I don’t know what followers I still have out there but I’ve started fresh at www.livelovelaughandlift.com.
Three days in a row last week was all I could handle! Now, hoping to make four days this week at the Boom Box!
Monday was already going to be a struggle because I decided to drink too many margaritas on Saturday. That turned into a worthless Sunday and I knew it would spill over into a not so fun Monday. I pretty much kicked myself the whole time about those dang margaritas.
SKILL & STRENGTH
3x Single leg Split Squat x 12 reps Rest 30 seconds Handstand Push-Ups x Max Reps Rest 3 minutes
So Single Leg Split Squats will get you every time. My booty is so sore! I should really make these a daily thing but that’s one more thing I gotta try and fit in. For Handstand Push Ups, I just did Handstand Holds. My wrist was good for the first 2 rounds but started to get irritated on the last round.
Annie For (TOTAL TIME)
50-40-30-20-10 reps of: Double-Unders Sit Ups
Oh, Annie, one of my favorites. Only because I KNOW I can do this workout. I haven’t always been great but on this day I finally PR’d. Two years ago I had a 7:58 finish. One year ago, I had a 9+ minute finish. But on Monday, I had a 7:34 finish! Wooooo! But again cursing those margaritas as I was sluggish on the Sit Ups.
SKILL & STRENGTH
Find 1 Rep Max: Clean
And this is where I didn’t get a PR. I know, I know, I took some time off. And boy did I feel it. My last PR was 125lbs. But today I only got to 110lbs before I had to call it quits.
TABATA FOR: (TOTAL REPS) 3 ROUNDS, WORK 01:00 min, REST 02:00 min OF:
Ground to Overhead 135/95
After all the Squat Clean work, my wrist was getting weak. I was going to go for 85lbs but decided not to try and hurt myself so I went for 65lbs, hoping I would get more work in by getting a lot of reps in. The first round, I did 12 unbroken and I shouldn’t have dropped the bar but I did and I let it sit there for too long before picking it back up. By the time I did, I could only manage 3 more reps. After resting, I told myself I would get at least 16 reps on the next round but that was just a lie I was telling myself. I did stay consistent though with another 15 reps. By the third round I just didn’t want to lift the bar anymore, but completed 12 reps. Grand total: 42 reps at 65lbs. Not great, but not bad.
Until Next Time
I can tell you my boozing days are limited if not over. I’m still hurting from Saturday. And then add all the soreness from Monday and yesterday. My shins are dying from the Double Unders.
My eating is still subpar, but I’m doing what I can… sometimes! It’s birthday dinner for my Dad tonight, so no planned workout. Maybe I’ll get ambitious and take a jog later this evening. Hehe. I did say maybe!
Two days in a row! That’s miraculous.
I almost didn’t make the 6:30 CF Boom class and that would have been sad. I’m glad I made it but boy oh boy, I’m so sore today.
12:00 min AMRAP for: (ROUNDS + REPS)
Hang Power Clean ~75% of clean
REST 6 min
08:00 min AMRAP for: (ROUNDS + REPS)
Since it’s been a couple of weeks, I went 10lbs lighter than 75% of my 1RM clean. This left me at 85lbs for the Hang Power Cleans. We were instructed to do the scheme reps as posted above but to drop the bar between reps. So I did 1 Hang Clean, drop the bar, 2 Hang Cleans, drop the bar, 3 Hang Cleans, etc. After I got to my set of 5, I start over. 1 Hang Clean, drop the bar, 2 Hang Cleans, drop the bar and so forth. Rinse and Repeat for 12 minutes.
Each set of 1-5 counted as 5. My final score was 30. That’s 90 reps in 12 minutes. Doesn’t sound like a whole lot, but it takes a toll. I feel like I could have pushed a little harder and maybe got 35, but breathing was hard and my grip was getting weak.
We rested for 6 minutes then moved on to the HSPU. Modifications were Ring Push Ups or Push Ups with our hands on dumbbells. I used the dumbbells and I only made it through 2 rounds of the the 1-5 set. I suck at Push Ups!
I do cook often and regularly, I just don’t wanna. And it gets old and cooking the same quick things over and over gets tired fast. So although I complained yesterday about cooking, I still did. Nothing fancy, some baked chicken, asparagus and enough egg muffins to feed my troops for one day. It’s been a while since I made egg muffins but they were a super big hit this morning. Chorizo makes all the difference!
I can’t promise you, that I’ll post daily, but THIS TIME, FOR REALSIES, I’m trying to stick to it.
I know I’m a broken record when I say I’m busy and I need to focus on this blog thing. But it’s true! The past month has been a whirlwind of crazy. End of the school year for kiddos, baseball, baseball & more baseball! I’m about to have two high schoolers and one in jr. high! They literally pull me into every direction.
Hopefully over the next couple of months, I can focus on me! Eating clean, working out and EATING CLEAN!
Oh the eating, that’s my downfall currently, as it may be with you. Or maybe you are just the most super awesome person and you need to come cook for me!
It’s not that I’m even OVER-eating, but I’m not clean eating and I know my food choices are just not good. And if you know me, you know I love working out. I really do, unless it’s running, rope climbs or pushing/pulling a sled. But it’s the eating that has been getting me lately. We’ve been on the go for the past 3 weeks and I just don’t want to cook, AT ALL! I’m good at cooking when I feel motivated. But just the thought of standing in the kitchen right now kills me! It’s a horrible mindset, I know. But hey, this is me being honest.
In addition to eating poorly, I’ve been MIA at CrossFit Boom for a few weeks now. Dang, double whammy! You know it! But I finally get back to it today. Wooo! It’s much needed for stress-relief and my overall well-being.
I’m trying and struggling y’all. Stick with me though. 🙂
A few weeks ago, my workplace had a health fair type day. There was a little bit of everything. Health food vendors, massage therapists, wellness screenings and raffle prizes for health related stuff. They also had a sign-up to win sessions with a trainer. I figured why not, I need the extra kick in the butt and it would be during my lunch hour… so I threw my name in. Turns out everyone who signed up got to be in the training session. Woooo!
It’s mostly cardio based (which I do need) and so far has been nice extra push to my CrossFit world. The bad thing is that there are MIRRORS everywhere! I haven’t been in a non-CrossFit type environment in over 3 years where there are ZERO mirrors. Suddenly I found myself turning into my old way of thinking – judging everything – about ME. I know I have some extra layers of flub on me the but the mirrors are a huge negative reminder. Not that I don’t own a mirror at home but when I’m working out, I’m working out! Feeling good. Feeling empowered. I have strength and I press on. So day one, although good, was strangely stressful. I did better on day two though. Just pushed through and brought the intensity.
Adding that to Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday CrossFit classes and I’m smoked. My shins, quads, hammies, feet… they all hate me! Not in the “overdid” it kind of way. But close! I need the shake up both physically and of course when it comes to food. I’m getting there. Making better choices and really trying to focus on the phrase I know all too well… “You can’t out train a bad diet!”
Tuesday – 4/21/15
SKILL & STRENGTH
8 min EMOM
odd 10 KB lunges
even 2 Turkish Get-Ups
Eight minutes isn’t a very long time. But add up the lunges and the balance it takes for Turkish Get-Ups and I was feeling like I could have called it a day!
CHIPPER for: (TOTAL TIME)
Pull-ups (modification: Ring Rows
Chippers. They can be your worst enemy sometimes. But I feel when it’s set up to to go from higher reps to lower reps, it’s easier on the mindset. The first set of Ring Rows and OHS went along smoothly. I did them all unbroken. I know that’s not impressive, being that Ring Rows aren’t entirely difficult an the OHS was only 45 lbs. But the idea is to move fast and get some work in. And then the round of 9. Ring Rows slowed down. I had to break them up. It was a sad state of affairs. But at least I was crushing my OHS. By the time I got to the round of 5, I was not feeling as defeated. I was almost done and the reps were getting fewer and fewer. I wanted to push harder on the Ring Rows… but there’s a point where the brain is not winning. Time: 8:30
SKILL & STRENGTH
8x – 50ft band sprints
Not much to say here. Short and sweet.
5 rounds for: (Total Time)
20 KB Swings (1.5/1)
30ft Handstand Walk (Modified: shoulder touches on box)
Running. Bleh. If you know me, my feelings on running have not changed. Sadly, probably only have become more negative. After my first run, I thought my left calf was going to literally explode, so I nicely asked if I could substitute the run with a row. Coach was cool with it. Which was great cause if not then I’d still be out there trying to finish!
KB Swings at 1 Pood… easy peasy! Ha. Maybe for the first 3 rounds. But towards the end, everything was a struggle.
And for my modified shoulder touches. I initially thought I got this. So I popped up into a handstand against the wall and just stood there. All I had to do was lift one hand off the ground and touch my shoulder. But my hands did not move. Didn’t budge So I had to go to an even more modified situation using a box.
This I could do. Right hand to right shoulder. Left hand to left shoulder. 30 times. Rounds 4 and 5 were a blur. But I finished. Time: 23:04
Yup that’s right folks. I came at you with a fresh blog post in January saying I’m back, I’m here, I’m present… and then poof, I lost my blogging voice. I lost my mojo. While I can’t say with certainty that I’m BACK, I’m at least pressing on and trying to get back to sharing, motivating and whatever else someone may get from reading my ramblings.
While my Whole30 crashed and burned back in January, please know I have not given up completely. I am still eating clean, but I’m not at a good percentage. Maybe 60/40. I’m hitting up CrossFit at least 3 times a week for the most part but it’s varied depending on the schedule of the week. So it could be two days one week and then five the next week. With three teens, it can get hectic!
For those of you that don’t know me on the Facebook, I check-in religiously when I hit up CrossFit Boom. Yes, I’m aware that it can be super annoying. But hey, it’s only once a day. A while back, I had one friend notice I stopped my checking in so much – mostly because I thought it was too much, but she messaged me saying my posts kept her motivated. And I thought to myself, well that’s why I’ve been doing it. And if just that one person is motivated then the check-ins will resume. So even if I’m not perfect right now at least I’m motivating someone. I’m no model of stellar fitness but I’ve managed to motivate a coworker to clean up her eating habits and with her success, I’m re-motivated myself.
Which brings me back to my blog! Ah yes. Getting back to it all. I’m still trying to figure out my new voice in the chaos of my life. Looking back I realized I became stale and boring in my posts. It was in sync with me getting out of control with eating, booze and lack of commitment at the box. So it makes sense. I lost the passion.
I’m struggling to get it back, so bare with me. I’ve been successful at the box. I’m making gains. And it feels good. Now I just need to button up the eating by being prepared for all moments of the days, not just some… especially on baseball weekends with the kids.
Mobility (much needed): Hamstrings, Hips, Shoulders, Back
EMOM 6 Ring Dips (modified: push-ups) and 9 Power Cleans (115lbs/75lbs)
So in my fluffier state, push-ups aren’t my forte. Plus my shoulders are shot so knee “girl” push-ups it is for me. I did do 2 regular push-ups to start off with if that counts for anything! For me, a 75 lb clean is fairly easy. But when you pair it with push-ups and you only have ONE minute to get the 15 reps in before you have to start over, then it’s not so easy. I struggled with this workout. Maybe cause I was running on 4 hours of sleep. Or maybe I didn’t have enough food in me for the day. Regardless. I was ready to quit after the second minute. I held on a little longer and almost made to through 5 minutes but I only completed a full 4 rounds.
No picture of the board for the WOD. But I will get pack to picture taking and keeping track.
Thanks for stopping by if you’re new and thanks for sticking with me if you’re an old follower 🙂
I KNOW, where did I go?
Well for starters, I fell into the cesspit of poor eating and letting every excuse get in the way. Then I started a new job, which is great, but gave me even more reason to stay away from the good ol’ blog.
All in all, I was/am in a bad place when it comes to eating, an OK place when it comes to working out – but as most of you know you can’t out exercise a poor diet. I’m living proof. Right here, right now.
That’s it. And with the new year, as many folks do, I’m changing my ways! (insert sarcasm here) But for real. I’m tired of falling off the horse only to fall off again or better yet, not getting back on. I look back at my earlier, ENCOURAGING and happy posts in shame. I live on the slippery slopes of excuses… but not for long.
It’s all changing on January 5! It’s time for a reboot. Time for … say it with me… Whole30! Yay! But I need your help. I need your encouragement. I started a forum post for just that over at the Whole30 site: http://forum.whole9life.com/topic/23698-jan-5-start-ive-been-a-slacker-for-too-long/
I can’t make a comeback without help. So follow along with me or even join me! See you January 5!