Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Six Months!!

February 8, 2012

Its hard to believe (and somehow at the same time it flew by) that just a mere 6 months ago Hubs and I arrived at the old garage for our first time, met K for the first time and were introduced to our first CrossFit WOD. I looked back into my journal to see what it was we did that day. I wasnt blogging yet.. it was a 21-15-9 of wall balls, burpees and abmat situps... and it took me 14:24. I wish I blogged about that workout, but I know I can remember pretty much feeling like I was going to die at the end of those 14 1/2 minutes!

Somehow, I was absolutely hooked from that second on. The adrenalin, the feeling of finishing, the push by K to keep going, the anticipation of the next workout... and really, the challenge, had me ready for more. Here I am 184 days later, not only 22lbs and many many inches later, but in the best shape of my life still ready for tomorrow, still anticipating the next WOD and still pushing to be better every single day.

My friend posted THIS blog post on his FB page. Its the 20 step story of a typical CFer. The first step is hearing about CF from someone who is annoying and obsessed... at the end, actually the 21st step... is realizing that you have in fact become that annoying obsessed person. Through the rest of the steps, among other things, the person might remain skeptical, but eventually joins a box, starts talking the "lingo,"  attends events, lifts weights heavier than their own body weight... and so on. I have pretty much documented everything that the author talks about through writing this... hmm, proof is in the pudding so they say!!

I dont think I need to actually say it again, but I will, I havent been this happy with myself in a long time. I have come very far, physically, mentally and emotionally over the last 6 months. Writing has made things a lot clearer for me and allowed me to have an outlet for my feelings... If I have inspired just one person to get up off the couch, even if its not for CrossFit I am happy. I am glad I have this documentation of my "journy" (heheh theres that word again Hubs) so I can always look back and know where I started. There is along road ahead of me, it has only just begun.

With that... Happy Six Months for me and CrossFit Wachusett!! Thank you for helping me change my life!!


WARMUP:
2 Rounds
- 10 Grasshoppers
- 10 Pushups
- 10 Around the Worlds
- 10 GHDs
2 X 9 Fundamentals
Pigeon Stretch 2 Min Each Leg

WOD: "The Decendent" for Time
Decending Row/Clean/Jerk
Row 500, 400, 300, 200, 100
Clean (95) 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Jerk (95) 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
(My Time 10:01)

SKILL/STRENGTH:
Pullups 3-3-3-1-1
*Worked on Kipping!*

WEEK 5, DAY 3: Paleo Challenge
Post Workout Shake - 2 Scoops Protein
Morning Tea
Morning Snack - 2 Egg Muffins with Mushrooms, Onion, Tomato
Lunch - Crock Pot Chicken with Sauce, Mushrooms, Onion and Spaghetti Squash
Afternoon Snack - Lara Bar
Afternoon Tea
Dinner - Flank Steak and Brussel Sprouts

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