Posts Tagged ‘CrossFit’

My Achin’ Back

Posted: January 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I got really frustrated today during weight lifting, and when I say frustrated, I mean stupid mad. I had to take a mini-break to collect myself.  You see, I’m having major lower back issues.  My deadlift isn’t where it needs to be because of this, and I’m just overall really pissed about it.

I’ve been stretching, decompressing, etc for weeks now, and it won’t let up.  The moment I deadlift more than a few times, it’s back.  I’ve been trying to build up my core, too because I have a sneaking suspicion that my stabilizer muscles aren’t all that great.

My coach has watched me carefully the last few weeks, and he told me to skip the weighted good mornings today.  I really blew it, then.  Watching everyone else around me do varying weights of something I can’t do at all left such a horrible flavor of disappointment in my mouth that I could literally taste it.

Needless to say, I should have handled the whole thing with more grace and understanding, but it was too early in the morning for that.  I walked to the restroom, sat down for a minute and talked myself out of punching a hole in the wall.  Crazy much?

Anyway, I flipped a tire 50 times and felt a little better, so I continued the work out.  Afterward, I still felt frustrated.  I attribute that to a lack of good sleep and delicious food because I’m feeling much better now after coffee and eggs.

I can smile freely at the moment, and Thursday I’m going to give it my all for squat day.  No weenie squats for this woman.  On the bright side of today, my max deadlift is now 30 lbs higher than the last CFT.  235 lbs.  I know I can do more, though.  I can feel it… as soon as my back heals.

Just so we can end on an even happier note, here’s a pic from the World Wide WOD Gym Resolution on Saturday.  We had a pretty good time for that one.  😀

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That’s me… in the pink and black skele-toes on the right.  All smiles.  I’m trying to channel some of that happiness today.

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Holly, Jolly… Jelly Belly

Posted: December 14, 2012 in CrossFit
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I think the holidays are a great time for me to lose weight.  I find myself staying in a lot more because of the cold and drinking a lot less.  My biggest problem isn’t food, though… it’s the booze + food.  Once the alcohol goes in, the good judgement about my diet goes out.  I find myself sitting at Waffle House at 3am ordering an All Star Special with chocolate chip waffles.  (GASP!)

In an effort to drop the extra poundage and help myself maintain a good weight, I’ve decided to not have any alcohol for the next few weeks.  It’s gonna be hard given all the fabulous parties I’ll be attending, but I think I can manage.  Kyle will love it because he’ll have a designated driver when I feel like going out.  Other than that, the only upside (besides health and safety) is that I might actually lose some fat.

I’ve been consistently attending WODs every single day, and on Sundays (when I’m not being lazy) I’ll go for a run.  🙂  I could use a lot more cardio (running), but my knee is still being a baby.  I’ve got knee straps coming in the mail tomorrow, though.  I gotta say that I’m SUPER pumped about them.  Also, my wrist straps should be here, too.  I don’t need those as often, but they might be able to do me so good on thrusters.

Anyhow, I’m sorry that I haven’t posted in a while.  I’ve been lazy.  I’ll have to post a video here soon of me making peanut brittle, which is my holiday specialty.  It’s not paleo, and it’s not healthy, but I’m not the one eating it.  That makes it alright… so long as I don’t taste test in the kitchen.  *sigh*

Oh, and I nominated Heather (very pregnant Heather) for some new shoes from a contest that CrossFit Women is doing today and tomorrow.  I’m hoping she wins.  She totally deserves them.  Can’t wait until Saturday for the preggie WOD.  This’ll be fun, and you can bet cho ass there are going to be some amazing pictures.

Well, time for bed… weight lifting is tomorrow morning at 6am.

Back on the wagon.

Posted: December 5, 2012 in CrossFit
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This last weekend was a blur of activity.  I ate a lot of junk food, drank a lot of beer, and basically, I felt like crap yesterday for it.  It’s always Monday that’s the hardest part of the week.  I can usually get my act together by Tuesday, but no more of this yo-yo silliness.

For the rest of December, I will make sure to keep my sh*t together and not go bonkers on the weekends.  My background check for the police department FINALLY started today, so I’m absolutely thrilled!  I might actually make it into the March academy at this rate.  I am so excited that I can barely stand it, and I know I still have to wait a few more months.  Calm down, Jessie.

Anyway, so the WOD today wasn’t that bad.  It took us forever because all of us lazily fast-walked the 200m at the end of each of the 4 rounds instead of truly running.  I mean, we were all holding kettle bells, so that made it a lot harder, but still.

100 Sit-ups buy in, then
4 rounds:
20 kb swings
8 kb thrusters
200m kb run

My time was 20:08, and that put me in 3rd place with a 30 lb kb.  I wanted to get done quickly so I could see a movie by myself at the AMC theatre.  😀  It worked. 

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There were a LOT of people in the 6pm class today, which made it super fun.  I wish we could do a team WOD soon.  I love competition.  It makes me work a lot harder knowing I can’t let my team down.  I mean, we could!  We’ve got the numbers.  😀 

Oh, I’m the one in black sitting near Charlotte in the yellow.  You can’t see me because I’m so far back there, but you get the idea.

CrossFit 5K

Posted: November 30, 2012 in CrossFit
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So it was really hard for me to go in today… like really hard.  I sat on my bed for 30 minutes waiting to find the energy to get to the box, and it never happened.  I dressed in my gym clothes all the while telling myself that I would want to once I was ready.  Really I just was like… well, I’m already dressed… I guess I should. 
When I got there, I still wasn’t feelin’ it, but after the warm up, I was more in tune with my energy levels.  The run was lonely but eye-opening.  I can totally do a 5K.  Psh…

After the run I guess we were all longing for something CrossFit-like to do.  So we hung out at the box for another hour and a half like nerds and practiced kipping.  I look like a fish outta water when I attempt to kip. 

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There’s the 6pm class all laughing at my sad attempts at kipping.  It’s okay because I blew their minds with my mad pole dancing skillz!

Anyway, my time was something like 33 minutes on the 5K.  (I took off a minute and a half for having to wait at traffic lights!  Ugh…)

On a happier, more delicious note, I made twice baked sweet potatoes today using a very slightly modified version of Juli’s recipe from PaleOMG.com.

It was frickin’ delicious!!! I ate (gasp) THREE of them today. Two for lunch and one after CrossFit.

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That woman is a genius in the kitchen…. just brilliant.

I WON! Kinda…

Posted: November 29, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Well, I came in second yesterday.  I know, I know… it’s not a competition, but I can’t help it.  I’m a competitive person, and beating almost everyone makes me feel accomplished.

WOD:  

800 M

21/15/9:  Push Press then Wall Balls

800 M

I completed the work out in 17:33, which is admittedly still very slow, but I’m getting there.  The whole running thing is where I’m a total loser.  I had to sprint the last 800 M to beat Charlotte.  YEAH!!!  That’s right, I beat my #1 competitor!  (But I’m not too thrilled because she sounded a little sick to begin with, so she’s not at 100%… and I only beat her by like 30 seconds.)

Anyways, enough about the WOD.  I’m worried about my speed.  I have to be able to run 1.5 miles in 13 minutes by March.  Although I think this’ll totally be possible, it’ll be tough.  My goal is to be able to run 1.5 miles in 11.5 minutes and still feel relatively fresh after.

… And this brings me to the WOD today… a 5K.  I’ll let you know how I do with a few pics of the carnage after.  

Oh, and guess what I made yesterday…. the Beard Beanie 2.0!  My creation last year was much less cool, so I’m happy that this one looks more lumberjack.

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Catchin up

Posted: November 27, 2012 in CrossFit
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Tonight I finished in second place out of I guess maybe 10 people.  I thought that was a pretty amazing accomplishment considering that I usually finish pretty darn close to last.  With a time of 8:48, I am proud.

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Okay, so I did 100 singles instead of double unders, which technically means I didn’t finish first, but I’m still proud of myself because there were a lot of others doing singles.  It’s not a competition, but sometimes it’s nice to know that I’m improving. 

Anyways, here’s the WOD:

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I used a 30lb kb for the mason twists, 65lb bar for the front squats and completed 100 singles at the end of each round for the 3 rounds. 
This WOD was surprisingly easy given the front squats (dislike).  I’m thinking my weight needs to go up a little.  :/

Anyways, I need a CrossFit journal, so I’ve decided to make one.  Also, I think I should write down what I’m eating so I can lose some weight.  I’m not worried about what it says on the scale, but I am eating a bunch of crap (holidays), so I need to make sure that I’m getting enough vitamins and minerals from good food before I stuff my face with pumpkin pie. 

Also, it makes me fat.  Like really fat.  *sigh*  Even with a crazy work out schedule, I can still gain a ton of weight from eating pie… because I can eat a whole pie in one sitting, probably.  (Okay, definitely…  I’ve done it before… more than once.)

Whatever… here are some random pictures that might make you smile… or shake your head.

My Halloween WOD costume (for the ladies who think CrossFit will make them manly):
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Yeah. I’m pretty hot there, I gotta say.

Also, here’s a nice one of my fiance and nephew, but before you say that’s child abuse, just know that the little guy was laughing the whole time. He’s as crazy and his Aunt and Uncle. 😉

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Well… I guess I’ll be going to bed/reading the new Stephanie Plum novel. (So much for my sleeping 8 hours a night goal.)