Yesternight’s Workout:



10 knees to elbows
10 butt swishes, each leg
10 KB Thrusts, rotated with planks
(I also did handstands)
10 spiderman pushups

(Titus and Staci joined us tonight! Fresh meat! Fresh meat!)

(I finished with five pullups and a 35 second handstand.)


Yesternight’s Workout:



24 lunges
15 knees-to-elbows
25 KB squat passes
(we stood in a circle and passed a 25# kb around whilst squatting.
it was both hilarious and awesome.)
20:20:20 sprint
10 KB thrusts


Katie’s husbear joined in our madness–yay, Kyle!

We swapped out the 20:20:20 sprints
(20 second sprint, 20 second rest, 20 second sprint)
for a 200m run on the third round, and 10 burpees on the 4th.

Those sprints.

They are MURDER.

I’m trying to work us up to a real Tabata night–
but it will be a Tabata ONLY,
because we’re not *that* crazy. ๐Ÿ™‚

(A Tabata drill is a 20 second sprint, 10 second rest for four minutes.

This was a solid workout–
closest I’ve ever come to actually puking
and/or tapping out.

It’s those sprints!

Maybe I’ll do more tonight.


Yesternight’s Workout:


x2 Sprint 20 seconds
20 seconds rest

10 spiderman pushups

x2 Sprint 20 seconds
20 seconds rest

10 Hindu pushups
15 tuck ups
10 v-ups
4 chin-ups
10 knees to elbows
10 toes to bar

Yesternight’s Workout:


200m run


10 bench jump/tuck jump burpees
20 lunges
10-10-10 crunches/situps/v-ups
5 20lb KB snatch, each arm
1 min plank
2 turkish get-ups, each side, 20lb KB
1 min reverse plank
10 squats w/ 20 lb KB
1 min handstand hold


Since we only have one kettlebell,
we rotated out planks and using the KB.

Turkish get-ups are impossible sonsuvbeetches,
but I will conquer them.



this is my kettlebell:

She's a pretty little thing.


The Boyo got her for me for Valentine’s Day–
he’s so romantic! ๐Ÿ˜€

(Order here)

Yesternight’s Workout:


Just me and The Boyo this time.

200m run

20 Tuck jump squats
20 Leg circles
10 Lateral push-ups (OI!)
5 Dead hang pullups/chinups
20 V-ups

200m run


Surprisingly tough, this one!
I’m definitely going to keep V-ups and Tuck jump squats in the repertoire–
They are nasty little bastards,
and my abs are feeeeeeling it this morning.

(I’m planning to run this particular workout again,
with the goal of five rounds.
It’ll be hell, but totally worth it.
We’ve gotten pretty good at getting through three rounders–
time to step it up.)

I purchased a (fantastic!) Groupon for a month of Crossfit at a gym in Tarzana–
hoping to start that up in March, since February is totally booked out already.
Can’t wait to see what I learn there!!!


Also loving this site:

Gymnastics WOD

I emailed Carl a question regarding handstands,
and he replied quickly, with a link to another great site
that focuses on mobility for everyone–totally awesome!

I’m digging the fact that the Crossfit community is so diverse,
and so willing to help each other out.
It’s pretty badass.

Yesternight’s Workout:



20 sumo squats
20 elevated pushups
20 bench jumps
1 min plank (alternating standard/reverse)
20 tuck jumps

I need to get a couple of sandbags and kettlebells–
Sumo squats are *way* more challenging with a sandbag on your back.

I finished with three chinups and two pullups;
had to take a breather after the first three,
but I’m getting closer to my goal of five in a row by February!



What are your favorite WOD exercises?
(We’re using a park and our own bodyweight, so bear that in mind)

Yesternight’s Workout:



This one *destroyed* me:


10 Star jumps
10 Pistols L
12 Burpees
10 Pistols R
10 Spartan Pushups
20 Lunges
50m Army Crawl
15 Hanging Situps


We ended up taking out the army crawl after the first round
in favor of tricep dips–
the grass was slicing up our elbows, it was wet, and also?

So Tricep Dips it was!

The Spartans are manageable now
(which pleases me to no end)–
I also did a pullup, a chinup, and another pullup at the end of the workout.
My goal is to get five pullups or chinups in a row by February.


I don’t know if it’s a good thing or not,
but my mantra through the last round was,
“I am not my Mother. I am NOT my mother.”

My mother,
is a very sweet, Titus-Two-Tea kind of a woman.

Who believes that godly behavior for women looks soft.
She associates submission with giving in.

I do not.

She has never been interested in being strong.

I am.

Sometimes to my detriment, I know.

But I want to be strong, capable.
I want to know that I could, in fact,
carry my husband or children or friends out of danger if I needed to.
I want that steely ability to carry on,
no matter how difficult the task at hand.

Disciplining my body to deal with pain is part of that.


I am not my mother.

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