Working Out

I did CrossFit this morning.  Sometimes it’s tough going back, even if you’ve only been off for a few days.  I was sick with a gnarly cold, and took about a week and a half off.  I went back once or twice last week, and am trying to hit it harder this week.

We did deadlifts for strength, then a circuit of running, box jumps, and wallballs.  I hate all three of those.  Oh, the hate is strong.  I actually did less on all of them.  I was careful about how many I was doing, as I didn’t want to cheat myself.  However, I still finished dead last.  I think if I would have used a lighter wallball and a lower box, I would have been faster.  But I was trying my hardest.

gym

This was my board to track my deadlifts.  We were doing a 5×5… or basically, five deadlifts, then rest for two minutes, then another set of five, increasing in weight with each set.  I’m pretty happy with the results, but I know I have the potential for much more.  My one-rep max WAS 200 lbs., but then I basically took the entire summer off (last year) to go bike riding whenever I could.  I lost a LOT of strength.  I was also eating low-calorie and low-fat, something that doesn’t make me feel very good.

I’m also a bit competitive, although not too much.  There’s another gal in my gym who used to lift much less than me… we lifted the same amount in our deadlifts today.  Great for her!  But it made me take note.  I want to do more! Ha!

I’ve eaten well today, for breakfast and lunch.  Dinner will be fish tacos (lettuce “shells” for me), so that should be fine.  I won’t drink wine tonight.  I won’t!!  I’m trying to only have alcohol on weekends.  I understand that alcohol is where I get most of my fat, so I’m trying to show some restraint.

Side note:  We’re getting a kitten tonight after work!  I’m very excited, but nervous about my 14-year-old cat, who may not tolerate this well at all.  We’ll see.

Published by aimee

It all started with my friend, Christine. She called me a Viking. It's because I like endurance sports as well as lifting heavy things. Plus, my heritage includes Norwegians... It struck a chord somewhere deep down. I suddenly liked the idea of not having to be a small, slender person. I could be strong and thick. I could have mass. I don't want to be overweight or obese, mind you. I just don't like trying to be a waif when that is very likely unattainable to me. I have muscle (under this fat). I like being strong. So this is my journey of becoming more fit and liking the fact that I will never, NEVER weigh 120 pounds.

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