Today was my first day back in the “swing of things” at the gym. I had a conversation with M about my training on last Monday after we did Murph and he recommended that I took a week of rest and recovery. Of course I was in panic mode at the thought of not WODing for a week. Like I was all of a sudden going to lose my steam if I took some time to rest. I just haven’t given my body that much time off in so long I wasn’t sure how I was going to react and first instinct is panic. I know of course that I wasn’t going to actually lose any strength or anything and honestly deep down inside I am happy he told me to do it. Sometimes you need that direction to feel like its “ok.” It also gave me reason to take a step back and look at my training and get ready for the next step.
The week off was hard in some ways and really nice in others. As I said I went to the gym at my normal time and warmed up with everyone. I did wind up doing the snatch skill session during the week, because I couldn’t resist… but other than that I did a lot of mobility and by the end of the week I was really feeling great. I also thought a lot about what I was eating through the week and realized that there are a few adjustments that I have to make to my zone blocks for the weeks that I do have a heavy lifting load. If I hadn’t taken that break I wouldn’t have picked up on that and might have been stalled out for a lot longer in my weight loss than I already was. Now I feel like I am back on track and ready to go! I couldn’t wait to get to the gym and get my WOD on today!
In addition to talking to me about taking some time off, M and I had a little goal setting session. It was really great to sit down and write out my strengths and weaknesses… see them on paper in front of me and listen to what he thought my strengths and weaknesses are as well. We started a list of my 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 1 year goals and I put them in my notebook to reference often. This is such an important aspect of training. I have said it 1000 times, if you don’t have a goal than you aren’t really sure what it is you are shooting to accomplish. With goal setting you can shoot for the goal and if you hit it before expected you can always readjust your longer term goals to reflect the change. Now its all about working towards the long term goals and hitting the milestones in the middle along the way!
I am so excited to see what the next year brings. Last year at this time I had yet to start my CrossFit “journey” and I cant even imagine my life without it now! I was miserable with a lot of aspects of my life and definitely unhappy with my body and my training, I felt like there was no way out of it. Here I am on the other side and never looking back!
- Row 250m
- 5 Pullups
- 10 Pushups
- 15 Abmat Situps
Group: Junkyard Dog
3 Rounds for Time
- 10 Burpees
- 15 Wall Balls (14lbs)
- 20 Knees to Elbows
3 Snatches on the Min for 10 Min
80 (2), 85 (3), 90 (5)