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It’s really nice to be at a point in my life where I’m not constantly stressing about perfection. I used to always worry about eating perfect every day or working out multiple times per day, but it didn’t seem to get my very far. I was constantly stressed, dissatisfied with how I looked, and pretty unhappy. Nowadays, I try to not really worry about those things as much because I know I do my best on a regular basis. Like workouts: Last weekend, when I headed to Portland, I brought a workout outfit just in case my friend Laura wanted to workout. Neither of us ended up wanting to, so we didn’t. Not once did I beat myself up about not working out. And not once did I beat myself up about indulging in all of the restaurants we tried.
I think it’s pretty easy to beat ourselves up about the small things instead of focusing on the big picture. The big picture being the things we do well, the healthy things we do for ourselves, and things that continue to make us happy. Like cooking our own meals, or making it to the gym regularly, or taking a long walk every day, or even scheduling a massage for ourselves (I’m doing that today!). If we are constantly beating ourselves up about the “mistakes” we make like the cocktails we had over the weekend or the pizza you ate while highly intoxicated or not making it to the gym like you planned, then we don’t create an environment for us to be happy with everything great we’ve done for ourselves recently. Sorry I’m getting all deep here, but I’m just reminding you to be kind to yourself. Because it’s Monday and it’s TIME TO KICK SOME ASS!
Sunday – Rest day because I was finishing eating in Portland and flying back to Colorado.
Monday – CrossFit – It felt so good to get back in the gym after a weekend of eating and no workouts in Portland. It’s nice to take time off from the gym but it’s so fun to get home to my gym family.
14 mins to find a heavy complex: Hang Squat Clean – Squat Clean – Front Squat – Split Jerk – I got to 115#
12 min AMRAP Of:
10 Power Cleans (185/125)
7 Push Jerks (185/125)
I got 3 rounds + 100m run using 95#
Tuesday – CrossFit – This workout (the third part of it) completely schooled me. I had to run 2 rounds because our class was so large. Good reminder of how out of running shape I am. Summer is coming, I need to get outside more.
6 min AMRAP Of: (Alternating Movements, each time you come off wall/bar you must sprint 100m)
Max Strict HSPU
Max Strict Pull Ups
I got 21 reps
3 Rounds For Time Of:
15 Deadlift (225/155)
15 Box Jumps (24/20)
I finished in 3:50
3 rounds For Time Of:
400m Row (I ran
20 Burpees Over Rower
I finished in 17:21 (I think, honestly I have no idea)
Wednesday – CrossFit – Because of my knee, I’m modifying almost everything. Right now, I’m able to do pistols to a box and I still get a good butt workout. You should try it!
Back Squats: 6 x 2. Adding. First set at 80%. (15 mins) – I squatted to a box (see previous post for details) – I finished at 140#
Alternating Tabata For 6 sets of each: (lowest score for each movement counts)
Alternating Pistols (reps) – I did pistols to a low bench
L-Sit (seconds) – I did hollow rocks
My lowest # of pistols was 9 and held the hollow rock for all 20 seconds
As Far As Possible In 6 mins:
5-10-15-20-25…… Russian KB Swings (70/55)
30 Double Unders After Each Set
I got through the set of 25 KB and double unders and got 12 more KBs
Thursday – rest day
Friday – CrossFit Open workout!
Complete as many reps as possible in 8 minutes of:
3 handstand push-ups – 3 cleans (185/125)
6 handstand push-ups – 3 cleans
9 handstand push-ups – 3 cleans
12 handstand push-ups – 6 cleans
15 handstand push-ups – 6 cleans
18 handstand push-ups – 6 cleans
21 handstand push-ups – 9 cleans
Etc., adding 3 reps to the handstand push-up each round, and 3 reps to the clean every 3 rounds.
I finished 78 reps rx
Saturday – Impromptu rest day. I was planning to workout at 9am in our FIT classes, but ended up babysitting until 3am the night before, meaning I didn’t wake up until 9:30am the next morning. Sometimes I think that maybe having a baby could be in my closer future, then I am slapped in the face with shooting pee and reminded, no thank you.
Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.
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