|Running, running, running.......|
Last week I was so upset with myself...I didn't even take the time to celebrate my successes:
1. For the first time since starting Geaux Crossfit, when everyone ran their 2 warm up laps around the building, I was able to keep up with the group! Normally it would be everyone else.......and then me about a 1/2 lap behind. It sounds like such a little thing but I seriously almost started blubbering like a fool.
2. I went down a band during pull ups! When I started, I couldn't do a pull up at all - i did "jumping" pull ups. A few weeks ago I went from that to using a red band (the largest) and a green band (the second largest). Earlier this week, Amber pointed out that it looked like pull ups were coming a little too easy for me so I tried doing it with the red band and the purple band (the third largest) and I could do it!! (barely). I do not think that it was a coincidence that on the very next day, the WOD just happened to end with 32 pull ups....haha...thanks Amber!
3. Today I did a girl push up for the first time! I usually go all the way to the floor and then use my arms to go back up...but this time I was able to do a complete push up (from my knees). I know I still have a long way to go but I left the WOD this morning feeling strong!!
This week has been great - I feel strong...and I am talking core strong...and I feel focused and healthy. I think my mindset is beginning to shift from focusing on weight loss to focusing on getting stronger and stronger. Did I mention that today we had to do Dead lift- heavy set of 5. I did 5 reps at 205 pounds!!