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Crossfit 5/9 and better eating

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Food was good today. I think I'll start daily blogging my food to keep myself on track for awhile.

breakfast: 3 eggs, half and half in my coffee
lunch: salad with mozzarella and bacon, plus grilled flank steak florentine
snack: cream top plain yogurt
dinner: 4 slices organic bacon, 2 eggs scrambled, salad with homemade mustard garlic dressing, and a cup of sliced strawberries.
Lots of eggs today, but we didn't have much food in the house when I got home from crossfit, so that's what my option was.

And speaking of Crossfit. Holy moly. My arms are jelly. People talk about having a stronger side of the body. Well, I have a stronger hemisphere: my legs can handle most things, but my arms are weaklings. I think part of the problem is that I'm carrying 30 extra lbs. My legs can lift that, but my arms can't.

So I was sore today still from Monday. Mostly in the abs and butt, but some in the legs. Today's workout:

warm up was 3 sets of:
quad stretch
5 wall squats
5 pushups
5 situps
focused on form, not speed.

We also reviewed some cleans with the PVC pipes.

Then the workout. It was pretty hard, and longer than anything I'd done before.

8 min AMRAP:
500m row
5 chest to bar pullups (ring rows for me)
30 double unders (90 regular jump rope for me)

6 min rest

8 min AMRAP:
20 lunge steps
10 ring dips (tricep dips on a box for me)
20m farmer walk with 55lbs in 2 kettlebells
10 ab mat sit ups

6 min rest

8 min AMRAP:
30 double unders (again, 90 regular jump rope)
10 pull ups (ring rows for me)
10 push ups (on my knees)
30 second plank

I did 3 rounds of the first, just shy of 3 rounds of the second, and 2 of the last. My arms were just flailing by the end.

Lots of stretching after. I think I'll be hard pressed to lift my arms tomorrow.

But if nothing else, a workout like that makes me want to lose weight, just so that I can do things as prescribed! Most of the things I find terribly hard are exercises that involve my arms dealing with my body weight.

Off on a business trip tomorrow. Focusing on food and sleep. :) We aren't going anywhere this weekend, so I'll take a look at what the WOD is at crossfit on Saturday, and if it looks like something I can do, I'll go then. I'm on the 3x week program, and I'd like to get my money's worth.
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    I think that workout not only makes you WANT to lose weight, I think it WILL make you lose weight! Good grief! I'm glad you weren't landing on your face in those last few push-ups, I know I would be, knees or not.

    Get that money's worth! 3x/week is definitely doable.

    What's a farmer's walk?
    2114 days ago
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