So much to catch up on! So lets jump in.
This January I decided to get out of my comfort zone with working out, and took a big jump. A big box jump.
Yep, I drank the Kool-Aid, and joined my local Crossfit gym. AND I LOVE IT. Seriously, the lifting and the constant variation in workouts. The people who go there. It's so fun. I hate the days that I can't get there or my rest days. I'm discovering just how strong I am, and what I'm capable of. A lot of these lifts and movements, I would have NEVER thought to start doing or try on my own in the gym. And that was my problem.
I would go to the gym (most likely the Y while Honey was in swimming lessons), and walk around, looking at equipment and machines and wonder what I should do. Am I doing this right? How should I break up my week in terms of working out/lifting? With Crossfit, there is no guessing. No questioning. I walk in, warm up and do whats on the board. Along with everyone else in the class. The only questions I have are regarding a modification for an exercise I can't do. Like a muscle up. Ugh, no thanks
I stepped so far out of my comfort zone, that I even signed up for the Crossfit Open this year! WHAT?! I certainly wasn't trying to get to regionals or the games, but next year when the Open starts again, I can look back and see exactly how far I've come. I got two weeks into the Open, pushing myself harder than I ever have (especially in a workout)..
I'm 13 weeks Wednesday (May 4th), and we know it's a girl.
So I finished all 5 weeks of the Open, giving all I had (which wasn't much considering the vomiting and exhaustion). But I finished it! And I'm still going to the gym almost 4 times a week. I'm trying REALLY hard to not gain the 60+ pounds I gained with Honey.
I do have to slow it down a little. I'm not supposed to lift any heavier than I already have been. So no PR's for me right now. And I'm not running, I'm rowing instead. I'm sure cleans and snatches will be difficult soon, thanks to a growing belly. But I'm there, I'm putting in the work, and I'm determined to make this a healthy pregnancy!
I'll be back with more. I have a review for you, courtesy of Influenster <3