17.3

17.3

This week’s workout was Crossfit Open 17.3 — it was a good one! It was a snatch workout — different weights with 3 rounds at each weight.  The heavier the weights got, the fewer reps you’d do in each round.  To alternate, jumping chin-over-bar pullups were thrown in.   It was so fun! and HARD!   I didn’t earn any “Bonus time” — so in 8 mins I did as many of the chin over bars and snatches as I…

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17.2 was all about those Pull Ups

17.2 was all about those Pull Ups

Can I do them? no.   Well I can manage with assistance from little rubber bands that make it so I’m not having to pull up my entire body weight.  I can also do what’s called a jumping chin over bar pull up.  This is where the pullup bar is lowered to about 6 inches above my head… and I squat down and really jump myself up over the bar.  It’s still an upper body workout — since the last…

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Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Cheat Day? Or no Cheat Day?

Current Eating Moods After meeting with a nutritionist and giving her the log in information to MyFitnessPal (the calorie tracker I use daily) — I feel more accountable for what I’m eating on a day to day basis.  It’s only been about a month, but I’ve started to see myself “normalize” into a few routines/set meals. For breakfast, I’ve been loving on Eggs.  I’ll hard boil a bunch one day, then bring 2 at a time with me for quick…

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Anxiety, Death, EXCITEMENT!

Anxiety, Death, EXCITEMENT!

Those are the three stages of the Crossfit Open so far!  (Anyone else?  Just me?) Anxiety — Experienced prior to workout starting.  Symptoms include: Pit in stomach, worrying all day, clammy hands, lots of ear Death — Experienced during workout.  Symptoms include: extreme sweating, fatigue, and possible vomiting EXCITEMENT — Experienced after workout.  Symptoms include: Happiness, extreme elation, and the desire to do it again! How’d it really go? I did 17.1 and I didn’t die!   I’m not going to lie…

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17.1

17.1

The Crossfit Open has officially started! That’s right — even though I’m not a legit Crossfitter, I’m in the open.  I’m not in it to win it (I have no delusions about this)– I’m in it to give it my all and mark a benchmark for what I can do right now.           Last night, the first workout (17.1) was announced!  I’m going to try to complete it today. After sleeping, my body just feels tight…

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What grinds my gears…

What grinds my gears…

Warning: a Rant follows!  (I’ll try to make it brief…)   Do you know what really grinds my gears?  Being volunteered to do something by someone else.  Like, “Oh ___ can do that!”. I especially dislike it when I’m volunteered without even being (1) present for the conversation and (2) fully aware of what I’m being volunteered for.   This happened to me the other day — as I work with some folks that are vastly different from me.  First,…

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Row the Boat!

Row the Boat!

Red Line You know that feeling when you’re working out/running hard when all the sounds around you are blocked out and all you can hear is your heartbeat and ragged breathing?  I think some people call it Redline-ing. When you’re giving it all you’ve got — and your body knows you’re focused, so it shuts down all other functions to redirect your energy to working… The red line refers to the that little red tick mark on your speedometer — towards the top of…

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Killing it

Killing it

Hubby and I have been killing it in the gym lately — and it’s starting to tax us! We are so beat that we decided to take the day as a recovery day — a passive recovery day where we are just going to relax and be lazy! Throughout the day I plan on foam rolling and stretching because my legs are killing me! Here’s why:  last nights workout was from a previous crossfit open 15.5 It was 27-21-15-9. Calories…

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Friday fun day!

Friday fun day!

This weekend is gonna be awesome!     It’s hubby’s birthday and it’s when we’re going to celebrate Valentine’s Day!     To prep, I’m going to make homemade cupcakes and attempt piping frosting (both store bought by hubby’s request and a chocolate buttercream recipe I found).  Fingers crossed!   Our plan is to spend all Saturday together. Starting with a workout, then brunch and a nap, dinner and a movie, and some serious couple time!   What are you…

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Meal Planning & Meal Prep

Meal Planning & Meal Prep

If you haven’t read about my first trip to the nutritionist, you might want to do that first… before reading on… Waiting… and waiting… We’re currently waiting for the nutritionist to give us our meal plans.  Until then, she’s given us a few “starter” meals and meal formulas to tie us over.  Basically, we need protein/veggies/carbs at each meal — with a goal of 20 grams of protein at Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.  She’s set my macros at 40% carbs,…

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