Good morning, friends! Thank you for the great feedback and discussion on my “How to Eat Intuitively – A Guide to Mindful Eating” post from yesterday. Please keep it coming! 🙂 A couple other things I wanted to mention before I get into today’s post – a few of you commented on my Blog Brulee recap post asking for more information on blogging tips/how to work with brands. I’ve written posts on this in the past – check them out:
- How to Start a Blog on WordPress
- Tips For New Bloggers (growing your blog, etc.)
- How to Work with Brands as a Blogger
Also, perfect timing because my friend Gina just came out with a whole e-book on this topic! The e-book launched today – here is an (affiliate) link if you are interested: How to Build Up Your Blog (only $9!). I’ve read it and it’s full of useful information on building creative content, monetizing, partnerships, and making the most out of your blog – highly recommend it, whether you are new to blogging or just looking for some new ideas/inspiration!
And now, back to the food and fitness. 🙂
Matt made us an awesome dinner last night for our Tuesday night cooking challenge – a spicy honey and chili chicken.
To make the chicken topping, just mix minced ginger, minced garlic, chopped cilantro, a diced red chili (if you want it spicy), lime juice, a touch of honey and a little olive oil, then pour it over raw chicken.
Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes, et voila! He served it over brown rice with a side of string beans, and topped the cooked chicken with a mixture of chopped cherry tomatoes, extra cilantro, and a little more lime juice and olive oil. Plus salt and pepper! So good.
Excited to enjoy the leftovers for lunch today!
On the fitness front, I’ve gotten in two awesome runs this week. First up was a short and speedy 2 miler on Monday morning. I kept it short because I wanted to go to CrossFit in the evening (I set my alarm for the 6 a.m. class but didn’t make it and was totally pissed at myself) but needed to get a little fresh air to start the day. 15 minutes later and I came back feeling much better – exercise really will turn around a morning, huh?
As for Crossfit Monday night, it was SO. HARD. One of the hardest WODs I’ve done yet! We had to do 25 burpees + 25 cleans + 25 burpees, but at the top of each minute we were interrupted with 7 wall balls. Man, it was hard. It took me a little less than 13 minutes, which doesn’t sound like much, but… whew! I was DEAD.
After my active Monday, I enjoyed a rest day yesterday, which meant I was ready to go this morning for a 6 a.m. track workout with Chelsea! It’s getting SO dark at that hour now. Boo!
Instead of doing sprint the straights, jog the curves, we amped it up this morning to sustain a longer stretch of sprinting at one time and did sprint half a lap, jog half a lap for 2 miles. We also did 1 mile of warm up and cool down. Great workout!
- 1 mile warm up: 8:59
- 1st mile sprint/jog combo: 7:50
- 2nd mile sprint/jog combo: 7:54
- 1 mile cool down: 9:10
Next week’s plan is to stick with the same jog half a lap sprint half a lap plan, but to decrease the warm up and the cool down by a half mile each and add that extra mile to the workout in between. Should be good! I felt great out there this morning – loving this cool weather. Thanks for the great workout company, Chelsea, and for getting me out there for these track workouts! Feeling faster already. 🙂
And now, it’s back to work for me. Busy day of client meetings and I want to dedicate at least a few solid hours this afternoon to e-book research/writing!
Have a great day!
What’s the hardest workout you’ve done lately?