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!!

CrossFit

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!
video

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!!

HUGS!

8 comments:

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...

Wow....you 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!