Jumping To Conclusions

8-29-13 Workout Of The Day

Warm up:                        KB Snatch Review 8 Mins

Mobility/SWOD:           10 Min AMRAP of:

5 KB Snatch L/R (Light) + 10  (T2B, K2C, or K2E)

5 Min AMRAP of:

Weighted Pull up/Strict Pull up

2 Min Transition

WOD:  15 Min AMRAP

30 KB Snatch 15 L/15 R

30 KB Thrusters 15 L/15 R

30 Double Unders or 30 Box Jumps (12”)

Don’t judge a book by its cover!  I’m for real.  We’ve all heard the phrase, but this morning when I looked at the 12” box jumps, that is exactly what I did.  LOL!  The joke was on me.

Note, I opted out on the double unders.  Buying a jump rope is my to-do list.  I’m determined to get the double unders, I just need practice.

Two weeks ago, I kicked it out on the  24” box jumps, so how hard could 12” boxes be?   Haaa!  Do you know Alicia Keys, “This girl is on fire?”  I swear I was singing a similar tune about my quads—and that was only after round one (30).

Though the box was shorter, the pace was faster.  Geez… I’m trying to remember how many rounds, but I’m so wiped out.  I think I did four or five rounds.  Either case, I did at least 90 reps of each.

If you’re reading this and you don’t work out.  Stop! 

Do you care about your health and well-being?  Just for fun, I googled the phrase, “Why should I work out?”

A ton of articles popped up.  My favorite ones are listed below.  Take a few minutes to read through whichever headline resonates with you.  I hope that at least one of the articles strikes a nerve in you… to the point that you decide to get moving.   Start with a 30-minute walk two to three times a week.   When you walk the same distance in a shorter amount of time,  challenge yourself to walk further and faster.  I promise, you’ll feel it.

Later we will talk about CrossFit.  🙂


Thought Provoking Reads

Why Should I Work Out? 9 Awesome Reasons Other Than Weight Loss

Exercise:  7 Benefits Of Regular Physical Activity

Why We Should Exercise–And why we don’t

Why You Should Workout


Struggle But Do Not Quit

 8/22/13 WOD

Warm Up/Mobility:
Snatch Complex
 10 Min AMRAP 1 (Hip) + 1 (Hang) +1 (Below The Knee)+ 1 OH Squat 
 Strict Press From Squat Position
 30 Secs of Squat Therapy (Wide Stance)
 Run 100M + 1 Min of Self Massage (Self Prescribed)
Then Do:

SWOD: OTM For 10 Min Do:
1 Hang Power Snatch + 2 Snatch Balance


3 RDS @ 95% Effort
20 Squat Snatch @ 75/45
200M Run
20 Push Press @ 75/45
Rest 3 Min

What can I say… my greatest challenge today was the three rounds of Squat Snatches… I struggled, but I did not quit…. so at the end of the class, I walked out the door drenched in sweat, with fatigued muscles, extremely exhausted, but proudly with my head held high. That is what life is about. Giving it your all without quitting.

Next week marks the end of my summer break. Boooo! Starting week with CrossFit, for the past two months, and getting it in four to five days a week has been a real treat! Yeah, you heard right… “a treat!” Call me crazy– hubby says I’m a beast. Lol! Plain and simple, I love a good physical challenge, so CrossFit is perfect for me.

September marks the start of the school year for my son and I.  It also means a demanding and tight schedule, but I’m excited because my fitness center schedules classes based on the their clients needs, so I will be able to continue with CrossFit during football season.  My workout will move from mornings to afternoons.  My greatest challenge will be food intake before an afternoon CrossFit class, but I’ve already begun working on this and will have it figured out soon.