My body is one big ball of sore. Kipping for a whole WOD has done my forearms and shoulders dirty. 100 squats, 50 box jumps, and 800m of rowing has bamboozled my thighs and butt. At least I will be sleeping like a little baby tonight.
I love it when I can actually make it to CrossFit 310 for class (even if I’m a little late - I know Kris hates tardiness but he is aware of my tragic traffic issue), and I always put my all when i go. But it also makes me sad because most people that go now, get to go often, and are building up quickly. That WAS me. I can’t help but get a little upset and angry that I can’t make it in as often.
When I can’t make it to class, I will do WOD’s on my own sometimes, but it’s not even close to being the same as being there, with everyone else and getting pushed by Kris. And now there are so many people I don’t know and don’t know me because I’m not there very often. So many new faces.
I was able to leave work a little early but since traffic always tries to ruin my life I was still a little late to cf so I did a quick warm up on my own to catch up and jump into the WOD.
4 rounds (in teams but each do own work)
1:00 of rowing
Double Unders (as many unbroken per round)
Pull Ups (as many unbroken as you can per round)
Round 1: 264m/8/3 kips
Round 2: 245m/7/4 green band
Round 3: 248m/5/3 green band
Round 4: 249m/5/3 kips
I’m not too thrilled with how I did. I think I did decent on rowing, but double unders….I swear I have lost my groove with that. I’ve PR’ed at 24 and have not gotten to that since. It could be lack of practice (I miss going to cf on a set schedule - damn you traffic). I mean look! I’m stumbling at 5-8 double unders, horrible. I’m glad I was able to at least kip for 2 of the 4 rounds. But alas I am still stuck at 3 in a row. Another thing I wish I could practice regularly. I have a pull up bar at home but I don’t really have the room to do a full swing, might break a shelf or two.
Hey, I just saw your comment on my question to thefameofhealth about Larabars - great idea about splitting them in half! I didn't even think of that. I do usually limit my intake of them because I try to keep my sugars/carbs on the lower side (fat loss is my main goal right now), but they're just so darn convenient. LOL. Thanks for your advice :)
Yeah no worries! They definitely travel well which makes them uber convenient, but so are a baggie of grapes, sliced apples, freeze-dried fruits (I know Whole Foods has a big selection of these). But yes, I would just split them in half at times, like one for day time snack and other half for post-WOD perhaps :)
So I've been working out a lot more than I have in the past about 4 times a week, give or take (because of work) and I noticed that occasionally after some work outs I feel terrible. Completely out of it and wobbly, not good! It eventually goes away. I'm eating great, drinking TONS of water, doing cool downs after cardio, stretching. I have friends who have felt that same feeling.
Any advice or know what it is?
Hiii!! So sorry for the delay, I’ve been mostly checking Tumbr from my phone and the app doesn’t show me messages!
Well, it IS possible to drink too much water at times and it can actually drag you down. Also, even some foods may be healthy but still not provide much “fuel/energy”, sort of TOO light in a sense if that makes sense. Post workout food is also important, you want to feed your muscles good protein and whatnot I hope that helps!
Hello fellow Fitblrs, please go on and follow Healthy Fit Babe, beyond her starting on a hard journey, she is also one of my very best friends who I have known since 6th grade (1996 - yes I’m showing my age here!). She is not only going through a weight loss journey but also battling a battle that makes it all that much harder. Your support, like you have shown me in the past, I know would mean a whole lot to her.
I don't know how you'll take this but I still thought that you'd probably want to know about this
Someone has used your progress photos in a thinspo post. While this particular one doesn't have it, other ones have quotes that encourage girls not to eat.
I know you'd be disheartened by the fact that all of your hard work and hearty healthy paleo eating is being distorted in such a way! They've also, of note, put their own watermark on your picture.
I thought I'd let you know about this at the very least. I love your blog and it saddens me to know that people are so epically abusing your willingness to share your life with other people
Thank you, I really appreciate this. I’ve sent her a message to take down any progress photos of mine she has up because I do not support “thinspo” and that I don’t appreciate her watermarking my images. Thanks again hun!
Makes me happy to see that more and more regular grocery stores like Albertsons, Ralphs, Vons, and now even Target, are carrying more and more healthier products such as Cage Free Eggs, Grass-Fed meat, Free Range Chicken, wild fish, etc. Slowly but surely, the mainstream world is realizing what is really right for our bodies. Yay!