You are what you eat…

You are what you eat...

This is how I feel after eating a burger, fries and icecream last night for my birthday. Not worth it!


OPT Testing Day 2 & My Birthday!!

A. 15 mins to build to a max Back Squat – #155 PR

Rest 5 mins

B. Back Squat AMRAP w/ 85% of A @30X0 tempo – 18 Reps with #130

C. 10 mins to find 8RM DB RFESS @3010 – weight is the db/kb weight or 1/2 barbell weight – 15lb dumbells for 8RM 

2k Row for time – 9:43

 Sleep: 6 hours Stress: 2/10

4:15am – Wake up

4:25am – ½ red apple and 3 almonds

5:00am – OPT

6:45am – 2 eggs, 2 whites, kale, mushrooms, sweet potato, ½ banana & KillCliff

10:00am – Chia pudding

11:00am – 1 mini GF cupcake for my bday!

1:45pm – Chicken, spaghetti squash, spinach, ½ RX bar

8:00pm – Birthday Burgerfi!!!!

Notes: Felt really good today.  I thought waking up early was going to make me tired for the whole rest of the day but I actually had great energy.  My diet has been completely off today because it’s my birthday BUT I will be back on it tomorrow J

PRed my backsquat by 5lbs and I felt like I had more but we ran out of time.  Overall OPT today was great and I felt super strong.  I don’t think I pushed myself as hard as I could have on the rear foot elevated split squat.  I also pushed the prowler at 4:30pm for my birthday.

OPT Testing Day 1

“Olympic Total”

A. 20 mins to work up to max Snatch – #65 PR

B. 20 mins to work up to max Clean & Jerk – #85 previous PR


Sorensen Test – hold top of back extension (parallel with ground), chin tucked, hands on temples for as long as possible without drooping (2min cap) – 2:00 minutes


Side Bridge tests – hold side bridge with side of L foot and L forearm on ground, hips neutral, for as long as possible, then R side (90sec cap each) – 90 seconds each side

Sleep: 8.5 hours
Stress: 2/10

7:00 am – ½ red apple and 3 almonds

8:00am-9:30am – OPT Testing

10:00am – 2 eggs 2 egg whites scrambled with kale, mushrooms, salsa and avocado, coffee with ¼ cup almond milk and 1 stevia

1:00pm – 1/2 apple 1 egg 1 white, 3 almonds, coffee

2:30 – turkey breast, sweet potato, green beens, sliced almonds

5:30pm – smoothie with kale, banana blueberry and cacao

7:30pm – salmon cake, spinach, squash, cucumber, avocado

9:30pm – protein shake with water

9:50pm – bed time

 Notes: Woke up feeling excited and nervous for OPT training.  Felt well rested but had some feelings of self-doubt going into it.  I know already that this is going to be my biggest struggle.  During testing I PRed my snatch which felt great but my Clean and Jerk felt weak and I hit my previous PR.  After OPT I was dreading the rest of my day because I have to work a double which is always exhausting.  Work was exhausting and by the time I got home I was completely wiped out.

OPT starts tomorrow…excited, nervous and ready to kick some ass (or get my ass kicked)!