14.2

Holy CANNOLI. The Live OPEN was amaze-balls. I was really hoping that Camille would have won the Live OPEN. She is a BAMF on CTB! So graceful and beautiful. I was honestly mesmerized watching her. She inspires me to be able to do CTB. Her poor little hands though. I can only imagine her pain. I wait for the day that my hands rip. Isn’t that awful?! Even though she didn’t win the Live OPEN, she redid her workout and won with 404 reps. Only 394 reps better than me. Werk honey, werk.

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So, the day came and went when I had to complete 14.2. My goal was 10. I got 10. HOLLAAAAA. I really tried to get CTB, but God didn’t want me to get them. My arms just stopped moving and wouldn’t bend to pull myself up. I was awesome at swinging though! If that was a movement, I’d be #1 on the leaderboard. Stupid me forgot to post my score on the site. I could kick myself.

This week I’m looking forward to 14.3. I’ll be doing it on Friday morning. Maybe it will be something I’ll actually be able to do. Give us your $20 they said, the OPEN is for everyone, they said.

Let me know how you guys did on 14.2, I’d love to hear your results!

I actually love this CrossFit tumblr. Everything on here is so accurate and hilarious! http://whatshouldcrossfitterscallme.tumblr.com/post/78958349307/when-someone-says-theyll-only-get-a-10-in-14-2

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14.1, Better Late Than Never.

So I’ve been slacking a little bit on my blog this week. I have had exams and lots of school work to do. Thank GOD that my spring break started today. I need it.

Anywho- 14.1 HOTLANTA. I watched the Live OPEN while taking my Eucalyptus Spearmint/Epsom salt bath. My muscles were craving that type of relaxation. I was rooting for Fisher and was glad that he won. It was amazing to see both competitor’s form and strategies.  As I continued to watch, I fell in love with CrossFit a little more.

I didn’t sign up for the open until after I watched it. After seeing the Open, I figured, what the hell, it’s only $20 and I can see how I rank in the world. After 14.1 was over, I signed up immediately and prayed to The Lord above that I would be able to do SOME double unders.  Double unders are one of my weaknesses, so I knew I was doomed from the get-go. I can’t string them totally together yet and I break often because I get too excited, but I’m practicing them! I was dreading the WOD the entire time. I knew I wasn’t going to do that well. The Doubles KILLED ME. I wasted a lot of time by doing, “single, single, double”. I mean A LOT OF TIME. It probably took me about 3-4 minutes with those. Then I moved on to the Power Snatch. I never realized how ugly I do them. I focused too much on having the perfect form that I wasn’t moving fast or efficient. When time was up, I only had 90 reps. I was pretty disappointed, but I wasn’t redoing the WOD. My forearms were on fire from the previous WOD (listed in the blog before this), and they were starting to kill me during the Power Snatches. Ultimately, I’m glad I signed up for the Open and am excited, but dreading the unknown WODS…

14.1 WOD
10 Minute AMRAP
3o Double Unders
15 Power Snatch 75/55

And now 14.2. It’s over for me too since I can’t do Chest To Bar. Cool. Time to kick it up another notch.

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What CrossFit Has Done To Me & For Me.

CrossFit has been an amazing blessing in my life. I’m so glad that I discovered it. When I first started back in July (2013), I was so scared and uncomfortable. I went to my first class and had NO clue what I was doing, or how I should be doing it. Thankfully, I had amazing coaches that taught me the right way. To this day I’m still nervous when I CrossFit. If I’m not nervous before a WOD, it isn’t hard enough. I won’t be able to achieve greatness if I don’t step out of my comfort zone. Stepping out of my comfort zone is making me a better CrossFitter and a better person in general.

When I first started, I expected to lose all this weight and I was probably going to quit after I achieved my weight loss goal. Little did I know that I would have begun an amazing lifestyle. At first, I gained weight and I was pissed. I take “fat pictures” where I wear the same outfit with my hair exactly the same as the previous picture. I took some right when I started, about 3 months of CrossFit, and some maybe 5 months after I started. For me, I need to see results in pictures. When I look in the mirror, I can see subtle changes in my body, but having the side by side comparison really helps me SEE the changes. I really recommend this if you’re like me and need a side by side comparison.

I still have not obtained my weight loss goal, but I don’t even care anymore. I can see my body changing every day.  Whether it is a 5# PR, or muscle definition in my arms. I can see changes physically and even mentally. If you were to ask me what I wanted to be like before I started CrossFit, I would have probably said 115 pounds and super FYYYYNEEEE. After I started CrossFit, my perception of “skinny” began to fade. I will never be 115 pounds. And if I do for some odd reason become 115 pounds, please feed me a Whopper. Our society has such a blurred view on what fitness is. Last night I realized how much my mindset has changed when I was watching E!. I’m sorry, but Giuliana Rancic is TOO DAMN TINY. I mean, where is the muscle in her arms?! It’s literally bone with skin covering it. I really believe that my “skinny” is muscle. A nice ass, thighs, arms, and stomach definition. I don’t think I’d really like a 6 pack on myself, but if it happens, at least I can say I have one.

It’s really crazy to me to see these changes in myself. I thank CrossFit for helping me to accept and love myself the way I should. Even though I’m not really where I want to be weight wise, I’m not hating myself. Watching myself transform is an awesome thing to witness.

And that’s all she wrote.

Please feel free to comment!

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Bikini Shoulders

Well, we had a blizzard last week and I was unable to workout  Wednesday-Friday, which sucked. I worked out Saturday and it was a team WOD. It was really fun, but my shoulders were killing me and they are still sore. ‘Dem”Bikini Shoulders” as my coach calls them.

“It’s All About The Benjamin’s” WOD

100 reps of wall ball at 16 lb.
100 reps of kettlebell swing at 35 lb.
100 reps of push press at 65 lb.
100 reps of 20 in. box jump

Sunday was a day of rest for me. I caught up on some school work and cleaned my nasty house. Yesterday our workout didn’t look that bad, but after round 3, it was starting to get brutal on my shoulders. Poor things can’t get a break! I was really proud of my wall climbs, I didn’t think that I would be that great at them, but it turns out I was amazing (or at least I felt amazing). Round 5, wall climbs were really hard. I had done all of them practically with my stomach touching the wall, and those last 5 really were a struggle. I could feel my core slipping up and it wasn’t staying tight. I started to “sag” a little, but found the strength to finish them out, even if they were starting to get sloppy and ugly. There was a second workout, but my shoulders were not feeling up to par.

Yesterday’s WOD

5 rounds of:
400 m run
10 reps of ground to overhead at 45/35 lb
5 reps of wall climb

I’m looking forward to getting my shit together this week and getting my workout routine back together.

Feel free to comment, I enjoy reading them!

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Struggling

This past weekend I’ve had a hard time eating right. I had to work and I think that may have had something to do with it. All I wanted to eat was cupcakes, candy, and pretty much anything sweet. Most likely, I gained 20 pounds in two days. I was a piggy.  And NO, I AM NOT PREGNANT. I just love sweets more than anything in this world (besides purses and bathing suits). Everyone has off days where they cheat and eat like shit, but I could not contain it.  I WANTED MORE SWEETS. If you personally know me, you know that I die over anything that can make you go into a diabetic coma. If it is super sweet, I’m consuming it.  I’m planning on getting it together this week and get back to normal.

Yesterday I didn’t work out because I ate too much candy and did not want to vomit at my gym. Today, I’m regretting not going yesterday because we are expecting a snow storm and the roads will probably be bad tomorrow. Worst case scenario, I do yesterday’s WOD at my house if we get a blizzard and I’m unable to drive. I’m ready for the weekend already.

Sincerely,
I eat everything #fatgirl

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War of the WODS

I went to my first ever CrossFit competition a few weeks ago. It was so amazing! Most of the athletes knew what they were doing and killed it! We went to support our friends Danny and Mike. They did awesome . The War of the WODS inspired me to become a better athlete with CrossFit and really push my limits.

My CrossFit BFF, Sarah and I were going to compete, but we were unsure of how well we would preform. After going to the competition, we realized that we would have done AMAZING (in the beginner’s portion). We were actually very surprised on how bad some people’s form was.

Other than that, we really loved watching our friends compete. After their event, we all went out to eat and had an amazing time. I really wished we would have stayed for the finals because they had a pool event. I would have loved that. You need to be a well rounded athlete if you plan on winning the competition. I however, would have only doggy paddled if I was EVER badass enough to win HA!

Next year I am planning on competing. This was such a great experience to see everyone that loves CrossFit. I now am more addicted to CrossFit.

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                            Mike                                   Female Competition                                Danny

Tuesday Night’s WOD

Sorry I don’t have a cool title. This WOD didn’t deserve it (plus I couldn’t think of one).

All I have to say is that last night’s workout was LAME LAME LAME:

100 Sit-ups for time.

Even though my abs are screaming today, I like doing hard core WODs (which we have tonight).  I really enjoyed our Skills Strength workout though:

4×10 Front Squats (5 pounds more than last week, but I couldn’t remember what I did, so I just did 85 pounds)

I love front squats, back squats, air squats, you name it. My ass loves them too.  Even though I didn’t really care for the WOD, my CrossFit BFF and I did some extra stuff. One of us biked (hardcore) and the other hung on the box with our legs perpendicular to our bodies. When the person hanging couldn’t hold anymore, we switched. She and I did this for about 5-10 minutes.

Dat booty.
Dear God in Heaven. I just died.