I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts

One thing I have been trying to do this summer is keep on a semi-regular sleep schedule. I’ve come to realize that sleeping my summer days away is not something I am interested in, and it makes it so much harder once school starts to get back on track. On days that I did not have to get up for summer school or for a meeting I try to sign up for Tristan’s 11 am Crossfit class.

I really like working out at 11am and envy anyone who can take their lunch break to workout at this time of day all the time.

This morning I woke up around 9:30 and munched on half a chocolate chip Clif bar while picking up around the condo. Since class is at 11:00 I wanted to get something in my stomach that wasn’t too heavy and was easily digestable (and wouldn’t make me feel like I was going to puke during the workout). Clif bars may forever be my pre-workout snack! If Clif bars aren’t your thing, check out some of my other tips for what to eat pre-workout here!

I also sipped on some ice cold coconut water. Last night I was telling Ali I got a humungous headache about an hour after Crossfit and she suggested I try hydrating more. She drinks a ton of water (she is good like that) so I decided it wouldn’t hurt to take her advice. I have never been a big water-drinker, but have been trying harder this summer to drink more. I have increased my fluids and have definitely seen the benefits during some workouts, but I know I got to drink even more. Baby steps, right?

I walked to Avalon Crossfit (even though it looked like it was going to rain!) and jammed out to the Amy Winehouse station on Pandora. After last night’s WOD had to be modified to be indoors I was praying that any rain would hold off. It did thank goodness and the sun even came out.

Warm Up: 3 rounds

  • 10 squats
  • 10 good mornings
  • 10 jumping jacks
  • 20 second “third world squat”

Strength:

  • 5 x 3 Max back squat (my max was 110lbs but I think I could’ve done more)
  • alternating with 4 x 8 ring push ups

WOD: 3 rounds

  • 100m sprint
  • 20 kettle bell swings (16kg)
  • 100m sprint
  • 2 minute rest

I was worried because the coconut water and Clif bar felt heavy in my stomach, but as it turned out, it really did help! I felt really strong with the squats and only felt like I was going to semi-die during the WOD (I kid!).

When I got home I polished off the Clif bar and drank a protein shake. I am getting really good at these things!

In the mix:

  • 7 or 8 frozen strawberries
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 cup almond milk

Jack likes my smoothies too so the recipe above makes two shakes.  I sometimes like to add 1 tsp cocoa powder but Jack doesn’t like it in his shakes so I skipped it this time.

I’m a good girl friend like that 🙂

What is your favorite pre/post-workout snack and beverage?