Monday, April 29, 2013

Sore Bum

Let me catch you up from the weekend...Remember my workout from Friday? Well, this is how I felt on Saturday:

ha! It's so true! I told my husband if I had to squat one more time he would be picking me up off the floor! And it's not like I necessarily had a "leg day" but considering I haven't done a squat in I don't know how long, my bum and legs were on fire! ha!

Here's a peek at what my workout looked like on Saturday...

Crossfit WOD #4:

Do as many rounds possible in 20 minutes (I got 5 done)

Run 200 meters
9 burpees
36 crunches
10 squat jumps

As for Sunday I used it as my "rest" day and pushed my son in his stroller and walked 3 miles.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Goodbye Cupcakes

Guess I shouldn't eat cupcakes..

My workout yesterday went alright. I have such trouble with push-ups! I must admit I had to do most of them the "girly style"..(*gasp!)  but I'm not going to let it put me down..I WILL be able to do them right hopefully soon! I'm feeling pretty good today! Aches here and there but I'm moving around better than yesterday! Which brings me to my WOD because I probably won't be able to move tomorrow...

Crossfit WOD #3:

3 rounds of...

20 Goblet Squats
20 Split Lunges (each leg)
20 Box Jumps
20 Slashers
20 Swings

(Confession: I had to look up what each workout was. ha! The only one I knew was box jumps. But after some short time on Youtube I've been trained how to do each workout correctly! Gotta love good ol' Youtube! And I don't have any kettlebells, which are used in 4 of these exercises so I'll make do and find something semi-heavy to swing/lift!)

**I ended up using my 8lb dumbbell to do my lunges and slasher then jumped up 2 stairs for my box jumps. And for the squats and swings I used a 12 lb shot put that was in a little bag with a handle. My husband is a track coach so we just happened to have one laying around and it seemed to work out perfectly!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

My first WOD

WOD..huh? I'm a noob so I didn't know until yesterday that WOD means Workout of the Day. But I'm a crossfitter now so I've got to learn the lingo! I've been studying up on what deadlift, snatch, jerk, or push press all mean. And don't even get me started on all of the acronyms I need to learn! Jeesh!

Yesterday I did my first workout and it's been tricky trying to figure out a schedule of what I want to do and when I want to do everything. On top of that, I don't have any equipment. None. Okay, I lied, I do have a set of 8 lb dumbbells. And you're probably thinking, "What?! How does she think she is going to do crossfit without weights?!" But calm down and remember I'm just a beginner! I'm using my body weight for my workouts, and as I progress, I intend to invest in some weight equipment or have my husband make some for me!
Enough with the rambling, back to my WOD! ;)

Crossfit Day #1:

5 rounds:

10 pushups
10 situps
10 air squats

It took me about 10 minutes just to do these..and by the 3rd round I could barely do a situp! (Thank goodness no one was here to see me trying to sit up in the last set! It was not pretty!) I'm pathetic I know! That evening, I went on a mile run and it took me 9 minutes and 54 seconds. I swear it felt so much faster though.

So that was my workout yesterday. Today I am sore in places I didn't know existed mainly thanks to those pushups..and I feel like my ribs should be all purple and blue because they feel all bruised from doing situps, but they're not. Despite all the tightness, I'm ready for...

Crossfit WOD #2:

3 rounds:

run 400 meters
10 air squats
10 pushups

Wish me luck..again. (I'm going to need it!)

I may be crazy...

First off, maybe I should tell you a little bit about myself. I'm 21 years old, a mom, wife, a sign language interpreter, an avid crafter, christian, and soon to be crossfitter. I've always enjoyed running and ran Cross Country as well as played soccer when I was in high school. After college, I married my hunk of a husband and we soon had a little boy who I am now constantly chasing around the house! I lost a majority of the baby weight pretty quickly (kudos to breastfeeding) but have been struggling with the last 5-7 lbs. But to me it feels like more because I feel like I've lost most of my core strength and I feel so weak! I want to lose these last stubborn pounds and get down to my previous weight of 125 lbs or even less! ..but I want more than that! I don't want just look at numbers on a scale to make me happy! I just want to feel good and have confidence that I have never had before! I don't want to have to ask my husband to open a new jar of pickles or get tired carrying my son in his car seat! I want to feel strong and I want to be fit. (I could go on and on for the reasons why I want to do crossfit but I'll save it for another day!) So call me crazy, but here I am endeavoring into the world of crossfit...wish me luck!