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Day 8 of 21 Day Challenge: The Invasion of the Communists Continue

March 31, 2014 2 min read

And the title is NOT referring to anything political happening in the world. I’m actually really pumped to do the workout today, even though they are upping the time a bit, I feel so sluggish from not working out yesterday that I am ready to rock this workout, uterus be damned! Unfortunately after the workout my sluggishness increased to dizziness and nausea. Why couldn’t I have been born a boy? WORKOUT: Video used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVuRn1oRIJk&feature=youtu.be Equipment needed: equalizer_fb Click here to get your equalizer sandbag_FB Click here to get your sandbag kettlesandbell Click here to get your kettle sandbells Timer_FB Click here to get your Hiit timer Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 1.41.44 PM And check out the Challenge Guide and Burnout Workouts here

Workout breakdown:

9 exercises

40 seconds work – 10 seconds rest

*skip/high knees/ jump lunges*

1)   Push-up, row, side twist + squat + press

*skip/high knees/ jump lunges*

2)   Right leg shoulder press + row

*skip/high knees/ jump lunges*

3)   Left leg shoulder press + row

*skip/high knees/ jump lunges*

4)   Pike elevated press ups

*skip/high knees/ jump lunges*

5)   C sit + 2x shoulder press + knees in

*skip/high knees/ jump lunges*

6)   4x fly, 4x squat + press + 4x hammer curls

*skip/high knees/ jump lunges*

7)   L+R alternate 1 tricep + 1x oblique

*skip/high knees/ jump lunges*

8)   L+R alternate elevated spider push-up + toe touch

*skip/high knees/ jump lunges*

9)   L+R alternate 2x ski abs + 2x plank row + turn

Modifications:
  • Free weights instead of kettle sandbells, and two chairs as my equalizer.
  • Jump lunges are such a great workout, but they kill my knees, so I just alternated between jump lunges and high knees.
FOOD: Coffee for breakfast, with a lot of almond milk and cane sugar. Once I was properly caffeinated I made a “pumpkin pie in a glass” smoothie, recipe in the Catching Fire Guide or the Definitive Nutrition Guide. My cousins cruelly left two-bite cinnamon rolls from their visit last night, which are my absolute weakness – so the pumpkin pie in a glass was a pretty nice alternative. I didn’t have pumpkin spice but I used cinnamon, cloves, and ginger, which I think amounts to the same thing. Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 12.38.28 PM For lunch I had more of the vegan curry with brown rice. Unfortunately I got pretty nauseous in the evening and couldn’t really stomach anything, so my dinner was ginger beer: high in sugar, but better than vomiting. Once my stomach settled a bit I knew I should probably eat something a little greasy/I’ve been craving Irish nachos all week. I sliced up a regular potato and a sweet potato, tossed them in olive oil and chili powder, popped them in the oven for a bit. Took them out when they were nearly ready and added a bit of cheese and some fresh jalapeños before popping them back in for another few minutes. THOUGHTS:
  • Ok uterus, sorry you went to all that trouble and then I didn’t get pregnant, but you don’t have to throw a fit.
  • I look forward to my workout more and more each day. I really didn’t think I’d be enjoying this challenge as much as I am.
     

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