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Whoop Ass # 2 - Kettlebell Crossfit Style and Cravings

Friday, May 30, 2008

I wasn't feeling so good this morning. I had a pounding headache and I was craving dairy? Instead of my usual oatmeal, protein shake, or protein bar. I wanted two pieces of low-fat cheese on top of low-carb bread and after I ate it my headache went away.
I then went for a walk to get some sun. I walked a mile to the beach and back. I stopped at the local store 'cause I was still craving dairy so, I bought an 8 ounce tub of 1% cottage cheese to eat for lunch. I laughed at myself that my cravings are so specific and Healthy!! Usually if people are lacking calcium they crave chocolate, and my body knows better and goes straight to a better or healthier source. I then grabbed and took a handful of vitamins just to cover all the bases, and drank a protein shake.
I am getting back in tune with my body. I lost that fine tune when I had my surgery, I am excited and relieved to be getting back. Listen to your body, it is always trying to tell you something. It doesn't want the shet! Believe me.

Now, to my second craving. The need to workout! I did my second Whoop Ass Crossfit workout using a kettlebell. I have every legitimate excuse in the world NOT to workout, and yet I did it willingly because I know how much exercise benefits me. And so help me if I even have one ounce of energy in me, I WILL CHOOSE to exercise!!

My Whoop Ass Workout #2 set looked like this:

15 reps of Kettlebell Swings with 15 pound kettlebell
15 reps of Standing Twists with Kettlebell with 15 pound kettlebell
15 reps of Wide Legged Squats with Upright Row with 15 pound kettlebell
10 reps of Step ups with 15 pound kettlebell (that's 10 each leg)
10 reps of One Arm Dumbell Rows with 15 pound kettlebell

I did 5 sets with No Rest as fast as I could without breaking form for 20 minutes.

Does that look like the pic and workout of a sick woman??
Crazy, maybe?
Sick? I think Not!

The pic is of me right after my workout. I am dripping sweat, beat red, out of breathe, and exhausted yet look at that smile on my face. I DID IT!! JUST DO IT!!!!

What are Kettlebells...

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    Wow. Even when you're not feeling so well, you're still doing better than I. Congratulations and keep on keepin' on!
    4792 days ago
    You look like the picture of health to me!
    And, you are indeed an inspiration.
    I found the food cravings interesting too, because I've been buying cottage cheese by the Large container and having it with sliced tomatoes-----I can't get enough!
    Unfortunately I am out of both items tonight, poor me!
    Hugs, Leslie
    4800 days ago
    You're such an inspiration! I love to read your blogs. I may not comment on all of them, but I sure do enjoy reading them!
    4805 days ago
    You are strong and amazing and a real inspiration. I am going to catch up to you very soon!!!!
    4806 days ago
    You are such an inspiration for me to keep going. You're amazing!
    4806 days ago
  • AMYIS200
    Careful girls...she's bringing out the big guns!! look AWESOME!! You are such a wonderful role model for me...actually for all of us!! Thank you!
    4807 days ago
    My gosh girl..don't you look good! I'm jealous! YOU ROCK! emoticon
    4808 days ago
  • no profile photo CD362844
    You look awesomely fantastic lol
    I did not know that you crave choc when wanting dairy. Reason I found this interesting, I started the eat right for your blood type on the 12th of may and have felt great. I have however, forgotten to take my calcium/mag. pills. Last night I got a charley horse ( which can be from lack of mag. and potasium) and thought hey I am not drinking milk......... no so today back on the calc. pills which i need anyway cos am post menopausal.
    So thanks for that interesting fact and kudos on the great workout and getting back to good feeling after surgery.
    4808 days ago
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    WOW!!!!!!! Look at you. A picture speaks a thousand words. You go girl. Thanks for your comment on my blog. You keep up the good work. emoticon
    4808 days ago
    wh00t! you are one strong and sexy lady! and great about the healthy cravings. sometimes i am amazed how clever our bodies are if we just listen - i found out that i always instinctively grabbed stuff with a low glycemic index, even before i learned about GI!
    you go girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4808 days ago
    Damn, girl - you are looking FINE! Glad you are feeling fine, too! Keep up the great work.
    4808 days ago
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    Wow! I saw one of those at the store tonight and I was wondering about it...thanks Gabs! Looks like an awesome workout. Maybe I'll have to get some. ;) Thanks for the comment on my blog sweetie! You're the best! Hugs, Angela
    4808 days ago
    I've been thinking about trying kettlebells. You look AWESOME Miss Gabs! emoticon
    4809 days ago
    Ooh, check out those guns! Gabrielle, you never cease to amaze me with your determination, diligence, and positive energy. Instead of moping around feeling sorry about your medical issues, you vow to eat healthfully and push yourself to your limits with strenuous exercises.

    I bow down to the Iron Maiden! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4809 days ago
    AND I SEE MUSCLES!!! You are looking great and fit. Watch out world here comes GABS!
    4809 days ago
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