Friday, March 9, 2012

CrossFit First Timer

If you were to look back at my workouts over the past few months you would find there is no rhyme or reason to them.  I don't use periodization, I don't build up my weights as quickly as I could, but I do keep things fresh! So many people ask me what is the best way to lose weight or get healthy?  My response is generally "the one that you will do"!  In the past I may have been able to follow a periodization lifting plan, but at this point in my life I would get bored of it.  I like being able to come into the gym and do a heavy strength workout one day, a circuit training lift the next and like yesterday a CrossFit workout.  

My first CrossFit workout kicked my butt!  I did not actually go to a CrossFit gym, or in Eau Claire it is called Fit Elite, but I used their workout and did it on my own... which to me tells me I probably would have worked harder had I been at a CrossFit gym.  I already felt totally whipped, I can't imagine going harder, but that is the beauty of our bodies, they can do things we could never imagine!  Here's what I did:

For time:
500m row
70 double unders
60 push ups ("girl" style)
50 box jumps 
40 kettle bell swings
30 knees-to-elbows
20 goblet squats
10 Turkish get-ups

My time: 20:03

Could of foot notes:  I used a 20 inch box for my box jumps, I don't know what height they use, but I figured this would be a sufficient height.  I could not do the knees-to-elbows!  I was not able to do these in college either, so of course now I want to work on these and see if I can get better.  Instead of these I did leg lifts in a hanging chair.  Final note... if you are not good at double unders you may leave the gym looking like you were just whipped.  

So far this week has been right on with my fitness plan, that doesn't happen very often.  I got some serious blisters while playing basketball on Wednesday, due to my rookie mistake of not breaking them in prior to playing in them.  I don't remember the last time I had blisters and I don't get them often, so of course I'm being a baby about them.  

If you're looking for another lift to do, try this one that I did on Tuesday... I was sore the next day....

DB step-press 20x
Lever punch 10x each side
Versa climber or climbing wall 2:00

EZ curls 20x
Skull crushers 20x
Rower 2:00

SB DB fly and press 10/10x
BOSU KB row 10/10x
Stairmaster 2:00 
(each trio is done three times before moving on the to next)

Last night I came across this recipe for coconut almond flour pancakes, with everything on hand I had to make them this morning!  I did not make the sauce she suggested, but I used melted cream cheese frosting to top them off...YUM!


  1. Ouch, sorry about the blisters! Those pancakes look delicious.

    1. They seriously are, I highly recommend trying them, and they're super easy to make!

  2. Nice workouts!! I hate blisters. :( Hope you're healing up!

  3. Yay! I'm so glad you loved the pancakes! They are delicious!

    1. So delish! I want to try your sauce next time!


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