Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Crossfit, Keenan Style

This week's Fitmas challenge involved four different options for Crossfit-type workouts. Since I didn't participate in Fitmas last week (the kettlebell workouts didn't fit into my training plan), I really wanted to try this week's workout. However ... as J and I looked at the different workout options, we realized I couldn't do any of them either.

Last week, I was diagnosed with Costochondritis, which basically means I have inflammation of the cartilage where my ribs attach to my sternum. Thankfully, it's nothing serious, but I'm not supposed to do any chest exercises for a few weeks. Since all of the Fitmas workouts included pushups, I had to get creative.

Here's the workout that J designed for me:

  • 15 Box Jumps
  • 3 minutes of cardio on the elliptical
  • 25 Bodyweight Squats
  • 3 Minutes of cardio on the elliptical
  • 15 Curtsy Lunges, each leg
  • 3 Minutes of cardio on the elliptical

Do the entire series as many times as possible in 60 minutes.

You know how sometimes you want to tell your trainer to shove it? When I looked at the workout, I wanted to say some not so polite things to J. But I just smiled and said, "You trying to tell me that there's a price to pay for eating all that Halloween candy this weekend?" The wise man just smiled and kept his mouth shut.

Did you attempt any of the Fitmas cross-fit workouts this week? If so, how did they go for you?


  1. Good job Kari! Whoa, 60 minutes, I'm sure that was killer! I do love crossfit stuff and am excited to work them in this week!!

  2. Oh man... I did the Run Your Butt Off yesterday in 50:46 and I was DYING!!! Just pouring sweat. It was awful. And awesome. I don't know if I want to do anymore. lol!

  3. Oh how you must love and hate your boyfriend right now!!

  4. Trying to squeeze in two more crossfit workouts this week - Donloree's Filthy 50 and your workout. Should be sweet... or is that sweat? :)