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Jun

Go Green Get Fit – Week Two

by Tiffany in Health & Healing

I’m one of 30 bloggers participating in the 12-week Go Green, Get Fit Challenge as part of the EcoMom Alliance Sustain YourSelf™ Program presented by PlanetShoes.com. This is my week two update, you can read about week one here.

Last week I managed to get to CrossFit class three times. I was all set to go four times but on the eve of the fourth class my husband emailed me to let me know he had a meeting at work so I had to stay home with our kids. On Friday morning I got a flat tire and missed my swimming class. Ugh, sometimes the universe throws me some curve balls.

At any rate I went over Monday’s workout in my previous post but here are the rest:

Tuesday: Warmup was 8 rounds EMOM (Every Minute on the Minute) – situps, pushups, planks. Skill was 5 rounds of dumbbell push press (I used 20 lb DBs) and ring rows. Our daily test was 3×2 minute calorie rows. I got a 23-24-22. The WOD was 10-1 ring rows and dumbbell push press followed by a half mile run. 10-1 basically means that the first set you 10 and 10, then the second set you do 9 and 9 until you get down to 1. I knew the WOD in advance so I brought my iPod for the running which made it fly by.

Wednesday: Warmup was 2 rounds 100m run, squats, 100m row, spidey lunges, supermen, pushups, and ring rows. The daily test was 2 rounds timed shuttle/suicide runs. The WOD was 8 rounds Tabata for each exercise: Rowing, mountain climbers, medball slam, and jumping lunges.

Friday: The flat tire incident spurred me to do a workout at home. I bought Power Body: Kettlebell Bootcamp with Angie Miller on Amazon Instant Video and then streamed it to the Roku in my bedroom. It’s an awesome workout DVD! I used a 20lb Kettlebell that I bought this week and it was very challenging at that weight. I can see why the instructor recommended a 15 pound Kettlebell or lighter. It has many moves I had never seen before and it was nice to change it up plus I was absolutely drenched in sweat by the end of the workout!

I also plan to add a medicine ball to my at home equipment. Jackie Lee at Mom Strong recently shared a link on Facebook to this medicine ball interval workout on the Pumps & Iron blog and it has me excited to give it a whirl. So far I have only been able to find a 6 pound ball locally and I want at least a 12 pounder so I guess I need to order it.

This week might be a lazy one. I did get to CrossFit this morning but I am off to Detroit tomorrow morning for three days courtesy of Ford Motor Company. I am attending their Further with Ford event and I will get to meet up with some bloggy friends while I am there. I may or may not hit up the gym at the Hyatt Regency Dearborn. Their web site says they have free weights so I think I will print up some dumbbell workouts and take them just in case but it depends on how late the nights are because the mornings are pretty darn early as it is, without squeezing a workout in.

Anyway, I leave you with the workout song of the day. Have a fantastically fit week!

Monday, June 25th, 2012

6 Comments

  • http://twitter.com/GFreeHappyTummy GlutenFreeHappyTummy

    great workout song! love it!

  • Lynn

    Busy girl! Sounds like you’re totally into it.

  • http://pepperscraps.com Pepper

    Way to go! Love that even though you didn’t make it out you got your workout in!

  • http://twitter.com/momwithahook Sara – momwithahook

    Way to go – it tires me out just reading it. I know I should get fit for my family and my self but lazy habits get in the way. Looking forward to following your success in this challenge. 

  • http://www.itsawahmlife.com Jackie Lee

    I’m going to check out the kettlebell workout! The one that came with my kettle bell is not very challenging. I love doing the kettlebell, but don’t really know what I’m doing enough to do it on my own. Love watching your progress! 

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