Things are continuing to go really well on my new “loads of food diet”. (that’s what I’ve decided on calling it) I took my weight on Saturday and gained 1 lb but lost 2% of body fat!!!! I was so excited. You know what that means boys and girls?!?!? That I have in total, so far I have lost 2.9 lbs of fat and have gained 1.9 lbs of muscle!!! Woooo freakin hoooo! Never thought I would be happy about seeing a higher number on the scale but I am really hoping to lose about 2-3 more percent of fat and gain about 4 more lbs of muscle. (For those of you who wonder about how I am eating loads of food and loosing fat please refer to my last post.)
In other news, I am doing my first little competition this weekend. Its a team WOD and we have 4 ladies that make up our little team called “3 squats and a snatch”. I’m excited but kinda bummed because I have been having a lot of wrist pain. It hurts when its bent back and has any weight on it. So basically any load bearing exercise bites right now!! No bueno. I have been stretching, rolling out my forearms really good, heat and ice, fish oil….does anyone out there have any other ideas???
So to the point…What I really wanted to write about today is competition within the gym. I have been kinda sad lately because a lot of the members are getting really down on themselves for not being able to do what other people are doing in their workouts. Let me just tell everyone of my first crossfit experience (as embarrassing as it may be)…I was doing the baseline workout. Not the hardest WOD in crossfit by FAR. you do a 500M row, 40 Squats, 30 sit ups, 20 pushups and 10 pull ups. I completed my row and did a few squats and that was it. I was outside sitting my rear end on the curb. I was dizzy, I felt weak, I was just trying not to throw up in front of my trainer. It took me about 17 minutes to do baseline that day. Now, I can do it in like 5 minutes. The point being, everyone sucks at first!! Everyone has to start somewhere. Don’t be so hard on yourself. I still have things that I have to work hard on every day and I have been doing CF for 4 years. If you are walking into a gym for the first time expecting to be the best, you are going to be humbled very quickly. A box is a humbling place for everyone. So go in, do your workout, don’t compare times, don’t focus on the people who are doing the heavy stuff, or the crazy gymnastic stuff. Go in to have a good time. Go in to make YOURSELF better. Be proud of every little thing you accomplish. A hole in your spirit can be dug very quickly if all you do is measure yourself against other people. If you only did 1/2 a workout, be proud of that. But strive to do a little better the next time. You will get better each time, I promise! So keep your head up, set some personal goals and for goodness sake, pat yourself on the freakin’ back already! You are doing crossfit!!