• I Just Want to Make You Sweat

    March 7, 2012

    I’m kind of obsessed with this song:

    Ok, more like full on obsessed with it. It’s the best workout song, and it always gets me pumped because I love sweat.

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    Sweat makes me crazy happy!

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    FYI: My purple tank is the Get Back Racerback from New Balance. I love it!!!

    Workout

    Great workout at CrossFit last night. We did a “chipper,” which is my favorite kind of workout. Basically, they’re WODs with really high reps, so you need to “chip away” at them to get through it. I’ve also heard, once you’re done with it, you feel like you’ve gone through a wood chipper. Either way, “chipper” describes the workout well.

    WOD:

    For time:

    500 Meter row

    70 Double Unders

    60 Push-ups

    50 Box Jumps

    40 Kettle Bell Swings

    30 Knees-to-Elbows

    20 Goblet Squats

    10 Turkish Get-ups

    I felt pretty good during the WOD. I definitely felt weak at times, but that’s expected after a weeklong colitis flare. Usually, I can plow through 40 Kettle Bell Swings with a 35-pound kettle bell, but I stopped and rested midway through last night. I also struggled a little with the Knees-to-Elbows and Turkish Get-ups, but I think most people struggled with them last night. This workout seemed ‘easy’ at the beginning, but then it kicked your butt at the end, even though the number of reps continued to decline. It was awesome. I finished in 18:27. And I’m taking a rest day today.

    Dinner

    Once again, Mal and I didn’t feel like cooking, so we threw together a simple dish for dinner. He grilled up a piece of chicken while I made some Israel couscous with minced garlic, salt, and pepper and some steamed spinach. We just tossed it all together and dinner was done just like that.

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    For dessert, I enjoyed a couple of Almond Butter Balls. (The recipe will be on the Pretzel Crisps blog in a couple of weeks!)

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    Since we’re on the topic of sweaty workouts, I have a treat for you guys!

    Feel Great Weight

    Too busy to exercise? Can’t afford a gym membership? Don’t have the right equipment? No more excuses! Just put on your sneakers and do one of these workouts at home. All you need is a little bit of space and some motivation—no equipment required!

    Get Great Results With These At-Home Workouts

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    Question of the Day

    How often do you push yourself during workouts? Do you ever work at your max effort? What determines the intensity of your workouts?

    P.S. I’m hosting a sweet-ass granola giveaway on Trading Up Downtown today!

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    Michelle March 7, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I’m downloading that song now! I’m always on the look-out for good workout music, so thanks!!

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    I’ve never heard that song until now, but I’m already obsessed too! I’m adding it to my workout playlist right now so that it can motivate me through my 6 am workout tomorrow!

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    Lauren March 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I try to push myself during every workout, but I sometimes have a hard time figuring out what ‘pushing myself’ truly means. Breaking a sweat, panting, feeling like I’m going to be sick (lovely, right?)? Or just feeling really accomplished during a particular workout? It’s subjective, I guess, but I do like to work as hard as I can for *that* particular workout – especially when it comes to yoga, where completing a certain previously-impossible (or so I thought)-to-complete pose feels like a huge achievement.

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