Wednesday, January 4, 2012

You have really got to want it, don't you?

Let me start off this post with a random:  I'm freezing.  That is just so weird.  I spent my first 35 years being hot ALL THE TIME.  It was annoying sometimes, but at least I was consistent.  Now, not so much.  I freeze, but the second my heart rate starts to rise...I'm super hot again!  I guess I'm still consistent, I just move around a lot more.  Ha!

I stole a quote from Andrea that I posted to my Facebook yesterday. 

Don't Give Up What You Want Most For What You Want Now.

How amazing is that quote?  It sums up the person I want to be.  Unfortunately, it doesn't accurately reflect the person that I am.  I'm back on the wagon and I have all my good behaviors in place.  All is well, right?  Last night, I had a PMS attack and filled my belly with some BAD stuff.  I didn't NEED that stuff.  Shoot, I wasn't even hungry!  I just wanted it and I lost sight of my goal after 2 seconds.  Sigh.

But the good thing about me is that I'm resilient.  :)  I logged the bad stuff, took my punishment and started a new day.  Today, my goal is to not lose sight of the real goal and to make good decisions. 

Speaking of...I did go to CrossFit this morning.  I had a hunch it would be a cardio intensive day and I wasn't wrong. 

7 rounds:
  • 10 Dumbbell Renegade Rows
  • 10 Dumbbell Thrusters
  • 200m Run
Um, in case you were wondering...7 rounds of anything is a lot.  If, like me, you didn't know what a renegade row is:
I will throw in a Thruster for good measure:
And of course...running:
I used 15 pound dumbbells, so I'm proud of that.  But it took me over 20 minutes to finish all 7 rounds.  But you know one of my super favorite things about CrossFit?  Everyone had lapped me, so as I left on the 7th round to finish my run, I was alone.  No biggie.  Happens all the time. 

Well, as I rounded the corner and I could see the door, I saw several people standing there.  Bach and 4 of the macho 6am workout stud boys were out there cheering me in.  These aren't your gym rat jerk offs that want to show you how much better they are than you.  These guys recognize that while I cannot do what they do, I give everything I've got.  What more could you ask for?  If you are considering CrossFit...go. 

Speaking of CrossFit, did you all hear that the Biggest Loser is going to be doing it this season?  Bob has started doing it and he loves it.  I can't wait to see how these people go from extremely modified WODs to doing them as prescribed.  I want to see Santa pulling a sled, people!  I mean, really.  How awesome!

Sorry for the fitness-heavy post, but you all know that's how I roll.  <3



Stephanie said...

Ok, Miss BethAnn (Which you have to say as one name!). You have me looking at Crossfit. I was getting on the interstate and happened to look over and see "Crossfit of Palm Bay" in this little warehouse looking building. I am having surgery this month, so once I get the all clear, I am looking to start back with a trainer and since my old gym is no mas, I will try CrossFit. I need something to kick my ass and help with toning. Will it make me bitch and moan? I sure as hell hope so!!! Can you check out their website and see if the rates are reasonable compared to what you pay?

Jen said...

I'm so scared of CrossFit! the trainer I used to go to is strictly doing it now and the only way she'll take me back is if I commit!! I'm so impresssed with you doing it!!
LOVE the quote!! may steal it!

Laura Belle said...

First of all: LOVE THE NOVEMBER PICTURE!!! Rockin' it hotty!

Second: I'm still thinking about CrossFit, but I'm liking my running and little weights at home thing right now. Maybe this summer i'll get up enough courage to go to a class. lol.

Cat said...

Love that quote from Andrea. Seriously it's sorta my motto right now!

Love your December pic!! You little minx, you didn't post that one in your NYE recap post!

Love all the fitness talk! It is Workout Wednesday afterall. Thanks for the videos, I seriously think those renegade rows would KILL me. /nod

I'm going to look at CF, get pricing, hours etc this coming Fall. I promise!

Tori said...

That is awesome of those guys. I will have to try that circuit, but with my 5lb'ers. And remember this quote as well, "No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone sitting on the couch."

Vanessa said...

Love how you roll!

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

I follow Bob on FB and he is always talking about Crossfit.

trisha said...

i got a little teared up when you talked about how the macho fit guys were cheering you on, knowing you were giving it all you got. that's freaking awesome girl!!

FitBy40 said...

OK, so you had to do 7 reps of something that guy could do only 2 of on the video! You rock.

DiZneDiVa said...

I am really feeling this post right now... and that great quote.

Sam said...

I like the exercise post, shows me I still have a way to go, but I am getting there. Now I need to see if I can even find cross fit here on Australia :o)