Today I tried something NEW at my CrossFit gym!
As I still consider myself a "newbie" at the gym, I have been very hesitant to branch out of my my comfort zone and attend a class that wasn't a crossfit class!
You see, my gym is a "CrossFit" gym, but actually offers a veriety of classes!
Some of these classes are:
Kettle Bell Club
I have only tried a few of the classes on the list, so I decided to be brave tonight and try something new!
I attended a power lifting class!
Basically there are 3 lifts to Powerlifting:
So I decided to work on bench press, and WOAAH did I learn there is allllot more to a bench press than actually just pressing the bar up and down!
The class was allot different than I expected, for most of the class I just worked technique with a pvc pipe!
Even though I did not "feel the burn" or get a great workout in, I DEFINITLEY am more prepared for the next time bench press is programmed into a daily wod!
If you have never benched before, or been to afraid to try at the gym, here is a helpful video with tips on how to bench properly!
I was SO happy to get back to eating my normal food today!!
Breakfast: Juiced these delicious fruits & veggies! (so much better than pancakes)
Lunch: Cashew Chicken & Spinach Salad!
Snack: (unpictured) Sweet Potato Drizzled w/ Honey
Dinner: Yc's Mongolion Grill Chicken Stir Fry with Veggies!
I felt SO much better about what I ate today than yesterday!
I think I have really begun to enjoy feeling control over what I am eating.. The food doesn't control you, YOU control the food!
This is a great breakdown for carb/fat & protein intake for me! I usually aim for my graph to be very equal or higher in fat/protein content!
This is just a rough estimation, but if everyday were like today I would be about 5-7 lbs lighter in 5 weeks!
What classes do you usually take at the gym?
Do you lift weights at the gym?