Or maybe Tim’s phrase is better…”working off the weekend gunk”. Yes, that’s definitely what I needed because my weekend once again was full of sweets and treats. Ate too much, and was ALWAYS full. Oh man, next Monday is going to be a tough one. No more Starbucks, no more starch, no more of that CRAP!! It’ll be good for me, I know it! This week, I’m trying to get a hold of my sugar cravings. I got a Cappuccino instead of a Caramel Macchiatto, so no type of sugar in my coffee. Why the dairy you might ask? Because I know next week I can cut the dairy cold turkey. It’s not like I actually do crave sugar or starch, it’s just it’s easily accessible therefore I just grab it and go. It’s too much work prepping a good healthy nutritious Paleo meal, you know what I mean? I’d rather just relax, play with my munchkin’, and hang out with the hubby. That’s all got to change next week. Back to the good ole healthy eating days. Whole30 – hopefully Whole50 or 60. Maybe I’ll lose some weight, because I definitely need to. You don’t want to know how much I gained in the last month. I got the talk from the doc, so I better be careful, otherwise I’ll really be put on a “diet”.
But boy, do I pay for it on Monday with my workouts. Especially those met-con ones. Today’s workout should of taken me less than 15 minutes, but my fat preggy butt would not move as fast as my mind was telling it to.
This week starts with a new cycle at CFPA, so we worked on Snatch Balances. I haven’t done these since August, so it was nice to work on something semi-new. The last time, I did 1 rep with 78#s, so I wanted to end up with 3 reps at 78#s. It was starting to get a little tough, but I got there. Here were my loads:
Snatch Balance: 43#(5)-53#(5)-63#(3)-73#(3)-78#(3)
And now the met-con:
400 m run
30 abmat situps
Ugh! It sucked! I was a turtle with the burpees. I need to stop resting, and just freakin’ move!!!! I even thought about doing girl push ups with them, but I didn’t want to give in. My endurance level is flying out the window as fast as I can scarf down a Viet sammy. LOL.
Just wanted to say TGIF! And congrats to everyone at CFPA for making it through the first full week of longer WODs. Tim chose some great WODs that pushed us, and when I looked at the board, I saw some amazing numbers. HIGH FIVE!
Today, our 5AM crew ended the week with Handstand Push Ups and Power cleans…oh ya, and a run..BLEH.
400 m run
I scaled the HSPUs. It’s not like I can do one in a WOD, but I decided not to use the jet pack and just use the box to scale it. Another skill that I need to learn after I give birth. I took my time with the power cleans, and I think that helped me in get through the WOD and finish second. WOO HOO! 95# is pretty heavy especially since I’m preggs, and I know I shouldn’t rush it too much, and make sure my form is right. I just had to get through 12 of them!
One of the Crossfit videos that reminded me of our WOD today was the ladder WOD with Power cleans and HSPUs between Camille LeBlanc and Miranda Ordrolyd. Team Rogue and Team Again Faster got together in South Lake Tahoe for a few days to throwdown, and this was event #16. Camille is a tiny girl! 5’3″, and Miranda called her out with 135# power cleans which is EASY for her, and Camille came back with HSPUs. They decided on a ladder WOD, 10 power cleans, 2 HSPU, 8 power cleans, 4 HSPUs, and so on.
As you can see in the video, Camille was just trying to get through the heavy power cleans, knowing that she could catch up with the HSPUs. Lots of determination from both girls. Love this video!
Lesson: Just focus on getting through the WOD, and know where to push yourself, and keep moving! Oh! And much props to all those that did the HSPUs RX’d!
We all came into class sore. After the warmup, I still felt a little bit stiff, but it was all good because FGB would definitely loosen me up! Here’s the workout:
Box Jumps 20″
Push Press 75/55
3 rounds: Rest 1 min between rounds
The worst for me was probably the calorie rows and wall balls. Hmm…and box jumps because I’m so slow at them! I can’t really practice box jumps because I’m preggs, so that will have to suffer a little while longer. The calorie row was the slowest, and I felt like I was pulling hard, but I guess not hard enough. The first round I got 12 calories, second round I got 10 calories, and third round I got 11 calories. I was hoping for 15.
I am proud of my wall balls though. Most of them hit the 10 ft. marker, but didn’t go above the 10 ft. marker. Because of that my total was not RX’d. If I subtract about 10 or 12 reps from my score, I would be RX’d. I’ve done this workout before at the old gym, and got close to 80 per round. But that was probably with a lighter wall ball weight, and definitely NOT to 10 ft.
Good times at the gym, and I’m not sore anymore! Let’s see how I feel tonight.
Never again am I eating Taco Bell or any fast food chain for that matter.
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Since we are doing longer WODs this week, I decided not to do my normal cardio run. Also, I missed last Monday session with power cleans, so I decided to work on power cleans and double unders. It was a short session, but hey…at least I went!
Power Cleans – 5(45#)-5(65#)-5(75#)-5(85#)-5(95#)
I did 10 double unders in between each set just so I could get some practice in. I still have the jumps in between, but I think I just need to work on not jumping so high, and sort of bend my hips when I am doing the DU. Hard to explain, but I’ll get there…ONE DAY!
I haven’t worked out since last Wednesday, and last week was not a good Crossfit week. I think I only went to the gym twice, ate horrible all week, and my arms are exploding with fat injected into them! LOL. Well, I didn’t eat horrible, just not HEALTHY. Soon, I promise! A couple more weeks.
Today, Tim told us that he was changing the program a bit, and it would be a 4 week program instead of 3. The 4th week would not include any strength workouts. We would be doing longer WODs and use what we learned in the past 3 weeks as part of the workout. Sounds like a plan to me!!
So today we did the full version of Cindy:
AMRAP in 20 minutes of the following:5 Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
This was the first time we did a full 20 minutes of Cindy. The last time we did 3/4 Cindy, I was definitely stronger and more in shape. Oh ya, and not pregnant. Still no excuses right? I was eating right, and consistently working out. With an extra 5 minutes, I should of beat my score from last time. But NOPE! It didn’t happen today. The weakness was PUSH UPS!!! Because of that, I think I’m going to add another item to my list of fitness goals which is to do the 100 day push up challenge. I think I can start this right after I give birth, so I don’t lose any upper body strength while trying to recover. I ended up getting the same amount of rounds I did with 15 minutes – 14 rounds + 29 reps. Yes, 29 freakin’ reps! 1 rep short of making 15 rounds. I REST TOO MUCH!!!!
The workout was great, and I feel alive again. I heart Crossfit!
Organic uncured bacon from Applegate Farms, Guacamole, and Eggs. Probably the most satisfying and satiating breakfast ever!