Hi, everyone! Folks have asked me to be sure to post pictures from my first ever CrossFit competition this weekend, so I figured today would be a good day to do a weekend wrap up/life lately style post! I also wanted to share what you can expect looking forward over the next 4-5 weeks while we’re gone and then get re-organized after returning home.
As expected, we finished last overall in our division at the competition, but we exceeded our specific expectations. We were competing alongside people who are literally internationally ranked (two of the ladies are part of a team that’s, I think, currently #2 in the region and who have gone to the CrossFit Games multiple times), so it’s kind of hard to feel bad about placing below them, you know? We did better than expected on the first workout, met our goal on the second, and I got a PR in the third workout with a clean at 140# followed by two front squats with the same weight. I realize in the grand scheme of things that isn’t a huge clean weight, but it’s more than I weigh and a personal best for me! And I made us awesome shirts to match the team name (KettleBelles) my partner thought of, so that’s cool.
Another team from our gym competed in a different division, made the cut to the final WOD, and placed 5th overall. Go, them! Here’s all of us looking sweaty after completing our first workout.
Alright, so that’s the life lately/weekend wrap-up part of the post! Now on to the what to expect going forward!
As regular readers know, Monday is usually “Motivational Monday” for me. While I will strive to continue sharing a motivational quotation to start the week, I will not be sharing a printable again until July. Because I will not have regular internet access while away, I won’t be able to create and upload printables. Unlike tutorials and recipes, which I do create and schedule ahead, I tend to base Motivational Monday printables on whatever is really “speaking” to me the preceding weekend.
Speaking of recipes and tutorials, as I’ve mentioned before, I do have several lined up to post while we’re away. Yay! I’ll also be writing about our preparations for a month of “dry camping” and a bit about what we’re doing while away. A lot of my “free” time while away will go into preparing my next big project – my journey to radical self love class! People seemed pretty interested in a self-love project, so I’ve decided to go all out and do it e-course style. The course will include things like explanations of how the brain works and how to form new mental patterns, self-love practices, guided meditations, affirmations, worksheets to fill out, and, my favorite, “challenge exercises.” Each week has a fun challenge exercise that’s designed to reinforce that week’s lessons. They’re awesome things like taking yourself on a date and having coffee with a friend. It is going to be fantastic!!!
I’ll also be working on launching a new YouTube channel solely for yoga called Twisted Lifter Yoga. I’ve already designed the logo. =)
I’m planning an introductory video post to explain what’s in a name and what to expect from the channel and I’ll be sharing that before I start posting any yoga videos. Things are going to be busy around here!
I hope everyone has an enjoyable final week of May and is finally getting some nice, spring weather!