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


Jabbing at the gym

I am at the gym now watching my son in his boxing class. This post is by way of my smart phone, which is a first for me. Wow! I definitely need my glasses for this!

Boxing is a sport that I did not envision my son partaking. However, since mid fall, he’s been asking to Box, so I did what any good mom would do… Sign him up!

While I am not excited at the prospects of him taking blows to the face, the advantages and discipline that he will gain from the experience is worth the time.

Jab, jab, step. Jab, jab, step and so on. The routine is unlike any thing I imagined. Boxers begin their routine by jumping rope continuously for 15 minutes. You think that’s easy? Try it! I did and quickly discovered my heart beating faster than it does at the end of a 10 mile run.

After watching other boxers in the gym jump rope, I decided to invest in a new piece of workout equipment– a weighted jump rope! Lol! There’s this kid in here now skipping rope like he was born with the rope in his hand. Darn! I want to jump like him. I asked the trainer how long would it take me to jump like that. He said that it took him a couple of months. Hmm… All I know is that this is a great exercise to incorporate into my routine. “Always change-up your routine” is what my personal trainer told me, so that’s what I continue to do.

I also see a kid shadow boxing with two (2) pound weights. I think I will hold off on that one until later.

Anyway, if you aren’t working out yet, it’s time to get moving. Although our weather in Jersey has been very mild, it’s only February so there is plenty of time to get in shape for swimsuit season. Get up and get moving!