Motivational thought of the Day:
“Back home in Russia we train bears to ride unicycles. You can train to do anything.” – Oleg Kechko (1996 Olympic Games, Olympic Lifter, Coach)
Old Oleg didn’t have a client like Kevin who drags his feet to the gym every M/W/F when he knows we have a little WOD. It’s been hard to plan them lately because a group of guys has annoyingly started playing basketball during our gym time. Our gym is pretty cramped so it’s hard to find another space to do things like burpees. I wanted to wall balls today, but I had to cut them.
Things I didn’t have to cut:
4 rounds for time:
- Box Jump Burpees (30-20-10-5x)
- Kettlebell Alternting Clean and Press
Check out this demo of box jump burpees!! The guy does a very impressive 50. Kevin: “I hope I’m never that good.” But we actually did a total of 65 today! Granted, not as fast.
- Round 1 (30) 7:13
- Round 2 (20) 5:09
- Round 3 (10) 2:17
- Round 4 (5) 1:30
- Total Time – 16:09
It’s worth sharing that attractive face so you can see my sneak pic of Kevin finishing his workout. Look at him powering through!!
I own this box. And that is some quality neck sweat!! Afterwards I played around and made 6 consecutive jumps on the higher box. It really takes me a minute to work up the courage!! That will hurt if you miss. But I usually just do this super geeky chicken out!!
I’m getting so brave!! I’m going to be honest. I’m such a girl. So it takes me a little nerve to just jump up and grab the handles. This was my first time trying Knees to Elbows (literally). Oh boy. That’s not going to happen for a while. I had hard time just hanging there. Although I probably should’ve tried it before the 5k and the 65 rep workout for optimal results!
I know Kevin secretly loves working out because he wanted to try too!! Hehe. Predictably, he did way better than me without even trying. I have a dream to do pull-ups someday. I think I need a bar at home! Don’t worry. I’m keeping an eye on my bicep size!I hate bulking up.
I’m so awesome that I found a place to do box jumps outside. Which is a good thing because we turned in our 30-day notice for our gym today. I LOVE going to the gym, but our gym is way too expensive. And we use far too little of it to make it worth it. So I’m going to take the next 30 days for all they’re worth!!
Kevin perked up right away when he heard what was on the menu for dinner. I made the recipe for lasagna magherit that I made when his parents were in town back in January. I improvised a downsized version since we didn’t have a whole box of noodles on hand.
As I write this, Kevin is trying to give me positive reinforcement so I cook more things like lasagna and chicken parm. And less things with sweet potatoes and lentils. Haha. That trick doesn’t work on me! I invented that trick!!! I think he notices I’m using it when I compliment his muscles too. Haha.
So one of my big fails on the Jackie Warner plan is that I really don’t drink enough water. I don’t consider it… till I hit the gym parched. I hate drinking plain water when I’m sitting at my desk at work. I’m just telling it like it is… so I was curious if any of you drink it? Basically what you think of its nutritional content since I’m not a super awesome label reader like some of you. Although you do have me looking for products with no GMO’s! Kevin just loves that little adventure in the frozen foods section. I know it’s always MOST natural to drink regular water, but you know.
Vitamin Water Zero? I really like that acai-blueberry flavor in the pic. It’s on sale for 50 cents right now! That’s cheaper than a Diet Coke!
If you can train to do anything, what would you like to train to do? Well, a ton of things. But I can’t stop thinking about mastering double unders. I also want to brave up to kick up to handstand against a wall. Why am I afraid of doing that? I can do it without a wall — for a second. So I shouldn’t be afraid. Haha. See also: marathon, push-ups, pull-ups, and many more.
What things do you like to positively reinforce others about? Definitely exercise and healthy eating. I like to cheer on people I see running in the park on the way to work. Although I’m jealous and yell,”Don’t you have a job?!!” Also, dressing nicely and reading books.