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Robzilla1983's Challenge - Stop Being Lazy!


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I remember reading that before, on the internet somewhere so you know it's true :)

I will take that as an excuse to have a guilt-free week off.

No joke, when my friend was younger and people asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up, he said he wanted to be "they"

HA! Your friend is smart! that's awesome. High five him for me next time you see him.

"I'm just going to remember to not eat like an asshole most of the time" - MoC

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Squats build to 260x5. Tied for PR. They felt stronger than the last time I tried this weight.

8 min AMRAP

200m sandbag run

5 ring dips

5 cleans 105 for PR

2 + 1

Sandbag runs still suck, but they're starting to suck slightly less than before. First round was a slow jog the whole time. Second round had a bit of a walking break, and third round was a very slow jog with logs of walking breaks (i.e. what every round used to be)

Loved making it back in after a week off.

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nice job today!!

i'm afraid my first wod after vacation will KILL me.

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OH Press build to 130x5 for a PR. Only had 3 reps at this weight the last time I tried. As usual, things felt heavy in sets 4 and 5, but came together nicely in 6.

9 min AMPRAP

9 OH squat 60#

9 burpees

4+17 and a half (my chest hit the ground, just didn't get the jump up)

SO close to 5 full rounds. Another half second on the clock would've probably done it. That was a sneaky little WOD. Rounds 1 and 2 felt great, then I hit a brick wall and really struggled with the rest of it. The squats are starting to not suck as much. It took a few reps to figure out where/how to lock my shoulders in, but things felt great once I hit the sweet spot.

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Deadlifts build to 335x5. Tied for PR. Felt stronger than last week, but still rounding my back on the last couple of reps so repeating this weight next week.

12 min AMRAP

200m run

6 power snatch 70#

6 rounds even

Tied to hold pace with Kevin, but couldn't get my legs to move fast enough after about the third round.

Got nicknamed The Walking Deadlift by Coach Jane because of last week's attempt. I like it. Oddly appropriate considering how I feel after deadlifts :)

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I'ma go ahead and write this up now. Disclaimer: This weekend is going to be a bust. Wife and kids are heading out of town for a week, leaving on Saturday. Rob is going to get his drink on

1) Eat better.

Ummm, this... did not happen. And has in fact got worse. I had good intentions, but really just kind of fell off the bandwagon. I could make up excuses (and after reading It Starts With Food, I think some of the excuses would be valid), but it won't change the outcome.

I will probably explore this one again in the future. Once the kids are sleeping through the night better, and I'm not as dead tired, and once we're through the busy time at work, it might be time to look at it again. As it is, I think there was just too much going on and I stress ate like crazy

2) WODs - bring it.

This one, this I killed. I'm really happy with how every single workout went since the challenge started. Even on days when my wrists were sore, and I've had to modify, I didn't scale down as much as what I could have. Example: last week called for handstand pushups. I practiced one, since normally I can do it, but my wrist hurt too bad and it wasn't happening. The coaches had people doing pushups instead, but I went for ring dips since pushups were too easy (it only called for like 5 per round or something). That coach hadn't seen me do a dip at that point, so she was a bit apprehensive, but in the middle of the WOD I hear "Now that's a dip Rob!"

One workout had 4 rounds of sandbag runs, and I actually kept my (slow) jog speed up the entire time. Usually with sandbags I take walking breaks.

Life goal:

3) Stop being lazy at home.

well it's hilarious to think I had free time at home at one point. This was something I started in day 1 and never looked back. We have a nice routine now where I do all the dog stuff, all the cooking, and all the bottles (which sounds like nothing, but it's an hour process). Usually wind up doing dishes. The routine, more or less, is I come home and have about an hour where I don't really need to do much. But from 5 o'clock on I'm moving until I go to bed.

So, big old fail on goal 1, and killed goals 2 and 3. So 66% - winds up being a B- I guess?

Whatevs. I'm still pretty thrilled with killing it in goal 2 and 3.

Tootin' my own horn here, but I managed to continue getting up for the 6am workout throughout the whole challenge (except last week, where I thought I died because I was so tired). With infant twins at home, that's pretty impressive. I am a bit of a perfectionist sometimes, so I have a tendency to focus just on the negatives. I have to force myself to recognize how awesome it is that I've managed the 6am workouts consistently. I never, ever, ever thought I'd workout at this hour of the day, letalone do it while I have 2 month old twins at home. So go Rob!

Now, time to drink all the beers

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