Success!

Guess who did her first pullup today?

If you guessed Lisa from CFNE, you’d be right. And if you also guessed me, you’d STILL be right. Yup, we both got our first pullups within about a minute of each other. Amazing what a little rest will do for a woman’s body…

CrossFit Accomplishments through October 2009

CrossFit New EnglandIn seven weeks:

  • I went from being winded after running 200m and having to slow to a walk in a 400m to running an entire 1600m without walking!
  • I am significantly more flexible, as evidenced by the “V-sit” stretch we do at the beginning of each workout.
  • I can do a 1-abmat handstand pushup (if I want more than 1 rep, I use 2 abmats).
  • Double-unders (jumping rope and having rope pass under your feet twice for each jump) have gone from 0 reps to 10-15 reps consistently.
  • I get antsy if I don’t work out at least 4 times a week OTHER than playing hockey and soccer.
  • I have dropped close to 8 pounds.
  • I feel healthier.
  • I look better.
  • I sleep better.
  • I talk about CrossFit waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than I used to and hockey a lot less. Although I still talk about hockey a lot.

On tap for this month:

  • Drop some time off that 1600m (currently 9:02).
  • Do a pullup.
  • Double-unders up to 15-20 reps consistently.
  • Wean myself off of doing pushups on my knees all the time.
  • Rx a WOD.
  • Lose a little more weight.
  • Continue working out at least 4 times a week.
  • Look better
  • Feel better.
  • Sleep better. Because goodness knows, the way this month looks, I’m going to need it.

I cannot say enough good about Crossfit. I listen to my body, but I push my body. I never knew what I had in me (I FREAKING RAN A MILE) and can’t wait to see what I can do next.