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Accomplishing goals and taking prisoners!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I may not actually be taking prisoners, but I am accomplishing goals. On my main page for this sparkpeople "mysparkpage" I posted some goals that I wanted to accomplish. I don't remember exactly when I posted these goals, but I know it was some time since January.

I have accomplished 2 of them, and am heading in the right direction for others. I can do stict pull ups/chin ups, as well as kipping pull ups. Meeting this goal has been a lot of tough work. I have had sore arms and lats for weeks. It feels great to finally be able to do pull ups though. The other goal is my toes to bar. I'm getting leaps and bounds better at these. Last night I did a workout with clean and jerks and toes to bar. I had no idea how I was going to do on this workout as the weight for the c&J was 95lbs and then having to do toes to bar was really going to tax my grip. It was only a 7 min workout, I got through a total of 49 combined reps. Not as high a score as I was hoping, but I felt accomplished with the workout when I'd finished. I banged out sets of 3 toes to bar, over and over. It may not be 10 in a row, but it was 3, and then shake hands and then go again. Sometimes being able to get back up on the bar and go again is the important part.

There is only 1 more workout in the Crossfit Games Open for 2013. I'm not scoring anywhere near the top 50, make that ever 300 in Western Canada, but i'm proud of what I have done. Some workouts have been better for me, some have been more of a struggle. The Open has been a very good mirror for me to show me what my weaknesses are, but also my strengths. It's given me more confidence that I can continue to work hard, work on those things that are holding me back in a workout and next year- well, I think it will be awesome.

I want to work harder on cleaning up my diet. This is my biggest struggle. Food. I'm able to get to the gym 4-5 times a week easily. Not a struggle. I do the workout, I work hard, I'm improving. But food. This is my weakness. Not a mean necessarily, because I've started really enjoying cooking and can throw together a great soup, or stew, whatever for dinner and it's great, healthy and delicious. But it's in the evenings, or after work, or the gym, when all I want is sugar. Candy, or chocolate or ice cream. The weather is starting to get nicer. It's sunnier out later and the snow is melting. It will be another couple weeks, but hopefully soon I can busy myself more during the week nights and not be as tempted by the junk food.

I am looking forward to starting my patio garden again this year. I have plans for what vegetables I'm going to plant. I learned a lot last year, and this year will only be better. Just have to plant the right lettuce and it'll be great!

As for my goal of body fat %, that has been dropping too. I'm just under 25% now, so it's down a bit more. My measurements have steadily been dropping, it's a slow process- probably due to my cheating, but I just have to think hard about my choices, and keep going. Eventually I'll be able to stay away from all that sugar!
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    Glad to hear you enjoyed your workout lastnight.Sorry we missed it.I'm hoping we make it to the on on the 7th. emoticon emoticon
    1663 days ago
    Good on you! Stay strong and'll see lots of good changes on your way toward goal.

    Your workouts sound good....anytime you're in the gym 4-5x/week results in goodness.

    I've found cutting my carbs down to less than 50 gms/day has helped stabilize my appetite. Carbs make me want more carbs....they leave me in a state of constantly craving more....I think it's addictive.

    By keeping them low, I find I don't crave cakes, chocolates, etc....its much easier to say no.

    Good luck...stay strong!
    1664 days ago
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