It was another AMRAP day.
20 Minute AMRAP
5 Parallette Push Ups
10 Toes to Bar (Knees to Elbows)
15 Med Ball Cleans (12#)
Completed 8 and 5 push ups
My goal was to complete 6 rounds but I made it a little past 8! Those cleans were tiring. Basically, that’s 30 squats. It was a good workout though. I left feeling good about my performance.
On another note, I bought some books today! I’ve been eyeing the leather books at Barnes & Noble for a while and decided to start adding them to my collection. Soooo…I started with Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre!
Aren’t they pretty?! The paper is nice and thick too. Well worth the money (which isn’t really all that much).
They look nice on my bookshelf. I’ll be adding more as time and money permit! Oh, and…I signed up for NaNoWriMo again this year. I know I said I probably wouldn’t do it again, but it’s been 2 years so it may not be so bad! Plus, it will push me to get my rough draft finished of The Blue Onion.
Anyone else doing NaNoWriMo?
15 Minute AMRAP
10 Wallballs (16#)
10 Toes to Bar (mod to Knees to Chest)
10 Box Jumps (Short Box)
6.20 (6 complete rounds and all but box jumps into 7th (20 reps))
Felt great doing today’s workout. I was able to do all wallballs with the 16# ball without too much pain. Don’t get me wrong, it was tough but doable. My hands ripped again doing the Knees to Chest but not nearly as bad as yesterday or the time before. I tried my best to just hook my hands so I didn’t tear them, but it’s harder than it appears! The box jumps were slow, but not too bad. Glad I’m able to do them now without having to modify down to step ups.
I got my order of Eatology in today. Some of the boxes were broken. One had to be thrown away because it was busted too much. They were packed very well (Styrofoam and bubble wrap) and the outer box didn’t look too damaged (was dropped on one corner) so I’m not sure what happened there. I’m not upset, just surprised. Had to throw away the meatloaf…too bad! hahaha
Tonight I ate the Chicken Creole. It wasn’t bad. It wasn’t very spicy, which in my head a Creole should be. It was a little bland, but not overly so. Of course, it was much better than Lean Cuisine! Plus, it had okra, cabbage, and other veggies I’m not a fan of and I was able to eat them without getting grossed out!
I’ve found a race challenge I would LOVE to do. Who wouldn’t want to race in Italy? The pricing is a bit much so I’ll have to save up. Anyone want to join me?!
Alright, I’ve decided to go back to posting the workouts on a daily basis. While I liked the week in review, I felt like I was abandoning my blog!
20 push ups
40 sit ups
Bottom Up Press (15# Kettlebell) 4 sets of 5
15 min AMRAP
4 Squat Cleans (65#)
8 Toes to Bar
12 Wallballs (12#)
Finished 5 rounds and 3 cleans
First, I have to say I was happy with my squat cleans. While I bottomed out and dropped the bar a few times because I wasn’t getting my elbows up, I was happy with how low my squat was. Plus, it was one fluid motion instead of doing a clean then dropping down into a squat. I tried to do the toes to bar using the kipping motion, but I started swinging too much. I lost a lot of time on those. The wallballs were ok. I find it more difficult to breathe when my head is turned up at that sharp of an angle, but I can’t catch the ball well if I step back further…so…I’ll just suck it up and do the best I can! My goal was to complete 5 rounds. I did that a little more.
Shane was trying to get one of us to commit to doing the reboot diet for 6-10 days. I have to say, it doesn’t look too pleasant to me. So, I’ll stick with Paleo (when I’m doing it. hahaha). The last few weeks, well maybe even months, have been poor as far as my diet is concerned. I’ll be going on vacation pretty soon and I know we won’t have Paleo friendly food so I’ve been using that as an excuse to eat crap now. Bad…bad Tammy. I need to do the best I can each day and if I slip up at one meal, not carry it over to the next…and the next…and the…well, you get the point. I am up 4 pounds again. Why can’t I commit to this and lose the last 40 lbs like I did the first 40? I’d even be happy to be in the 180’s right now. Ergh…no one to blame but myself. Get to it!