Saturday, July 7, 2012

"Angie" and 6 months CrossFit

This morning we did a partner "Angie."
-100 pull ups
-100 push ups
-100 sit ups
-100 squats

That's not all, though...while one person is doing the work, the other has to hold a 95lb/65lb barbell in the deadlift hand position. If you drop the bar at any time, 3 burpees, both of you.

 We chose 85lb to compromise because Mirza and I wanted to work together...what. the. heck. was. I. THINKING????????

It was horrible.
The entire thing.
Halfway through we had to switch to 65lbs. There was no rest for either of us. Ever.
It was worse than running...

My muscles...all of them...screaming right now.

The pull ups are the worst. We used a blue band. I ripped my callus and it hurts like hell!!
I honestly did not think this would be so bad, but it was. CrossFit is definitely not pretty at times.

However, I killed it during the squats. I did not want anything to do with that barbell.

In 4 days, it will be my "6 month CrossFit anniversary." I can't believe I'm going to share this, but I'm proud of my results, so here it goes.

When I first started CrossFit, I took a before photo. And then a 3 month photo. I wanted to see if I could notice any results from this whole CrossFit thing.

The final picture is now. 6 months into CrossFit..

You can enlarge if you like, but there is a noticeable difference in my mid section. This isn't a post about looks because that is NOT why I do CrossFit or why I even started. I do CrossFit because I love it! It's a ton of work, but a lot of fun. Like I mentioned in my last post, it is the one thing I look forward to most in my day. CrossFit helps me feel stronger and enables me to do things I never thought possible.

CrossFit makes me an overall better person. And I love it.


BerlinerinPoet said...

Nicely done! Your cat must REALLY enjoy being in that one spot since he's there in the initial and three month pic.

Susan said...

Look at your abs!!

healthy ashley said...

Awesome WOD! And I love that you compromised to a weight ABOVE RX!!

You look amazing!

healthy ashley said...

JULY 7th!??! We need a new post, lady!!