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What a long week it has been –and cold as crap.
Scott and I ordered Nike+ Fuelband to help re-jumpstart my motivation to lose some of the poundage I put on during the holidays. I don’t feel good in my body right now and definitely notice it during some of my workouts. Also, my clothes are fitting but just not like they used to. Some of it is that my CrossFit body shape is still developing, but most of it is because I have not been keeping my eating on point. So while not a magic wand, I am hoping it will encourage me to be more on point.
Tonight I am helping host at our CrossFit Impavidus gym a Ladies Night WOD. I am trying to promote more girl power, support and friendship at our gym by coordinating a workout and social event, where we can root one another on and then chat and enjoy some appetizers and wine! And it’s themed too! The ladies are going to don their favorite 80’s wear.
- lots of mobility
- pull ups
- 5 pullups
- 10 push ups
- 15 squats
rounds: 15+15 reps
This was a tough one.. of course it is because of the lady of crossfit status but also with the heat on, no doors/windows open –it is dry up in there! I was hacking up a lung!
Showing Me The Key
I had such a great weekend full of learning and meeting new people — if you haven’t taken time to go to a class or learn something new recently, go do it. Exercising your mind can do wonders for your spirit. Tony Blauer and his team of PDR coaches were great to work with and really seemed to understand some of the hang ups people can have when learning some strategies to protect themselves against an ambush or attack.
This is a picture of one of the coaches Aca (or Aka). He just seemed to get what my hangups were and pulled me aside and said just the right thing to me — and it was something that I shared the next day with the group. It isn’t about getting it right or how it should look. Hit the target and be ok with it. It doesn’t have to look pretty or there is no ‘right’ way to do it. Just Do It. If there was one thing that really got through to me this weekend – it was that. So thanks to Aca for showing me the key.
I’m going to be sharing some thoughts about my weekend at the Combat Camp very soon. I learned a lot and from a women’s perspective, saw some themes that really sparked some ideas for me to talk about.
Today’s workout was a bit tough in that my triceps hurt from some of the ‘fighting’ we did this weekend — so push ups and max pull up efforts weren’t my finest showing but the point is — I got it done!
Pull Up Progressions
- 100m run
- 10 Box Jumps
- 10 Push Ups
- 10 Sit Ups
Have you seen this inspiring commercial from Nike?
It’s cold and icy and because of that — the darn gym was closed this morning. I don’t like it — it’s been four full days since I have worked out and I don’t like it one bit. I am going to go this evening come hell or high water! I’m ready to see if my respite really did the good it was supposed to do.
Sometimes I worry that a few days off will derail me – is it really that easy to undo years and years of work?? I sure as hell hope not —
Have you seen this Nike commercial? I don’t even like Kobe but it cracks me up…
I thought for sure we would not be running outside today — it was like 20′ outside, there is a chance of snow, and ice on the ground. I am not a wuss but cold is cold — and running outside is not my idea of fun when it’s that cold. But — we did indeed run outside for 900m. I had bought this really cool Nike hat recently and based on all this outside running we have been doing, it was the best purchase yet! It fits snugly around my ears and is a thick material that is warm and has a pony tail holder! I have appreciated it each time we have run outside lately — I highly recommend it if you do any sort of outside activity.
straight leg dead lifts
5min stations – AMRAP
rope waves (1m left arm, 1m right arm, 1min both arms, 1m left, 1m right)
20lb db step ups (switch legs half point)
450m run x2 <– Yeah, it was brutal
I have found that when I have some sort of immediate feedback from my workout, it helps keep me engaged. Immediate being the key word. I found this article: Top 5 Fitness Apps For Your Iphone Or Ipod Touch | Tech News, Reviews, Business, Health News and More. which mentions a few of the ton of fitness/health related IPhone/IPod Touch apps to help you data junkies get more involved.
I do not have an Ipod Touch or IPhone, but there are some tools that I use to help me get my fitness on —
I always use a heart rate monitor – mine is a Polar F6 which gives me my Heart Rate and Calorie Count during the workout based on data that I have supplied. It also creates a personal HR zone based on my workout history data to target my optimum heart rate. One thing many people don’t realize is that many gym machines sync with Polar and other brands and will display your HR on the machine while you are working out. I like knowing where my HR is because it helps me know how hard I am working and/or if I am not working hard enough. It also calculates weekly calorie burn, and aI know how many calories each week I need to burn to stay within my normal range. There are fancier heart rate monitors out there – you just have to find the one that works for you. Mine has a watch and a chest strap – which I thought would really bother me, but I have found once it’s on, I can’t feel it at all.
The other little gadget I use is a Nike+ when I run. With the Nike + iPod Sport Kit or Sensor and a pair of Nike+ shoes, your iPod nano or iPod touch gives you feedback while it records your run. I can’t wear Nike shoes, so I went to a local running store and bought a little pouch that slides under my shoelaces and fits the little sensor perfectly. If you do have a pair of Nike+ shoes, the sensor fits under the cushion within your shoe and stays there. There is a thin little piece that goes right in your Ipod slot and you then see Nike Plus listed on your IPod. You set up your stats (weight, age, gender) and then you can record your runs and sync it to a playlist. During your run you can press your IPod and the voice will tell you your pace and how far you have run. I have found it to be a fun tool to use while I am running although not always the most accurate. It could be due to the pouch I use but it’s close enough for me to get the idea of how far and my pace.
The other cool thing is you can join the Nike+ community and the Nike+ will sync via ITunes and you can have a good record of your runs, your distance per run and cumulative miles. You can also connect to Twitter and Facebook to broadcast your runs to all your friends.
There are probably a hundred more tools out there that you can use to help you stay on track with your fitness goals. What ones do you use/prefer?