PR Attempt Motivation - CrossFit, Lifting

If You Failed A PR Attempt Today, You Need To Read This

I’m writing this after back squat 1RM day. I shared a bar with one of my beloved coaches. I crushed it. I happily got a 10# PR. My coach, on the other hand, tried and failed 3 attempts. She was crushed, almost to tears. I’m unskilled at these situations, so I didn’t say much other than “it’s all right, you’ll get it next time”. But I can’t shake the urge to say more. Here’s everything I wish I would have said – something motivational, inspirational, about CrossFit and lifting. Perhaps it will lift you up. I need to hear this on occasion, too.

You
          Are
                    Awesome.

And you are not defined by the weight on that bar.

It sucks that you didn’t get your PR. No one would be happy in that situation. Need to cry about it? Then cry. That’s fine – no shame. This sport is emotional.

But don’t, not even for a second, beat yourself up about it. Don’t put yourself down. Don’t degrade yourself. You are so much better than that. You’re awesome.

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Chili Blackened Salmon

Chili Blackened Salmon

Chili Blackened Salmon, done in 15 minutes with 5 ingredients.

I’ve got to be honest with you – whenever I come up with a fantastically delicious recipe that requires 5 ingredients or less, I get a little giddy.

I started a tag solely to keep my 5 ingredients or less recipes together and easily searchable. I know I’ve talked about it before, but I truly love and appreciate simple recipes because they showcase how delicious and easy healthy eating can be.

Beyond that, this recipe features salmon. I’ve become obsessed with salmon recently. I have about 5 recipes to test out for salmon alone…luckily, summer is the perfect time for seafood, so you can expect to see a lot of seaside meals filling up my recipe index.
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i Went On An Adventure - and I didn't like where I ended up but it was awesome

I Went On An Adventure – And I Didn’t Like Where I Ended Up

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I went on a “vacation” recently with my partner. I’m finally taking the time to chronicle that time away.

Spoiler alert: I didn’t like where we ended up. But, I still had a wonderful and memorable time, and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

But that’s why I’ve taken to calling my vacations “adventures”.

Here’s the play-by-play…which you’ll notice is mainly illustrated with food. That’s my life!

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Balsamic Roasted Cabbage | DoYouEvenPaleo.net

Buttery Balsamic Roasted Cabbage

Oh yeah, I’m back!

This week’s recipe is another incredibly simple recipe, but I couldn’t help but share it after making it multiple nights in a row. It’s safe to say that I enjoy recipes that are stupid easy. Too many people think that healthy eating (especially veggie the part of the equation) is boring, but experimenting with fats, sauces, and spices is what makes clean and healthy food uber awesome.

I find these kinds of kitchen experiments exciting. It’s why I enjoy cooking. I know not everyone will discover they like roasted cabbage like I do, and maybe the spices aren’t for everyone, but part of why I share these easy recipes is to show how simple good food can really be!

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Spicy Thai Curry Chicken Wings

Spicy Thai Curry Chicken Wings

Yesterday was my birthday (!!!) and I’ve decided that all of you deserve a gift…in the form of these Thai Curry Chicken Wings! They’re awesome. So finger-licking good.

I knew I would be sharing the recipe for these wings the minute I bit into them. They’re just that delicious. Of course, I promised my partner that I would make them again in a few days just to retest the recipe (that’s our secret code for “this food is so damn good I just want to eat it again as soon as possible without looking obsessed”).

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