Friday, November 18, 2011

"Tyler," You Jerk...

November 18, 2011

24 DAYS OF THANKS
#18 - I am thankful for my faith. That I have an understanding (whether its "right" or not, its my own understanding) of life and death. Not that I have it all figured out, and I dont question it every not and again. Unfortunately I have been tested over and over in my short 31 years with the question of why someone was taken to soon in life, while on the other side reminded of the blessing of new life as my friends and family have babies. Why things happen the way they do and who determines the outcome. I am thankful that I was raised with a strong faith and hold my beliefs close to my heart.

It must be 12:00am, for some reason between 12:00 and 1:00am I have the hardest time sleeping. Up and down, awake asleep... than it throws my whole night off. Happened again last night. Not sure whats causing it, but once I am up... thats it for the night. I toss and turn until the alarm goes off at 4:45. Today... I just didnt fight it, got right up and got moving.

When I got to the gym I started the warmup and KP showed up. We have become the Friday AM crew. The WOD today was "Angie" which included muscle ups. We had to scale the muscle ups to pullups and dips, but the other portion of the WOD was SDHP (sumo deadlift high pulls) I was geared up for those since its been quite a while since I have done them. I pulled out the bar and loaded 65lbs on it for that. We both got ready to start our 5 rounds.

The WOD went well. It was tough but it was totally gratifying at the end. I started thinking today after everything was over of how far I have come in such a short time with CF. I know I have said it before, and I know I will say it again. This is amazing. The feeling that I have in my mind and with my body since starting crosssfit is totally indescribable. I really set out in the beginning on this mission to get healthy and find something that would keep me going to the gym. I had no idea what I found when we went for that first session at the garage.

I think the biggest thing has been the determination that Hubs and I have put behind this. We really were grasping at straws at how to get healthy and how to stick with something. We were discouraged at how many things we tired that didnt work... or we really just "slacked" for lack of a better word, when it came to the gym and our food intake.

Now I find that it is harder to stay in bed than it is to get up for my workout. It is harder to order a pizza than it is to make something Paleo for dinner. My mindset has changed. What I am doing is so much more satisfying than pizza. I look at that board every day and think "oh.my.god" but at the same time I think "whats the challenge for me today." Not one person, not K, not M, not Hubs... or anyone else can actually DO what I am doing for myself. I have to do it if I want it. And you know what... I want it so bad.

Heres to another day at Crossfit!

WARMUP:
3 Rounds
- 10 Slow Low Squats
- 10 GHD Situps
- 10 Shoulder Dislocates
- 10 Pushups
2 X 9 Fundamentals
2 Min Frog Pose

WOD: "Tyler"
5 Rounds for Time
- 7 Muscle Ups (scaled to ring dips and pull ups)
- 21 SDHP
(My Time 15:24)

SKILL/STRENGTH
Push Jerk Practice
- The "Drop"  5-5-5 (15lbs)
- The "Dip Drop" 5-5-5 (45lbs)
- The "Jerk" 5-5-5 (65lbs) <--- practiced split

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