Thursday, September 6, 2012

CrossFit Craziness with a Side of Salad

I never got around to getting my measurements taken earlier this week, and since I really want to have quantifiable results from Shortcut to Size, I decided to put off starting Phase 2 until next Monday and mix it up in the gym until then.  My sister Mindy is a bit of a CrossFit fanatic, and on Monday, she posted about a WOD that kicked her butt. A lot of the workouts she does include moves that I’m not entirely familiar with, so I tend to shy away from trying them, but this one looked simple enough, so I decided to give it a whirl. 

This is what should have happened:

5 rounds
22 KB swings (53 lbs)
22 box jumps (20″)
400m run
22 burpees
22 wall balls (14 lbs)

And this is what actually happened:

3.5 rounds
22 KB swings (35 lbs)
22 box jumps (20″)
400m run
22 burpees
22 wall balls (12 lbs)

I got to the gym thinking I would attempt the workout as prescribed. Then I picked up a 45 lb kettlebell and realized there was no way that was happening.  53 lbs?? Seriously??  I also discovered that my gym doesn’t have a 14 lb medicine ball, so I was left with a choice of 12 lbs or 20 lbs. 12 lbs, thankyourverymuch!  My boxing trainer showed up after I ran my fourth 400m, so I had to cut the workout short. I could lie and say I was sad about that, but I wasn’t. Let me tell you, this workout is no walk in the park. I was a sweaty mess, my heart rate was elevated the entire time, and my quads and shoulders were burning like no one’s business. I’m planning on doing it again next week and actually finishing to see how long it takes me.


In other news, I’ve been eating spinach like it’s my job lately. So many bloggers have started talking about how fall is just around the corner, but it still feels like the middle of summer here in Tampa. With the hot weather, I’ve been enjoying refreshing spinach and fruit salads quite regularly. Yesterday’s combination was particularly yummy.  I added raspberries, grapes, mandarin oranges, blueberries, some shredded chicken from a chicken I roasted in my crockpot over the weekend, Trader Joe’s Sesame Honey Cashews and topped it with a simple Lime Poppy Seed Dressing that I made up on the fly.
 Salad 1

Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tbsp honey (I used an awesome Lime Blossom Honey that I found at HomeGoods)
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp Ideal Brown Sweetener
  • 1 packet of Truvia
I like my salad dressing quite sweet, in case that wasn’t obvious from looking at the ingredient list.

And to wrap up with something completely random, this is amazing.

1 comment:

  1. Are you still going to come to CrossFit with us when you visit? :)