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Day 89

For breakfast I had an egg bake and a few pieces of bacon. At lunch time I had some of my black currant tea. That and the raspberry green tea are quickly becoming my favorites. I am going to need more fast. It’s a good thing I plan on going back to the City Market this coming weekend. I also had some of the vegetable beef soup that Ed made. It was also very fantastic. So much so that I also had another big cup of soup for dinner.

I did not work out on my lunch break, I got busy with other things. However, I was not going to let the day turn in to an unplanned rest day. So after Ed went out to the garage to lift and he was able to stay inside with the kids, I went out there. I starter off with 5 push presses at 85 pounds. Then I moved to the push jerk and did a 3×3 at 105, 115 and 125.

I need to work on squatting under my snatches more so then I did 5 reps of squat snatches at 65 pounds. I then moved to power snatches and did 3 at 75, 3 at 85, 1 at 95 and 1 at 100 pounds. I went for 105 and failed twice. I wasn’t dropping under it properly. I know that’s my problem. As such I gave myself a 10 burpee penalty. I decided that when I fail at something for a stupid reason I am going to give myself a burpee penalty.

Anyway, moving right along… as the 105 pound bar was just sitting on the floor and needed re-racked, I used it for 5 reps of power cleans. After racking the bar I realized I hadn’t done bent over rows in a while, so I wrapped up my lifting with 3×10 at 65, 85 and 105 pounds.

I finished my workout with 30 air squats and lunges, 5 per leg, while holding a 25 pound plate in each hand.

Day 90

It’s here at last. Day 90 of 90. I wanted to make this day something to remember, and I will.

Breakfast was simple, I had some bacon. Bacon is always a good thing. Bacon makes me happy. Around early afternoon I had 2 eggs scrambled with diced up steak and garlic. They were tasty.

When looking at the whiteboard online I noticed that yesterday at my box they did max effort sit-ups. Since I have an ab-mat at home I decided that would be a wonderful idea. I made a space on the floor in my bedroom so that I could have music going of my choice, also so I could monitor the time more easily, and then got down to business. I’m not going to lie, my goal was based on what was recorded. One girl did 218, another did 150. I wanted to at least be between them. I kept a steady pace and as I was making it past 100 I was sure I could get at least 151. I did, and then I kept going. As I rounded up to 200 I told myself there was no reason that I couldn’t get 219. I did… and I kept going. I kept going for 17.5 minutes. I ended up with 320. I think I could have kept going, but I have a concert I am going to tomorrow and I don’t want to hate life while I am there.

After the workout I had some dark chocolate. I thought I earned it.

After work I went to the box. The first workout was an AMRAP. It was as many reps in 3 minutes as you can of: Deadlift, 1555 lbs Rest 2 minutes Clean & Jerk, 95 lbs Rest 1 min Pull-up Rest 1 min 100 Double Unders. I did 36 deadlifts, 18 clean and jerks and 26 pull ups.

Club started off with 8 rounds of 1 clean, 1 hang squat clean and 1 jerk (without putting the bar down) every 45 seconds. I was exhausted and used 95 pounds. Next time I will definitely go higher. Then it was time to work for a 3 rep max on deadlifts. I warmed up with 195 and then moved my way up doing 215, 225, 235 and ending with 245. It felt good. I think I could have done more, but I ran out of time.

Back at home I had a salad with home made dressing and two bunless burgers with my homemade paleo ketchup.

Looking back on these 90 days I am proud of what I have accomplished, but I know I can do more. I can do better. This isn’t the end. It’s barely even the beginning. My diet is getting better and better and I am getting stronger and stronger. I know the next 90 days are going to be amazing. I hope you can come along with me.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out the progress page for updated pictures and weight. My daughter has run off with my tape measure so I have to run to the store tomorrow to get one. I will have an update on that posted tomorrow.


It’s my “Rest Day” once again. Quotation marks there indicates that it’s not a true rest day but an active rest day. No heavy lifting in the garage for me today. My muscles aren’t as sore as I expected them to be today when I began this week and I am totally okay with that. UTE Crossfit posted a list of minimum requirements for Games competitors today and now I have some real goals to aim for. You can check it out here. Do I think I am going to make it to the CrossFit Games this coming year? To be blunt, no, I don’t. But I do want to get as close as I can to making it this year and get even closer next year. All of my lifts need a little work but some aren’t that far off. I also don’t have a muscle up or strict pull up… yet. That’s okay though because Annie Thorsdottir got her first muscle up at a Games competition and look where she is now.

Breakfast was 3 eggs scrambled with a small glass of orange juice and a small glass of milk. There was bacon in the fridge but not enough time to cook it. This is a situation I plan on remedying soon.

At around 11:00am I did 12 burpees. I want to work on my endurance with these bastards, remember the 7 minutes of burpees from last year’s open? I did not do as well as I had hoped and want to make sure I do better when I try again.

Lunch was an apple and some buffalo chicken sliced deli style.

I got finished with the majority of my work today earlier than expected, by an hour, and so I celebrated with 15 burpees at the same pace as the prior 12. No, you didn’t read that wrong. I did celebrate with burpees. I’m trying to convince myself that they do not suck and can be a joyous thing. Wish me luck.

Before work was over I got a little hungry and reheated some of the left over chicken from last night and ate it with some BBQ sauce. Side note about the crock pot chicken from last night. After dinner I put all the bones back in the crock pot with the left over juice, filled it up with water, added some dehydrated squash and zucchini and cooked it on low all night to make some chicken stock/broth.

At the box tonight we did a 5,5,3,3,1 of push jerks and I PR’d! It wasn’t by much, but I am very happy with it. Especially since I haven’t been doing a lot of push jerks lately. I did a warm up 5 reps with 75 pounds and then did the rest at 105, 125, 135, 145 and my final rep at 160. It almost didn’t happen but with a little cheering on from Brian E. I got that sucker locked out.

The WOD after that was a killer. It was a 21-15-9 of 75 pound push jerks, pulls ups and farmer’s carry step ups. I seriously underestimated the step ups. I started off with 35 pound kettle bells in each hand and dropped down to 25 on the forth or fifth one. I am going to work these in from time to time.

Ed fixed dinner tonight. It was a couple of burgers with pepper-jack cheese and no bun with a side of bacon wrapped asparagus. Apparently I like asparagus now. Who knew?

Dinner = yummy

Doesn’t this look tasty?

The picture doesn’t honestly do it justice but my phone doesn’t have the best camera. Just trust me, it was awesome.

Today is day 1 of week 3 so that means progress updates. I didn’t get a picture tonight but I will get that posted tomorrow. The stats have been updated already though.