Birthday Recap & My First CrossFit Photo!

Greetings + happy Monday! I'm a year older today! My birthday was Saturday and I had the best day!  It started with this:

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What else but CROSSFIT! We went to the 9 am class - as usual - and it was an awesome workout. I'm not sure if it was the paleo diet or just my enthusiasm to do crossfit first thing on my birthday, but I really enjoyed the class. Aaron also arranged to have the instructor snap a few photos of me - best present ever! :) Finally! Some pictures of me doing my favorite thing!

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135 lb deadlift - a long way from beastmode but a start! 

It was a two-part workout beginning with a 12 minute AMRAP:

  • 25 Double Unders
  • 8 Deadlifts
  • 8 Kettlebell Swings (I used a 35 lb kettlebell)

Rest 2 minutes, then:

3 Rounds of:

  • 400 m run
  • 6 Hang Power Snatches (I did 55 lbs)

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The first half of the workout was fun - I love jumping rope! The second half was good, too, but I've gotta work on my form. I just learned the snatch about two weeks ago and need more practice with it; my form is still a bit awkward.

I wore some new workout gear to class Saturday and I really loved it! (Good thing, too, since I got my picture taken. :)  I've been known have some pretty raggedy workout clothes!) I was wearing this mesh top from Old Navy, which is on sale right now for just $6 (!!!), and the compression capris. I highly recommend them both!

After CrossFit, we headed to the farmer's market. I've been wanting to go for WEEKS and haven't had the time. I was in heaven when we got there and I saw the bounty of fresh fruits and veggies. There was SO MUCH to chose from, I was totally overwhelmed. I plan to make a list for next Saturday. I hope to start a routine of going to CrossFit, the farmer's market, and then home to meal prep!

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In total, we bought green beans, sweet potatoes, a spaghetti squash, bell peppers, cucumbers, peaches, and some buffalo chipotle sausage! (We bought a lot!) I can't wait to cook it all up!

Afterward, we went home, showered and got dressed to meet my mom for lunch at Legal Seafood. We had a fabulous time and the food was delicious!

We started with calamari and crab dip, and then all three of us ordered lobster! It was so good!

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These bon bons pictured above were amazing! They were hard shell chocolate covering strawberry, vanilla and chocolate ice cream. OMG. So good! I hadn't eaten sugar in over a week so, believe me, I savored every bite! I knew I was going to get dinged for splurging a little today but I dind't mind since it was my birthday! :)

In fact, we went a little wild after and each of us ordered dessert! Aaron got chocolate pudding that was served with a coconut macaroon and my mom got the banana's foster. I got sorbet served over fruit, served with almond cookies. It was SO good.

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After lunch I wanted to go home and nap! Lol! But we went to Target and I picked up a few odds and ends. Then we headed home and relaxed for the rest of the night. It was a great day!

Sunday we went to my dad's house to continue the birthday celebration. I tried to get my family to do a mini crossfit wod. I proposed 5 push-ups, 5 burpees, and a lap around the house but the only one willing was my dad! You can see us doing burpees on Instagram. Everyone said he beat me but it wasn't supposed to be a competition! Oh well, guess we'll have to rematch next time!

It was a great weekend! What did you do?