Sometimes life gets in the way…

and that’s okay.

The last time I made it to Crossfit was on Friday and it was a great WOD.  We worked on our clean & jerks, clean pulls and bench press.

I only recently started doing a split jerk, so I still have quite a bit of work to do to get comfortable with that position but overall the clean & jerks felt good.  I made it to 90# for the clean and jerks and used the same weight for the clean pulls (where we practice the pull for the clean but not actually do the clean).  Coach Kyle told me he’s excited to see what I can do during our testing phase in a couple weeks.  He said that I should be able to get some good numbers since it looks like the clean pull at 90# seems light for me.  I hope he’s right.  

No Crossfit for me Saturday morning, we had a lunch party to attend and no Crossfit on Sunday.

Yesterday and for the remainder of the week, there’s some life stuff that will prevent me from making it to Crossfit, so I’m super bummed about it.  I’m trying to think of a way to still make it but so far, no luck 😦  I’ll have to figure something out, I definitely don’t want to miss any classes when testing week is coming up soon. 

I’m not expecting huge gains, especially with my squat which I’m still struggling with and which I seem to always miss when it’s part of the WOD.  But I’m positive there will be small gains and I can’t wait.

I can’t believe it, but my one-year crossfit anniversary is coming up next month.  It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for an entire year!  I wish I had tracked my progress better.  Something I should probably start regardless.  Along with testing week I’ll take progress pictures so that I can compare against later on.

Back from vacation…

and I definitely need another .. more relaxing… vacation!

Disney definitely kept us running around all day and left me exhausted!  It’s a good thing we returned to a long weekend (Good Friday was a stat holiday) because I really needed to catch up on my sleep.

I managed to make it out to a Saturday morning WOD, which included a 1-mile run which I was not prepared for.  The foundation group at my box were finishing up their testing week and they definitely posted some big numbers and new PRs, which is always exciting to see.  The one mile run is part of their testing, so everyone did it but I wasn’t running for time.  I did finish the mile (actually 1.1 mile) in 9mins 42secs.  Could have been faster but there was still ice on the side walks which forced me to walk a short distance.

2 days later and my legs are still sore from the 1 mile run, just an indication that I need to start running regularly, especially if I plan on running a 1/2 marathon in mid-June.  The weather is finally warming up so I should make it out for runs on the weekend.

Eating while on vacation has been pretty horrible.  There was quite a bit of fried foods.. french fries especially.. it seems like fries were the side of choice.  Although I always brought fruit with us to snack on, there was still potato chips and muffins.. fish n chips and crab cakes.. pizza.. 

And I can feel it and see it in my body 😦

But I’m trying to get back on track today.

i think it will still be a challenge but I’ll keep working on it..  and I can’t wait to be back in the gym 4-5 times a week…

Hello from Disney world

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And only after two days under the Florida sun I’m already burnt pretty bad. Hoping the burn won’t feel so bad tomorrow.

My exercise and healthy eating have also gone on vacation.  And I can totally feel (and see) it 😦

But I won’t stress about it because I know once I’m home I’ll be back at it 110%

I’ll be back later this week!

Totally Random Tuesday..

Following My Pursuit of Happiness and Skinny Jeans and posting a totally random Tuesday:

  • Crossfit is going well.  I made it to 4 classes last week and will aim for 4 classes this week.  I’m finally starting to feel more comfortable with snatches and clean&jerks.  Power snatches are definitely easier for me, I struggle with the squat snatch and getting underneath the bar.  I know that it’s the fear of not being able to keep the weight above my head.  We’ve also had a couple WODs that included Sott Presses.  Definitely challenging for me.  Last week I was able to do Sott presses with an empty bar but today even that was a struggle so I used a training bar with a couple 5lb plates (25lbs).
  • Work has still been kicking my butt.  Still can’t see an end in sight at this point, but it’s definitely making the days fly by.  I still haven’t made a decision on the job opening.  Unfortunately I won’t be able to make a decision until the last week of April.
  • I’m heading to Disney World this Saturday for 6 days, actually 4 full days and 2 partial days (due to travel).  So I’ve also been busy with planning the trip.  I’m definitely looking forward to the trip but also know that it’s going to be a fun filled trip, and I will most likely need some much needed rest following this vacation.

I’m still struggling with eating better but I don’t want to worry about that too much.  It’s something I’ll focus on once I’m back from Disney.  My box started the Whole 30 for the month of April and as much as I wanted to participate I decided to delay my start until April 20th.  Looking forward to eating better and feeling better.