Day in the Life Vol. 3

Just a typical Monday

4:45am: Alarm goes off, change into gym clothes, let out the pup and take her outside, grab my gym bag, make coffee, pack food for work,  eat some sweet potato puree with ½ scoop protein powder (p.s. you can get 5% off my favorite mix from True Nutrition with my code “GGF”)

5:35am: Arrive at the gym. Start warming up and stretching.

 6:00am: Start lifting. I don’t eat anything while I lift but I do drink coffee with heavy cream and a water/BCAA/creatine/electrolyte drink. I’m dealing with some suspected costochondritis (inflammation of the cartilage near my sternum and 3rd/4th rib) so I’m having to modify things a bit and take it easy:

My workout:

Axle cleans: 5×2, 105# every 90s. I was supposed to do jerks as well but didn’t and I kept the cleans light since I wasn’t sure if it would bother my sternum

Back squats 3×5: 175#

Farmers walks: 4 rounds, 40 feet: 115# per hand

 I usually push press on Mondays as well but again, I’m avoiding all overhead stuff for the week.

7:30am: Change at the gym. Drive to work. Drink a protein shake and eat 2 gluten-free waffles in my car because carbs.

 8:00-1:00pm: Work. I eat 3 eggs and some roasted red potatoes around 10. I grab some iced coffee with my boss/friend/training partner for an hour or so after I’m done teaching.

 2:30pm: Get home. Eat some cumin scented chicken breast, peas, green beans, and white rice for lunch.

3:00-5:15pm: Catch up on emails, some house stuff, and relax a bit. Arrive home to some goodies from X2 Performance (yay!)

 5:30pm: Drive to work again.

6:00-10:00pm: Work. I eat some gluten-free brown rice pasta and canned tuna with red pepper flakes, fennel seeds, garlic, and olive oil.

 10:30pm: Plan out all of my meals for tomorrow, check more emails, make to do list for tomorrow.

11:30pm: SLEEP.


(P.S. if you missed it last week – check out my article over at Starting Strongman about the 5 most important things I’ve learned as a novice Strongwoman athlete).

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Comments: 4

  1. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables June 24, 2014 at 4:59 pm Reply

    I can see how you became a pro at meal planning! You’re a busy girl :)

  2. Charles Cameron July 2, 2014 at 3:18 am Reply

    You have a very busy Monday, having such a varieties in whatever you do.

  3. Annie Heiss July 2, 2014 at 10:02 am Reply

    Hi Gabby! Loved this post and the 10 things no one tells you about being a female strength athlete. I’m not where you are (at least not yet) with wanting to do strongman competitions, but as someone who lifts heavy in the gym 5-6 days a week, I loved it! Although I’m vegan, I totally second the thought “Why can’t we all just eat ice cream, squat, and get along?” I also love my body and what it can do and truly have a passion for my exercise – I don’t see it as self-flagellation, and I’m so glad someone else is out there spreading the message that it doesn’t have to be that way.

    But, QUESTION: do you really do everything you do on just 5 hours of sleep a night?! I find that I can function on 6, but even that is not ideal with the amount of training I’m doing. How do you do it?!

    • gabbysgfree July 2, 2014 at 10:32 am Reply

      No definitely not! My schedule is such that I’m only up that early on monday, Wednesday so I sleep in on the other days!

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