Pouting and strength

I’ve been doing a bit of pouting lately.  OK.  A lot of pouting.

See, change can be hard, especially when you get into a groove and think you’re going along just fine.

And I’m not gonna lie and say everything’s hunky-dory, because that wouldn’t be true.  That wouldn’t be real.  And yes I know I need to suck it up and get over it, but it’s important that you know that I do screw up from time to time.  Or rather, all the time.  And that despite my best efforts to do my best and be positive, it just isn’t going to happen all the time.

Got it?

Back to the pouting.

I got feedback for the second week in a row on my food log and suddenly I realized — it isn’t going to be as easy as I thought.  Changing to what Zach wants me to do isn’t going to be seamless, and it’s going to be hard, especially with Luke’s birthday party right around the corner.  Not to mention menu-planning and prepping my meals for the morning and all of that.

It’s also kind of that gut-wrenching realization that I didn’t do as well with my food log as I thought I did.  There’s still room for improvement.  A LOT of improvement.  I didn’t execute as well as I thought I did, and it’s actually going to take some effort.  Some re-thinking.

Does that mean I’m not going to do it? No.  It doesn’t.

I know what I want.  I went to Zach for guidance.  He’s giving it.  Now it’s up to me to take it and implement it. No one said it was going to be easy.  There is no magic wand, no matter how much I wish there was.

Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.

~Ann Landers

OK.  Pouting over. Sorta.  But let’s move on.

We were off from class Tuesday, so Andy came up with a strength set for me.

4×8 Back Squat 45-55-65-65
(I kept the weight low to work on depth and form)
2×8 One-armed pushup, each arm
(I had one arm on a med ball.  I was going do do a full 4 sets, but a shooting pain started up in my right hand.)

4×8 Ring Rows
(Directly under the bar with knees bent)
4×8 Good mornings 65-65-65-65

I pouted during this workout too, because these are not my favorite exercises.  But as Andy reminds me CONSTANTLY… that’s why we’re doing them.


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Hi! I'm Cindy Brummer. By day, I'm a web & wordpress designer/developer/content strategist. And for fun, I'm a cook, Crossfitter, novice Olympic weightlifter, and mom to two cuties. Find me on Google+.