You know, where your normal workout-fiend personality takes a hike and you want to skip the gym in favor of Gilmore Girls reruns and snacks?
Well, last week, that was me.
Normally I am the kind of girl who annoys everyone else by bringing healthy food to work and blabbering on about how much I love CrossFit. Last week started out with my typical zeal, but by Friday I was NOT feeling stoked for my after-work WOD. I am all for rest days when you physically or emotionally just need one. But I knew I didn't really need one. This was just a: "well, I don't really feel like it for no particular reason so I wish I had an excuse to bail."
Rather than just skip class, I decided to get myself some serious motivation. I texted one of my fave WOD buddies, Jess, to see if she was going to CrossFit. She said she planned to go to the 5pm class, so I promised I'd be there.
And I was so glad I went! Not counting Coach Jared, it was an all-girl class: Jess, Joan, Patti, and me. We got a great workout in and I felt so much better afterwards!
|Post-WOD with Jess B!|
Coach Jared helped me scale some of the movements so I wouldn't aggravate my calf, which has been bothering me. I did box step-ups instead of jumps, #35 kettlebell swings instead of the double-unders (which kinda made me sad since I want to keep working on them!), and pullups instead of the burpees.
The pullups were tough, since in the warmup I was doing kipping chest-to-bar pullups with a band, and then strict dead-hang pullups to work towards one of my end of year goals. I was kinda toast from the dead-hang pullups - yikes, those are hard!
I really worked having good clean form on the V-ups. They kill me, but they're SO good for your lower abs if you do them correctly!
Saturday morning I usually go to the Olympic lifting/Girl WOD class at 8...but I slept in until 8:30. I was surprised that, yet again, I wanted to just skip working out.
I knew that I would be happy I went, but it was hard to get myself to the 9:30 team WOD - I'm not exactly a big team player - I like peace during my workouts, and the smaller the class, the better. Team WOD days are usually PACKED, but I had hopes that I would get a great partner and end up having a good time.
Turns out Hopeful Meghan beat out Whiny Meghan for the win. I got to partner with Joan for the workout, and it was SO motivating! I'd forgotten how hard I work when I don't want to let one of my buddies down on our score!
I got to work on my form for the row and was proud to link all 5 reps of my handstand pushups each round I got. Plus, Joan's not only a hard worker, but a great sport - so we sweated a ton and had a good time to boot!
People talk a lot about the great family at CrossFit, and I couldn't agree more! So thankful for these women who have my back and help me kick my butt into shape!
Other weekend highlights:
Finally visiting the Doughnut Factory with Jared,
joining my mother-in-law in Seattle to watch a documentary for one of her classes,
and visiting my folks out in North Bend for an early birthday celebration. Yum.
|Salmon, artichokes, wine, and salad|
You tell me: Who are your workout buddies? How do you motivate yourself on the days when your interest in fitness flags? Have you noticed an abundance of doughnut photos on this blog?