Hey guys! Since I have recieved more than one comment about my lack of blogging, I thought I’d try to get back on the horse! For whatever reason, I feel weird about just starting with today, so I’ll give you a little recap on some of what I have been up to lately (in no particular order)…
Texas! I spent four days doing things like floating around in Canyon Lake (quite possibly with a “paleo” beer margarita in hand), playing dominoes, watching the olympics and singing karaoke. It was great to get away for a few days and just relax. It was also great coming back to the gym with a few days of rest… no soreness! My body felt great… for a day 🙂
Coaching. I love what I do, and I’m so thankful that I was encouraged to do it despite my insecurities about it at first. Every week, I get to watch Onboarders do “Fight Gone Bad” for the first time and start their CrossFit journey. I get to high five and fist bump a lot of people… usually leaving my hand really sweaty. I get to laugh with people, sweat with people, and encourage them to be the best they can in that moment. There is nothing else I’d rather do. This weekend, I’m super pumped to coach a few girls who I convinced to compete in their first individual CF competition. Competing has been pretty important to me for several reasons, and I am so proud of these girls for putting themselves out there and working so hard. I know it isn’t always easy.
Eating paleo. Kinda sorta. So this month, Jeff and I decided to be a little more strict with our paleo diet for 30 days with 1 cheat day a week. To me, this was going to mean black coffee (instantly failed on this one… I need some form of cream… yes, I need it), no sweet potato chips (but really… that’s kind of paleo. Right?), no chocolate covered almonds (I only ate 7 on Tuesday… not too bad, and Bobbie gave me the ok. Thanks friend.), no alcohol (2 glasses of wine on Wednesday. Yeah, no excuse.) So obviously this is harder than I anticipated. I’m still ok with it. My goal is basically to clean things up a bit and be more mindful of what I am eating/drinking. I was just getting pretty lazy. I am doing much better about preparing food so that it is ready for me when I’m hungry and I don’t resort to eating what is convenient or not eating at all.
No Facebook. This is both as hard as I thought it would be and not as hard at the same time. The biggest thing has been deleting the app off my phone. I would just mindlessly check it and found it challenging to be present with the people I was actually with. I was feeling convicted to take a little break and in a moment of strength, I went for it. In the last 3 weeks or so since I have been “off” FB, I’ve checked it a few times. It turns out I can get caught up pretty quickly! The most difficult part is that everyone else has it and it has become one of the biggest/easiest ways of communication with others. I actually had to go on a couple times just to check details of an event that was only on Facebook, and I do feel a little guilty if I miss someone’s birthday. Other than that… I’m surviving, so that is a good sign. Also… I’m posting this blog on FB… because how else would anyone know about it? Know what I mean?
Working out. I mean, this probably goes without saying, but yeah, I’m still doing my thing. I definitely won’t recap you on all my workouts, but a few memorable highlights off the top of my head were my 107# snatch and 141# clean and jerk PR (clean is up to 150#). I am now doing bicep curls on a weekly basis thanks to Punky… definitely a highlight! I one arm snatched 53# 80 times in one workout (this weight definitely used to be pretty tough for me). I PR’d on “Fran”… 4:49 (post “Elizabeth”). So, things are going pretty well in the gym. Of course I just gave you the good stuff… not every day is a PR obviously, but knowing that it’s going to be like this makes it more OK on the tough days.
Today was probably one of those tough days. The workout was just difficult and too heavy for me so I had to scale down. Scaling is always such a bummer. That, and not finishing a workout in the time cap. I succeeded at both of these things today. The workout was named “T” after Talayna Fortunado, who placed 3rd at the Games. She’s pretty beastly, so I don’t feel so bad. Anyway, here was today’s W.O.D…
1a) 10X1 3″ Deficit Deadlifts @ 85% – rest 60 sec. (155#)
1b) 10X1 Incline Bench Press (30-35˚) @ 105% – rest 60 sec. (95#)
3 rounds for time of:
8 Hang Snatch (full squat) 155/105# (I did 88#)
23 C2B Pullups
32 Single Arm BB OH Walking Lunges 75/55# (I did 33# BB)
*There is a 15 minute time cap.
2 Rounds + 1 hang snatch
1a) 3X10 “Strict” Weighted GH Raise – heaviest possible, rest 60 sec. (no swing, start from a position parallel to the floor) (12# DB)
1b) 3X20 UB GHD Situps – rest 60 sec.
I guess that’s it for me.
Over and out!
“We cannot become what we really want by remaining what we are.” -Max DePree