Tuesday, January 29, 2013

You are going to want to give up...don't.  I will keep reminding myself of this today - especially while doing burpees, back extensions, knees to elbows, and box jumps.  Those are the ones that I think (actually, I KNOW) will give me troubles!  I saw yesterday - or maybe it was over the weekend - where someone had mentioned doing the "filthy fifty" and I thought "what the hell is THAT?"  I wasn't curious enough to Google it though.  But guess what?  Today's workout is that Filthy Fifty and it does look nasty!  lol  I really should have re-posted the quote about the number of reps - just doing this one, and another, and another, and another.  I think that would have went perfectly well with today's workout!

For time, 50 each of the following:
   jump rope
   wall ball, 10 lbs
   back extensions
   push press, 20 lbs
   knees to elbows
   walking lunges
   kettle bell swings, 15 lbs
   CrossFit situps
   box jumps, 18"

As much as I complain sometimes about doing box jumps, I'm glad to see we're doing them more.  I have made so much progress on them since starting CrossFit.  I was surprised last week when we did them how hard it was for me again.  I might have to do some for my 8 minute morning workout - on days that we're scheduled to run, of course!  I'm still determined to improve my running.  Since we are not running for CrossFit today, I will do a run on my treadmill again like I did on Sunday - run 8/walk 8, run 6/walk 6, run 4/walk 4, run 2/walk 2 and continue to walk until I hit the 10 minute mark.  I will say I am VERY pleased with my speed while running.  I was discussing this with Honey-Buns yesterday - remembering how I would run at 4.0 speed, then 4.2, 4.4 - thinking it was crazy when I started running at 4.5 and 4.7 and now I'm at 4.9!  Out of habit (I guess), I start out at 4.7 and think "this isn't fast enough!" and was going up to 4.8, but yesterday I ran 200 meters at 4.9 and DID NOT DIE!  lol  - Anyway, I'm going to start at running at 4.9 today - I'll never get better if I don't push it, right?

Still doing the 8-Hour Diet.  Honey-Buns wanted to start it yesterday as well - he's having a hard time NOT eating after 6:00.  He kept telling me "I don't see how you don't eat or snack."  I told him I try to do things to take my mind off of it (reading, puzzles, etc.) and I've discovered it's more eating out of boredom than it is because I'm hungry.  It's just in my head, "Don't you want to eat?"  My stomach doesn't growl or feel empty, so I know I'm not hungry.  Now...in the mornings?  STARVING!!  Though I have discovered that when I do my little 8-minute workout in the morning and I'm drinking water that THAT does sustain me for a bit.  I really didn't think I could workout on an empty stomach and honestly?  If it was a CrossFit workout, I don't think I could do it - but 8 minutes on the treadmill or bike is okay and VERY do-able.  :)
Just did my run/walk - all runs at 4.9, all walks at 3.5 -
10 minutes = .664/mile
31:35 - Not bad, not  my goal of 30 minutes, but it's not far off from that!  I think I would have been better off if the box jumps were NOT last!  lol
I did the knees to elbows on the floor and used 24 lbs for the push presses.  Also used 15.5 lbs for the kettlebell swings, and still only 4 lbs for wall ball.  I really am going to purchase a heavier ball soon - would love to see what a difference it makes!  Making this short and sweet today 'cause I'm a little behind schedule and I need to start supper.  My wonderful Honey Buns is going to clean my kitchen for me tonight - he's pretty awesome!  :)


  1. That was me and Gina that did this, just yesterday... going to do it again anyway, only I think I will do it in reverse, actually, this is reverse of the original. Good luck, burpees are always killer!

  2. I'll let you know later if I want to thank you or beat you! lol

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