If you haven’t had a chance to check out the PrimalStride Challenges, you really should take a look at them. We’re coming up to the end of the second challenge (the Double Crunch) in which Seth has challenged us to do 250 crunches per day (the first crunch) and a different green vegetable each day (the second crunch).
The Story So Far
- celery (with peanut butter — crunchy of course)
- broccoli salad at a pot luck dinner
- Sweet Mama’s World Famous Chicken Cesar SaladTM
- chicken stew with 3 different greens in it (peas, beans and peppers) and celery (repeat) which I had 2 days in a row (so different veggies count for the different days)
- cucumber with Cesar Salad dressing
While I’ve had no difficulty with the green vegetables (there is still one day left in the challenge), I have struggled with the crunches. The first day I took the weekly pass (I guess it’s the PSC equivalent of a mulligan) on the crunches, but had trouble getting 50 in on day 2. I’ve managed to do more each day (I’m at 175 so far today in 2 sessions and I may be able to squeeze another 75 before bed — have to update this post tomorrow and let you know). However, I’ve determined that 250 in 1 set is almost impossible for me at this point and I’ve had trouble getting more than 1 set in during a day.
There has been an improvement in the number of crunches I can do in a single session though. From 50 at the start to 100 in a five day period. And MizFit Online put up a wonderful video on The Perfect Crunch which helped me get the crunches done better.
And the 100 I did today was without pauses until I hit the low 90′s where the 50 on the first day involved pauses after 20 and 40.
Onward Towards the Future
So, despite not quite living up to the challenge, I have seen some tremendous improvement and I am encouraged. Now I need to add in some other activities. We’ve got one more day in this challenge and my goal is to do the full 250 crunches. I also plan to begin work on the first (and possibly last) episode of LoneWolf’s Messy Kitchen as I whip up a culinary masterpiece of green vegetable goodness.
Watch this post for updates …
Five at Five Remix
I’ve also continued the 7:00 am rising from the Five at Five challenge, but the snowshoeing has been limited until repairs are made to my snowshoe.