Today was the first day of I Am Crossfit. This is an 8 week challenge during which time I will be doing 6 workouts a week, keeping a food log, and taking my Advocare. This morning we did our benchmark workout, which will be repeted in 8 weeks to see how far we have come. The workout was 3 rounds of 400 meter run, 30 jumping pull ups, and 7 hang cleans with 65 pounds. The workout was capped at 12 mins, and time ran out for me with 2 cleans left! The run really hurt my time and I know that that is what I really have to work on. My cardio is crap, but the only way to improve it is to work on it. So that is what I hope to do. Well, one of the things. I have to come up with 3 goals to email my coach, Zach, so I will have to work on narrowing them down. I feel like I have a lot of goals, and I am not sure if that is good or bad. But either way, I have a lot to work on and the workout today was a good indication of how far I have to go.
Another part of today was the body assesment. We got measured and pinched and our body fat taken and weighed. Needless to say, me weight and body fat were not what i would have liked them to be. My lowest weight was 162 and that was at the end of September. My body fat was also 22%. Today, I was 170 and almost 26% body fat. No good. I was not really surprised that it went up, but it is another thing to really have to face it. I want to get down to 150 and below 20%. That would be amazing so that is what I am going to work on. I know that I shouldn't base a lot of weight, but it is something important to me and a solid way for me to see my progress.
So 8 weeks from today we will see where I am. It is easier for me to stay on point when I have someone like Zach looking over my food logs and kicking my butt when I don't give it 100%. So I am going to take full advantage of this opportunity.