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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger

Well this mornings class certainly killed me, let’s hope it makes me stronger!

Today’s class was with an instructor I haven’t had before as she recently had a baby. Not that you could tell she recently had a baby, she looks seriously amazing. It was a sequence that went:-

400 m row or run

15 Kettlebell swings then 15 v-ups

15 overhead push press then 15 push ups

Each section had to be completed in 2 minutes. If you finished within the 2 minutes you could catch your breath. I didn’t have many chances to catch my breath! Then the whole thing started all over again, and again, and again.

I was ridiculously embarrassing weak today, like worse than usual. I couldn’t even do the push ups on my knees and had to the last couple of rounds against a wall! Don’t get me wrong I’m not exactly normally She Ra but I can usually do push ups on my bloody knees. Wonder if it’s because my period is due today? Do such things affect strength or am I simply having a wobbly day? On the plus side although my push presses were just a bar without weights I’m starting to feel confident with the technique which is hopefully half the battle!

Anyway I went, and did my best. Now it’s just about time to collect my daughter from school. She’s only in half days at the moment while she recovers from cancer.

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Sunday 26th June

Today I think was the hardest class I’ve been to. I actually nearly threw up. To be honest sat here on the sofa I still feel sick. If anything is going to make a rather unfit person realise how rather unfit they are it’s taking up crossfit. Still I made it through to the end even if I was last to do so. The great thing about the crossfit box I go to is how supportive the people are. One of the bigger fit guys literally rallied me on to the end. Even though I was wrecked, weakest and last I felt part of the team.

The actual workout was an ever increasing series of
Kettlebell swings
Rowing or run
Wall balls
Rowing or run
Goblet squats
Rowing or run

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