I Hate Wall Balls!

I just thought I'd give an update on how CrossFit is going. It's been almost 6 months now, and I still feel like I suck at it! Years of bodybuilding style workouts has left me deconditioned and it sucks. So I just gotta be patient and keep pushing myself harder and harder every day. I have gotten better than when I first started, but I've got a long way to go. I still feel like I can't breathe during met-cons, and most of the time I can't do the sets unbroken. Maybe one day.

I really think that I don't push myself as hard as I could because I work out by myself. I know that I'd do better if I had a workout partner or other people to compete against. But I'm terrified of working out with our CrossFit group because I know they would all kick my BUTT! And it is just NOT cool for the trainer to come in last, which I probably would!

I did get a 5lb PR the other day on my overhead press-95lbs. AND I got 2 muscle ups in a row!! So that made me happy. :)

Anyway, today I did the Games Open WOD#5, which was 20 minutes as many rounds as possible of:

5 power cleans with 100 lbs

10 toes to bar

15 wall balls

I only got 6 rounds, which is NOT good at all. I'm tellin you, those stupid wall balls get me every time. They are so tough for me! But oh well, I can only get better. I just have to remember how hard I worked to be a good softball pitcher-I practiced and practiced and practiced, even when I was tired and didn't feel like it. I didn't give up when I was having an off day or a bad game-I just kept working at it, day after day, and the hard work paid off.

CrossFit is pretty much a sport, too, and I have to think of it in the same way that I did my pitching-I just have to keep practicing, don't give up, have confidence and believe in myself, and then have patience. I get so mad after a workout that my body won't do what I think it should be able to! But it's not gonna happen overnight, and I won't get better if I don't work on my weaknesses.


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