I work on the 7th floor of an office building. I always tell myself I should take the stairs. Then I don’t. I have a laptop backpack. My purse. My lunch. My water. It’s a lot. Not going to make that trek up seven floors. But I should. Right? Eh? That’s up for debate.
Well today, I had to go to my car to get something and the madness kicked in. I have decided I will take the stairs back up since I have nothing but my keys and my phone. I got this. I’ve been working out for well over a month CONSISTENTLY. I’m a rockstar!
Oh hell no! I am no rockstar. I am terrible at life! Big mistake.
Ya I know, only seven freaking floors. How hard is it, Stephanie? Well it’s f’in hard y’all. At floor four, I was like wow, I’m breathing hard. I should just take the elevator from here. And then I said no, just keep going. 20 steps later, at floor five, I’m like SERIOUSLY. You are feeling this out of breath and dying?!? Why yes, yes I am. Only two floors to go. 80 steps to be exact. And I made it… barely! Holy crap! Out of breath, sweating like I don’t think I should be in my work clothes. Wow!
Moral of the story: Don’t take the stairs! Just kidding. Just proves I should take the stairs. Always. Not making any promises on being a pack mule up the stairs in the mornings. Not there just yet, but I will make an effort to at least make the trek once a day.
Gotta find new challenges. I want to be healthier, fitter, all the things.
As far as eating. I’m on a plan. I hit macros. I’m doing swell. I finally hit the “it’s not worth it to sabotage myself” phase. I’m not perfect by any means, and if a cookie can fit into the macros, I may make it work. But overall, going hog wild on eating junk or fast food has finally left the building. It’s not worth playing the 1lb here, 2lbs there cha-cha.
My eating is boring, but I’m ok with that. Boring works. Even though I love food, I’d rather find a healthier weight.
Are you on a new year, new you plan? How’s it going? Kickin ass? or Draggin ass?
It’s never too late to get started. Let’s go!
Strength: EMOM 10
3 Overhead Squats (every min on the minute)
I was flying solo in class. Sometimes that’s not so fun. ALL the attention on me! Yikes! But it was good. Got to pinpoint some things and correct them. My OHS are weak. It’s been a while. And my right wrist doesn’t like me very much. So I do my best.
Overhead Squats (95/65)
Time: 9:07 scaled. I only did 55lbs cause it was a lot of reps. And halfway through moved to front squats cause my wrist was not having it.
Strength: work on pullups or just do ring rows for me
MetCon: AMRAP 3
10 C2B Pullups (ring rows)
12 Bike Cals
20 DB Snatch 50/35 (20lb)
Rest 3, Repeat 3, Rest 3, Repeat 3
This was much harder than I thought. Go as hard as possible for 3 minutes, then rest 3 minutes. Then do that again two more times. Easy, right? Wrong. It took everything. It took my soul. The bike is terrible! I scaled to a 20lb dumbbell. And did ring rows instead of chest to bar pullups. Round 1: 52 reps, Round 2: 54 reps, Round 3: 52 reps
Strength: 3 rounds
10 Hollow Rocks
Lots ‘o abs. This was go at your own pace, V-Ups will get you!
Hand Release Pushups
Time: 8:56 rx. I’m just happy I finished under the 12 minute time cap. I wasn’t sure I would even finish under 10 minutes. I’m a slow rower and even slower at pushups.
24 Air Squats
24 Hand Release Pushups
Time: 37:25 rx. So I was on my way to the box. My traffic app had me arriving at a decent time. But it was Friday and it was rainy. My ETA kept getting later and later. And then it was too late to make the 6pm class. The end. Just kidding. After some internal debate in traffic, at home, etc… I talked myself into doing the workout at home! Say what?!? On a Friday? Yes sir. I did. I subbed the run with a row since it was RAINING. And that’s better cause I won’t quit a row. I’ll definitely walk a run. It was killer. All by myself is not easy. And to top it off, I forgot to turn on music. So it was super un-awesome just working out to my heavy breathing. But it got done!
3×8 Tempo Front Squats
3 seconds down, 3 in the hole, up as fast as possible.
Showing up for a Sunday workout! I was not physically or mentally prepared for such things. It took me a while to get going. And even then, I took it easy. But it was better than sitting on the couch all day with no activity. Started out with bar. Worked up to 65lbs.
10 Push Press 135/95 (65lbs for me)
20 Front Rack Lunges
Time 6:29 scaled. Wasn’t about to try 95lbs unbroken for Push Press, so stuck with 65lbs. This was good for my tired and dragging self. My lunges were unweighted because of a right hip/groin/glute/hamstring issue. So I did 30 lunges each round. It was a long 6 minutes. Just glad to have got work in.