Workout Of (maybe your last) Day

Man alive. Or dead actually, depending on how you want to look at it.

I haven’t been to Crossfit for just under two months and today I rock up and see all of my least favourite things on the board….pull-ups (uuuuuggghh) front squats ( cry cry cry) and so it goes on.

Now, I know that some of the people that read my blog (thanks btw) aren’t into CF and couldn’t care less about WODs or how messed up our hands are (and you wonder why we are so pleased with ourselves about it too) so I am sorry in advance but I HAVE to share with my fellow Crossfitters how awful (and yet really fun) today’s WOD was. So here it goes……this is what those b*stards made us do:

30 back squat
30 pull-ups
20 shoulder to overhead

30 front squat
30 pull-ups
20 shoulder to overhead

90 seconds burpee box jump
90 seconds double unders

600m run
40 thrusters
20 chest to bar

At this point I’d like you to imagine a monkey hanging from a branch, now imagine it is an old age pensioner monkey that has had two shoulder replacements and you are pretty much starting to understand what I look like attempting to do pull-ups.

Disclaimer: I do not have a tail and/ or am I furry. Just to be clear.

So that was that. I staggered home and am now about to eat my amazing dinner I just made.

Happy Monday kids!

Ps. I have only met my neighbour once…it is inappropriate to go round and ask him to help me get dressed in the morning when I can’t move my arms right? I thought so….just checking. I’ll be working in my PJs tomorrow then.

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Ow, Ow and more Ow

Well well well…….let me start by saying that I am in agony. Yesterday I was all smug and ‘check me out, hardcore Crossfit class after 7 weeks of nothing and I am fiiiine’ and now I think even my hair hurts. I had to squat down to plug in my laptop and I was quite concerned I may need to call 112 (999 or 911 to the rest of the world) and envisaged the embarrassment of a call that went like this:

‘112, which emergency service do you need?’
‘Ehhh, not sure….Fire Brigade?’
‘Is there a fire miss?’
‘Hmmm, not really…not unless my thighs burning counts?’
‘I don’t understand. What seems to be the problem?’
‘I squatted down and I can’t get back up….maybe you could send a strong, hot man to help me?’
‘Please do not waste our time. There are other phone lines you can call for this kind of thing’

HANG UP

I shall be trying to not drop anything for the next few days and then if I do, seriously contemplating how much I really need to pick it up and if I do, I will be bending from the waist very much like George Michael danced when he was in Wham.

Now I must go to the gym and run for 15 minutes as ordered by my physio. I have just bought a Jhené Aiko song that I love called The Worst which I plan to listen to on repeat while I run.

This will be followed by my first dance class since the ankle injury.

HIP HOP dancing……*sigh of joy*

Happy Saturday kids!

Natalie

What’s your favourite work out song at the moment?

Ow, Ow, Ow…oh and here’s a quinoa recipe

MAN ALIVE

MAN ALIVE

The blog no longer hates me but my glutes certainly do. A day of Crossfit plus another day of dance class and Crossfit and I can already tell that tomorrow is going to be one of those days where you want to avoid standing up and/or sitting down as much as possible. Holy moly, just thinking of all the stairs in the metro…..let’s just say, if this was a magazine article the pages would be all wet and doing that rank thing where they stick together and then just come off stuck to your thumb.

There are a lot of stairs. And not a lot of disabled people on the metro either…hmmmmm…correlation anyone?

So…enough moaning….look what I made!

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And it actually tastes like a little slice of heaven. Here is what you need:

A courgette
A pack of mushrooms
Eight garlic cloves
Onion (if you want, I left it out cos I didn’t feel like crying)
A red pepper
A cup of quinoa
A huge chicken breast…ok, two normal will do fine
Olive oil, salt and pepper

Here is what you do:

Rinse the quinoa and put it in a pot with about two cups of water. Leave it to simmer until it is cooked. note- I like the red stuff the best, it is crunchier
In the meantime chop all your veggies and chuck them in a bowl with two tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper and mix it all around until they are coated. Place them on a foil lined tray in the oven and roast until they are cooked through – I like mine a little burnt.
You can do it with the chicken at the same time if you like; as in mix them all together but I like to add rosemary to my chicken but don’t like it on the veggies so I do it separately. Entirely up to you.
When the quinoa, veggies and chicken are all done mix them up together in a bowl and serve……et voila!

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I hope you comment to tell me how excited you are to make it!

And I also hope I can walk tomorrow.

Ciao for now!

Natalie