I woke up feeling rested today, finally!!!!!!
I went to the gym with a high intensity workout in mind but was greeted by the same trainer that has been kicking my butt all week. I’m not complaining. He asked me what I had in mind and I said HIIT. He replied with “crossfit it is!”
I have never done crossfit but I have been really intrigued by it for the past year. Today gave me a little preview and I definitely loved it! He had me do this workout:
It took me about 15 minutes to complete and my heart rate was pumping! Short but sweet and I was once again sweating and swearing 2 minutes into it. I have a potty mouth. I should work on this….or not.
He added 25# plates to each side of the barbell which I have never done before but rocked it! This may not seem like a lot but considering I don’t really work the barbell too often I am pretty darn proud of myself. The hardest part about this workout were the box jumps. He had me jump right into those after the deadlifts and my legs felt like friggin lead.
No breaks. No breathers. Just what I was looking for in my workout today.
I went upstairs and did sprints around the track for 10 minutes. I sprinted the long stretch of the track and jogged the edges. My face looked lobster red after I was finished.
I also completed some TRX band rows, pull-ups, push-ups and abs and did some decline push-ups. I cooled down with some stretching and foam rolling. I need to loosen up my IT Bands if I want to start running half-marathons again. Speaking of running, I am in love with my Brooks PureFlows. They have helped a whole lot with my form and my runners knee pain. Get these ASAP!
Next subject, cookie brownies!
I posted a picture of some cookie brownies I made last week and I got a pretty decent response to them.
I had a huge craving for chocolate all of a sudden while watching TV. So, I got up and made myself some semi-healthy cookie brownies. I call them that because they look like cookies but have the dense, creamy middle that a brownie boasts.
I polished these bad boys off in 2 days. Alex may or may not have had a couple himself. Oops.
The reason they are semi-healthy is they don’t contain a crap ton of flour and they also hold one of my most favorite foods: the avocado.
I love them. So I cook with them and eat them all the damn time. They basically stand level with my other obsession: the sweet potato. I’m going to make these with sweet potatoes next time. Actually, I must make them now…recipe coming soon!
- 1 Ripe Avocado, mashed all up
- 1/4 c white sugar
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 1 egg or 2 egg whites
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/3 c flour<—I am going to use almond flour next time!
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 oz any chocolate….who I am kidding, I used 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (organic from TJ’s)!
I preheated my oven to 350 degrees. I combined the sugars, avocado, vanilla and egg until smooth. In a separate bowl, I combined cocoa powder, flour, and baking soda and then slowly mixed this into wet ingredients. I added chips in last and scooped mixture out with a small ice cream scooper onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
So yum! HAppy Friday!!