Thursday, March 31, 2011

w.o. #17

30 reps work named Grace

Jerk -press? maybe... It was hard....but I got it done, last in class and they were all watching me and cheering for me ! That has never happened in my entire life. No one has ever cheered for me....I was unsure what to do with it...but my last lift was pretty!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

two more classes

Well I have to say I have two more classes, in my first session of Cross-fit....I never thought I could really do this. I mean, I paid the money and all, and showed up, but really - I have more muscle now. I am stonger, faster, and feel better.

Our class is great 3 women and 2 men, 2 cops, one electrician, and a another girl who I don't know what she does. One of the cops is a woman and she is married to the other cop. Man, I would love for them to pull me over - no ticket for sure. :)

So as a group we decided to take another session. Same bat-time same bat-channel. One week off in between. Ugh! I like the nights I don't work out, but every night I do, I feel like I have done something good.

SO I am hoping to switch up my diet for the second session , and really burn some fat. At least burn the fat that is still hanging around.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Redo of w.o. number 3.

First score was 270 today's score 440 - Yay! me.... :)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

w.o.#15 your choice

750 meter row
DB press
pull up
ball slam
500 meter row.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

w.o. #14 Chipper

1250 meter row
100 sit-ups
75 squats
50 push-ups
25 pull ups
10 burpees

I ate the floor on the push ups totally!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cross-fit w.o. #13

Heavy weights fewer reps. It was good. Hard but quick.
9 kettle bell 25 lbs
6 knc
3 jump press 15 lds dumb bells
x 12

Sunday, March 20, 2011

"deck of cards"

W.O.#12 -I have come to realize that when the work-out has a name it's going to be really tough.

Entire deck of cards: number on card indicates # reps & face cards = 10
Clubs = sit ups
Hearts = push ups
Diamonds = kettle bell
Spades = swats
Aces 200 meter run
Jokers - 10 something I don't even know the names

For me this was the most difficult yet.... Oh and "Fight Gone Bad" 3x was our warm up. :/

Friday, March 18, 2011

"fight gone bad"

w.o. #11 - well that was a body buster.
Wall ball, kettle lift, box jump. over head press, row - one minute each one minute rest at the end of the row. 3X
Work out #10 was on Tuesday, not so bad, can't remember details

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cross-fit w.o. #8 & #9

#8 was the dead lift- I did 105lbs
#9 was the salad bar workout it was super tough 100 from column a,b,c

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cross-fit w.o.#7

This was the most sweaty workout. Bill said it may be the hardest, at the least he said its the hardest to watch. In any case, it was sweaty and hard, however for me the worst thing ever is box jumping...I have a phobia or something about it.

I left the building to come home to my sofa and watch Biggest Loser and Parenthood. On Biggest Loser I recognized the rowers, the kettle balls...omg how do those people do it.

I still feel soreness after the work-outs but nothing like after the first day...or after the first day of the second week. Maybe the muscles are waking up to what is happeneing...weird how we can actually change our bodies with work. Very strange.

I feel if they can do it I can do it. We started week #3 of the 6 week program....whew...he took a group photo, might end up on FB...I can't wait to see that. It's going to be frightening.

row/ jump press/kettle ball
4 reps different sequence 2minutes 1 minute 1minute then switch count calories and reps.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cross-Fit w.o.#6


Only the end of the second week. Four more weeks, then it will never stop....

Right about now, it feels like I cant keep doing this, but Saturday 7:30 am is the hardest...not as much down times between workouts. I just have to keep telling myself I can do this. No matter how old or weak I might feel.

It's not about comparing myself to those around me, it's about changing myself into a better and more fit person. But Damn! It's hard.

Hopefully the work will pay off, I mean if you do the work, which I am doing, there should be results...I am just not seeing them yet. Maybe I am seeing a little bit, but because the workouts remain difficult I think I am not getting stronger. On the other hand, that's the point.

Need coffee...I am spent like loose change.

( this was the 20 seconds on, 10 sec rest 20 on 8 reps of one exercise, then same for 3 more exercises Row/push-ups/sit-ups/pull-ups )

Friday, March 4, 2011

Rainy Windy Friday

At the office today. I wish one of my three computers here was half as nice as my one at home. These are a combination of what I have acquired, and I need to get all the "important stuff " off them. What a big job. I think I will just buy some hard disk enclosures and take the drives out and have all the info I want through a usb connection. Too many years of family mixed with personally mix with business....and all arranged in a non-logical manner. In other words a nightmare.

But two of these machines have a program I like and use, but it's longer available for free, and it was a download so there are no disks. This makes me reluctant to get rid of these two dinosaurs. The third is a laptop....I don't like laptops, personally, but it has to do for least it has some speed. :)

Much to do about nothing actually.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Cross-fit w.o. #5

Tonight, I actually felt like puking. Seriously, I thought oh, this is what those people talk about.....but I pushed through and finished. No telling what part of my body is going to be killing me tomorrow. I have muscles I never knew existed, did I say that before??? Anyway, I like the class a lot, there is no pressure other than to complete the work out, and do your absolute best. I like that structure.

I meant to do this before but tonight, I had "before" photos taken....really gross....if you want to know how bad you look.... put it on film. I think I look pretty close to starting point, no great changes as of yet so the next set will be at the Thursday of the forth week, and the final pics will be after the last class of this first session.

Like I said before, I don't think I can ever quit, because starting was too hard....
(this was 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1, series: press /box jump/ kettle-bell)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Cross-fit workout - w.o. #4

Well after having a break half day Saturday off, Sunday off & Monday off, I felt all the nervousness coming back, as if I wasn't going to be able to do it. Plus I was sick Sunday and Monday, but I paid for this class and I knew I could not fall behind. So I went.

It was rough. But it was rough for everyone in class, which makes me feel better because they are ALL younger than I am...I think one of the other ladies is a Police Officer...I have to ask next week.

5 sets of pull ups, push ups, sit ups, squats in this quantity 21-19-15-12-9 TIMED! That was the work out, but at this place the warm-up and the cool-down feel like work-outs also.

Driving home past the many local bars, jolly/drunk men were outside smoking their cigarettes...all I could think is there is no way they could have done that workout, and then I realized they were killing themselves in slow motion.

That's kind of sad, I don't think they see it that way, what do I know (????) But I felt badly for them, and then good for myself....because it's not easy making this commitment, and I am proud of my choice.

So that's my own pat on the back. :)


I was poisoned by bad sushi. Wasn't like normal food poisoning. I am still recovering.

So bare with me as I continue to feel like crap. Only I am much worse than normal because I am so sick of winter, I could scream!!!!! Today the sun is out, but it freezing outside. It's like a sick joke, come out, come out to play - oh now you are here you get to suffer.

Why in the hell did we ever leave California? I ask myself that everyday!

Photo: This used to be my drive to work, I took the ferry to get to the mainland from the peninsula.