Some of you may remember that I had a two week period where I had to text a picture of everything I ate to my trainer. I’m done with that now but J has been complaining that we only have extremely healthy food in the house. Last week we were going to the lake one day so I said we could stop at the store and get some junk food for the day. Of course, I meet up with one of the trainers in the checkout line. Why does no one ever see me when I have a cart full of vegetables?

I was bad on Thursday and didn’t go work out. There were good reasons but I was a slacker.


Sunday is the day when we get to pick our workout from all the ones done through the week. I decided to do Thursday’s since I missed it. Besides, it didn’t look too bad.

In 11 minutes do as many rounds as possible of:

  • 150 meters of rowing on the highest resistance setting
  • 15 sit ups
  • 10 push ups
  • On my second time through the sit ups I realized what all these moves have in common. They are all core strength moves. Ouch. I did 4 full rounds and finished the rowing and half the sit ups of another round.

    He had warned us if we picked that workout there would be “a little something extra” at the end since it was only 11 minutes. Yeah, 75 back extensions. We all had good posture after that for a while. The back pain counteracted the ab spasms later on to keep me upright.


    For part of the warm up today we only had to run 200 meters instead of 400. I decided to try to keep up with the speedy people since the run was short. I did it! Of course some of the speedy people were behind me having a conversation while taking an easy jog while I was sprinting but they didn’t pass me! I have to take what I can get.

    Our strength moves today were:

  • Snatch – bar from floor to overhead while you squat
  • Clean and jerk – bar from floor to shoulders, then jump up and raise the bar overhead
  • A slow press – bar on shoulders, raise it to a count of 5, hold for 5
  • I did 63 lbs for each. That slow press was a killer. With no momentum it was hard to get it overhead.

    The workout was 21 reps, then 15 reps, then 9 reps of:

  • Cleans – bar floor to shoulders. I did 43 lbs
  • Ring dips – I was using a band to help support my weight but I still have to put one foot on the ground or else I start swinging around helplessly
  • I did it in 7:17.

    Then we had punishment work. There was new person and we didn’t know her name. That added 50 burpees onto the workout. Heck, at 6:15 AM I’m not really solid on my own name.

    Linking up with Joy.