Hello, Mr(s). Goodbody….

Ok…well not yet, but I am making way back. How might you ask? I made my way back to CrossFit today. I can type this now because DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) hasn’t set in yet.  This is what I would like to get back …

 MUSCLES!  Life happened and got in the way, but in fighting to get back.  Funny thing is, never really saw myself like this…until I didn’t seem myself like this anymore! You know….?

Today was the perfect day to go back and say “Hi” to some old gym buddies…

 My friend (and former WOD and competition buddy) Katelyn sent me the WOD last night.  When I say former, it’s on my end because she is absolutely kicking a** in CF and in comps!!  She works out at another gym and I miss seeing and WODing with her, so I went to her gym.  I won’t lie…I missed being in the gym!  But I was nervous because I haven’t been in a box since September 2015.  

The WOD didn’t seem to bad-

The Other Total was a 1 RM (maximum weight of a skill one time) of:

  • Squat clean
  • Bench press
  • OHS (overhead squat)

The Metcon was optional today…which for me, was great! I didn’t know how I’d feel/survive after the 1 RM exercises.  

How’d I do?

  • Squat clean – 95#
  • Bench press- 95#
  • OHS – 65#

I’d say I’m just successful for just showing up!! 😂. But seriously…I was proud of myself for at least remembering what I was doing and for having the courage to be there.  I evoked the spirit of my girl, Wonder Woman….

 #boom #likemyGIRL #WW

(thanks Liz for the picture!!)

OPERATION NO FLUFF in full effect!!! 

 Source: Pinterest

Have you done something recently you haven’t done in a while? Talk to me….

  

You SPIN me ’round

To quote the Dead or Alive song (you know you sang it’s!!!!), I did something this weekend that I haven’t done in a LOOOOOONG time.  SPIN CLASS!  The last time I took a spin class (or spun 😂), I was preggo with Aidan. He’s 8, by the way…. Since going back to the gym, I decided to take full advantage of the classes I like.  I’m not a “woo hoo” kinda gal that takes Zumba and classes like that. (Although I did take Reebok Step Aerobics back in the day😝).  I felt weird in group classes…like I’m not supposed to be    there.  When I discovered spinning about 15 years ago, my “fear” of group classes went away.  I had so much fun!!

I was excited to see LA Fitness had Spin on the schedule, so let’s do it!! My last gym you had to get there INSANELY early to get a “number” and get a spot to get a good bike.  It was torture…but an expected torture if you wanted to spin.  I expected the same at this gym, but not the case.  Therefore I was there 35 minutes ahead of the class!  What do I do now? Treadmill!!  I squeaked in a quick 2 miles before the class. 

9:10: Time for class!  

 This room was HUGE!!  

 There must have been 50 bikes!!  The class was small…only about 10 folks where there.  The instructor was great…she had great music…and I remembered why I enjoyed spinning again!! 

 A quick selfie during a sprint….!

Julian finished his basketball workout (our gym has a full court) and he joined me for a little bit. 

 He turned too quickly!! 

I burned 500 calories!! Can you believe it??  It was great…and my butt is sore! 😂😂

I’ll be back….

Is there any exercise/activity that you haven’t done in a while that you miss and want to do again??

Oh no I didn’t….!

Today I had to say goodbye to my beloved CrossFit box, CrossFit UFPC.  Why??? My kiddos schedule just doesn’t allow me to get to the 5:30 class, 3-4 times a week like I used to.  Julian has pre-season/off season basketball skills training 2 days per week and strength training 1-2 days a week.  Aidan just started back with Cub Scouts once a week.  This leaves me…empty handed! 😂. No…seriously…I can get in a little bit before pick up and that’s the reality.  Like today… 

 Then…a bright star, in the shape of a great idea, showed up!!  I have a LA Fitness less than 5 minutes from my house!!!  Now…I’m not going to lie…I felt all sad and embarrassed that I had to join a “gym” to get my workouts on!! I’ve been doing CF for    almost 6 years and sometimes the CF culture doesn’t embrace the “globo gyms” culture (or at least that’s what it seemed to me). How was I back at a “regular” gym after doing CF for so long?? #snob. I need the strength training..so, I jumped ship and landed at a petty cool place. 

Julian can play ball while I workout…and he’s all too happy about that!  

 I snapped him playing a pick up game with some high school players.   #basketballHEAVEN

 My view from the mat…

I figured I’ve done enough CF to do it on my own.  I can go back and repeat some old WODs or find new ones on Pinterest.  Interested?  Take a look at my Pinterest board.  

Today’s WOD, you ask? 

 50 pounds for squats ( I did back squats) and 30 pounds for the KB swings.  WOD completed in 7:28.  I lay here tying the post and my legs are SORE!!!  Not bad for a Monday …

I’ll keep you posted of all the fun things I get to do at the gym.  Trust me…there is MUCH more!!  I hope to drop in and do some CF sometime 

How was your Monday?

Don’t forget those prayers for tomorrow at noon! #runDISNEY