Jamming out and packing for the Northeast Regionals!!! I’m beyond excited and cant wait to cheer on some of my very own people this weekend! Next year I’m hoping it’ll be someone from our very own box!!! Updates will be posted here all weekend if my excitement doesn’t take over!! :)
You start to dream big and before you know it they turn into big plans. Big plans are scary! Theres the fear of failure, the fear of rejection, the fear of disappointing and the list continues. Why do we choose to focus on the negative?? What about all the positive? There’s the possibility of succeeding, there’s the possibly of impressing and the possibility of acceptance and maybe even making some people proud of your accomplishments. These are the things one should focus on. I have big dreams that are slowly turning into big plans. The negativity and fears are lingering in my mind but I refuse to let them keep me from making my dreams come true. I dream big because anything less is mediocre and I will not settle for a mediocre life. The harder I have worked the more grateful I’ve been for all I have. Dream big and make them into big plans. Make it happen!
whether you are taking your time to hit a barbell movement properly, moving fast to get as many reps in before the time runs out, or if you’re taking time to heal. No matter the situation, time is soooo important. Listen to your mind, body and spirit and take the time it needs. It’s easy to overlook this but no one else will keep track of this for you but you. I have been focused lately on taking time for me in all aspects of my life, at home, at the gym, in my friendships and relationships. This is what I need right now and only I can take care of me. Take time for yourselves, be happy and healthy :)
This is how I felt after all the back squats in today’s workout. Today’s WOD: “Brian” 3 rounds for time of: 15ft rope climb, 5 ascents 95# back squat, 25 reps This workout felt a lot worse than it looked. I finished in 24:35. My legs were totally numb by the time I was done. Oh and I got rope burn on my inner thigh because I went against my better judgement and wore shorts. It hurts!!!!
I worked out three times today and yet still feel amazing. I think I may regret it when I can’t get myself out of bed in the morning with rolling onto the floor first.
5 rounds of handstand holds 1 min. on 1 min. off
4 rounds of:
15 ring dips
15 kettlebell swings 55/35
This workout sucked. I went hard and I wanted the room to stop spinning.
I went to my box later in the evening because I wanted to work on some strength skills. Well when I got there I was asked to teach our on-ramp class which I was more than happy to do. Since it was just one girl in the class I did the mini workout with her so she didn’t have to run on her own.
4 rounds of:
25 air squats
I put a 12 min cap on the workout for her and she warned me that she wasn’t in shape so we moved at slow pace. We only did two out of the four rounds. (I wasn’t complaining lol)
Hang power clean drills 5X5
I warmed up with 45 pounds and then used 65 pounds for my working set.
Yep I’m pretty sure my arms are going to fall off. Only a crazy person would subject themselves to this. I enjoy every minute of it. I’ll be grateful when I’m stronger :)
I really, really, really want to start doing muscle ups. I don’t want to do progressions as a replacement during the workout anymore. I am working muscle up drills into my training, practicing them is the only way I will get them. I finally seem to have false grip down. Man that ish hurts. I have some nice bruises to prove it.
As much as I dont want to I think I’m going to cut back on the met cons. I have been incorporating back squats into my warm ups but I think I’m just going to focus on all the major lifts. All the squats, deadlifts, power cleans, snatches and the jerks! I’ve got some goals to reach and it’s time to get stronger. :)
It’s not really fitness related but it involves the box. I don’t have the greatest of relationships when it comes to my parents. They don’t really know anything about me and that’s no ones fault but my own. I’ve just gotten so used to giving them the minimum information from when I was a teenager that that is how I interact with them now.
Well now that I’m getting older, I don’t want to hide things from them anymore. I’ve brainwashed myself to think they’ll never understand me and I have certainly lived my life as if they wouldn’t approve. They really know nothing about me, they’ve never met any of my friends. They know I go to school, I go to the gym, I go out with my friends and I’ll be home late. That’s it!
I asked my parents to come to the box on Saturday. I was definitely nervous. Most of my friends that I usually go out with weren’t there which was kind of a bummer because I wanted to introduce my parents to them. I also wanted my parents to see the box, see what we do and watch me coach. They were very happy for me and I was so excited and relieved. This was a huge step for me and there are so many more things I am going to do with my parents.
Post WOD we played tug of war (yea we get silly like that) and I was cheering them on and I thought it was great that my mother was yelling out that the other side had an unfair disadvantage. LOL. It was 3 guys and 1 girl on one side and 2 guys and 2 girls on the other and my mom is telling my coach in her little accent “thats not fair” LOL.
I am so happy to have been able to share that with my parents. My mom actually said to me “as long as you’re happy I’m happy for you” in arabic of course. I never in my life thought I’d hear that from her because let’s face it, I’ve been on this earth for 26 years and she’s never said it to me before. I’m finally doing what I have to, to establish a better open relationship with my parents. Hope it continues to get better.