Back to Work(out)

My two weeks of rest is over. Besides my race, I think I did maybe two 2-mile runs – one because I was super bored (no, seriously) and one because I thought it might help the insomnia I’ve been having. I gotta admit, I did not miss working out. Like, at all.


I guess that’s how much I needed a break? Or how much working out sucks up all my free time and how good it was to have it back.

Monday marked my return to Crossfit and working out in general. I wasn’t all that excited about it but I can tell a big difference in my mood when I work out so I knew I needed to check myself before I wrecked myself. Or something like that.

All we did was a 10, 9, 8…1 rep work out of bench press, squats, and dead lifts but I was so sore all week. By the time I got back to Crossfit on Wednesday, abs was the only part of my body that wasn’t in moderate to severe pain. So abs it was.

Modified Navy Seal Abs

If you want to do the regular version of that work out, do all the reps of each exercise at one time. So, 100 Leg raises, 200 Mountain climbers (each leg), 100 Sit-ups, 200 Flutter kicks (each leg), and 100 Good mornings. After about a month off from ab work, I was not ready for that mess, so I did the modified version.

It’s amazing how two weeks off from working out can change your fitness level. Now I’m so sore again from Wednesday’s workout that I can only get out of bed by steamrolling out of it and putting on pants is a serious challenge. So I’ll probably just go without those.


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7 Responses to Back to Work(out)

  1. This is actually your body’s way of telling you that pants are for bitches.
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  2. Kate

    Apparently you were serious about the pants part…

  3. I can only get out of bed right now by steamrolling it – so welcome to my world. It’s super fun 🙂

    Pants are overrated.
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  4. Rachael @ Happy Healthy Runner

    dang, that’s an intense workout. and i agree with michelle, pants are WAY overrated. I opt to wear them as little as possible.
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  5. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups

    Way to go!! That abs workout looks killer.
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  6. Just reading your workouts made me sore. 🙂
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