Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretence. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.
May 1st, 2012
Here I am, (the one in Pink), “helping” push the dog sled (315#) during our Grand Opening. SO MUCH FUN!!! At this point I had just gotten my first pull ups band free. The feeling of your chin going over the bar for the first time, sans a band, is similar to fitting into your skinny jeans for the first time after child birth. I feel SO GREAT.
When I first started this blog, I did it to keep myself accountable. Then I didn’t need it anymore. CrossFit has quickly become a part of my life, well almost my whole life :-) What I failed to recognize is that some friends and family needed me to keep this blog going for THEIR accountability. So for that, I’m so sorry! I will do a better job to keep everyone up to date on here:-)
We chose to move from LA to Lompoc (Lompton,The Poc) and open our CrossFit gym. Here is Taylor putting together the “Cat Sled.” I quit my 50+ hour a week Beverly Hills job, packed our shit, and we bounced, within 2 weeks. I drove a HUGE U-Haul by myself as we needed two, all the way down the sunny central coast. I was sad to leave, but relieved. I had a daughter to raise her, not pay someone else to do it for me. It was the best decision we have ever made. Our daughter is playing in the dirt, KILLING her workbooks(she is so smart!) sees BOTH her parents all the time as well as her grandparents, aunties/uncles. I am so thankful we had the opportunity to start over. Anyways…When we opened I had been officially, and in my opinion, half-ass CrossFitting for 5 months. It is such a different ball game when you have a team WODing with you, cheering you on, well yelling at you. Anyways, it became very clear that I needed to get my Level 1 to help Darren out as the demand for CrossFit was HUGE in Lompoc. Although I am not 100% on all of my movements(who is) and although I do not Rx everything, I was blessed, or cursed(depending on the day how I choose to see it) with noticing every detail. I attribute this to my dance and management background. What I am working on now is communicating all that I see to each member. Also learning who needs/likes “delicate” coaching, and who needs/likes aggressive coaching. I can tell you that coaching is a lot easier then doing:-) These WOD’s kick my ASS!!!
I did 5-5-5-5-5 starting with 65# and ending up going to 100#’s. I tried 105 but couldn’t complete it. Scared of the weight and dropped it before I could lock out. Pretty exciting getting so much Stronger though in such a short period of time!!
I need more nights like these!!! Oh yeah, and CrossFit is going well too!
Sadly I have not stayed consistent with my blogging about CrossFit, BUT thankfully I have stayed consistent with my workouts! 3 days on, 1 day off for the past 3 months(almost). I made the mistake of weighing myself yesterday and discovered I have gained about 5lbs. After some serious thought and naked mirror time I did 2 things. 1) I vowed to never ever weigh myself again and 2) that I look great, stronger, healthier…
So I have 10 days left. I definitely won’t stop crossFitting after the 90 days. I have worked SO HARD to get past the beginner stage. I’m more flexible, I actually have muscle, and workouts that really intimidate me and have me feeling like a loser are getting fewer and farther. Yay! Whomever said it takes 28 days to create/break a habit was definitely speaking for themselves. It’s all relative. For me, it took 60 ish days. So to friends and family who read this blog, just have faith that you will get “addicted” to your workouts and you will start wanting them/looking forward to them.
Yesterday I completed 7 clean rounds during a 20 minute timed WOD of : (and by “clean” I mean I could do full range of motion every time, all 7 rounds, shoulders back, etc).
3 thrusters 55#
6 hang squat clean 55#
9 deadlifts 55#
It felt good to focus on form, but I could have used more weight. Next time…
CrossFit while PMS-ing can suck:( especially when the workout is all the things you struggle at.
Hang squat clean
Max box jump
Weighted pull ups
Pretty much I almost died or cried…not really sure which one. Off for some foods and definitely a drink. Curtis at the Inferno rocks.
I need to do a WOD tonight. Badly. Its been 2 days now. Way too much energy being placed on packing. It is pretty amazing how once I established that I work out 3 days on, 1 day off, how anxious I feel when I miss a workout. The periods in my life that I didn’t work out for weeks/months at a time feel long gone. I am so so thankful for that.
Still can’t do a fucking pull up…
For T and her Bestie to decorate. Got side tracked from packing. No effect in the world can make that process cute. So excited to see my girl! I haven’t seen her since Saturday!