Wednesday, January 27, 2010
So b/c of being sick last weeks' workouts were just not the best but I managed to get a little something in. My diet could have been better...a couple extra snacks while feeling low (no excuse by the way!). So with 100 snatches to complete and measurements coming up next week I am ready to kick it into high gear and stop making excuses for myself.
Check out what I did last week:
Mon 1/18: KB w/o w/ Danny:
3x12 double kb presses 18lb
3x12 ballistic double kb bent over row 18lb
(1 min rest after each set completed)
3x8 double kb B Squats 18lbs
3x12 double kb swings 18lbs
(1 min rest " ")
3x6 double windmill l,r 18lbs
3x30 sec double kb overhead lock out 18lbs
Snatch Protocol: 4x10
Tues 1/19: Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series
Wed 1/20: Snatch Protocol 4x10- Hands need TLC!
Thurs 1/21 (cold sets in): Warrior Circuit
Fri 1/22: BJJ Class
Sat 1/23: YOGA DAY USA, 1 hr vinyasa class
Sun 1/24: Snatch Protocol 4x10
This is what I have done so far this week ( a glimpse to me stepping up my workouts and diet)
Mon 1/25: KB workout with Danny
a-1:3x6 Double KB press 18, 26, 26lb
a-2:3x6 Alternating Renegade Rows w/ 25lb dumbbells
b-1: 3x10 double suitcase squats 26lbs
b-2: 3x10 snatches per side 35lb (wanted to test under stress)
c-1: 3x8 side bends 35lbs
c-2: 3x30 sec double kb overhead lock out 18lbs
Tues 1/26: Warrior Circuit- I swung the 44, did supported bent over rows with a 35 and held up 1 min handstands...feeling super strong and much better!
That night I went to a 1.15 hr Ashtanga vinyasa class in Spokane.
Till next time,
Monday, January 18, 2010
Start Date: 1/4/2010
chest: 33 1/8"
arm (relaxed): 11 5/8"
arm (flexed): 12 1/2"
forearm: 9 3/4"
waist (smallest): 26 7/8"
waist (around belly button) 29"
hips: 36 1/2"
quad: 21 1/4"
Sweet! Like I mentioned in my previous blog my energy has increased, I feel stronger and leaner already. I have also noticed that I am not hungry all the time like I was before the diet.
My diet has stayed the same since my last blog except I forgot to mention the CHEAT DAY!
On my cheat day (which is Saturday) I get to eat a little bit more carbs and enjoy a yummy sweet. This helps me in many ways to prevent binging and breaking throughout the week as well as making sure that my body continues to stay charged and to keep my metabolism and fat-burning hormones high so that I can continue to break down my stubborn fat throughout the week.
Alright, so lets get to the workouts. Check 'em out!
Mon: Same KB workout with Danny and BJJ that night
Tues: Snatch Protocol:2x12 26lbs, 1x5 35 lbs, 2x6 35 lbs. 1 minute head stand after snatches and yoga flow that night (1.15 hrs)
Wed: Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series and Snatch protocol: 2x15 26lb and 3x6 35lbs and 1 minute headstand
Thurs: Warrior Circuit
Fri: Snatch Protocol: 1x20 l,r with 26lb 3x8 l,r with 35lb (next week I only work with the 35lb no more 26lbs). Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series (1.30 hrs) 2 minute headstand!
Sat: Rest and cheat meal!
Sun: Ashtanga Yoga Primary and intro to secondary series. I also worked on my drop backs and rock ups.
Okay, so there you go for week two. I am charged and ready to keep going. Only 4 weeks left before San Jose, CA and am feeling pretty confident in my cardio and form...just need to work on my hands.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Okay, so I have survived the first week of preparing for my snatch test and am almost through my second week. So this is what I did last week as far as exercising and adding in a snatch protocol to work up to the 58 reps with the 35lb kettlebell next month in San Jose.
WK 1 Workouts:
Wed 1/6/10 - Ashtanga Primary Series (1.30 hrs)
1x4 l,r (35 lbs)
Breakfast: hard boiled egg and 1/4 cup of plain oatmeal OR 1/2 grapefruit
Monday, January 11, 2010
Many of you have already heard the news but I am just so excited that I figured I would write a quick blog to make sure everyone knows... WE ARE ENGAGED!!!
The fairytale story:
Danny surprised me on Dec. 22nd at 4am with a trip... destination unknown. To my surprise he had enlisted the help of a couple of our members, Ryan and Forrest to cover classes, and he drove me 6 hours north to a town called Banff in Alberta, Canada. What a winter wonderland! We enjoyed a beautiful drive through dramatic national parks and when we are arrived into the European influenced town of Banff nestled in the Canadian Rockies I saw a huge castle. I thought it was really cool and wanted to get some pictures. Much to my surprise Danny had reserved a room in THAT castle!
It was perfect...after getting ready to go to a German restaurant for dinner we decided to walk around the castle. And that was when he popped the question....on one knee and all! It was the sweetest, most romantic experience of my life and it will forever be cherished in my heart.
I will now conclude my fairytale story (before I get too mushy) with the hopes of a perfect happily ever after with Danny!
Peace and love,
Friday, January 8, 2010
Stay tuned for posted KB workouts balanced with my yoga and diet.