Yvonne’s CrossFit Journal – August 14 – 17, 2017

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Yvonne’s CrossFit Journal – August 14 – 17, 2017

By, Yvonne Moreno

August 14, 2017

Hey guys, I’m at it again! Today was one of those days that the angry Gods of Running descended on me. I didn’t look at the WOD ahead of time, but maybe I should have! Today’s workout consisted of a lot of running, and the lovely Lauryn. Remember I previously told you about her? She’s the one that so super sweet and nice, however when she’s coaching you she’s really good at pushing you to do the best you can.

We worked on clean and jerks for the first part of class. I always get a little apprehensive when I see five rounds of anything, but today I was pretty sure that I wasn’t going to pass out. I’ve started figuring out that some workouts are a little easier for me than others. Today, I knew that it would be a good workout, and that I probably wasn’t going to be dying after.

Not to say that I find any of this easy, but I’ve learned to love some activities more then others. Today it was 5 rounds of 10 clean and jerks, 10 box jumps, and a 200 meter run. I have to note that this class was smaller then most which means that Lauryn was able to work with us individually to perfect our clean and jerks. I like that individual time with the coach because the last thing I want to do is not get the most from an activity.

Today’s 8 minute grind took me to the floor for the entire time. The grind included 8 hanging leg raises (which I can’t do so I did 8 leg raises from the floor), 8 Russian Twists, and a 30 second hollow hold. The hollow hold starts off with laying flat on the follow and raising your legs and chest and arms up off the floor and holding. I’ve done a lot of yoga before, so I’ve done a lot of these, but holding them for 30 seconds sort of sucks!!

In better news…I’m down a pants size!!! That’s right, so now that I’m not spending money on unhealthy food and habits, I’m gonna be buying a new pair of pants!!!

August 15, 2017

So I’m adding another name to the list of girl names I am not fond of. Second on the list is CINDY first on the list is ROXANNE!!!

Today I was introduced to this Bi*#h named CINDY. Ok, so for those of you who are new to CrossFit, there are certain workouts the CrossFit world named after women. I’m thinking that it’s because these are a bitch to get through, and so far, I’m right on that one. After doing some research, I found out that the workouts with the girl names like Cindy, Helen, or Fran are different types of workouts not repeated often, but are designed to track your progress. For instance, if you did 10 rounds of CINDY last time, you should be doing more than that this time.

I did a CINDY today!! This means that I did a 20 minute AMRAP of 5 pull ups or ring rows, 10 push ups, and 15 air squats. I pulled off 10 rounds plus 10 push ups. Oh my goodness guys, I hate CINDY. If any of you have a daughter named Cynthia Roxanne, I’m sorry, but I hate that name!!!

I’m proud of my progress, and I can guarantee that I wouldn’t have done that many rounds a month ago! Progress people; I love progress!!!

August 16, 2017

Forgot my sneakers, so I couldn’t break a sweat today.

August 17, 2017

Ok, so today was one of those days that I almost passed out!!

The lovely Lauryn took us through a warm up and then hit us with the good stuff.

Five three minute rounds of 5 explosive burpees, 50 double unders, and 5 deadlifts. I worked up to 75lbs on the deadlift, so there’s that, but the burpees and double unders almost killed me.

The fun part of the day was trying to do a handstand. Needless to say I can’t do a handstand, but Lauryn took us through easy practice moves to get us started. For me, I started at the downward dog position lifting one leg at a time hopping up each time. We practiced for about 15 minutes and then we did some arm stretches. I love working with Lauryn because she takes us through yoga poses that can be incorporated with our CrossFit workouts, this makes mastering the moves easier.

Once again, thanks for coming on this adventure with me. I appreciate all the encouragement I get from ya’ll! See you at the gym!!

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