Monday, March 1, 2010

Who Would Have Thunk It?

"Nobody Trains to be Runner Up" is my way of motivating myself these days.

It has been a long time since this "hot
mess" has updated the blog. I've been lazy, busy, etc., etc.! Lazy and busy sounds like an oxymoron, I know. When you have a man that travels, any given day comes with it's own set of challenges. But, I am getting back on track with the posts. It keeps me accountable to know that all 2 of you that are reading :) at least can hold me to my word.

I have been at this crossfit thing for a little over 6 months. When I began, there was so much I couldn't do. I felt weak and "less than" in comparison to my crossfit buddies. But, soon my weak and "less than" feeling turned into, "look what I did today?" Who would have thought that just last week I could be doing "this" in a weeks time. In my first month I did "Cindy." That is as many rounds as possible in
20 minutes of 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 15 squats. I can't remember how many rounds I managed to squeak out. But today, 5 months later, I squeak out 12 rounds and I know that I can dead lift 165lbs for 3 rounds (21-15-9), adding in handstands. Now, I would say, that is improvement. I'm still no where near some of my crossfit buddies, but I am way ahead of where I began. That's what counts to me, now.

Last week I embarked on a new challenge. I am striving to eat "paleo" and get 27 WODS (workout of the day) done in 6 weeks. I have gotten off to a good start. I am almost "afraid" to stop, haha. I am the queen of taking a mile when given only an inch, so I have to be particularly hard on myself.

But, I am working on more than just my physical health and physical strength. I am also taking this 6 weeks to ask God to, "search me and know my ways..." to help me to get rid of those things in my life that don't bring honor to Him. I want to love God and love others extravagantly. I want to be a good steward and give honor through this life that is passing too quickly.

If you want to join me for 6 weeks, let's do this. Anything is possible! I love the words of the Crossfit gym in Del Ray, Florida, "If it ain't broke, break it!" I want to break down the old building and build a new one that is stronger in body, mind and spirit than the one in which I am beginning.

So, here's what I have done so far. I am going to post my workouts to this blog in order to stay accountable to myself. Enjoy or doesn't matter to me. JUST DO SOMETHING! "If it ain't broke, break it."

Monday, February 22, I did Murph. Run 1 mile, 100 pullups, 200 pushups, 300 squats, run 1 mile. It took me 77 minutes and 31 seconds. Not an impressive time, but I finished. :)

Tuesday, February 23, I did J.T. 21-15-9, handstand pushups, ring dips, and regular pushups. This took me 17 minutes and 10 seconds.

Wednesday, February 24, I did Annie. 50-40-30-20-10 abmat situps and double unders. It took me 46 minutes and 13
seconds. Haha!! That is an awful time, :) but it took me that long to learn how to do a freakin double under. A double under is when the rope goes under your feet twice while jumping rope. Two times under one jump is a double under. I tore my arms up on this one too. When I would miss, the rope got my arm. It looked awful but did not hurt. I am not that much of a glutten for punishment. ha!

Thursday, February 25, was a rest day....AHHHHH. All I did was 40 hollow rocks and supermans extensions.

Friday, February 26, I did 2 WODS. I started with Diane, which is 21-15-9 165lb dead lift / handstand pushup. Diane took me 15 minutes and 42 seconds. But, I felt like I had more in the tank, so I did 12 rounds of Cindy in 20 minutes. It was a modified ring Cindy, but Cindy none the less.

Saturday, February 27, I did Helen!! Helen was a doozy. It is 3 rounds of a 400 meter run, 21 kettlebell swings, and 12 pullups. I used Rx wieght for my kettlebell swings which is 55lbs. It like to killed me. I finished in 25 minutes and 29 seconds.

I rested on Sunday...a real rest...NOTHING!! haha!

Today, March 1, I did Angie...100 pull ups, 100 pushups, 100 abmat situps, and 100 squats. It took me 25 minutes and 35 seconds.

WOW that is a lot. All my posts won't be crazy long, haha!!!

I'm not training to be a runner up!! This Hot Mess will just be Hot before and crazy strong!!!

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