Good morning friends! It’s actually more like mid-afternoon, but it feels like morning to me, so I’m going with it!
Yesterday was a really good day! I was extremely productive (even dyed my hair, woot woot!) and got in a LOT of fitness. I actually didn’t feel like I was overdoing it at all either, which was nice!
To start my workout, I did a little over 3 miles running around the Crossfit gym. I got there about 40 minutes earlier and figured I should use my time wisely! I took it nice and easy and ran about a 9:30 pace as sort of a warm-up for the Crossfit workout.
(Side note: These bluetooth wireless headphones my lovely boyfriend got me for Christmas are AWESOME!!! They don’t move AT ALL. I’ve run in them, done plyometrics (including burpees), weightlifted, etc. and they don’t move! They are wonderful!)
Afterwards, I headed into the gym for the WOD. We actually warmed up with a version of tag that was KILLER on the legs. You see, it was your typical game of tag, except you were in a squat position the ENTIRE time and holding a medicine ball over your head. My legs were burning so much! We then did a 1,000 kilometer row for time and then went into the WOD. Good little cardio bursts to start the workout!
Full Tabata – Lowest Score
(this means that whatever the lowest amount of reps you get in any given round is your score)
(20 seconds on, 10 seconds off x 8 for each exercise)
-Hand Release Push Ups
The workout was tough (especially the pull-ups and HR Push ups). I ended up with 2/2/8/12 for my score. Definitely want to work on this one and get better at it!
As if I hadn’t done enough exercise, I then headed to the rock climbing gym for some bouldering. I had some fruit and a Think Thin bar on the way for some needed fuel. I just LOVE bouldering so much and I needed it in my life last night. It didn’t disappoint whatsoever. I got stuck on a move on a V2 route that I just couldn’t seem to get through. I think it took me about 15 tries to get. I swore I wasn’t going to leave until I got it. Finally….I GOT IT!! It felt really great. I left right after that. It had been a good 1.5 hours at the gym and I just wanted to end on a good note!
Needless to say, I was dead by the end of that. It was late too, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I whipped up a quick, delicious, and healthy pasta with meat sauce. You’ll love the nutritional facts and it is a LOT of food!!!
Low Carb Pasta w/ Meat Sauce
Serves 4 -5
-16 oz. extra lean (or lean) ground turkey
-2 cups Mezetta Napa Valley Tomato Basil Sauce
-4 packages Shirataki Noodles (fettucine or spaghetti kind, whatever you prefer)
-4 wedge Laughing Cow Garlic & Herb Cheese
-Fresh Parmesan Cheese (to taste)
-Spices: Oregano, Sea Salt (or Garlic Salt), Black Pepper, Red Pepper Flakes (optional)
1. Cook ground turkey in a frying pan until browned.
2. Meanwhile, let the sauce simmer in a pan (or if you’re lazy, heat it up in the microwave).
3. When the meat is cooked and the sauce is simmering, add meat to sauce for about 1 minute while stirring.
1. Pour packages of noodles in a strainer and rinse well with water.
2. Dry off with a paper towel and then microwave for 1-2 minutes.
3. Add spices, and laughing cow cheese and heat for another 1-2 minutes.
4. Mix thoroughly and add sauce and meat.
Here is a horrible, disgusting photo of what you will get, but I PROMISE it is tasty!!!
Dinner is served!! Sprinkle parmesan cheese on top if you’d like!! This recipe is SUPER simple and I’m not even kidding, you will not know the difference between the shirataki noodles and the real thing once it’s all cooked and mixed together. This is also a LOT of food for this serving size. I’m always completely stuffed afterwards as if I’d eaten a 1,000 calorie pasta dinner! This is easily one of my favorite dishes.
1. What is your favorite quick recipe?
2. If you could pick any food to become ZERO calories, what would you choose? Probably cookies or cheesecake for me! 🙂