So guys, I’m doing a competition. Yep. A real one. I’m not sure how I feel about it to be honest – I’m part excited, part anxious and part just straight up dreading it… granted, we were able to see the wods before sign-up so I feel fairly confident that it won’t be too bad, but still…
I have this weird thing with competing.
I did it for years. In grade school, high school and then in college. It was great and all – but after being pushed and pushed and pushed and getting “fired up” and “leaving everything on the field” I was glad to be done. If it were a legit diagnosis, it’d be Competitive-Burn-Out. Sometimes I seriously feel like I have absolutely no care in the world to be competitive … and then I’m sadly mistaken.
For example, take Tuesday’s WOD: Wall Balls, Butterfly Sit-ups and Push Presses. K, cool. I strategize and tell myself to pace it, take 10 sec rests if needed before presses and be on my merry way… me v. me. And then I see the 800 m cash out. Ah, F#4k.
As anticipated, I get through the wod at pace and then get to the 800 … about 500 in, I hear steps behind me and it’s on. competitive drive kicks in …. full freaking force. Damnit.
It’s probably good that I still have a little bit of that fire left in me. But for some reason or another, I’m not a fan. Assuming it’s the stress that I used to associate with competitions that maybe still holds true. Or maybe its the Hippie Katie that doesn’t dig competitions now.
Whatever the reason, I’ve decided to compete. I’m going to tell myself it’s for fun, but to push myself and my team. That’s really all I’m going to care about (fingers crossed).
I’ve been making these really yummy breakfasts this week. They’ve been hodge-podges of random foods and they’ve turned out just wonderfully! I’ve been super pleased with how my diet is going this week – lots of fat, lots of protein, veggies and fruit. I’m feeling full, focused and happy. It’s crazy how eating well can affect how happy I feel. It’s true though. And I need to remember that when I’m about to jump off the wagon.
A quick shout out to my clients this week. They’ve been seriously kicking butt! It’s so great to see my ladies push harder, move faster, and lift heavier every single day. And they want to. That’s the best part. The want to be pushed. They ask if they can move up in weight. They’re feeling more confident than ever and it excites me as a coach, trainer and friend. Makes me proud.
So – I’ve included today’s easy paleo breakfast bake on the blog:
Easy Paleo Breakfast Bake
A low-maintenance breakfast bake that takes only a minute to prep!
- Two fresh eggs
- 2 tbs organic tomato sauce
- 1/2 c cooked ground meat (I had turkey in my fridge)
- Coconut oil
- Preheat oven to 350 d.
- Grease a small, glass container with coconut oil (I used a 17 cm Pyrex square dish )
- Crack two eggs directly into container
- Add cup cooked meat
- Add tomato sauce
- Whisk quickly
- Place in oven, bake for 20 minutes.
- - Add spices or veggies
- - I topped mine with a half of an avocado and it was divine!
- - Great for meal prepping, too!