Only one workout in so far. Finals and an incredibly busy week at work are kicking my butt but I expected that. Maybe tomorrow morning.
Yesh!! I missed the workout yesterday due to oversleeping :/ but that’s okay because I just did it! Apparently Tuesday =’d Cindy (16 rounds). Let me shower before work :)
No gym. All week. Here’s to waking up early in the morning to WOD. Not my strength but I can do it. Monday=Cindy. I just need to get some sleep first :)
20 min warm up on the eliptical.
- No bueno. Only machine available. Is it normal for your leg to fall asleep while you’re moving? No. But I did work up a good sweat…
WOD - 3 rounds
- Two laps around the track
- 10 “Bleacher Jumps” (since the “boxes” they have are really short)
- up and down the stairs twice
- 10 burpees
- 20 squats
- 50 KB swings
- 50 ab moves
Today, I think I’ll introduce the amrap to my friends :) I love those.
Can I get a fucking round of applause here?
Colbert is THE MAN.
“Confidence doesn’t come from being the best at something. It comes from realizing you don’t have to be.”
1 mile run at 7:30/mile pace
I’m trying to reduce my 5k time - one mile at a time :) At 7:30, I’ll finish the 5k just over 22:30 so I ran one mile at that pace yesterday. It was really tough - especially on the treadmill. I still didn’t bring my iPod.
Homemade WOD - 3 Rounds
- Run 2 laps around the track
- 20 mountain climbers
- 30 squats
- up and down the stairs twice
- 30 second wall squat
It was so hard to run after the wall squats lol I should have added more to this though.
I finished up with some ab workouts - with the gymnast-like machine and then on a mat with a ball - moves courtesy of blogilates :)
No crazy workouts, just a 3 mile run with my running buddy. It was on the treadmill though bc it’s way too cold :) I forgot how much it sucks to run on a treadmill. You absolutely must have an iPod to get it done and I never workout with mine anymore. Needless to say, I didn’t do so hot. 27 mins. It was a rough start getting really bored but toward the end I remembered how to keep myself motivated with running at different speeds for certain distances, etc.
Tomorrow’s workout will be another homemade wod. I know for sure I want to do some mountain climbers. Anyone want to give me ideas for what to do?
Sunday’s Homemade WOD
Went really early so it was empty. Took a couple of medicine balls into the gym and made it happen :)
- 1 lap around the gym
- lunges w/medicine balls (1/2 the distance of the gym and back)
- 10 “box jumps” on the bleachers
- 30 situps with the medicine balls
Stairclimber for 10 minutes
Then we did that machine that lets you bend side to side/back and forth with weights.
Today’s Homemade WOD
I had an extra friend today :)
- 2 laps around the track
- 30 squats
- 10 pushups
- 60 second plank
- Run up and down the stairs twice
Then 40 KB swings, that leg lift thing that makes you feel like a gymnast, and 30 push presses
Oh and we “warmed up” in the sauna before getting started :)
Gym with my friend:
Warm up - in the sauna :)!!
15 KB swings
15 sit ups
(the burpees were hell!)
Then we hit the track (It’s upstairs) so we would run around, run up and down the stairs twice, then 10 push ups and 10 leg lifts … 4 rounds again…
Then we did some leg raises on one of the machines 100 of em.
She puked in the parking lot. WINNING!!
Not my best month. It started off really well, but towards the end of the month there was not enough time in the days to accomplish what I needed. I got to the point where I wasn’t planning meals, I didn’t have time to work out, I got behind in school work. And then that snowballed into me feeling bad about not getting everything done and then I didn’t want to do anything.
I’m glad that’s all behind me now :)
So, I decided to take a break from CF this month (very reluctantly) since I can’t justify spending that much money on myself around the holidays when it should be spent on loved ones. But that is okay. My friend (that gets me into the gym for free) is back from Panama and I have four days for next week lined up. Also, my CF coach posts the workouts of facebook so I’ve already been doing some of the workouts at home. I have to get a little creative with some of the equipment, but hey nobody can see it :)
I’m starting December with a food journal for at least the first 5 days to help me get back on track about what I’m eating (1700 calories today and most of them were not very nutritious-tmrw will be better!!). I’ve been so busy that I’ve been skipping meals or finding sustenance in a vending machine :/ If I plan ahead, I won’t need to do that - so that’s the key.
For school work, I just need to do a little each day and it won’t be so overwhelming and I have goals set for that now. I just need to stick to them - no sleep until the daily goals are accomplished!!
Biggest disappointment of November - I still can’t do a pull up. I can do knees to elbows and toes to bar which I couldn’t do before, so that’s progress and I’m not going to cry about it. I do want to end the year with the ability to lift my body weight the few inches necessary to do a pull up, though!
I also need to post more. It’s something that keeps me moving and this month, I didn’t even want to log on because I didn’t have enough time. But in December, I will at least post what I did to workout each day. Since I have to get creative, I’m sure people will benefit from it (I’m sure there are those in my same boat!). It also helps me stay awake in the mornings when I get up really early (because lately, I’ve just been laying back down - thank you snowball effect mentioned earlier).
I was a little worried about Thanksgiving. My husband’s family has a tradition of not cooking on the holiday and we went out with them. I was a little nervous, but they chose Cracker Barrel and I ate a turkey salad :)
Then, I went home and finished my “healthy” version of a traditional meal. The turkey, of course, low calorie stuffing, low calorie gravy, and some roasted root veggies.
After that, we went on a family turkey trot. ahahaha!!
best. thanksgiving. ever.