Monday, 5 November 2012

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Alright Friends, This Is It!

It is Week #1 of our Strong is Sexy Challenge. It is time to get our sweat on, feel the burn, and pump that iron! Are you ready?!

I am not gonna lie, I am slightly terrified. This is going to be my first full week of strength training...ummm...EVER! So I know it is going to hurt so good, and I will be longing for that rest day come Saturday.

Crossfit did not disappoint this morning. Today's WOD definitely brought the pain and humbled me. I can still only do "Girl" pushups, while I work on rebuilding my chest muscles. And I can currently only lift the 35 lbs. bar that is technically meant to be used to put weights on. And even with those modifications I still felt like I might toss my cookies after it was all over. UGH! If ever my cardio queen weakling status was more apparent, it was this morning.

But everyone starts somewhere. And this is my starting point. 

This challenge is all about pushing yourself Harder. Learning to train Better. All while making our bodies Faster and Stronger. Because Strong is Sexy and Healthy is Fabulous!

So it is time to get after it, and finally learn how to make friends with weights.

This week's schedule: 
Monday - Crossfit 
Tuesday - Rest
Wednesday - Strength Training (upper body/core) and 4km Tempo Run
Thursday - 5km Run
Friday - Crossfit 
Saturday - Rest 
Sunday - 8km Run

If you all want to join in the fun, all you have to do is commit to
3x Strength Training Sessions
3x Cardio Sessions
Both in any form you choose.

Come visit us on Facebook and share your Strong is Sexy Workout Plans for this week and we can help keep each other accountable and on track. And don't forget to use the #StrongisSexy hashtag for your sexy workouts and eats this week!

Let's Do This!
Love your Favourite Darwinian Fail,


  1. You must have been reading my mind. My post today is about adding some "umph" to your workouts. Good luck and it does get easier if you stick with it. :)

  2. This is awesome! Crossfit looked like fun! I can' barely do more than you so we're both starting somewhere!! :)

  3. i'm so stinkin proud of you! embracing all areas of fitness! strong woman!

  4. This is such a great challenge! Strength is the area I'm always trying to push myself, too... I'm the cardio queen. :) I bet you'll start to see strength improvements quickly!

  5. You're totally gonna beast this challenge, I've got faith ;)

  6. Awesome girl!! You'll be breaking new ground in your strength training before you know it. I have really been enjoying strength training this year, so I hope you fall in love too. :)

  7. You and I have the same idea, girlfriend. I'm with you on all the strength training, and so far, it's been doing wonders!!!

    1. PS: HATE how blogger messes with the symbols. lol My name is all sorts of messed up!

  8. Loving all of the CrossFit workouts you have planned! Are you doing your own WOD's or going to a CrossFit gym?

    1. I am doing it at gym. I am pretty clueless about weights generally. I am doing 1 at home workout though, and I will post that one on Thursday :)

  9. i am dying to try cross fit, when i trained for tough mudder i was doing workouts very similiar to cross fit with my trainer!

  10. I love that you're doing this challenge and I'm really proud of you! I used to be super intimidated by strength training but I absolutely love it now. It may be frustrating at first but you will start to feel more comfortable and stronger before you know it.