Monday’s WOD

SWOD: 5 rounds of:

OTM (on the minute) 1: 3 Snatch (TNG) @ 75% or Med light + 30 Du’s (double under’s) or 15 Box jumps
OTM (on the minute) 2: Rest
3 mins for transition
4 EMOM (every minute on of 5 back squats @ 80%, Last set do AMRAP (as many reps as possible) score reps
2 mins transition

WOD:
21 – 15 – 9
Deadlifts (225/135) use Snatch grip
HSPU (handstand push ups)

Today was my first day back to work since last Monday.   Family and friends don’t think that I have days when I don’t feel like working out, but I do.  Today was one of those days.   Time seemed to pass in super slow motion.  You know, like the instant replay during a Sunday afternoon pro football game.

Folks don’t realize that days like today, I push myself just to get there.  If you’re committed to a healthy lifestyle or maybe you have a personal goal of some sort, you have no other choice but to push yourself to do what you gotta do.  I set a goal to compete in May.  And although I could not work out with my trainer today, nothing prevented me from squeezing in an hour-long crossFit class.  So as tired as I was, I went to class.  Of course, I felt better afterward, but the long day has finally caught up to me.

Right now, I’m too sleepy to say what I really want to say.  My eyes are watery and runny like I’m watching some sad love story.  On top of that, I’m slowly bopping my head to the grove of Jaheim’s, Appreciation Day CD, which of course, is putting me in a completely different mode.  Ha! ha!

Anyway, I’m a little irked with myself.  Why?  Because I heeded to the instructor’s warning a little too much to be careful with the deadlifts.  I only lifted 75 pounds and in the end, I realized I could have lifted a heavier weight.  I blew through the 21-15-9 deadlifts and handstand push ups, off the 20 Inch box, in less than 6 minutes.  Next time I am going to take the time to figure out my max and work my way from there.

Okay, seriously, after CrossFit, I sat on the sidelines of B’Dazzles’s football practice til 8 p.m.  I’m delirious and have to get some sleep.

Sweet dreams!

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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

WOD:

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.