So, who wants to donate to Jill’s CrossFit fund? Thanks.
Seriously, I get why people would chalk up the $250 per month. It’s awesome. It was awesome and I loved every minute of it. But, I cannot justify it. My birthday is coming up, so maybe I’ll add that to my wish list.
Anyway, I learned that I can’t do a full sit-up (where you do a sit up and come to a standing position without using your hands) without using my hands, CrossFit burpees are different than regular burpees (your entire body has to touch the floor), and a 14 lb. medicine ball is a lot heavier after 3 sets of push presses and thrusters.
This just brings out the competitive side of me and makes me want to master all of these things. After a quick jog and stretch warm up, we did three one minute rounds of f the following:
- MB Thruster
- Box Jump (20 inches)
- MB Push Press
- Full situps
My face was the color of a tomato and I was covered in sweat. I guess it being 70 degrees out with no air conditioning didn’t really help either.
Slowly and steadily I’m getting back into my exercise routine.
It was warmer than I thought in the sun and I was struggling a little bit during mile 3. I wasn’t sure how long I was going to run but that pretty much made up my mind for me. When I got home, I did some stretching and 1 minute each of the following ab exercises.
- crunches w/ straight legs in air
- right side crunch
- left side crunch
- reverse crunch
- straight leg hold (raised a few inches off ground)
I haven’t been to my gym in almost a week and I kind of like it. I see more outdoor runs and home work outs in the near future.
Eats today included a cereal bowl with a mix of Trader Joe’s high fiber O’s, Erewhon Rice Twice (from Blend!), and Cascadian Farms oats and honey granola (from Blend, too!), unsweetened vanilla almond milk, black berries, strawberries, and bananas.
And later, a whole wheat tortilla with refried beans, topped with sauteed onions, peppers, and spinach scrambled with eggs, and finished with avocado, Chobani, and sriracha.
I also had some frozen grapes on the side. These have been in my freezer for I can’t remember how long. I swear they tasted like they were starting to ferment into wine. #iknowthatcanthappen
Off to study and have a little snack!
Larabar sent me some of their new uber bars to try out. I love the chunks of nuts and fruit which is definitely different from their traditional date based bars. They come in apple turnover, bananas foster, roasted nut roll, and cherry cobbler. They have similar stats to the regular Larabars, averaging about 200 calories but a bit more (healthy) fat due to the chunks of nuts. So far I’ve only tried the bananas foster, which is delicious! They are all made with dried fruit, nuts, and natural sweeteners. Definitely worth purchasing, especially if the regular Larabars aren’t your thing; these are much more textured.
- Have you tried CrossFit? How do you feel about the pricing?