Group Workout at 4pm:
Back Squats 3-2-2-1-1-1-1-1 @ 87#, 97#, 107#, 117#, 122#, 122#, 122#, 127# (missed) What?!
Not thrilled about back squats today, not really excited about back squats any day. I don’t know why, but while my other lifts continue to improve, I’ve pretty much been stuck just under 130# forever. I don’t get it. It’s very frustrating. I just have to keep reminding myself that there are other things that I am good at and I don’t have to be great at everything.
The rest of the workout was something that I did fairly well at and was happy to see on the board (unlike the back squats). Liz and I did this same workout with Max a few weeks ago, but we only had to complete 1 round for time rather than AMRAP in 30.
AMRAP in 30 minutes:
100m OH carry (I started with 35# kettlebells in each hand, but when I saw most guys were doing the same weight I went down to a 10kg bumper plate).
100m rack carry (2 35# kettlebells)
100 backward singles
100m farmer’s carry (2 35# kettlebells)
100 backward singles
I completed 2 full rounds and then 475 reps. My goal was 3 rounds. I was really happy to finish where I did. I only had 25 more double-unders and 100 backward singles to get through to complete 3 rounds. I finished ahead of all of the girls in the 4pm class and most of the guys. I was racing to beat Blake who ended up with 3+ rounds and was very encouraged by Scott who I kept passing on my way back from the carries as he was a few steps behind me. My double-unders were solid today. The rope really does matter and I happened to grab a good one. I was stringing 20+ together most of the time and about 30-50 backwards singles together at a time. My forearms were so pumped from the carries it was hard to straighten my arms completely while I jumped which made it a little challenging.
Today I ate:
9am- 2 eggs (150 calories)
10am- Iced Americano with a “splash” of heavy cream & 2 pumps chai tea (approx. 135 calories)
1pm- 1 cup of Paleo Pumpkin Chili (approx. 200 calories), 1 Tbsp. peanut butter (100)
5:30pm- Protein shake (110)
8:00pm- 1 cup of Paleo Pumpkin Chili (200), 1 Tbsp. peanut butter (100)
Total Calories for the day: 995 (I’m going to guess that my servings of chili were a few more than 200 calories, but I can’t be sure. On that note, it is one of my favorite Fall recipes!)
I weighed in at 157 this morning, up 1 pound since Friday. I’m not surprised considering what I ate during the weekend, but I fully expect to back to 156 tomorrow. My goal is 155 by the end of the week. I had two people at the gym compliment me today by telling me that I look like I’ve lost weight! What a great Monday!
Today’s sports bra was another random purchase from Forever 21. I love the material though and the teal color. It’s comfy and supportive enough for lots of jumping like in today’s workout.