Monday, May 2, 2016

Well That Was a Bit of A Surprise (Gonna be a long one)

Hi!  Remember me?  Probably not; it's been a long time...again.

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)..

...And then

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