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)
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Alternating Front Raises- 3×10 @15lbs
DB Lat Raises (singles)- 3×8@12lbs
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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
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Leg Extensions 3×12@35lbs
Deadlifts- 3×10@58lbs
Back Squats- 3×10 @58lbs
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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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I'm a mom to 3 gorgeous children and married to a wonderful guy! I work in Critical Care and I classify myself on some levels as an adreneline junky. However, I am terrified of heights! Go figure! Im dedicated to running and physical fitness. There are no excuses good enough to not keep yourself healthy in body and in mind.

Posted on March 10, 2013, in Running, Weight training and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. My thought is why label anything? Screw labels as far as I’m concerned! Everybody has a way they want to look, there is no right or wrong since it’s all individualistic. As far as big muscle goes. Hey I love it. I have no choice but to love it, if I plan on lifting. Of course there is such a thing as too big but that usually requires illegal substances

    • Unfortunately, Society has a label for everything. Labeling is the norm. I think NOT labeling something would seem so foreign to alot of people. I lift for the reasons I stated..it was just an observation on my part that some women just get too big and bulky (again MY opinion). I would not feel feminine if I would get that big. I’m ALL for looking fit and toned with some muscles! That is what I am going for- I guess like I said, I was looking at some Crossfit women and the first thing I thought was..Huh, now that is just too big and bulky for my liking. I wonder if some of these women realize that they are actually bulking. Lifting heaving, eating higher calories= bulking. I believe that. Now, you can eat higher calories, bulk, BUT have a nice shape (make sense?) do the cardio aspect of it, have the curves etc..but the ones I am talking about are the big AND bulky ones.

      🙂

  2. Screw society! SERIOUSLY!

    As far as the “bulky” women that are doing crossfit the one’s that look like men. They aren’t just lifting heavy and eating lots to get that way 😉 Of course that’s just speculation on my part but women don’t get like that unless they are (most) I did a search on cross fit women just to see what images came up and I have to say most of them looked freaken awesome! Great abs and strong looking. My kind of look! https://www.google.com/search?q=crossfit+women&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=GG4-UenpLaPC0QGR94GgCQ&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1509&bih=759#imgrc=ez655Xd7mVct9M%3A%3Bji919GzwiXYfXM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.crossfitimpavidus.com%252Fwp-content%252Fuploads%252F2012%252F08%252FCrossfit-games-eva-nicole.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.crossfitimpavidus.com%252F2012%252F08%252Fare-crossfit-women-too-bulky%252F%3B500%3B374

    if this link works there should be 3 girls. I LOVE the girl on the lefts body!

  3. ok so it comes up with the picture of the two girls. LOVE the girl on the left with the white shirt! Nice strong looking and not too bulky. Of course everyone has their own opinion on what’s too bulky or not

    • Now, I said SOME not all 🙂

      It would not be fair for me to say ALL women, because that is not true. I do believe that one can get too bulky by eating too much and lifting hard. Now, Im not talking steroid big, I’m talking just plain ol’ fit fat. Bulky fit. Muscle under fat..etc..etc..understand now?

  4. OHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh fit fat. I forget about those peeps lol. Sorry I don’t like “bulky” unless there is a six pack to go with it lol AND NOT BEER

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