Hey there, Hi.
I've been absent for about a week here, so really wanted to get back on track with updating, mind dumping, etc before I got too far away from doing it...
The last couple of weeks, gym-wise, have been good, great and not-so-great. The strength elements have been exciting and "fun", and I've hit a good number of PRs. 2 of those were during a dedicated CFT day (Crossfit Total), where we work up to our 1 rep max weight on 3 elements: Backsquat, Shoulder (Strict) Press, and Deadlift.
Deadlift: 175#s, THEN 4 days later, 215#s! It's my first time to do anything over 200 lbs!
Backsquat: 157#s, THEN the following week, 185#s!
Push Press 115#s
Bench Press 115#s
These are all really proud moments.
What's suffering now (and will always be something I struggle against), is my endurance. My WOD times are slipping, in general, & it's super frustrating.I want to feel like I'm making strides there, & I'm just not...
AND I strained my back a little bit trying to be a badass... and the badass kicked me square in the back. well, lower back, but still... it's been bothered since doing the deadlifts and backsquats.
AND my toe is still not 100%, so I'm modifying my movements there, too...
If all this keeps up, I'm not going to be able to do much of anything. I"m just frustrated. I want all the things to be improving and instead I end up hurting myself, which will keep me from improving much more for a little bit.
I want to get faster, more than anything, I just want to feel like my times and my efforts are improving, not just getting stronger.
I want to SEE the tone in my body... not just went I'm brushing my hair, but when I'm wearing tank tops and cute summer dresses... I want my gut not to hang over my jeans.. I want to be able to feel confident and actually look good in a WOD pic.. b/c so far every single one of them makes me just cringe.