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Workout With a Water Jug & Fitness Friday #2

Thank you to everyone for all of their support I received on yesterday’s post. It was definitely one that needed to be written, maybe more for myself than anything else but it felt good to get it out there.

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Today’s Fitness Friday quote really rings true for me. Maybe it’s my stubborn tendencies or maybe it’s my drive to make crazy ideas happen. Regardless of the reasoning, I take that with me from life to my fitness. The tougher WODs might push me to my limits but if you stand in front of me and tell me I can’t do it, you’re just going to give me more reason to prove you wrong!

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Friday 1/2/15

Rest

 

Saturday 1/3/15

RV Tababta – :20 work / :10 rest

16 rounds, switching btwn:

-jumping jacks

-plank jacks

then, 16 rounds, switching btwn:

-triceps dips

-supermans

 

Sunday 1/4/15

20 mins yoga – Heart Opening Flow

10 rounds:

-20 water jug swings

-10 water jug goblet squats

-5 water jug overhead walking lunges

cash-out: plank hold as long as possible 1:15

 

Monday 1/5/15

AMRAP in 17:00:

50 KB swings (25#)

40 Goblet Squats (25#)

30 Deadlifts (65#)

20 Bar-Facing Burpees

10 Power Cleans (65#)

score: 1+19 deadlifts

cashout:

4 round tabata each- :20 work :10 rest

-Flutter kicks

-Situps

-Plank holds

 

Tuesday 1/6/15

Rest

 

Wednesday 1/7/15

3.25 mile run

 

Thursday 1/8/15

3 rounds for time:

100 single unders

20 box jumps

time: 5:52

21-15-9 for time:

push-ups

sit-ups

time: 3:06

For someone who only had 1 event this week, I’m pretty happy with my fitness! I’m definitely missing getting in 4 or 5 WODs at a CrossFit box like I was getting at home but I’m staying active and at the end of the day, that’s what counts the most!

Now it’s your turn – how were your workouts this week?

Remember, it’s not about comparison, it’s about motivation, inspiration and maybe some new ideas for workouts! (Like my water jug WOD from Sunday!)

Legs Up The Wall

When I participated in my 30 Day Yoga Challenge a few years ago, I tried a restore class, not really knowing what to expect. My initial reaction was that this class was wayyyyy too slow. I couldn’t sit there for 90 minutes and be with my own thoughts and holding poses for minutes at a time. That was until I went back to the class the following week and discovered my love for taking those quiet moments to breathe, meditate and just BE.

10152612_10100151480548769_6792175162870970109_nOne of the poses we would put ourselves in and hold was legs up the wall. This pose turned out to be one of my favorites and I would find myself taking quiet time at home with my legs up the wall, just breathing and living in that moment. Something I need to remind myself to do more often NOW.

 

Some of the benefits of Legs-Up-The-Wall pose are*:

  • Relieves tired or cramped legs and feet
  • Gently Stretches the back, legs, front torso, and back of the neck
  • Relieves mild backache
  • Calms the mind/anxiety
  • Relieves symptoms of mild depression & insomnia
  • Alleviates menstrual cramps

 

Sold yet?

 

Next time I complain about any of the above (and let’s get real, I suffer from many of those, at least from time to time), tell me to get my butt to floor and throw my legs up the wall. ;)

 

What’s your favorite yoga pose?

Do you practice regularly?

Let’s get real, lately it’s been one of the biggest struggles to get myself to do yoga, even though I know how beneficial it is for my mind AND body!

*Source: YogaJournal & CNY Healing Arts