Tuesday, March 29, 2011

One week down!

The 60 day Paleo challenge is going pretty well.  I havent really been craving anything.  I did have a cheat meal where I allowed myself some dessert, but other than that I havent gone crazy!  I was featured in Team Gorilla again yesterday :-)

Here are the wod's i've done the past few days:

Monday's wod:
200 m run
20 squats
200 m run
20 push ups
200 m run
20 sit ups
200 m run
10 burpees
200 m run
10 man makers
Time: 21:46  I was dying during those runs!!

Friday's Wod:
For Time

50 burpees
25 clean n press or jerk
50 kb swings
25 box jumps

Friday, March 25, 2011

Still Doing Good on the Paleo Challenge!

Today is day 5 of the paleo challenge and still doing good!  I havent been craving anything too much, sweets on occasion, but nothing I cant handle!  I feel better, hopefully I'll start seeing some weight loss and toning soon!  I have to give a shout out to Team Gorrilla, I am featured again on their page, scroll down to the last two pics!

I thought I was going to hate yesterday's wod since it was pretty much total cardi, but I didnt do too horibbly at it!

Thursday's Wod:
Run 1 mile
30 stones to shoulder
Row 1 mile
Time: 19:26

Wednesday's Wod:
AMRAP 20 min
5 Parallette handstand push-ups
10 Toes through rings
11 rounds ( i did regular hand stand pushups and knees to elbos off of the rings)

15 Medicine ball cleans

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Day 3 of Paleo Challenge

So it hasnt been as bad as it has been on the past when I try and get off of sugar!  My office had several huge platters of doughnuts and cookies and muffins yesterday and I turned my back and walked away.  Unless its a dessert that I LOVE i'm not going to sabatoge my 60 day challenge :-)

Tuesday's Wod:
AMRAP 12 min
20 box jumps
10 sit ups
Total rounds 7

Monday's Wod:

10 man makers 20#
1 DL 85% of 1rm
50 DU’s
I subbed 5 air squats for the DL
I did all DU's so it took me forever!  My time was 27 something!

Monday, March 21, 2011

60 Day Paleo Nutrition Challenge Day 1

I am hoping that the start of this Paleo nutrition challege wont be a huge challenge to me.  Normally what gets me is the sugar cravings, but I have been sick the past few days and I cant really taste much and I'm not really hungry, so I'm hoping that I can get through this first week and not have my normal sugar freak out :-)  I'm hoping to loose about 15lbs before a trip in May...hopefully I can do it!

I tried to sweat out the cold on Saturday by doing a team wod, didnt work too well, I was super sick on Sunday. 

Saturday's Team Wod:
1 mile run
100 kb swings
90 DU’s
80 wall shots
70 push ups
60 box jumps
50 pull ups
40 burpees
30 DB thrusters
20 toes to bar
10 ring dips
1 mile run
Time: 37:00

500 m row
75 squats
500 m row
50 dips
500 m row
25 sit ups
500 m row

Thursday, March 17, 2011

CrossFit Strom's March Athlete of the Month!

Check out our March Athlete of the month!  http://www.crossfitstrom.com/uncategorized/march-athlete-of-the-month/

I have done two more wods this week and the back is feeling good.  It is still sore, but at least I can lift some weight now, and I'm not doubled over in pain half way through the day!  I have been trying to do wods that dont have me jostling it around too much and that dont require me to arch it too much.  Here are Tuesday's and Wednesday's Wods.

1 min hang from pull up bar
20 OH plate lunges (25#)
40 Toe raises off of the plate
20 one leg squats

15-12-9 each arm

KB clean n press (25#)
KB snatch
OH KB lunges

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pull ups not so good for a sore back

I was doing yesterday's wod and felt ok, I thought that the wall balls were what might hurt and I would have to switch to air squats....nope it was the pull ups, the kipping motion really made me feel it in my back.  Lucky there were only 10 per round, so I could attempt to do them with minimal kip.  It felt good to be back in the gym, yeah I know I was only gone for 2 weeks, but two weeks is a long time!  We are starting our 60 day nutrition challege next week too.  I cant wait to see all of my improvements!

600 m run
15 wall shots
10 pull ups
Time 15:06

Monday, March 14, 2011

So sore and only 50% weight!

I did two wods on Sunday, to get back into it, slowly!  First one I did was
200 m OH carry 25#
200 m farmers carry 25#
200 m run

I couldnt run with the weights because that caused my back to hurt.  The weight wasnt bad, felt pretty light.  The next wod I did was a very light bench press wod:
45# bench press
250 m row

I fet good after them, a little stiff but not bad.  I made sure to roll out my back with the foam roller.  This morning I am super sore though!  I used light weight and I am sore!!  Guess thats what happens when you are forced to take two weeks off. 

Friday, March 11, 2011

Out with an injury

Sorry for the lack of postings!  I hurt my back two sunday's ago, I originally thought that I had a cracked vertebrae, had to get an MRI, where the Dr. told me that along with the fractured bone I had a lumbar herniated disk that was pressing into my nerve root so I had to go so a neurologist.  I finally had my appointment yesterday and found out some good news!  I do not have any broken vertebrae, but I do have to herniated disks.  He thinks with two more rounds of steroids I will be good to go!  Lets hope so!  I can start back working out next with with decreased weights.  I'm so happy!!! I thought I was going to be out for at least 6 weeks if not more!