Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas Is Over, Time to Get To Work!!!

I did NOT do a lot over the Christmas break. Maybe because I was too bloated and sleepy to get my butt moving. It was a nice break, but I am feeling so much better back on Paleo and doing my daily WOD's. Many of you already know what I am training for right now. If not, please see here. Actually...realistically...I am only training for this. Ha Ha! But I am going to give it my best shot!

I started 2/days today. I am going to keep this up whenever my schedule permits, especially until Kelly gets back. Today's workout at CFCP was pretty intense. The RX weight for women was 95#, they had me use 105#. The workout was:

10 cleans (105#)
50 squats
10 burpees

I felt pretty good through out the whole thing, especially when I started dropping the weight instead of muscling it down to the ground. My time was somewhere around 18:30 I think, maybe a little more.

Then this afternoon I went to the Y for my second workout. I rowed 3000m at 85% first 1500m recover 1min, then 95% for second 1500m. My total time was somewhere around 13 min. That was tough. I am hoping that these 2 WODS per day get a little easier. Considering what my body did today, I am feeling great! I am sure there will come time in this process where I don't feel so motivated. But I will take today!

I am going to try to post weekly instead of after every workout because obviously I am not doing a great job with the former. :) It seems that Wednesday afternoons during the girls' gymnastics seems to work the best for me. They have free wi-fi and I have no distractions.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Today my workout at CFCP was something call Bear? I think? I had not heard of it before today. It was a lot tougher than I thought it was going to be. Here is the workout:

Every minute on the minute for 20 minutes perform the following:

5 Dumbbell Deadlifts
5 Dumbbell Hang Cleans
5 Dumbbell Thrusters

I used 20# dumbbells, but RX is to use 45% of your body weight. Uhm...yeah right! The objective is to finish as fast as you can so that you can use the rest of the minute to rest. I think next time I will go up in weight though since I finished all 20 rounds with 30 seconds to spare each round, as did all the others in the class!

Here is a video of some guys at CFCP a year ago doing another version of Bear. They look a little different now and so does their form!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Catch up

Just a quick post to catch up on my workouts since Thanksgiving and my sister's wedding.

200 squats for time - 5:32

Squats - 150
Push ups - 64
Box jumps - 72
Sit ups - 99
Total - 385

Tuesday (today):
20 min - AMRAP
15 double unders
15 sit ups
15 back extensions
Total - 12 rounds + 15 double unders + 8 sit ups

Tabata push ups (because they SUCKED yesterday) - 62 (worse than yesterday, grrr!)

Tomorrow is CFCP at noon!

My own turkey trot...

When I go back to Houston to visit my family, I usually try to sneak in a run or a workout. And my runs usually involve my old route that I have been doing since high school. It is around 3 miles. My "old route" officially changed one day in March of 2006. Please read here for the story.

Yep, 6 months prego, with my two year old and dog. He said he stopped because I was hot and he wanted to have sex with me. REALLY? Trust me, I was not looking that you can imagine. And he had a knife in the car. Bastard.

Anyway, back to the run. When I get to a certain point at the end of my route, I always get deja vu when I turn to walk down my street because this is where I saw him drive down my street and turn around to come try to take me. Always freaky.

I am pretty proud that I fought him of and defended myself, my daughter, and my unborn daughter. But, these days I bet he would most certainly get his ass KICKED if he even tried.

My 3 miles was was 26:02 long Thanksgiving day.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Some points for my team!

Since I could not make it to a class today, I did some stuff at home with my girls. I ended up doing 4 of the workouts in our challenge packet to make up for some stuff I'm about to eat this week! Not only is it Thanksgiving, my little sis is getting married! Woohoo! It will be a fun week, but I will try to behave for the most part. The hardest part will be the alcohol I'm sure.

My girls really enjoyed crossfiting with me today! Especially the handstands! Here is what I did.

Handstand for 3 minutes (much harder than one would think!).

2oo squats for time - 5:52 (legs are TIRED, should have been much faster)

10 situps, 10 burpees for time - 15:32

250 jumping jacks for time - 4:36

I will try to keep on top of my posts while I'm gone. But really, who am I kidding...I will probably be back Sunday! Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Cindy at CFCP

Ugh...I'm pooped. Just a quick post about today's WOD. We did Cindy at CFCP and again my first time attempting this WOD with real pull ups!


20 min - AMRAP
5 pull ups
10 push ups
15 squats

I got in 14 rounds. Yes, that's 70 pull ups, 140 push ups, and 210 squats as fast as you can go. I thought I did pretty good until my teammate, Ms. K, pulled out 20! She did an awesome job. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some paleo macaroons baking in the oven. Night.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

And the challenge begins...

The Holly Jolly Challenge started on Saturday. And right now I am pretty pumped! We will see how long that lasts! I would like to share a recipe that turned out VERY yummy. It is a breakfast recipe and I know how much we appreciate those since we all get very tired of the same old eggs. This is a variation of the recipe for omelet muffins that was posted on Mark's Daily Apple. Mine is very similar, just added some different veggies, sausage, and omitted the mayo. Here it is.

8 eggs
1 lb breakfast sausage
1/3 c green onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
sugar-free salsa for topping (used Sprouts brand)
pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown and crumble sausage. Beat the eggs, then add veggies and meat. Grease muffin pan and line with paper cups. Spoon egg mixture into each cup. Bake for about 23 min. Let cool a few minutes and top with salsa. Enjoy!

Two of these lasted me almost all day! I ate them for brunch and I was not hungry until dinner. And that is not like me! This recipe yeilded 10 muffins. My kids loved them, too. And I have breakfast for the rest of the week!

Here is the latest on my WOD's.

Friday: Elizabeth

21-15-9 cleans, ring dips

The rx weight was 95#, but I used 85#. My body was telling me to take it easy, a little shoulder and lat pain. I also did bench dips. I was at the Y, so obviously they did not have rings. (like I can do them anyway!) My time was 9:35, blah...

Saturday was much better, even after the happy hour Friday night! It was the kickoff workout at CFCP. And Ms. K did a great job her first time leading the workout! I arrived late (after a wonderful morning getting the kids ready...) so I started my workout backwards from everybody else. Here it is.

10 kb swings
10 situps
10 squats
400 m run

20 kb swings
20 situps
20 squats
800 m run

30 kb swings
30 situps
30 squats
1200 m run

40 kb swings
40 situps
40 squats
1 mile run

We weren't timed, but I felt good! Today is my rest day, but decided to do one of the extra point workouts in my challenge packet, 250 jumping jacks for time. My time was 4:27. More tomorrow!