How’s that for an attention grabbing headline?
So I haven’t exactly been keeping up on my New Year’s goal of updating my blog more often lately. But at least I’ve been spending my time wisely while I’ve been away. I started Crossfit!!! (This is where the “high” part comes in.) I’ve been doing it for two weeks now and I’m already hooked. There is a certain “high” that comes with doing it because you push yourself beyond the limits that you thought possible. I figured this out real quick last week when I couldn’t do a pull up and I left the gym in a terrible mood because I couldn’t get my “high.” I’m an addict.
Another aspect of Crossfit that is different from a traditional workout is all the encouragement you get from everyone else at the gym. I said to the hubby the other day as we were leaving the gym, “People here are sure fans of the high-five.” He laughed and said, “Well since you never played sports, this is a new concept to you, but that’s what people do.” HA HA! I stand corrected and now I am apparently a fan of the high-five as well.
p.s. In case you’re not familiar with Crossfit, here’s a handy video to show you what an ass kicking it is.
In other news, I made a yummy, quick, and healthy dinner tonight using a bunch of random veggies from my CSA box – Green Curry Fried Rice.
Start by sauteing whatever veggies you want to use. I used onions, mushrooms, broccoli and mache. (To be honest, I’m not 100 percent sure of exactly what mache is, but it’s some kind of green that keeps showing up in my CSA box, so I keep using it. :-))
Meanwhile, in a second pan, scramble four eggs (two per person) and then add some pre-cooked brown rice to make a sort-of fried rice. (I used Trader Joe’s microwave brown rice.)
Then in the veggie pan, add a jar of Trader Joe’s Thai Green Curry Simmer Sauce, plus enough coconut milk to thin the liquid so it covers all the veggies.
Heat the sauce through.
Then spoon the egg and rice mixture into bowls and cover that mixture with the sauce. Stir it all up and yum!