30 pounds down

30 pounds down
Size 16--Size 8

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

CrossFit Day 2....

I actually felt like falling over last night...I was sooooo tired. I went to sleep at 9:30 p.m. which is not like me at all. Yesterday's CrossFit workout must have worn me out. WOD consisted of 30 cleans, 50 pistols, and rowing 2000 meters. This was in addition to the usual warm-up (10 dips, 10 push-ups, 10 squats, etc, etc). I also worked on my kipping pull-ups...not quite there yet...maybe get there in a week or two. I did my cleans with 20 pounds added to the bar. I used a "cheater-ball" on the pistols. A pistol is a one-legged squat with the other leg extended. One holds on (barely) to a pole. I used the cheater-ball (a medicine ball) so that I knew when my butt was far enough down. I have never really used a rowing machine. Seems like it was a good cardio workout, along with some upper body workout. It took 10+ minutes to row 2000 meters. My overall time was 18 minutes and some odd seconds. I guess I need to write this down in a journal so that I know what time I need to beat the next time we do this routine. I'm considering converting my shop into a home gym as I've outgrown my laundry room. In my limited free time, I have been searching for some equipment so that I can do this on the cheap/free. Class meets again in 3 hours....I hope I survive.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CrossFit Day 1 :)

After my "introductory class" which left me so sore, I couldn't roll over in bed, I signed up for more punishment. That was two weeks ago. I had to take the instruction course which taught the fundamentals of CrossFit. Class met MWF for two weeks. Yesterday was my first day of actual CrossFit class. We ran. Not a good day to NOT have enough time to run home and change into workout clothes. Lucky for me, I had a compression top in my suitcase in my car. I usually wear this top as a swimsuit; I was just getting back in town after spending the weekend at the lake. My time was 17:30 and we had to run 3 segments with a minute rest in between each. I don't know how long the segments were, but the instructor had shortened the lengths to accommodate the class. That's the great thing about CrossFit, if you can't do the workout, it can be adjusted to allow one the benefit of the exercise while allowing one to "work up" to the full amount/exercise/weight, etc. Any how, he told me that since I beat the other participants times, that I will be doing the full length next time. We'll see what tomorrow holds. CrossFit is now daily M-F with a make-up on Saturday. Did go on a short bike ride last night. My rides will most likely be shorter as evening comes earlier....

Monday, October 15, 2012

It's been about two years since I have blogged. I changed the name of the blog to "New You" as a lot of the information that I share can be used by many people, not just divorced people. I guess I get to keep the URL of "newyouafterdivorce" as I tried about 30 variations of New You, but all were taken. Kind of reminds me of the old SNL skit where all of the internet URL were taken except "clownpenis.fart" If you have any ideas of a good name, let me know. I am still working on body, house and finances (among many other things). I recently started a crossfit training program and hope to post some of my progress (and frustrations!). If any of you are doing crossfit (or any other program), I'd love to hear about it. So far the crossfit program seems promising. There have been times that I have been unable to do a portion of the "WOD" or "Workout of the Day", but the exercises can be modified in order to work up to doing the full "WOD". For example, I am not able (yet) to do a series of pull ups, but have started doing kipping pullups (google it) with a cheater box to stand on. From what I understand, that cheater box is going to shrink as the days go on.