I’ll Take What I Can Get/Earn!

Saw this on Facebook yesterday... Fits me perfectly for the week!

So I had the big ol FAIL yesterday with the Dead Lift 1RM. It was only a fail cause I didn’t PR which what I was hoping for but it wasn’t a fail in general. At least I’m not getting worse right?

4/24/12 WOD

Well today was 1RM for Strict Press. And I PR’d today at 70lbs! It’s a small victory but I’ve earned it and I’ll take it. Mentally I get disappointed because I want bigger gains but that’s something I have to come to terms with…. Growth is growth and I’m just growing slowly. Let me tell you that 70lb press was UGLY! My poor right shoulder just doesn’t want to work for me. My left shoulder did all the work and at the last umph the right arm got up there. I felt like I had a broken wing or something. I’m happy that I managed to muscle it up, THANK GOODNESS or I might have cried right then and there! If I have to baby step my PRs by 5’s then so be it. That’s the way I’ll have to roll and one day I’ll be okay with it 🙂 But for now I WANT MORE! But I also need new body parts with that more!

The MetCon was a 10minute AMRAP of PISTOLS and SUMO DEAD LIFT HIGH PULLS (SDLHP). The goal was to add 2 to each round and do as many as possible. We started with 2 pistols, 2 SDLHP, 4 pistols, 4 SDLHP, etc… With the pistols it was an overall so when we get to 6 pistols… it’s 3 on each leg, 8 pistols – 4 on each leg. Make sense? Well it did to me until I started…hahaha. So I managed to do 1 pistol on each leg, then 2 pistols on each leg then I just got dumb or something and did 6 pistols on each leg, 8 pistols on each leg and 10 pistols on each leg. DOH! WOW who does that? This girl… right here! I did double the work on one of my least favorite movements. So in 10 minutes I got through the 10’s and 8 extra pistols. It was only last round that I realized what I had done. Ah well. It is what it is….at least I got some good work in on those pistols. And I did get a little better as the time went on. I was on the box so it wasn’t RX but I did get my right leg working a bit better than it has been. My left leg and super painful IT band were a little more well behaved than they have been in the past. I never got a really GREAT pistol on the left side but I got some decent ones.

Tomorrow will be a nice day of rest although parts of me wants to go into the box just to get in another attempt at my 1RM Dead Lift!

In other news I’ve decided I’m going to do the The 21-Day Sugar Detox. I’ve been honest with y’all when I’ve had bad foods and it’s crazy how much I have been craving those “bad” foods! So I try to make “healthy” sweet treats and that’s SOOOO NOT THE WAY to go!  I know this and always have but I have had good restraint up until about the last 2 months and I’m just a big ol slacker. I’ve still been eating pretty good but I think I’m sabotaging myself lately. Really, I’m a fat kid on the inside and I like my sweeties! Hopefully going on the sugar detox will get me back on the straight and narrow. Don’t get me wrong I’ll still make the treats but eat them as they are intended…. every now and then TREATS, not a daily/nightly all the time snack :/ I plan on starting May 1. I’ll keep you posted on if I stick to this goal and how it goes. Check it out. Let me know if you want to start with me. I need some buddies!

Alright y’all have a great Tuesday. GO RANGERS! I know they lost last night but I’m confident they’ll come right back and take the series! I got this neato sight as I was driving home. It’s like digital sky writing. I’ve never seen such in person. Very cool and I’m a nerd I know 🙂



At the BOOM Box and last night with the BOOMSTICKS!

Yu Darvish and Josh Hamilton 🙂 (Photo Credit: Brad Loper/SportsDayDFW)

So let me just say GO RANGERS! Thank goodness Yu got his pitching under control cause I knew there would be a lot of haters otherwise (I’m sure y’all are out there anyways). And SUPER THANK GOODNESS for all the HITTING! The BOOMSTICKS were out in full force!

4/10/12 WOD

This morning I wasn’t sure I’d be in full force for my workout just because it was a bunch of my weaknesses all bunched together! PISTOLS for Skill/Strength! AKA one legged squats 😦 I am no good at these. I have a tight IT band on the left leg and a cranky pants hip on my right side. I struggled very much on these today. It’s disappointing at best and I can only hope that extra mobility work and at home practice will save me with this RIDICULOUS movement.

This is WHAT a Pistol should look like.

MY next weakness is running! and deadlifts. I’m not GREAT at DLs but I’m not horrible either. The whole hip thing makes me have a butt thing which sometimes leads to a hamstring thing. The MetCon was 800m run, 25 deadlifts (@135lbs), 800m run. For Time OF COURSE. My initial 800 was right around the 4:10 mark. Not bad–not bad considering I HATE the running. I decided I wasn’t going to try and be a hero and I would break up my DLs into 5’s. I think this helped me out a lot. 135lbs proved to be hard but not impossible. I can’t clearly recall at what time I finished those but it was sometime between 6:30 and 7:00. I took off for my run and the HILL we have to run up got me good. So I ended up being much slower than my first 800. Don’t forget I just went pretty HEAVY (for me at least) on the DLs. My max is 185lbs. I felt good with this MetCon. I don’t think I could have pushed my runs any more without hurting my DL time. I feared fatigue coming on too fast if I went for too many DLs in a row which would have probably made me slow down too much. Time 11:21.

Happy Tuesday! Make IT BOOM-erific!

Mondays Still Suck BUT I GOT RANGER FEVER!

It was especially hard to get up this morning. After having a tragically disgusting toilet issue in our home last night, sleep came and went just fine but I just didn’t feel rested. The whole weekend was just that way. I slept but that rested feeling wasn’t the outcome. Hopefully it’s just a bump in the road and the week will get better.

Today was MONDAY through and through at the BOOM Box this morning. I was feeling weak during the Skill/Strength which was Front Squats. I know it’s part of it, just lettin you know I was feeling the weaksauce. I still did my part and pushed the best I could so it’s all well and fine.

4/9/12 WOD

The MetCon was another 12 minute AMRAP. I think 12 is Coach’s favorite number lately! So in 12 minutes you did as many rounds as possible of 5 pull ups, 10 air squats and 15 lunges. I know I’ve learned my lesson in thinking that could be an “easy” workout but I’m sure some of you out there are thinking that’s not so hard. Piece of cake! Right? Well you should give it a whirl. You could easily do this at a local park or at home if you have a pull up bar. Even at your GLOBO GYM. Just try it out. Hopefully you’ll push yourself and find out that it’s a doozy! I completed 9 rounds and got 4 pull ups into the next round. I also didn’t completely FAIL at pullups which is normal for me. I was pretty stoked about that. I felt pretty beat down and pretty good all at the same time. After feeling weak during Front Squats I feel like I really pushed through on the MetCon. So yay for ending on a good note.

Hamilton, Beltre and Young after Hamilton's HOMERUN! (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman)

As far as RANGER FEVER goes man oh man I have it more than ever. Since I was a kid I’ve always gone to games. We were reminiscing about those good times yesterday while eating our Easter meal with family. I was just a kid and the Rangers were not so good but we always had a good time. Now I’m grown, the RANGERS are more than not so good, THEY ARE AWESOME. They have one of the best teams out there right now in all aspects. MY TEXAS RANGERS are freaking HOT! After coming off the World Series highs and lows of last year I’m still on a Ranger high. Listening to the sportscasters talking about the team and how much fun they appear to have and how united they all seem gives me goosebumps. You can see it in the dugout, in the interviews the players give and you can feel it in the stadium. It’s magical. Baseball is MAGICAL!

Looking forward to seeing Yu Darvish make his season debut. I have good feelings about him, hopefully I’m right. Definitely wishing I could afford season tickets. One day I will, but for now it will be TV and the occasional game throughout the season.

Just so ya know, I’m not planning on making my blog a recap of games or anything (at least that’s not the plan), but YOU will probably get a few of these Ranger Fever moments from me. The season is long and I know it will not always be pretty but since I’m documenting bits and pieces of my life I might as well share a little bit of everything.