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Week 3, Day 3

Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:35 pm
by Jamessina
How irritating is it when work gets in the way of your workouts? :)

I have run out of my incredible Vega Sport sampler and will be going ONLINE this weekend to buy more recovery shakes and pre workout energizers. They made an incredible difference in my workouts and recovery. The two major workouts this week were my strongest yet. Looking forward to an 8AM WOD tomorrow, Saturday.

Had a hemp protein/blueberry/carob/flaxseed/date energy bar this morning and a banana, and had an awesome 'white quinoa salad' atop mesclun greens for lunch with a carrot, apple, ginger, lemon and kale juice. Dinner, made fresh homemade black bean burgers with steamed kale and peas mixed in. Roasted cauliflower with nothing but the produce and a spinach salad with some balsamic vinegar. Our children adore 'burger night' so this was a success.

As for my training today, had a short amount of time early am to get in the following:

50 Hollow rocks and 10 pushups to jumpstart my day, which hasn't yet ended. . .

Week 3 Day 4 (for Saturday)

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:28 am
by Jamessina
I dont know how I lost count this week- For the record! I posted twice for Tuesdays workout, so hopefully that will cover my 5 posts this week!

Saturday January 21 training
I went big to start the weekend off!
Had fruit salad and green tea for breakfast.

500 m row
stretches, shoulder mobility
50 situps
20 pushups
15 pullups

8 rounds of:
10 kettlebell swings (35 lbs)
10 lunges with 25 lb overhead
11 clapping pushups (modified to getting my body off the ground in full pushup position each time)

15:39 was time.

Awesome workout, crippling!!

Week 3 Day 1

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:28 pm
by Jamessina
I pulled a muscle under my arm, through my left chest, feels like a shooting pain when I exhale deeply or cough. Resting today from heavy training.

50 hollow rocks
25 leg lifts
shoulder mobility stretches

banana, green tea for breakfast
hummus, mesclun greens and balsamic on pita for lunch
mint tea in afternoon
water all day
chickpeas, onions, peppers, avocado, peas , 3 small plates, for dinner.

back to training tomorrow. need to find a good stretch or solution for this pain.

Week 5, Day 2

Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:21 pm
by Jamessina
The soreness is still there, the thought of pull-ups and pushups is daunting.

Therefore, I simply did my 50 hollow rocks, 25 leg lifts and 25 v-ups today.

Food was great- fruit and green tea for breakfast, hummus and mesclun greens on pita for lunch with a smoothie and dinner was 1/2 cup quinoa with roasted root vegetables dish the star on my plate. Mint tea for evening and hydrated all day.

Back to the box tomorrow, think it's time to actually ASK my trainer what he thinks is the issue with my pain in the arm.

Week 5, Day 3

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:42 pm
by Jamessina
Another 14 hour work day ending right now- training was not a part of the day today, but my stretches were. Shoulder starting to feel a little better with the rest, still some tightness near my collar bone and neck definitely needs some massaging to work out the kinks.

30 hollow rocks and 15 pushups is what I could muster up in exhaustion from a day of nonstop meetings. Had a great vegan lunch but ruined it with a trip to a vegan bakery. Back on track after this hellish work week concludes itself!

Week 5, Day 4

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:52 pm
by Jamessina
Go figure, the last week of the journaling challenge I find myself swamped in 14 hour days, and while we all have the time, I choose to sleep when I can these past four days so to rebuild before the next long houred day.

Today's training, at home again:

15 pushups
50 hollow rocks
25 v-ups
50 handstand pushups

At my fair share of kale today- had a gorgeous veggie dinner- roasted cauliflower, grilled onions and peppers, atop a bed of kale with baked baby red potatoes. Lunch was a power house salad of spinach, kale, shredded carrots, sun dried tomatoes and radishes with Dr. Praeger's burger on top. Had a raw revolution chocolate cashew bar for late afternoon snack.

My saturday will be a work event all day, so more in-home training. Definitely need more down time in the next week.

Week 5, Day 5

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:09 pm
by Jamessina
I hope this can count for Saturday- I have had the craziest week if we are following from last Saturday until now.

Saturday was an all day work event, however, I did do yard work which was great for my arms and shoulders!

I wrapped up the day with 50 hollow rocks, 15 pushups and 50 handstand pushups. It's simple to do at home and kept my heart rate up.

Week 6, Day 1

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:13 pm
by Jamessina
Finally, Monday!
40 hollow rocks and 10 pushups in the AM.

Got to the gym at noon, so had crossfit for lunch.

did the animal warmup- bear crawls, crab walks, inchworm pushups, the length of the box. Followed by 10 strict chin ups and 10 dips using a level red band, back squats with the PVC bar to warm up and shoulder mobility front and reverse.

Workout was fast, had to get back to work:

60 box jumps on a 24" box
30 Snatch Balances with 15 lbs

got my heart rate up and felt good!

Dinner was a pasta with steamed veggies and spinach, fresh tomatoes warmed and mixed in. Lunch was rice and beans leftover from homemade tortilla night at our house last night.
Looking forward to a nice, real workout tomorrow!

Re: Jamessina's Training Journal

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:00 pm
by kareno
Hey Jamessina! Great job with your journaling! I'm one of the VB&F team members, and we got your email request to have your journal reviewed for eligiblity. We'll be shipping out prize packages beginning mid-month! Great job! Hope you'll stick around the forum and continue to post and be a valuable member of this online community!

All the best,

Re: Jamessina's Training Journal

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:51 pm
by robert
Hope you continue to hang around the forum!

All the best!

Training Journal February

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:19 pm
by Jamessina
This month, my house has been run down with bronchitis, ear infections, coughs and my husband's hernia surgery. Havent had more than five evenings I could fit in a crossfit workout, but have been trying to get in my hollow rocks and pushups every morning.

NEW PROMISE for my training:

Get my tush to workout early in the AM, late at night or sacrifice a lunch hour. It's a must. I can't be my best if I dont give it my all. AND food choices MUST be a priority. It's very easy to 'fall off the wagon' with sweets and convenient snacks.

Going to replenish our fruit supply after work with the children in tow, and will make a brand new massive batch of date/hemp protein energy bars this weekend to refill.

much more training in store for the remainder of February! AND i cannot wait to get the package, thank you robert, thank you team!


Re: Jamessina's Training Journal

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:19 am
by kareno
Hey Jamessina!

Hope everyone in your household is on the mend and feeling well again! Great to hear you recommit yourself to fitness.

We're shipping out prize packages on Tuesday!!!!! :)