Tuesday, December 18, 2012

#Elf4Health: Week 3


Last week I failed miserable with #elf4health. I think I may have overcommitted myself for everything I have going on at work right now. I got partnered with Carissa for these next two weeks. I know that she has been busy with school and work too. She is a personal trainer. 

Monday:
Elf4Health-Track your water intake. I did good at this because I drink a lot of water. I drank over 132 ounces throughout the day.

Workout- Farmgirlfit
This was by far the hardest workout I have ever completed at FGF. It was so hard- my arms were screaming at me.  Workout consisted of "bears" and box jumps
*What is a bear? Consists of 5 moves: dead lift, clean, front squat, squat press, back squat...repeat. They really are "bears"!
12 box jumps 1 bear (55 lbs)
11 box jumps 2 bears (55 lbs)
(you get the idea of the ladder?)
2 box jumps 11 bears (55 lbs)
1 box jumps 12 bears (55 lbs)


Took me 37:35 to complete the entire workoutThe last time I did "bears" there wasn't as many to complete (5 rounds of 5) and I was barely able to do 45 lbs.

Then we had extras!
5 rounds:
20 ab mat push ups
1 minute plank

This took my 9:06
Tuesday:
Elf4Health- Clean out my pantry & fridge. Also did great at this. Nice clean fridge!
Workout- 6 x 1 mile repeats at 8:00 minute pace w/1:00 minute recovery. All paces were right on target.

Wednesday:
Elf4Health- Eat 3 servings of veggies by 3pm. Didn't score on this challenge. I think I had 2 servings by 2pm.
Workout- Farmgirlfit
400 meter row
5 rounds:
5 cleans (65 #)
10 dorothy kicks
15 kb swings (26#)
800 meter row

Total time: 16:34

Thursday:
Elf4Health- Buy coffee for the person in line behind or your treat your co-workers to a snack. I usually drink my coffee at home so I was going to treat my co-workers and then got too busy. FAIL.

Workout- 1 mile easy warm up (8:18) followed by: 5 x (2 x 30 second w/1 minute recovery , 1 x 60 seconds w/2 minute recovery) at 6:00 minute per mile pace.

Friday:
Elf4Health- Workout with a buddy. Oddly there was only two of us at Farmgirlfit. That should count, right?!

Workout-Farmgirlfit
Tabata workout:
8 rounds of 20 seconds w/10 second recovery
For rowing we just kept a running total of calories, but for the other 3 rounds you tried to match you first round for the remaining 7 rounds.

1. Rowing for calories- Kept a running total and had 52 calories
2. Double Unders- 12
3. Wall Balls- 5 (was doing level 4)
4. Lunges- 14


Saturday:
Elf4health- Donate to a holiday charity in the area. I put change in the salvation area pot at the grocery store.

Workout- DAY OFF!

Sunday:
Workout- Easy 10 miles. Finished in 1:20:22!

Questions for you:
Are you having problems completing Elf4Health too? I know a couple of people have decided not to participate this round.

How was your week?

--Tasha

8 comments:

  1. Great workouts last week! Way better than mine. I have been struggling to get mine in:( So frustrating!

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    1. I think it will be easier for you after the holidays. Life is so busy right now. It helps that I have to go to FGF at a certain time every week. It holds me accountable.

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  2. This week was better for me #elf4health wise than the week before. It's definitely harder than I thought. I think I thought the "challenges" would just be like-- GO WORKOUTS! Well, now that I'm thinking about it that wouldn't be much of a CHALLENGE, so I suppose it makes sense. Either way, I'm struggling too. Hang in there! Life's always crazy around the holidays!! They'll be here and over before you know it!

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    1. Meagan are you going to participate in the next round of #elf4health? I am thinking about passing on it. I will need to see how the rest of this week pans out first. I am trying to enjoy the holidays because they will be over before we know it. I love this time of year!

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  3. Still a great week! :) My schedule has actually kept me from starting and finishing a challenge. I bought coffee for the person behind me at Starbucks, but not on the day it was supposed to be on. I also did the same thing with the Salvation army....just not on the right day. :) Oops.

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    1. At least you did it though Brandi. Good job! :-)

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  4. I am getting about half the challenges done, the funnest thing for me this round is my elf. First round my elf only wrote once :(

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    1. I have been the bad elf this time around. :/
      I think I might have to withdraw this weekend. Way too many things going on and I feel like I overextended a little bit. I am glad that you have a great elf this time around. My elf for the first round was awesome- I loved her.

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