I know I haven’t written in a while (again) but I don’t like feeling *forced* to produce a blog post. I find the blogs that post multiple times a day or even many times a week to sometimes be “fake”. I suppose to some degree everyone has an online persona but they all seem the same. I don’t want to become something I’m not, in order to increase blog traffic or twitter followers or more “likes”. I want to blog for me, and to share information with others. The blogs I love don’t follow a “format”, don’t post what they eat every day all day, and have an attitude and aren’t afraid to speak their minds. They are interesting, and stimulating, and make me think or learn each and every time I read. That’s what I want this blog to be (one day…).
That being said the last few weeks have been very busy. I spent the week after my DNF half marathon working at a horse farm so needless to say I was not only sore but super tired.
During that time I also got sick and didn’t complete 12.3, and then I worked the weekend of 12.4 and just didn’t do it. It’s not that I didn’t want to, but I think I realize just how much I have to work on to even properly compete in the CrossFit Games. So now I have my list of things to work on for next year’s games:
- strength and form for Oly and power lifts. I bought Rippetoe’s “Starting Strength” and I plan on programming myself a strength program starting this summer. I’m also going to make a real effort to attend my gym’s Oly lifting class when I’m not working. Can’t wait to get back there next Wednesday.
- gymnastic type movements. I still can’t do a kipping pull up, so this is my immediate goal. We are having a gym event on April 21 and I really want to do it prescribed, so that’s my deadline for learning the kip. I need to get better at push ups and sit ups as well, as well as toes to bar. Increasing core strength will help me overall anyway. Muscle ups are NOT in my future, at least not at this point.
- nutrition. I know I don’t eat properly a lot of the time, and although I can’t fully commit to a Paleo diet I do plan on eating a lot cleaner over the next year. I did join Weight Watchers again 2 weeks ago, in an effort to lose the “last 15 lbs” but it’s already a struggle to eat less while working out more. We’ll see how this goes.
- commit to the gym 4-5 times a week, minimum. I’ve gotten back up to 4 regularly, and did 5 last week (I also just finished my 4th day in a row). The more I’m in the gym, the better I’ll get.
So those are my “CrossFit Goals”. Let’s see if I can stick to them this time around. I’ll need to kick my own ass to get better.
Happy Monday, everyone
What are your goals to improve in your sport? How do you stick to them?