Monday, April 9, 2012

Nothing what so ever to do with CrossFit

I have met 2 of these dogs in the last month.

I really want one.  I even have a name for it if it is a boy- Perseus.  I will call him Persy for short.
Rich says no because he will become this:

Just in case you are wondering, that is 135lbs of dog.  For some reason, Rich thinks my dog should not out weigh me by 20lbs.  BUT he is pure love and helpful, just look!

I think I have a much better chance getting the super expensive yet much smaller viking dog.

Look at how fierce he is:

Friday, April 6, 2012

Just keep trying.

The other day I over heard one of CFD's peeps saying: "I have just decided to give up on ever getting a pull-up."  She was not talking to me but I jumped into the conversation anyway.  I asked her if she had an injury.  The answer - no.  It was just not happening.  I told her that it took me a very long time to get a pull-up and a lot of work but I can do them now.  So, do not give up.

CrossFit is like a lot of things in life, it takes a great deal of work and dedication to get better.  I would love to be one of those people that it comes naturally to, but I am not.  I honestly do not think that anyone is.  Those girls that you see coming into the gym and getting a muscle-up with in a few months of starting... gymnasts.  What does that mean?  It means that they have been working on it their entire life.

When someone says "It just comes naturally to them" they are dismissing the fact that they have been working on that since they were 3 years old.  It is hard work but it is worth it.  That feeling of accomplishment you get when you do something you thought would never happen is amazing.

The other night one of my boot campers dead lifted 400 lbs.  His form was beautiful.  His face showed me that he did not think that was ever going to happen.  But it did.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Now what?

Every now and again it is a good idea to mix things up a little.  Today is one of those days.  The boys and I have agreed to try something new.  I am not going to lie, Wendler has been good for me.  All my Olympic lifts went up and my body fat has dropped.  I now weigh in at a whopping 117 lbs.  If you are not keeping track, I have dropped 21 lbs in the last year and a half.  

The first and biggest drop in my weight / fat came with diet.  The 4 hour body worked well for me but you have to find something that works well for you.  That being said, my gains (or drops as the case may be) petered out after a while.  I stayed in the same place for a while.  I only started to make progress again when I started working out with Tripp and Jack.  I am sure Wendler had something to do with it but I think it was more about the boys that I work out with.  They hold me accountable and push me to do more.  

I think I am actually okay with my body right now.  It is a strange place to be.  I have spent so much of my life hating my body.  I am not saying I love the way I look.  I doubt I will ever be one of those girls.  I am okay with it now, though.  I no longer cringe when I see a camera aimed at me.  So now what?.... Muscle up