BROCOLIJOLI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BROCOLIJOLI BROCOLIJOLI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622916 I just have time for a quick update today. <BR> <BR> My weight has not really been moving. At least it isn't going up? I do really well during the week, but then on the weekend it seems there is always something to tempt me. This past weekend it was my friend's annual Valentine's party. She makes and AMAZING cheesecake, plus brownies and cookies. This weekend I'm headed to NYC with the husband for a long weekend. I'm just going to enjoy myself and not worry about food, but when I get back, I... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:51:42 EST Sister Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602704 Things have been going okay. My weight has gone down a bit since the end of the year, but it's been slow. I don't mind too much, slow and steady is fine with me. I've been loving my FitBit, I just wish it wasn't so cold out, My dog didn't even want to go for a walk this morning! <BR> <BR> This past weekend I visited my sister who lives in Chicago. I was curious to see how far I'd walk each day being in the city. Over 7 miles/15,000 steps each day! I definitely indulged a bit, foodwise, but I... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:26:43 EST 2014 Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586901 Hey guys! Hope everyone had a good Christmas/New Year/whatever you celebrate! Mine was pretty low key. I was at my parents' for 8 days at Christmas , but unfortunately my dream of visiting the local CrossFit and cooking amazing meals in their renovated kitchen did not come to be. Instead, I got sick on Christmas Eve with a pretty bad cold, so I spent most of the week sleeping and watching TV. <BR> <BR> One thing I have been thinking about lately is that even though I go to CrossFit 3 or 4 t... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 12:52:41 EST 3 days down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556292 I have three days of eating clean down. It hasn't been hard at all since I cooked a bunch this weekend and have been eating mostly the same thing every day. <BR> <BR> Breakfast- Egg bake (spinach, sausage, onions, gouda) <BR> <BR> Lunch- Turkey cranberry meatballs, mashed sweet potatoes, carrots <BR> <BR> Snack- Nuts <BR> <BR> Dinner- Chicken burger from Trader Joe's topped with avocado + random veggies. <BR> <BR> Dessert- Small square of dark chocolate <BR> <BR> I've also been drinki... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 21:29:51 EST Update on November http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555488 Oh hi guys. It's been over a month! Oops. <BR> <BR> First of all, my weight has continued to creep up. Starting yesterday, I'm back to tracking. I'm currently 175-177. Remember when I was down to 150? Ugh. I'm so disappointed in myself. I know I've gained a lot of muscle since then (it was about 2 years ago, right after I started CF), but all of this is not muscle. My clothes aren't fitting and I'm super frustrated. Right now my goal is 160. I was able to maintain that for a long time. I do... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 22:48:02 EST So many squats! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528394 On Mondays in strength class, we've been doing squat pyramids. These have been leaving my legs sore for two days. Apparently we are doing the CF total either this or next week. I can't wait to see if I've made any improvement. <BR> <BR> This week it was: <BR> 1x10 @98 <BR> 1x8 @108 <BR> 1x6 @118 <BR> 1x9 @103 <BR> 1x7 @113 <BR> 1x5 @123 <BR> <BR> We also did Romanian deadlifts and weighted box jumps (5x3). Those freak me out. Rx was 25# in each hand. I didn't think I'd get anywhere near t... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:11:30 EST Back to Strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521790 I decided to start going to strength class again and it's been really fun. I came in the middle of a of a programming cycle, so I don't know exactly what we're doing/why (I should probably ask), but I'm loving it. It's a little different than usual because we've been doing short WODs at the end instead of just lifting. <BR> <BR> Today we did: <BR> 7x5 Bench press <BR> 5x5 weighted pull-ups (strict) <BR> <BR> Then the WOD: <BR> 30 seconds on, 30 off for 9 minutes: <BR> -Dumbbell press (Rx=25... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:43:00 EST And I almost skipped Oly class for the Farmer's market this morning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511593 I haven't been to Oly class in a couple weeks, but I'm SO GLAD I went this morning! <BR> <BR> We started out with snatch balances. If you aren't familiar, a snatch balance is when you start with the bar on your back, dip and drive, lock it out overhead in a partial squat, and ride it down and stand back up. Our coaches' friend Charles, who just happens to be a 2012 OLYMPIAN was there and gave me a lot of pointers. I ended up getting up to 103#. <BR> <BR> Next up we did 3 sets of 1 snatch ... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 14:12:39 EST Oops, it's been awhile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500723 I can't believe I haven't posted for over 20 days and I didn't even realize it! I still log in all the time, not sure how that happened! <BR> <BR> Shortly after doing the Oly total, we did the CrossFit total. I skipped it the last time we did it (Around June) because I knew my numbers had gone down since the time before that (which was immediately following 4 months of doing strength class 3x a week). I knew I needed to just do it and see where I'm at: <BR> <BR> Press: 85# (2# PR) <BR> Squ... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:11:54 EST Another reason why CrossFit is better than my old gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475951 I'm pretty sure that if I decided to bike to my old gym between classes and got a flat tire 1 block away on my way back, no one that works at my old gym would have given me a ride to campus so I wouldn't miss my next class (and get kicked out for not showing up on the first day). <BR> <BR> So yeah, CF comes with with generous, albeit a little awkward, car rides with your coach! <BR> <BR> Today was the Oly total (not Monday like I posted earlier). I PR'd my snatch by 3# from last Saturday! ... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 17:19:47 EST A week off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472639 I took last week off from Crossfit (and working out entirely). I didn't really plan it, but on Monday or Tuesday, I just decided to take off a week. I wasn't even feeling burnt out or anything, but I think taking a break every once and awhile is good for the body, mind, and soul :) <BR> <BR> Today was my first day back. <BR> For Load: <BR> <BR> 2 Push Press + <BR> 1 Strict Press <BR> <BR> I got up to 78# and failed at 83# twice. I wasn't really surprised though, since 83# is my current 1 r... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 13:39:14 EST A nice way to start the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458271 Oops, I forgot to update last week! My sister was visiting for part of the week. We went stand up paddle boarding, which was really fun. I also brought her to CrossFit. She's shopped for gyms in her city, but hasn't started yet. We just did overhead squats and then a skill workout (turkish get ups and handstand walks...or in my case, wall climbs... not for time). Then we both flew to our grandparents' house for a visit. Having a visitor and then going out of town interfered with working out a... Sat, 17 Aug 2013 18:21:25 EST Weekend WODs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445232 Saturday I went to open gym with a friend and we did an endurance WOD from GIANTMICROBE's gym, 6x400m. We used the 400m route, which is an out and back and also has some weird curves. I still used my Garmin to time myself, just to make things easier. <BR> 1. 395m, 1:43 <BR> 2. 398m, 1:48 <BR> 3. 405m, 1:56 <BR> 4. 392m, 1:56 <BR> 5. 385m, 1:57 <BR> 6. 371m, 2:00 <BR> <BR> I think the distance varied so much because of the curvy part at the beginning/end and having to turn around halfway t... Mon, 5 Aug 2013 12:18:36 EST Midweek WODs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441640 TUESDAY- <BR> Back Squat: <BR> <BR> 5 x 3 <BR> <BR> I haven't squatted in awhile and I kept bending too far forwards. Need to work on that! I think I used 143#. <BR> <BR> One minute on, one minute off, for 12 minutes for maximum cycles: <BR> <BR> 9 Deadlifts (155/103) <BR> 6 Hang Power Cleans (155/103) <BR> 3 Jerks (155/103) <BR> <BR> I had trouble picking what weight to use on this one. Hang cleans are not my favorite. I ended up using 68#, but I think I would've been fine with 73#. I... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 22:48:52 EST Tabata + Endurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437632 This morning's WOD was a fun one: Tabata This! <BR> <BR> Tabata This <BR> <BR> For total reps: <BR> <BR> Tabata Row <BR> Rest one minute <BR> Tabata Squat <BR> Rest one minute <BR> Tabata Pull-ups <BR> Rest one minute <BR> Tabata Push-ups <BR> Rest one minute <BR> Tabata Sit-ups <BR> <BR> We were short one rower, so some of us (including myself) started on the squats and did the row last. My total was 340. I think it was broken down like this: <BR> Squats: 116 <BR> Pull-ups: 50 <BR> Push-... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:06:54 EST CrossFit Games http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436124 I've been glued to my computer all weekend watching the CrossFit Games. This year has been pretty weird! I like the WODs, but I wish there weren't so many where most of the competitors didn't even finish. The results have been pretty surprising too. So many rookies are doing really well and a lot of well known names are not where I expected them to be! Deb didn't do great on the first 4 events, but got 5th in the sprint and the legless WODs, 7th in 2007, and 13th on the clean and jerk ladder.... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:18:18 EST The WOD from hell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430984 For time: <BR> <BR> 1 Mile Run <BR> <BR> 10 … 1 Reps: <BR> <BR> KB Swings (53/35) <BR> Burpees <BR> <BR> 1 … 10 Reps: <BR> <BR> Hang Snatch (75/53) (below knee) <BR> WB Shots (20/14) <BR> <BR> 1 Mile Run <BR> <BR> There is a hard 35 Minute time cap for this workout. <BR> <BR> YIKES. I could probably do this WOD Rx, but DEFINITELY not in 35 minutes. Maybe more like an hour... <BR> <BR> Here is what I ended up doing: <BR> 1000 M run <BR> 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 <BR> KB Swings (Rx) <BR> Bu... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:09:08 EST CrossFit Endurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429659 I've decided that I NEED to work on my running. I didn't really run at all during the winter and as soon as it was warm enough to add running back into our WODs, I could tell. I've even been dreading our 400m run warm ups lately. It's gotten a bit ridiculous! My box offers CF Endurance, but you pretty much sign up to go 2x a week for 6 weeks, plus you have 1 homework WOD per week. It doesn't really fit in my schedule and I don't really want to replace all of my CrossFitting with running (blec... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 17:37:22 EST Partner WOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425316 This past weekend I was at a wedding in Ohio, so I made plans to visit a local CF gym. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1396200226.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was a partner WOD, so I was a little nervous. The last time I visited a gym, we did a partner/team WOD and I ended up joining two girls who just weren't...as serious about it as I am? I never mind working out with people who are newer or use less weight as I do, but these girls seemed impressed that I actually did ... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:04:10 EST CrossFit for Hope Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413424 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWVwpI1CRcs <BR> <BR> One of our coaches made a cool video of our CrossFit for Hope event yesterday. I'm wearing a light purple tank top and black crops. See if you can spot me! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 16:51:03 EST Oops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412554 Oops! I didn't mean to go so long without posting a blog! <BR> <BR> I'm not going to go over every WOD I've done for the past 3 weeks, but I've still been going consistently and trying to get my food back under control. I was doing really well until the 4th of July! The holiday is over and the leftovers are gone, so time to get back at it. <BR> <BR> I PR'd my snatch during Oly class this week (78#)! My form was also MUCH better than when I hit 73# (which was pretty choppy, more like a powe... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 17:03:15 EST (Kind of) The Bear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395513 I woke up feeling pretty great on Sunday morning, which was surprising because I kind of drank a lot on Saturday night. Oops. I wasn't sure if it was the greatest idea to go to CrossFit, but I went anyway and took it a little easy. I just wanted to MOVE a little and do something. It was actually a great WOD for this: <BR> <BR> AMRAP – 5 Minutes: <BR> <BR> 3 Power Clean and Jerk (155/103) <BR> 5 Burpees <BR> <BR> Rest 5 Minutes <BR> <BR> AMRAP – 5 Minutes: <BR> <BR> 7 KB Swings (72/53) <B... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 18:59:50 EST Filthy Fifty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388070 The Filthy Fifty is one of my favorite CrossFit workouts. I love chippers! <BR> <BR> 50 each of: <BR> Box Jumps <BR> Jumping Pull-ups <BR> KB Swings (26#) <BR> Walking Lunge <BR> KTE (I did knee tucks) <BR> Push Press (Rx=33#) <BR> Back Extensions <BR> WB Shots (I did 14# but at 9' target instead of 10') <BR> Burpees <BR> Double-unders (I did 100 singles) <BR> <BR> Time: 31:04 <BR> <BR> I purposely didn't look at my old time beforehand because that sometimes psychs me out. This had... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:37:34 EST Surprise Personal Training Session http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385778 Since I've started CrossFit, my gym's membership has grown a lot. Classes have gotten bigger and they've even added a second coach to the evening classes to make sure people still get the same amount of attention. It's been a long time since I've been in a class of just three people. I was even in a Sunday morning class with just one other person, but that was about a year ago. I've been frequenting the 9am class for a few months now and it's consistently a 6-8 person class, plus or minus a f... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 11:51:13 EST At-Home WOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382558 My family is in town for a wedding this weekend and I stayed up far too late with them last night. Therefore, I did not get up in time for CF this morning. At first I decided it was for the best since my shoulders are super sore from thrusters yesterday. Then I got bored and decided to do a modified version of the WOD instead. <BR> <BR> The WOD posted was this: <BR> 150 Single Skips <BR> 50 Walking Lunges <BR> 50 Push-ups <BR> 50 Sit-ups <BR> 150 Single Skips <BR> 40 Walking Lunges <BR> 40 P... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 15:16:18 EST Friday Morning Doubleheader http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381844 Today I did the Friday morning double-header of yoga & regular CF class. I almost had a private yoga class, but someone ended up coming in 5 minutes late. <BR> <BR> For strength, we did a fun complex. I was excited to do some lifting since it's been a few weeks. The complex was: <BR> 1 power clean + 3 front squats + 2 push jerks <BR> <BR> I got up to 98#. I used to only push jerk, but thanks to Oly class have only been split jerking, so it was kind of weird to go back. I used to hate split... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 20:43:36 EST CF Regionals Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380608 Day 2 started out with the dreaded "100s" workout. The team workout was a litte different though: <BR> <BR> For time, each member of the six-person team must complete the following: <BR> 30 wall balls <BR> 30 chest to bar pull-ups <BR> 30 pistols (one legged squats), alternating <BR> 30 one-arm dumbbell snatches <BR> 25 minute time cap <BR> <BR> I was nervous about this one, mostly the chest-to-bar pull-ups, but everyone breezed through them. Our team came in 10th place in 20:57. <BR> <BR... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 17:47:43 EST CF Regionals Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379223 I think I will do a separate blog post for each day of regionals. I know most people won't care, but I hope a few of you are interested! <BR> <BR> Each day of regionals was set up very similar. They went from about 8am-6pm with no real breaks. There was a morning event and and afternoon event. Each event started with team, then women, and finally men. The teams had 3 heats and women/men had 4 heats each. My gym had a team and a woman competing, so we ended up not watching any of the men comp... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 13:47:36 EST What I've Been Up To... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378999 I've been busy since my last blog post about Murph! <BR> <BR> When I woke up on Tuesday morning, I actually didn't feel too awful. My arms were sore from push-ups, but my legs felt fine. This led to the (probably stupid) decision to go to the 9am CF class. The workout was deadlifts and running, so I figured it would be fine. While my legs were not sore, they just would not go. I was so slow in this workout! I finished last, not only in my class, but out of all the classes so far that day. Ab... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 10:40:15 EST Murph 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369616 This was my second year doing Murph (last year's blog is here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j<BR>ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901655) <BR> <BR> Murph is a Hero WOD that many boxes do on Memorial Day to honor everyone that has served for our country. The WOD is: <BR> <BR> 1 mile <BR> 100 pull-ups <BR> 200 push-ups <BR> 300 air squats <BR> 1 mile <BR> <BR> You can do the pull-ups, push-ups, and air squats in any order, but you have to start and finish with the 1 mile run. <BR>... Mon, 27 May 2013 19:10:03 EST This Week's WODs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366888 Spark just deleted a LONG post. Grrrr. Here is a shortened version of it.... <BR> <BR> Friday: <BR> Strength: Power Clean singles (up to 103#) <BR> WOD: <BR> 5 Rounds for time: <BR> <BR> 3 Power Clean (155/103) <BR> 6 Burpees <BR> 9 Wall-ball Shots (20/14) <BR> <BR> I don't remember my time or my weight for the PCs. Maybe 73 or 78? This was a fun one. <BR> <BR> Saturday: Oly Class <BR> Jerks and Power Snatches. I matched my PRs on both. <BR> <BR> Didn't workout Sunday-Tuesday because m... Fri, 24 May 2013 16:32:05 EST 3 in a row http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356269 Today was my 3rd day in a row at CF and I feel great! I think it's just luck with programming, because after 2 in a row I'm ready for a rest day. I'm not sore at all from the 5K or the KB swings yesterday. Tomorrow might be another story though ;) <BR> <BR> Strength: <BR> 5 deadlift + 3 hang power clean + 1 jerk (no putting the bar down in between movements) <BR> <BR> 53-63-73-83-93f-93 <BR> <BR> WOD: <BR> 30 pull-ups (blue + red band) <BR> 20 calories of rowing <BR> 10 deadlift (Rx=203, ... Tue, 14 May 2013 12:10:35 EST I love Russian KB Swings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355582 Another great day at CrossFit. I could get used to this! <BR> <BR> Press 3-2-2-2-1 <BR> <BR> I've been trying to hit 83# on the press for FOREVER. Or like 5 months. Same thing. Last time I tried, I got fed up, so added two .25# plates and PR'd by .5# at 80.5. Ha. Today I finally made it. It was a bit of a fight to get it up, but I did it! <BR> <BR> WOD: <BR> <BR> Every other minute, on the minute, for 10 minutes: <BR> 30 Russian KB swings (Rx=53#) <BR> <BR> You have 1 minute to get 30 ... Mon, 13 May 2013 20:21:29 EST 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354220 I ended up skipping CrossFit all together on Saturday. I babysat from 6:15pm on Friday to 3:45am on Saturday (the parents work in the ER and sometimes their shifts overlap). I've done the same thing for that family before. Last time I slept on their couch and had no problems, but this time I woke up every hour. I didn't sleep much better when I got home, so I did not feel like working out at all. Instead, the husband and I went to the Farmer's Market and bought SO MANY veggie plants. I'm plan... Sun, 12 May 2013 17:14:19 EST PR City http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352132 I have not been hitting very many PRs lately. It seems that they all come at once, then disappear for months. It looks like I'm coming out of that rut though! <BR> <BR> I really loved yesterday. We started off with 1 snatch EMOM (every minute, on the minute) for 18 minutes. I have this weird thing where I like to PR when no one is looking (or paying attention). This became kind of a running joke during strength class last fall. I need a no pressure situation or else my brain just screws me o... Fri, 10 May 2013 12:19:56 EST WOD Catch up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5348838 I was not feeling very motivated when it comes to CrossFit the last few weeks, but a few awesome WODs have turned it all around. <BR> <BR> Last Thursday's WOD: <BR> <BR> 10,9,8,7...3,2,1 reps for time: <BR> Burpee Box Jump Over (20 inches) <BR> <BR> 6 squats after each set of BBJOs. <BR> <BR> I don't remember my time on this one. It was pretty brutal though! I conveniently missed reading the word "burpee" and thought we were just doing box jump overs until I got to the gym and saw the ea... Tue, 7 May 2013 16:06:52 EST PFC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343456 Since I haven't been updating here much, I don't think I've posted about my decision to become a registered dietitian. If you don't already know, I'm currently in school for my Master's in Public Health Nutrition. I have gone back and forth the last 2 years trying to decide if I want to also get my RD or not and I finally decided to do it. About 50% of jobs for MPHs require an RD as well, but even for the ones that don't, someone with both degrees will be more competitive and I live in a city... Thu, 2 May 2013 16:24:11 EST Getting Back on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342472 Just one visit to CF so far this week, but I'm on track to get to 4 classes! <BR> <BR> Yesterday after the warm up we started off with 2 400M runs for time. Since my 10K on Thanksgiving, I have run once. It was about 2 miles and I didn't time it because I didn't want to get depressed about how slow I was. The weather this "spring" has been insane snow > 70 degrees > snow. We've had a few WODs with runs in them, but I think I've only done one...The last time I sprinted? Um, who knows. I'll ge... Wed, 1 May 2013 21:07:14 EST Too Busy to WOD :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336817 I've been doing much better food-wise this week. Still had some slip-ups, but getting back in the groove. I forgot that I'd be out of town this weekend all week, so I only made it to CF twice. My schedule has been busy with meetings about group projects, my internship, work, etc. I was planning on hitting up regular class & oly tomorrow, but I'll be on a plane...oops! <BR> <BR> Monday was really fun. We practiced skin-the-cat and muscle ups on the rings for 20 minutes, then did: <BR> 9-7-5 ... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:58:04 EST Blah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330577 I haven't been posting much recently, mostly because I haven't been doing very well in the health-department. I can't even seem to go ONE DAY without eating some sort of junk food. Last week, I only went to CF twice (due to stomach flu & schedule issues mostly). I'm really trying to turn it around this week. My weight is still up and I don't feel my best. I really want to feel great when I go to Chicago in June. The weather will be warmer and I want to feel more confident in my clothes, espec... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 12:22:26 EST The Open is Over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315728 I'm so glad I signed up for the Open, but I'm also glad it is over! It's just really messed with my schedule. This was the first week I was able to go in 4x since it started! I'm hoping to get back in my 4x a week routine and then upping my membership to unlimited. The last WOD was very anticlimactic. It was a 4 min AMRAP of 15 thrusters and 15 chest to bar pull-ups. If you got three rounds in 4 minutes, then the time increased to 8 (if you got to 6, it increased to 12 minutes, etc). I really... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:09:38 EST Dumb Decisions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306819 Sometimes I look back on decisions I've made and wondered WTF I was thinking. For example, my hip was bothering me this week. So what did I do on Friday? This workout: <BR> <BR> 800M run <BR> 75 kettlebell swings (rx=35#) <BR> 800M rum <BR> <BR> Yeah, because you don't use your hips in running or KB swings....I took it pretty easy on the runs and used 26# for the KB (normally would've gone Rx on this one). I haven't had any hip pain since it initially started, but they definitely felt tight... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 23:05:37 EST Hip Pain & 13.4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303814 When I last posted, I was still super sore from 13.3's 150 wall balls. On Tuesday night, I finally felt almost back to normal. I was going to try to go to the gym at 6:30am on Wednesday. When I woke up, my hip felt a little weird, so I decided to go back to bed. When I woke up for real, my hip hurt A LOT. I wanted to cry as I hobbled from the parking garage to my first class. All I wanted to do was sit on my couch or lay in bed, but I had to be on campus from 9am-6:30pm (then ended up staying... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 23:15:28 EST Top 5 Most Sore Ever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301381 After I wrote about my friend and I agreeing that 13.3 was in our "top 5 most sore" workouts ever, my friend Chrissy (GIANTMICROBE) decided to post a blot about her top 5 workouts that made her the most sore ever and now I am taking the idea she got from me back and posting mine! <BR> <BR> In chronological order- <BR> <BR> 1. High School Basketball Try-Outs (2001 or 2002) <BR> I can't remember if it was freshman or sophomore year, but after a summer of being completely sedentary, it was tim... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:46:50 EST Today's Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300021 Today's workout was....haha, nothing. My legs are still smoked. My friend and I both agree that this might be in the top 5 for "most sore we have ever been." I look ridiculous when I go up and down stairs and I definitely took the elevator up just one level today. <BR> <BR> I'm back on the clean eating train today. It was supposed to be yesterday, but last night ended up being date night/celebration for the end of my husband's political career (he's been very involved in local politics sinc... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:06:31 EST 13.3- Ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298495 13.3 did not go well for me. At all. It is the first Open WOD where I have been seriously disappointed by my performance, because I KNOW I can do better. I surprised myself on 13.2 and with 13.1, I think I could've gotten a few more reps, but I was still happy with my score. Yesterday? Not at all. <BR> <BR> 13.3 <BR> 12 min AMRAP: <BR> 150 wall balls <BR> 90 double unders <BR> 30 muscle ups <BR> <BR> It's kind of ironic because I actually like wall balls. The last time we did Karen (just 1... Sun, 24 Mar 2013 17:50:21 EST Back In the Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295182 Yesterday was my first time back in the gym since a week before, when I did 13.2. I felt my inadvertent week off as soon as I started warming up. My legs were stiff! I ended up going to Oly class, which was nice and small (just 5 of us). Class ended at 7, and afterwards we all crowded around Deb and her phone to watch the 13.3 announcement. As soon as it was announced, I headed towards our other location to meet up with my friend to practice whatever was in 13.3 and squat. <BR> <BR> 13.3 is... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:22:06 EST Icky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293603 I just feel...icky. <BR> <BR> I went out of town this weekend to visit an old friend. I mentally gave myself the weekend off from eating healthy. I stayed Paleo on Friday, but ate a lot of delicious things on Saturday and Sunday I would normally avoid. No regrets! <BR> <BR> The problem came on Monday. It's my spring break, but I signed up for a one-credit, 2-day workshop. On Monday, I picked my dog up from boarding at 6:30am and they told me there was some blood in his urine and to keep an... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:16:42 EST 13.2- Done and Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285922 Since I'm going out of town this week, I ended up doing 13.2 tonight during open gym, almost immediately after it was announced. I didn't know it, but apparently all our top athletes have team practice on Wednesday nights, so a TON of people were there. We all huddled around an iPad in the office to watch the WOD be announced. It was super fun! I was a bit intimidated to be there with what my friends and I have dubbed "the varsity team", but luckily the friend that talked me into signing up i... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 23:14:29 EST Monday Doubleheaders http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283274 I think Monday doubleheaders are going to be my new thing. 6pm Olympic Lifting class, 7 pm regular class with my favorite coach (who now coaches mostly at our 2nd location that I rarely go to). <BR> <BR> In Oly class, we worked snatches with no foot movement. We did sets of triples and I worked up to 68#. Then we did snatch pulls, pausing at 1 inch off the ground, the knees, and the top. <BR> <BR> Today's WOD was a repeat of one from last year. It is the only WOD that has ever made me cry... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 23:28:00 EST