snow is coming.
if you haven’t been watching the news lately and know that there is a giant storm coming, you would find out pretty quickly because every place is packed with people buying enough food and water to survive the apocalypse.

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after my workout at the gym, i had to drop off my warby parker at-home try-on’s (i’ll share my options and final pick next week) at the ups store. i walked in to 4 people waiting in line. i wasn’t sure if i needed to do anything other than just drop my package, so i waited in line, just in case.
for over 15 minutes. at the ups store. 15 minutes. and while i was in line, another 4 people came into the store.
people, if we are supposed to get over a foot of snow, don’t you think ups might be running a bit behind?!? couldn’t you wait to mail those 4 dvd players until later in the week?! went i got to the counter, he said – looks good. and done. literally like 5 seconds. blarg.
i went to earthfare after, to get some bison for a bison butternut chili (also coming to the blog next week). the parking lot was packed, but luckily they are pretty speedy and i got out pretty quickly.

needless to say, by the time i got home, i was super hangry. i’d been craving a bison burger for days and thought it wouldn’t take too much time to prepare. note to self:  being hangry skews your judgement of how long things actually take to cook.
bison burger with cauliflower roll

i made these cauliflower ‘bagel’ rolls yesterday. even though i almost burnt them because my adhd kicked in and i completely forgot i left them in the oven, they tasted pretty decent. i want gluten-free/dairy-free bagels and breads and cookies to taste like the gluten + dairy laden options some times. and they just don’t. i need to just get this through my brain.

bison burger with cauliflower roll
anyway, when the burger was done, i sandwiched it in between 2 cauliflower rolls, added some coconut oil, swiss chard and a spoonful of sunbutter, and dug in. i tried to eat it like a lady, but the roll fell apart and it all just tasted so good. i felt like one of the olsen twins from it takes two, when she eats a sloppy joe for the first time.
20140104-150511.jpgbig, gooey, messy burger. so messy. but oh, so good.

it was the perfect meal post workout today. i slept in late this morning, so by the time i got to the gym all the machines were taken, and the training areas was full. my workout buddy and i started out lifting, 3 sets of the following.

+ flat bench
+ hammer curls
+ shoulder fly
+ decline bench
+ lat pull down
+ tricep pull

as, i was catching up on blogs the other day, and found out about this new year’s 30 burpee challenge. i knew i HAD. TO. DO. IT. look at my blog name. i decided to go with the cruella.
so, after lifting, day 4 meant 54 burpees. and i did them non-stop thankyouverymuch.

post burpees, i did 4 rounds of 10 jumping jacks, squats and high knees as fast as possible. then did the workout below. for circuit 1, i alternated between the 2 moves. for circuit 2, i completed 2 sets of the plank kicks on one side, 2 sets of russian twists, 2 sets of plank kicks on the other side, and 2 sets of russian twists.

8 minute workout

+ sumo squat kettlebell high pulls
+ deadlift kettlebell rows you can use dumbbells if you only have 1 kettlebell
+ lateral plank kicks: come into an elbow plank. lift right leg about 1 inch off the ground and kick leg out to the side. keeping glutes and butt tight.
+ russian twists

and day 3 of the 10 day yoga challange: abs.
woo! quite a workout day!

i’m to relax and drink some peppermint tea!

enjoy.
– jena

p.s. how many non-stop burpees can you do?!