Wednesday, May 7, 2008
A CrossFit gasser plus something I heart!
So, I bet you're wondering why I have a picture of Ziploc bags on my page. How about just 'cause? No? Not good enough? Alright, well fine, you're onto me. It's not just 'cause. Because they paid me a million dollars? Haha, good one. It's actually much simpler than that. I found something, I like it, and now I'm going to enlighten the world! :)
So there I am in my Safeway, doin' me some grocery shopping, when I happen down the baking aisle. I needed some more Gladware, which is a necessary staple for the Zone, and as I tossed it in my cart I saw a box with a big label that said NEW! So I took a gander, and discovered the Ziploc Steamer Bags. All you have to do (literally) is take one of these babies, pop some veggies in it, zip it shut, and throw it in the microwave. No water, no muss, no fuss! I'm not a big fan of the microwave, I prefer my oven or my grill, but I have to tell you, this worked. The veggies were perfect, and there was no messy steamer pot to clean at the end of everything. So for those of you who haven't been eating steamed veggies because you have no pot or steamer, don't waste your money. Get the steamer bags and steam your carbs! :) And for those of you who aren't Zoning yet, this is the perfect excuse for you to get started. Steamer bags for your veggies! Who knew? Now, you do! :)
Alright, enough of my new love affair with my veggie bags. How about today's workout huh? Oh Lord. It was worse than trying to go back last week after time off. I worked out Saturday and ran Sunday, but man, I felt so OFF this morning. I need to find a balance between my rest days and my workout days. Back to back rest days are not good. I get out of my groove and then feel all wierd. But anyway, here's what today's fun looked like:
L-sit chin work
One minute on each exercise
Clock doesn't stop until end of the round
Repeat for 4 rounds
Score 1 point per rep
Now, Jerry said not to be a hero, but I'm having a really hard time with the 45 pound bell, and so I decided I needed to get some practice in with it, and so I went 45 today. It was rough. I'm not sure why since I seem to have strong hips and shoulders, that this is such a difficult exercise for me, but I cringe everytime they come up in a workout. Jerry wanted us to go overhead with it, but I could only do a bit over eye level. The squats didn't feel too bad, although I am still being very conscious of my form. Jerry told me a few weeks back that I need to be careful with my squats because I'm coming up on my toes, so I'm still overthinking my air squats and my numbers weren't very high. The box jumps I was able to attack pretty well and aside for stubbing my toe, they felt pretty decent too. Sit-ups, ugh yes. I nailed my number at least each time, which is good, but man, I wish I had a six pack already. In total, my points were 401. I felt terrible. Leslie had over 100 more reps than I did. What a buzz killer. :( I'm sure 0645 smoked me today too. Bummer. Tomorrow is a new day though.
If God got you to it, he will get you through it.~Chuch sign on the way home