Thursday, April 24, 2014

Where have I Been???

Honestly, no where, really, other than the gym 5x / week, and watching a ridiculous amount of Texas Rangers Baseball (Hooray for both!!!)

I'm not necessarily making great strides as I was a few months ago, but I haven't been tracking as well as I should be either.

***Note to self - start using the app you paid for to track your Crossfit efforts... Heck, even write it down in a note.  Just track it.

Things I can say that I have improved on:

  • Upping my weights on lifts, cleans, jerks, snatches, etc. 
  • Up to 16 inches on the jumps full wod, but still not on the box. The box is like kryptonite!  My coach says I'll hit 20 in. by the end of the summer... well he says I can hit it now, but I set the "end of summer" goal. ;) 
  • Push ups - still using my knees for full wod, but I'm cleaner and faster
  • Burpees - pulling my feet in together instead of jumping them up apart on a more consistent basis
  • Jump Rope - I'm faster with higher reps before tripping, definitely more confident. Now working on jumping higher to get my DUs going, vs just doing one at a time (softer landing) 
  • Distance I run
  • Endurance

Things I still want to improve on:

  • Distance I run
  • Speed - running and AMRAPs for a WOD - be more of the middle of the pack than the end of it... 
  • Get to where I encourage more, instead of being the one receiving the encouragement - b/c most of the members are already done and I'm pulling up the caboose. 
  • Get to the Green band pull ups
  • Consistent DUs
  • Get on the damn box. 
There's more, but that's what I have in the immediate future.  I like the training, I like the strength training, I don't like the running or burpees, or frog jumps (or whatever those things were, but I suck at jumping).

I'm noticing new and more defined muscles, but a little concerned with the shoulder / neck muscles that I've started to notice. I just don't want to look like a thick necked body builder. I'd prefer "svelte" (is that even a word anymore?) Excited for the tone in my biceps, looking forward to seeing more of my triceps, and good grief, can I just go ahead and get rid of the belly jelly already? I think that's the hardest thing to work on, but I know my core is getting stronger. Everything is.

I'm stuck at the the same weight plateau, and can't seem to buy myself out of the 170s. it's maddening. But there's no way I'm going to set myself up for eliminating a food group (dairy, wheat, grains, etc.), too many weddings and festivals coming up / going on.  So I'll focus on cutting out as much processed as possible, and prepare for my next 24 day challenge in June.  I need to be more prepared than I was for the last one. I got results, but they weren't what I wanted. Nowhere near it. 

So here's to achieving goals, breaking a plateau, the good times ahead, and hopefully a good tan. 

I'm ready for the sun. 


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