So y’all know I’ve been doing CrossFit (at Viking CrossFit) for the last 2 weeks.
and … I’m pretty sure I’m in LOVE with it.
I’ve learned a lot about what I’m capable of, even when I think I can’t do something.
The trainers are GREAT.
Everyone is super encouraging and helpful.
On Friday’s workout we did 400m runs and 30 double-unders (4 rounds).
I went in thinking I had this workout because of the running.
pfft… I can run. I CAN RUN.
however… I can NOT jump rope.
and I still have the bruises to prove it.
I mean, really… who gets bruised from jumping rope?!
I had welts across my arms, ass and ankles…
|really, the pictures don’t do it justice…|
|apparently I favor the right side. it’s still bruised over my elbow.
be glad I didn’t photograph the welts on my ass.
I have some new goals for the month…
1. quit drinking soda.
One of the owners/trainers at Viking CrossFit said one of the easiest ways to kick start weight loss
is to quit drinking soda… even if it’s diet.
Something about our bodies reacting to the “diet” like it was real sugar- hence… weight gain.
soo… no more Diet Coke or Diet Dr Pepper.
8 days sober… 😉
after thinking about it… I’m beginning to wonder if it’s all sugar-substitute type drinks… because if that’s the case… I’m screwed. I drink Crystal Light by the gallon and use Equal in my coffee every morning.
and I’m pretty sure I know that answer… but I’m afraid to ask Jason about it, for fear that he’ll tell me I’ll have to drink PLAIN water. ugh. boring.
2. Hit the CrossFit gym 4-5 times a week.
Since I’m not really in *training* right now for any races I can afford to spend the extra time doing my CrossFit workouts. I went 5 days last week and I loved it. It almost helps with the soreness to just keep going back because it forces you to work out the kinks.
3. Keep running while doing CrossFit
not gonna lie… it’s tough.
I’m tired. But I want to get stronger and still be a strong (i.e. my level of strong) runner.
this week, my Dr is out of the office, so I’m taking advantage and running in the morns for longer than normal.
this morn I thought I was gonna die. Felt like 6,785 degrees in the gym. I was DRIPPING in sweat. ugh.
but I am trying to get some of my speed back… Right after the marathon I was taking it slow and easy, certainly not pushing the speed or intensity. So this month, I’m working on it.
4. LOSE WEIGHT
after my month of NOT running because of the damn achilles tendonitis…
I put on a few pounds. I ate my emotions and stress because I couldn’t run them off.
I’ve been a less-than-stellar WW member during Sept and Oct, but this month, I’ve been a freaking SUPERSTAR. tracking everything! EVERYTHING. even the caramel apple cheesecake bars. (17 points, holy shit!). So I’m hoping to get my ass in gear and lose those few pounds I gained in Sept and maybe even lose a few more since I’m CrossFit-ting my guts out.
and on a non-fitness, weight loss tangent…
5. be more THANKFUL
I’m going to try to focus on all the positive things going on in my life rather than dwell on the negative crap. I need to be thankful for everything that I have and surround myself with positive people who love me for me (and all my crazy quirks- HA!). I’m so lucky that I have such a supportive hubby and family who are ALWAYS there for me and push me to be a better person & athlete. 🙂
has anyone else made some new goals?
what are you THANKFUL for?