Week 1 Jump Rope Challenge

Well, week 1 of my jump rope challenge was a big, fat goose egg.  I jumped one day.  One lousy day!  Fifteen minutes!  What?!  I’m not going to meet my goal like that, but life happens and that’s how it went.

Monday night, bleary eyed from a night shift that ended that morning, I got myself out on my patio, determined to get in my fifteen minutes of jumping.  Fifteen minutes of jumping doesn’t sound like much, but it’s such high intensity exercise that it wears me out quickly.  That quarter-hour felt like an eternity.  I had to actually pause my timer and take a water break for 1-2 minutes.

I had good intentions of keeping up my jumping, but I’m not sure what happened.  I had a couple of tough CrossFit workouts (Well, let’s face it.  I’ve never done a CrossFit workout that wasn’t tough.) that made me pretty sore, and truthfully I just lost my motivation for jumping rope.

But, today’s WOD had double unders again.  Coming home with red jump rope bites on my arm has renewed my determination to get back at it.

Anywho, here’s how last week’s jump rope session went.  My goal was to jump 200 times consecutively without missing the rope.  Over and over, I’d make it to around 150 jumps and miss.  I won’t lie.  I might have said some curse words.  Finally, I was down to the last few minutes of my session and this happened:

So I hit my goal for that first session with 200 unbroken singles.  My goal for this week is to work on jumping higher and twirling the rope faster. I’ll let you know how that goes (wink).

Here’s to whatever your fitness goals are!  Let’s do this!

Talk to me:

How do you keep yourself motivated to do hard things?

What’s a goal you met recently? (Hey, even if your goal was to eat a salad one time during the week, I’d love to hear about that!)

Author: Juanita

Thanks for dropping in! I'm Juanita. People tell me I don't look like a Juanita since I'm red headed and freckled with super pale skin, but what's in a name, right? I'm a 40-something, single (as in no kids, never been married) gal from Oklahoma. I'm a nurse and most importantly, a follower of Jesus. I love chocolate, am scared of heights, and petrified of snakes. After my fortieth birthday and coming to grips with the fact that I was obese, I discovered I'm a runner and a CrossFitter, and that there's a whole lot of life left to live. I just had to get past the fat, stare down the fear, and realize that 40 is not too old for new beginnings. So this is the story of my struggles and adventures in the quest to live a healthy life in mind, body, and soul.

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