Mobility was the focus first thing at the BOOM Box and if you do regular mobility or follow KStar over at mobilitywod.com then you know that mobility is bittersweet. IT HURTS! but then you fell much better at some point. Today we started with this:
And I was drenched in sweat from doing this. I have such jacked up body parts and it hurt so
bad good. I thought I was going to pass out from the pain on my right side. My left side was a little more tolerant or less wonky I should say but it still hurt hella bad!
After working our shoulders we worked our hips and quads. My legs are smoked I need to really up my mobility work. LIKE A LOT! I just get lazy. And now I can feel the laziness as I sit here and type in pure ache-yness.
DO MOBILITY. YOU WILL THANK ME LATER! We will all be supple leopards together!
MetCon: TEAM WOD 4 rounds of alternating KB Swings (1POOD) and Wall Planks. 1 round = 2 minutes.
What we have here is something that looks simple enough but in the end is KILLER. For two minutes teammate 1 holds a wall plank and teammmate 2 gets as many KB Swings as possible. But if teammate 1 freakin drops off the wall then teammate 2 must stop KB Swings until teammate one is back on wall. EL SUCKO! I started off with wall planks and in my head I thought they would be much easier. They were NOT.
My feet kept sliding down and there’s a point where I’m just not strong enough to hold it out. I kept wanting to stick my butt up in the air instead of keeping my hips down. It was horrible. My shoulders were on FIRE! Holding for 2 minutes straight was not going to happen today. There was no rest between rounds so we had to move fast. I tried to get as many swings in as I could but I felt like I was in slow motion. It sucks when your partner drops because you lose your rhythm but it’s hard to be the partner on the wall so I’m not complaining!
Barbells For Boobs!
On another note, we all know OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the CrossFit Community steps up to plate with the Barbells For Boobs Tour. This year CrossFit Boom is doing a community WOD to raise money and support the organization Barbells For Boobs. BARBELLS FOR BOOBS ® is a 501(c)3 non-profit breast cancer organization whose mission is to provide funding through the MAMMOGRAMS IN ACTION ® GRANT PROGRAM for qualified low-income and uninsured women and men who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer.
I will be participating with my box doing the workout Grace, which is 30 Clean & Jerks for time. It’s a great way to do what we love and raise awareness. If you would like to support this cause and support our team over at CrossFit Boom with a donation then please click the link on my sidebar or right here https://support.barbellsforboobs.org/individual-fundraising/stephhayes/. Thank you!
Also, if you are in the DFW area and want to participate with us then come on! All are welcome! It will be a blast. OCTOBER 27th, 6pm @ 7501 US 287 Hwy Suite D-2 Arlington, TX 76001, www.crossfitboom.com
The 21-day Sugar Detox – Days 4 & 5
Yesterday was the first day I didn’t have any cravings for the sweetness. This doesn’t mean I’ve made it or am successful yet, but it was a day where I truly didn’t think GEEZ I WANT SOME FRUIT. I was content and it probably because my meals, especially lunch, were more balanced. I’ve been eating a lot of chicken because that’s what we had an abundance of in the freezer but hopefully this week I’ll get more beef into my life, maybe some fish too. Last nights meal was roasted chicken with mashed cauliflower and a few carrots. I know not gourmet or even worth mentioning but it’s my blog and I’ll bore you if I choose! Hahah, please don’t run away. I try not to be boring, but sometimes I have no choice! Seriously though I did learn that for me it’s mostly mental especially once the sugar cravings truly go away. It does become a battle of the mind.
This morning I had what has become repetitive for breakfast and that was eggs and acorn squash. I have sweet potatoes sitting right next to the squash and the squash won all week! Even the kids were pretty stoked on my little breakfast. My youngest tried to sweet talk me into letting him have it. But I only let him have a bite. I have more roast chicken today with some spinach salad and MORE Cauliflower. After this week I’m cauliflowered out! I’ll have to mix it up for sure. But like I said earlier this week I was not prepared. Next week should be much better in the food variety…. I HOPE!
Hope everyone has a FREAKIN AMAZING FRIDAY and weekend. GO RANGERS! It’s do or die tonight for them.
And pray I survive our cold front and rain that hits tonight and tomorrow. We have football all day and there’s small chance it will get canceled. I’m a TEXAS girl and a wuss to the elements especially when the elements are cold and wet. So pray I make it through the weekend because the cooler weather only encourages comfort foods
Remember to BE AWESOME!!