Between my busy thoughts waking me up last night (I wake up with actual scripts of what I want to write my blog posts about… sad…), and the neighbor’s loud, obnoxious, extremely out of date, music blasting into my bedroom window, I am ready to start my Friday. Anyone else? I definitely did not get enough sleep last night, which actually, made me have a little more energy than usual. Definitely a fluke.
My alarm went off at the usual Monday, Wednesday, Friday time of 5:15 am. I hopped crawled my way out of bed, dressed, grabbed my lunch, and headed off to CrossFit. Oh, CrossFit, you wear me out. And I like you for that.
CrossFit Strength of the Day:
Pressing Snatch Balance
5×2 (worked up to 40-45 lbs)
Worked on technique and increasing weight. Then,
7×2 (7 sets of 2 reps- up to 75 lbs- could have gone heavier)
Workout Of the Day:
21 Dumbbell Thrusters
50 meter weighted run (run with 20 lbs dumbbells on shoulders)
15 DB Thrusters
100 m weighted run
9 DB Thrusters
200 m weighted run
Time: 5:31. I could have and should have used the 25 lbs dumbbells, due to my time. It was hard, but it could have been a whole lot harder- which is what we’re going for.
It’s amazing how different a “cardio” workout can be when you add weight to it. It goes from doable yet heart-pumping, to “OMG this is HARD” really fast. Since starting CrossFit, I have learned a lot about myself, what I am capable of, what I think I am capable of, and that a workout does not mean running for two hours.
So, it’s Friday. I had a great post planned for all of you today… it was going to be called, Frozen Friday in complete honor of me getting an ice cream maker!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you follow my blog, or lived with me, or know me at all, you know that I LOVE ice cream. I love the texture. I love the coldness. I love the creamy, wonderful, brilliant flavor possibilities. And really, I wanted an ice cream maker so bad. Well, I got one.
And I failed at my first attempt at making ice cream.
I followed this recipe, which looked promising, and I’m sure would have worked great if it weren’t for the following setbacks:
- Trader Joe’s only had low-fat coconut milk
- There was just not enough fat in the mixture
- The ice cream never froze (at all)
- I had purchased a better (and more expensive) ice cream maker
Well, we can’t undo what has already been done, so round two at operation homemade ice cream is on for tonight. Frozen Friday will have to wait for another end of the week. But I have a LONG list of ice cream flavors I can’t wait to make!
So, instead of Frozen Friday, how about Fantastic Recipe Friday (yes, that was the best I could do…)
Thai Chicken Patties
- 4 skinless chicken breasts, poached until almost fully cooked, and cut into pieces
- 1 small white onion, roughly chopped
- 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
- 1/2 jalapeno, chopped (or green chile for less heat)
- 1/3 cup cilantro
- 3 tbsp freshly chopped green onion
- 2 tbsp fish sauce
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 2 egg whites
- 1/3 cup almond meal
1. Combine onion, garlic, ginger, and jalapenos in a food processor. Pulse until finely chopped. Add chicken, cilantro, green onion, and fish sauce and lime juice, continuing to pulse until combined, but not entirely pureed. Transfer into a bowl and add in egg whites and almond meal.
2. Spray cooking spray onto a baking sheet. Form chicken mixture into patties, any thickness. Broil on high heat for 10 minutes on one side, flipping and broiling for another 10 minutes.
Enjoy with any side dish. No-bean hummus was an excellent addition to this meal, along with cabbage slaw.
If you’re really feeling meaty, enjoy with an additional side of filet mignon, as my boyfriend did.
This is an easy recipe, takes only a short amount of time to prepare, and is delicious tasting. This recipe makes about 4 good sized patties, enough for tomorrow’s lunch. And I can almost guarantee this lunch will be better than your coworkers’ meals.
Note: For those of you interested in Paleo eating, I have made/am in the process of making, a new blog devoted to Paleo and CrossFit info. It’s nothing official, but I’d like to have others use it as a reference for their workouts and maybe changing up their diets. I’m really hoping for it to be utilized by my CrossFit gym. 🙂
I have had a lot of question from readers on eating Paleo and this will help me present more info on it. Let me know if you have any questions at all regarding Paleo or CrossFit or workouts, for that matter, and I’ll happily post up some answers! Right now the site is a work-in-progress, but you get a sneak peak here:
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Have a wonderful weekend and let me know what your favorite ice cream flavor is? And if you make homemade ice cream, what is are your tips????