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Coconut Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

I haven’t made stir-fry in ages!  I don’t even know how that’s possible but when my roommate made it last week for dinner it’s been on my mind ever since.  I was excited to saute the chicken in coconut oil too.  I’ve really only used coconut oil in some paleo / gluten – free treats so was interested to see how it would come out using it in place of olive oil, etc.  Well it came out delicious!  And now I have lunch for the rest of the week.

Coconut Teriyaki Chicken Stir Fry

  • 3 Organic Chicken Breasts
  • 1lb Fresh Mixed Stir Fry Veggies (Whole Foods has a great bin of them in their produce section)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce
  • Salt
  • Pepper

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  • Cut the chicken into cubes (or strips) and turn the stove on medium heat.
  • Put the coconut oil in the pan once it gets hot and then throw in the chicken.
  • Throw in the onions from the veggie mix at this point.
  • Saute the chicken until there is no more pink, approximately for 5 minutes.
  • Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the chicken and mix.
  • Add the teriyaki sauce and let simmer on medium heat for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the stir fry vegetables and cover the pan.
  • Turn the burner on low and let cook for about 10 – 15 minutes or until the vegetables are soft.

I put my stir-fry over some quinoa.  It made a great dinner and lunches for the rest of the week!

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Monday’s Workout

Tonight’s workout felt great but it definitely winded me!  I swear every time I look at a Crossfit work out and think “oh that might be a little bit easier” it ends up being such a tough one.  Those tricky Crossfit WOD creators I tell ya!

This is how I chose my workout today.  I went to Crossfit.com.  After not seeing any recent ones that I was feeling I decided to go back a bit further into the archives.  I went to November, 2012 and decided to look at November 3rd because that’s the day that me and Andy went on our first date. Yes, this is how my weird brain works.  I wrote that work-out down along with two others.

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I then texted this exact picture to Andy and asked him which workout I should do.  He really helps with my indecisiveness a lot!  He also knows what my body can and can’t handle and what will challenge me.  It’s nice having a sort-of personal trainer for free! He suggested the first or last one.  I went for the last one:

Three Rounds for Time: I did mine in about 23 minutes

  • Row 500 meters
  • 21 Burpees (I just realized I did 25 for all 3 rounds!)
  • Run 400 meters

Grilled Spinach and Feta Burgers

I made it through Monday!  Is it strange that I feel like that every Monday night?  It’s always such a long day.  It looks something like this:

  • 8:30AM : Arrive at work
  • 6:00PM: Leave work
  • 6:30 – 7:30 : Gym time 
  • 7:30 – 8:30 : Grocery shop
  • 8:30 – 9:15: Cook dinner
  • 9:15: Eat dinner
  • 9:45: Shower
  • 10:00 : Plop in my bed and turn on the computer

Yeah, that type of day pretty much wipes me out.  But it feels good to get a sweat in, have a nice healthy dinner, and make yummy lunches for the rest of the week!  Eating healthy is all about preparation so my Mondays are key to that.

Workout

Tonight for my workout I chose the Crossfit WOD called “Helen.”  It wasn’t crazy intense but a good workout to ease back into the week.

Helen

Three Rounds for Time ( I ended up finishing just over 13 minutes)

  • 400 meter run (The first two I ran at 7mph and the third at 8mph)
  • 21 kettle bell swings
  • 12 pull ups

Dinner

I’ve really been loving making different types of burgers for my Monday dinner / weekday lunches.  They’re simple, especially on the grill, filling, and great as left overs for lunches.

Grilled Spinach and Feta Burgers

  • 1.5 lbs grass-fed ground sirloin (this will make 5 burgers)
  • 1 cage free large egg
  • A handful of fresh organic spinach (chopped up)
  • Feta Cheese
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic

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Combine all the ingredients in a bowl.  I didn’t really measure the ingredients, just eyed it.  Form the beef into 5 different patties.  Place over medium heat on the grill for 5-7 minutes on one side.  Flip the burgers and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

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I paired my burger with some quinoa and roasted veggies.  What a delicious meal!

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Monday Workout – Back At It

I made it through Monday!  It actually was a pretty good day.  The best part of my Monday  was getting back to the gym.  I haven’t been in a couple of weeks because of my vacation.  Before and after my trip I was just rotating between yoga and running, so getting a Crossfit workout in felt awesome!  I warmed up with a 2 mile interval run, did some stretching, and finished off with a short, intense, but well-rounded Crossfit workout.

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2 Mile Interval Run

Minutes 1:00 – 300: Walk on speed of 4

Minutes 3:00 – 5:00: Run on speed of 6

Minutes 5:00 – 6:00: Run on speed of 7

Minutes 6:00 – 8:00: Run on speed of 6.5

Minutes 8:00 – 9:00: Run on speed of 7.5

Minutes 9:00 – 11:00: Run on speed of 7

Minutes 11:00 – 12:00: Run on speed of 8

Minutes 12:00 – 14:00: Run on speed 6.5

Minutes 14:00 – 15:00: Run on speed 7.5

Minutes 15:00 – 17:00: Run on speed 6

Minutes 17:00 – 18:00: Run on speed 7

Minutes 18:00 – 20:00: Walk on speed 4

I then did some stretching on the mats before I started my Crossfit workout.  I decided on this particular workout because it was a quick hitter but intense workout – the train hard get fit one.  Also, since I haven’t done any strength training in a couple of weeks I wanted a well-rounded one.  This workout focused on both upper and lower body.

Here is the workout as posted:

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And here is how I modified it for myself:

40 pound shoulder press, 10 reps

40 pound overhead squat, 15 reps

40 pound push press, 15 reps

40 pound front squat, 20 reps

40 pound push jerk, 20 reps

40 pound back squat, 25 reps

This workout took me just under 10 minutes but it definitely kicked my butt!  My arms and legs are still shaking a few hours later!

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Here is what the rest of my week will look like for workouts:

Tuesday: Morning Yoga

Wednesday: Morning Run

Thursday: Morning Yoga

Friday: Off 

Saturday: Gym / Crossfit Workout