Crossfit Challenge- Day 3…Wedding Stress Workout

Today was pretty good…I’m so exhausted and really did not want to get out of bed when my alarm went off at 6 a.m. I made the trek to school and was given a pop quiz in Chemistry. I think I did OK on it! I’m starting to understand the reactions and mechanisms that we’re doing, but last exam I was at a complete loss. My professor covers 3 chapters in the span of four classes. He’s a bit ridiculous in that aspect…but oh well! This is semester is almost over and then I can have a week to relax on the honeymoon 🙂

I also had a Bio exam today, and I think that went pretty well too. Hoping for a good grade! 

Changing gears…

I’m getting married in less than four weeks. I have a mile-long to-do list for the wedding, things are starting to go wrong…people in the wedding are cancelling, I can’t find my sheet of payment due dates, and there are just so many small things that need to be done…nevermind the fact that, as of right now, my dress doesn’t fit. 

Whew. It’s stressful…Jason and I are ready for this to be over with. Sometimes it seems so silly to me. To spend a year and a half planning a big party that will only last a day. To pay attention to all these details that won’t matter later on, but I guess it will be worth it on the actual day. 

So despite my exhaustion and soreness, I had enough frustration to pound through todays WOD:

Warm-up: WOD movements, then with your bar only 2 rounds of:

  • 20 DU
  • 10 Push press
  • 20 DU
  • 10 SDHP

WOD

2 Rounds of:

  • Broad jump burpees, 60ft
  • 30 Push press, 95/65lbs
  • Broad jump burpees, 60ft
  • 30 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls

After bash: max pull-ups in 2 minutes

Here are my modifications:

Warm-up:

  • 40 “jump ropes” a la Jillian Michaels 30-Day-Shred (couldn’t find a jump rope at the gym!)
  • 10 push press (40 lbs.)
  • 40 “jump ropes”
  • 10 SDHP (sumo-deadlift high pulls, 40 lbs.)

WOD (repeated twice):

  • Since there wasn’t a number given, 30 burpees
  • 30 push-press (40 lbs. first round, 30 the second)
  • 30 SDHP (40 lbs. first round, 30 the second)
  • Pull-ups were done on the assisted pull-up machine with 50 lbs. added..so I was lifting 70 lbs. of my body weight. 20 completed in 2 minutes (hoping to improve this by the end of the three weeks!)
  • Crunches

My legs are so sore. It feels weird going into the gym and not spending at least in hour in there. After the first WOD, I was sweating bullets. These workouts are tough, so exhausting. My whole body was shaking! I can’t imagine using the 65 lbs. initially set…insanity. I was so glad to be done with the workout once it was over…

Challenging myself physically really teaches me a lot about myself…Like when I ran a marathon and had terrible knee pain on mile 8, I cried, limped to the side and texted Jason…but I never stopped. 

Jason said that when I sent him texts about the pain, my mom (who was with him) was wondering if I’d quit..Jason says he responded “She’d never quit.”

I was thinking about that today during the second round of this workout. I definitely got slower, my muscles ached, my arms were shaky, but it never crossed my mind to quit. If I’ve learned anything about myself it’s this:

I’m not a quitter, just a reducer.  

If the ache is too much for me, the speed too fast, I’ll slow down or lift lighter…but I never quit. 

I also learned that heavy workouts become mental for me. I know my body can do it, but I have to make myself push through that barrier..I think it’s this way for a lot of people. Despite the exhaustion, I’m glad that I went. I’m hoping to really get some rest tonight..maybe sleep in a little later now that my exam is out of the way 🙂

Food:

Breakfast: 3 med. whole wheat blueberry muffins with pb and syrup. OJ and hot tea

Snack: dill Triscuits (my fav!)

Lunch: (kind of random) green smoothie, last of the stir-fry, handful of almonds, chocolate square

Dinner: leftover vegan mac n cheese, broccoli, and snacked on grape tomatoes, chocolate for dessert

I’m feeling snacky so I may raid the cabinet later. 

Tonight is my laid back night 🙂 I wanted to paint my toe-nails but I’m too tired, hehe. Just waiting on Jason to come home so we can watch Friends on Netflix! 

I’ll leave you with Marley’s favorite thing to watch:

Image

Nature…

That’s my kind of dog 🙂

See ya! 

Xoxo,

Stacey

 

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