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Happy Yule!

Hello and Happy Yule! I just finished my workout and I feel great. Honestly I feel like I could have given another 10% but I was working hard and am likely just being post workout hard on myself- it's easy to be critical when you aren't burning!

I did a Body Rock workout today but I modified it a little bit. Here is the workout as it was posted:

Here are my modifications:
- I did side jumps without a rope (my indoor ceilings are low)
- I used a medicine ball instead of a sandbag
- I used 2 chairs instead of a dip station

I rested 2:00 for every 6:00 of intervals (I needed it!)

Here are my scores, can you beat me?

Side Jumps 138/151/142
Dive Bombers with weighted 1 leg half squat 4.5/5/4 I SUCK AT THESE! BLAH!
Airborne Kicks 25/26/27
Side Jumps 138/138/147
Airborne Kicks 27/23/27

+1000 reps. I love it :) You know I am rep obsessed. Doesn't it feel extra good to see a big number in the tally? :) I know the side jumps "pad" my score, but the dive bombers also gouge my score lol.

Happy Solstice everyone!



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