Hi, guys! Happy Tuesday!
Check out who decided to get comfy in my office chair this afternoon:
Working hard or hardly working? He’s so darn cute.
Today’s breakfast was almond butter, banana, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a whole wheat wrap with a glass of iced coffee with almond milk in it. I know I’ve been super boring with my breakfasts lately, but I’m really loving this one. I swear, every morning I wake up and immediately think about it.
After breakfast, I headed to NuVal for a few hours. I packed a simple lunch to take with me and eat there.
When I got home from NuVal, I snacked on a sliced banana with raisins, chia seeds, and Teddie Peanut Butter. I’m a nut butter freak, so I went back for a second scoop of Teddie as soon as I finished the first one.
So, yesterday, I did something kind of crazy. Well, ok, it’s not that crazy, but I feel like it was a big deal for me. I told my coaches I want to take CrossFit more seriously. Obviously, I don’t expect to compete in the CrossFit Games or anything like that, but now that I’ve gotten my feet wet and know what CrossFit is all about, I really want to get better. Of course, “getting better” is a huge, fuzzy goal, so we chatted about some smaller, more measurable goals to work toward in the coming months. (I get a lot more done with a plan!)
The first goal we identified was increasing my upper body strength. I’m making progress, but in the CrossFit world, I have a long way to go. Right now, I can do three strict pull-ups (without kipping), so my coaches suggested working my way up to 10 in the next 8 weeks or so. Oh, boy. I just started a 5-3-1 strength program last week, so it should really help me with my new pull-up goal.
I also really want to improve on my skills (double-unders, handstand push-ups, toes-to-bar, muscle-ups, etc.), so instead of trying to get better at all of them at once, my coaches suggested focusing on one or two each month. This month, I picked kipping pull-ups (since I’ve been making some serious progress on them recently) and double-unders. I plan to get all Type-A with these skills and make a detailed calendar with lots of mini-goals to help keep me motivated. Even still, I definitely have my work cut out for me!
Question of the Day
What fitness goal have you recently set for yourself? If you haven’t set one recently, make one for yourself right now and commit to it by leaving a comment!
P.S. Since we’re on the topic of risk-taking today, here’s a great post from Meagan about taking a risk and being glad that she did: why i was afraid to try crossfit & why i’m glad that i finally did.