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hey mamas, thought I would see how everyone was doing for this month. I am doing good I guess. Had mastitis (agaIn) earlier this week so I took my rest day on Wednesday, but have been plugging away otherwise. Today was modified Cindy :<br>
as many rounds as possible of<br>
7 squats, 4 pushups, and 1 pullup<br>
in 20 minutes.<br><br>
I could have done plenty more squats, but the rest I am weak on- I started out with real pushups, but toward the end I just couldn't keep up. I finally got a good place to do pullups, so I could do the jumping pullups. I almost got one real one- pulled myself halfway up <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I think I might have made it had I tried it before I got so fatigued.<br><br>
I was looking at "before" pictures from November and I think I have definitely made some progress. I got a tape to do some measurements as well and my hips are back down to a 36 and my waist a 27-1 inch from my prepregnancy size <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I was very happy to see that. I have also lost a few more pounds.<br><br>
oh, and it looks like I am back to bodyweight exercises for a bit as I about put out a window with my bar. I have to get the other room cleared out as the one it is in is really too small.
 

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well, perhaps I am talking to myself, but I will keep a journal regardless...<br><br>
today was Diane<br>
21, 15, 9<br><br>
handstand pushups and<br>
145 lb dead lift<br><br>
I modified the pushups, did a bridged version off a chair. For the deadlift I did 45 lbs, 65 lbs and 95 lbs.<br><br>
Oh, and I tried the pullup first thing and I pulled myself ALL the way up!!!! I was soooo excited! ( I called my brother to brag <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )
 

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WTG <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I did Cindy this past week as well. I am still sore from it, and that was tuesday <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> - 8 rounds in 20 mins - 5/10/15<br><br>
Also did a great "chipper" workout - 1.5k row, 50 cleans, 50 dips, 50 wall balls (15lbs), 25 GHD situps. 23 mins and some change <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Doing a partner workout tomorrow, should be fun.<br><br>
I think I am the only person in the history of CF to NOT lose weight after starting it. I am struggling to lose the 20 lbs I need to. I don't eat perfectly, but I eat quite well, generally. Shouldn't the CF shave off a few lbs at least?!? Blah.
 

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man, I was sore too! However, it was my entire abs- weird I thought. I guess that had to be from the pullups or the pushups.<br><br>
I was thinking you lost 8 lbs last month. That is nothing to sneeze at! I have seen you on the grain free thread right? Have you fully taken that plunge? It is night and day with me. The weight was not budging while eating any grains. Now I have found that I have to watch my carb intake too- I have restricted the amount of fruit and sweet stuff I eat- I was starting to binge on raisins <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">) Anyway, it does suck that is so easy for some people. I had friends who could eat a house every day while bf'ing, eat whatever they want and be as thin as a stick. My dh can lose weight whenever he wants he just has to give up soda- well, that is hard to do though if you aren't drinking them to begin with.... However, do know that you are becoming one strong fit mama!!!
 

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Um, what are the Cindy and Diane things you mention?<br><br>
I am thinking cross-fit might be good for me. But I know very little. Can anyone point me to a good resource please? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Hi!<br><br>
DH has been doing crossfit, and I'm getting into it as well (very much a beginner, lol). To the pp - the ladies names are different workouts. You can see a list of the workouts @ the crossfit website - I don't know if I can put it here or not! I don't want to get in trouble with the mods.<br><br>
I'm subbing, just to learn. DH loves it and enjoys it very much.<br><br>
DH says that each workout is like a HURRICANE- how HURRICANES are named after women - and they're supposed to be just as intense as a HURRICANE! (he just told me to put that <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> )<br><br>
I do have a question though - it is an intense workout - dd is still nursing - do you notice any difference in nursing after a workout, or has there been an impact on your milk supply since starting crossfit?
 

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Thanks Crunchy Mama <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. I lost the 8 lbs in 3 weeks while on weight watchers (doing it as TF as I could) . . .when I got a little lax, I stopped losing and even gained a little, despite a far better diet than most, I would think. I haven't been on the grain free thread, but I do think I have a grain issue. I have had 3 grain free days this week and I felt far better those days. I think it is something I need to take seriously. I seem to be able to tolerate maybe 1 serving of properly prepared grain a day, but perhaps grain free while trying to lose weight is something to seriously consider.<br><br>
Thanks for the pep talk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> . . . I think I'm the most high maintenance CF-er on our threads so far <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">, I'm one whiney mama it seems <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Welcome.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="welcome"> to sphughy and New Mama! CF is very much like a tornado. To follow that analogy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I find that I weather workouts better when I have a good attitude - the days I am excited and wanting to push myself I do awesome, the days I dread the workout and just try to get through it they are tougher on me.
 

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Welcome to the new mamas! Yes, Cindy and Diane are workouts. Crossfit is a functional fitness program it uses bodyweight exercises (pushups, squats, pullups), olympic lifts(deadlift, snatch etc), metabolic conditioning (aka cardio runs, sprints, box jumps, jumping rope etc), gymnastic moves (work on rings- dips, muscleups)- and it seems I am leaving something out. It is very intense,but you can scale the workouts as need be. All of us except firefaery do this.<br><br>
here is the crossfit site:<br><a href="http://crossfit.com/" target="_blank">http://crossfit.com/</a><br>
here is the site to get the workout of the day scaled (referred to as the (WOD)<br><a href="http://forum.brandxmartialarts.com/" target="_blank">http://forum.brandxmartialarts.com/</a><br><br>
feel free to ask questions.<br><br>
No I haven't noticed any problem with nursing. I am pretty well exclusively nursing my almost 11 month old. I try to keep the food quality high.<br><br>
Amy- yes, I totally agree by most standards it seems that it shouldn't be this hard to lose weight. It is totally annoying if I think about it too much. Giving up the grains is so totally worth it for how it makes you feel and the energy and getting those pounds off are a good bonus.<br><br>
Yesterday, was my rest day- but I worked on cleaning out the basement. Hopefully tonight I will be able to get my new bench set up with the squat rack. Plus, I can now workout without tripping over a bunch of stuff.<br><br>
Saturday I did a mini workout. I did the warm-up and then ran 1 mile. I was going to do 3 but I honestly didn't have enough time. The cool thing was I ran the whole thing. I could have even ran more (mind you this was more of a jog than a sprint). However, I was so happy I could do that.
 

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Ok, so I checked out the crossfit website and I think I'm going to go with whatever they say for my workout, or if they want some fancy stuff I haven't got (like olympic weights) I will use something comparable. I have laundry detergent containers for weights - I think the heaviest is about 30 lbs... which is not enough, but it will have to do for now, I guess. I was planning to use them like kettlebells.<br><br>
My main goal is to get fit WITHOUT spending any money. Cheep cheep.<br><br>
Anyway, today was pretty no-fuss... 5 k run. I actually did it! I haven't done a 5 k run in, like... umm.... ok ever, but I managed, somehow I ran the whole way and even (gasp) enjoyed it. My time was sub-stellar (34 min), but at least there's a good amount of room for improvement!
 

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Spughy . . .there was a thread a few weeks back called "body weight exercies" where firefaery posted a weeks worth of workouts that require no equipment. Worth checking out!!<br><br>
Today's workout:<br><br>
10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1<br><br>
- Renegade Manmakers with 10lbsx2 <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zd7Bh9mZhNo" target="_blank">http://youtube.com/watch?v=Zd7Bh9mZhNo</a><br>
(the 3rd exercise the guy does in vid)<br><br>
-Knees to Elbows<br><br>
The RMM's were way more fun than they look. Honest <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
My time was 22:22. My K2E were more like knees to armpits, but its getting there. I struggled with the standard pushups on the RMM's, my core sags when I do standard pushups, but I really liked doing the pushups while holding the dumbells - improved my form some!
 

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spughy so glad you are joining I think you will love it. I just now got some equipment, because I wanted to do some lift. But there is so much to do without it.<br><br>
monday I finished cleaning out the basement and dh set up my "new" bench with the squat rack. I squatted 135# pretty easily, I was pretty impressed with myself. Still lots of room to go up, but it's a start. I did a squat, situp, and superman set exercise (from the bodyweight exercise thread). After having spent an hour hardcore cleaning moving huge boards that weighed over 100# and upteen boxes- with some jumping thrown in to make it more aerobic, then doing the sets I was sweating. Yesterday I was gone ALL day in the car, so no workout for me.<br><br>
here is ff's bodyweight routine (hope that is ok) I think I will do tuesday today since I cannot do the cf wod- no rope!<br>
monday:<br>
3 rounds for time of:<br>
50 squats<br>
25 sit ups (not crunches)<br>
25 supermans<br><br>
tuesday:<br>
Complete for time<br>
25 push ups<br>
50 jumping jacks<br>
20 push ups<br>
40 jumping jacks<br>
15 push ups<br>
30 jumping jacks<br>
10 push ups<br>
20 jumping jacks<br>
5 push ups<br>
10 jumping jacks<br><br>
wednesday:<br>
using a broom:<br>
press 30<br>
push press 30<br>
push jerk 30<br><br>
thursday:<br>
rest day<br><br>
friday:<br>
as many burpees as you can every hour from 8 am to 6 pm.<br><br>
saturday:<br>
1 minute of stair jumps<br>
1 minute stair jump 1 minute of squats<br>
1 minute stair jump 1 minute of squats 1 minute plank<br>
1 minute stair jump 1 minute of squats 1 minute plank 1 minute double under<br>
1 minute stair jump 1 minute of squats 1 minute plank 1 minute double under 1 minute turkish get ups
 

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Hey! I am still here, just out of town and very busy. I am keeping up with it, mostly from Eva T.'s website since I have no equipment here.<br><br>
Well, I will keep checking in now and then...<br><br>
Jamie
 

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Did Christine yesterday . . . .<br><br>
3 rounds of:<br><br>
500m row<br>
12 deadlifts (I did 95lbs)<br>
20 box jumps<br><br>
My time was 17:22 (I think . .. gosh, I need to start bringing a journal to CF!)<br><br>
Spring is just around the corner and I can't wait to get out on the running trails again. I figure a half hour jog will feel like nothing after CF'ing all winter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. DH starts CF at the end of the month too . . .I am SO excited <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Hello, ladies! Or shall I say hurricanes? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I'm still in it, but school has been keeping me SUPER busy! Keep up the great work!<br><br>
Eva's blog is a great resource for those who have no equipment: <a href="http://skievat.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">http://skievat.blogspot.com/</a><br><br>
Dh is going to the Virginia Beach cert this week. He's super thrilled, and I'm bummed to be missing it, but between 3 kids and school it ain't happening now. He's still trying though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br><br>
See you soon!
 

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Hey all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">. I'm in a good place with my CF these days . . . pushing myself a bit harder and maintaining a great attitude (i.e. no "omg that sounds awful" when I look at our WOD <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">). The attitude alone has improved my workouts and it has been showing itself in good results on the scale too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">.<br><br>
My gym was closed over the easter weekend so I ended up taking a bit of a hiatus, but am back at it tomorrow a.m.. I'll be starting with a running speed training group April 1st, so that will be cool too. Should be a good CF compliment.<br><br>
DH is starting CF on Tuesday!!! I am so excited <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">. I know he'll love it so that is why I convinced him, but secretly, for selfish reasons, I'm excited to see what it does to his body <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">. He already looks awesome, but I know I ain't seen nothin' yet <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">. Shallow, I know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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hey ladies! still around here. the last few weeks haven't been the best for me. I keep feeling on the verge of a first pp period and man am I grumpy. I haven't been working out as much- just 2x per week the last 2 weeks. I have all of a sudden realized I have all these things to do around the house and it is hard to take that time away to exercise- when I get so little time (free from Lily- while she is napping). Anyway, trying to get it all together here!<br><br>
amy - I cannot wait to hear how it goes with your dh! I wish dh and I could workout together. You'll have to post some before and after pictures as well <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
firefaery- glad that you checked in- figured you had been swamped.
 

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Well I've had a crappy couple of weeks, but I think I'm getting back to normalcy around here... I did what is probably my last ever workout at my gym last night, lifted a pile of REALLY heavy weights (well, for me anyway!) expecting to be sore this morning but I'm not, so I guess I could have gone even harder! Anyway, lesson learned about pushing myself. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Question for you guys though - what does the word "pood" refer to wrt kettlebells? I have a large laundry detergent container filled with water that's going to be a kettlebell for me... we'll see how well that works. It's a little bulky but the handle is correctly positioned for the kettlebell holds.
 

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the pood is a RussiaN weight unit:<br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pood" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pood</a><br><br>
so, confession time. This week has been even worse. I haven't worked out at all. I have worked my butt off at home moving very large objects- 80-150 lbs and other activities. I have let my diet slip and you know I feel like crap. I have gotten back on track today and will try to stock back up on better food and home next week gets better. I was doing measuring and using various online body fat calculators. It seems I am at about 22-23%. That really depresses me. I think I would like to be about 19-20%. I have been at 17% and my cycles were starting to get wonky- insufficient luteul phase. Anyway, I am skinny fat now. I know I have fat to lose, as I can surely feel it on my belly- however my measurements are going down and it seems to be getting better. I just had so far to go I guess. I didn't realize I was that bad out of shape....sigh.
 

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well, I did workout today and am getting back on track with the eating. Unfortunately I am feeling sickly- the kids are both hacking with runny nose- undoubtedly brought on by the inferior nutrition. I am megadosing vit C and hoping to be up to 100% in a few days. My workout today was nothing stellar, but at least it was something. I am getting hardly no sleep as Lily refuses to sleep.<br><br>
Oh, and I checked the Zone site body fat calculator and it has me at 21.5%- I think that is a little more accurate with the descriptions I have read as to what I have read as to what one looks like at various levels.
 
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