hard to believe it's been 12 weeks since i started crossfit. and i still absolutely love it and long for it!! i remember when i started and was absolutely scared to death. i remember the day when i was so excited to bench press using the big girl bar (as we called it). or the day i was able to do five military style push-ups (not on my knees). and today, i bench-pressed 55 pounds and deadlifted 110 pounds (almost my body weight) -- both personal records. i also did squats with weight but i can't remember how much. all were 5 reps x 4 rounds. oh...and monday, i pulled, flipped and rowed a big-ass tire and pushed a jeep. yes, i pushed my trainer's jeep. so hard! i thought i was going to die but it felt oh-so-amazing when i was done! needless to say, i'm proud of my own little accomplishments as i've pretty much always been a weakling.
i fricken love, love, love having a personal trainer, who arranges workouts specifically for me and pushes me. she pushes me so much farther than i could or would ever push myself. i actually am still trying to wean myself from her, which has proven much tougher than i anticipated.
i keep sharing updates because i hope to inspire others to keep going. and pushing. it's never too late. i want you to find that thing you love as your workout -- that thing you so love that you can't help but keep doing it!!
you CAN do it!
here's photos from...
september (5 weeks post-crossfit)
i haven't lost a pound since my 5 week point but surely i must have gained some muscle. while i could easily obsess about my weight, i try and focus on getting strong and being fit and healthy. i threw out my scale long ago and only weigh myself occasionally at the box. i also had a rough couple weeks of not doing anything in san diego and then coming home and getting sick. but no excuses!! my goal is to wear a bikini this summer -- something i haven't done since pre-kiele (about 14 or 15 years ago). i'm proud to be 41 and feel more real than i have ever felt in my entire life (that's a whole other blog post).
let's keep pushing and inspiring one another through this holiday season filled with the yummiest food, cakes and cookies. everything in moderation is my motto!! i WILL eat cookies but only in moderation. :-)
let's do this...together!!
p.s. i try to take pictures in the exact same position but it's damn hard. i guess i'm getting close enough though.