Matt and I are getting ready to head to the Outer Banks tomorrow morning for a fun beach trip with his family! I get 3 personal days to use this summer during my hospital internship and I’m taking all three of them next week. Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday = NO WORK!! Woooo! Matt and his family will be down there all week; I’m bummed I have to come back early but grateful I get to go at all.
Since we’re getting ready to leave, we’ve been working our way through the fridge this week. On Wednesday night, we enjoyed a “must go” meal — aka “everything must go!” We had defrosted vegan lasagna (the last of my Thrive Foods Direct samples), sliced avocado (so simple and delicious), sautÃ©ed rainbow chard with zucchini/squash, and a little spinach salad with cucumbers and carrots.
Now that is a seriously veggie-filled dinner. Matt made it all for us — I was impressed with his ability to basically clean out the entire fridge for us in one meal! Lol.
It was a great dinner — very filling and satisfying. Matt had been to an all-you-can-eat meat Brazilian steakhouse the night before so apparently he was in the mood for some veggies.
Before our veggie-licious dinner on Wednesday, Matt and I attended our very first real CrossFit class at CrossFit Dupont! As you guys know, we just finished the Foundations (intro) course last week, so now we get to go to the real classes with the big kids. Woohoo!
As you can see on the board, we started the hour with rope climbs — I didn’t get any pictures, but it was fun. I need to wear pants next time, though — I was getting some serious inner leg rope burn action.
Next up was tire flips! You squat down low:
And then lift the tire (using your legs, not your back).
I was on the small tire (which was still really heavy), but Matt was hardcore and flipping the huge scary tire. It was 300 pounds!
I love how I’m in the background of both of these pictures like — really, tire? You again?
Next up was the second WOD, which was like something you’d do in a boot camp, so I was a fan.
We did 4 rounds of the following:
- 12 ball slams (squat down, stand up and hold up ball over your head, then slam it down into the ground. My ball was 20lb, Matt’s was 40)
- 8 ground to shoulder (squat down, lift ball to shoulder, drop it, repeat)
- 3 suicides (shuttle runs — two holding the ball on a shoulder, one without the ball and sprinting)
Whew — done!
That was fun. And HARD! We were sweating up a storm.
We hit up CrossFit again last night — our SWOD was more power lifting-related (for those who know CrossFit, we practiced Cleans). I don’t really like the classes where we practice power lifting moves as much as the fast paced boot camp stuff, but maybe it’s just because I’m not very good at it. Stupid inflexible shoulders and back make everything harder! Anyway, we’ll stick with it and maybe I’ll like it more as I improve. Any thoughts from you CrossFit experts? Did you find the power lifting stuff boring at first, too? Is it more fun when you get better? I’m definitely loving the fast paced boot camp style workouts we do at the end, though!
TGIF — have a great day, friends! Catch you guys later this weekend from the BEACH!