2 weeks done...4 to go!
- May 7th, 2019 at 1:27PM
Enjoying these Chisel workouts...although slightly afraid of adding a third cycle next week...nice photo hint Scotty.
Life is super busy these days between end of school year stuff, dragon boat races, my big KB2 crew, and of course Chiseling! Diet has been 90%ish - clean at home - slightly more relaxed when out. I know I may not see much in the way of fat cuts with that choice, but I'm not necessarily looking for that. Just continuing to improve my fitness. Already feeling/seeing the difference there!
My dragonboat team competed in the Stanley Warm Up Race on Saturday. It was cool and misty all day with very rough water. But we had fun with it. Unfortunately we missed making the cup race by about a third of a second. We flubbed our start in the first race - a common issue for us in the first race of the day with newbie jitters and such. Although possibly a rogue wave was to blame a bit for this one. But the upside was that we won our two women's plate races by several seconds each. Feels good to cross that finish line ahead of the pack!
Celebrated my son's birthday Sunday and Monday (his actual birthday) - he's 9! We had Five Guys burgers for lunch on Sunday...not ideal...but dinner was a small veg soup and minced chicken lettuce wraps at the American Club - so I felt like I balanced it pretty well, where often Sunday night dinner goes a little bigger than it should with the buffet. I made 2 pans of M&M Rice Krispy Treats to bring to school Monday. And after being so proud of myself to not even have a taste while making them Sunday night, I did succumb to one after dinner Monday as we celebrated as a family.
Dragonboat practice got called off at the last minute this morning due to rough seas. So now I've got time to get in my workout before lunch instead of cramming it in with a gym stop during my daughter's dance class this evening. And as I'm still a bit sore from Saturday, I think it's probably for the best!
Chisel workout notes from the past week:
Day 8: Lunge Jump – I did this as an alternating lunge – I may up the difficulty next time by adding some weights.
Day 11: Burpee – Same as before but I do add the little hop at the end – just not very high. If you’re doing the stability ball variation then just skip the hop. It’s minor in the scheme of things.
Day 12: Double Hang Time – In place of the big knees up high jump, I just did a little hop. Harder than without it but still easy on the joints. If you’re doing the stability ball variation then just skip the jump up. It’s minor in the scheme of things.
East West Squat Jump – I did these as squats with a Fakie type of jump in between. Kept it low impact but still had the added oomph of a jump between the squats. I know from experience that squat jumps and my knees cannot be friends.