Thanks so much for all the encouraging words on my last post about my grandpa. Y'all are so sweet!
I've been so busy and can't wait for the weekend so I can catch up on the
Yesterday was my first day at CrossFit this week, so my first opportunity to complete my Paleo challenge pre-reqs.
I signed up, payed my $10, took my "before" pictures (gross!), and completed the following WOD for time:
10 pull ups --->green band
20 push ups ---->"real" push ups
30 deadlifts 225#/185# -----> 115#
40 wall balls 20#/16# ----->14#
50 kettle bell swings 1.5/1 POOD ---->25#
60 sit ups
800 m run
Finished in 29:16.
(The weights listed next to each exercise is the prescribed weight. The weight in pink is the weight I used.)
I got to the burpees in a little over 12 minutes and thought, "well this isn't as bad as it looks." I ate my words. Those burpees were BRUTAL!
So, for 6 weeks, I will follow a strict paleo diet. At the end of those 6 weeks, I will retake pictures, turn in a food journal, and redo this WOD with the exact same weights and see if there is any improvement. The combo of those 3 things will be examined by the coaches and the person who "did the best" will win the pot of money!
The challenge doesn't officially start until Monday, so I have a mexican feast with margaritas planned for the weekend! But last night I realized I already took my pictures, so gorging on beans, chips and salsa, and margs will hurt my chances. :(
Honestly, I can't wait to start. I can't even begin to explain the amount of awful things I have put in my body over the last 6 days!
Have you ever done a challenge with your gym?