Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hit You In The Sweet Spot

WOD for 4-28-2009

WOD # 1
800m run
500m row
800m run

WOD #2
100m weighted carry

Monday, I was supposed to be playing in a charity golf tournament...stupid, instead of going to CFDC, I took a REAL rest day. No work, no working out...just plain resting. I really needed it. Granted, I just sat around the house and caught up on Tivo, but I really did just need the day off. I should take more of these....just not in the cards right now though.

WOD #1 was from Monday (which I missed). It was rough! The first run wasn't too bad. I feel like I made good time for me. On the SDHP, I used 65#, which was 20 more pounds than I have done in a workout. No clue what my one rep max is with this lift, but I am interested to see. The weight wasn't too bad...the first set. The second, it felt like it weighed a ton! Time wasn't the best for this workout. I rested a lot more during the SDHPs than I should have.
Time: 19:50

WOD #2:
Snatch...hate it...which means that I should do tons more right? Normally, I would do 45# for the snatch. I have some issues with my form. 45#, good form, 50# ok, and 55#...I usually end up messing up. Either going to far forward, not getting low enough in my squat, or going backwards. But that was a couple of months ago. I did use 55# in this workout. I had a few mistakes, but I really do think I am improving overall. The other part of this workout was the carries...For the first 2 carries, I used 60# (2-30# DB) I probably used too much weight because my arms were shot after the first WOD. The 3rd one I used 2-26# KB, and for the last two....I used the 26# KB. Kinda sucks having to go down so much weight. But next time, I think that I will just start off with the 2 26# KB and I should be able to finish with just that weight.
Time: 11:20

Diet for yesterday:
Morning snack: peanuts and strawberries
Lunch: 1 club sandwich from Jason's Deli (minus the bread), mixed fruit, 3 almonds
Snack when I got home: 7 peanuts (no more snacks before workout, makes my stomach queasy)
Dinner: 1 beer (corona), 2 strips of pork tenderloin, maybe 2 ounces of chicken, 1/2 potsticker (didn't eat all of the potatoes in it, maybe 2 small bites), 1/2 oatmeal cookie, and then blackberries (when I got home from Liver Rounds)
Total water intake: 1.5L

Yep, diet not great for this day. It was crazy busy at work, and we didn't have time to run to the cafeteria and get food. And of course, the one day where I don't bring snacks and meals, is the one day that I don't get to eat. Lesson learned!

Currently Listening to "Wrestlers" by Hot Chip

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Fight the Good Fight

WOD for 4-23-2009

5 rounds, for time of:
Push Jerk 10 reps
10 Box Jumps
10 Burpees
200m Run

Rest precisely two minutes after each round.

This workout was actually a lot more fun than I first thought it would be. I admit, I was not looking forward to this workout when I saw it posted. Maybe it was the fact that I was so exhausted when I went to work. After work, I went and took a 2 hour nap...and that was so nice! I really needed it. Without the nap, I may not have been able to do this workout. For the push jerk, I used 55#. I had been debating on whether or not to use 45-50#. Thank you Sandy for the push to do more. Sometimes I don't know what I can or can not handle. Next time...65#. I think that Sandy and I will do something similar to this on Pre-WOD. But maybe switching up a few things here and there and probably just 3 rounds. Still using the small box on box jumps. But I am not doing box step ups any steps right? Eventually I will move up boxes. It just takes time for me to get the mental aspect of the box jump down.

Time: 18:17

Diet for Yesterday:
Drive to work snack: 15 peanuts
Breakfast: egg white omelet, orange, 6 almonds
Lunch: Salad with mixed vegetables, chicken (~4 ounces) (not sure exactly what all came with it, it was chicken in some kind of tomato based sauce. I tried not to eat a lot of the sauce since I didn't know what was in it, but it was very tasty!), 1 apple, and 1/2 wheat roll
Snack: 9 peanuts, 3 almonds, 1 cup strawberries
Dinner: Salad, 3 baked chicken strips with random spices, 1/2 cup yellow squash
Total Water Intake: 2L

Currently Listening to: "Madeline" by Tickle Me Pink

Friday, April 24, 2009

'Cause I'd Rather Feel Pain Than Nothing At All

WOD for 4-23-2009

WOD #1:
5 Rounds
10 Sumo Deadlift High Pull

WOD #2:
Back Squat

While browsing through other CrossFit sites, I came across the WOD #1. It looked like a lot of fun, so Linda and I did this one. For the SDHP, I used 45#. This was fairly eary. I should have gone with more weight, but with the back squat workout, I didn't want to go too heavy. For my HSPU, I subbed 20# dumbbells. Time for the WOD was 5:11. This is actually a fantastic warm up. A great intense 5 minute workout. I felt great when it was time for back squats!

WOD #2: Back Squats.
I really needed this workout after yesterday! I was so ready for this! I did low bar back squat instead of high bar. Low bar back squat is soooo much more comfortable than high bar. Old 2 rep PR was 105#. I knew that I wanted to get at least 120#.
The Work Set looked like this:
105-110-115-120-130 (PR)

A new PR by 25! Great progress in my opinion. Weight days are my favorite. I feel like I can really see improvement. It's hard to argue with a 25# jump. Back in high school, we did squats. But I was never able to break 90, nor did I ever add any weight. The entire 4 years of high school, I would work up to 95# and that was it. I never went any higher. With just a few months of Crossfit, I not only have gotten the 95#, but have increased my max to 130#. I wonder what the difference is between then and now. I thought was in better shape back in high school, but with Crossfit I have been able to lift more than I ever thought I could. Maybe it's the diet. Maybe it's the amazing coaches. Maybe it's the people I workout with that give me that extra motivation. Maybe it's my decision to be better than I was before. It's all of those things and so much more! If only there was Crossfit in high school....

Diet for yesterday:
Morning snack on the drive to work: 15 peanuts
Breakfast: Egg white omelet, 1 orange, 1 cup strawberries, 5 almonds
Lunch: 1 1/2 chicken breasts (normally I would just eat one, but trying to increase protein), 1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables
Snack: 1 cup blackberries, 12 almonds
Dinner: Salad with mixed vegetables & 3 baked chicken strips cut up in the salad
Total Water Intake: ~2.5L

Currently Listening to: "Pain" by Three Days Grace

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Not Everything in Life is Handed on a Plate

WOD for 4-22-2009

100 Squats
5 Muscle-Ups
75 Squats
10 Muscle-Ups
50 Squats
15 Muscle-Ups
25 Squats
20 Muscle-Ups

*sub: 2 pull ups and 2 ring dips for every one muscle up.

Let me be honest...this workout sucked. Normally after workouts, as tired as I may be, I feel good and like I accomplished something. Not after this workout. I have never felt so upset after a workout. I feel like I failed. Yes, I get it that I finished. But this time...finishing wasn't enough. Time was 28 minutes. I had to change from the blue band to the green band on the 3rd round, and from band assisted ring dips to parallette ring dips. I felt so defeated after this workout. I guess that's the point of CrossFit. But I don't like this feeling that I totally sucked. People say "Good Job"...but it doesn't feel like it when I struggled just to finish. I don't know how much more I could have given. I had nothing left to give in the end. I had to leave immediately after finishing the workout to go to a babysitting job. A 20 pound baby never felt so heavy! And going up and down a flight a stairs has never been this challenging.

When I woke up this morning, I could barely move. While I ate a morning snack of peanuts driving to work, I decided that everyone has to have bad days. Yesterday was mine. Instead of dwelling on it, I am going to go about my day and not think about yesterday. I will come back tonight and give it 150%.

Diet for Yesterday:
Breakfast: Egg white omelet with tomatoes, 1/2c pineapple, 9 almonds
Lunch: Salad with mixed vegetables with sunflower seeds, mandrin oranges, 2 thick slices of turkey
Dinner: I finally got to eat dinner at 11:45 last night when I got home from babysitting. I was so exhausted. Ate a slice a turkey, 2 strawberries, and 3 almonds. Now, before you go and start lecturing me...(which I KNOW that you want to do)...I didn't have time to eat with a 4 year old screaming and throwing a fit, trying to put a 2 year to bed, and feed a 1 year old. And on top of that, they just moved into this house, and have zero paleo/zone quality food. I could have eaten some goldfish or fruit snacks, or yogurt...but since those things are not approved, I didn't eat. So yeah...not a good start to day 1 of new diet. Will do better tomorrow.
Snack: almonds before workout
Total Water Intake: 1.5L (This needs to be improved greatly...could have had a factor in the workout)

Currently Listening to: "How About You" by Staind

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Breathing The Obvious

WOD: 4-21-09

1 pull up minute one
2 pull ups minute two
3 pull ups minute three

So, I had to leave early yesterday. I totally planned on doing the posted workout, but Koy and I got to talking, and then ran out of time. So, I did this workout until I had to leave. I made it through 7 rounds using the blue band before "crapping out" as Sam put it. After that, I used the green band. Started on 5, and then made it to 7 before I had to go.

Koy and I talked for a long time about diet and whether or not I was eating the correct amount. He thinks that I may not be eating enough. Which to me is a weird concept. For the past few months, I have been doing 3 block meals with a one block snack. I have felt great while being on this. Some days I feel hungrier than others, but you deal with it. According to 's calculations, I need to be eating 17 blocks a day. Wow...that is a lot of food. 17? Seriously? I don't know if I can eat that much. I plan on breaking this down into 5 block meals with (2) 1-block snacks.

I am not quite sure I am seeing the reasoning by telling us to eat more. I had been doing a total of about 9-10 blocks of protein/carbs a day. I do know that I have not been getting enough fat. Again, hard time justifying that I need to eat more fat. Yes, I understand that it is healthy fat, but still......

I am running into another problem. I have been getting good advice from all of the trainers. But what do I do when I have conflicting views? First, I don't eat beef. Yes, you read right, I don't eat beef. Never liked it since I was a kid. I realize that this cuts out a huge protein choice for meals. Most of my protein comes from chicken. I eat it about twice a day. One trainer says it's ok to have turkey bacon, and another says no. According to the ZoneDiet website, turkey bacon is okay. So, what do I do?

So, I will try this new meal plan. I still plan on having 1-2 cheat meals a week. We will see how this goes......

Currently Listening to: "Ghostchant" by Poison the Well

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I Like Having Hurt

WOD for 4-17-2009

"Heavy Fran"
Pull Ups

First, thank you Sam and Koy for letting me come to the gym and do this workout. I really appreciate and NEEDED it! For the thrusters, I used 65#! Last time I did Fran, I went up weight and only used 45#. My one rep max and thrusters a few months ago was 75#. So, for me to be able to do 65# for the heavy Fran was great! Such a great metal boost!

Pull ups....I used the BLUE band for the entire workout! No more green band! Ok, so maybe one or two of my pull ups could have been questionable...but I still did the workout with a smaller band! This has to mean that I am getting stronger!

I was worried before beginning this workout. I was nervous that I would have to go down in weight or change bands. But I didn't! Fran is a bitch...but I love her! Great way to end my week! Can't wait for more fun next week!

Time for Heavy Fran: 13:03 (Not the best time in the world, but since I increased weight and used a new band...I will gladly take it!)

Breakfast: Egg white omelet, bacon, 1/2c pineapple
Lunch: Baker's Brothers Chicken Deli sandwhich without the bread
Dinner: Salad with baked chicken and mandarin oranges.
Snack: almonds and strawberries
Total Water Intake: 1.5L

Currently Listening to: "Send the Pain Below" by Chevelle

Friday, April 17, 2009

I've Never Felt So Much at Home

WOD for 4-16-2009

1. Work up to a heavy set of 3 on Snatch-Grip Deadlift

10 rounds, for time of:

5 snatch-grip deadlifts
4 alternating lunge jumps
3 handstand push-ups

First, it feels SO great to be back into the grind! I was in Boston for the past 4 days. I had a great time, but I missed CFDC SOOO much! I did not follow my diet. I had every intention of sticking with my diet. But somewhere along the stopped. And WOW! Did I feel the consequences. I still felt fantastic on the outside, but my insides were so mad at me! Going from months of eating well, to a few days were I ate pretty much whatever I wanted....led to abdominal cramping. I also didn't drink near enough water to stay as hydrated as I normally do. So, yesterday, I get off the plane, go home, change and head up to the place where I love--my second home--CFDC!!

This was a fun workout to come back to! If you don't know...I LOVE deadlift! But this was snatch grip, so it was a new grip for me. Still had fun! It was great getting to workout with Mel #2 and Sandy! I managed to get up to 143# for my 3 rep max. I was surprised that I was able to do this much! So...Woo hoo!

For the second part of the workout, I used 98# for deadlift. I had planned to use 20# dumbbells for the sub for HSPU. I grabbed two dumbbells from the 20# pile, and after the workout, Sandy pointed out that I had a 15# and a 20#. :( I kept wondering why my left arm seemed to be moving the weight easier...come to find was because it was a lighter weight. Grrr....

Time for WOD: 7:44

Normally I do my diet for yesterday at this point. Well, take my was no where near as good as it should have been. I ate bread, and it was good! When my mom picked me up, I told her how excited I was to get BACK on the Zone. Most people look forward to getting off for a few days, but me...I was excited to start back. Weird...I know. But I have seen the results that come from it, and I know how icky I felt not being on it. So, here's to getting back on the Zone!

Currently Listening To: "I Woke Up in A Car" by Something Corporate

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Finally Found Myself

WOD for 4-10-2009

WOD #1 with Sandy
3 rounds:
10 ring dips
10 box jumps
10 KB swings
200m run

WOD #2
As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes:
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 squats

Woo Hoo for Sandy doing her first 2 a day!!! I'm so proud of her! The first time you do a two a day, it can be really tiring....wait, all 2 a days are tiring. I made up this Pre-WOD WOD. I was just wanting to go for something quick and work on things that I knew I needed work on. This was actually pretty fun. The ring dips are still a killer! Green band on ring dips, small box for box jumps, and 35# KB.

Ahh...Cindy...what can I say about Cindy. Cindy is a bitch! I think overall, I did OK. I tried to have a idea of at least the number of rounds I wanted to complete. I did a half Cindy several months ago, and was able to get 6 rounds with a 10 pound weight vest and jumping pull ups. So, I wanted to get at least 12 rounds. I got 12 rounds and 4 pull ups. (Pull ups were with the Green band, and I did knee push ups). I would have rather gotten a few more rounds, but I just didn't pull it out today. Jen was great motivation today. She kept me going on Cindy, which I really needed it! I was dragging some yesterday, and I think it was due to the 1/4 cup mashed potatoes I had. (I have a weakness for potatoes....) I do apologize to Wade though...I think I kicked him a few times while I was doing my pull ups....sorry Wade!

So, the title of this blog is "Finally Found Myself". I always thought I knew what I was made of. Since beginning Crossfit....I have learned so much about myself. I found out how tough I was, and how much my body can take. My body can handle a lot more than I ever imagined. I don't ever remember feeling the way that I have felt after doing some of these workouts in high school. I had never worked out until I cried from sheer exhaustion. I didn't think that was possible back then. In high school, we did weight training, but I never really progressed. And I am not sure why. Maybe it was because I was never motivated to lift 5 more pounds. I thought that I was fairly motivated in high school. (I was All-State in basketball my senior year, valedictorian...not bragging...just saying, I had motivation to be the best). So, where did all of this extra motivation come from? The difference now is simple....amazing coaches (not that my high school ones were amazing, just different) and the wonderful people that I have met. Linda, Mel, Dee, Lindsey and Sandy.....You guys push me when I don't think I can give anymore. I look at you guys during the workout, and it helps me continue on and finish strong. So thank you! With your help, I know more about myself and I look forward to continuing this amazing journey!

Diet for yesterday:
Breakfast: 3 pieces of bacon, 1 cooked egg white, 1 apple
Lunch: salad with chicken (not sure what the chicken was cooked with, but it was in some kind of tomato based sauce. I drained as much of the sauce out as I could since I didn't know what was in it...probably a lot of salt and tomatoes....) 1/4c mashed potatoes (I know...I know...cut them out....)
Dinner: 2 balsamic chicken wraps from Fireside Pies, 2 sangrias, 1/2 walnut brownie (friends birthday brownie)
Snack: handful of peanuts, blackberries
Total Water Intake: ~2L

Currently Listening to: "The Kill" by 30 Seconds to Mars

*This will be my last blog post until I get back from Boston! Hopefully I won't go into too many CFDC withdrawals!!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Am I Sweating, Or Are These On My Face?

WOD for 4-9-2009

WOD #1 with Linda
600m run (warmup)
Tabata Pull ups, shuttle runs, and Glute Ham Sit Ups

WOD #2
Front squat

The first workout was fun. I am really starting to like tabatas. I usually approach it with the attitude, "It's just 20 seconds!" But it never fails that around oh, the 3rd one, I am like 5 more? Seriously? The 20 seconds keep getting longer, and the 10 seconds rest keeps getting shorter. Oh well. Like I said, fun stuff! I didn't keep track of my numbers. I was just doing as many as I could. Glute Ham Sit Ups are getting easier. Major props to Linda for doing it in the weight vest. I will get there one day!

The second was a beating! When Sam was saying that the workout should take about 15 minutes and no longer than 20...I started getting worried. The deadlift was supposed to be bodyweight and the front squat was supposed to be 75% of bodyweight. I obviously scaled back. Deadlifts were done at 125# and front squat was done at 55#.

This was a tough, yet fun, workout. During the set of 21, I felt like I was going to throw up. And during the set of 15, it seemed like a really good idea! During the set of 9 front, I started to crack. I could feel the tears coming. Sam helped push me through the front squats, and Dee helped me with the burpees. When I finished...I just sat on the floor and cried. Dee came over and put her arms around me, and I just cried. That feeling is so hard to explain. I gave it everything that I had. This workout wore me out. It was one of the best beat downs I have had. Thanks Koy for the encouragement with the deadlifts. I wonder how my form is when I do many reps in a row, and with you telling me that it was looking good, it helped me get through them. And as many times as Koy and Sam tell me, I have problems with the high elbows on front squats....grr......Sam, I really did appreciate your help with that last set of 9. It was tough, but your coaching really helped me.

You guys are one of the reasons that I keep coming to CFDC day after day. There are still things that I struggle with, but with the excellent coaching and support that I get from my friends, I know that I can do this. And any WOD you put in front of me, I am going to complete to the best of my abilities.

Time for the WOD: 16:46

Diet for yesterday:
Breakfast: egg white omelet, bacon, 1/2 c pineapple
Lunch: Salad, with baked chicken & mandrin oranges
Dinner: 2.5 slices of turkey bacon and a handful of almonds (did not feel like cooking or eating after the WOD, but I ate something)
Snack: blackberries, strawberries, turkey bacon, almonds

Currently Listening to: "One Foot Wrong" by Pink

Thursday, April 9, 2009

What More Do You Expect From Me

WOD for 4-8-2009

WOD #1:
Push Press: 3-3-3-3-3
800m weighted run

WOD #2:
For time:
Power Snatch, 115 pounds
Box Jump, 30 inch
Kettlebell Swing, 2 pood

After missing a couple of feels so great to be back!! I missed is so much!! So, for my two a day workout, I did the one for 4/7 that I missed and the one for 4/8. WOD #1: Push press. My first time to see my max on push press. I think that I did well for my first time.
Reps looked like:

55-65-75-80-85-90 x 1

800m run...we all know how I hate secret. But this run had to be a weighted run. I asked Koy what weight he thought I should use...(that could have been a mistake...) and he was like 60 pounds. I think my jaw hit the floor. 60 pounds? Seriously? That is almost half a person. As soon as the two weight vests were put on, I was having a hard time breathing. But I did the run. During the run I kept thinking "I don't want to get fat...because this sucks running with this much weight." I am actually glad that Koy made me do the 60 pounds. I would have never thought to put that much weight on, but I wore the vests and completed the run. This is one reason why I LOVE CFDC. The coaches and the other athletes at CFDC...we push each other.

Time for weighted run: 6:46

WOD #2:
After recovering from the 'oh so much fun' weighted run, I got ready for the next WOD. Snatch...what can I say about this lift. Still my least favorite. I feel like I look funny while doing this lift. Still having some problems pulling every little detail together, but I think overall, it's getting better. Still using the little box for the box jumps. But I am not doing box step ups which is great. I may try to see if I can do the medium box jump next month. We'll see. And tonight was the first workout that I increased weight on the KB swing! 35#! Surprisingly...the extra weight wasn't that bad. This was a fun workout! (More like this please!)

Time: 6:30

On a side note, it appears that my resting heart rate has decreased. Before CFDC, my heart rate normally ran in the 70s. Now, it is ranges in the 50s. Which is great! This means that my heart is getting stronger. With a low heart rate (Bradycardia) in athletes, the heart can pump blood and use oxygen more efficiently and that is a good thing! The ventricular muscle contraction generates a greater force and doesn't need to contract as many times in order to get the blood through the body. (More beats=more contractions of the heart.)

Diet for yesterday:
Breakfast: 1/4 scoop scrambled eggs (blah), 3 pieces of bacon, 4 almonds, 3 strawberries
Lunch: Which Which-club (turkey, ham, bacon) with lettuce, tomato, and cucumbers. Only ate half of the wheat bread
Dinner: 3 baked chicken strips, salad
Snack: strawberries, blackberries, 7 pecans
Total Water Intake: 2.5L

Currently Listening to: "Nothing Left To Burn" by Lovers and Liars

Friday, April 3, 2009

Well You're the Real Tough Cookie

WOD for 4-2-2009

WOD #1 with Mel and Linda:
3 rounds
400m run
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 weighted squats

WOD #2:
Squat Cleans with Mel

So, I had planned a different workout for my first workout yesterday, but Mel changed it up. So, I will pull that out later. But the first workout is what the competitors will be doing this weekend at the Fittest Games. (Well, they will be doing 4 rounds, but this was just to get a feel for it). It wasn't horrible, but it was a workout. I was feeling it! For the pull ups, Green band, and worked on getting chest to bar, not just chin to bar. And for the squats, I just did 45#. We didn't time it, but Mel and Linda finished at about 12 minutes, and I think I was about 2 minutes after that. So, around 14 minutes, not too bad.

For the Squat cleans, I was just working on form. I started out going to do 4 sets of 5, and then ended up adding more on at the end. I did 3 sets at 45# with little difficulty (form wise, weight wasn't bad). I added 5 more pounds, and ended up rounding out my back. So, Bobby and Pat helped me out. Bobby made a really good correction, or at least I think it will help me. When I get in the bottom position, I start to bend forward and this is where my back begins to round. So, in order to correct this, I need to either start looking upwards or look down but adjust my focus to further up. I did the second option, and wow....even that little improvement made such a huge difference. The lift didn't seem as hard.

Diet for yesterday:
Not sure that I really want to talk about what I ate yesterday, because it was not good....but being that I do record what I eat, I will....
Breakfast: Egg white omelet, 4 pieces of bacon
Lunch: 5 baked chicken strips, 7 almonds
Dinner: Chicken Gyro Sandwich and 2 alcoholic drinks
Snack: strawberries......and 1 amazingly delicious cupcake.
Total Water Intake: 1.5L

So, lets tackle the really bad thing that I ate yesterday....the cupcake. My friend Amber at work made me "Congrats for getting into Nursing School" cupcakes. So, I HAD to eat the cupcake. I didn't have a She did tell me that she thought about making cake, but she was like "I knew you would eat "this" (a bite) much and I wanted you to eat more and enjoy it, so I made cupcakes". And then the Gyro was yummy! I went to Stratos with my friends. Amber was belly dancing, and so a few of us go and watch her. The alcohol....well, I wanted some. No excuses for it, I just wanted to. I will make up for my diet yesterday today.

Currently Listening To: "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" by Pat Benatar.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

You're Up and You're Down

WOD for 4-1-2009

WOD #1 with Mel
800m run
max pull ups x 3 rounds
3 rounds of:
10 Glute Ham Sit ups
10 Back Extensions

WOD #2
Front Squat

Turkish Get-Up
Heavy Single

The first work out went well. My pull ups are improving. The first two rounds I used the green band, and the third round I used the blue band. First round I got 17 without stopping. Second round I got 14. The third round...the blue band is harder than the green for sure. I was able to get 8. Mel helped me a bunch by reminding me to make sure that I push my head through. This should really help when I can finally get the Kip down. I am finally able to do glute ham sit ups! I may be slower at them, but I am getting the range of motion down.

The second!!!! I was excited to get to try to get a new front squat PR. Heavy work sets were:

Ok, so I did one more set than was required...but I got greedy!! Thanks KOY for the help with my elbows. Flexibility is an issue, but when I was able to get them higher, the easier the front squat was. The turkish get up was...interesting. My right side is stronger than my left. I was able to get up to 30#, and I got up with the 26# KB but when I was going back down to the ground, my arm gave out.

Diet for yesterday:
Breakfast: oatmeal, bacon, orange
Lunch: Salad with Mediterranean chicken
Dinner: Almond crusted chicken (new recipe...was amazing!!), 1/2c green beans
Snack: Cashews, strawberries
Total Water Intake: 2.5L

Currently Listening to: "Hot N Cold" by Kate Perry

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Watch As We All Fly Away

WOD for 3-31-2009

WOD #1 with Mel and Victoria:
5 rounds:
10 burpees
10 Handstand Push Ups

WOD #2
3 rounds (was supposed to be 4 but I had to leave early)
10 Mutant Makers (Squat clean to a Thruster)
400 m run
(Rest in between each round)

For the first workout, man, it was tiring! I still don't like burpees. And I can't even do the full burpee where you go all the way to the ground. With the handstand push ups, Mel was having me work on the form. I can't really go down very far at all, but I am getting the idea down.

The second workout...ugg...not fun at all! I used 15# for the Mutant Makers. My times were slow, but as Lindsey and I were talking about, just finish. Which finishing still seemed tough for some reason. Times for my rounds were:
2:45, 3:05, 2:56

Like I said, slow, and I still need a lot of work on the running. I have never been fast at long distances, but at quick short sprints, like down a basketball court or for a a couple of routes for football passes, I can sprint well. But after that....back to being slower. I am sure that 90% of it is mental. Just something that I have to overcome.

Back is feeling much much better after being on the steroids. I am feeling back to 100%, now I just need to get that extra 10% back!

Diet for yesterday:
Breakfast: Wasn't hungry, did eat 1 kiwi
Lunch: 5 slices of turkey bacon, roasted almonds, 1 apples
Dinner: baked chicken breast, salad
Snack: 2 gummy bears, slice of turkey
Total Water Intake: 1.5L

On another side note.....seems like we are having CFDC super heros! There has been talk of a pub crawl with everyone dressed up. Somehow...Mel thinks that I would be a great Poison Ivy...while she is not a superhero....she is considered one of the sexiest villians, and makes love potions and kills men with a kiss. While I may not be the sexiest....I like the idea of being able to kill a man with a I think it would be fun, and I could totally make this character work. So, we will see if the Superhero/villian pub crawl happens!

Currently Listening to: "Hero" by Nickelback