The post below was originally published in 2011, and it's been updated each year to reflect where I am in my life and the new...Read More
I broke my own #1 rule (working out is not open for consideration. get dressed, get moving.) and made excuses and bargained, and then I took a shower, fussed with my hair, ate breakfast, and came to work. My final rationalization was that I would do the workout tomorrow that I’d planned for today. “It’s better ’cause I won’t have to rush off to work.”
But now I’m thinking that I want to do my workout — my slightly modified version of the CrossFit Filthy Fifty — when I get home. If I get on the 4:23 bus, change my clothes as soon as I hit my door, and hit it before I think about how hot it is, I can get in my workout just in time to make dinner (lean pork chops with BBQ 300, sauteed cabbage, zucchini, blueberries, almonds).
The (Mel-ified) Filthy Fifty
50 box jump, 15-inch bench
50 inverted pullups
50 dumbbell swings, 20 lbs.
50 walking lunge, 15 lb. weight overhead
50 knees to elbows
50 push press, 10-lb. dumbbells
50 med ball slams, 10 pound ball
100 jump rope
25 med ball cradles
25 knee slams+overhead situp
Can I do it? Will I do it? Place your bets now and check back around 6:30 p.m. to see if I persevered or was a chump.
This afternoon, I train in solidarity with my CrossFit Central heroes who are on their way to the CrossFit Games in Aromas, California. The official format of the Games is scheduled to be announced in a few hours… I’m eager to see what the superheroes will be doing this weekend.