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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Life’s Better Upside Down

Yesterday at my box was probably my favorite workout ever. I really had fun while I was doing it.

Yesterday’s WOD

5 Rounds:
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…

Toodles.

I’m also missing my crossfit BFF today….Shoutout to Flight Attendant Sarah!

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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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