Naptime yet?

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Holy smokes I’m tired today. But first of all, HELLO to all you new peeps. I don’t know who sent you or where you came from, but WELCOME! Feel free to comment and share how you found me. I’d love to thank whoever is sending you my way.

Just an FYI, I’m typically a hot mess of a blogger and I tend to come off as a big ol whiny baby, but I assure you that I LOVE all things CROSSFIT. And no matter how much I cry or sound like a debbie downer, I still show up and put work in and eventually progress is made. I try to share all my experiences and although I’ve been slacking in the recipe department, I do hope to catch up on that and start being a more productive blogger. I live a busy life, so this is more of an outlet than a job. One day though I rule the world! Ok probably not, but I’m here anyways. Again, thanks for finding me. I hope you stick around 🙂

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Back to my ramblings. So I stated I needed to focus on my clean eating so I can release this extra fluff I’ve accumulated on my body. Really to that “not liking” myself stage and I really don’t like feeling like that. That’s a lot of dislike going on around here. And most of you probably know how that just snowballs into a big ol quitters mentality. But yesterday I stayed strong. I even added a mini WOD at my kiddo’s baseball practice last night. We all know I despise running, so I figured I need to work on that. I did a Death by about 20yds, give or take some yards. My oldest son and I looked it over and both agreed it was about 20 yds. So I’ll just stick with that!

If you don’t know what DEATH BY ________ is then let me share. You take a movement, in my instance 20 yd sprint/run/jog. You start a clock. In minute 1 you do 1 rep of the movement and rest till minute 2. In minute 2, you do 2 reps of the movement and rest till minute 3. You keep adding a rep each minute. When you can no longer complete the amount of reps to equal the minute you are on, you are done. So if you are at the 10 minute mark and you only completed 9 reps then you tap out. Done son. And I finished didn’t make it past 10 minutes. It was brutal, I was so out of breath but I soooo worked a weakness.

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And if that wasn’t enough I did 5 rounds of 10 butterfly sit ups and 5 Hand Release Push Ups. I got sidetracked with some other kiddos who were interested in joining me. Which was AWESOME. Yay for inspiring little ones to get their workout in! I finished under 3 minutes but took some time to explain what I was doing.

Stayed eating clean for dinner even though Chick-fil-a was the “fast” food option for the rest of the family. We get home after 9 on a school night, the boys need food ASAP … don’t judge! LOL, Heck judge all you want. We make it work when we can. I then stayed up way past my bedtime to roast a chicken to ensure I had no excuses to eat out for lunch!

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9/4/13 WOD
I dragged my sleepy, chunky butt into the BOOM Box knowing I wasn’t liking what was on the white board!

Skill: Skin the cat Try and work up to the straight bar.
Uhm ya, we worked on this a couple of months ago and well I’m not any closer to mastering this movement. With some assistance from Coach T, I managed. This time around it didn’t completely kill my shoulders. That’s definitely a good sign but still not a skill I can proudly claim.

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MetCon: TABATA! One leg split squats (one foot on bench or box), Burpees, Kb swings, True Push-ups
If you know TABATA, you know it’s good but it’s killer. TABATA is taking a movement and going hard for 20 seconds, then resting for 10 seconds. Rinse and Repeat for 4 minutes. That’s 8, 20 second rounds. But we’re not done yet folks. You keep count of how many reps you completed. And you take your lowest rep count for your score. The key is to keep up the intensity even though you feel like quitting. Yay fun!

9/4/13 WOD

9/4/13 WOD

For the One Leg Split Squats we alternated legs. So 4 rounds per leg. You might think ooo a little break for the legs, but there is no such thing. I managed to get 10 per leg in the first couple of rounds but dropped to 8.

I knew the Burpees were going to be my downfall. I started off strong with 6, then 5, then 4 for the rest of the time. Not cool TABATA BURPEES, NOT COOL!

PreWOD I knew I could knock out some KB swings. But I was so smoked from Burpees I didn’t fare so well. I started off weak with a late start and only managed 12. The second round I lost grip of the KB and was done at 4 reps. I was so pissed I just stood there. I stuck with 4-6 the rest of the rounds but 4 was my score. I was not happy.

Then it came down to True Pushups, not HR Push UPs which I could have been somewhat successful. Good ol fashion ones. My score was 3. Yes 3. Note for future self: WORK ON PUSH UPs.

Totals: 8, 4, 4, 3 = 19 Booooooo :/

We’ll see what tomorrow morning brings. Hopefully I get to bed at a better time tonight. Happy Hump Day folks! Be AWESOME!!

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Focus

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It’s time for me to put my game face on and focus on my eating habits. It’s time for me to put away the excuses and get back to clean eating. I’m considering competing in a competition in December. A LONG ways a way right now (even though I’ll blink and it will be here), but registration is in a month. So I need to get my shit together mentally and physically, NOW, so that I won’t feel all bleh and icky about actually signing up in October. From there I have 2 months to focus even more. So FOCUS is my primary thought in all things food. I know it will be a struggle because I’ve dug such a deep hole. And I know I won’t be perfect, but I gotta get pretty darn close!

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9/2/13 HOTSHOTS 19 MEMORIAL WOD

Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighting team tragically lost their lives on June 30, 2013 while fighting a fire in Yarnell, AZ.

If you aren’t of the CrossFit world you wouldn’t know that there are HERO WODS. These workouts are designed to serve as an “in memory” of fallen heroes. They are tough, grueling and sometimes damn near impossible to complete. The Hero WODs from CrossFit are named after heroes who have given their lives in the line of duty. Their purpose is to remind us to think outside of ourselves.

The HOTSHOTS WOD was and is a fundraiser to help support the families of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew. On Aug. 31, a huge event went down in Prescott, AZ. Many Elite Athletes showed up. The CrossFit Community in general showed up. It was an amazing thing to watch. If you are able to donate then you can do so here: https://hotshots19.crossfit.com/

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We at CrossFit Boom along with many other Boxes nationwide went on to tackle the HOTSHOTS 19 MEMORIAL WOD for this past Labor Day.

Six rounds for time of:
30 Squats
135 pound Power clean, 19 reps
7 Strict Pull-ups
Run 400 meters

To be honest when I see HERO WODs I run for the hills. The workouts tend to be well over 30 minutes, often times up to an hour long. And even though I know the purpose to DO and REMEMBER, I just see PAIN. But I wasn’t going to run away from the workout! Plus it was a day off from work so I could roll in for the 9 a.m. class, which is quite nice. Way better than 5 a.m.

9/2/13 HOTSHOTS 19 MEMORIAL WOD

9/2/13 HOTSHOTS 19 MEMORIAL WOD

I opted for the 85lbs Power Cleans, which I knew would get heavy halfway through, but once I committed, I was committed. I started off great. All up until the RUN. And runs walks were slow. This is where most of my time was eaten up. Every round I moved fairly well from squats to power cleans to pull ups (banded). I did all 30 airsquats for the first two rounds, but broke them up into 10’s or 15’s for the last 4 rounds. I started off in small sets for the Power Cleans, but picked up the pace the further along I got. Not sure how that actually worked for me but it did. By the last rounds I was doing 8 and 9 Unbroken before opting for smaller sets. It was the 400’s that were at a snail pace! It was bad. We only had 45 minutes of class time to complete the workout. I knew that wasn’t going to happen. There wasn’t a class afterwards, so Coach let me finish my final round. Time: 56:06

Hopefully the FOCUS on eating better will allow me to lean out, which in turn will lighten me up, which will then lead to better run times. HOPEFULLY!

9/3/13
And it’s back to the “get up before the suns up” workouts. I’m still sticking with my theory that the bars are heavier in the MORNING!

Strength: Back Squats 5@60% 3@70% 2@80% 2@90% 1@95% 1@103%
Whoa nelly! 103% That is an auto PR if I hit it. I have never seen over 100% on the board. I know I’ve been feeling strong and I know that I’ve been wanting a new 1RM and today would be the day. It was only 5lbs but it was 5lbs more than I’ve ever done. NEW 1RM at 170lbs! So it was nice. But after that 1 REP, I lost the desire to really test my 1RM. It was HEAVY this morning!

9/3/13 WOD

9/3/13 WOD

MetCon: For Time 15 Wall Walks, 10 T2B, 5 MU, 10 T2B, 15 Wall Walks
Oh how my brain deceived me, I thought it said WALL BALLS. And if you KNOW me at all… I would never want to do wall balls. But I’d rather throw a damn med ball than do a freakin wall walk. They make me dizzy. They are dumb and well they are dumb.

I haven’t had to do wall walks in my fluffy state, so they were even more miserable than I remembered. UGH! Needless to say it took for ever to do the first 15 and it took even more forever to do the last 15. I did Knees to Elbows instead of Toes To Bar. And I did 15 Banded Pull Ups instead of the 5 MU. Time: HORRIBLE 14:42. My shoulders hate me.

That’s all I got for y’all for this HOT HOT TEXAS TUESDAY. If you are like me and need to get back on the clean eating train… then let’s do this! Start today, start tomorrow,…. just start this week. OK? GREAT! Make today AWESOME!

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