What a difference 10 lbs makes, also a shift in body fat not just weight.
If you have been following me for a bit, you know that I have blogged (ranted) about gaining some weight back. I have also picked up momentum to change and then slowed down a few times in the past few months. We are all just human right? Sometimes we are winning... and sometimes we lose, I like to acknowledge that I have been successful in treading water. My chin is forever up, I will not fail at this. It as after all, (wait for it..big impactful phrase ahead) continuous improvement. That my friends is all we should ever strive for.
Since I am cross fitting and finding my paleo/primal grove-spot, I would like to start chronicling the changes made. As any good adventurer would!! We have to know what works and what doesn't right?
Speaking of Crossfit. Holyballs batman. These workouts KILL me, and we are just in the learning phase. These are scaled. BBWWAAA. I am telling you, you don't know how un-fit you are until you get out there. You can look all buff and sauve in the gym throwing some iron around. I got good form, I know my stuff, cept, don't watch me do a bent over fly, I get elvis lip, it is not sexy. You can find a cute matchy outfit and go for a run. sure. Why don't you try marching into a box. Shoot, I'm normally good to finish by the time the warm up and functional moves are done. Let me pop my collar and walk on out of here. No, then it is time for the actual WOD (work out of the day). Now, mind you I finished mine this morning...LAST (spit... get it.. makes me so mad I can spit) and I finished it in 7:40 seconds. Let me tell you what it was, sprint 100m and then do 10 squat thrusts
got this here: http://www.crossfitsws.com/page/22/
yea, well I only had the bar... envious, I know. No rest through the run or the thrusts, and you do this 5x. First off, I rarely ever sweat. It has to be hot has double hockey sticks for me to actually perspire. I have made it through spin classes with little to no sweat. Today, bout 3 rounds in, I was drenched. It was running down my face. By that last round I wanted to die. Everything I had burned and was soaked. I was squat thrusting numb. I wasn't sure what body parts were doing what they should, until coach Amber no repped me. Yea... I said it with a pouty face. I hate to lose folks. A no rep is like a zonk behind door #2 when there is a car to be had. Now I had to do one more. Insert every explicit, but I finished. Red faced, heart racing, numblimbed, hawt sweaty mess. What the what man. Jeez. The thing about crossfit, is I can not do half of it. It just proves that we half ass all things fitness. I don't care if crossfit has become mainstream, people say it's a fad, they warn you about form and getting hurt. We get injured because we don't even know what real life functional movements are. Any body can do a bicep curl, but can you do a pull up? Hell, I can't even get myself out of a swimming pool. If there isn't a ladder I look like a gimpy walrus missing a flipper trying to beach myself cause I can't go on living. Yes folks, it is that kind of ugly.
I'm training for the zombie apocalypse here, I am going to survive. I love Crossfit because it ignites my inner drive to succeed. I didn't get to be an athlete when I was growing up, but by golly, watch me now. I am serious. This has flipped that switch that has been dormant since last year. I will be in the best shape EVER in my life by Christmas. It is my present to myself. On New Years, I won't need any resolutions. - love Miranda