Hey everyone! How’s your day been so far? Mine has been SUNNY. It’s 75 degrees and absolutely beautiful here – and of course I’m stuck inside doing work. Typical.
Today I figured I would give you a little update on my training and the awesome GAINS I’ve made. Lately I’m all about embracing progress, gains both big and small.
Small steps lead to big ones, and that’s what I tell myself every day. If I can lift with better form than I did yesterday, or lift five pounds heavier than I did last week, I’ve made notable progress. Over time, this adds up to PR’s that surprise you.
- 75# snatch
- Kipping AND butterfly pull-up (thanks to awesome coaching by Mani)
- 100# squat clean
- 150# back squat
- FINALLY able to do hand stands away from the wall — free standing for 5-10 seconds at a time
Maybe one day I can rock THIS awesome move by Scott:
One day. Eventually.
Shout-out to an awesome coaching team that celebrates these little victories with me. Forreal. They can all lift exponentially more than I do, and are way more proficient in their movements, but know what it’s like to get a PR, especially in the beginning. Five pounds more than last time? Ten pounds? Twenty-five? I’ll take it!
I did regular training sessions last week (one a day, following Outlaw), and this week I’m taking a slightly different approach. Monday and Tuesday I split my workout in two: Strength portion of Outlaw in the morning, and the regular CrossFit 315 WOD in the evening.
It was BRUTAL and my body was definitely shocked. So I took Wednesday off. I got good rest, hydration, and nutrients, and am feeling awesome today. Waking up to sunshine really does amazing things for your day!
I already did a strength workout earlier today (short, did a warmup and then snatch off blocks, push presses, and weighed GHD sit-ups) and practiced my handstands because they’re too fun Everything is better upside-down.
How did you Sweat Dirty today?
What’s it like in your neck of the woods?
Do you like your coffee sweet or black?