Tuesday, October 23, 2007

CrossFit One World W.O.T.D.

This is Raz. Raz is a stud. Oh what I would give to be able to get my chin over that bar - with the assisted bands. Sigh.

Row 1000 meters
THREE rounds:
Samson Stretch
10 Shoulder Rolls
10 Push Press
10 Overhead Squats*
10 Pulll-ups
10 Push-ups
10 Abmat Sit-ups

*Note: I had a late start, so my third round was cut short and ended after the overhead squats.

Using a kettlebell or a dumbbell, complete as many rounds as you can in 20 minutes of:
15 one arm sumo deadlift high pull
10 one arm hang power snatch
5 one arm overhead squat

Alternate arms every round.

Joanne's results: There was a mix-up on how to count the rounds. So to honor what the site says, I did 8 rounds total (this is with alternating arms) with 17 sumo deadlift high pulls. I began with 15# each side and then switched to 12# thereafter.

Notes (to myself) about this workout:
This was fairly tough considering I just came back from about a two-week absence. Never again! I always forget how good CrossFit is for me. Granted, it's not my favorite thing to do. CrossFit is kind of like unwanted hair. You have it. You deal with it. You're sure there's a purpose, but you just don't know what that purpose is. ha ha ha...

Okay CrossFit is way better than unwanted hair.

In class, one round counted as both sides. However, on the site, one round is only one side. So during the class, I was feeling a little beaten because I only made it to four rounds. Really low compared to everyone else. Now I know that my real count is 8 rounds. Not bad. I do give myself kudos for actually joining the gang and doing the actual WOD. Showing up is the hardest thing. When I'm there, everything else is fine.

Notes about the Challenge Restart
So far so good. I've done a lot of cooking which makes packing food a lot easier. Right now, I'm going ga-ga over my new favorite snack: take a hard boiled egg and remove the yolk; replace the yolk with lowfat hummus. Yummy! I'm really big on deviled eggs, but too many eggs aren't a good thing (truth be told, they give me gas). However, today I discovered that the yolk does that to me. The egg white is fine. So replacing the yolk with hummus is delicious and not hazardous to those around me. ha ha! I've prepared oatmeal, chicken/veggie soup, and set aside sandwich stuff. So far so good. It's the night time that makes me hungry - especially if I end up exercising at night. UGH! I ended up munching on Marc's leftover stirfry and a little bit of my soup. Not terrible, but I would like to commit to no eating after 7pm (8pm at the latest). It's tough, but I just need to develop strategies, that's all.

OWMA Quotable Quote
Brad:Isn't Ray a beast?
Joanne (yelling so Ray can hear): Yeah. I'd never train with Ray! He's so mean!
Ray (confused): Huh? Me? What did I do?
Brad and Joanne: (laughing)


Gladys said...

mmm. hard-boiled egg with hummus as a low-fat version of deviled eggs sounds excellent. i think we should share recipes more!

Joanne said...

yes, i think we should. however, i must warn you that my "health" recipes are a little boring. yeah. these fake deviled eggs rock! personally, i'm partial to trader joe's eggplant hummus because, who doesn't love eggplant?

yesterday i also picked up some cilantro/jalapeno hummus to spice things up. all the other hummus products are a little too fatty. both of these only have 35 calories per serving, as opposed to 70 calories for the others. just a small tip - be sure to read those labels, as not all hummus is made the same.

oh! check out this website: http://www.hungry-girl.com/ for some good advice on food. if you sign up on their list, they send a daily email. i have found it extremely informative :)

happy eating mama!

Gladys said...

ooh, thanks for the tips! and eggplant hummus -- yum! you're making me hungry!