I did it! I did my first “Girl” workout as prescribed! Woohoo!
I finished “Helen,” but, man, it wasn’t pretty. My time wasn’t super fast, but I’m still proud of myself for Rx-ing a benchmark workout.
I first did “Helen” back in February and finished in 12:12, but I used bands for the pull-ups. I thought I could do the workout as prescribed last night since I’ve been busting out kipping pull-ups lately (and I did), but it took me a lot longer than I expected.
The first round of Helen went great. I ran fast, did the Kettlebell swings unbroken, and then did two sets of 6 for the pull-ups. The second round was pretty good too: ran fast, unbroken Kettlebell swings, and then split up the pull-ups into sets of 2 and 3 reps. At this point, my arms were starting to feel pretty fried, but I was still able to push through. The third round started off well, but when I got to the pull-ups, I crashed and burned… hard. My arms just had nothing left and it took me forever to finish them. I’m not even exaggerating, it probably took me 4 minutes to do 12 pull-ups. I kept trying to do multiple pull-ups in a row, but I’d end up failing, which wasted time and energy. I was totally spent and my body would not cooperate. Mentally, I wanted to bust out those pull-ups so bad, but, physically, I just couldn’t do it and the clock continued to tick as I finished those last few reps one at a time. Ugh, it was so incredibly frustrating. I think if I had a different strategy for the pull-ups, I would have finished with a faster time. Oh, well. I guess 16:40 gives me plenty of room for improvement!
After CrossFit, I came home, showered, and then whipped up dinner, which was Skillet Sweet Potato, Ground Turkey, and Spinach Hash. (I pretty much made all of my favorite meals this past week.)
After dinner, I had Butternut White Chocolate Chip Bar for dessert. I debated having a second one, but then I packed them up and asked Mal to take the rest to school. They’re just too delicious! I want to eat them all!
This morning’s breakfast was a Sweet Breakfast Scramble with multiple scoops of Teddie peanut butter. The salted chunky is my favorite variety and it goes so well with a sweet breakfast. I also drank a glass of almond-flavored Dandy Blend with breakfast.
I did my time trial for the Plank Challenge this morning. I held my plank for 4:02 and, holy crap, it was tough. I was starting to shake by the end!
How’s the Plank Challenge going for you? Did you do Wednesday’s 6-Minute Plank Workout? What’d you think? Don’t forget to do your time trial today. Feel free to leave your time in the comment section!