Last night was one of those great nights for absolutely no reason.
After dinner, Ryan and I took Sadie on an extra long walk in the drizzling rain, came home and hung out on the couch while watching last week’s Modern Family on the DVR. I didn’t want to interrupt such a nice evening and pull out my laptop, so here I am this morning!
I hope your Wednesday night was relaxing, but if it wasn’t there are only two more days to the weekend!
Today’s workout was inspired by CrossFit.
You know I couldn’t wait to try a CrossFit workout after loving the experience at Reebok last week!
For those of you who aren’t drinking the CrossFit Kool-Aid, CrossFit posts a different workout of the day (WOD) on their website every day. This is pretty cool because it allows people who aren’t members of a CrossFit gym to do the workout on their own.
Ryan frequently looks at the CrossFit website for inspiration for his workouts and the other day he did a workout called “The Chief.”
- 3 Power cleans (135 pounds)
- 6 Push-ups
- 9 Squats (no weight)
The workout said to do as many rounds of the above exercises as possible in three minutes before resting for one minute and completing a total of five cycles.
Today I asked Ryan about the workout and he walked me through it. I ended up changing it a bit because I wasn’t moving very fast and used a much lighter weight. My workout lasted a little longer (five cycles of five minutes of the exercises), but I did the power cleans with 50 pounds and included an overhead press and then did the majority of the push-ups on my knees.
I wasn’t dying at the end of the workout, but I think I definitely could’ve pushed myself harder had I chosen a heavier weight. My biggest complaint was how badly the bar ripped into my hands!
Regular CrossFitters, do you ever wear gloves? I feel like my hands would have crazy calluses if I did workouts like this all the time… or at least I hope they would because my hands were so sensitive and the harder skin would probably help protect them a bit.
Today’s breakfast included vegetables!
I feel a small sense of accomplishment whenever I cram veggies in my morning meal.
Today I made scrambled eggs with two eggs, milk, shredded cheese, onion and spinach and served them with a toasted whole wheat English muffin topped with a bit of Smart Balance.
Plus a hot mug of coffee.
More writing is on the agenda for today!
Have a fantastic Thursday!