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A Year of CrossFit

Last week, Tuesday, I hit a year of CrossFit. A whole year of doing an exercise regiment at least twice a week (every once in a while only once). That is unheard of in my reality! I normally get bored or tired of a specific exercise and end up quitting. However, CrossFit is always different. I’m pretty sure that’s why I stuck with it so long.

My first workout just about killed me. Yep, 5 rounds of 15 Overhead Squats with a wooden dow and a 100 Meter Sprint. Took me 12:30 minutes. I can laugh now because I realize just how out of shape I was.

Me after my first CrossFit workout:

So, what was my workout on my anniversary?

WOD: (30 Min cut off)

40 Kettlebell Swings (25#)

40 Push Ups (Chest to floor)

40 Pull Ups (Green band)

400 Meter Run

30 Kettlebell Swings

30 Push Ups

30 Pull Ups

400 Meter Run

20 Kettlebell Swings

20 Push Ups

20 Pull Ups (Green first 10, Black last 10)

400 Meter Run

10 Kettlebell Swings

10 Push Ups

10 Pull Ups (Black band)

400 Meter Run

Finished in 26:30

I have to be honest. I didn’t think I was going to finish that “chipper”. This was one of the few times that I was both disappointed with myself and thrilled with myself. I was disappointed because I had to drop down to the black band, partly because I tore my hands and partly because my upper body gave out pretty quickly. However…I finished! With minutes to spare even!

I’m about 20lbs lighter than I was when I started. The fact that I’ve kept that off is great as well! Now, if I could lose more my pull ups would be a little easier. While I’m getting to where I want to quit CrossFit for a bit…just take a break from the intensity, I’m still glad I’m going once the workout is done!

What workout/exercise routine have you had the most success with?

Golden Anniversary

On June 4th, I met my loving husband for dinner after he had finished doing some work at his parents’ house. In between bites of his hamburger he tells me he needs a favor. Typically, him asking for a favor isn’t that big of a deal; However, when he asks for a favor followed by a half-hearted smile that’s usually cause for worry.

“What do you need?”

“Next weekend is my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary and I’d like to do something for them.”

Of course, I was floored. “Next weekend as in June 11th?” “Yep”

It’s hard enough to plan a nice 50th anniversary outing/party when you have months to plan, but 7 days?! I mumbled something along the lines of “I’ll try”.

Hubbell & Hudson came to my rescue! I was able to book their private wine room (free of charge!) for brunch. I had been to Hubbell & Hudson to shop, but I had never eaten there so I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. The room was simple and nicely decorated.

There is a sliding door that leads to a nice outside area with a couch for cooler days. Since it’s summer in Texas, you’re better off staying inside! I had informed the woman who took my reservation that it was an anniversary. When we walked into the room there was a beautiful flower center piece and a card. The card had a $10 gift card, which was above and beyond what I expected!

Since we were there for brunch I decided to order the Belgium Waffles and I have to say I was not disappointed! Ok, maybe I was a little disappointed because it was gone so quickly!

My husband ordered a hamburger with fries. I have to admit I was a drooling over his plate as well!

The meal was outstanding. My Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law split a steak dinner. The steak was the shape of heart, but she cut in to it too quickly for a picture! The waiter was attentive, but not overly so, which I appreciate. For not having much forewarning, I think my in-laws were happy with the celebration.

Happy 50th Anniversary!