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Arms And Legs…Falling Off

I have been off the CrossFit wagon for a few weeks now. I’ve kind of been off all exercise-specific wagons given my travel and work schedule. I just fit in whatever, whenever. I have been thrown back into CrossFit given my training weekend and then the convenience of being at the gym and having it available as a quick workout.

So yesterday my arms died.

We did the CrossFit Hero WOD “J.T.”

21-15-9 reps of…

Handstand Pushups
Ring Dips

I finished in a little over 8 minutes and I don’t think my arms have been in that much agony in a long time. That workout is just mean!

And today my legs died.

We did one of the “Girl” WODs. Fun fact: a lot of them are named after hurricanes. I felt like a hurricane blew over me after this one. It took me 18 minutes to finish and it seriously hurt to walk down the stairs after.

I miss yoga. 😥 I dare someone to try to drag me out of the studio this weekend. I may sleep there.

Food is more interesting than CrossFit, right? I know CrossFit has overtaken the blog world but I am forced to embrace it because it’s kinda my job now! Dinner last night was chicken, green beans and leftover apple, cranberry, walnut quinoa. Then I ate a bowl of ice cream at 10 p.m…in bed. Classy.

Egg and cheddar on wheat. This is three mornings in a row of eggs and no oatmeal/greek yogurt this week. Loving it.

After my carb-fest for breakfast I made a big salad for lunch. Spinach, acorn squash, tofu, walnuts, dried cranberries, carrots and feta. So good.


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  • 1
    Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers October 17, 2012, 8:15 pm

    I like all your CrossFit stuff. I just wish I spoke the lingo so I actually knew what you were talking about. haha I’m getting better… a little.

    • 2
      Jen October 22, 2012, 3:56 pm

      i think it’s so hilarious that crossfit has it’s whole little language…AMRAPs, WODs, DNFs, 1RM, OTMEM, Boxes…

  • 3
    Nancy Lothspeich October 17, 2012, 11:19 pm

    Thanks for another cool post. I laughed out loud about the ice cream! My daughter (12) reads with me and she asked “What’s in her fridge?” That might make a fun pic and post 🙂

    • 4
      Jen October 22, 2012, 3:57 pm

      that is so cute that she asked that. love the idea!

  • 5
    Addy @ Six-Kick Switch October 18, 2012, 12:12 am

    I totally respect your CrossFitting – everybody has their thing! You are way braver (more brave?) than I am – CrossFit scares me!

    • 6
      Jen October 22, 2012, 3:57 pm

      i had no choice…it was a job requirement. i was scared of it too!

  • 7
    Parita @ myinnershakti October 18, 2012, 8:35 am

    I love how you balance CF with yoga and running. And I also love workouts that leave me so sore I can barely get up (after I’m up and somewhat moving that is!).

    • 8
      Jen October 22, 2012, 3:58 pm

      i would go crazy if all i did was crossfit. i HAVE to still do the yoga and run to feel like myself. crossfit makes me so sore that i could not do it all the time!

  • 9
    Bess @ Bess Be Fit October 18, 2012, 8:50 am

    I think your mixture of yoga, crossfit, and running is awesome. It’s a balance I hope to get one day! Right now I’ve just been focusing on yoga mostly and I’m loving it.

    • 10
      Jen October 22, 2012, 3:59 pm

      bess – although i LOVE strength training and running i always feel best when i am focused the most on my yoga. i am so happy that you’re getting into it and have found a studio you love.

  • 11
    Erica { EricaDHouse.com } October 18, 2012, 9:17 am

    I *really* wish I could try crossfit! The only place in the area that offers it is super expensive and I’m worried about how I’d do with my low back issues, but everyone is so fanatical about it!

    • 12
      Jen October 22, 2012, 4:03 pm

      it’s definitely an experience but i would be so careful about making sure that you have a good and knowledgable coach if you do try it given your low back history.

  • 13
    Grace October 18, 2012, 9:59 am

    I have yet to jump on the Crossfit bandwagon but love love my strength training and HIIT workouts. I started yoga teacher training last month so I’m obsessed with getting my yoga fix. Check out my first day on my blog 🙂

    • 14
      Jen October 22, 2012, 4:03 pm

      how is yoga teacher training going? i’m definitely checking out your blog!

  • 15
    Runner Dad October 18, 2012, 10:19 am

    Hardcore workouts! And the food looks great…I could use an egg and cheese on a bagel right now!

  • 16
    Kerry @ Totes My Oats October 18, 2012, 12:39 pm

    Those WODs sound like something serious!! So awesome.

  • 17
    Sierra @ Posh Meets Pavement October 18, 2012, 1:10 pm

    If your legs fall off, I’ll take em….haha

    • 18
      Jen October 22, 2012, 4:03 pm

      🙂 🙂 🙂

  • 19
    Allison October 18, 2012, 2:06 pm

    Wow, a hero workout and a girl workout right after one another! No wonder your arms and legs feel like they are falling off! “Christine” is suuuuuch a tough one for me. My weakness is anything involving power, so after the row, I am pretty much spent for the deadlifts and box jumps! Great job, Jen!

    • 20
      Jen October 22, 2012, 4:09 pm

      yes, hero and girl back to back were not fun…and i despise rowing.

  • 21
    Lisa October 18, 2012, 4:11 pm

    You are so strong! I’m impressed. I keep trying to get into yoga, but its just not happening for me. Not sure why. When I do handstand pushups I look like a flailing mess since they still kind of freak me out;) I’ll get there one day…

    • 22
      Jen October 22, 2012, 4:09 pm

      i was like that with yoga for a long time. you have to find a studio, teacher and style that meshes with you. it can be tough.

  • 23
    Trish October 18, 2012, 6:27 pm

    I really enjoy the results I see in myself from the crossfit workouts. I work with a trainer once a week and then do the same or another workout 2 more times that week. I have to say that for anyone who is intimidated by Jen’s workouts – my trainer tailors my workouts to my fitness level – I am about 20 years older than Jen. ANd will likely NEVER be able to do a handstand pushup. And the Christine workout would take me lots longer. But I do workouts that challenge me, and it is so great to have upper body strength and a great level of overall fitness in order to keep up with my horses.

    • 24
      Jen October 22, 2012, 4:11 pm

      trish – it is SO true. everything in crossfit can be scaled and modified. that’s one of my favorite things about it. all fitness levels, ages and skill levels can workout together.

  • 25
    Shatzman August 12, 2013, 9:09 am

    You have nice legs girl. If you don’t use em you’ll lose em, not the other way around.

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