Since this post seemed to be pretty popular, I thought I would make it a regular occurrence. I was planning on posting a recipe but since I'm catching up from vacation & trying to resist a cold my diet ha mostly consisted of chicken soup and emergen-c. Anyways, lets get on with it!
Caption: "Have weightlifting shoes & snacks, will travel"
Truth: My weightlifting shoes wouldn't fit in my obnoxiously stuffed suitcase and I take snacks everywhere with me.
Caption: "Wednesday family vacation things"
Truth: One glass of wine, one margarita, and one shot of whiskey over the course of 5 hours made me feel slightly hungover the next day. Why am I such a lightweight now?!
Caption: "Putting in the work on vacation. Also, I hate jerks"
Truth: I do hate jerks but only because I'm NOT good at them. Also, I'm extremely glad I found a place to drop-in at - my husband actually came with this day and kept my company. I think that was the first time he has actually seen me lift.
Caption: "OMG. Sea salt caramel fudge"
Truth: IT WAS JUST AS AMAZING AS IT SOUNDS. I only ate a few bites (the extra salty ones) but could have easily eaten the whole thing if it wasn't hot out and it wasn't melty. Also, those giant salt crystals made my sweet/salty loving self so happy. Also, may be one of my most liked photos on instagram - ha!
Caption: "Oh. yes."
Truth: No trip to the west coast is complete without In-N-Out. I had a protein style double burger and a few fries. It was GLORIOUS.
Caption: "Just had one of the best hot stone massages ever. Funny moment: gal who was working on me said "your legs are SOLID". Thanks squats"
Truth: That massage was ah-mazing. Also, the girl who worked on me may have a laughed at how many knots I had in my legs and back. Also, all heavy jerk sessions should be followed up by massages. It should be law.
Caption: "170x5 back squat DONE. Doing work on vacation"
Truth: I was so frustrated because I had come to squat earlier but couldn't so I had to come back. Frustration = good squatting and cleaning. That last rep was also the longest rep of my life - it seriously felt like it took minutes.
Caption: "Mango margaritas are the ultimate post heavy clean, heavy squats & strict press recovery drink"
Truth: That IS truth. Especially when they're homemade and you have two of them. YUM.
Caption: "Happy birthday to my awesome Mom!"
Truth: You are never too old for pinatas and that gluten-free chocolate cake was delicious.
Caption: "Mexican food for our Chicago layover. So so so delicious!"
Truth: I love when I have a layover in Chicago because it means I get to eat Frontera. Also, I'm pretty sure I ate my bodyweight in chips and guacamole on this trip. It was worth it.
Caption: "Traveling the day after heavy cleans, squats, and strict press means wearing compression socks in the airport and eating everything including this super yummy Kind bar."
Truth: When you put compression socks on in the middle of the airport, the lady sitting across from you will look at you like you're a weirdo. Also, iced coffee is necessary but made me realize how much I dislike Starbucks and prefer my local coffee (yes, I'm a coffee snob). Also, I ate that Kind bar about 15 minutes after finishing lunch. Seriously, squats make me eat all the things.
So that's it! I will pop in later in the week with a recipe. Now I'm off to chug Emergen-C...