Rise ‘n Shine

This morning, I woke up at the crack of dawn, 5:45 am, to be exact. Do you ever wake up super early, without your alarm, even though you have nothing (at all) to do before work? Not my favorite thing but since I wasn’t tired anymore, I got up. I puttered around the house for a while, did some P90X abs, and made myself breakfast.

Oh yeah, it was delicious.

Broccoli- Brussel Veggie Scramble

  • 1-2 tbsp coconut oil for cooking
  • 6 large brussel sprouts, washed, sliced in half, and shredded or thinly sliced
  • 1 broccoli branch (?) from the head (what the heck is the term for a piece of broccoli??? Florets??), chopped
  • 2 large Chard leaves, washed and roughly chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp each cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper
  • few grinds of pepper
  • Umeboshi Paste, or salt- not both.

Heat half of the coconut oil in a large skillet and add the brussel sprouts, broccoli, and spices. Continue to cook on medium to high heat until desired tenderness, tossing frequently. Add the rest of the coconut oil until melted and add eggs and chard to the pan. Heat, scramble, and toss until the eggs are cooked. Plate your dish and add a side of Umeboshi plum paste for dipping. (This stuff is salty so you can either add salt or the plum paste- both aren’t recommended.) Enjoy!

I took a little piece of breakfast Heaven with me this morning…

I did interrupt my usual morning routine of bounding to the gym at the wee hours of the morning. Today, sadly, no morning gym session. Why, you ask? (for argument’s sake, let’s pretend you asked) Well, tonight is our second Thursday night Team In Training track workout. I decided to give my body a little rest this morning, as I’ll be doing some speed work tonight. (And I am NOT a fan of speed work with running… not a fan.)

Anyway, my body had a pretty tough workout yesterday morning. Actually it was awesome but tough. CrossFit… love it!

I did two CrossFit workouts, in a row.

I attended my usual 6 am class and then decided I wasn’t thrown around enough so I stayed for half of the 7 am class.

We did a huge warm-up, filled with lots of cardio goodness, as you can kind of see in the above picture on the right hand side. The picture’s a little blurry (iPhone pic) but you get the idea.

After the workout, and because the class was so large, we did the Strength portion of class with kettle bells. Oh how I love thee…

Strength #1: Kettle Bell Complex 5 rounds with each hand, non-stop (26#-increasing weight of kettle bell, if able to): Snatch x3 Squats x2 Press x3 Clean x2

After the 5 rounds with each arm, we did the Kettle Bell Complex 2: 5 rounds with 2 kettle bells (18# in each hand, at same time) Snatch x3 Squats x2 Press x3 Clean x2

Then we did the WOD (Workout Of the Day): Team training We broke into two teams of 5 and had to perform the following total, taking turns and divided by each member of the team: 2,000 meter row 50 Burpees 50 kettle bell swings 50 Box jumps 100 meter run each

My team lost but only by a few seconds with the last 100 meter sprint. But it was fun working as a team.

Then onto the next class, I skipped the warm-up and went straight to the strength, The Bear.

Strength: The Bear (50# with barbell) 7 rounds non-stop (then repeated 3 times total) : 1 Dead lift 1 clean 1 front squat 1 push jerk 1 back squat 1 rack jerk

I was totally done after this one. This was, by far, the best class(es) I’ve done with CrossFit. I absolutely loved it because it was more cardio/strength, as opposed to the usual just strength routine. (Believe me, I’m still trying to learn what all these names mean in non-weightlifter language)

Anyway, that’s my story (and I’m stickin’ to it). And I’ll leave you, today, with a quote and a giveaway announcement (hurray for giveaways)… PhysiqueSpeak is giving away a full Insanity Program! Wow. Great giveaway! [I entered this one and I’d really like to win this, so if you were thinking about entering, just check out the site, but please, you need not enter… I want it! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ]

Set your goals high because what a person accomplishes is in proportion to what they attempt. –Mitchell Naufell

QUESTION: What goals are you working toward and how are you attempting to succeed through them?I’m working on creating a growth in my organization. So far, I’ve increased my attempt and have seen success. I know more great things are sure to follow and I’m keeping my sight on the goal of becoming independently employed. I’m now in the business of changing skin and changing lives.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

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