Posts Tagged ‘CrossFit Workouts’
After what I considered to me a very successful 13.2 I wanted to try it again. My original try (you can read that here) was done with 65lbs instead of the regulation 75lb and that just didn’t sit well with me. So when Crossfit Commotion was running a special night for those that wanted to try (or re-try) 13.2 I was in!
And well, attempt #2 at 13.2 was pretty awesome. I finished with only 3 box jumps less than what I finished my original attempt at and honestly with 10 more pounds added to the exercises I think that was a pretty awesome accomplishment.
I have no freaking clue why but I love 13.2. I think it just challenges my body in ways that I don’t but that I feel strong with. I also love that this workout takes me over the edge but in the best way possible. My goal for the month of April will be to continue to take my body a little further every day and to really concentrate on proper form and pushing the limits. Speaking of pushing the limits… did you try Filthy Fifty yet?!
What are your goals for April?!
Have you tried the Crossfit Filthy Fifty workout yet? If not, it’s a doozy. Actually doozy probably doesn’t describe it. It’s a can’t walk, can’t sit on the toilet, can’t wash your hair, and difficult to drive your car kind of workout.
But it’s awesome.
Here is what ours looked like…
And in case you can’t read that here they are..
- 50 box jumps
- 50 jumping pull ups
- 50 KB swings
- 50 walking lunges
- 50 knees to elbows
- 50 push press (45lbs)
- 50 back extensions
- 50 burpees
- 150 jump rope singles
So compared to the regular prescribed workout we did jump rope singles because double unders just are not something I am able to accomplishment… yet.
BUT BUT BUT
I did 65lb push presses instead of 45lbs which I think is pretty awesome. I was encouraged to do this by Gail and Chris who also completed 65lbs! Those women are an inspiration and totally awesome.
This exercise was for time and I while I was the last one to complete the workout I finished in 28:54 which I was highly satisfied with! A perfect way to start out my workout week.
It probably goes without saying, but it has been an AMAZING year filled with so much love and laughter that at times I was so overwhelmed I thought I was going a little crazy. But before we jump into 2013, I think it’s always nice to look back on the successful and even the failures that occurred in 2012.
The biggest thing that happened in 2012 was that Tim and I got married! So I may have entered 2012 as Jaci Laney but I am exiting (rather gracefully if I say so myself) 2012 as Jaci Stiller. I have officially taken on an entirely new identify over the course of this year and it has been quite a wild ride. Marriage has come with so much fun and I am constantly learning new things about myself and my husband every day but I would be crazy to even attempt to sell the fact that marriage is perfect. It has challenged Tim and I in new ways and while we may get frustrated at times we are both looking forward to seeing what 2013 has to bring for our newly formed and redefined relationship.
Oh and in the midst of all of that wedding planning, I finally made my confirmation!
Another life-changing event that happened this year was that we got our first puppy- Molly! Molly has been been a joy… but not a pure joy! Molly has come with her own set of wants and needs that has brought a new aspect and sometimes even obstacle to our relationship. But she is truly a bright and wonderful ball of fur that you love to wake up to each and every day. Having Molly is out lives has added an enormous amount of love and support and it’s hard to imagine life without our little Molly!
In addition to our own family growing and changing, I got to watch my sort-of little brother Josh marry his beautiful wife Danielle and on that very same day we watched our friends Tiffany and Brett tie the knot as well! Then we watched two of our friends that we love and admire tie the knot in New Jersey- Congrats to Katie and Pat. We connected with old family and friends that we may have lost touch with and formed new and sometimes stronger relationships.
Additionally, Tim left the country for the first time when we went to Punta Cana on our Honeymoon.
Then, when it comes to fitness and health I have just run all over the place trying to figure out what works for me! I was totally inspired by the movie Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead and started juicing and quickly found out I wasn’t a blender girl but rather an actual juicer girl. During that same time, I was inspired by Operational Beautiful and stopped the negative self-talk about concentrated on all of the things that make me beautiful rather than worrying about the things I want to change. I started running because I WANT to and not because I HAVE to. We talked about the benefits of GETTING OFF THE SCALE and worrying about how you feel about yourself and not what the number on that piece of metal says. I won some FREE SHOES and found a love for expensive running shoes I finished the Advocare 24-day challenge and lost over 6 total inches and knocked off a few percentages of body fat!
Other than getting married, of course, the biggest accomplishment I had in 2012 was finally running that Akron Half Marathon I had been training for and working by butt off to do. During that time I met some great new friends and learned that I am STRONGER than I think and that when I SET MY MIND TO SOMETHING I can achieve it.
Oh and I turned 26 years old
It was a great year so look out 2013… I am just getting started!!