In this week's blog, we follow Aubrie through her 30-day cross-fit transformation after taking some time off.
"I made it! I'm a little late, but we're going to cross-fit. It's week 4 technically, but it's week 3 of cross-fit because I missed last week. Lettie has been sick, we were on a trip so we are just getting back into it. I can't say I feel great today. BUT, we are here, we made it. Let's go!"
First up is METCON 1:
- 5 rounds with a 2-minute break in between
- 5 deadlifts
- max rep handstand and pushup
- 6 rounds for time
- 15 wall balls
- 10 high boxing jumps
This morning's workout was really good, I did better than I thought I was going to do. Especially because I took the last 10 days off. I went to Arizona for a time and did not work out at all while there. The coach asked me what my goal is and he brought up the fact that I could push myself as far as intensity goes. Now that I've done 2 weeks, he was just following up with seeing how I've been feeling. He knows my history of doing 7 years of cross fit.
So that's always been me, I try to get away with doing the least possible as far as weight goes. As far as reps, I like challenging myself but I do need someone to push me to do it. Otherwise, I'm just going to be a little bit intense so I think that's what I told him. He's going to encourage me to do heavier weights and you know really push myself.
But, the other piece of that is like I don't know where I am right now versus where I used to be. I used to be able to deadlift 185, that would be my go-to but I don't have go-to weights anymore, and I think that's ok. My goal is not to be back where I was, I always want to progress and keep moving forward. I like to be present where I am and be ok with it!
This is something I want to encourage you about as well. If you are in a different place than you used to be, that's ok! That is how life works especially if you are postpartum, maybe you have kids but try to stay present and work on what you can do now at this moment and for the future.
Don't compare yourself to where you were in the past because those outside influences were most likely very different. I am going to rest up today and hopefully, we get a workout in tomorrow, so I will see you there!
JUST KIDDING! It is now Wednesday Day 17, So you were supposed to see my workout on Tuesday but I went alone without Austin to film it and I didn't have child care (and then I did). It was just a complicated day but I did make it on day 16 and it was pretty difficult but we can talk about that at the next workout!
Right now we are going to check in, technically this would have been week 4 but we are making it week 3 because I want to see 4 full weeks of CrossFit-only workouts.
I don't feel that great this week, I would put my energy level at a 6/10. But that has a lot to do with my lack of sleep because Lettie is sick and trying to get my life back into a routine after traveling. As far as how I feel about how I look, I feel a little puffy and this is a really good educational piece.
If you are stressed, not sleeping well, or have hormonal issues that can affect how your body looks, feels and what you see on the scale. So don't freak out if you take a little hiatus and you feel sluggish at first.
For me, it takes about a week to get back into it and get my workouts and food on track. So I will not be surprised if I get on this scale and feel a bit heavier. I try to weigh myself at the same time every day and usually that's in the morning for me.
Alright, you guys, it says 150, I don't think I've seen 150 in a long time! I'm not expecting any crazy huge changes, that is the purpose of this experiment and to be consistent over time. My goal is to get a great workout in tomorrow.
It is Day 18 and I wanted to show you what I weight this morning because I'm trying to make a point. So yesterday, I weighed 150, it's 11 am and I now weigh 146.8. That's a 3-pound difference from yesterday and it's because I got a lot of sleep last night, I ate better, it's the morning, I'm not stressed out and I feel less puffy. A 3-pound difference is a lot and it just goes to show that you need to give things time, patience, and consistency. Ok, I will see you at the gym, we are going to work out now!
Alright, we are doing Murph this morning, I have been dreading this but it's going to be fun!
- 1-mile run
- 100 pull-ups
- 200 push-ups
- 300 air squats
- 1-mile run
I Did It!
I feel like I'm a little bit in shock; my body has goosebumps because I think it's trying to cool itself down. That last mile was good, but I walked half of it, my goal was to do it under an hour, and I did it! If I can do it then anybody can do it!
So that was the end of week 3. We are going to close out this vlog, and I hope next week will be an awesome ending to my CrossFit-only journey feeling strong with the final results!
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