Yvonne’s Adventures in CrossFit, Sept 25 – 29, 2017

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Yvonne’s Adventures in CrossFit, Sept 25 – 29, 2017

by, Yvonne Moreno

Monday September 25, 2017

On this beautiful Monday afternoon, I found myself wondering why in the heck didn’t I stay home today. The answer came to me with a quickness. Because I love this place!! There you have it. It all came down to this, I love coming here and busting my ass. Because in the end it’s all worth it.

Today though I wasn’t too sure. I came in early and saw part of the previous hour’s WOD. Holy Hell what is going on here! I saw Coach Ryan participating and he was red faced and working really hard! LOL, don’t tell him I said that. So listen to what was on the board:

8 Rounds:
3x Front Squat (increasing of course)
2x Box Jump

12 minute Grind:
5x Renegade Rows
Floor Length DUMBELL bear crawl (yikes)
5x L Press (you sit on the floor legs out in front of you and press DB up)
Floor Length DUMBELL bear crawl (yikes)

Ok, here’s the thing, I can do bear crawls, the ugliest you’ll ever witness at a CrossFit gym, but nonetheless it’s a bear crawl, but today I had to add dumbbells!! Holy mother of hell!! Man though, today I saw people who have these amazing strong bodies struggling, and it put things into perspective for me.

“EVERYONE struggles, not just me.”

You walk into a CrossFit gym and see all these people in great shape and developing and shaping their bodies. Well, these workouts are not easy for them either. EVERYONE struggles, not just me. I love knowing that. It makes me want to be in this box with these awesome athletes even more then before!!

Tuesday September 26, 2017

So you know how the saying goes, “you learn from your mistakes”? Well, today I learned from my mistakes. I decided that today, since I had time in the early morning, I’d come in and workout with Laurie. Now, let me add this before I start my whining: If I could, I would workout early in the morning every day. I just think that for me, since I’m a morning person it would workout better, but I can’t so I’m usually an afternooner.

Having said that, I worked out Monday evening and then came right back 12 hours later and worked out in the morning. OMG I am in so much pain because today after all those squats last night and crawling on the floor I had to do Deadlifts and Burpees!!! Yes you read right Deadlifts and Burpees!!!

“Sore doesn’t even do what I’m feeling justice, but lets not talk about that right now…”

The positive thing about today is that Laurie introduced me to an alternative to a Burpee that really works for me. Before I would go down to the floor, attempt a push up, walk my hands back up, stand and jump and I really didn’t feel like that worked for me. Laurie taught me a new way that I love and feel working a lot better. I grab a bench, lean forward, put my hands on the bench, walk my legs back in a inclined position. And then I jump forward towards the bench, then stand and jump. This, by the way, looks better then what I used to do, too. Thanks Laurie!!!

Thursday September 28, 2017

Sore doesn’t even do what I’m feeling justice, but lets not talk about that right now because I have some good news today.

I don’t usually weigh myself because I just don’t think that the scale really proves your progress. For me, the gauge of my progress has been my ability to do activities that I hadn’t been able to do before, like run or jump rope.  However, today we had to weight ourselves at work for a wellness competition that I had reluctantly joined some time ago. Check out these results:

Today I am 26 pounds down from when I started this lifetime commitment to myself.  That 26 pounds that I will never see again!!!

Ok enough with the sappiness, did I mention that I am SORE!?!?! Today’s board revealed that this workout wasn’t gonna be any easier. Check it out:

A. 10 minute Pistol Practice

B. 21-15-9 with a 15 minute cap:
Burpees (I got to practice my new way)
Pull Ups/Ring Rows

I came in at 9:10 minutes. Not bad. I think that hardest part about this WOD was the pistols. I don’t have the best knees, but Ryan showed us some pretty good alternatives using the ropes, the rings and the pillars. I ending up using the pillar and the rope to hold myself up and found that it was easier and I could get lower then before. We finished up with some awesome stretching because, did I mention that I was SORE. I told Ryan as much when he asked. Apparently I wasn’t the only one!

By the way, Welcome to Wildcat CrossFit, Amanda!!!

Friday September 29, 2017

A great end to a great month…until I saw that we would be running a lot today! LOL!!!

Listen I want to explain myself. When I walked into this place I couldn’t run five feet to save my life. I worked at it. Now I can run 100 meters, take a short break and run another 100 meters!

So when the WOD calls for 400 meters, I only run the 200. First of all, I know I can, and I’d rather run 200 meters, than run-walk. So I’m sorry if you only see me running 200 meters instead of 400 meters. Believe me when I tell you that one day I will run to the end of that street with you, I promise!

Today’s WOD

5 Rounds:

10x Handstand Push Up (or in my case inverted push up by help of a workout bench, legs on the bench, arms down on the floor)
15x Air Squats
400 Meter Run (or in my case 200 meter run)

This one wasn’t hard, but it was exhausting. I was tired and I think I hurt my knee during the warm up so I was tired and in pain. 🙁 I wasn’t as sore from the week anymore, but I was tired.

It was a great week full of great things. And there are more awesome things to come, so stay tuned!

1 comment

  • Laurie Jackson says:

    You’re doing such a damn good job, Yvonne!!! I’m so proud of you! And I LOVE how you write!!!❤️???????✨

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