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Happy New Year – Yvonne’s Adventures Jan 2-4, 2018

by, Yvonne Moreno

Happy New Year!!

I hope that everyone enjoyed their holidays as much as I did!  So with the new year comes new resolutions.  As always, the most popular ones are getting fit and eating better.  I myself have made these promises a few years in row, however this year my promise to myself is that I would continue to work on my health.  The real resolution for me was when I walked into Wildcat CrossFit on June 20, 2017.  It’s never too late to make a change and you don’t have to wait until Monday to start eating healthy or going to the gym much less until January 1st.  Make the choice to get stronger, healthier and feel great today, on a plain old Tuesday! 

Tuesday January 2, 2018

Today Drew took us through the new app for your cell phone that will help you track your progression.  It’s called TrainHeroic and honestly if you don’t have it yet go get it!  It shows you your stats in relation to the other Crossfitters, it lets you track your PR’s and it even has little video clips to help you understand that movement of certain exercises.  So my advice, and that of Drew: GO GET IT!! (ps. It’s free.)

Today’s WOD concentrated on the Back Squat and finished off with core work. 

 I was glad to be able to work on my PR for my Back Squat.  I always start off at a comfortable weight, which for me has been 75 pound lately.  I start adding 20 pounds at a time and when it starts to get hard I head over to the baby weights and start with those.  I got up to 130 pounds which was a new PR for me. 

So get this guys, as you can see a box jump was part of the CORE workout.  I can’t jump that high so I’ve always just used the small green boxes floating around the gym.  I’d say they are about a foot high but no higher than a foot and a half. However, today I didn’t have time to look for one of those and I spotted a regular albeit still not that high brown box.  Now on the green box I step up and down and just get it done with the newer more higher box I really had to STEP up!!  I mean I had to work!  I was proud of myself because when faced with a rush of time instead of stopping to get what was comfortable I stepped out of that comfort zone!

Today’s milestone was using an actual box and I don’t care that it’s not the tall one, it’s brown and not green!  Hope you have an awesome year!

Wednesday January 3, 2018

Ahhh how I love to RUN!  (Can you read the sarcasm in that sentence??)

Today’s WOD consisted of two of the things that I love to hate.  Running and Power Cleans.  I don’t like running because I can’t do it very well yet.  Notice I used the word YET. Because one of these days I’ll be able to get my body to do wonderful things like running!!  And last, but not least, the Power Clean!  I just can’t get that move down and I watch videos and like a creeper I watch others in the gym and I still can’t get that clean movements.  I’m trying though and that’s another thing that I’ll get my body to do well, one of these days!

 

I have to admit that I used a low weight for my Power Cleans, but that’s because I want to do them well and not struggle.  I was at 55 pounds and that is a comfortable weight for me.  The running is what really slowed me down. That, and stopping to watch Trace Camacho crush it!  I mean that boy is super-fast, but anyway I digress.  I finished off at a perfectly reasonable time, in my mind at least.  37:31 was the time and let me just say that this looked way easier than it was!  Oh well let keep on keeping on folks!

Thursday January 4, 2018

Some of the things I really don’t like to encounter in this world of mine are bears in the woods while camping and bear crawls, especially ones that involve dumbbell’s!!

Take a look at the madness they came up with. And by they, I mean DREW because this has his name written all over it!

Now let me point out some things for you before I go off on my rant.  I was about 15 minutes early and I sat and watched as some of the most bad asses of all bad asses in my world struggle!  I almost wanted to get in my car and roll, but I stayed, and boy am I sore.

I have to say that I’m a little glad I didn’t take off because I wanted to work on the Push Press.  It’s not one that I’ve done a whole lot, but I know that I’m getting stronger and I want to see how far I can push myself.  I was working with Renee as my partner and she’s a little bitty thing, but I think we worked well together because I pushed her to try heavier weight.  She got up to 60 pounds and she told me that the bar on its own was all she’s ever done!  I got up to 80 pounds, but I know that if I take some time, maybe at Open Gym, I can get higher.

And then came the torture…I mean come on!  The 12 minute mini grind was tough but I think these are the most rewarding because you’re not going for time, you’re working hard for 12 minutes regardless if my bear crawl looked more like a bear who’s been shot and is seeking shelter rather than a bear crawling leisurely across the forest!  I mean, come on, but you know what, I got through it. And it was hard and I’m sore, but I did it!!

It’s the end of the week and I really do hope to see you all at the next WOD!!!

 

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