Friday, October 19, 2012

Making Peace

Today my motto was to just let bygones be bygones. I was getting too worked up with the food conversations with my dad. There are so many other things for us to focus on. I just have to bite my tongue and let it go, or as I did this evening as he was describing some sort of fried white flour concoction he ate earlier in the day, I just got up and left the room.

I've got to let it go.

In the meantime, I had a great workout today.

It's days like today that I realize why a popular CrossFit saying is "Our warm-up is your workout" -- our warmup today was:

50 burpees
50 deep squats
50 crunches
50 hand-release push-ups

Then we worked on strength training, though I focused more on practicing my technique for snatches and cleans. Cleans are definitely one of my biggest nightmares.

It takes a bit of mind over matter when working with lighter weights and focusing on technique. I want to lift heavy. I love lifting heavy, but I know lifting heavy with a bad technique is just going to be dangerous for me in the long run ... so I lifted light, I lifted several times, and I focused on trying to let it go.

It's also tough sometimes watching these girls who are 10 years younger than me, with flat abs, and fitness/healthy/running backgrounds ... and then there's me.

Still. I show up. I try. I can't get bogged down in those details, though sometimes it is hard ... Gotta shake it off.

After our WOD - which was 5 rounds of 10 deadlifts (120lbs) + 10 overhead squats (45lbs) + 10 burpees, I had my boxing lesson.

It's tough to box after CrossFit coz' you're already achy and sore ... but once I got started, it felt great. Boxing is exhausting but it's exhilarating too.

I'll leave you with a couple of photos from tonight's session :)

Friday night boxing @ CrossFit Q8

I really need to work on keeping my guard up!

By the way - today marks the end of Week 5 of the Whole Life Challenge. It's been going incredibly well :) You can check out my progress here.


  1. Rock on - Energywoman! If I let people who were younger and stronger, intimidate me from trying all things physical, the only thing I'd be rockin' on is a comfortable chair.

    1. Well said Marc. It's all about being in your moment and making the most of it regardless of what anybody else says or does.

  2. Anonymous8:36 AM

    Argh! Parents can be so frustrating! It's like they get older and become stubborn little toddlers again - doing all sorts of naughty things and daring you to give out to them.

    Walking away and doing a killer work out is a great way to get all that frustration out. I so love reading your blog, you've got a great attitude:)

    Fingers crossed that your dad keeps away from the unhealthy foods, or just stops telling you about it. Have a lovely weekend.

  3. I Just boxed today at CrossFit for the first time! It was so fun! I know what you mean about being in a class with a bunch of people with perfect bodies..... Its definitley intimidating. I have been trying to go to the classes where I know there will be more people on my level of fitness!

    The other night we did a workout for time - I was LAST by a LONG time. During the workout I was VERY frustrated that I was last.

    I just keep telling myself we all have to START somewhere!!!


  4. You look so fierce in the photos!!


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