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Archive for December, 2011

Happy New Year

I hope you all have a happy, safe new year and that 2012 brings you happiness, joy and love.

I know I’m not the only one who will be happy to have 2011 in the rear view mirror and not have to look back on it.  It’s been a rough year for a lot of people, myself included and I’ll just be glad when that ball drops tonight at midnight.

Until next year….

Friday December 30 – Day 224

And the last workout of the year was:

25 calories on bike
50 sit ups
25 calories on bike
50 shoulder press (35# barbell)
25 calories on bike
50 jump squats
25 calories on bike
100 Russian twists

And all I can say is ouch.  Happy New Year.  Be back next week!

Thursday December 29 – Day 223

It took him forever to send me a workout!  I thought he had forgotten, so I created one for myself.  But oh no, he finally texted me at 3:50.  *sigh*  I wish he had forgotten.

10 deadlifts (95#)
10 burpees
5 rounds fast
15:31.26

He hates me.  It’s the only explanation.  Or it could be that I sent him a text while eating cilantro infused white rice from Qdoba and told him that.  HA!

Wednesday December 28 – Day 222

It took me two days to get this workout done.  He sent it to me Monday, but since my Josie was sick, I skipped both Monday and Tuesday, so I finally got to it today.  I should have ignored it and just asked for a new one.

10 hang clean and jerks
10 burpees
7 rounds
and then
100 v ups

I needed lots of help with the hang cleans.  I don’t get it.  It does not feel natural and I’m sure I bruised my shoulders where I kept letting the barbell fall onto them.  I really need to work on the form for those.  One of the guys helping me said that I had good form.  When I went slow with it.  But it has to be fast, explosive like and I wasn’t getting that.  I’ll need to work on that a lot if I’m going to get anything out of the exercise.  I had the jerks down just fine, dip down a bit and push press the bar up.  Easy peasy.

I also only did 6 rounds so I could try to do the v ups before having to leave for the union meetings.  I did 60 of those.  Hopefully, I can wash my hair in the morning cause my arms feel like noodles.

Friday December 23 – Day 221

I love timed workouts.  Not workouts I have to time, but a certain set time to finish the workout.  AMRAPs are perfect for me.  I go as fast as I can and really push myself during an AMRAP.

5 shoulder press (15#)
10 squats
50 jump ropes (singles)
15 minute AMRAP

I did almost 8 full rounds.  I was 25 singles short of doing the full round.  It felt good.  Not too shabby for a pack a day smoker.  Just wait until I quit smoking finally.  I’ll really kill this AMRAP.

Thursday December 22 – Day 220

50 alt v ups
50 Russian twists
50 lunges
50 calories on bike
3 rounds

What’s up with all the 50s?  Sheeeesh

Wednesday December 21 – Day 219

I knew it was going to be ugly.  He saw me coming back in from a break and told me he was going to give me lots of stairs.  I told him I figured as much.  He tried to play it off with “oh I wouldn’t do that to you.”  HA!  Yes he would….and he did!

2 stair runs
50 squats
2 stair runs
50 burpees
2 stair runs
50 sit ups
2 stair runs

I’m so sleepy I can hardly think straight.

Tuesday December 20 – Day 218

After I posted last night, he contacted me to apologize for forgetting to send me something.  I told him not worry about, I was just happy my head did not implode while I was working out.  He then told me it might “tomorrow” Ugh.  Thanks for the warning!

He then asked if I quit smoking yet.  I wish I could answer yes to that question.  I really need to set a quit date and try again.  It’s really making a difference in my workouts and how I feel during and after them.

10 burpees
20 squats
30 sit ups
5 rounds
22:32.9

Doesn’t look horrible on paper.  Burpees are not my friend and I don’t appreciate them.  But I get a great workout when he throws them in there, that’s for sure.

Time to relax on my recliner.

Monday December 19 – Day 217

I skipped an entire week due to a massive headache that lasted entirely too long.  It seems to be gone now, so I asked for a workout but never heard back from him.  This meant I had to make up my own workout.  Ugh

20 dumbbell presses (#15L/#10R)
30 squats
50 sit ups
3 rounds
and then:
50 calories on the bike
30 box jumps (20″)

Not too bad for the first time in a week!  Felt okay with it and my did not implode.  Bonus!

Monday December 12 – Day 216

I saw him when I went downstairs to get some water while we were waiting on part of payroll that is done downtown.  We chatted a bit and I asked him to send me something.  He asked me to remind him around 1 or 2 if I had not heard back from him…so I did remind him.

3 stair runs
10 deadlifts (#95)
20 push ups
30 sit ups
5 rounds

Ugh! It kicked my butt very well and now I’m exhausted.  I just want to sleep but I’ve been told I’d be considered old and people would mock me if I did that.  Pfft.