Saturday, February 04, 2012
Tonight I tried to do the Bodyrock One-Legged Gypsy workout that made the rounds among my friends... and I hated it so much I quit in the middle. LOL. I mean I really, really hated it! Sorry guys. That's only happened to me a handful of times. That one-leg crawl was just ridiculous, I hate doing X amount of reps of an exercise that just takes forever. I won't be going back to that particular workout.
But I have exciting news! The link I use to search for Bodyrock workouts:
Has just added some new features- INCLUDING a "Random Workout" button! So if you are feeling indecisive and don't know what you're in the mood for, you can just pull one out of the virtual jar! I love it.
OK, on to what I DID do... If you Google "Crossfit Bodyweight Workouts", you can download a PDF file of a ton of Crossfit bodyweight workouts that have appeared as a WOD at least once. They do tend to repeat moves (squats, situps, pushups, and pullups) a lot, but you can always borrow the format and sub moves if you want. I do that sometimes. But not today, I just used one as-is.
I had picked an upper-body to go with the lower-body Bodyrock today and it looked like this:
Max dips in 1:00
Max pushups in 1:00
The best way to do this is to set your GymBoss for 1:00/1:00 x 10 rounds.
I did do modified pushups so that I could do them the proper Crossfit way with my chest touching the floor.
Dips: 35-33-32-31-30 = 161 total
Pushups: 25-22-23-21-22 = 113 total
I also really liked the one-legged wall sit of One Legged Gypsy, so I did a quick Tabata of that in addition to the two rounds of 25 each that I did during the workout.
One-legged wall sit: 31-29-28-32-32-30-31-24
My arms are Jell-O! Just they way I like 'em! :)
I got my hair cut today. That was pretty exciting. I got a bad haircut last time and my curls were all limp and blah. I haven't worn my hair down in months. Finally I couldn't take it anymore. I am really pleased. This lady did a great job, and my curls are bouncy and springy and happy again :) I will post pictures sometime in the next few days.
Saturday, February 04, 2012
I wrote a long blog talking about my complete and utter lack of motivation to do anything about my frumpy-arse appearance as of late, but it just wasn't coming out the way I wanted it to and I felt like it wasn't making sense the way it does in my head, so I'm just going to skip right to the end.
It's my life that's making me feel frumpy, not my lack of motivation to do anything about my appearance. And until I make changes to that, I'm not GOING to be motivated to keep up with myself. As soon as I have access to my debit card again (long story, boring story), I am going to schedule my GREs and begin the process that's going to... make my life worth putting on makeup for. Haha. :)
I actually had a very lovely night last night. As some of you know, it's quite a difficult struggle for me to make friends and that certainly contributes to why I'm a grump-grump about living here most of the time... but it seems I have, in fact, bonded with one coworker. I never, ever just do this, but a few weeks ago I just came out with it and told him I really liked him, and I think we could be friends, and we should hang out sometime and he agreed. No worries, it's not anything suspicious. He likes boys. Anyway, last night we went out for dinner after work and had a splendid time! We sat down to dinner at 5, and just talked and laughed for what seemed like a little while. Finally I said, "What time is it anyway?" and he said, "11." I was like, "WHAT?!" So there went my plans to have dinner, come home and work out. I didn't get home until after midnight, so I didn't work out, but some things are just more important sometimes. Given that I can count the number of times I've had a date with a friend in the 2 years I've lived here on one hand, I count my date as more important than one workout.
I also bought myself a treat after 14 days sugar free! And it was sooooooooo goooooooooood and anyone who wants to say anything negative about it can just... not. LOL. I hadn't had ice cream in months, so I bought myself a pint of Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Brownie Fudge Chunk or something ridiculously sinful like that. LOL. I don't know how much I had... more than a serving, but less than half the pint... so... somewhere between a half cup and a cup. And I gave the other half to my boyfriend. And I loved every bite and mmmed and hmmed and grinned as I ate it. Matt was laughing at how much I was enjoying it. But that's how it should be.
And now it's gone and I'm buckling up for at least another two weeks!
Hope everyone's weekend is off to a fabulous start. I gotta look through some stuff and decide what workout I want to do later. Ahhhh, so many workouts, so little time!!!!
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Tonight I was planning to do the Bodyrock One-Legged Gypsy workout that has been making the rounds among my friends- well, Hannah and Misty at least- but my butt is still so sore from Butt and Fat Loss that I don't know if poor little rump can handle it.
I decided to take it... easy...? and give my butt a rest tonight. I chose a Crossfit challenge called Death By Pullups.
It is my opinion that there are certain words that make a workout sound appealing to me. Those words include, but are not limited to:
My BFF and boyfriend both think I'm crazy. Some of you probably do too. But the ones who get it... You know who you are. And you get it.
Crossfit's Death By Pullups
With a continuously running clock, do one pullup the first minute, two pullups the second minute, three pullups the third minute, and so forth, for as long as possible.
I did reverse pushups on my dip station because I am still trying to practice those.
I completed the minutes through minute 11 which turned out to be 66 reverse pushups. That's not so bad, plus now I have a starting number which I can beat next time!
You guys aren't even going to believe this- I talked my couch potato boyfriend into doing it too! FIRST TIME EVER!!! I'm so proud! And I think he had fun too! He completed 9 minutes. I have no comment on that but if you guys do... please, feel free to share :)
Then I made food.
Mini Shrimp Pineapple Pizzas
Put half a tablespoon of your favorite BBQ sauce (I used Frank's Red Hot Kickin' BBQ Sauce) on an English muffin. Top with shrimps, shredded smoked Gouda cheese, and a pineapple ring. Adjust all measurements to your caloric needs and preferences. Toast in toaster oven.
It may look all cute and clever, but it's really a result of one of those nights you have no grocery money and scramble around in the pantry/fridge to create something edible.
Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Good evening my friends. It's time for another round of What's Sore, What Hurts, and Why!
What's Sore: Mah RUMP!
What Hurts: Going up stairs, sitting down and standing up, walking, and when my boyfriend gooses me
Why: 180 side jump lunges, baby! At least, I think so, but I'm sure the one-leg squats played a part as well.
Tonight I did a Bodyrock called Harder Than Ever, which can be found at this link right here.
I did this workout on December 8. That was before I got my dip station, so I adapted the workout slightly to fit my needs at the time. So, no pullups.
Apparently I was feeling particularly frisky this evening because I went through this beast TWICE. The thing is, you think, only once through each exercise? Pfft. Easy peasy lemon squeezy. Yeah. Not so. If you do it RIGHT you will be a quivering pile of Jell-O at the end. But I forgot that, see (oh, how quickly I forget...) and I was like, well, I better do it twice. Then I got through it once and I was all like, holy balls. But I SAID I was gonna do it twice (only to myself, mind you, so this just goes to show how nuts I really am) so I better do it TWICE!
10 and 50 second intervals, for 12 minutes. Old scores in parentheses. New scores for first time through and second time through follow. Aaaaaand... beep.
Jump Rope: (120) 164, 154
Prisoner Squat Jump: (23) 25, 20
Mountain Climbers: (70) 83, 80
Pushups: (22) 23, 17
Jump Lunges: (12) 14, 11
Bicycle: (41) 46, 47
Tricep dips: (16) 24, 22
Side Jump Lunge Right Leg: (12) 14, 15
Side Jump Lunge Left Leg: (15) 16, 15
Side Crunch Right: (15) 16, 19
Side Crunch Left: (13) 18, 20
Burpees: (6) 6, 5
One, am I really turning that jump rope 3 times per second? Damn.
Two, my abs get stronger faster than any other part of me, which is unfair because that's the area I care least about. LOL
Three, check out those dip numbers. Boom!
Four, I was fairly certain my butt was going to fall off from MORE side jump lunges. I just can't catch a break. Which is dumb because I CHOOSE these workouts. LOL
Five, I did real burpees tonight and modified ones last time.
Six... I'm tired!
I've typed like 4 different paragraphs about different topics, but nothing really strikes me as something I really want to talk about tonight. So I'm just going to leave you with that... hope it's not disappointing. Also, I'm hungry and I want to go eat.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I wanted to end January with a bang, so I re-did a Bodyrock that will forever stick in my mind.
I did "Butt and Fat Loss" on December 8. It just about killed me. I was sore for SIX WHOLE DAYS after. You hear? SIX DAYS. I remember saying in a blog, this workout is aptly named "Butt and Fat Loss" because my butt hurts so much, I might just lose it.
Went a little something like this.
30 Side Jump Lunges
5 one-leg squats, each leg
100 jump rope skips (25 together, 25 jacks, 25 together, 25 jacks)
That is one round. Do 6 rounds for time.
Let's see what I can say about this workout. I'm not at a proper pistol (one leg squat) yet. What I do is squat down with both legs, lift one up, find my balance, and push up on one leg.
I added the pushups last time in an attempt to start getting up off my knees and 3 proper pushups was all I could do with proper form. I actually could have done more tonight (YAY!) but I kept it at 3 to keep the workout consistent to see how I have improved. I did do more pushups after the workout. It was warm enough here to wear a tank (!) and seeing my bare arms just motivated me to crank out extra pushups :)
So, right. 6 rounds of that.
Old time: 25:13
New time: 19:33
I was so pumped, I took pictures.
Hm. Too nerdy.
Rock and ROLL!
Better. Still nerdy. There's just no denying that.
And it's the last day of the month so you know what that means! Gun progress!
October, November, December, and now today.
I just could not get a really good photo of my arm tonight. And I gotta be frank, flexing it a hundred times was starting to tire me out. No joke. LOL.
Man, I love you guys. Bold as I may be working out outdoors in front of all my neighbors, my price for putting pictures of my arms on Facebook would be very, very, very high.
This month I printed out a January calendar from the interwebs that I could color all over. This is what January looked like in terms of workouts.
Yellow=Bodyrock or Crossfit (at-home Crossfit, that is.). Sometimes additional jump rope interval for 20-30 minutes, sometimes not. Did not note that.
Pink=Cardio only. Jump rope intervals.
White=off, rest day, etc.
And I actually have good reason for most days off...
6th- lost my GymBoss
11th-Boyfriend birthday. Spent the whole evening with him participating in a different kind of workout. Know what I'm sayin? Know what I'm sayin'?
12th-sick with my tummy fire thing
17th-sick with tummy fire
26th-planned rest day (after 8 days!)
The 27th was the only day I really just kinda slacked off. I worked late, came home and was just like, yeah. Not happening. Don't wanna. Tired. Whine. Boo.
I hate to end this so abruptly, but. That was my January. I am starving. Goodbye.
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