Daily Archives: March 10, 2013

297 & 296!

Does the weather get any better folks? It has been gorgeous!! Too bad I have had to work this weekend! Makes coming home and wanting to go to sleep really hard.

I think I did better this cycle with pushing myself to stay up after getting the kids off to school vs going back to bed. It was hard, but in the end, I got more accomplished and my night sleeping was much better.

Day 297 (Saturday)
Ran 4.5 miles outside, what a GORGEOUS DAY! (Tank and shorts weather for sure!)

Upright Rows- 3×12 @34lbs (upped weight)
Alternating Front Raises- 3×10 @15lbs
DB Lat Raises (singles)- 3×8@12lbs
Bent Over Lateral Raises- 3×12@6lbs (still working on form)

45Degree Ez Bar Rows- 15,12,10@ 8 reps @?? CRAP! Did not write it down- I’m thinking if I remember correctly it was like 28lbs
Bent Over DB Rows-10, 15, 15 reps @ 15lbs
One Arm DB Rows- 3×10@ 20lbs

Day 296 (Sunday)
Woke up and ran 3.0 miles Slow and easy- groggy!
Plie’ Squats- 3×15@25lbs
Leg Extensions 3×12@35lbs
Deadlifts- 3×10@58lbs
Back Squats- 3×10 @58lbs
Single Leg Squats with Body Weight- 3×10 each leg
Farmer Walk- 4×40 @ 20lbs

I don’t know I may piss some people off by saying this. I don’t know what the purpose of crossfit is. I mean I know what it is, but, what is the end purpose? I see women who do it and to me they just look *big*. Bulky big. Not feminine big. Now, this is just my opinion and MINE only..I like to look fit and toned, but I personally still want to look feminine. I don’t want to look overly muscular or overly big. I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror and see how toned I am, see my muscles, BUT, I don’t want them to become too much, if that makes sense. After surfing several sights and looking at picturs of women who do Crossfit, a lot..NOT ALL, I repeat NOT ALL just look big and bulky. Is that the goal? Or is it to just become stronger?

There are so many labels on everything anymore, from how you’re eating, to how you’re exercising, to how you’re dressing etc..etc.. I don’t get all the labels. People are always on a constant quest to put a name or a label on something. To try the newest fad on the block. Is Crossfit the next fad? Also- it seems that if you do Crossfit, then you surely must do Paleo. What gives? Honestly.

I realize I may hit a nerve with people and I’m sure people will down right disagree with me. That is fine. These are my opinions. I laid in bed this morning while trying to fall asleep, wondering about the whole Crossfit thing. I don’t have a name to what I do, or what I eat..I just try to eat the best I can and workout. That’s it.

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