I am by no means complaining, so don’t take this the wrong way, but I feel like I haven’t been to school in like a zillion years. I don’t mind the time off so much as I mind being out of a routine. I do not do well with the staying up later, sleeping longer, and feeling relaxed 24/7 part of this whole thing! With that being said- you must remind me that I feel this way next week when I am whining and wishing for another snow day.
Is anyone else a routine person? If so you MUST know what I am talking about!
After an entire weekend of eating entirely too much and drinking more than usual, I had a hard time getting up and motivated to do much. It amazes me how tired one can still feel even after sleeping for a solid 8 to 10 hours a night! Fortunately for me though, I had scheduled my second onboarding session at Crossfit. I wasn’t as nervous about today’s session as I was for Saturday’s (thank goodness) and was eager to get started.
In case you are wondering, these onboarding sessions (as I see them) are to get me familiar with all the different movements I will encounter once I take a Crossfit class and to just give me a general understanding of what Crossfit is all about. They are one-on-one sessions so I am able to ask a ton of questions and really learn correct form at my own pace.
Crossfit suggests doing at least one onboarding session before starting, and I bought 4. I think I should be all set 🙂
My session on Day 1 was all about the basics, and today, for the first time, I used an Olympic training bar!
Today’s session was as follows:
- 500 m row to warm up
- Front squat
- Back Squat
- Push Press
- Overhead Squat
- Deadlift with Olymipc bar
We started by practicing the moves with a piece of PVC pipe to help me practice the correct form. Then I did the same move using a 15lb Olympic bar. I did 5 reps of each with just the bar. After we headed over to the training bar rack and I did each of the above off the rack with the 45lb Olymipc bar and some weight added to the squats. Holy heavy and difficult!
I am ADDICTED to getting better at everything I have tried so far! I want to be a Crossfit All-star soooooo badly!
And as for the deadlifts, I never knew how technical they were!
All in all, all the moves are technical and when I focus on where my shoulders should be then my butt gets out of place, and vice versa. Slowly but surely I will get it, and I am telling ya- I can’t wait for it all to come together!
I have already scheduled my third session for Thursday after school and CAN’T WAIT to try out my first Crossfit class Saturday morning!
After Crossfit I felt super-motivated and headed to BSC for a 3.5 mile run on the treadmill. I finished it in a little over 30 minutes so I didn’t feel like I hated running indoors as much as I usually do. I will say that listening to my power song (Eminem “Till I Collapse”) three times really helped the time fly by at the end!
After a quick lunch with some friends I headed to Target and Old Navy to find myself some new workout clothes. I had to finally admit to myself that my white under-tank for working out is actually gray and needs to be replaced.
See, I am a layer-er. When ever I get dressed to run or hit the gym (or basically do anything) I always need a snug under-tank to go under my shirt. This under tank needs to be long enough to be seen below the over shirt like so:
At Target I found some cotton, dri-fit Champion tanks on sale for $9.99, so I bought one in every color they had because that is how I roll. 😉
Then I headed to Old Navy and found two fun tanks in bright spring patterns and colors. I am so going to rock these to like now.
As for tonight, I may go to the movies (if Jack can find a way to get me off the couch) and then watch a special Monday night episode of the Jersey Shore. I bet Pauly D can relate to my need for layers…
“It’s T-Shirt Tiiiiiiime!”
How was your Monday???