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 WORKOUT OF THE DAY

TUES 02.05.12 Quarterly Progress Checks continue…

By | Positive-Thinking February, Quarterly Progress Checks, WOD | 3 Comments

Striking a Balance

by Uran
This past weekend I attended CFM’s Ayurveda Workshop with Anna Russ. Boy oh boy, am I glad I did. One of my goals this year is to find some balance in my life.
I confess: I have a bad habit of being an “all or nothing” kind of person, and unfortunately, it has led to some unhealthy decisions. If I can only make it to the gym once this week, why go at all? If I can’t have a perfectly paleo meal when I’m eating out with my friends, why not just blow it out with something completely unhealthy? I’m not proud of it, but it’s the truth, and this mentality has created a lot of additional and unnecessary stress in my life.
So, I’ve decided to stop it. I’ve committed to quit beating myself up about every little thing that falls short of perfection, because that is unrealistic, unattainable, and the opposite of good goal-setting.
Instead, I’ve vowed to focus on the wins in my life. While I made some good progress on my own in January, this workshop helped me reinforce this goal for February as well. It gave me some steps to understanding who I am and learning how to work with, rather than against, myself to find balance and live in the present moment. And finally, it reminded me that self-care is a lifelong process.
As we move into CFM’s February Challenge on Positive Thinking, think about if you’re struggling to find balance in your own life. For those of you who are, what will you do to center yourselves and regain your equilibrium?

Congrats on all your January Goals & Achievements! Add your new goals to the board in the box this week. Congrats to Casey on listing our first February accomplishment on the board: SHE DID ALL 10 PULL UPS IN THE BASELINE RX'ED FOR THE FIRST TIME!

Quarterly Progress Checks:

This week, we're retesting several benchmark workouts and setting new goals for the next three months. Who will you be by early May? Set your intention now.

This week's benchmarks

Your first session of the week: Goal-setting & baseline retest, then daily WOD...

As promised, for those of you who don't remember your old Baseline score (RECORD YOUR STATS!), here are whiteboard pics from the last two Quarterly Check-Ins.
August 2012:


November 2012:

Workout of the Day


Olympic Total:
1 rep max of Snatch, then
1 rep max of Clean & Jerk

And coming tomorrow...


As many rounds as possible in 20min of:
20 Thrusters 135/95
20 Pullups
20 Burpees

MON 02.04.13 Quarterly Progress Checks

By | Quarterly Progress Checks, WOD | One Comment

Workout Tracking is here:


How often do you record your workout results?

1. Download the Zen Planner app on your smartphone
2. Every day, before leaving the gym, record your workout result
3. TRACK YOUR PROGRESS

Anything worth doing is worth recording.



Quarterly Progress Checks:


This week, we're retesting several benchmark workouts and setting new goals for the next three months. Who will you be by early May? Set your intention now.

This week's benchmarks


Your first session of the week: Goal-setting & baseline retest, then daily WOD...

M (today's Workout of the Day)
5 rounds for time:
7 handstand push ups
14 pistols
21 double unders

T (coming tomorrow)
Olympic Total:
1 rep max of Snatch, then
1 rep max of Clean & Jerk

W
As many rounds as possible in 20min of:
20 Thrusters 135/95
20 Pullups
20 Burpees

Th
A. 1Rep Max Weighted Pull Up (or 15 slooooow negatives)
B. For time:
250m row
15 kb swings 2/1.5pd
25 burpees
15 kb swings 2/1.5pd
250m row

F
A. CrossFit Total:
1 rep max Back Squat
1 rep max Strict Press
1 rep max Deadlift
B. 1 minute AirDyne test for calories

SAT
Partner WOD:
5k row for time. You and your partner split distance as you wish. Each partner must row at least 2k.

SUN
Open Gym:
Make up a QPC WOD (Quarterly Progress Check Workout of the Day) or do your own thing

FRI 02.01.13 Happy February!

By | WOD | 2 Comments

February challenge: POSITIVE THINKING

Last month, we challenged you to eat clean and break those bad nutrition habits you settled into over the holidays. That got me thinking: what if we have a different challenge every month? Something to think about throughout the month to try and improve yourself and your well being...
Last month we focused on clean eating. This month we focus on CLEAN THINKING! ...well, positive thinking anyway. Ayurveda Anna (that is what I shall now call her) said something to me after our first meeting that just clicked:

"A negative thought is just as toxic to your system as a twinkie."

So this month, I challenge you to chase negative thoughts & self-talk & language from your vocabulary/mind. No putting yourself down. No beating yourself up. No gossip. Chase negativity from your life. If you tend to be negative, this won't be easy at first. Catch yourself in that negative thought and replace it with a positive one. It's like my friends at lululemon athletica say:

"The conscious mind can only hold one thought at a time. Choose a positive thought."

Be good to yourself.

Ayurveda workshop tomorrow...Finding Your Zone:

A Lifestyle Overhaul using Ancient Wisdom and Modern Science
Are you in a winter funk? Ever feel out-of-balance or so stressed out and overwhelmed you just don't know what to do?
Has it ever occurred to you that self-care (taking time to nourish and nurture your body) will enhance your quality of life and improve your well-being?
Here's what we'll cover at tomorrow's workshop:
-What is Ayurveda?
-How to determine your unique "constitution" (your mix of doshas)
-How to detect an imbalance and how to fix it
-Setting a routine in your day to gain balance
-Tune into the seasons to optimize your health
-Recipes & ayurvedic remedies
Register today! This workshop lasts two hours and costs $20 for CFM members and $30 for guests. Read more about Anna & register here.

Action shots from last Saturday's Beginner class. Join us again tomorrow at 9am! Check out Sarabess, the M twins Liz & Katie, and Allyson gettin' that WOD on!

Workout of the Day (WOD)

A. Back Squat: 4-5 reps @3010 tempo, every 4min for 6 rounds
B. "Helen": 3 rounds for time of
400m run
21 kettlebell swings 53/35#
12 pullups

And coming tomorrow...

Partner Workout: As many rounds & reps as possible in 20min -
5 burpees over partner
10 kettlebell swings (moderate)
150m row
Alternate partners every movement (so P1 does burpees, P2 does KB swings, P1 does row, P2 does burpees, and so forth)

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