Challenging False Limitations

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
John F. Kennedy

Friday’s WOD

Row 1000 m

21 – 15 – 9 – 21

Wall Ball (20/14)

Pull ups

KBS (Kettle Bell Swings)  ( L1-53/35, L2-35/25, L3-25/20)

100 Abmat wallball situps (20/14)

A week has passed since my last CrossFit class. I feel like the longer I am away from CF, the harder (or longer) it takes me to complete the WOD. This feels odd because it’s not like I am not working out.  I am in the gym (not the box) lifting at least three days per week and I try to get in at least one CF class.  As competition day grows closer, I will have to step away from CF, but I will return immediately after, just as I will with my distance running.

Laying off the cardio is having a surprisingly negative affect on my cardio performance.   My strength is surging so I am lifting heavier weight, but rowing the 1000 meters got me a little more winded than usual.  I didn’t like the winded feeling (so soon) and I am certainly not use to it. I want my cardio back!!!  Lol!!

While I am disappointed with the feeling of my loss of endurance, I am very much focused on Project FitCom14.  Weight lifting has never been my “thing,” but I love the changes I see in my body.  My friend/coach who is helping me prepare for the competition is tough and disciplined.  She is no no joke and continues to push me pass, what I (falsely) believe to be my limit!  Each week that pass, I learn a little more about myself. This is awesome!

Limitations?  What are they?  We falsely set them for ourselves-then we become underachievers.

On post work out day, If my muscles are not sore in the right place, it’s on and poppin with a new set of exercises when we return to that body part.  ‘m almost afraid to tell her when I’m not sore.  She goes into “bitch mode” the next session.  Lol!  Of course, I always tell her the truth.

“When you cheat, you only cheat yourself!”

Left: October 2013 Right:  January 2014

Left: October 2013  – Right: January 2014    Progress!

Have a fabulous weekend!   Much love to you all!

5 thoughts on “Challenging False Limitations

  1. Wonderful post, it’s great that you’ve been testing the very edges of your limits. Your hard work really shows in the pictures!

    I’ve been struggling to maintain a balance between strength, speed, and endurance as well. I’ve gained a lot of strength, but I’m now at the point where I’m having to very consciously plan a strategy during my workouts to maximize my muscle and cardio exertion. I usually can run very fast, so when my trainers want to mess with me and slow down my run time they’ll just swap give me a heavier weight for the lifting part of the WOD to slow me down and boy does it work.

    • I’ve already started thinking about post competition (late May) and how I’m going to balance strength, speed, and endurance. It’s definitely going to take me a little time to figure it out– Being a runner all my life, made fitness quite simple, but I have to say that is nice to break away from my comfort zone. The trainers in CF are very good at slowing the class down I’ve fallen in love with it!!

      Thanks the follow and the comments. Don’ hesitate to share any tips. Enjoy your day!

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