I would have loved to track my cortisol levels today – they were all over the map. Work was busy, and I was in-the-zone as my dep’t has a big deadline tomorrow at 4 PM. On top of my normal (ample) workload, my supervisor came by to see if I could handle a few extra files, to help a coworker out. Of course I said yes, but yowza, my plate is full. I also had a meeting outside the office for three hours, so you could say my day was full today.
Before I get to today’s WOD, first let’s talk about my Jacked & Tanned results. I got measured after work – here’s what seven weeks of five meals a day, a 40(protein)/40(carbs)/20(fat) macro split (%), more chicken breast than I care to think about, and four to six workouts a week:
- Body weight increased from 129 lbs to 131.7 lbs
- Fat loss of 1.1 lbs which brought my body fat % in to a healthy range
- Muscle increase of 2.6 lbs for a total of 45.9 lbs of muscle!
I’m really happy with my #gainz. Might be unconventional for a young lady to want to gain weight, but I’m excited to get stronger!
Along the same vein, here is today’s workout:
Ah, snatches… Under Coach Emily’s watchful eye, I only got to 60# on the bar. My technique seems a little better lately, but I can’t wait for the fateful day I actually feel a bit comfortable doing snatches. I did “Kaitlyn pull-ups” as Em called them today (otherwise known as using a 45# barbell on the rack with your feet elevated.) Another movement I’m hoping to make some progress with, but I know strength takes time.
The metcon was actually better than I thought it would be. I dreaded the wall balls all day, but I used some strategy (something I want to be better at for the 2016 Open). I did 20 with 14#, then a rope climb, then 15, rope climb, and then the last 15 and final rope climb. The KBS with 35# went a little slowly (I was gassed), then the push press (65#) flew by. I started the snatch with 55#, did a few reps, and then went down to 45# to finish them off. Instead of bar MU, I did chest-to-bar pull-ups with the green band. 12:48. I was the only girl in the class so I really wanted to beat the guys. 🙂
Dana got his first bar muscle-ups today! He was fantastic!
After the workout, Dana rushed home to get ready for a condo board meeting, while I quickly showered then ran to the dentist to pick up a prescription. I’m getting my three remaining wisdom teeth pulled in two weeks so I’ll have a few rest days from the gym as I recover. Fun times!
Is the weekend here yet? I’m ready to go hiking!