Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Lets get this over with

That was my approach to working out today. Sucks when I feel this way but some days it happens. Usually I only feel the 'lets get this over with' when I see a WOD thats taking people 30 minutes or more to finish. You just know it's going to be a sufferfest. But today between having too much other stuff to do and being sore, all I could muster was my strength and pull up programs. Hey, at least I did something. It's easy to just say eh, I'm taking a rest day but I can't do that without feeling guilty since I just had one 2 days ago. I'm starting to realize that the day after I eat chicken breast for dinner that it doesn't really hold me over. Don't get me wrong, I love the recipe and I made MDA's primal bbq sauce... which is awesome by the way, but I just don't think it's enough calories to hold me over for a morning workout with no breakfast. Now I know, and thats why I blog about it. I'm finally learning, yay me.

Yesterday I did pretty well with the heavy back squats. Actually got 9@135. Thats 5 pounds over bodyweight. I didn't eat before, but I did have spaghetti and meatballs for dinner the night before. Carbs help. I try to stay away from too many for obvious reasons, but I guess sometimes my body just needs a few extra in storage.

The book is coming along. Slowly but surely. It's hard to find any extended period of quiet time to focus so thats been holding me back. I'm up to 11-12 pages, about 7700 words. Got stuck last night but thats because I was half watching Biggest Loser at the same time. Love that show. If you're ever feeling down about your weight or struggling mentally to get in a groove with working out, watch that show. It's downright inspirational. Although I could do without all the crying all the time. I have gotten a few ideas from the trainers which by the way I notice they do a lot of modified CrossFit stuff. I do think they spend too much time on the dreadmills, but hey, I'm no trainer and these people are losing 60-100 pounds in 6 weeks. Doesn't sound healthy to me but it makes for good tv. Now if only I could break my Wednesday night viewing of 'American Horror Story'. That show is way to creepy to watch before bed but I can't look away. Check it out if you like creepy shows. Although, if you haven't seen it, I would wait until the whole season is available on Hulu or something.

10x25# plate squats

CFSB2 w1/d3
Back Squats
warmup: 5x65, 85, 95#
work: 5x105, 120, 135#(9)
last set max reps

Recon Ron Pull ups
Step 7/4: 4-4-2-2-2

mini chippy
20 kettlebell swings - 20#
20 wall ball - 12#
20 push ups
20 sit ups
10 ohs - 16.5#
20 burpees

jump rope

CFSB2 w1/d4
Shoulder Press
warmup: 5x35, 40, 50#
work: 5x55, 60, 70#(5)
last set max reps

Recon Ron Pull ups
Step 7/5: 4-4-2-2-2

*Notes - felt great on the back squats. Just did a made up wod after. Want to keep the shoulder happy which means no heavy barbell stuff. Shoulder presses were ok. 70 felt really heavy today, could only get 5 and struggled with the last one. No breakfast, light dinner night before of bbq chicken breast. Pull ups are getting easier, but still need to stick with this step for another week until I get them done without taking too much rest between. Right now I'm taking about 1-2 minutes between the 4's, about 30 seconds between the 2's. Still feeling good about them though. 


  1. We (Nicole & I) LOVE American Horror Story! I love BL too but seriously, the crying does get to really, you know these people have seen this show & yet they always seem surprised about being tortured during the WOs. I don't know if you follow him at all on FB but Bob has been doing Crossfit at a place in LA & has really been hyping it! He's a good source to get the word out!
    Good luck this weekend at the Mudder! I know you'll rock it!

  2. Thanks. I'm hoping competition will outweigh my nervousness.