Workout/Martial Arts 04/27/2020: Crushing Watermelons with my Thighs, and Workout Based Word Of The Day (WOTD)

Hello fellow humanoids. This week has been eventful, in a good way. Which is nice. It kept my mind off of other things… cough COVID-19 cough… and made the week go by faster. Being an essential worker, you are not only exposed to well the contagion but you are also exposed to the less than wonderful parts of humanity especially when everyone is super stressed. So this week has been a good distraction for me.

Watermelon Crushing With My Thighs

I was asked to participate in a project. Hopefully I will be able to post or link to the final product when it is done. But suffice to say I have been practicing crushing watermelons with the might of my thighs. Bwahahah

SheFit Challenge And My Own Version

As I mentioned in my previous blog post I have been doing a challenge called #SheFit30 with @Shefit. This is a challenge where you have a set of exercises that are assigned to an alphabet letter. Each day for 6 days a word is chosen and an advance word is chosen. That is the workout for the day. I have been doing that workout coupled with my Muay Thai training I could do at home and it has been fantastic. To work up that sweat again, and to feel my body move like I am used to.

The challenge is ending on Tuesday of next week. =( And no I have not won any of the prizes for the challenge, but above that I am enjoying the workouts. I enjoy the variety, the challenging nature of them, and the fact that I sometimes when I create my own workouts avoid some exercises that I just don’t want to do that week. This removes that temptation, and acts like a coach for me. I can then just grumble a little and get on with it.

So I am thinking of posting on my instagram @SharpCupcake a similar alphabetized exercise list. Where people can give me ideas for words. I will write them down on a slip of paper, put them in a container and pull 2 out each day to create a calisthenic workout to go along with my other workout activities. Of course you can comment here with words as well, and I can add those to the container too. So what do you think? Is this a terrible idea? Putting my conditioning in the hands of readers is an interesting idea for me. =)

Anyway let me get down to my actual workout week and stop blabbering on.


My Workouts For The Week

Monday 04/27/2020: 35 minute workout SheFit Challenge Day 22

Day 22 of SheFit challenge
Whew this one had me drenched. It was great. 👍👍 Today’s word was F.L.E.X. And the advanced option was L.E.T.S. G.E.T.

As per their instructions I did the advanced part first to LETSGETFLEX.

I usually go to Muay Thai training 5 days a week when the world was not in a Pandemic. So I am familiar with tough workouts. This one reminds me of my trainer Tony.  This workout was a butt kicker. Thank you Shefit For posting this.

Shefit challenge —-

I did the whole LETSGETFLEX in a superset. I did each superset x3 Times. I let myself have 45 sec rest between sets.

L. 15 Mule Kicks
E. 15 Push Ups
T. 20 Hip Dips
S. 30 seconds Fast Feet

G.15 Burpees
E. 15 Push Ups
T. 20 Hip Dips

F. 1 min Wall Sit
L. 15 Mule Kicks
E. 15 Push Ups
X. 20 Side Hops

My baby girl tried to do it with me and said mama my legs feel like noodles. 😂 I was happy to have her as a partner working through this with me. She in the end decided to just do the parts she liked. lol

Also a protein bar is lunch cause I just can’t bring myself to make anything.

Monday 04/28/2020: 1 hour 20 minute workout – 40 min SheFit Challenge Day 23, and 40 min Muay Thai Training

Today is Day 23 of the challenge. The word today is G.L.O.R.Y. the advanced workout add on is A.L.W.A.Y.S.

Shefit challenge —-

As always I did both as a superset. 45 seconds rest between supersets.

Each Superset x3

A. 30 Star Jumps
L. 15 Mule Kicks
W. 15 Superman
A. 30 Star Jumps
Y. 25 Flutter Kicks
S. 30 sec. Fast Feet

G. 15 Burpees
L. 15 Mule Kicks
O. 30 Sit Ups
R. 30 Crunches
Y. 25 Flutter Kicks

Muay Thai —-

40 minutes of working the bag. Right as I got done training on heavy bag, H came back home with the sand bags to stabilize the heavy bag stand. Woot!

Took a video of me working on our new heavy bag. What a great workout today.

Monday 04/29/2020: 57 minute workout32 min SheFit Challenge Day 24, and 32 min Muay Thai Training

Challenge Day 24! The word is C.H.A.R.G.E.D. and the advanced option is U.P.

Shefit challenge —-

I did both words as a super set, giving myself a minute rest between them. ( I really was tired today and did not want to do a work out. But I did it.)

32 minute workout:
Do the Daily 3-5x:
C. 20 High Knees
H. 10 Tricep Dips
A. 30 Star Jumps
R. 30 Crunches
G. 15 Burpees
E. 15 Push-Ups
D. 30 Sec. Plank

U. 30 Bicycle Crunches
P. 20 Reverse Lunges

Muay Thai —-

Then I worked the bag for 25 minutes… I know that is not that long, but I wanted to see how it felt with the sand bags. Not the same as the gym. Have to not put full force kicks into the bag still, but I can hit it hard enough. Yay! It felt good to hit it.

Monday 04/30/2020: 53 minute workout33 min SheFit Challenge Day 25, and 20 min trying to crush a watermelon with my thighs

Challenge Day 25! The word for today is T.R.I.U.M.P.H. the advanced workout word is G.E.T. Then I took 20 minutes to try to crush a watermelon. 

Shefit challenge —-

I did this in a super set, both the word TRIUMPH and GET together. With 1 minute rest between.

Did super sets x 3 total

T. 20 Hip Dips
R. 30 Crunches
I. 25 Knee Crunches
U. 30 Bicycle Crunches
M. 30 Plank Jacks
P. 20 Reverse Lunges
H. 10 Tricep Dips

G. 15 Burpees
E. 15 Push-Ups
T. 20 Hip Dips

Crush Watermelon Practice —

Then I crushed a watermelon. It is not easy but it is a great workout for the legs.

I will put up the really sad videos lol. It took 20 minutes and was super soft around the areas where I was squeezing. H even tried and could not do it. No one tells you about the juice and where it can shoot if it breaks toward you. lol

Monday 05/01/2020: 1 hour and 20 minute workout35 min SheFit Challenge Day 26, and 45 min Muay Thai Training

H was nice enough to hold pads for me then I held pads for him.

It is Day 26! Word for today is C.O.N.Q.U.E.R. for the Shefit30 challenge, with the advanced word of Y.O.U.R. 

It certainly was a core day today.

Shefit challenge —-

I did both words in a superset and gave myself a minute rest between sets. Do each super set x 3

C. 20 High Knees
O. 30 Sit-Ups
N. 15 Jump Lunges
Q. 20 Squats
U. 30 Bicycle Crunches
E. 15 Push-Ups
R. 30 Crunches

Y. 25 Flutter Kicks
O. 30 Sit-Ups
U. 30 Bicycle Crunches
R. 30 Crunches

Muay Thai workout —-

1) Warm up combos – jab cross, jab cross hook, burn out elbows
2) Combo 1 – Jab, Cross, lead body hook, rear leg kick. (need to work on stepping into my hook to better get my body cocked for the lead body hook, then hop further into my leg kick, and post away around my opponent.)
3) Combo 2 – Jab, Cross, feeder backs up, feint lead teep to rear kick

Woot this was a fantastic workout, and now I must make dinner. My rabble is starting to rouse and get loud about food.

Monday 05/02/2020: 47 minute workout 47 min SheFit Challenge Day 27

Today was SHEFIT30 Challenge Day 27!

I was feeling down about myself, and I was getting into my own head. I felt ugly, and just less. But I got up and did the workout anyway.

Today’s word is U.L.T.I.M.A.T.E. with the advanced word of P.A.T.H. 

As I have I did both words as a superset, with 1 minute rest between the super sets. I did each superset x 3.

U. 30 Bicycle Crunches
L. 15 Mule Kicks
T. 20 Hip Dips each side
I. 25 Knee Crunches
M. 30 Sec Plank Jacks
A. 30 Star Jumps
T. 20 Hip Dips each side
E. 15 Push-Ups

P. 20 Reverse Lunges each side
A. 30 Star Jumps
T. 20 Hip Dips each side
H. 10 Tricep Dips

Some days are just push through days. Today was one of them. My daughter decided to get on my back when I was doing push ups. Some days it takes all my will power to get up and go do the workout, and it is hard like having a pre-teen little girl on your back.


Whew that is 6 days of working out in my week and about 6 hours total. Its not nearly the same training as I was doing in the gym, however it is something. We are all working on doing what we can at home.

This week was fun. I had a fun project I was working on, that I hope comes to fruition. I had this challenge for the most part I was looking forward to, except for one day. I think we all have those kinds of days. The kind of day where I was tired and was not feeling doing the workout. However, I powered through.

Let me know what you think. What words should I add to the container of Workout WOTD (Words Of The Day) words? For instance, words like CHALLENGE, STRENGTH, and AWESOME. I will pick two word slips at random from the container each day. I will created an alphabet/exercise list and post it on my Instagram account. Most likely it will look like SheFits list, I may add some more but I won’t be taking away any exercises.

Thank you for reading, I hope you and your families/friends stay safe. Be kind to each other out there. We are all stressed and worried.

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