- Loss goal for the week - 1.6 pounds. Deadline, Monday 9/10.
- Make good choices. I would say that I did that for the most yesterday. I did have some kettle corn last night (darn Trader Joe's!!), but not too much and now it's gone. Ha! Today, I have a My Fit Foods meal for lunch and leftover pork loin for dinner. It is all calorie/health appropriate, but I hope my lunch is tasty and not bland. When my meal options don't taste good, I tend to supplement it. My goal is to not do that today.
- I went to CrossFit this morning. 1 of 3.
- I'm going to run a mile at lunch today.
- Tonight, my organizing goal is to go through the stack of stuff right in front of my closet.
You know I'm not done talking about CrossFit... It was a great day today! After 3 weeks back, the warm up is getting a little easier. I still hate the running though and I know that we will have a running day coming up so I really need to get on that. I am seeing more and more familiar faces each day now that I'm meeting the new people. NSV: I wore a tank top today. One of the trainers told me he didn't know I had a tattoo (because it is always covered by my T-shirts.) I didn't feel too self-conscious, but I was glad there were no pictures taken today. Baby steps!!
The WOD for today, were 3-3-3-3-3 Hang Power Cleans adding weight each round.
When I looked up my previous weights, I noticed that I capped out at 95# pre-surgery. I decided to just go for it and start at 85#. There are only 3, right? Right. So one of the 3 Beckhams (there are 3 recent college grad girls that I believe played soccer that are ridiculously adorable and I call them the Beckhams in my head. Hopefully I will be able to tell them apart eventually) came over to partner with me and I'm glad she did because I think it pushed me a bit.
I did the first round of 3 with 85# and that crap was heavy! I decided to stick with it for another round. On the 3rd and 4th rounds, I added 5 pounds each. On the 5th round, I added another 5 pounds which put me at 100#. I had never cleaned over 95# under any circumstances. I did two (yaaaaaay!), but then I couldn't finish the third. My arms were just jelly. But still!! I did something today that I have never done before. I cleaned 100#!!!
Then it was time for the OTM (on the minute) Ladder (basically you do one of whatever is prescribed in the first minute, 2 the second minute, 3 the third...) which starts out easy but then gets hard fast. Once you get to a round that you can't complete, you are done. We had to do kettlebell swings and box jumps. Learning from the last time we did this where I was done early, I picked the smallest box. I picked out a 18 lb kettlebell which in retrospect was probably too light, but I just never know with the KB.
We started and I was fine. At about the fourth minute, I realized that I couldn't sustain jumping, so I simply changed my box jump to a step up/step down. It is easier, but I was still getting a tremendous amount of cardio. I'm proud to say that I was part of the last group that capped out at the 15 minute round. So I did 120 kettlebell swings and 119 step ups in 15 minutes. Not bad!!
If you made it through all of the boring exercise talk... I'm so glad that I have my mojo back. I don't like be "down" and for weeks...months, really...I was talking myself up every day and choosing happiness every day. But I finally don't have to choose, because I just am. It is nice to be back.