hi all! Hope you are having a great weekend!
Did you know that I finally joined CrossFit!? Gosh, I’ve been dying to join! A friend of mine has been going for over a year so I finally reached out to her & went this week! I got to jump in on a WOD on my first night – BUT not before going over proper form. Since I’m not a total newbie when it comes to lifting, the owner ran through the WOD with me before clearing me to try it out. I did a proper warm up and practiced my power cleans over & over again. I’m the kind of person who wants to do things the right way & will work on it until I get it! Therefore, before the workout even started I probably did about 20 power cleans on my own. Fact is- I enjoy anything with the word POWER attached to it, duh.
Not sure what a power clean is? Check it here.
The Friday night WOD was
Power Cleans & Chest to bar pull ups
(I wish I was beast enough to do pull-ups on my own – something I’m working towards within the next 5 years)
so I used a band to assist me on the pull ups! I finished under 9 minutes & it was awesome.
I looked around the room and saw everyone wearing REEBOK CrossFit shoes
& now I’m even more excited to whip these puppies out during my fundamentals course that
I have to take for 2 weeks to really work on proper form!
I have to admit that my traps & shoulders are super duper sore today from all of the power cleans;
and staying after the WOD to work on them even more probably didn’t help the soreness.
But I’m not afraid of it! Nothing that a bag of frozen peas can’t help.
So when it comes to joining CrossFit, I’ve been an athlete my whole life & I’ve been itching for that “competition” feeling lately.
Now, you may know that I’ve done some competitions before;
and again, they were to compete with myself & not worry about what a judge thinks of me.
But, now I really want to focus on competing again with my athletic abilities. I want to gain more strength & do new things!
The main thing I love about CrossFit is the element of the “Unknown” – you walk in every day not knowing what the work out will be. The fear of the unknown used to be something I struggled with throughout my life. I like things planned & to be in control of what is happening; but sometimes life doesn’t always work that way. I find myself procrastinating on things I am so passionate about, only because of the fear of the unknown. But in reality, what really is the unknown? What is failure? Why am I so afraid of something that hasn’t happened yet OR may never happen?
These are lessons I am able to work on with my daily life and CrossFit is a good fit right now. Walking in, not knowing what I’m about to be challenged with, & then completing the workout with a sense of accomplishment. Afterwards, that fear of the unknown is overcome & it’s a very liberating feeling. Don’t get me wrong, I love the gym and I work at a gym, but having someone to be my trainer and coach me through a work out is something I’ve missed & am so excited about.
Saturday was an open workout for anyone. The WOD was…
I finished in about 24 minutes – my eyes were a little blurry when I looked up at the clock after coming in from running outside.
I refueled with my VEGA vanilla performance protein shake!
Anyone else following along with Thrive Forward??
I’ve been watching all of my free lessons I get with the program and they are SO informational!
Even if you’re not going to eat 100% plant based, there is a topic for everyone.
Definitely check that out if you haven't’ yet.
Back to CrossFit, I found this video the other day & got so inspired.
Some of the top CrossFit athletes share how they believe beauty is strength.
So take a look here & try not to develop a girl crush on Andrea Ager. She is LEGIT.