Thursday, May 14, 2009

If You Only Knew

WOD for 5-13-2009

Front Squat

Met Con:
5 Rounds of:
10 Pistols
10 Ball Slam to Box Jump (holding the ball)

Was not in the proper midset for Crossfit yesterday. Hence my horrible performance. Lifting weights in 90% mental. And I didn't have the mindset. Front Squat, form was crap. Lets just be honest. I knew at 95# that when I went up to 100#, it wasn't going to be good. I should have listened to that internal voice and stopped, but no, I am stubborn, and did 100#. My back rounded, and it just wasn't good. I did get 3 at 100#, but it was the worst form anyone has ever seen.

Working sets were:

The MetCon....pistols were done using a green band. Ball Slams, used the 10# ball, and the small box. Couldn't see the box, so I did box steps. Again, the mental aspect of Crossfit wasn't there. Time was slow, enough said

Time: 10:28

Here is what I am wondering, is it better to go to CrossFit and have a bad day, or just not go at all? I missed the day before due to a friend having a personal crisis, and needing to be there for a friend. So, that is an added stress in my life, and being woken up all during the night by my friend's cell phone going off. I am wondering if I did more harm than good? I can honestly not think of one positive thing that I did in the workout yesterday. It was just a bad day all around.

Diet For Yesterday:
Breakfast: 1/2c oatmeal, 3 pieces of bacon, 6 almonds, 5 strawberries
Lunch: turkey burger minus the bun, (actually it was more like turkey wrapped in lettuce), 9 peanuts, blackberries, 1/2 chocolate chip cookie
Dinner: Salad, 7 almonds, sun flower seeds, and 2 bites of ice cream (told you it was a bad day)
Total Water Intake: 2L

Currently Listening to: "If You Only Knew" by Shinedown


  1. I personally think that it is better to go, even if you have a bad day. I have a bad day at least once a week. The good thing is just to stay in the habit of going in and doing what you can. The positive from yesterday is that you made it through the workout even with all of those other factors going on. Those are the days that really challenge your mind to stay strong despite how badly you want to just quit. You're doing great!

  2. Thanks Sandy...I can really only think of a few times where I really have just felt so discouraged after workouts. Usually going to CrossFit clears my mind, and makes my world right again! LOL. Yesterday is over, and today is a new day! Hopefully it will be better.

  3. I think it's better to go, too. I don't know if it's the endorphins or what, but my mood always improves after a workout. If the workout itself is what frustrates me, I try to see it as having made me stronger. You're tougher for having gone through the workout yesterday and finished it, despite thinking you weren't there mentally with what you had going on in your personal life. I hope your friend is doing better!

    What's the deal with Gloria's this weekend?! I'd love to try to join you for your birthday dinner!