Sunday, March 10, 2013

Badda Bing Badda Bacon

 What a week! For starters, I got dressed like a human. 


Other highlights include tackling the CrossFit Open WOD 13.1 (judging it was also pretty awesome), playing with some new recipes (Paleo bread pudding, anyone?) and finally treating myself to a pedicure. Like, for realz, I was giving Shrek a run for his money.

100 pound snatches, 13.1

As a box, we did 13.1 on Thursday, but a few athletes came in on Saturday, to make it up or to try again for a better score. I thought it was great judging (but it was so hard for me to not holler out motivation and cues!)

Considering I can count on one hand the times I've snatched a barbell in 3 months, I'm pretty happy with my performance. But I'm most happy (and really damn proud) of all of the athletes who hit PR's, and for those athletes who did it not just once, not just twice, but THREE times, adding 5+ reps every run through!  


Way to go guys!


My belly has been very happy this week. The dog's, too.



Chipotle!


My first time eating (and making!) bok choy. So delicious with sesame oil and garlic, alongside a filet of juicy, lemony, salmon. 


Where has this chocolate been my whole life? Oh, at Trader Joes.


I brought out the coconut flour again (it's been a minute!) and whipped up these bacon stuffed coconut flour pancakes. Eeek, they came out a little dry though. Nothing a tub of little bit of SF maple syrup can't cure.


 Coconut flour is just finicky to work with. Back to the drawing board ...


I made some dank Samola-style cookies for the Daddy-o's birthday (not healthy!)
I'm happy they made it all the way to Palm Springs, let alone out of my mouth kitchen.


 This morning I made a delicious bread pudding using Julian's Bakery coconut bread. The recipe still needs some tweaking, but I will be sharing it, promise!


Covered in a raspberry reduction and yogurt, it was pretty fantastic!
 

Today has been all about the food prep! I made my mini crust-less quiches, this time with egg whites (I was out of eggs), bell peppers, some chopped up chicken meatballs, onions and a little red pepper flakes for heat. Perfect for on the go eating this week, and such an easy way to clean out the fridge before grocery shopping!


Psssst, the magic is in the silicone baking cups!


I think I've perfected the roasted veggies recipe. It's now roasted carrots and brussels sprouts with bacon. I didn't know so much deliciousness could be uttered in a sentence.

I baked them a little differently and mmm boy, the carrots are incredible! A nice, rich caramelization and oh, the brussels sprouts roasted perfectly. 375 F for 25 minutes. Toss with cooked (and chopped) Applegate turkey bacon, and watch those tastebuds dance.

Now, top one of those quiches with the roasted vegetables, and boom - dinner!


My cute toes and I are off to bed. 


Early morning tomorrow ...
and let the Husband's birthday celebration commence!

(Hint: cake, birthday WOD, tippling room ...)

1. Are you participating in the Open?

2. What did you find most challenging about the 13.1 WOD?

3. Would you rather have a mani or a pedi?

4. Favorite way to eat your bacon? (Besides by the truck load?)

30 comments:

  1. I would way whether have a pedi! I can do a mani on me anyday, but a pedi, that's just a little difficult lol. Love your pedi btw, so pretty :) Bacon in pancakes?? Why have I never thought of this?! Have fun celebrating the Husband's birthday!!

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    1. I don't mind mainting my toes, I am such a dum dum when it comes to painting my hands though!

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  2. Judges aren't allowed to scream motivations what-nots in to athlete ears? Crap, I was doing it all wrong. Sorry, Jason and Chris! (yes, them. no big deal)

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  3. Adorable toenails! Jealous, since my toes are fug.

    Extremely hungry for the roasted vegs + bacon! Man! Need to make that & eat all of it b/c my family doesn't like cooked carrots or brussels sprouts (lucky me?).

    My box does Open workouts on Friday nights, and the energy is unreal. My theory is that the cheering creates actual, tangible energy that helps barbells defeat gravity, LOL! Having never snatched 75# before, I managed to "ugly" 5 of them up to break through the 100 barrier. Totally excited. The re-do workouts were a-mazing yesterday at our box, too. Just loved it.

    Haven't learned to love bacon with sweets, but I can't think of a savory way it isn't lovely :)

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    1. I agree, that energy can MAKE PR's! It's a fact! Hah :)

      Have you ever dipped bacon in dark chocolate and sprinkled it with a little sea salt? Put it in the fridge to harden. Amazing. I die!

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  4. First off, the reason I was driven to commenting is to say that I have the same "you had me at woof" mug, and I love that I just spied it in the photos :) Great blog, love seeing whats cooking!

    1. Are you participating in the Open? Not officially

    2. What did you find most challenging about the 13.1 WOD? Millions of burpees

    3. Would you rather have a mani or a pedi? Pedi

    4. Favorite way to eat your bacon? (Besides by the truck load?) With roasted brussel sprouts :)

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    1. Haha, I am so happy that I am not the only one that hates all of these burpees in 13.1! All I hear is snatch this, and all those snatches, etc ... Buck those furpees!

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  5. Yes! I am competing in the Open, even though I will be disqualified the first time there is a pullup, muscle up or handstand pushup in the WOD. Oh well, maybe next year, right?
    The most challenging part for me was figuring out how to pace myself. I held back during the burpees so to not burn myself out for the snatches. I made it to 150 reps and really wanted to try again to get the 100# snatch but it just wasn't happening at that weight.
    I would take a pedicure any day
    My fave way to eat bacon is on a home made breakfast biscuit with an egg. yum.

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    1. Don't say MAYBE next year, set those movements as goal, set up a plan to master them, and then BOOM, kill next year!

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  6. I have got to make those quiches next week! Those would have been perfect to take to my work conference.. darn. But I have other goodies packed.

    My stomach is now growling after loking at all those pictures of your eats this week. yummy!

    I definitely prefer a pedi because I can't wear nail polish (in my army uniform everyday...)

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    1. While I'm not in the Army, I feel like getting a manicure is such a waste of money -- between barbells, dishes and dogs, I would last 5 minutes. So, I love getting my toes done. Just makes me feel like a lady. :)

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  7. I signed up for the Open for fun. I figured it would be a good way to challenge myself, and boy was I right. I knew I'd be able to get through the first 100 reps, but figured I would spend the rest of the time trying to get a 75lb snatch, my previous 1RM being 55lbs, I think? Well, I PR'd 26 times on Saturday, and couldn't be more psyched! And why couldn't you encourage the athletes you were judging? If that's the "rule" then I guess our whole box is disqualified!

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    1. The official judge is not to offer words of encouragment. Anyone else can, including others judges, coaches, athletes, etc, and are encouraged to! But the coach DOING the judging cannot count reps out loud for the athlete, and cannot offer motivation or coaching cues, unless it was a no rep, they can tell them why it was a no rep.

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  8. I prefer pedis because I need that extra TLC on the heels of my feet & the ladies at the salon bring out the big guns (razors and tough buffers, etc!).

    BTW, because of your quiches, I ordered a ton of silicone muffin cups from Amazon.com. $9 is pretty affordable.

    I'm not a crossfitter, but 100+ burpeess - shit, 20+ burpees - and I would be vomitting on the floor :) God those are so hard for me!! You rock!

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    1. We definitely had a few athletes who kept the pukie bucket close during the WOD! You're not alone!

      You'll find a million uses with the silicone cups, I adore them!

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  9. Yes!
    I got the stomach flu bad on Friday and was still trying to recover on Saturday...so I didn't do as well on the WOD on Sunday as I had hoped. I kick butt with burpees and my form on Oly lifts is usually pretty good, but I wasn't at my peak after puking my guts out a few days prior. Oh, well, I still was pleased with my score, all things considered!
    Pedicure for sure since they last longer...
    I like it as part of an egg mcmuffin style breakfast sandwich! Yum.

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    1. So sorry to hear you were sick, but way to be a trooper and show up anyways!

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  10. I am anticipating monostructure double unders for this week. Waddia think?!

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  11. I lift, but don't Crossfit.. I may try it someday, though.

    Love a mani, since I can always stuff my feet in shoes that cover them, but need a cuticle trim weekly or I can't deal with looking at my hands..

    And, finally - BACON - lovely, tasty, yummy, amazing - BACON. I would arm wrestle anyone right now for a peanut butter and bacon sandwich, grilled on sprouted grain toast. DYING!! Ok, now I gotta go make one! (I love using the spicy peanut butter for these sandwiches!!) Not even kidding! ;0

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    1. What?! OMG. PEANUT BUTTER BACON SANDWICHES?!

      I'm drowning in a puddle of drool ...

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  12. I did do the open wod...twice! I hated it! Snatches are my enemy- I managed 179 though. Those 100 lb snatches were killer but honestly the burpees were just as bad! What did you end up getting? If the first wod was that difficult, I'm terrified to see the next four! I judged several people and I screamed for all of them. Is that a rule for just your box? I've never heard of that before! Food looks delish!

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  13. Awesome job on 100# snatches! I'm doing the open. Snatches are my worst lift, really, it's ugly. But I managed 4 at 75# after what felt like 100 attempts! I hate people touching my feet so mani it is. And bacon wrapped shrimp is amazing!

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    1. I am just so PROUD that you kept going even after a few failed attempts! I know how frustrating and challenging that can be. Way to go!

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  14. Is coconut flour the same as desiccated coconut?

    On top of my pondering I just wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog - it is one of the few sites I religiously follow as you are such an inspiration!

    Thank you!

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    1. Coconut flour is incredibly fine and fluffy, much like pastry flour. Dessicated coconut is a little chunkier, it's finely ground dried coconut flakes, but have a more mealy texture and a little higher moisture content.

      And wow, thank you for the compliment!

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  15. I'm always super excited for days I get to dress like a human, too. I'm always in either workout clothes or scrubs. I forget how good I feel when I actually dress normal!
    I am doing the Open!The part I found the hardest was the fact that I broke my hand in January and didn't attempt any snatches until a few days before the WOD. I'm really excited and nervous to see what 13.2 brings.
    My favorite way to eat bacon is mixed with sauteed and chopped sweet potatos. SO yum!

    BTW, did you get my email about the giveaway?

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  16. hahahaha, that "fuck yeah eating" image is hilarious (and how i feel whenever there is food in front of me haha)

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  17. perfect perfect sexy toes!!!

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