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Daily Archives: March 16, 2013

Hello!

So I have been doing crossfit for about 2 months now and I am loving it.  The crossfit games are going on and at our box today we all got a stab at the 13.2!

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Here we go!  The Second  Wod of the Crossfit Open: 13.2

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I work out at Crossfit Y’all: the best crossfit gym in town, at least I think so!  We have a great group of trainers and the classes are small enough to where we still get one on one attention!

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I got my station set up, right in front of my sister, so I could watch her as I went 🙂  Good Motivation!  I always get so nervous before the wod begins!

the box setup

The workout was the following:

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When I first saw what the workout was, I was actually a little bit excited.  Box Jumps don’t intimidate me! LOL.  Push Press is another story.  I thought for sure I could handle a 75lb push press through the whole thing, but 75 lb shoulder to overhead is HEAVY I decided to scaled the weight so I could get a better workout in, so I used 65#.

I thought I could get 5-7 Rounds for sure, but it was SUPER HARD.  My expectations were exceeded!

After doing a whole round of deadlifts and box jumps…Well let’s just say it was the longest ten minutes ever!  I think the “easiest” part of the workout was the deadlifts for sure.  

If you get a chance to try this workout, you need to go for it!  I’m thinking about trying it again to try to beat my score 🙂

3-2-1 Go!

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I did “push press” for shoulder to overhead. They said you could basically do any form that you needed to get it over your head! I was exhausted from these alone!

Then deadlifts:

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I look exhausted in most of these pictures!

Finally the box jumps:

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The first round I did jumping, but after that I did step ups and step downs, and my legs were still burning!

It was a great workout and I’m glad I did it!

I finished with 6 Rounds so my score was 180, which I was pretty happy with although I know I could do better!

accomplished!

Bella came to congratulate me!

I was proud that I did 13.2 after doing crossfit for only 2 months!

What fitness accomplishment are you proud of?

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Good Morning.  

Let’s get right to breakfast shall we:

Protein Pancakes

protein pancakes

  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 stevia packet
  • water

A scoop of peanut butter and syrup on top, with some blackberries.

I also had a couple small handfuls of Trader Joes high fiber O’s for some extra carbs and of course fiber!  These have great flavor.

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My Friday also started off with crossfit, like usual!  What a great way to start the day.

body blaster WOD

Rx= As prescribed

Rx2- Any modification

Boy was this a hard workout. I had to segment the Body Blasters.  By segment I mean break it up into parts, so for example I would do 9 Burpees then 9 Pullups, then 9 Knees to Elbows (I ended up doing hanging knees raises because I was so tired).

For the handstand pushes I used a 45 lb plate with a 15 lb plate on top plus an ab mat so I don’t break my neck 🙂  I knew it would be super hard to get through 37 of them with a single plate. You can check out this video for more instruction on kipping handstand pushups. 

My arms were jello after!

I finished in 14:44 RX2, then I refueled with my Beverly International Protein shake.

I like to keep track of my weight lifting in my WOD book so I know if I am making progress or not.

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Lunch:

Chicken on a low carb wrap with cheese, avocado, and cucumber with leftover veggies on the side.

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I still wanted a little something more so I had some cinnamon almonds.

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This little guy laid under me for a while…Always under my feet those dogs are!

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I decided to my grocery shopping instead of going on Saturday or Sunday when its the busiest and I was in and out in about a half hour. Some of my staple groceries included:

  • avocado
  • grape and Roma tomatoes
  • almond milk
  • strawberries
  • cucumbers
  • pears
  • bananas
  • apples
  • a few snacks for the boys- Cheetos, granola bars (I haven’t bought Cheetos in like a million years)
  • romaine lettuce
  • chicken sausage
  • ground turkey (on sale!)
  • shredded cheese

Snack:

I had a Greek yogurt – anything with mango is an A+ for me!

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And I actually had some dessert before dinner 😉 Some dark chocolate.

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I went to hang out with my parents for the evening and took Lily along, she loves going for car rides!

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She had her head hanging out the window most of the ride.  I think this is her favorite part of the ride, ears in the wind!

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lily

For dinner we had BLT cobb salads with avocado ranch dressing.

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I ate the whole thing!  And of course my parents had triple stuffed oreos so I had to have some.

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Lily is such a beggar!

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On the way home we jammed to N’Sync “I want you back!”

Remember these guys??

Hope you have a great St. Patty’s Day Weekend- Anyone doing anything fun?



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