Friday, 8 February 2013

Holy Snow

It is crazy out there today. It started snowing around 6:00am and is still snowing, it's nearly 5:00pm. We've shoveled numerous times and you can't even tell. Cray cray I tell you. And Ontario peeps are shocked because we haven't had a snowfall like this in years! Our winters have been mild with little to no snow. I remember running so much during the winter last year, in a t-shirt! And this year it's been really cold and now a lot of snow.

I was planning on going to Crossfit this morning but I would have had to walk, and the snow is up to my knees so I decided against it. So I woke up and did a at home WOD from Tina at Carrots 'N Cake:

10 Rounds for Time:

10 Air Squats
10 Push-Ups
10 Sit-Ups

It took me around 12 minutes, but I think I did 11 rounds. I messed up the counting and did an extra one just in case. It did make me sweat so I consider it a good one!

I'll upload a picture of what it looks like outside later, but for now I'll leave you a picture of the snow pup (with horrible iPod quality). He loves the snow, he just sticks his whole face right in!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Bottomless Pit, Level 2 and Superbowl Eats

(This was supposed to be posted yesterday, so I'm posting it now!)

I feel like I've been eating non-stop, and I pretty much have been. I just can't get full! Although I've been hungry all day I'm still keeping it healthy. Oatmeal for breakfast, veggies and chicken for lunch, fruit for a snack, and a chocolate peppermint luna bar (so good!).

I also did level 2 in the 30 day shred, this is the first time I've done the shred in probably a week? Level 1 I thought was pretty easy. Level 2 is a whole different story! I was sweating in the first five minutes and dripping sweat by the end. I took several breaks, my body just couldn't handle it. It was definitely more challenging, so just a warning for you!

After yesterdays WOD my hamstrings and lower back were just a bit sore but that's it. Not the extreme soreness I had been fore warned about. The weight I used was heavy for me, but did that mean I didn't use enough? Wasn't doing the move right? Or do I already have quads of steel that it was no problem? I'm not really sure but maybe DOMS will make an appearance tomorrow.

Speaking of tomorrow, I'm really hoping to get a run in. It's supposed to be sunny but still well below 0, I'm just going to suck it up and do it! Especially with it being Superbowl Sunday, not that I'm going to splurge tons (I'm making my own dinner) but any extra treats that I do consume I'll burn off beforehand :). I'm planning on making chicken tacos using lettuce as my tortilla with sweet potato fries. It's really good. And might do a little baking in the form of gluten free chocolate chip cookies. Healthy eating doesn't have to be boring, you can still enjoy all your favorite foods in healthy ways! When making nachos, use low fat sour cream (or plain greek yogurt), low fat cheese and black beans instead of refried. Bake your wings instead of frying them and buy baked chips instead of the usual Lays. Kettle has baked chips that are pretty good, pop chips are another option!

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Hope everyone enjoys their superbowl eats, it's just one day. Just moderator how much you eat!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Sore, Sore, Sore

Did I mention sore? Wednesday's WOD killed my quads. But it is one of my favorite ones to date:

100m sprint
10 push-ups
15 KB swings
20 walking lunges
25 squats
100m sprint
90 second rest

When I took off on my second sprint on the first round my quads felt like thick lead. I could barely move and a couple swear words may of made their way out of my mouth. I used a 12lb KB and might go up higher next time. But then I probably wouldn't be able to walk at all. Did I mention it was 14 degrees Celsius at 7:30pm?! It was so warm that the run outside was wonderful. I finished in 15:45.

I took the next day off but my legs felt good, they were so fatigued immediately after the WOD but on Thursday were only a bit stiff. Today I took to my box for another WOD, I have been warned this one is fatal and people can't walk for days.

1 min front squats
1 min rest
1 min back squats
1 min rest
1 min air squats
1 min rest

I think I've done enough squats for the rest of the month. I used a 15lb bar with 10lbs on each side and then added 5lbs to each side during the second round. It was hard, my legs were still sore from Wednesday and I felt it. I manged to do 236 squats over the 3 rounds and am pretty proud of it. I pushed myself to the last second when people had given up and didn't stop. I stretched afterwards and then walked home. My legs feel pretty good, but ask me again tomorrow when I wake up.

When was the last time you were sore?