26 April 2014
The last time I went to Crossfit was two weeks ago today. In that time I have not done any real workout and have only been walking the dogs. My knee is feeling good. Not great, not perfect, but good. I, on the other hand, and feeling pretty soft and doughy. I would like to do something. I had actually considered going to Crossfit today, but fear moved in. The knee is feeling pretty darn good. I haven't been wearing my brace the last few days. I'm afraid that Crossfit will change that. I'm afraid I will hurt it. I'm afraid. I need to do something. I'm thinking of doing a WOD here. My Crossfit journal has WODs with no equipment for when you travel and such. I'm thinking of getting on the treadmill for 10 minutes to warm up, do a WOD, then cool down on the treadmill. But quite frankly, I am scared. When my knee hurts it is bad and I don't want to damage it anymore. So I'm scared. But I need to work out because I feel like crap. Okay, I'm just going to suck it up and do a WOD. I will ware my strong brace and be careful, but I'm going to do it. Wish me luck.
Update: After procrastinating for almost an hour, I sucked it up and got dressed for a workout. I hopped on the treadmill and started walking. The last time I walked I could only go about 2.8mph. I got to that and it felt really slow, so I cranked it up. I think I topped out at 3.3 or 3.4 - not sure, but it was much better than the last time. After 10 minutes of walking I was bored, so I decided to try some intervals. 1 minute at 5.0mph then 2 minutes of recovery at 3.3 or 3.4. Did that 5 times for a total of 10 minutes. Decided to stop there and just walk to cool down. As I walked, I looked through my WOD journal searching for a bodyweight WOD that I felt I could do. I found this:
Burpees and sit-ups
It was on. I hate burpees so why not do them!! 8 minutes and 11 seconds later, I was done. Woot woot!!!! I was sweating like a pig and I just felt awesome. I have a new plan for my workouts. I would like to do that in the morning but I don't think I have time. Then I walk the dogs after work. Hmmm...when can I fit this in....Of course, a few of these WODs will only take 8-10 minutes. I could walk to warm up then do the WOD, then go on with my day. I could save the longer, harder ones for the weekends. I will need to get back into prepping the night before, but I can do that. Okay, it's on. Prep everything the night before, walk and WOD in the morning. I totally got this.
21 April 2014
A few years back, I read a post by another blogger and she said that in you need to have a goal, and weight loss or working out is not a goal. You need to have specific goals. To do a triathlon. Run a race. Some tangible goal that you can work towards. I guess you could work towards a weight loss of a set number of pounds, but that will pretty much drive you crazy. I think that may be my problem with Crossfit. Initially I had goals, then I got injured, then I was doing it just to do it. And while that's good, I wasn't working towards anything. I was just going through the motions and that is kind of how it felt for a while. I'm hoping this little break will reinvigorate me, but I think developing some goals will help. As weird as this sounds, I really want to run. Is it because I can't? I don't know, but that is what I want to do. I love running, I really do, and I want to get back to it. Maybe that is what I should work towards. Running. I don't know. I do know that just working out every day is not doing it for me. I need to be working towards something.
20 April 2014
Happy Easter everyone. Hope your day is awesome. I started the day finishing up my decorating project. On Friday I picked up an old, wooden dresser off Craigslist. Yesterday I painted it black, it was dark brown and worn. This morning I put it all back together and we moved Hubby's clothes into it. We had this make-shift dresser with drawers from a water bed and milk crates, yeah, it was a bad as it sounds. In the process of moving from that to a dresser, I made Hubby purge. Hubby is a bit of a packrat, and I'm being nice in saying that. If I let him have his way, you would find us on an episode of hoarders. So purge he did and he did not like it at all. But the new dresser is so much nicer than before. So to recap my weekend to date, I built an Ikea dresser and moved it into the bedroom and put my stuff in it. I bought and hung new curtains in the bedroom. In moving the new dresser in, I had to rearrange the bedroom and it looks awesome. I purchased, painted, and moved Hubby into a new dresser. I cleaned the ceiling fan (gross) and the windows. The bedroom is now awesome. Oh, and I painted a new nightstand and lamp for me. My bedroom is now awesome. I did little things that make it soo much better. For example, our bed is right under a window, which is open 99% of the time due to the weather. The curtains we had previously were red (yuck) and long so they got caught behind the bed. I bought new brown curtains that I hemmed to just under the window. This way they blow and are over our head so we constantly get the breeze. Much nicer. Also, the brown curtains make the room much, much darker. Nice for sleeping. And, the old, red curtains had these tabs that hooked on the curtain rods and they were constantly coming open. The new ones have a channel for the rod and they stay closed. So nice. I am so happy with my bedroom now, I want to go in there and take a nap :) The only thing we need to do is fix the ceiling fan. The light doesn't work because the chain broke. We need to take the light part off and see if it can be fixed. Other than that, it is perfect. So now I am really happy with the bedroom and the spare room. The computer room is acceptable, I'm not in love with it but I can't figure out why. So it will do for now. The living room needs a little work but I need to find something that will make it work the way I want to, and I haven't done that yet. So that was my weekend.
I have decided not to return to Crossfit for the foreseeable future, and I am very happy with that. It feels like a weight has been lifted off of me. And, my knee is feeling amazing. I need to make sure that I don't just sit around, but lately I've been busy doing decorating stuffs. I need to get into a workout routine. I'm walking the dogs again, so there's that. But I also want to get some time in on the treadmill and do my PT exercises. I don't want to end up being completely sedentary. In this short time, I find that I have way more energy. I'm doing things that I normally would put off. I don't know exactly what is going on, but I like it. So for now, I'm happy with my decision. In June, I will probably go back just because I will have more time and can go to Crossfit in the morning. We'll see. Right now I know it's the right decision and I'm happy with that.
Okay, that is it. I want to clean my floors and bathroom, so I think I will go do that now.
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