You know how people experience weight loss plateaus? They’re eating right but the scale doesn’t budge for weeks on end. Well, I’m currently experiencing the Crossfit version of that right now.
Monday we did Karen: 150 wallballs. For you non-crossfitters that means picking up a 14 pound medicine ball, squatting with it and throwing it 10 feet in the air against a wall, catching it and repeating 149 more times as fast as you can. My time was 9:26. I got home, wrote it down in my little book and then looked back to see what my last time was. 9:25. Sweet, no progress.
Yesterday we did max height box jumps. Last time we did this was in October, I got 34 inches. What’d I get yesterday? 34 inches and nicely bruised shin attempting 34.5″.
When it comes to putting a barbell over my head, I’ve been stuck at 108-113 pounds for months. Push press, push jerk, thruster, split jerk, over head squat…all the same. Stuck, stuck, stuck.
Just like a weight loss plateau, I’m showing up, doing my thing and seeing no progress.
The only thing that’s missing is my diet. I could be way more on point with that than I am but then things like pears, brie and bacon float around in my head and I decide it would be a good idea to sandwich them with some caramelized onions between two pieces of sourdough bread, eat it and tell you about it.
Bacon > barbells.
But seriously, 115 pounds overhead would be nice.
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- 1 tablespoon butter, divided
- ½ large yellow onion, thinly sliced
- ½ tablespoon chopped rosemary
- ½ a ripe pear, thinly sliced
- 4 large slices of brie
- 2 slices bacon, cooked until crispy
- Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Melt butter and add onions and rosemary. Cook, stirring only a few times until caramelized, about 20 minutes.
- Butter one side of each piece of bread.
- Lay half the cheese on the non-buttered side of one slide of bread.
- Add half the caramelized onions on top of the cheese.
- Add the pear slices on top of the onions.
- Add the remaining cheese slices and then the bacon and remaining onions.
- Top with remaining slice of bread leaving the buttered side up.
- Place the sandwich in a large skillet over medium-high heat, press down firmly with a spatula or heavy object to help brown the bread and melt the cheese. Cook on one side for about 3 minutes, flip and do the same on the other side.
- Cut in half and serve warm.