Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Getting in "trouble" at Crossfit: WOD

Here is the wod we had programmed for today...

I made a HUGE mistake 

Our coach said that this wod should go by pretty quickly, so if  a 35lb kettlebell was pretty heavy for you, to switch to a a lighter kettle bell!


I grabbed a lighter kettlebell, but talked myself down from using the next size down (26 lbs)
and I grabbed the 18lb kettle bell!

I did the whole workout unbroken and finished in 10 minutes....

It took everyone else who grabbed more appropriate sized kettlebells (heavier) about 15 minutes..


Since I made it WAY to easy on myself, I was punished  challenged to do a D-Ball ladder

I had to do 5-4-3-2-1

Starting with 5 on the 40 lb d ball

4 on the 60 lb d ball

3 on the 80 lb d ball

2 on the 100 lb ball

& 1 on the 120 lb ball

 (which I could not get over my shoulder)

I was pooped at the end!

But also I felt kind of special that my coach said I was "too strong" for the 18 lb bell after I finished the wod, and then challenged me 1 on 1 to make sure I got a good enough workout in!!

I am definitely feeling ALLOT better about myself at CrossFit and my abilities. 

I just need to build up my SELF confidence, and not tell myself things are "too heavy" 

I find that allot of the time I sell myself short at CrossFit, until some of the more experienced people or coaches see me and tell me to add weight to my bars or step it up...

Have you ever struggled with self confidence at the gym?


  1. This is very impressive post with every minute details mentioned and clearly expressed,
    great job.

    Gym in Panchkula

  2. You go girl!! I usually push myself really hard at the gym (I sometimes lift heavier than the guys) but some days I think I could go heavier. It's great that you have someone pushing you on the days you second guess yourself! Push through, persevere!

  3. lol you are too cute in these pics! Good job! I think I would die doing these!

  4. That is so awesome! I definitely struggle with confidence, I have been wanting to try Crossfit but I'm scared. Looks like you are rocking it!

    1. Don't be scared to try CrossFit! When I first started I was terrified, then I realized everyone at my gym had to start SOMEWHERE! I began to feel allot more comfortable when I found the classes that had other people at my same level! Plus allot of CrossFit gyms put beginners through a two week + course where they learn all the basics :)

      Thanks for commenting!!! :)

  5. Hey I am visiting from the link-up! You look like a total bad @$$ in those pictures!! I am too scared to even try cross fit!! I can totally see how it would help your confidence, but I also think a lot of us struggle with it!!

    1. Thank you! Yeah, When I first started I struggled ALLOT with comparing myself to other people at the gym... Then as I kept going, other people signed up and I wasn't the new girl anymore! In fact some of the women I train with now tell me they look up to me! It's a real test of self confidence some days/ in the beginning, but it has all been worth it!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  6. You look so damn formidable with those balls. Nice work!

  7. That looks painful. I have yet to give cross-fit a try, but my friend who does it looks fan-freakin-tastic. Stopping by from Katie's hop.
    Have a great day,
    Lulu and Daisy

  8. I'm tired just reading about it! Looks intense, but way to go for pushing through!

  9. There is no cross fit within 25 minutes of me and the class I would take by where I work starts 20 minutes before I could get there. Ugh! Love the kettle bell. They are so great and make me feel BA!