A recap of my weekly workouts from the previous week.
Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend and for all the moms out there, I hope you had a lovely Mother’s Day. Our weekend was pretty relaxing, which was just what I needed. We watched our friend’s dog and didn’t do too much. Last week was pretty crazy for me. I have had a lot more clients in my meal prep business (which is a good thing), but I am going to have to start to make some changes to keep up with the demand. Definitely an exciting time, but it can get a little stressful as well.
One thing that definitely helps me stay sane is working out. I could have the most stressful and chaotic day, but once I get to the gym and lift some heavy things or make my lungs feel on fire, it helps me clear my head and get back to normal. I don’t have to think about the 50 more meals I need to make or the invoices I need to send out.
When life gets a little crazy, it’s important still to take care of yourself. Whether it’s working out, taking a bath, going for a walk, or getting a manicure. Society makes us feel like we should be constantly working, especially if you are an entrepreneur. “You can sleep when you are dead”, or something like that. Well I like sleep. And it allows my body to function so I actually can work to my potential. What I am trying to say is don’t forget about you. You only have one body and you want to make sure you take care of it. This quote was in a newsletters I got yesterday afternoon and I thought it was appropriate for this post – “Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life it will improve the lives of those around you.”
Sunday – CrossFit City Limits open gym workout
1 deadlift (80%) + 1 strict pull-up
I finished all rounds using 185# and the last 10 rounds I did 2 strict pull-ups. I took this one from Melissa Hartwig’s Instagram, it was definitely a good one, but I think I should have maybe done 2 pull-ups the whole time and maybe a little heavier weight. Next time!
Monday – CrossFit City Limits endurance workout
15 goblet squats (70/53)
*rest 3 mins between rounds
I finished in 30:44. The row was the worst part.
Tuesday – CrossFit City Limits workout
27 calorie row
27 chest to bar pull-ups
21 calorie row
21 toes to bar
15 calorie row
I finished with 180 reps (63+59+58)
Wednesday – CrossFit City Limits workout
“Big Clean Complex”
6 Sets of the Following:
high hang squat clean + hang squat clean + squat clean + push press
high hang squat clean + hang squat clean + squat clean + push jerk
high hang squat clean + hang squat clean + squat clean + split jerk
*goal is to build in weight each set and must complete entire complex without dropping the bar. Rest as needed between sets.
We did this back in January and it was ridiculously hard. And it was still ridiculously hard this past week. I’m happy to say that I was able to do the weight I wasn’t able to hit last time, so yay for improvements. I did my sets at 65/75/85/90/95/105 – I had to drop the bar 2 times at 105 so it didn’t technically count, but whatever. Last time I couldn’t do 95# without dropping it.
Thursday – rest day
Friday – Soul Cycle
Saturday – CrossFit City Limits open gym workout
1 rep max back squat
5 x 4:00 rounds
30/20 calories assault bike sprint
I hit 175# on my back squat which is a new PR for me! The assault bike work sucked. I don’t think my body is capable of sprinting for 20 calories on that thing.