Tuesday, December 3, 2013

December 3, 2013

50m walking lunges
50 m farmer carry
10 deficit push ups
50 m farmer carry
10 deficit push ups

3 rounds

Time:  7:10 (25 lb kettlebells each arm for 50 lbs. total)

Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013

10 hang power cleans
15 pull ups

4 rounds

Time:  8:07  (using assistance band and 55 lbs.)

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

November 27, 2013

150 Jump Rope
40 lunges (20/leg)
30 sit ups
20 push ups
10 burpees

3 rounds

Time:  19:24
*Push ups started out good, but went to hand release after the 1st round.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 26, 2013

In 15 minutes complete the following:
40 KB Swings (25 lb)
40 K2E
400 m run

2 rounds

Jump rope for the remaining time.  Your score is the number of jump ropes...

Score:  135

Monday, November 25, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 29, 2013

50 sit ups
Run 300 m

4 rounds

Time:  13:37

October 28, 2013

20 shoulder to OH
Run 200 m
15 shoulder to OH
Run 400m
10 shoulder to OH
Run 600 m

Time:  10 minutes (ish)...I couldn't find my phone to time my WOD, but I watched the clock on the wall...just don't know the exact.

October 25, 2013

Run 400m
21 pull ups
12 thrusters
Run 400 m
15 pull ups
9 thrusters
Run 400 m
9 pull ups
3 thrusters

Time:
*jumping pull ups & HR push ups

October 24, 2013

10 KB Swings (25 lbs)
15 sit ups
Run 400 m

3 rounds

Time:

October 23, 2013

3 push press (55 lbs)
6 pull ups (band assistance)
9 push ups (real)

5 rounds

Time:

October 22, 2013

50 - 40 - 30 - 20 - 10:
Back squats

Run 200m between each set

No School - didn't go

October 21, 2013

Run 400m
20 burpees
10 KB Snatch

5 rounds

No School - didn't go

Friday, October 18, 2013

October 18, 2013

10 burpees
20 KB Snatches (20 lbs. dumbbell)
30 sit ups
Run 400m

3 rounds

Time:  14:33

Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 17, 2013

25 air squats
25 push ups
25 walking lunges
400 m run

4 rounds

Time:  18:14

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

October 16, 2013

10 overhead squats  (45 lbs.)
90 jump ropes
400 m run

3 rounds

Time:  13:44

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

October 15, 2013

10 Power Cleans (55 lbs.)
15 Bar over burpees
60 Jump Ropes

16 mins. AMRAP

Rounds:  4 + 16 (10 power cleans + 6 bar over burpees)

Monday, October 14, 2013

October 14, 2013

10 T2B
10 Goblet Squats
60 Jump Ropes

3 rounds

Time:  6:10

After the WOD, I decided to "cool down" by doing 10 assisted pull ups, 10 stomach crunches and 100 jump ropes (since I couldn't quite master the JR this morning!)  Oh and btw, today is the 1st day since Friday that I feel I can walk normal again!

Friday, October 11, 2013

October 11, 2013

We decided to do last Friday's WOD today instead of what the caldenar said.

150 jump ropes
40 thrusters (45 lbs.)
25 HR push ups
100 air squats
500 m. run

Time:  13:25

Thursday, October 10, 2013

October 10, 2013

Today we didn't go for time.  We decided to work on weights, but at the end I wish we had timed ourselves.
10 Front Squats (55 lbs.)
10 Push Press (55 lbs.)
10 Back Squats (55 lbs.)
10 Bench Press (45 lbs)

2 rounds

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October 8, 2013

10 push jerk (55 lbs)
10 T2B
60 Jump Rope
Run 400 m

3 Rounds

Time:  13:23

Monday, October 7, 2013

October 7, 2013

Run 200m
15 Burpees
10 Hang Power Clean (65 lbs.)

5 rounds

Time:  19:29

Saturday, October 5, 2013

October 5, 2013

I was so excited when my xfit friends asked if I would be part of this challenge they are putting on.  There are 2 parts to their challenge.  Their 6 week challenge and WOD challenge.  I have been maintainig my weight and inches lost from doing the 6 week challenge from before.  I am definitely more conscious of what I eat.  I'm not perfect on what I eat 100% of the time, but at least I know now what I need to do to be and feel healthier.  Anyway...I agreed to do their WOD challenge.  Here is what it is:
We are having a challenge meeting on Thursday at 6pm to go over the team and individual challenge rules.  This would be a good opportunity to "strategize" as some of the team workout information will be revealed.  
Each person will participate in at least one workout on one of the next 6 Saturdays--the workouts are fun and this is extra motivation to stick with the lifestyle challenge.  So it will be EASY and motivating and rewarding . . .what more could you want?

Enough said right?  So Saturday was the first challenge and since it involved running, I was up for this WOD.

Everyone on the team of 4 started off by running 1 mile.  
Then we had to divide up any way we wanted to:  200 sit ups and 200 push ups.  
We tried to make it so each person would do their (even) amount of 50 of each, but by the end of the WOD, it turned into everyone yelling at each other how many we still needed, etc.  It was a crazy mess, but fun in a totally weird way. :)  Our team's final time was:12:09.  I forgot to look at the clock when I came back from my 1 mile run, but I know I came back in between 2 people who did look at the clock, so I'm guessing my time for the mile was about 7:30.  If that's true, that means I would have shaved more time from my run!  Now I want to go time myself at the track to see how accurate it was.  

Team Time: 12:09
Team Members:  Me, Michelle, Troy and Kelly

Friday, October 4, 2013

October 4, 2013

Run 500m
25 HR Push Ups
40 Thrusters
100 Air Squats
150 Jump Rope

This was supposed to be the WOD for Friday, but I was too tired from the week to make it.  Not only that, but I knew I was going to do a WOD on Saturday so I used Friday as a rest day.  It looks like a good one though so I hope to make it back to it.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October 2, 2013

4 Rounds:

10 push press  (45 lbs.)
15 KB Swings (30 lbs.)
90 Jump Ropes
Run 200m

Time:  13:21

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

October 1, 2013

15 mins. AMRAP:

10 air squats
10 push ups
10 sit ups

Rounds:  14 + 15 (10 air squats & 5 push ups)

Monday, September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

Run 800m
10 KB Swings
10 Burpees
Run 400m
10 KB Swings
10 Burpees
Run 200m
10 KB Swings
10 Burpees


Time:  10:23  (30 lbs. dumbbell)

Friday, September 27, 2013

September 27, 2013

20 Mins. AMRAP:

10 OH Walking Lunges (10 lbs.)
10 HR Push Ups
10 KB Swings (30 lbs.)
200m Run

Rounds:  8 (with about 15 seconds to spare, but I couldn't bring myself to do 1 more of anything else!  This was a tough WOD!)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

September 26, 2013

21 - 15 - 9
KB Swings (30 lbs.)
Sit Ups
200 m Run after each round

Time:  5:52

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

September 24, 2013

50m walking lunges
50 jump ropes
25 sit ups
10 push ups

3 rounds

Time:  12:47

Monday, September 23, 2013

September 23, 2013

20 mins AMRAP:

10 pull ups
60 jump ropes
200 m run
10 push ups
60 jump ropes
400 m run

Rounds:  3 + 10 pull ups, 60 jump ropes

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thursday, September 19, 2013

September 19, 2013

10 - 8 - 6 - 4 - 2
Push Press (45 lbs.)
Burpbees

Run 500m between each round

Time:  18:04

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

September 18, 2013

15 - 12 - 9 -6 - 3

Thrusters (*45 lbs)
Sit Ups
Lunges
Double Unders OR Jump Rope (45 - 36 - 27 - 18 - 9)....which is what I did!

Time:  10:02

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

September 17, 2013

10 Power Cleans (*45 lbs.)
10 Pull Ups (*assistance band)
Run 300m

4 rounds

Time:  13:19

Monday, September 16, 2013

Friday, September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013

150 jump ropes
40 lunges
30 sit ups
20 push ups
10 burpbees

3 rounds

TIme:  19:04 (*I did HR push ups)

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September 10, 2013

150 jump rope
10 K2E
10 KB Swings
120 jump rope
10 K2E
10 KB Swings
90 jump rope
10 K2E
10 KB Swings
60 jump rope
10 K2E
10 KB Swings
30 jump rope
10 K2E
10 KB Swings

Time:  10:41 (30 lbs.)
Compare to August 28.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Friday, September 6, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013

September 5, 2013

"Helen"

Run 400m
21 KB Swings
12 pull ups

Time:  12:23
(25 lb dumbbells, jumping pull ups...I need to get a pull up assistance band!)

Yes, I am more out of shape now than I was in May because of the summer months off, but my Xfit has also changed a little.  The place where my xfit group was going before was the hs, but it closed its' doors to everyone but employees and their spouses.  Since that eliminated most of the group, a new facility was opened.  Somehow I can't seem to justify paying $40/month (which don't get me wrong, is still a good deal!) when I can get the same thing for free.  I have decided to stick with going to the hs, and although I dreaded the thought of going alone, I seem to have found some friends (4 of us total) who are going to do xfit together.  Right now I have made a calendar of a different WOD each day of the month, but then starting over each month so that we can compare our times to months previous and see growth.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September 4, 2013

10 thrusters (45 lb bar)
30 sit ups
run 400m

3 rounds

Time:  11:48

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September 3, 2013

Xfit was closed yesterday for the holiday, but no worries I got my burn in with all the house work I fit into the day! ;)

WOD

10 - 8 - 6 - 4- 2

push press (I did 45 lb. bar)
burpbees

Then...run 800m

Time:  8:25

Friday, August 30, 2013

August 30, 2013

I didn't make it to Xfit yesterday.  It has been one of the LONGEST weeks ever with school starting up again and having SEP's this week at school.  Plus, heading to bed at 11 didn't help.  I decided to skip today's WOD of:

21-15-9

Deadlift  225/185
Box Jump  24/20


and do yesterday's torture instead...
70 squats - 45 lb bar  (I did 35 front squats and 35 back squats)
60 double unders (180 singles)
50 situps
40 wall balls  20/15 (*10 lbs.)
30 HR push ups
20 pull ups (with band assistance)
10 bar over burpees

It was supposed to be 2 rounds for time, but I knew it would take awhile.  Anyone who did yesterday's said it took anywhere from 30-50 mins to complete, with some throwing up in the bushes afterwards!  YIKES!  I wanted the challenge this morning, but I'm saving my 2nd round for another day! ;)  


Time:  18:12  (1 round)

August 28, 2013

1-1-1-1-1 - Push Jerk

Then for time:

50  Double Unders
10 Knees to Elbows
10 KB Swings 70/53

40 Double Unders
10 Knees to Elbows
10 KB Swings

30 Double Unders
10 Knees to Elbows
10 KB Swings

20 Double Unders
10 Knees to Elbows
10 KB Swings

10 Double Unders
10 Knees to Elbows
10 KB Swings

Time:  9:48

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

August 27, 2013

3-3-3 Power clean  (no time)

Then

7 Squat cleans  115/75
7 Burpees

6 rounds for time

Time:  12:07 (45 lbs.)


P.S.  TODAY marks exactly 1 year since I started Xfit.

August 26, 2013

1-1-1-1-1 Deadlift

no more than 85% of your maximum weight here.  We are still ramping up from our summer, so don't lift crazy here.
*Deadlifts still scare me, especially with (basically) starting all over in this process.  I ended up doing several with the bar (45lbs.), then adding 10lbs. to eat side for 65lbs., and finished up with another 10lbs. on each side for a grand total today of 85 lbs.  Crazy what starting over does!


Then

Team up and r
un 500 meters with a partner.  Between the two of you, you must carry a 25 lb weight.  Switch as necessary. You must run together...same pace.

Rest 1 minute between rounds


4 rounds

Partner:  ShaLece
Time:  15:45
*We ended up having one of us carry the weight down half way (250m) and then trade off.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

August 21, 2013

Work up to a light hang power clean for 5 reps.  Not too heavy. 

Then -

7 box over burpees
7 knees to elbows
10 Dumbbell Snatch 50/35 (*20 lbs.)
Run 200 meters

5 rounds for time


Time:  16:24

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 20, 2013

20 box jumps 24"/20"
30 hand release push ups
400 m run

3 rounds for time


Time:  13:34

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 19, 2013

15-12-9-6-3

Thrusters 95/65  (*45 lbs. since I'm starting over with the weights :( )
Situps
Lunge steps
Double Unders (45, 36, 27, 18, 9 singles)

1 round for time


Time:  9:57

Friday, August 16, 2013

August 16, 2013

Helen

Run 400 meters
21 KB Swings 53/35
12 Pull ups

3 rounds for time


Time:  13:12

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

August 13, 2013

I'm BACK!  So really....I continued working out over the summer.  Mainly my morning walks and runs, but I did manage to squeeze in a few evening Crossfit WODs here and there too.  The recording it on here was the hard part for me for some reason.  Either way, here's what I've been up to as of lately...

Dirty 30

30 Box jump, 24 inch box
30 Jumping pull-ups
30 Kettlebell swings, 1 pood
Walking Lunge, 30 steps
30 Knees to elbows
30 Push press, 45 pounds
30 Good mornings
30 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball  (*15 lb)
30 Burpees
30 Double unders  (*90 singles)


Time:  28:47

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013

EXERCISE:

2 1/2 mile walk
2 mile run

WOD:
Run around the block two times
*rest 4 minutes
6 rounds for time:
40 double unders
20 air squats
10 push ups


When both the run and 6 rounds are complete, finish with FLR (Front Lean Rest/Plank) hold for a total of 3 minutes.
Time:  26:03  (incluing run, 4 min. rest and 6 rounds)

FOOD:
Breakfast - bowl of cereal (Honey Bunches of Oats w/ 1% milk)
Snack (If you can call it that) - Hershey Chocolate bar 
Lunch - Turkey Quesadilla (1 tortilla folded over with shredded cheese and 2 slices of turkey melted in the middle)
Dinner - Blueberry Greek Yogurt
Water - 10 c.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July 16, 2013

It has truly been this long since I last did a Crossfit WOD.  I have been faithfully doing my morning workout(s) of 2 1/2 mile walk and then a run of various lengths, but my nights have been too busy with family activities.  I've missed the crazy workouts too.  I feel like they push me and work me harder than anything I do on my own.  With all that being said, here is my most recent Crossfit WOD:

3 Rounds of:
50 - double-unders (150 singles)
40 - lunges
30 - sit-ups
20 - push ups
10 - burpbees

Time 17:23
*Yesterday was one of the only days this summer where I didn't do my morning exercise.  I guess the lack of recent sleep is finally catching up with me!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

July 9, 2013

EXERCISE:
2 1/2 mile walk

FOOD:
Breakfast - 2 slices of toast with strawberry jam

Monday, July 8, 2013

July 8, 2013

The rest of last week consisted of being out of town for the 4th, rodeos and camping so I was too busy to do much, let a lone record anything down here.  I was bummed that I missed a Hero WOD over the holiday.  It sounded torturous, but challenging...and I love a good challenge.  If I ever have time to get back around to doing it, the WOD was called Schmalls. 

800 Meter run

2 rounds
50 Burpees
40 Pull ups
30 Pistols
20 KB Swings
10 Hand stand pushups
800 meter run  

Today's EXERCISE (07/08/13)
Walk 2 1/2 miles
Run 1 1/2 miles
Unfortunately, my son has a baseball game late tonight so I will be missing the WOD.  This week already sounds like another busy one!

FOOD:
Pre Workout - granola bar
Breakfast - Strawberry Greek Yogurt
Snack - ice cream bar
Lunch - Top Ramen salad & turkey sandwich
Dinner - banana and 2 bread sticks
Water - 8 c

July 2, 2013

EXERCISE:
Walk 2 1/2 miles
Run 1 1/2 miles
Xfit WOD:
Complete as many rounds as possible in 12 minutes of:
10 Burpees
25 Double-unders (75 singles)


Rounds:  6 2/3  (In other words, I completed 6 full rounds and was into my 7th round by completing 10 burpees and 50 singles.  Because of how long it takes me to complete double unders, I decided to triple the number and do singles.  

FOOD:
Breakfast - 1/2 poppy seed muffin
Snack - 1 slice of homemade wheat bread
Lunch - 1 pizza stick & 1/2 turkey sandwich
Snack - other 1/2 of sandwich & choco covered banana slices
Dinner - I didn't record it it so I can't remember now.
Water 11 c.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July 1, 2013

I was out of town for most of last week, and summer has been, well....busy!  I love summer for many reasons, but at the same time I hate losing the routine of life.  It seems my family is out of town a lot, with traveling to ball tournaments, camping, visiting family, etc.  I have continued to exercise through the summer, but I don't always have the time or access to record my data.  I will try to get better.
As I mentioned earlier, the 6 week challenge ended about 2 weeks ago.  It opened my eyes to many things and I am proud that I took on the challenge.  Even though it has ended, I would like to continue with many of the things I learned and incorporated.  I still haven't touched pop since the challenge began.  Truthfully I've never been a HUGE pop drinker, but I do enjoy a Diet Pepsi with crushed ice every now and then.  I would like to say that I have stayed away from sugar and junk food, but I am only human!  That's where I need to get strict again.  I know that I can never give it up fully, but I did like being aware of what I was putting into my body and trying to make healthier snack choices.
Speaking of the 6 week challenge...tonight it was announced that I WON!!!  I couldn't believe it!  There were a total of 9 of us that put in for the challenge.  At $10 a person, that means I made $80!!!  They said it was hard to pick a winner because there was a 3 way tie with the point system* so they decided to break the tie by looking at the number of inches lost.  Apparently, even that was a close call.  I lost a total of 13 inches and 2nd place lost 12 1/2 inches.  I felt bad for the girl that lost in that close of a challenge.  Overall, it was a great experience and I'm glad I decided to take part!

*6 week challenge point system - Each person could earn a point for the following things...
1.  Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night.
2.  Paleo or your own exercise plan (such as my case)
3.  Drink at least 8 c. of water a day
4. Exercise

In other words, a person has the potential to earn up to 4 points in a day.  However, with having a rest day cheat day/meal, not getting enough sleep of drinking enough water, the numbers begin to vary from one another.


EXERCISE:
Walk 2 1/2 miles
Run 3.1 miles (5K)
Crossfit WOD:
2 rounds for time:
50 sit ups
50 push ups
25 box jumps
5 wall walks
400m run

Time:  17:30

June 24, 2013

10 KB swings
2 burpees
400 m  run
8 KB swings
4 burpees
400 m  run
6 KB swings
6 burpees
400 m  run
4 KB swings
8 burpees
400 m  run
2 KB swings
10 burpees
400 m  run

Time:  12:45
(*30 lbs. dumbbell)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

June 19, 2013

FOOD:

Breakfast - peach Greek yogurt
Snack - Protein shake:  almond mild, choco powder, banana and ice
Lunch - Turkey sandwich
A couple hours after my sandwich, my in-laws came up for a visit and wanted to take us to the local burger joint.  I wasn't hungry so I snacked on a few onion rings and a few bites of my son's oreo shake.  My body was hating me for it!...Stomach ache!!  Plus, I felt SICK from the junk overload!
Water - 10 c.

Exercise:
2 1/2 mile morning walk

Evening WOD:

12 Min. AMRAP
25 sit ups
15 air squats
10 push ups

Rounds:  7 + 27 (25 sit ups & 2 air squats)

Rest 6 mins.

12 mins. AMRAP
200m. run
10 knees to elbow
10 squat thrust (burpee in slow motion is what it looked like)

Rounds:  5 + 8 (knees to elbow)  We stagger started so there wouldn't be a jam on the bars...my order was k2e, squat thrust, then run.

June 18, 2013

I skipped my usual morning walk because I had my yearly physical appointment this morning, where I had to go in fasting.  I don't do well without food (I'm going to be tested to see if I am possibly hypoglycemic) so I thought I would sleep in as long as I could so I wouldn't realize I was hungry.  My workout came in the evening instead.

FOOD:
Breakfast - 1 apple muffin
Lunch - dutch oven potatoes with ketchup
Snack - 1/2 a chocolate muffin
Dinner - chocolate protein shake and 1/2 an apple (1/2 because everyone stole my other half!)
Water - 10 c.

WOD:

Because the challenge ended, I needed to time myself for the mile to see how I (hopefully) improved.  The wind was super strong, so I am going to time myself again one of the these days to see how accurate it was, but I was able to complete my mile in 7:57...that's 40 seconds faster!  After my run I met up with the group for the WOD...

3 rounds:
20 pull ups (assist from the band)
Run 500m

Time:  9:45

Monday, June 17, 2013

Challenge - End of Week 6

Exercise:
Walk 2 1/2 miles

(I need  to go up to the track later to time my 1600m/1 mile run.  Hopefully I can also get in my xfit WOD this evening, although I am suppose to go somewhere at 7pm so we will see how the the day plays out.)

FOOD:
Breakfast - strawberry Greek yogurt
Snack - (2) chocolate covered banana slices
Lunch - Quesadilla with leftover ground hamburger & a piece of my strawberry shortcake birthday cake
Snack - slice of homemade wheat bread
Dinner - hamburger (no bun), handful of homemade fries, handful of Doritos, dill pickle and blueberry smoothie.

Today marks the OFFICIAL end of the 6 week challenge, although I was texted and told it ended on Saturday, I decided to go with today since we started it on a Monday.  Regardless, I have realized something through this 6 week journey.  I realized this wasn't JUST a 6 week challenge, but a challenge I am hoping to embrace from here on out.  The changes that I have seen in myself in the short amount of time were eye opening for me.  The measurements, the weight loss, changes in my clothes, comments from others, not feeling so bloated, the improvements in my times, the list goes on and on.  I saw this on Pinterest, and even though it mentions 12 weeks, this was a 6 week challenge and I saw these kinds of changes within that time frame...

I have to say, I am so proud of myself for doing this challenge and seeing it through to the end.  I haven't looked this way since my sophomore year of college or even high school.  When I first started Crossfit, I considered myself an active person.  I was a runner only then, doing a few races here and there, but when the school year started it was harder for me to stay committed to the running, especially in the colder months.  I saw Crossfit as an opportunity to become more active and to enjoy working out with friends, some I didn't even know yet.  I was 130 lbs. and a size 8 in jeans and with 4 kids, I was thrilled by that.  However, within a few weeks of joining Crossfit, I had lost 5 pounds and a pant size without trying.  For me, I think it was drinking a lot more water that helped with that aspect.  It's funny because when this challenge came about I knew I wanted to try it because I had felt myself slipping back towards those size 8 jeans.  Again not bad, but I knew what I had.  At that point, I was starting to eat crappy and making excuses, saying that I worked out hard so I earned that bowl of ice cream, candy bar, piece of cake, etc.  I knew I had an addiction...to sugar, and it was bad!  I wanted to see in this challenge if I could do just that; challenge myself!  My biggest challenge...sugar!  Throughout the 6 weeks, I wasn't 100% perfect 100% of the time, but I was conscience and tried to make better choices throughout.  My favorite go-to sweet were the Dole Banana Dippers.  I was able to eat my chocolate in a way without feeling guilty.  They are delicious...if you like bananas and dark chocolate!  (I got a large box at Costco, but I am sure you can fin them at about any grocery aisle...in the frozen section.)
Something that was brought to my attention during the challenge was the way I felt.  It wasn't just about the physical change, although that was nice too.  For the past 10 years or more, my body has been sensitive to food.  Fried foods and dairy tend to upset my stomach the most.  I try to watch my intake in those food areas, but I'm only human and I do like french fries and ice cream!  Last night as I enjoyed a taco salad for dinner I decided I would finish the meal off by eating the shell, which had been deep fried.  Since I have avoided fried foods for the past month and a half, eating the taco shell reminded me of how my stomach used to hurt by those kinds of foods.  It's funny how your body has to remind your brain what foods are bad for you.  Like I mentioned, I am only human so I don't plan on giving up fried foods or unhealthy junk food forever, but I definitely hope from here on out I am more aware of what I am eating!

Okay so here are the final results....drum roll please... :)


END OF WEEK 6:
Measurement Updates (As of 06/17/13):

Thigh - 19 1/4" (down 2  1/4")
Calf - 13" (down 3/4")
Chest - 29 1/2" (down 3")
Hips - 31" (down 2 1/2")
Waist - 25" (down 3 3/4")
Bicep - 9 3/4" (down 3/4")

Total inches lost:  13"

Weight - 120 lbs.
Total weight lost:  10 lbs.


Comparison Run (1600m/1 mile)

Beginning of the challenge - 8:37
End of the challenge - 7:57 (40 seconds faster than my initial time!!)

Friday, June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013

WOD

Repeat 3 times for time:

50 m. walking lunges
50 single jump ropes
10 push ups
25 sit ups

Time:  9:33

FOOD:

Breakfast - Strawberry Greek Yogurt

Thursday, June 13, 2013

June 13, 2013

Exercise:

Morning walk:  2 1/2 miles
Run:  1 1/2 miles

(It took me about 12 mins. to complete...I didn't time it too precisely.)  I am going to start doing that...running after my morning walk.  It felt great!  Another change I am going to make...so after walking I have been coming home to stretch*, but I am going to wake up a few minutes earlier so I can get that in first thing.  Sometimes when I get home, my life takes over and I get too busy to get it in and I am missing it.  Plus, I am afraid to start losing my ability to do push ups. :)

*STRETCH:  Before starting my xfit WOD's I would start each morning with this same stretching.  It is fast and gets me more awake by the time it is time for the work out.

run 400 m
cobra
reversal cobra
10 push ups
10 sit ups
mountain climbers
10 air squats

The saying is: "My warm-up is your work out."

FOOD:

Breakfast - Peach Greek Yogurt
Snack - piece of chocolate cake (after baking 4 sheet cakes, I had to taste test to see if they were poisonous before serving! ;) )
Lunch - (1) burrito
Dinner - dutch oven potatoes, roll, piece of sheet cake
Water - 9 c.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Challenge - End of Week 5

Exercise:  Morning Walk:  2 1/2 miles

One week left in this challenge, and I can't believe the changes I have seen so far!!

END OF WEEK 5:
Measurement Updates (As of 06/12/13):

Thigh - 19 3/4" (down 1 3/4")
Calf - 12 3/4" (down 1")
Chest - 30 3/4" (down 1 3/4")
Hips - 31" (down 2 1/2")
Wasit - 25 1/2" (down 3 1/4")
Bicep - 9 3/4" (down 3/4")

Total inches lost:  11"

Weight - 123 lbs.
Total weight lost:  7 lbs.

FOOD:
Pre-walk - banana
Breakfast - 1/2 muffin
Lunch - grilled cheese with chips and salsa
Snack - fruit leather
Dinner - hamburger
Water - 10 c.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June 11, 2013

Walk:  2 1/2 miles

My Own WOD in my family room when I got home:

10 mins. AMRAP

10 air squats
10 push ups
10 sit ups

Rounds:  9 + 10 squats.
I was hoping to get in 1 round/minute, but the push ups slowed my down.  I did want to do all REAL push ups though, instead of hand release like I was tempted to switch to.  As crazy as it sounds, it felt good to push it again, after just a few days.  The walking with my friends is fun, but I know I'm not pushing myself like I know I can!

While things are still being sorted out on where our Crossfit group can meet, some of us met up at the elementary school playground last night and did a workout together.  Here's what we did:

4 rounds for time of:
20 air squats
15 toes to bar
run 400 m

Time:  14:40

FOOD:

Breakfast - banana (pre-walk snack) & choco. protein shake
Lunch - 6" flatbread breakfast sandwich from Subway (egg whites, American cheese, green pepper, yellow pepper, tomato, spinach and Chipolte sauce.
Snack - banana
Dinner - blueberry Greek yogurt, slice of homemade wheat bread & choco. protein shake
Water - 10 c.

June 10, 2013

My Crossfit group is still making arrangements for where we can now meet and what we can do with the area we will have to work with.  This summer is bringing changes and challenges, however I am still finding ways to work out.  I need to start running again on my own, but for now I have been walking about 2 1/2 miles each morning with 3 friends of mine.  The Crossfit group met last night for a work out, but I had family over for dinner at the time they were meeting so I was unable to meet up with them.

Exercise:  Walked 2 1/2 miles towards Ox Valley (hills to climb :) )

FOOD:
Breakfast - Choco Protein Shake
Lunch - 1/2 turkey sandwich
Snack - 2 handfuls of tortilla chips with salsa
Dinner - hamburger (w/o bun), watermelon, dill pickle chips, corn
Water - 11 c.

Friday, June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013

AMRAP 20 minutes
Run 3 laps around gym
25 sit-ups


Rounds:  6

Yesterday our Crossfit group was notified that we would no longer be able to use the facility we had been using, so this morning Trudy and I met at Darcy's house for the workout.  We ended up running 6 laps around the (long) driveway and then doing our 25 sit-ups.  It ended up being really fun listening to our loud music and being in the outside fresh air.  I can't say we will be as thrilled by the idea when the weather gets hotter!  Before the workout, I went for a walk with 3 of my friends.  It ended up taking us about 35 mins. to walk the route.  I will have to clock it in my car a little later today.

FOOD:
Breakfast - Choco Protein Shake


Thursday, June 6, 2013

June 6, 2013

50-40-30-20-10

Double unders (Singles:  150, 120, 90, 60, 30)
Sit ups


Time:  10:58

FOOD:
Breakfast - Peach Greek yogurt

Snack - 2 slices banana bread (...loaf is now gone!) and Cinnamon Roll (WHAT?  Ya, well it was homemade and fresh that a friend delivered my way.  I couldn't waste it right?  YIKES!)
Lunch - (1) quesadilla
Dinner - Again, I got too busy with a late baseball game and forgot to eat dinner.  Not good!
Water - 11 c.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013

100 double unders 
50 hand stand push ups
40 toes to bar
30 shoulder to overhead 165/100
90 m walking lunges


Time:  18:45

* So here's what my workout really looked like:
300 singles
A total of about a 3 minute hold
20 toes to bar & 20 knees to elbow
30 SOH w/ 65 lbs.
90 m walking lunges

FOOD:
Let me start off by saying that my eating has been really bad lately (in comparison to how I have been doing in this challenge so far.)  The ME from 4 weeks ago...I'm still doing great and I can't get too hard on myself, but honestly there is ONE WEEK every month (if you know what I mean) where my brain takes over my stomach and I become a slave to food.  No joke...we are talking bloated, 5 pound weight gain, etc.  Thankfully I haven't gained 5 lbs. in the last few days, but I have been CRAVING the junk and the sugar!!  Today my kids wanted to have an ice cream cone after lunch...ICE CREAM!!  My all-time weakness!  So I pulled out the recipe below, which cut the calories and was just as good!

Breakfast - Blueberry Greek yogurt
Snack - 2 slices of banana bread (good or bad, the loaf is almost gone, thanks to me.  Time to find a new snack!)
Lunch - 1 pizza stick and 2 slices of turkey
Snack - Chocolate "Wanna-Be" Ice Cream *  I ate the "ice cream" plain.  You know, with a spoon.  Forget the graham crackers.  They looked great too, but I had to have a bite or 2 right then!  Next time I will have to try the inside with the graham crackers.
Dinner - I left at 4:30 to head to my son's basdeball game, followed my working in concessions so I didn't get home until almost 10:00.  By then I was too tired to eat so I ate only a jell-o and 1 1/2 graham crackers. It was more of a snack than dinner.
Water - 10 c.

* Chocolate "Wanna-Be" Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ingredients
  • Approximately 30 graham crackers, broken in half
  • Large box sugar free Instant Chocolate Pudding
  • 8 ounces sugar free or lite whipped topping*
  • Milk
  • Sprinkles and nuts, optional
Instructions
  1. Prepare pudding with milk, according to package directions. Whip in whipped topping and blend until smooth.
  2. Place a large dollop on a graham cracker and top with another. Dip each side into sprinkles or nuts if desired.
  3. Place in individual zipper seal sandwich bags and freeze until firm.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Challenge - End of Week 4

3-3-3-2-2-2-1-1-1

front squats for max load


110 lbs.  (A NEW PR...by 20 lbs.!!)

In other good news...I took my measurements this morning for the end of week 4 and here's where I stand:
END OF WEEK 4:
Measurement Updates:

Thigh - 20 1/4" (down 1 1/4")
Calf - 13" (down 3/4")
Chest - 31" (down 1 1/2")
Hips - 32" (same/down 1 1/2")
Wasit - 26" (same/down 2 3/4")
Bicep - 10" (down 1/2")

Total inches lost:  8 1/4" WAHOO!!

Weight - 123 lbs.

Total weight lost:  7 lbs.

I seriously can't believe what just giving up junk food and pop can do for a person.  It's crazy!!  In fact, I came across this saying and feel like it totally fits for the way I have been eating lately...


FOOD:
Breakfast - blueberry Greek yogurt
Snack - 2 slices of banana bread
Lunch - 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sayings For Runners

After looking around on Pinterest, I have come across some super cute ideas for shirts or sayings for work out clothes.  Check these out...

For the runner in me:

My 2 favorites:





June 3, 2013

In honor of Michelle and Michael . . .

44 burpees
700 m run
2 rounds

Happy Birthday!


Time:  14:29

FOOD:
...I'm thinking since there are only 2 week left in my challenge, it is time to clean up with the eating.  I have done really well I feel, especially considering my ADDICTION TO SUGAR!  In the past 4 weeks, there have only been 4 cheat days.  I never thought I could do that, so I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish so far.  The last 2 days I slacked off a little, so it is time for me to {hopefully} refocus.  Here we go...

Breakfast - Peach Greek yogurt
Snack - 2 slices of...what else? banana bread, choco. protein shake, 1/4 of a bagel with cream cheese (finished off my daughter's breakfast.  Not all of this snack was at once...but with the cleaning I got done yesterday, it worked up an early appetite. 
Lunch - 1/2 turkey sandwich on flat grain bread, scoop of Asian Ramen salad 
Snack - Raspberry Lemonade Crystal Light Slushy *
Dinner - 1 burrito
Water - 10 c.

*Being that it is summer and my kids were snacking on Otter Pops and snow cones all day, I was in the mood for something to cool down with too.  I found this recipe and I thought I would give it a shot since it seemed like a healthier option.  It was {obviously} a little tart, but I really enjoyed it and I have more for later tomorrow.  
Servings:  2

Raspberry Lemonade Crystal Light Slushy
Ingredients
2 Cups of Ice
1 Packet of Raspberry Lemonade Crystal Light
1 Cup of Frozen Raspberries

Directions:
Make packet of Crystal Light as instructed with water.
Pour ice, frozen raspberries and then crystal light drink into blender, blend and enjoy!


June 2, 2013

FOOD:

Breakfast - 2 slices of banana bread (I really need to stop making this stuff!)
Lunch - (1) BBQ Chicken and Bacon sandwich on a roll*, Asian Ramen salad, and a slice of banana cream pie (from Veyo...yes, that makes the difference there!!)
Snack - 2 handfuls of Ranch Doritos and another slice of banana cream pie.  IT IS THAT GOOD!...and totally worth it!
Dinner - Asian Ramen Salad

*I've made these sandwiches several times now.  The first time, my husband told me they tasted like something you would order from a restaurant.  Apparently we need some finer dining experiences, but I'll take that compliment!  Plus, for a taste that is that good, they are SUPER EASY to put together, especially on a work day!  Here ya go, courtesy of Six Sisters' Stuff:

Slow Cooker Cheesy BBQ Chicken Bacon Sandwiches
Ingredients:
4 chicken breasts (mine were frozen)
1 (16-20 oz) bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce (we love Famous Dave’s)
1 lb bacon strips, fully cooked
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6-8 large onion rolls/buns
Directions:
Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker and pour bottle of BBQ sauce on top of them. Cook on low for about 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Shred chicken and set aside.
Set oven at 425 degrees. Split onion rolls in half and lay on a large baking sheet covered in foil.  Put some shredded BBQ chicken on the top of half of the bun.  Place 2-3 strips of bacon on top of the chicken and top with a handful of shredded cheese.
Put the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 3-4 minutes (until the cheese is melted and the edges of the bun are golden.
Top with the other half of the bun and enjoy!