I am slowly getting into my new routine of morning classes . I have gone to the 5 am class . I am soooo not a morning person . But I am freaking determined to get my workouts in , no matter what .
That means a 4:15 am alarm. Sweet Baby Jesus. What on earth was I thinking ? That is what I kept saying to myself the ride to the gym yesterday . But the workout had snatches and box jumps which are my favorites, so I just focused on that .
We warmed up and went over the workout .
3 wall climbs
6 alt Db snatches – 30 lbs
12 box jumps
At first I grabbed a 22 lb weight figuring I would ease back into it instead of going to the 35 lbs I used to do. But , yeah , that was too light . So up to the 30 I went . I still used the 12″ box and instead of the 2 plates I would use before , I opted for (1) 45 lb plate. I figured it was shorten than I used to do . I can do it , no problemo .
Cha right ! The universe had other plans and apparently they had it out for my shins . I took my first jump and promptly missed the top instead coming down on either side of the box . Got some nice bruises. But hey, it’s all good ! I kept on going , took the plate off, but kept going.
My goal was 6 rounds . Knowing it would take me forever I figured if I got through half I would be happy .
Lo and behold – guess who got through almost 10 rounds ! Technically 9+17.
I felt so great the rest of the day, which I honestly was not really expecting.
Today’s class I was on the fence about going into it.
Push jerks 65 lbs
Power cleans 65 lbs
I used to be able to do 75 lbs, so I figured I would go for 55 lbs. Everyone else in the class could go heavier. But, 55 lbs ended up being way too light, so I went to 65 lbs.
This work out looks pretty easy, but if you dropped the bar during each set – like the 8th rep of the 10 set, then your penalty was 30 Mountain climbers. I figured for sure there were going to be tons of Mountain Climbers for me to do .
But, when I got the 1st set of 10 done, I knew I could do it. I just kept going , taking breaks between the sets and not the reps. The goal was 20 minutes. I thought for certain it was never going to happen, but guess who banged it out in 17:39? This gal!!!!
It was just what I needed to get me pumped. It wasn’t a PR, it wasn’t my best ever, but its the best I have been in so long, so I was down right thrilled!!!
Excited to see what tomorrow brings 🙂