It’s National Chicken Dance Day!
Yesterday’s CrossFit workout was Helen. Oof. I’m surprised I can actually chicken dance today. Who’s Helen, you ask? Well, she’s a meanie, that’s for sure. That’s the name of the workout we did. Helen is considered a benchmark workout to see where you are and what you may need to improve. 3 rounds for time of the following:
21 kettlebell swings @ 35#
I did banded pull-ups since I’m not ready to be without it yet. Finished in 11:30. Which isn’t bad but I know I can improve. I really fell apart in the 3rd round. I think I need to prepare better, nutrition-wise, since I’m switching from morning CrossFit to afternoon CrossFit. Gotta make sure I up my protein intake so I have the energy to kick butt throughout the whole workout.
Mile repeats on this beauty. Yeah, it kicked our butts! Actually, we kept to our prescribed pace of 7:00 miles pretty well. I basically just drafted off Carla – let her do all the work. 🙂 Okay, okay, so it was a big game of “keep up with Carla” for me. I did okay. It’s all good and we survived with only a few tears shed. 🙂
Tabbouleh is an Arab salad made with bulgur, tomatoes, cucumber and other yumminess. I love tabbouleh. Like LOVE it. I came across a recipe using couscous a few years ago and decided to give it a try. Oh. Em. Gee. Amaze-balls! So delicious and so easy to make. It’s basically chopping and mixing. The flavors are phenomenal and it’s so good for you! You can serve it as a side dish to grilled meat or pack some for lunch, like I did. Om. Nom. Nom.
Makes 4 servings
3/4 cup uncooked couscous
2 cups chopped fresh parsley
1 1/3 cups chopped tomato
3/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
Prepare couscous according to package directions and let cool. Stir in remaining ingredients. Gobble it up.
Calories 314; Fat 14.5g (saturated 1.9g, monounsaturated 10g, polyunsaturated 1.4g); Carbs 40.7g (fiber 3.9g, sugar 9.7g); Protein 6.5g; Sodium 26.3mg; Potassium 527.7mg