“That’s it? That’s the WOD?”
I heard that a few times this morning from several people, obviously all surprised that the WOD was basically 400m sprints. I don’t know, maybe I am losing my mind, but I like it when the WODs change like this. My time was 12:09. It wasn’t easy for me as I am sadly not used to sprints but this was not one of those workouts that left me on the floor (Which means I would only get about 30 points from this on Fitocracy).
- 10 x 135#
- 10 x 135#
- 10 x 155#
- 6 x 185#
- 6 x 185#
- 6 x 195#
I wasn’t going to blog about this, probably because it took the wind out of my sails this morning, but we did the body assessment for the end of our Wicked Fit challenge. All of my numbers went up, well, at least weight and body fat percentage. Lost some inches in my leg and my waist remained the same. I want so badly to drop a few more pounds but seem to be perpetually stuck at this weight.
Despite that, I had some very encouraging words from one of our trainers. She said that she could see a difference in definition in my chest. She reminded me of the new waist size I bought. I have also been reminded that all of my lifting has increased in a short period of time. Lastly, my buddy reminded me that in addition to doing CrossFit and improving there, I am also training for a marathon. Maybe I beat myself up too much.
Also, I just have to say that a one month long fitness challenge isn’t long enough. I have found that for the real changes I have made, it seems like it takes my body that long to truly register what I am doing to it. We are having a much longer challenge starting at the first of the year, so I am looking forward to that.
The real beast is coming Friday, when we do our “Wicked" WOD for the second time. More so than the body assessments, I am looking forward to this. Scored and run much like FGB, this is a special WOD that we did at the start of the month and will do again this week. My score previously was 194 and I am fairly certain I can break 200 on Friday. I have been working on my weak areas over the past month. For example, I didn’t do so well on the thrusters in that 3 minutes so I have been taking time to do heavier weighted thrusters after WODs.
I am chomping at the bit to get at this WOD, to be brutally honest. I want to lose a limb during the workout, bleed, rupture a spleen, fracture a jawline, whatever it takes to absolutely slaughter my old score.
GPOY: Body assessment edition
In an email exchange with Brenna, I had mentioned how much more guts she had than me for posting some of the photos that she has. Perhaps I still have growing to do, but its hard to post certain things still. For example, when I went paleo, I took measurements and took a shirtless before photo. Right now, it petrifies me to think about posting that. So instead, you all are getting this semi-goofy shot of me this morning.
Anyway, our box is doing a 30 day fitness challenge starting October 3rd. It is a challenge that involves nutrition as well as a special WOD which we do on Monday. We did body assessments this week. Normally I would not want to post these, but as Brenna told me, doing it can be freeing. So here are my numbers as of this morning according to our gym:
- Weight: 224.4 lbs
- Body Fat: 18.1%
- BMI: 29.6
- Arms: 12 1/2”
- Waist: 41”
- Thigh: 23 1/2”
Normally when people see me, they dont think I weigh what I do. I’ll take that as a compliment. While I am not thrilled with these numbers, I have to remember that they are drastically improved over what the same analysis would have shown a year ago (My BMI was nearly 40 this time last year). My body fat percentage is now in what is considered an “acceptable" range.
Lastly, I am now wrapping up my 3rd week of paleo. We took measurements when I started and my waist measurements then were 43”, so that is something to get excited about. I have seen some other numbers drop, too, so I am not totally discouraged by all of this. In fact, it is rather enlightening because its more proof I am headed in the right direction.