I flipping love Aldi.
Since Mike is chasing his dream job, our income has dropped a bit so we had to get really creative with buying cheap. Aldi, in the past year, has really improved their selection. Organic, fresh, and amazing food. I feel great buying healthy without breaking my bank.
We found a recipe from Aldi themselves of a Vegetarian Ratatouille. And y’all. This is one of the best.
Zucchini. Squash (my fav). Onions. Tomatoes. All the good stuff. It helps too that a friend of ours just gave us 15# of tomatoes from their garden.
If you’re looking for a killer meal prep recipe, that’s the one. It makes 6-8 servings and I got lunch this week.
Wednesday, we are rockin’ out on Stuffed Peppers! Which are my all time favorite.
Workout was a quicker one. 5 Deadlifts and 10 Burpees X 5 goes a lot quicker than you might think.
My last 3 RM for front squats was 130#. I thought hard about it (my one rep is at 150# and I haven’t really pushed on this yet) and threw on two extra tens to make 140#. Was pretty sure that when I unracked it, I made an “oof!” sounds as I could feel the pressure of the weight on there.
But, I asked Mike to watch and make sure. Did them back to back — though challenging — and I feel awesome.
Tomorrow, we Cindy. It’s my favorite girl workout so I am very excited.
I am already feeling the normal deadlift soreness so I am sure it will be in full force tomorrow. But, my groin muscle injury is over so I am very excited about that.
Carl activated the AZ Facebook again because it seems he’s getting back into coaching — which is lovely. He posted the following photos which is kind of nice as opposed to his slow run of text messages.
I like being able to move around my workouts. Carl doesn’t care what order or what day — just get it done.
Light day today but looking forward to throwing some iron around.
We had some friends in town this week so I threw my diet out the window. But, Mike is off to get some groceries and we are going to be having:
- Stuffed Peppers (Vegetarian)
- Vegetarian Ratatouille
- Chicken and Jasmine Rice
- Black Bean Burgers
Pretty solid start to the week.
I am stoked for my Front Squats today. My last PR was 135# and I think I am ready to go up a notch. It’s my grip I gotta work on. But, practice makes perfect.
Oh! In other news, I FINALLY DID A FULL BOX JUMP. My brain wouldn’t let me and would stop my feet before I even could make the jump for an entire year. I did it last week and did it again to be sure. I am going to keep practicing so I don’t slip back into the “you’re going to fall and hurt yourself” idea.
In non-workout news, I got the Electric Palette from Urban Decay and you could say I am pretty obsessed with it so far.
To makeup and squats! May your weights be high and your sprints be long!
We made so much damn pulled pork that I have lunch for the entire week. Reheats really well, too!
And my experiment continues with protein pancakes. This time, strawberry!
This week, workouts are short but heavy. I am used to Carl’s 60 minute WODS and strength and this week, for whatever reason, is really short bursts. I don’t mind the change, don’t get me wrong!
2 rounds fast but not Flash fast:
Row 500 meters
12 Ring Rows
DB Strict Shoulder Press 20, 18. 15, 12, 10, 8+
Lat Pulldowns 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, AMRAP
Run 1 mile x 2 – rest as needed between efforts (not to exceed 8 min)
I missed last week one day so I did something called SWORKIT. It’s an app where you can either make your own workout or choose one they created. Then, you set the minutes and you’re off. It’s a good alternative if you miss a gym day. Just a few moves and you will feel sore after it!
Speaking of sore — I pulled my groin muscle in rowing. I have been really careful with it to not make it worse but it’s the first time I have ever done this. I gotta shoot Coach R.E. an email so I can get this bad boy fixed.
Everything else is pretty swell. I hope you are doing great, too, reader!