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. 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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