Fitness Friday 37

Hi Friends!

Time for another Fitness Friday!

Hubby and I kicked off the weekend with our very first Crossfit class. We were both a little nervous but it ended up being a perfect first class. Since the place we’re going just started offering Crossfit, the classes are still pretty small…so our first class ended up just being the two of us, and one other newbie. We started off with a warm-up and then worked on some skills like squats, wall balls and kettle bell swings to make sure our form was good. Here’s the WOD we did:

10 minute AMRAP:
10 wall balls
8 hand release pushups
6 kettle bell swings
4 ring rows

I did 5 rounds + 17 reps in the next round.
So I completed the whole circuit 5 times and then did 10 wall balls and 7 pushups of round 6 before the 10 minutes was up

It was awesome. I knew going into it that I was going to like Crossfit.
And I do :) So does hubby!
We were both quite sore for the rest of the weekend!

Sunday I headed back to the yoga studio for the first of my 4 beginner classes!

It went well! We reviewed some of the stuff we talked about at the class last week and then learned some new poses!

On Monday I headed to the basement for a workout. I broke up my favorite 100 legs workout into rounds since I didn’t feel like doing the whole thing straight through.

Tuesday I made up a little Hurricane workout for those of you still stranded inside due to bad weather and power outages. No equipment and minimal space needed!

For another bad weather workout,
check out my latest post for Anytime Health!

Wednesday we headed back to Crossfit for a Halloween workout before the trick or treaters came.

This time it was us plus 4 other people. We started off working on handstands. Let’s just say I am NOT good at them :) I’ve done handstands before, but never up against a wall. For me, the wall seems to be my roadblock because you basically have to just hurl yourself at it and even though your feet are the only part that hit it, I seem to have a mental block about hurting myself….but I’m working on it! I’m pretty close so I’ll get there eventually…then i’ll work on handstand pushups! Hubby on the other hand is quite good at hand stands as it turns out! After that, we did our WOD:

I did this in 8:47 with a 25# plate and it was ROUGH, but awesome :)

This weekend we’re going back for a 9am WOD
and then they’re offering a 10am skills class
so we get to practice certain skills and work on our form! Should be fun.

Thursday I took a rest day. I went back to the doctor because my ears are still bothering me. Turns out both of them are still infected. It’s been over a month, and i’ve been through two rounds of antibiotics…to no avail. So…working on that…probably going to see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist soon.

How have your workouts been this week?



About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Crossfit and Yoga in the same weekend – love it!
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  2. I hope those ear infections go away SOON!
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  3. so happy you enjoyed crossfit! It really is the best! Feel better soon!
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  4. my workouts this week have been minimal. i’m just now getting back into weightlifting and i’m excited about it!
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  5. My workouts have been lacking this week… it’s been a transition from working full time at the hospital to taking care of life stuff that’s been ignored + starting to work on my Master’s paper! I’m struggling to get into a rhythm but hopefully once I get some loose ends tied up I’ll get back into my regular routine! LOVE your hurricane workout. :)
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  6. Great job Lindsay! I love that you are trying crossfit and can’t wait to hear more about your experience. Of course I also love that you’re heading back for more yoga :-)
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  7. I do cross-fit inspired workouts at the gym. Cross-fit is soo expensive around here, so it’ll have to wait until I have some extra cash. It looks like a great workout you posted!
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  8. So fun to read about your CrossFit experience. I absolutely love it. I do CF five days a week with my hubby. :)
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  9. Awesome week of workouts! I really wanna try both of your homemade[?] workouts, they look pretty butt-kicking!
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  10. What are the first three exercises in that WOD?
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    • plate lunges are just lunges holding a plate. HR pushups are a pushup where your chest goes all the way to the floor then you stick your arms out to the side before pushing back up! plus you put the weight on your back to make it harder. D and B bear crawl is kinda like crawling but with your feet and hands on the ground instead of your knees. you do that down to one end of the room and back.

  11. Crossfit seems so fun and almost like adult gymnasics class sometimes. I’m amazed at what you guys do!

    I’ve been pretty happy with my workouts this week and getting closer to reaching some personal fitness goals.
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  12. I have NO upper body strength so my handstand push-ups are so weak. I go down maybe a cm, if that! hahah

    That’s awesome you’re getting into that!! You’re a rockstar!!
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  13. Oh no! I hope you feel better soon. Get some rest, lady!
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  14. I’m so glad you and the hubby are liking crossfit! The hubs and I are going to try it out together soon. I’m so sorry about your ears girl. Keep me posted!!
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  15. YAY for your first Crossfit class :) I have yet to try it, but what a great way to be introduced to it. I’d love it if my gym started offering it.
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  16. Did your leg workout today-loved it! I know I’m gonna be sore. Thx for the great workout!

  17. That stinks about the ear infections. I hope it clears up soon! I love these quick workouts with minimal equipment. I’ve got two little ones at home so I have to squeeze in what I can when I can so they are perfect for me!
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