Oh my goodness it’s been such a long time since I’ve blogged. I’ve been super busy with school and very very stressed.
I guess I should elaborate on how I did in the open. I have no idea. I forgot to submit one of my scores because I mixed my days up and thought Monday was Sunday. My goal for 14.3 was to get to 155 on deadlifts. I ended up surpassing that and hit 185, twice. What really hurt my was loading and unloading the bar. That was a fucking mess. I ended up getting T2B for the first time during 14.4 and only got a score of 61. I had so many no-reps because I was literally 1 inch of hitting the bar with my toes, but couldn’t get it! That really sucked.14.5 I couldn’t even finish because my shoulder decided to take a shit mid-WOD. That was pretty fun. I didn’t re-do the workout because by the time Monday came around, it was still pretty sore. Next year I’m hoping to do A LOT better.
As far as gym life goes, I’ve still been going 5-6 times a week. Even though I’m really stressed, I still take that hour out of my day for myself. It really helps me. I’m really excited for next week because I’m getting a massage. I am going to feel bad for the masseuse because my body is full of knots. Last week I only took one day off because I needed to study. I ended up doing a 5k on Saturday (knocked 12 minutes off of my time from last year) and running 1.3 miles Sunday. Monday I took off, and then Tuesday my quad decided to get all tight and not want to move DURING THE WARM-UP. Thank GOD for Epsom salt, ibuprofen, icy hot, and mineral ice. It ended up feeling better within 2 days.
Working out is very important to me and I feel guilty whenever I don’t go to the gym or if I eat like crap. I have to admit, I have not been eating as well as I should because of all the stress. I’m getting back in the swing of things now that I have some time to breathe. It’s going to get crazy again soon and I just need to be focused and dedicated to my eating habits, gym habits, and study habits.
Oh-and in my comment on the previous blog on how I hoped my hands ripped, they did. I hated it. I should have never said that. It wasn’t the first time they ripped, and it sure won’t be the last!
Have a great Tuesday!
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.
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
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…
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.
Yesterday at my box was probably my favorite workout ever. I really had fun while I was doing it.
5 Back Squats
20 second rest
15 Handstand push ups
4 Wall Climbs
180 second rest
Then a 800 meter run.
I had to modify the HSPUs because I am unable to do them. I modified it by doing handstand holds and gradually lowering myself down (I had an abmat under my head so I didn’t crush my head). Everything else, I did up to par. The weight I used for my back squat was 95 pounds. Round 1 and 2 were a breeze. Round 3 really kicked my ass, especially with the handstand holds and wall climbs. My shoulders were so exerted and my form was beginning to suffer. I had a hard time keeping my core tight, not to mention my hands were becoming raw from the floor. My piriformis was also starting to become irritated. When I would squat, my right leg would “cave” in. I was having the “stanky” leg going on. This issue has been bothering me since about December. Sometimes it’s fine and sometimes it kills me. It was killing me yesterday. The pain went from my ass all the way down to my ankle. I couldn’t even run my 800 (which sucked). I ended up rolling on a lacrosse ball (which felt like I was being murdered) and basically wrapping my groin to my iliac crest with Voodoo Bands and squatting (that didn’t hurt as bad, but it really helped). It was like wearing a diaper, so weird. I really need to get some Voodoo Bands. Yesterday I ended up buying 3 lacrosse balls so I can roll it out when I’m home. Hopefully this will get better soon…
I’m also missing my crossfit BFF today….Shoutout to Flight Attendant Sarah!
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.
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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.
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.
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I’m really eager to get my CrossFit Certification (level 1). I think about it all the time. Mainly because I’m so excited to further my education with the sport. After going to the War of the WODS, I realized that I want to be able to preform most (if not all) of the “movements” so I can one day demonstrate them to my wonderful CrossFit class, as a coach!
Here are some of my goals:
-I want to lose 10 more pounds (I just weighed myself and since July, I’ve lost 10 pounds. THANK THE LORD).
-I want to be able to do a strict pull-up.
-A muscle-up (I’m scared to do this).
-Handstand push-up/handstand walk (I’m excited about this one).
-I’d like to learn how to kip (this is hard for me to do since I’m left handed and my brain wants to do EVERYTHING backwards).
I want to try and get all of these down before the summer. I’m planning on getting certified and possibly shadowing a coach somewhere.