Lunch - Salad from Chick-Fil-A. Neither Paleo nor Zone friendly. I had a craving. Don’t judge me.
I had a PR on my deadlift lastnight: 215 lbs. I could have gone for more weight but I ran out of time. I’ll take 215 for now! I also came super close to my first unassisted kipping pullup. My chin hit the bar. And it was after the WOD. I know I can get it soon. Very soon!
5 rounds for time:
20 yard bear crawls
5 deadlifts (55% of 1 rep max) I used 170 lbs
I finished in 10:42 - I know I could have gone a little faster but the bear crawls just took it out of me. And since I was using a heavier weight for my deadlift than I normally would during a WOD it slowed me down a little too. But I’m okay with that. I need to focus on getting stronger instead of always beating everyone. Like one of the trainers told me a while ago “I know you’re fast, now let’s work on getting strong”. It kills me to slow down and not beat everyone though. And it’s funny because until now, I’ve never been a competitive person. I kind of like it.
Good Lord this WOD sucked. I sucked. Okay, maybe I sucked and the WOD was okay. Either way, it was awful. And today I’m going on about 3 hours of sleep so I won’t be making it to the box today. And that makes me sad. :(
9-9-10: 5 Rounds AMRAP 3 clean/jerk (135/95) then 10 air squats for 3 minutes, rest 1 minute
Normally I would be all over this because squats are my forte, however something was terribly wrong yesterday. My results were 85 lbs on the clean/jerk and I went for 14 rounds plus the last 3 clean/jerk. I felt defeated. Considering two weeks ago I was cleaning 105 lbs and yesterday I could barely lift 85 lbs. I have to admit that I have been slacking on my nutrition and my sleeping habits have been terrible this week. So that has a lot to do with it I’m sure. Next week will be better. :)
This economy is depressing me. Not a day goes by that someone doesn’t come to the front desk at my office looking for work. I hate my job but I’m glad I have one. These poor people have families that they need to support, mouths to feed, bills to pay. I hate it. I swear if I was uber rich I would totally hand people money. People that are truely in need. It’s not fair. Life’s not fair - that’s what my mom always told me.
It’s 80 degrees in my house at this very moment. We just had a new AC installed. Clearly it’s not working. fml.
Really, you can’t be serious. You can’t be that dumb. I’m completely embarrassed to even be in the same state as this dumbass. Listen people: let’s stop labeling. Not all Muslims are evil, not all Christians want to burn a Quran. When it comes to a church burning a sacred document of another religion due to hate - Isn’t that the opposite of what a church should preach?
I want a cheeseburger (as mentioned in my previous post) and someone comes back to the office with a cheeseburger from McDonalds. *cry*
I’ve been MIA for a few days - I blame the Internet at work. They won’t upgrade explorer and I can’t get on most websites now. It’s annoying.
Anyway - today is the first day of my seven week nutrition challenge. This is going to be a “take one day at a time” thing. I’m really nervous about it. I know I can do it if I put my mind to it and stay really focused but I’m worried about weak moments. I’m going to try not to cheat at all and if I do I will confess here. The only thing I’m cutting out of my current diet to make this work is dairy. No coffee creamer and no cheese. I’m pissed about the cheese part. That is going to be the most difficult for me. I could care less about the coffee creamer.
This is my menu so far for the day: Breakfast 3 eggs 1 cup strawberries 1 orange Coffee
Snack 1.5 oz deli turkey 3/4 c blackberries 3 almonds
Lunch Turkey burger (just the turkey) with mustard 1 orange 1 frozen bag of broccoli 9 almonds
Snack 3 oz deli turkey 1 apple 6 almonds
I haven’t figured dinner out yet but it will probably be chicken.
It’s only 11:30 and I’m ready to eat my lunch… I have to wait until noon!! And now I want a cheeseburger :-(
Tonight at the gym we are doing our benchmark workout. I’m going to try not to throw it. But if I know that this is the benchmark and that we are doing the exact same workout at the end of the challenge and whoever improves the most wins the $1000 then how am I not going to subconciously throw the workout? (run on sentence, I apologize)
I’m behind a day on posting so here goes:
I seriously think our coach is trying to kill us. Not even kidding. After Saturday’s workout my arms were ridiculously sore. Moving them above my head was not an option.
Warm Up: Run 400, barbell complex
WOD: 4 Rounds for Time
8 Dead Hang Cleans
20 Box Jumps
My time was 10:31
For some reason I found this WOD extremely challenging. Usually I’m only intimidated when it comes to running and I thought I would rock this one. I was wrong. My body was exhausted and didn’t want to play. Halfway through the second round I wanted to quit. But I have a rule. I will not be a quitter. I have been a quitter for most of my life. When the tough gets going I usually hit the road. Not this time. This girl is serious this time. I’m good at it and I can’t top the feeling I get after I’m finished with a workout. I’m actually proud of myself and that’s never happened before.
Warm Up: Double under practice, Lunge complex, Wall Slides
Skill Set: Push Press
WOD: “JT” 21-15-9
HSPU - Modified dumbell presses w/ 20 lbs for the first round then 15 lbs for the rest of the workout
Ring Dips with the blue band
My time: 11:56
Ehh… I was TIRED!
Saturdays are usually group days at the box since there is only one time and so many people show up. Today was brutal! I swear our coach is trying to kill us. I’m no complaining though. It felt great to bang it out this morning. And tonight is a cheat night for dinner since next Saturday starts the 40 Day Nutrition Challenge.
50 rounds barbell complex with partner. If you aren’t on the barbell you’re running 400 meters. 5 dead lifts 5 push cleans 5 dead hang squat cleans 5 thrusters My partner and I accomplished 50 rounds of the above in 16:32. Like I said - it was brutal and my arms feel like jello now.