I am just the absolute worst blogger. I keep forgetting to post!
BUT the good news is, I have been working out. I had a couple of busy weekends, but over the course of the last month since I posted, I have gone quite a lot. I had two weekends where I was out of town and I drank my weight and just enjoyed my time with my friends …. and I paid dearly at my next workout. I actually threw up halfway through the one workout.
Aside from that one incident, I’ve done pretty well. I have been battling a bad case of allergies and an awful sinus infection for the last 2 weeks, but I managed to work out twice last week and three times the week before.
There have been big changes for me with these workouts. I’m beginning to find which exercises I like a lot more than I thought I would. Like wallballs, I think I actually like these a whole lot. Originally, I hated them, but my coach moved me to a 10 pound ball, and while it did become easier, I think I’m enjoying the fact that I can actually throw this ball high enough. When I get stronger, I’ll go back to the 14 pound ball.
Cleans are killing me though. I don’t know what it is with this lift, but I cannot get my form right. Something about having to have my legs, arms, knees, shins, feet, and hips in right spots at the right time is just not clicking. I’m starting to get there, but it’s taking a lot of work.
I’m down a pants-size (well, kind of). I bought a pair of pants that I had before in a new color, and realized I needed the size down. I was slightly between sizes before, but the smaller size was just WAY TOO TIGHT. Now, I bought two pairs in that smaller size! I was under 2 months in and I needed new pants. AWESOME feeling.
I saw a good friend almost 3 weeks ago that I hadn’t seen in a while. I keep her up-to-date on my workouts and we complain about being out-of-shape and fat together a lot. She said that I looked “hella skinny”, and I think that’s good. Lol. She did mention a few times while we were drinking that she was shocked I ate the same way I did before, but the fact that I looked much thinner was a thing she’s never seen after someone worked out for such a short period of time. Yay!
Okay, so this week is “max-week”, and I’m actually excited to get to try all of these lifts and see what I should be doing each time I lift. And I’m especially excited to make sure I lift the right amount when they tell me a certain percent for a workout, instead of just guessing and hoping I’m lifting enough. Tonight we are doing “snatches” which I’m excited about mainly because I haven’t done these yet in my 2 1/2 months! Hopefully it’s something I catch on to well because it’s the beginning of the week, and I like starting the week off strong.
OH! Even more exciting than my workouts! I’m super excited and proud to announce that my 55 year old mother (she would KILL me if she saw I posted her age) started CrossFit recently! Last week she went to a free-101 week long class that my sister signed her up for (I think partially against her will), but she loves it. She’s been complaining about being out of shape, “fat” (even though she is NOT!), and other common complaints of a woman about her body, so I’m excited that she is finally doing something about it and taking her fitness into her own hands. She is going tonight to her very first “REAL” class with my sister, so I can’t wait to hear their reports on how she did. Krissy won’t be easy on her, but she will keep her going. Their gym had a special, if you did the 101-classes last week you could sign up for 3 months for some price between $250.00 and $300.00. I can’t remember off-hand, but it was a great special price. My mom was worried about wanting to spend that much, but my dad told her if she enjoyed it and wanted to keep going, he would pay for it and she wouldn’t have to worry or think twice about spending that money. I love that he’d do something like that for her, knowing how great she will feel about herself. Crazy to think that they’ll have been married for 32 years May 1st! I think it’s not to hard to see why they’ve managed to stick together for so long when you hear how sweet my dad was to encourage her to stick with this endeavor. She’s trying hard and I’m sure her confidence will sky-rocket from being proud of what she’s accomplishing to the weight she will lose! I’m excited to watch this transformation happen to someone who has always encouraged me to try my hardest at everything. It sounds like my mom is some BIG girl, but she’s not. She’s stayed relatively thin for someone who hasn’t worked out in so long, but she’s getting older and being healthier is definitely something she should try and do when aging. Obviously.
Like I said, I’m proud of my mom. She said she hasn’t worked out like this since she was a cheerleader in high school. So this is something fun for her to do, a way to get out of the house, a way to meet new people, and a way to get back into shape! WAY TO GO MOMMY!
Ok, that’s enough to get you caught up. I plan to post at least once a week with my progress for the week, and I really plan to post a picture near April 26 (my 3-month “anniversary” from when I started) to show my progress so far, so I plan to work out a lot in the next 12 days! I’ll update you on my maxes by the end of the week!
Good luck to everyone with their upcoming workouts!