Archive | July, 2011

Missing In Action…

30 Jul

Yes, I’ve been busy taking care of two kids and trying to adjust to our new life. In between all that, I’m trying to watch as much of the Crossfit Games as possible. Hope you guys are too!! I’ll be back on Monday starting with Whole30, and a recap of our the delivery went.

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Where have I been?!?!

16 Jul

Hiding!!! Actually, I’ve been at home trying to juggle multiple things at once while waiting for our Watermelon to appear. My due date was July 14, and Watermelon has decided he doesn’t want to show up yet. I’ve still been working out, although I only showed up once last week, and twice this week, so I have 3 workouts to catch up on.

Let me recap on how I did last Wednesday(07/06). I’ll be reference Fitbomb’s post, because honestly, I don’t remember what we did. Ooooh ya..front squats. I worked with the 5-5-3-3-3 rep scheme because I wanted to do more squats with lighter weight, thinking that it would help Watermelon come out. Obviously it didn’t. I forgot what my loads were, but it was somewhere near 123# when I ended.

Oh, and I loved the WOD that we did. Short and simple!

5 Rounds For Time

  • 5 Push Press(135#/95#)
  • 15 Deadlifts
  • 25 Lateral Bar Jumps
  • Why did I think Lateral Bar Jumps were us swinging from the pull ups bars. Instead, it was just jumping over the weight…DUH Steph!!! Anyways, 95# deadlift would of been pretty easy for me, but the Push Press might have been a little difficult. I honestly thought about doing 95#, because it was OOONNNLLLYYY 5 push presses, but I decided against it. I loaded my bar with 83#, and went for it! It was a fast one, and the lateral bar jumps caught up to me quickly. I was doing a double hop every time I jumped from one side to the other, so that slowed me down. I think I finished around 8:20 something. Not bad for a 9 month preggo lady.

    07/11 – Monday’s WOD
    Onto our long week of Metcons. I seriously did not think I would make it this far into our cycle, but that’s what I get for expecting to have the baby early! SIGH! Of course, I wanted to go to Crossfit, because it might help push Watermelon along. He’s getting pretty cozy in there.

    3 Rounds(Fight Gone Bad Style, 1 minute rest in between rounds)

  • 20 Wall Balls(20#/14#)
  • 20 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls(75#/55#)
  • 20 Box Jumps(20″)
  • 20 Push Press(75#/55#)
  • 20 Calorie Rows
  • Result: 25: something….

    Alrighty, here’s our chance to get 300 for FGB! It took me more than 6 minutes to get through each round, and I think my weaknesses were at the box jumps and row. I thought I took too much of a break during the SDHP and Push Presses too. With the wall balls, I used a 10# ball instead of the 14# ball, and I still did not try to make the 9ft target. BLEH!!! How am I going to do this RX’d by September?!?!?!

    07/15 – Friday’s WOD…NO BABY!
    I walked into the gym and everyone greeted me with a look of shock on their face. LOL. Yes, I’m still here!! I’m sure glad I showed up too, because the WOD was fun and not too taxing. Meaning, I didn’t have to RUN! I’m sort of scared of running right now, because I have a feeling I’ll fall flat on my face, being the klutz that I am. We first started practicing our double unders. I still can’t get my wrists to flick fast enough to string the double unders together. Tim kept yelling at me, “Steph, just string them together, you can do it!”. I don’t know what’s going on, my coordination is off. Because we were practicing double unders, we all knew there would be double unders in our WOD.

    AMRAP in 20 Minutes:

  • 5 Pull-Ups
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 15 Air Squats
  • 20 Double-Unders
  • Result: 7 rounds + 30 reps RX’d

    In my head I thought, YES THERE ARE AIR SQUATS! I need those…might help Watermelon come out. πŸ˜‰ If I could get 10 rounds out of this WOD, that would be great, but of course I knew I was pushing it. The double unders was the movement that was holding me back. Took me at least 2 or 3 minutes to finish each round, and I spent the most time on double unders. Sometimes I couldn’t even get one to go under me. I just got to practice practice practice!!! Fitbomb lead the class with over 11 rounds…that’s AWESOME!

    So that’s a summary of what I’ve been doing with my WODs. Still here, and in my 40th week of pregnancy. Giving birth to this little dude will by the hardest WOD I’ll encounter, but it’ll be worth it. Wish me luck!!!

    06/29/2011 – Front Squats and Annie

    16 Jul

    Today was front squat day. I didn’t PR, but felt pretty good with all of my loads and didn’t have much trouble getting 123# up being 9 months pregnant. πŸ™‚


    Annie was our WOD, and I didn’t do it RX’d this time. Honestly, I didn’t feel like trying to get the Double Unders consistently and exhausting myself too much. Gotta take it easy right now. I sat on the box for the ab-mat situps, lifted my legs and opened up my hips. It’s hard to imagine, but it looks like I’m doing a squat in the air. I think my time was around 10 minutes.

    Yes, I’m doing catch up with my blog!