DAY 100!!! And Plank Day 11 (again!) – plank schedule at bottom

Man! It’s been a week since I blogged. Bad me. It’s gotten a little crazy in my life – in a good way, just a little crazy.

It was Thanksgiving week (obviously, which I’ve talked about) – then this past week, I did to yoga (and worked) on Monday and did 60 seconds of plank. I woke up on Tuesday with my buns ON FIRE – O.M.G. I really mean like “call the firemen, bring the hose” fire. I have heard people say “my muscles are on fire” before but I thought that was a metaphor for something other than . . . fire. ;-) I’m not sure if it was because I did the planks after yoga (which worked my core) so I had to clench my glutes like a madwoman to get it done or what, but . . . holy cats!

Tuesday the workout was:

20 Min AMRAP
8 Push Press 50/35KG
8 Burpee
8 Toes 2 Bar
8 Jumping Squat

Unfortunately I have managed to hurt my shoulder again (BIG SIGH) – though not “horribly” so – and so I did 8 ring rows, 100m row (the burpees are to get your heart rate up so I had to row as fast as I could), 8 “knees up” (my version of toes 2 bar anyway), and 8 jumping squats. H went with me.

Wednesday morning the workout was “Nate” which is:

20 Min AMRAP
2 Muscle Up
4 Handstand Pushups
8 Kettlebell swings

So, once again, I had to modify for the shoulder. I did … man, what DID I do? I think it was 6 jumping pullups, then I know it was a 10 second plank, then 8 kettlebell dead lifts. I did the dead lifts with the 2nd to heaviest kettlebell, which felt good. Anthony started me doing 5 second planks but I realized (since I was “so scaled”) that my rep number was going to be SO much higher than anyone else’s, that I had to do at least 10 seconds.

Yesterday the PLAN was to go to the 6:30 WOD – but H said that actually he could go today (Friday) and so I bailed. I also had a HELLACIOUS day of “to-ing and fro-ing” – also a client who had written down the wrong time for our meeting so I had to re-schedule it for today, etc. I even (shock shock) had work to do – and then H and I went and got our flu shots . . . after that I just said “will you take me out to dinner?” (laugh) and we went to Vin Antico, which was nice. Then we had a “no TV day” as we had said we would once a week and I went to bed and snuggled in and read!

I got up early this morning (though not as early as my alarm went off) – it has been SUPER DUPER cold and there was frost everywhere. Thank goodness H had “towel covered” the jade plants, etc. When I got to the box today the tractor tires outside, etc. were all covered in frost. I thought I was going to be hella late because there was an accident and I had started out to get there late (trying to finish some client work). But traffic was backed up BOTH ways so we wound up all being late.

Today was:

“Jackie” x 2
1000M Row
50 Thruster 20/15Kg
30 Pull Up

I did it at 22:24 for the 2 – with the thrusters with the 10 pound swirly bar and jumping pullups. I still can’t “swing under” the bar for the jumping pullups because of my shoulder. Then I did, after, the minute of planks so it was done.

Can I say one thing? Chalk plus sweat on eyeglasses = cement. Just sayin’.

There are a BUNCH of teams going to a competition tomorrow in Merced. I’m toying with going. H wouldn’t be happy and it’s a long drive. I am for sure going to the competition next Saturday because it’s only in the East Bay – I would like to go and show support though.

No word from The Amazing Race. They SO should pick us! Seriously! Our video is so cute!

And that said, I have more client work to do – I’m not complaining! – and then I have to get out to the meeting that was postponed from yesterday.

Moddie suggested that we set some sort of goal and suggested a photo shoot goal. I think that’s a GREAT idea. We do need to do “Ice Ice Baby” and also H and I are going to go to Hawaii for his birthday in February – so it’s really TIME to get this all “on.” (Or, as the case is, “off”!) I posted a bunch of my wedding photos (candids that were emailed to me, as the professional ones are on a CD somewhere!) onto Facebook, and it is STRIKING how different I look when HELLO 40 lbs slimmer. I want that back. I was SO FIT, too. Wow – 40 lbs. Dang.

Here is the plank schedule again:

The 30-Day Plank Challenge will send your core strength through the roof!
Day 1 – 20 seconds
Day 2 – 20 seconds
Day 3 – 30 seconds
Day 4 – 30 seconds
Day 5 – 40 seconds
Day 6 – REST
Day 7 – 45 seconds
Day 8 – 45 seconds
Day 9 – 60 seconds
Day 10 – 60 seconds
Day 11 – 60 seconds
Day 12 – 90 seconds
Day 13 – REST
Day 14 – 90 seconds
Day 15 – 90 seconds
Day 16 – 120 seconds
Day 17 – 120 seconds
Day 18 – 150 seconds
Day 19 – REST
Day 20 – 150 seconds
Day 21 – 150 seconds
Day 22 – 180 seconds
Day 23 – 180 seconds
Day 24 – 210 seconds
Day 25 – 210 seconds
Day 26 – REST
Day 27 – 240 seconds
Day 28 – 240 seconds
Day 29 – 270 seconds