Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Crawl...

January 25, 2012

When we were babies we crawled before we walked... when we have to reach something under a table we may crawl down on the floor to get it... and lets face it, there are many of us who have crawled into the house, or up the stairs, or into the bathroom on nights that we cant quite remember. BUT today, today we did a different kind of crawling...


Ever see a bear crawl?

This morning was a great workout. In fact when I was done I thought "my legs havent felt like this in a long time." I was standing on jello!! Dont get me wrong, I have had plenty of soreness and plenty of tired leg days since staring crossfit, but today was a little different from the norm.

K said it best when T, J and I started on the 3...2...1...GO this morning. "This one is all about the stamina." It was great because I was actually able to see how far I have come with my cardio. I feel like I didnt slow as much as I use to and I didnt take any water breaks at all. I just kept pushing. The WOD was a 100 foot bear crawl...


... followed by 100 foot broad jumps with 3 burpees after every 5 jumps, for 5 rounds. My quads, hams and lower body in general was toast by the end of my 13+ minutes but man did it feel good!! As I sit here I am still feeling it... and I love it!

On other notes, the plan Hubs and I had to stick with the same menu for all 6 weeks of the paleo challenge is starting to wear on us. We have decided to change some things up and are looking for some new things to try and mix into the staples. Keeping it interesting is a challenge when we have such limited time to cook and prep on a daily basis, but we have been pretty good at both scheduling who needs to prep what and when... as well as getting as much as we can get done on Sundays out of the way for the week. So, all in all the paleo challenge is going well, and I think I only have 5 points on the board!

Finally, I have been really trying to concentrate on my water intake. I decided to purchase a second water bottle to bring to work and make sure to fill through the day. We just got a water bubbler here at work with "good" water... (I am a water snob, I dont like it out of the faucet no matter how many times someone tells me that there is a filter). Its going well and the last three days I have really stepped it up with that. That feels good too and hopefully will have a good affect on my skin as well as the rest of my body!

I am feeling great. I am really excited that I am really feeling the results of crossfitting and paleo. It makes every day that much better and easier to deal with. I am really able to take a look in the mirror and know I worked am working really hard for what I see in front of me. I am trying to accept compliments and not deter them... this is a hard one, and most of all I just feel overall healthier and happier with the decisions that I am making.

Hubs posted this up on FB today, and if you can just look past the girls ass in the picture (though she does have a nice one) and read the message it is totally true and I am proud to say that I am FINALLY doing just that!! Time to clean out the closet again this weekend!! Goodbye to anything I havent worn yet this winter...


WARMUP:
Jump Rope Circuit 2X
- 10 Singles
- 10 Each Leg
- 10 Side to Side
- 10 Front to Back
- 10 Crossover
- 10 Double Unders
2 Rounds
- 10 Inchworms
- 10 Shoulder Dislocates
- 10 Air Squats
2 Min Lat Stretch Each Arm

WOD: Brenton
5 Rounds for Time
- 100' Bear Crawl
- 100' Broad Jump (3 Burpees Every 5 Jumps)
(My Time 13:24)

SKILL/STRENGTH:
OH Press 3-3-3-3
65, 75, 80, 80

WEEK 3, DAY 3: Paleo Challenge
Post Workout Shake - 2 Scoops Protein
Morning Tea
Morning Snack - Egg Muffins
Lunch - Leftover Crock Pot Chuck with Mushrooms, Onion, Carrots and Celery (1 Pumpkin Goodness)
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Snack - Lara Bar
Dinner - Skirt Steak with Brussel Sprouts

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