Happy Friday! How’s everyone doing this week? Mine has been dragging onnnnnn. Probably because it’s my first full week back and I’m actually in my own house! I know I mentioned that I went to Canada on vacation in one of my last posts. We had an amazing time! It was way warmer than last year, the lake was warm enough that we got to swim, I still got a zillion bug bites but we had the cabins to ourselves and it was the perfect getaway before life got a little crazy back home. I was even able to get a couple of workouts in! One of them I was able to do outside while the other one I went to a CF affiliate to do since I needed the equipment for the granite games WOD.
Throw ball out into water, retrieve it and swim back (or if in a pool, swim known distance ~25m)
5 dock muscle ups (basically just pulling yourself out of the water)
10 push ups
Rest a few mins
Finish with 50 burpees
If you’re not a good swimmer like me, the swimming will probably kick your ass. This sounds really easy on paper but I promise you I was huffing and puffing.
WOD 2; Granite Games Qualifier Week 2
17 min AMRAP (as many rounds as possible)
50 cal row
50 wall balls 20/14 to 10/9
50 shoulder to overhead 115/85
50 box jumps
I got 1R+105 Rx. This was a repeat from last year that still sucked just as bad although I did improve my score! Seriously, if you want a quad/shoulder burner, give this a try!
Besides that we went on a hike down to a different lake, through an old swamp area that has since dried up and we kayaked and fished A LOT. We took the kayak and canoe back through another swamp area (I promise its way nicer than it sounds) and got to explore. That was probably my favorite part of the trip. My other favorite part of vacation is how much reading I got done! I finished The One and Only by Emily Giffin, caught up on some podcasts and started the audio version of The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I highly recommend both!
Fast forward to after Canada and Z had to get his shoulder surgery. It’s been a long time coming and I’m really glad he got it done but life was a little hectic for two weeks while he got through the first part of recovery. We stayed with his dad so he could always have someone with him in case he needed pain meds, help with food, help with his sling, etc. I also had to set alarms so that every 4 hours I could give him his pain medication. YAY for waking up at 12am and 4am! It’s a good thing I love him 😉 Needless to say my sleep schedule was crazy, I slept on an air mattress and staying on track was definitely a challenge some days. Especially when his dad had a huge bowl of peanut M&Ms lying around at all times. Below are a few tips I used for not going completely crazy worrying about hitting my macros, etc.
- Plan simple meals. I made nothing extravagant. Simple protein (chicken breast, turkey, ground beef, etc), easy veggies and simple fats!
- Be flexible. Being at his dad’s I didn’t always have everything I wanted. I packed a lot of stuff from our house but I still missed some things. Don’t stress and go with what you have.
- If people are offering you food/to take you to dinner, just do it. Don’t fret too much about how it will fit into your macros, etc. Pick your best options, enjoy it and move on.
- Stock up on convenient foods. Baby food was a life saver some days! Stocking up on things like that, beef jerky, protein bars, etc will definitely help a lot.
Hopefully this can help some of y’all during those busy times in life when staying on track gets tough! Thankfully we’ve been back in our house for the last week and we’ve been able to get back into our groove with work, sleep and meals. I can already feel the difference! His recovery is going well and hopefully he’ll be out of his sling soon!
Anyway, let’s talk more about some food! The zucchini at my grocery store have been calling my name. They look so delish and I knew I had to come up with a fun summery recipe. These zoodles pack a ton of flavor, are easy to make and are the perfect addition to some grilled steak!
- 2 zucchini, spiralized
- 2 large carrots, spiralized
- 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
- Sesame seeds, for garnish
- for sauce;
- ¼ cup tamari
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger root, minced
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tsp Sriracha
- Whisk all sauce ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
- Place large skillet over medium heat with 1 tbsp olive oil.
- Once skillet is hot, place zoodles into pan and sweat for 2 mins. Don’t overcook. You still want them to be slightly crunchy. Once two mins is up, turn heat off and let rest for 3 mins.
- Once zoodles have rested, spread out on paper towels to soak up the excess water.
- When you’ve got as much water out of the zoodles as you can, toss them with carrots and green onions. Make sure to toss well, incorporating everything together.
- Next, pour sauce over zoodles and toss, ensuring all zoodles get covered.
- Serve and top generously with sesame seeds!
More veggie recipes!