We did bent over rows.  I used 35 lb kettle bells.  We did 3 sets of 8 reps.  Then we worked on pull ups.

The workout was 5 rounds of:

  • 15 slam balls – throw a ball towards the ground from above your head, squat and catch it when it hits the ground.
  • 11 kettle bells cleans – bring kettle bells from ground to your shoulders while squatting

That doesn’t read too terribly badly but oh, did it ever suck.  The kettle bell cleans were awkward and painful.  I used 25# kettle bells and did it in 11:26.

Later that day I tried to put ear drops in a cat and did not have the strength to squeeze the bottle.  Stupid arm days.

Friday – Monday

We went to my parents’ house for the weekend.  There were two big family dinners.  Guess who is on a super restrictive diet?  ME!!  I brought all my own food for the weekend and I didn’t cheat at all.  There was a whole table of desserts.   For the first week of the Whole Life Challenge I’m down 5 lbs.Next weekend I’m totally going to eat horribly and I don’t have a choice about it so I wanted to make sure this weekend went as prescribed.


It was cold this morning at 6 AM.  My thought driving to the gym was “Please don’t make us run outside for warmup.”  Well, we didn’t run for warmup.

The strength work was Bulgarian split squats.  I did 25 # kettle bells in each hand.

The workout was… running…outside….in the cold.  Actually, it felt ok since we were hot by that time.

As many rounds as possible in 20 minutes of:

  • 400 m run
  • maximum effort pull ups

My max effort pull up number is zero since I can’t do them.  I ended up running the 400 m four times and doing another 200 m run when time was getting short.  I did jumping pull ups and got 70.