• GHSHC: Log Four Workouts {Check-In}

    January 9, 2014

    Hi, guys!

    I can’t believe week 2 of the Get Healthy, Stay Healthy Challenge is almost over! How are you doing with logging your four workouts this week? I know it’s only Thursday and you still have a couple of days to go, but I figured this post would be a little kick in the butt if you haven’t completed or planned all four of your workouts yet! Winking smile

    So far I’ve done three out of my four workouts for the week, but I have a CrossFit workout planned for tomorrow night. That said, here’s a recap of my workouts so far! Three logged, one to go!

    Sunday: Off

    Monday: CrossFit

    Ugh, this workout was awful. It was basically “Fran” + 1500 meters of rowing. Barf-ola. I knew the Thrusters would be brutal coupled with rowing (and, of course, pull-ups), so I scaled back on my weight and used 55 pounds. I did all of the pull-ups (with my built-in 20-pound belly vest) and finished the workout in 16:03.

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    Tuesday: Off

    Wednesday: CrossFit

    This was another really tough WOD. Sure, I’m pregnant, so everything is harder, but the workouts at 781 were especially challenging this week!

    The goal of this workout was to do as many reps as possible in 60 seconds of the exercises listed below (Hang Power Clean, Push Jerk, Kettlebell Swings, and Hand-Release Push-ups) and then try to keep up that same pace as the rounds progressed. (We did a total of 4 rounds.) I used the Rx weights (65 pounds + 35-pound kettlebell) for this workout and finished with a total score of 298.

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    During the workout, I kept track of my reps and rounds on a mini whiteboard and, as you can see, my number of reps quickly declined as the rounds progressed.

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    It’s funny, my strength is pretty much the same as it was before I got pregnant, but my cardio capacity is definitely less than it was. I’m more easily winded, and it takes me so much longer to recover and catch my breath.

    For those of you who have asked, I haven’t really made too many exercise modifications at CrossFit. I’m still doing all of the regular movements with the exception of Handstand Push-Ups and Toes-to-Bar, but, honestly, it’s more because I’m not skilled at either of these movements and it would take me forever to do them, especially now that I’m pregnant.

    With regard to Burpees, sit-ups, box jumps, double-unders… I’m still doing them all. At my 18-week appointment last week, I asked my doctor specifically about these exercises, and she said it’s fine to do them. She said if anything is uncomfortable for me, I should stop, and so far everything feels good. I am, however, a lot more careful with box jumps. I can’t rebound them anymore because of the weight that I’ve gained (well, I can, but I can do like two in a row), so I’m rocking the step-down, which is a bit safer too.

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    Thursday: Spinning

    This morning, Kerrie and I took a spinning class at The Handle Bar. The traffic getting to South Boston was nuts, so we ended up being close to 10 minutes late for the class, but I still felt like I got a good workout. I was a sweaty mess by the end and my legs and gluts were spent!

    Side note: The South Shore desperately needs a good spinning studio, so we don’t need to drive to Boston every time we want to take a class.

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    Friday: CrossFit

    I’m going to CrossFit with Mal tomorrow night!

    Saturday: Off

    Question of the Day

    What were/are your 4 workouts for this week?

    P.S. I’ll be posting the challenge for week 3 tomorrow!

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    Erika January 10, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    So far I’ve done 3 workout

    Sunday: 5.5 mile hike
    Tuesday: full body strength workout with weights
    Thursday: another full body, no weights. Also had a softball game
    Saturday: plan is to do an arms workout with cardio at the end.

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    Trudy January 10, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Hey Tina!

    I am from the South Shore too (Hingham), and I saw they just opened this spinning studio in Whitman on groupon (http://www.cyclelifestudio.com). It is about 20-25 minute drive for me.

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    Tina January 10, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I just bought that Groupon!!!

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    Whitney Kregar January 12, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    I normally don’t see results from challenges like this, but for some reason it’s working! Week one i tried to keep a hand written journal but finally logged back onto Myfitnesspal. I was quickly reminded why I like it so much! My goal is to drop the pesky six pounds that like to hangout during the winter to get ready for an April half. Between the app and my four running workouts of 5.5, 3, a 5k interval workout and a nice and easy 7 mile long run, I’m already down 3 lbs in two weeks! It’s truly phenomenal what eating the requested serving size can do for your life. Thanks for the challenge! This week I plan to incorporate several new recipes!

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    BreannaS January 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    I finished all four of my planned workouts this week and have been feeling like running a few miles today but I know that I should rest my legs after my “long” run yesterday. Maybe I will just do some walking while listening to a podcast.

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    Melina January 12, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    Whew! Week one of working out with a “good” status after my shin splint issue :(
    M-rest
    T-RunKeeper training (2mi. in 21min or less-woo!)
    W-circuit training (15min) and yoga (15mun)
    Th-yoga 30min
    F-rest
    Sa-spin class 1 hr
    Sun- Jillian Michaels DVD (30min)
    Woo!

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    Niki January 14, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Wow! Way to go! I have been so out of the loop lately. But that inspires me!

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    Dani February 25, 2014 at 12:41 am

    Sunday: Beach sprints and soft sand running
    Tuesday: 5Km Jog with body weight exercises
    Wednesday: Yoga
    Sat: Boxing
    Going to be a good week!

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