Fitness Tuesday

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Wednesday

I ran. It was of my own free will. I signed up for a 5K in February in a moment of “I want a shirt” so I figure I need to run a bit. I’m not sure how far I went. I think it is just a bit under a mile.

Thursday

This workout was just mean. That’s the only word for it.

  • 12 wall climbs – pushup position with feet by wall and back up into a handstand.
  • 13 burpee box jumps – do a burpee and then jump up onto a box. I did 14″.
  • 5 rope climbs – If you can’t do rope climbs you had to lie on the ground and pull yourself to a standing position with the rope and then lower yourself down 10 times
  • 12 hang cleans – bar from thighs to shoulders. I did 55#
  • 15 toes to bar
  • 5 rope climbs
  • 12 thrusters – bar at shoulders, squat, stand up and push it overhead. I did a few at 55# and then the rest at 45#.
  • 13 wall balls – squat and then throw a medicine ball 10 feet up on the wall as you stand up
  • 5 rope climbs
  • 12 sit ups
  • 15 pushups
  • 12 Pull-ups
  • 13 handstand push ups or 26 pike pushups
  • 5 rope climbs
  • 500 meter row
  • I did the whole thing in 28 minutes. After that I better look like this because my triceps are killing me!

    Friday and Saturday

    Burpees as ordered

    Sunday

    We started out going for a walk. We took Freckles and Z and Z’s dog who was visiting with us. The dogs were thrilled. Z was not. Her meds and her atrocious dietary habits have made her gain a lot of weight recently. From the wailing and gnashing of teeth you’d have thought we had her on a death march. Every time the complaining got too bad her father would add another side street to our route. We ended up walking for about an hour.

    I went back out later to run. I started out slow because I had a route in mind but I didn’t know how far it was. It is a bit hilly too. My goal was to see if I could run all of it. So, I went jogging along and ran it was no problems. By the time I got back to the house I wasn’t even out of breath. It turns out that it was 1.5 miles. I was impressed. It wasn’t super long and I was going super slow but it very easy. I guess I am getting into better shape than I realize.

    Tuesday

    The workout was 90 seconds of as many rounds as possible of 40 jump ropes and then 11 kettle bell swings. I used a 35# kettle bell and almost dropped it on myself the first time. I was having an uncoordinated morning. We would work for 90 seconds and then rest 1 minute. We did 5 repeats of that. I usually got through one round and then did the jump ropes again and a few kettle bell swings. My last round was my strongest. I got 10 kettle bell swings.

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    Even though I’m working on clean eating and low to no added sugar I still get the urge to bake for Christmas. I’ve found a selection of relatively healthy treats. I made these last night. The center is a cashew creme with chocolate and the outside is chocolate with a little coconut oil and orange extract. No sugar besides what is in the bittersweet chocolate.

    I have a few more recipes to try and if they are good I’ll post them.

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    The husband had some bad bloodwork at his last check up. He finally decided to look at my diet as a viable option. He’s been doing it for about a week focusing mostly on smoothies in the morning and portion control the rest of the day with little to no grains. I’ve also banned most meats except for fish and a little poultry because I had to go buy his expensive triglycerides medication and he isn’t willing to go full vegetarian. He is dropping weight like crazy. I hate men’s metabolisms. He also is getting to be of the opinion that he invented this diet as guys are apt to do when they find something that works. I just pat him on the head when he gets too uppity about whether something has sugar in it and remind him that I’ve been doing this a while.