I seriously thought I could do all 150 wall balls. Really!!! I thought I would get at least a few double unders in. It was not to be. I could give you a whole long list of reasons excuses why, but the bottom line is it didn't happen. What did happen is that there were points when I thought my heart was going to explode. Maybe I need to get a fingertip pulse oximeter to monitor my blood oxygen. Or maybe I need to work a tiny bit on my cardio. Whatever. But I learned from this and that is probably the best thing to happen. I learned that the attitude I walk in with has a huge, huge influence on the outcome of the WOD. I learned that, while heavy, a 14# medicine ball is totally doable. I learned that eating crap and thinking it will be okay is so, so, so wrong. So even though I only got 102 wall balls in 12 minutes, I feel this was a success because of all I learned from it. Now I need to put this behind me and more on with my life.
I am walking on my treadmill at the moment. It is 5:30 a.m. and I really want to do another 5 minutes or so. I started my 2nd week of WW on Saturday and while I am not perfect, I am far better than I was without it. Yesterday when I came home from work I was not exhausted. I did get tired in the afternoon and I did have some coffee to drink, but I did not nap when I came home. Huge success. Also, I want to walk on my treadmill in the mornings. Yesterday I only had about 15 minutes, but I did it. Today I rushed to get everything done so I could jump on. It took a while, but I think I'm beginning to turn the corner on energy. Jeez I hope so. I probably shouldn't get too excited. I should see if it happens again today. The thing today is, I have no last period and we are having the honors assembly. I could leave at 12:35. I'm trying to decide if I want to or not. I could stay and sit through a boring assembly and then after school. Or I could leave early and come home and ge…
That is what I have, a seriously weak upper body. My legs are strong. I have thick, muscular thighs and my calves pop, but my upper body - bleh.... So that's what I'm really hoping to improve through crossfit. I want a toned, well defined upper body. I realize that it's going to take time, and I am getting there. I have muscles in my arms that I never had before. Awesome.
Last night's Crossfit workout:
800 m run40 pull-ups (I did jumping pull-ups and am getting quite good at them)80 push-ups (I used a low band that helped support my hips)120 kettlebell swings - with a 25# kettlebell800 m run
There was a 30 minute time cap and I did it in 30:40 - not too shabby. As you can see we worked the same muscles over and over and over and over.....it was brutal. But that's what I need to work on so I'm really not complaining. I am a little sore this morning though :)
Yesterday morning I hopped on my bike and toddled off to CrossFit. I've heard about CrossFit for years. I've read their blogs, seen their workout of the day, I've even done workouts similar to CrossFit, and I thought I was prepared. Well, I was wrong. Very, very wrong.
I got there early because I wanted to see the regular class in action. I got there just as their workout was ending. Every one of them was gasping for air and sweating like a pig. There were puddles of sweat everywhere and every surface was covered in sweat. Wow, this looks like fun. Then they finished up with 1 minute of sit-ups. Yikes!!!!
By this time others were coming in for the intro class, good, I wasn't going to be alone. 10 o'clock rolled around and the guy got started. First he introduced us to some of the moves we would be doing. We all got jump-ropes and he showed us a couple of ways to jump. I couldn't do all of them, especially the double under.