paleo crust into a Chicago Style deep dish this just isn’t the right consistency for me.
I have to say that I earned this pizza today, in addition to it being my last day as a person in my 20s, I was at the box twice, 6:15am to do today’s WOD
9:52 second one finished, first guy done in 9:41, I felt accomplished.
Then back at it after an 8.5 hour Starbucks shift for strength, Wendler Deadlift and Juggernaut Bench.
5x8@160 last set 2-3 reps shy of failure and did 15 reps.
Solid day all around, a busy shift at work that kept me moving all day, two visits to the box and a 1/4 of that pizza. Now I need to find something to keep me busy for a bit, birthdays tend to get me far to introspective on my life.
Friend made me a paleo birthday cake:
Chucks for strength:
My 1/4 of the pizza, taking another 1/4 to work tomorrow:
Nice outside today so the Wod included some running. Great to get into the box on a Wednesday and do a workout, I’ve been putting in overtime at work and getting in a good workout in the morning just makes everything feel better. To follow the WOD up with a taste test of a paleo cake that will make an appearance for my birthday next week and some coffee before having lunch with a good buddy just keeps the day going.
Here’s today’s WOD:
Complete 3 rounds for time:
- 21 Toes-2-Bar
- 400m Run
- 21 Sumo-Deadlift High Pulls (95#/65#)
- 400m Run
I modified and did 85# and did toes to bar till I couldn’t hit them anymore, did 10 unbroken in the first set, 6 in the second, and 4 in the third. Then switched to knees to elbows to finish it off. Overall I’m pretty happy with my results, finished in 24:30. With the warmup it was just shy of 2 miles of running today.
Last night I did some food prep, here’s the results:
Pumpkin Bread, really good, divided up into 24 pieces it’s 110 cal each but I have a feeling I’ll be doubling up on portions.
Egg Muffins, only partially successful, taste pretty good but they still need some work.