Make ‘dem Gains.

So I’ve been looking at myself recently and I basically don’t feel like I see any real difference in my body.  I don’t know I guess part of me is looking to see myself slim down a bit more and such.  But then I think about what my body can do!  I mean seriously.  I remember back in August/September I could barely bench press the 45 lb. bar, like I literally needed help to do reps with it and now? My 1 Rep Max is 80 lbs. (including the bar).  That’s a long way that I’ve come. d9d212d283503072ff40d2b6b4cef28d

Before; I had to use the “little kid” bar as I called it (the 15 lb. bar) and had to add weight to that to do anything and I could BARELY do anything.  I was lucky if I managed to deadlift over 100 lbs. and when my friends Seth talked me into doing 135  and I managed to get 1 it made me the happiest  I could be.

Now; I’m so close to a chin-up its uncomfortable because I want to get it so bad! I deadlift 135 lb. for reps and have a max IRM of 160 lb.  I use the “big kid” aka 45 lb. bar for all of my workout things.  I know how to clean, jerk, and snatch and I’m steadily adding weight to all of them. ea52add2d9f32b45ebf1fe9c33b74502

My hands are calloused beyond belief, it’s a good thing I don’t have any men in my life because they would be appalled with my hands.  When some guys I know look at my 135 lb. when deadlifting and they say you can’t lift that, I look at them and say just watch me. 488f6aa05505ad3b99f1c56fd560570f

I’m proud of how far I’ve come with my body and I’m not satisfied stopping here.  I fully intend to continue doing Crossfit for as long as I physically can.

I am happy to say that I am very much addicted.   No matter where I go after I graduate in May, I will continue to do Crossfit.  Not only will it help me to continue getting stronger, but it will make me feel connected to one of my best friends Maggie who will still be in Potsdam.  I found a box online while searching for Crossfit around my house and I’m going to stop by when I get home this week and see if I like the group.  I would love to join it for the summer so there’s that.  So that’s everything going on in my life right now.

So  until later, TTFN.

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Working it out

So Wednesday I ran with Kinga, it was a lovely run and I almost died.  I haven’t been working out, in fact I’ve been very strongly slacking as of current.  But I hopped back on the bandwagon so to speak last Saturday and I’ve been working out everyday again.  I’ve been eating healthier again and I have some goals for my body.

My goals are; 7bc71d111551947f8131a1e6712630cd

– lose 5-10 lbs.

– get toned.

– define my abs.

I basically just want to get into better shape in general.  I want to wear my bikini on the beach and feel hot, but I also want my body to have more power for my tri’s and my running.  My body is capable of all that muscle and power I just have to sculpt it out! And that’s where my friend Maggie and sister Carla come in…

Maggie is great with nutrition, like seriously.  I go grocery shopping with her/actually make her go with me every week so that she can help me pick out better options.  She’s like a step below dietitian and she’s a personal trainer- she knows her stuff.

And my sister Carla is really intense with fitness (I think she’s an amateur body builder?) don’t quote me on that.  Anyways, she’s basically a bamf with working out and lifting.  So she’s been kind enough to help give me some workouts and plans to do.

So basically these next two weeks at school I’m going to be kicking my own butt into shape with the help of Kinga, Maggie, and Carla.  I think that if I can get myself going then I’ll be able to keep it up and not stop.  Especially, since I’ve made plans with my friend Ne Ne at home to do Insanity when we get back… I think I go this.

So I have loads more to tell you, but it doesn’t relate to working out so I’ll save it for later. It’s exciting too! But with that I’ll leave you on a cliffhanger.

So until later, TTFN.

Hurts so good!

Ok, so I’ve been doing abs for the past like week and the first 3 days were absolute torture as in- every day my abs hurt like no tomorrow.  Then about half way through the week, they started to hurt less, I mean don’t get me wrong they still kill when I’m actually doing the abs, but they hurt far less afterwards.  So I’m pretty happy with the idea that I might be making some abs progress!  Anywhoser, I’m debating whether or not to take today off, a part of me is like yes, don’t press too hard after your low workout week but the other half of me is like Go GO GO!  4%I really want to get into great shape because right now in my eyes, I’m in ok shape. Like I run, but I haven’t swam in a while nor have I biked.  But I on the other hand I’ve been running and doing abs and even lifting weights every few days, which is a huge accomplishment for me because I’ve always had an aversion to lifting.  I think I’m more ok with it now because every time I go to the gym, at least 1 of my friends (usually one of the guys) is there to kick my butt into shape so it helps.

So that’s going well at least.  The rest of my life… not so much.  There’s giant shit storms happening in SGA, literally there are too many for me to try to list on here and quite frankly I’d rather not talk about them right now.  Additionally, it seems like all Ry and I ever do anymore is fight, like seriously we got into a pretty large fight last night and I know its only going to continue today during our E-board meeting… joy.  And I had to go to a conference yesterday at Clarkson, the school legit just down the road from us, which turned out not to be that bad.  I made some good connections to their SGA E-board, but unfortunately I had to partake in a meeting with Canton, that I also won’t get into now because it severely pissed me off and started the whole fight with Ry.

Irregardless, that’s a problem I have to deal with.  Luckily I have such a good friend in Joe whom worked out with me today and kicked my arms in the butt?? Needless to say my arms and shoulders are sore.  So thank you Joe!

So that’s it for now, until later TTFN.