Notice that I’m including a link or picture to every one of these updates? Well today the Regional Events were announced and fuuu. Now that I know even the slightest about crossfit and what it’s like to do, I cannot even imagine being able to accomplish what the people at Regionals will have to. Talk about swoll.
This morning… Day 2: Buy-In/Cash Out - 5:49
Learned my first oly lifts today as well as the three major presses. I’m a klutz in life as I am in oly lifts, but Kate taught us to focus on two important aspects. As in powerlifting, where as you lift you pay attention to one or two important points in form, oly lifting is just the same. Otherwise you mess yourself up completely. The WOD was great though and rowing 250m for the buy-in/cash out felt really good. I knew I would love rowing.
YOUNG AMERICANS PITCH (by Sorg Entertainment)
You like this don’t you? Yeah, I knew you would. Now go support it so it can be a real thing that you can really watch.
Charles Bukowski (via wolf-cub)
Lately I’ve been listening very closely to what my body has to say. I’ve noticed a trend in the things I prefer and that same trend has been slowly emerging in the foods I prefer to eat. Simple seems to be better, in my plate. People seem to tend to like complexity in food. What if all of these could be put on this, in this, around this and paired with this? Wait, but why? Sure a vegetable or fruit paired or stuffed in a protein or other veggie is a lovely thing to experiment with, but why does that protein need a layer of butter, a crusted skin, and whatever else we seem to deem creates the proper dish. Why can’t my fish be made like I made it tonight? Some coconut oil, one fresh herb, salt, and pepper? I know all of these things, they all taste good with a plethora of other foods. And this fish. It has so much going for it. Why would I ever want to hide it under a layer of processed whatevers and fatty whatnots? No. Keep my fish the way my fish was. Fish is so delicious! It has something to tell us in its taste and its nutrients. All food does.
It is just so simple to keep things simply simple. Got it?
- Hugh Laurie
Kia Kaha Crossfit New Zealand Coach at Golden State Crossfit Los Angeles CA
Crossfit Day 1: Chipper - 10:32
Today was my very first day of crossfit at Golden State. Was pretty intense just because I’m not used to morning workouts and powerlifters aren’t used to high rep/low weight. Kate Gordon was our coach for the day. Cool thing about this girl is that she’s a kiwi and she works at the same gym as Andrea Ager! (P.S. I’m a newly born crossfit nut). Plus she made it to regionals, so she’s an awesome motivation.
My last update ignored arms and was more about my core. I didn’t flex in the second picture. I don’t think I need to. I think the proof is right there. 7 months or so ago I had to flex pretty hard just to even see any definition in the scrawny noodles I called arms. Now, when I do something as simple as put my hair into a ponytail, I gawk at how my arms are simply larger in size and have natural definition. That’s the sexiest thing I’ve done, get my arms in shape. I’m so excited to get bigger. My arms have been my biggest goal thus far. Having arms at all has been my biggest goal. Being skinny was not fun. Being fit has been one big party of awesome.
Btw, I blurred out the first picture because I was just looking to crazy for the internet hah