Monday, April 15, 2013

Keep going, you are getting there!  This is so true for me!  I'm still super excited about running 1/4 mile non-stop yesterday!!  Just thinking about it puts a smile on my face.  I just wish I could have done it for round 2 as well, but it's okay - I did it!  I know I can do it, now my next goal is to go farther and do more.  It's awesome to finally accomplish something that I never could do before!!  I'm sore as hell this morning, but I'll be okay.  I know that soreness will go away!  I am secretly (okay, I'm not making it a secret) that there isn't any running in today's workout, though.  I don't think my glutes could take it - and why are THEY so sore anyway?  hmmm......   :)

Today's workout is for time:
   45 Thrusters w/20 lbs
   45 Push-ups
   45 CrossFit sit-ups
   45 Walking lunges (total)

I was just browsing online the other day - I think it was last Thursday - I was looking for demo videos of dumbbell deadlifts.  I came across a video of the CrossFit games, so I watched it - you know, for demo had NOTHING to do with Rich Froning or watching him take his shirt off or anything like that.  Nope, strictly for research.  Yeah, that's what it was!  Anyway, it's crazy to see how fast they go during their workouts!  I mean, I know it was a competition and that had a lot to do with it, but we are supposed to go as fast as we can, right?  I did like seeing that they sometimes had to stop as well and then get right back to it.  I sometimes think that's the hardest part of CrossFit - not the stopping, but your first instinct when you stop is saying to yourself "I can't do this anymore", but you overcome that negative instinct (usually) and get right back to it.  I may not be the fastest and beat anyone time-wise, but I beat my negative-self every day I workout and that makes me feel awesome!  Now, back to that video...I mean research.  :)
9:32 - Not great, not bad - just a tad over what everyone else was doing but I'm okay with it.  I got really low on my thrusters - that's a plus!  Those KILLED my shoulders, by the way.  I started on my push-ups and could only complete 15 because of my sore shoulders.  I rolled over and started on my sit-ups and was able to finish 30 sit-ups.  I then switched back to push-ups and finished those up, then went back and finished my sit-ups.  Since my exercise room is in shambles (lots of stuff in piles), I couldn't do walking lunges - there was no room to walk, so I did regular lunges and those really did KILL my thighs!  lol - I guess you could say it was a KILLER workout!  :)

Great news!  Thanks to the extra cardio stuff I've been doing, I lost two pounds last week!  Woot-woot!  This brings my overall weight loss to 10 pounds!!  I'm hoping they'll start coming off now that I'm increasing the cardio.  Today would have had an added cardio workout, but I've been cleaning out closets getting things ready for baby Addy, which means I moved a lot of stuff down into the basement for storage (3 flights of stairs, plus 4 more).  So many trips up and down!  Then, when I got into the basement, I decided to find the box of stuff from when my kids were born.  I knew my grandmother-in-law had made my daughter some booties when she was born, and I also knew I still had a couple of dresses that she made for her as well.  In order to get to the box, I ended up cleaning out the closet in the basement.  Then I had two piles of stuff - one for selling and one for taking to Goodwill.  Of course, the Goodwill stuff had to all come upstairs and go into the garage to be put into my van.  Needless to say, I was pretty tired before today's workout.  I'm extremely glad I did it, though!

As I'm typing this, I'm seeing on the news about the bombing at the Boston Marathon.  What is wrong with people?  Just a sad, sad situation.  I hope everyone is okay and they find the sicko(s) responsible.


  1. He is hot isn't he!! Or as Gina put it, he is delicious!!
    Congrats on the 1/4 mile run! That's a great accomplishment!

  2. Thanks! I'm still on a high from that!

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