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Hello out there!! I was just in Montreal over the weekend and I’m finally back to Denver with my pup in my lap and a house that feels like I’m a hoarder. I’m installing an office/closet set up in our spare bedroom today so everything that to be taken out of it and put somewhere. That somewhere became out living room and dining room. We look like hoarders and I have major anxiety from it. Hopefully everything goes to plan with this install and our house is back in order tonight. If not, I’m getting a hotel.

So I gotta bring something up that I’ve meant to talk about for a while, but keep forgetting. I mentioned a while back that I was having neck issues. I’ve been seeing a doctor at Apollo for a few months now because it was getting to the point where I couldn’t concentrate from the constant headaches I was getting. And after seeing the doctor twice a week, some pain would alleviate but I would notice it would come back on as soon as I did handstand push ups. So I cut HSPU completely and now do push ups and strict dumbbell press. I’ve also had some minor flare ups in my back and hp that I feel could lead to other issues. All of these problems have come on from my competitive days of CrossFit when I was lifting heavy constantly, working out multiple times per day and not letting the body get adequate rest.

It was definitely trial and error to find what was causing the flare ups and figuring out how to modify in the meantime. And because of all these flare ups, I’m finally seeing the light that I need to take better care of my body and listen to it. So now I try to get to class 30 minutes early so I can roll out and stretch before class starts. Not only have the neck and head issues gone away, but my back and hip issues have begun to calm down.

The point of this whole conversation is – you need to listen to your body. You’re not suppose to be in constant pain. And I’ve had the same pain for years but I mostly ignored it. Now that I’m getting a little older and wiser and my body doesn’t bounce back like it did when I was 24, I’m finally taking better care of myself so I can continue to lift and run and jump as long as I want to! Don’t forget to listen to what your body is screaming at you, sooner rather than later!

Sunday – Workout by myself

4 rounds of:

  • 15 banded barbell hip thrusts @125# immediately into 30 banded bodyweight hip thrusts
  • 12 kipping pull ups
  • 14 barbell back step lunges @75#
  • 12/12 strict KB press

Then 6x100m sprints

Monday – Workout by myself – see video here

4 rounds of:

  • 10 straight leg deadlift
  • 10 stability ball knee tuck into pike

Then 3 rounds of:

  • 10 TRX pistol into knee squat (right leg)
  • 10 TRX ring rows
  • 10 TRX pistol into knee squat (left leg)
  • 10 TRX ring rows
  • 15 burpee pops (or whatever the f they are called)

Then I finished with an 8 min AMRAP of:

  • 50 double unders
  • 15 Russian KB swings

Tuesday – CrossFit Broadway Class

For Time: (15 min cap)

  • 30 HSPU (5″/4″ deficit – Kipping allowed) or 10 wall walks
  • 40 Deadlift (225/155)
  • 50 Cal Bike
  • 60 Bar Facing Burpees

Then 2 x Max effort sets of: (for total reps – 6 min cap)

  • Strict Pull Ups
  • Strict Press @ 60%

Wednesday – Rest Day

ThursdayBCycle Class in Montreal

Friday – Yoga Class in Montreal

Saturday – Yoga Class at the Lolë White Tour then workout in hotel gym later on – see workout here

5 rounds of:

  • 10 DB deadlift
  • 10 DB bent over row
  • 20 single leg bench jumps (right leg)
  • 20 single leg bench jumps (left leg)
  • 20 KB swings
  • 20 bench jump overs

Then 3 rounds of:

  • 20 DB glute bridge
  • 15 lying leg raises
  • 10 hamstring sliders

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PaleOMG - What I Ate in a Day

While in Montreal for my last day, I woke up at 630am and made a coffee in my hotel room with nespresso and milk.

After a morning workout in my hotel, I had Lamb Wild Zora bar at 830am.

At 11am, I had brunch at Tommy in Montreal which included salmon tartare, beet hummus, quinoa, carrot and zucchini noodles, mushrooms, and I only had a bite of avocado and didn’t eat the eggs.

When I got on my flight at 330pm, I ate a chocolate chip peanut butter Larabar.

Then halfway through my 4 hour flight, I had a handful of Tanka Bar bites.

When I got home around 630pm, my husband was finishing dinner so I had a handful of Siete Chips.

And for dinner at 7pm, we had salmon broiled in the oven, asparagus and peppers sautéed, and a salad of arugula and cherry tomatoes dressed in olive oil and lemon juice!

Check Out The Snacks I Keep in My Bag While Traveling to Help Me Stay on Track

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