Today was the BEST! I did the group class, which was CrossFit Total (1 rep max Back Squat, Press, then Deadlift). I had some goals in mind, especially for my squat and deadlift. Oh baby, I hit them! Well, I’m counting my squat (200#), although a little-ish angel may have pushed my shoulders up a teeny tiny bit. My deadlift was solid… minus the rounded back. PR’s aint pretty! I was dangerously close to peeing my pants, but decided 300 pounds would totally be worth it, so I kept going! My poor little press is less than exciting, but I did PR by 1#… making it 78 pounds… BOOOOM!!
Anyway, good day. And it made me so happy to see so many other people getting new records on their lifts. It is a good feeling to know that hard work is paying off.
A few random things…
1. My lift:
2. This song… I can’t stop listening to it!!:
3. Nutrition wisdom from coach:
Another Diet Post… Again
Some of you may be bummed to hear that what you eat plays a HUGE roll in getting the results you want… whether it is faster metcon times, heavier lifting, or just plain looking your best. I have had a few gals in the gym lately ask me how long I have been doing CrossFit, and how long it will take them to look like me. First of all… I’m flattered, and I love you girls 🙂 I struggled with poor body image for a long time, and often still don’t see in myself what other people see, but I have come a long way.
I have been “doing CrossFit” for almost exactly 3 years. However, It was about a year and a half ago that I finally started making some changes to my diet. Steve talks in his post about the Paleo diet… this is what I do. I love that I don’t have to count anything, because we all know my math sucks. It is very simple and I have found meals that work for me. In the beginning, it felt like a very big adjustment. Whaaat?…No Yogurtland?!! But, once you give it a good week or two, the temptations for those old favorites lessen, and it’s really not that difficult.
I didn’t have much weight to lose, but I have leaned out a lot since eating Paleo. Yes, I am heavier than when I started, but all my pants are looser… so don’t freak out over the number on the scale. Aside from physical, my performance is way better than it ever was in the beginning. “But Lindsay, you workout 20 hours a day every day…” Not true. I do workout a lot, but I am able to because my nutrition is pretty good. Even with 1 hour workouts 3-5 days a week, if you are eating well, you will see changes. So, think about things that you currently eat that you know (and you know!) are not helping you get to where you want to be… wherever that is… and try going without them for a little while. You are way stronger than you think. Ok, that’s all the rambles I got.
Have a fabulous weekend!