Freddy posted a photo of brussels sprouts today. This is my version of them made with browned butter, garlic, and sage. Per Freddy's recommendation, I'll definitely try to brown them to a crisp and make them with olive oil. I made these for Christmas lunch and dinner. They were easy to make and people really liked them. It's definitely going to be on the potluck rotation list!
On to the survival guide.... I should note that yes, it is a little weird for me to have a survival guide considering I'm still working on my goals and such. In truth, I'm writing it as a reminder to myself about the things I need to do. With that, I see no contradictions.
The Fathlete's Guide to Surviving the Look Better Naked Challenge
Build your support system. Tell everyone you know about the challenge. Ask for their support and encouragement. Also, ask them to hold off on giving you cupcakes and other items of delicousness until after the challenge. Your support system will mean the world to you when you’ve just discovered that Starbucks now sells red velvet cupcakes. Your support system will tell you that you are better than that fatty, preservative-laden, probably-looks-better-than-it-tastes cupcake. This will give you the strength to just walk away! Ahem. Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything….
Building your support system also means giving support back. Don’t just take the love. Share it too! Besides, your support system may be part of the challenge. They may want to join you in the challenge. They may want to help you cook or go grocery shopping with you. They may have been on a similar journey and have a plethora of advice to share. That’s what support is for. Seek it and take advantage of it!Today's Small Victories
Run 800 meters
Warm-up weight sets
CrossFit One World WOD
Bench Press 5/5/5/5/5
Overhead Squat 5/5/5
Notes (to myself) about this workout: Today's originally posted WOD was INSANE! I appreciate how ambitious the WODs have been this week. But by day #4, my body was a little wrecked. In my head, I knew I'd do the strength portion but not the ropes.
I needed a less intense technique-driven day like today. I didn't do a lot of heavy lifting, but my body needs the rest.