Friday, March 9, 2012

I kicked ass today!! :)

Intention Check-in
  • I will wear my Fitbit everyday.  Check!  (4 for 4)
  • I will log my food everyday.  Check!  (4 for !)
  • I will work out at least 5 times.  Check!  (4 for 4)  (Actually 5 for 5 since I already have today's workout in!!
  • I will drink at least 2 of my big bottles of water per day.  Check!  (4 for 4)
It's kind of annoying that I have had to check in like this everyday, but for once, I have done it!  Now the real test comes over the weekend.  I sure hope I have good things to report on Monday!!


So, remember how I told you that today's WOD was the 3rd workout of the 2012 CrossFit games?  Yeah, I did that!!  :)
  • 15 Box Jumps (16" box)
  • 12 Push Press (55#)
  • 9 Toes to Bar (I did straight leg sit ups instead)
I have a special flailing arm technique for my box jumps, as exhibited here...

And Bach got all overachiever-like and took some video.  Try not to be jealous of my amazing moves!

All joking aside, I really worked hard and I fell good about what I did.  I finished 6 full rounds and then another 10 box jumps.  That was right in line with what most people did so I feel like I'm getting a better idea of what my modifications should be.  I love that I did 100 box jumps, but I think I'm even more proud of my 72 push presses.  That got REALLY heavy!! 

One last thing, I knew I couldn't do a "toes to bar" move before we even started, but I wanted to try it during the warm up.  I walked up, swung my legs and I'll be darned if I didn't move some.  I still was about a foot away from the bar with my toes, but considering in the past, I didn't move at all?  Yeah, I will take that!  Bach giggled and asked me if I surprised myself.  I totally did and I'm sure it showed on my face!

Enough about that...

I'm skipping Jazzercise tomorrow morning to go pick up my food co-op basket.  So, I'm trying to convince myself to go to class tonight.  After the 30 minute express class, they are doing a new class (well, new for us) called Ballet Body.  It is 45 minutes long and incorporates ballet moves for toning.  I really want to try it, so I hope I can get myself motivated to go. 

Have a wonderful weekend!!



Cat said...

I am astonished and so in awe that you did 100 of those box jumps, and I don't know about you, but I love that the demo video actually has YOU in it!! Rather than random YouTuber. *hugs*

Also - just curious how your letter writing for Lent is coming along. Are they people loving the letters?

Liz said...

Oooh, my trainer introduced box jumping last week. I was not a fan at all. He wisely left it out of this week's workout, since he was making me run.

o.c. bandster said... really did kick some ass! At the gym when I see people doing those box jumps I think they are crazy...I would probably knock the box over instead of landing on I! Keep up the amazing workouts.

FitBy40 said...

There was a big article in the Chicago Tribune recently about ballet exercises! I hope you went and enjoyed it.

trisha said...

Crazy! way to go!

Ronnie said...

Saaa-weet! Love the video. You're doing the damn thing. :)

Hope you're having a great weekend!

Andrea said...

Wow, good job! You are doing so good!

Justawallflower said...

I didn't realize that is what the box jumps were. I'm not sure what I thought they were, but not that. I was always really intimidated by those on BL, so your way better than me. I don't think I could even get one! You did awesome!