I wanted to catch you up all in one post. I’ve been out of touch a bit for a good reason. My husband and I bought a second home right outside of Jackson Hole, WY! It’s brand new I was recently there for three weeks moving in and getting it settled. That is why I didn’t complete the 2019 CrossFit Open and why I haven’t posted on Instagram or here lately.
Two words – 6 inches. What? Yes, 6 inches above the athlete’s head is where the bar has to be for the “jumping chest-to-bars”. Let’s just say I didn’t do as well as other ladies in my category. I came in 2600th.
Ugh! Just when I was getting more fit and stronger, the flu got me. 🤧 Ugh! Two weeks in bed (Ok, I went out for my birthday👑) got me so weak. My goal was to compete in the CrossFit Open competition. I got sick the day 19.1 was announced so I missed that one and 19.2. My goal was to do all five workouts all prescribed so I could get a rank this year and improve next year. 😔
Well, truth be told I have never liked meat of any kind. Forget about bison, alligator, ostrich, or kangaroo. I’ve never really liked steak. I’d order it well done because the pink inside grossed me out.
Like I said in an earlier post, you need measurable goals to monitor your progress and get shit done. You cannot met or exceed your goals if you don’t write them down! You must have short-term goals so you can meet your long-term goals.
As of today, January 17, 2019, I have a new site. It is now possible for readers like you to make comments and/or ask questions! Feedback!! Yes!!! Don’t be shy, but definitely be nice, please. I’m fragile.
Are you competitive? I am. (just a fact.) Someone told me about this free app, Strength Level, and I love it. With this app you input your age, weight, gender and then put in your max weights on seven different movements.
As I try to get more fit and stronger, I put forth a lot of effort. As you know, I’m coming from basically a zero fitness level just seven months ago. While I have been able to develop more muscle, the ligaments can be stressed more easily as a beginner. Muscles and ligaments are like “Hello! What are you doing to me?”
This cannot be done on a calorie-restricted diet. It just can’t. Prior to doing CrossFit, I could get away with a latte for breakfast before playing tennis or going for a run. Once I started CrossFit, I needed more.
Our awesome coaches warm up the athletes before the workout differently each time. When I walked into class one, this smelled decidedly different and I didn’t like it. There was a large heap of bright green singlets sitting on the floor along with some orange cones AND A BALL. Uh Oh.
“Doubles-under” is a signature Crossfit move, a jump rope technique where you sweep the rope twice through but only jumping once. It’s very difficult because you need to jump high and straight, along with keeping the right rhythm.
Before the first day at Crossfit, I’d like to pause to talk about the face we women put on for the world. I can only speak for myself, or course, but the face I put forward to the world always has makeup on and side-swiped bangs.
#16 — Well, I have wrinkled skin anyway and other good excuses
So, fast forward to February 2018, almost three years to the day that I had been totally inactive. No tennis, no running, no exercise. I didn’t even walk my dog. My body looks flabby, soft, and even lumpy. My super original excuses for not working out included: