Run with Fran

Run Fran Run! Good Morning! Up and at it, I slept very well last night which is something I have to brag about because some nights I don’t sleep well at all.

As some of you know, I restarted Crossfit as part of my exercise routine. I had a hard time choosing which WOD I wanted to do today, but then I remembered why I loved Crossfit so much. It’s all about modification, and giving yourself a total body condition. Also, something new I even learned about Crossfit: yes, Crossfit is timed to push yourself, but remember to listen to your body and always, always FINISH the wod. Never give up. It doesn’t matter what time you get, it matters that you finished your workout. This is only a competition with yourself and about comparing your time from before.

I found this workout on Pinterest – and I thought, hey I remember Fran- she’s alright. Until I started doing those Thrusters…oh Fran..NOW I remember you very clearly.

Those Thrusters…can wake you up REAL quick. I modified my workout since this is about my 4th time working out from a month break.

21-15-9

400m Run

Dumbell Thrusters 15 lbs (30 lbs total)

Modified Pull up (Olympic Rings)

Total time: 21:22

Surprised me, I figured I would have taken a longer time than that, I took a lot of breaks and was very careful about moving around my garage. We are moving, and there are boxes everywhere – seriously- it’s a gym member’s nightmare to workout in that, but I’m doing what I have to do. I felt more energized as well- with it only being my 4th day heavily exercising- I’m surprised my body is adapting like it use to, remembering its movement.

AM Seflie for ya

Did you workout today? Any crossfit WODs anyone wants to try out with me?

 

One week – Keto

3 pounds down! Wait, that’s it? THREE POUNDS? Okay, I’m not trying to sound ungrateful here, but I have been obsessing myself over all these low carb stories of people losing from 10 to 14 pounds the very first week they start Keto. Here I am, sitting here holding my down 3 pounds sign…

Re – thinking my choices of change of diet? Nah, but I can’t lie to you that I do think it often, but you can’t just quit.

Okay, its a success, and I will take it. I took my weekly pictures, and this time I just started measuring my waist which is something important to me. And I did my weekly weigh in. I am happy with my results. Will I post these pictures and numbers? Maybe. I just haven’t got the feeling to do it yet.

I’ve become quite the grill master since chicken and beef have been on my list.

How do I feel you ask? Eh, well I feel like my guy should write a post on here too…I’ve went through a lot of moods, mostly irritable moods, and I just started with the foggy brain and headaches from lack of carbs. I started exercising Wednesday – and I went very light. I ran half of what I usually run and I lift more than half of the weight that I usually do. It was a great success but I am very aware of the toll it took on my body. When you are doing low carb, moderate protein and high fat, you have to be aware of how much you are lifting- cause your body needs protein to lift and help repair the muscles. So it’s very important you are logging your food – and counting your macros of what you are doing. Listen to your body and follow it. When you feel like you need to rest, just rest. Diet is so important when fueling the body and when you drastically change a diet like this- you have to pay attention to everything you are doing.

If you are doing Keto diet, what are you doing for exercise? I’ll be posting my routine here soon, marking my top weight and my run.

 

 

Best Run Today!

Ever feel so good after a good walk, or workout? Those are the endorphins that most people like myself are addicted to.

These endorphins release after I’ve had a great workout, especially when I’m running. This is what everyone calls the “runner’s high.”

I ran during my lunch break – and I feel great! Another perk working at home, going through a great workout and having the time to shower and get clocked back into work! My running is improving, I had a hard time getting back into running after I delivered my son. My feet seemed to hurt even more than usual, I unfortunately inherited a bad case of bunions on my feet and the more stress I place on them while working out – the more they hurt every now and then. So I pace myself, take breaks when I need to and go at my own personal time. So far, so good. If anyone has any care remedies for bunions – let me know, I’d sure love to hear them!

Today is my HIIT cardio day and its done! What’s your workout day?

Slowly but surely

I’m focusing on getting my energy back. Focusing on getting my momentum going. When you’re a Mother, and work full time – things get hard, very hard. Hard does not mean you can’t do it, just means you have to find your own way to get through.

Here I am 7 months pregnant doing my favorite workout – overhead squat.

 

Train smarter, not harder is my goal. I have to give myself a certain amount of time before work, before Xander gets up for the day, before the world starts. Before, I had all the time in the world, now my time is even more valuable. I’ve been working on my push/pull method of lifting weights alternating days and incorporating high intensity cardio every other day. I focus on lifting heavier than normal with the rest days given.

My workout goes as this:

Monday-Wednesday-Friday

  • Deadlift
  • Bench
  • Squat
  • Olympic Ring Pull up

Tuesday-Thursday-Saturday

  • HIIT Cardio 30 – 45 min

Now I can workout all day- its not a problem, but remember – you can never out work a bad diet. I’m focusing on low healthy carbs with a cheat meal given on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Water is SO important. I can’t stress that enough. I try my best and everything to drink as much water as I can.

Working out is my favorite past time- it gives me peace and completely clears my mind

Consistency is key. Even if it isn’t routine, I learned that consistency is what keeps you going. There are some days I can’t work out early in the AM (because my son was up all night) so I’ll workout in the evening. You make time for what’s most important to you.

It was a good weightlifting day, lifting early in the AM (fasted) is very different from lifting in the evening after having some food. I’ve kept my log up so I know where I am at and how much I will improve in lifting.

Thanks for stopping by – do you have a fitness plan/diet you would like to share?