Holy Canoli, has it really been 2 months!? Yeesh! It's pretty darn clear I've been needing to get my booty into the gym and I can tell you something- it was pretty clear I hadn't been in awhile.
Today, at the good old neighborhood Crossfit, I caught a LOT of flack for not having been in awhile. (That's what happens when you ditch your workout family unexpectedly after preparing for a competition... oops!)
I'm sure you're all just dying for the rundown- who doesn't want to live vicariously through a totally out of shape fitness nerd?
The warm up- I repeat WARM UP- was sprinting up a hill 8 times.....
I'm just going to let that one sink in.....
Sprinting. Up a hill. 8. Times.
I can't even feel my butt right now.
My legs were basically Jell-o. I probably sounded like I was having some major respiratory failure by the time I finished (or, you know, 2 times up). It was brutal. And that was just the WARM UP.
Enter the actual WOD.
We had a 10 minute AMRAP (As Many Rounds As Possible for you blog newbies), in which one round consisted of 5 push ups, 10 burpees, 15 box jumps, and 20 singles (jump ropes).
I made it through 2 rounds plus an extra 24 into the next round. It was awful. I've learned my lesson.
However, after, I asked Taryn to do my measurements to see just how much I'd slid backward, and measured my body fat percentage to determine how much fat I'd packed on in 2 months. (I was cringing the whole time.)
Here are my results from right before the competition in July:
Not too shabby, if I do say so myself. Now, a very dramatic and drawn out drum roll please....
Admittedly, it's super hard to read. My bad on the picture taking. However, I can break it down for you!
L. Arm: 9 7/8 in. 10 in.
Flex: 10 3/4 in. 10 1/2 in.
R. Arm: 10 in. 10 in.
Flex:11 1/8 in. 10 7/8 in.
Chest: 33 in. 32 1/8 in.
Natural Waist: 28 5/8 in. 28 in.
Hips: 34 1/4 in. 34 3/4 in.
L. Leg: 20 1/4 in 19 in.
R. Leg: 20 5/8 in. 20 in.
Body Fat: 25.3% 25.6%
Freaking. BOOM. Did I lose some muscle? You betcha. Did I gain some fat? Yes. (Only .3%. Woot. Woot.) But check out those waist and chest measurements. LOSING in those areas when I'm being a bum!? I'll take it!!
And this was supposed to be my post-workout selfie (as per usual) but Eren wanted to take it for me!
Ignore my icky shirt. It was allowed to be cut up for a reason :)
I'm so excited to be back in the gym and can't wait to share my progress with you, loyal readers!
Until we sweat again!!