Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Don't wait until you reach your goal to be proud of yourself.  Be proud of each step you take toward reaching that goal.  This is EXTREMELY true for me!  Whenever I sit and think of what I am able to do today compared to when I started my CrossFit workouts at the end of September, I am SO proud of me! Sounds a little narcissistic, doesn't it?  I don't care.  I AM a little narcissistic, among other things!  lol  I can now do CrossFit situps - I remember trying to show Honey-Buns what a CrossFit situp was and I could barely get my should blades off of the floor, much less keep my feet on the floor!  I could only do a couple of "girl" pushups at a time before giving out - now I can do anywhere from 12-20 without stopping.  I couldn't do box jumps, just step-ups - now I can jump on my aerobic step at it's highest setting (11").  I'm improving on my burpees - I still need to use my step on the lowest setting, but that's because my stomach is in the way and I face plant without it.  But, I don't feel too bad about that because I've discovered that what I do is a kind of "beginner" burpee, except they step back one leg at a time - I can kick both legs back out and in, so that's a definite improvement!  The thing I am most proud of?  The improvement in my running!  I can remember when I started this workout...I would walk anywhere from a 3.0 to a 3.5 speed (but mostly 3.3), and I would run at 4.0.  Yesterday I ran at 5.0!  AND was NOT sucking wind when I hit the 8 block mark!  Was I tired?  Oh yeah.  But after every run segment, I was grinning like a silly little girl!  THAT is why I am continuing these workouts.  They make me feel good.  Looking good is just a bonus that comes along with it!  I am so glad I came across these workouts on Pinterest.  I know I've said it before, but thanks Jenni for taking the time to put them together!!

Today's workout is a run - I knew when Jen M. suggested to Jenni today would be a good day for a run for her due to less wind being forecasted in her neck of the woods.  But that's okay - I'm not dreading it because I know I'm better at it!  :)

Do as many rounds as you can in 20 minutes of:
   Run 400 meters (.249/mile)
   7 pushups

I will do my usual combo of running and walking - run half, walk half.  AND, I will run at 5.0 speed again!   SO proud of that!!
4 rounds  :/   I was hoping for 5, but just could NOT get back on that treadmill today!  All runs at 5.0 speed and walks at 3.5 speed - woot-woot!!  Whatever muscle is on the inside of your lower leg is KILLING me on BOTH legs!  OMG!!  Dee pain!  Dee pain!  lmao

It really does hurt, so I'll definitely be taking some aspirin in just a few minutes.  They've been sore since the jumping jacks on Friday, were okay during my run segment yesterday, but hurt after the box jumps, so...who knows?  Just when I was SO happy to not be sore anymore!!

I completed my Fab Ab February workout today - 25 situps, 6 pushups (yes, I did 6 more - it didn't kill me!), and a 20 second plank.  My plank was better today, so I'm happy with that!


  1. Seeing results happens to be one of the best feelings in the world! you should be proud! keep up the good work!

  2. Berta you are so encouraging!! You've done absolutely fabulous! Love your resolve! Pretty soon that will be 6.0 ;)