Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Strong is Beautiful!

November 29, 2011


WOD Love had that posted on their FB page today and I love it! I think everyone should print that out, hang it on their mirror and really think about what all of those words mean. I have been working on this for a long time... and its still a work in progress. Its so important that we take our strengths and our weaknesses and embrace them. Be the woman (person) that you are. Its the only thing in life you have complete control over! Imperfections are what make us perfect.

Its such a constant reminder in society how we look, what we say, how we act. Even with our husbands, wives, or parents and our friends... we want to fit our role "perfectly." We want them to always want to be with us, we want to always look great for them, we want to always say the right thing. The reality is... its impossible to be "perfect" for someone. There are always times where you (or at least I) say something stupid... I certainly dont look my best all the time... I might not give the best advice all the time... and there are times that I just cant be where I want to be.

The thing is, those people ARE in our lives and they choose to be in our lives because they accept our imperfections... its about time to start accepting our own....

Todays WOD was right what I needed about now. A strengthy day!! Started off with back squats, which I really wanted to PR on. I do have to build up some more strength but I did accomplish my PR. Previously I had only doe 185lbs for 3 reps, today I did it 5 times! As the weight gets heavier I have a tendency for my knees to come in when I am pushing up from the squat. I have to remember to screw my feet into the ground and really push with my legs. I still dont know what my 1RM is, but I cant wait to find that out!

My arms were still junk from holding 85lbs over my head for 100 OH Squats on Saturday, so my OH Press wasnt as good. I have certainly done better at those. BUT, it was a nice short WOD after both strength exercises. Enough to get the heart rate up and the sweat pouring down my back! I felt great and was ready to start the day.

I can hardly believe its the end of November. Even harder to believe that on December 8th we will have been crossfitting for 4 months...

WARMUP:
3 Rounds
- 20 Walking Lunges
- 10 Pushups
- 5 Pullups
- 10 Back Extensions
- 15 Med Ball Cleans (20lbs)
Couch Stretch, 2 min each leg
Pigeon Stretch, 2 min each leg

WOD: 21-15-9
- Row for Calories
- GHD Situps
(My time 5:48)

SKILL/STRENGTH
Back Squat 5-5-5-5
145, 155, 175, 185
OH Press 5-5-5-5
75(3), 65, 65, 65

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