I got a 42.5kg OHS!
Exciting because before today I’d never got over 40 above my head. My CrossFit coaches are wonderful and I will love them forever.
I loaded the bar wrong and instead of doing 5x3 @ 35kg c&j’s, I did 40kg!
This is exciting because before today, 40 was my absolute 1RM (my third lift for the comp this weekend).
Turns out most of my inability comes from mental games and by tricking myself into things, I’m capable of much more.
I got B to film my clean and jerk. The length of my limbs is comical and I’ve come to realise I’ll never be ~great~ at the sport because of it. Won’t stop me from trying.
Also, when I’m doing the lift it feels a lot better than it looks. This is something to work on.
Ridiculous ~health~ thoughts I’m trying to fix feat. feelings of inadequacy, fear of failure, and conflicting messages.
You are not obliged to read this.
Reasons my week was awesome and I should stop feeling like my life is sub-par;
*I shattered my phone in Africa so the photos taken with my back camera are blurry a. f. #deal
Fern will be home soon and I am excited.
Living with your best friend is an exciting thing because it means even when you’re eating dinner or doing assignments you’re doing it with lovely company. If she isn’t doing anything tonight (bitch better not be) I’m going to force her face into a facemask and make her cups of tea and maybe supply tim tams and we’re going to do our assignments together and if that doesn’t sound like the best night you’re wrong.
TODAY I DID THE THINGS AND IT WAS AWESOME
10KG BACK SQUAT PR!
Might have perhaps had another 2.5 in me but there was an impatient PT waiting for le rack. Full of excitement though! 1.23x body weight aw yeah.
I remember when body weight was the ultimate unachievable goal, and now I’m shooting for 1.5x! :’)
5KG DEADLIFT PR
Next month I’m 10/10 going for 100kg. SO FULL OF STRENGTH AW YEAH! Very excited because I haven’t done a single deadlift in about 3 months. We don’t do them at weightlifting so I was expecting a dramatic drop here. I guess those shrugs, pulls, RDL’s, and core work really make a difference.
I went to a new salon and they gave me FREE CHAMPAGNE and a martini glass full of MNM’s! BEST. HAIRDRESSER. EVER.
New navy tights, white headband, thanks to the lovely Fern and her generous birthday gift voucher.
TODAY HAS BEEN A GOOD DAY.
Coach is giving me my personalized program tonight so I’m both extremely pleased and very nervous!
I’m incapable of upper body motion though (thanks, muscle soreness), and my grip strength is suffering from these damn rips so that will be interesting.
Fingers crossed tonight involves no overhead work! Shrugs, rack pulls, and squats please!!
Five days late, but I’ve got a lovely break in Uni for a few hours and I’m feeling organised.
Interested to see how my body hold ups with all of this exercise. Making a point of sleeping more, eating more, and stretching more to compensate for the amount of work I’ll be doing, but I think it’ll be okay.
My gym sessions are extremely relaxed- I go with a friend and do her weights so she feels comfortable with her strength, so it isn’t too strenuous. Tempted to make the gym sessions cardio-based as I need to get that up to scratch, also because weight bearing exercises are not the best idea due to how much time I’m spending on a barbell throughout the week already.
If it gets too difficult to maintain, the gym sessions will be the first to go.
MON: Crossfit (1hr) + Gym (1hr)
TUE: Weightlifting - Strength. (1.5hr)
WED: Crossfit (1hr) + Gym (1hr)
THUR: Weightlifting - Strength. (1.5hr)
FRI: Crossfit (1hr) + Gym (1hr)
SAT: Weightlifting - Technique (2hr)
SUN: Relaxation time!
I don’t feel like my life is blog-worthy at the moment…
Africa portrayed through the most innovative medium of our generation: The Selfie.
Pictured (not at all in chronological order):
1) my sunglasses broke
2) end of a long day
3) relaxing at Lake Malawi
4) arrived in Lilongwe!
5) safari animals at a petrol station
6) coldest morning of my life
7) elephant photobomb
8) ~mirror selfayyyy~
9) not a selfie