Saturday, January 21, 2012

We are Family

January 21, 2012

We come in all shapes, sizes, ages, colors, backgrounds, heights, walks of life... you name it... but at CrossFit Wachusett... we are certainly one big happy FAMILY!!


I absolutely love Saturdays at the gym. Having the ability to take your time, do what you have to do, work on the things you suck at for what seems like endless hours.... might seem like the suck, but in fact, its so enjoyable. It really helps that there is usually a great group of us who are all there doing the "same thing." We are all there to cheer each other on, celebrate a great PR and give a boost when its needed to get something we have been working on for a long time.

Whats also great is that we get a chance to work with people we dont typically get to see. Everyone (including myself) has a schedule that we tend to stick with 99% of the time. Of course there is the occasional day off, or something where we might have to switch times... but lets be honest, not many people decide to come in at 5:30am just because they feel like it that day. Having said that, I enjoy getting to meet new people, grow the family and see those who I only get to see on the weekends. I do miss those who cant make it too...

Today we had an added bonus, as J showed up with a tasty treat... and I had made a dessert that I happened to have all the ingredients for in my cabinet... so like any normal "family" function... there was food!! We stood around and shared recipe ideas and talked about how the challenge was going. It was fantastic!!

As far as my workout went. I feel as if it was pretty successful!! I worked on toes through rings and pullups a lot. K was able to video me to show me where I am going wrong on my kip, but it has come so far and I am super close to getting it!! Just a little more practice. I took the chance and attempted the kipping HSPU and actually GOT IT!! It was so cool. See ya, Cirque du Soleil contraption, this girl has them down!! Finally, I had a fantastic PR for my front squat... 155lbs for 3 reps!! Whaa Hoo!!

I did admittedly avoid the double unders. I really really really have to get those, and work on my push ups this week. I talked to K on our way out and I just have to really buckle down with those for the next month... game is on and the Opens start a month from tomorrow. I HAVE to work on them or I will be in trouble for the standards.

I came home and started working on my food blog, I have some great recipes coming soon!! Today was a GREAT day!!

WARMUP:
2 Rounds
- 500m Row
- 10 Back Extensions
- 10 GHD Situps
- 10 Spiderman
- 10 Shoulder Dislocates
2 x 9 Fudamentals

SKILL/STRENGTH
2 Rounds
- 10 Toes Through Rings
- 10 Kipping Pullps
(taking my time to get ALL kipping pullups correctly)

Kipping HSPU's - 3 sets of 5
Rope Climbs - 3X

Front Squat 5-5-5-3-3
125, 135, 145, 155, 155

WEEK 2, DAY 6: Paleo Challenge
Morning Coffee (Black)
Post Workout Shake - 2 Scoops Protein, 1/2 Strawberry Cupcake (Thanks J!) and 1 Pumpkin Goodness Bar
Morning Coffee (Black)
Breakfast - 2 Eggs, 2 Pieces of Bacon
Lunch - Salmon and Asparagus with Garlic
Dinner - Garlic and Jalepeno Burgers with Sun dried Tomato, Avocado, Mushrooms and Asparagus

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