Case in point. When I established my one rep max on the bench press a couple weeks back I was able to bench 95lbs. For a baseline that is really not bad at all, remember I've only been CrossFitting since November and I'd only done bench press a couple of times at my box before establishing that. At 95 lbs. that puts me square in the middle of the pack among the women. I'm basically one of the (if not the) strongest of the weak, then there's a gap between my bench mark and the one rep max of most of the competitive athletes who can bench their body weight or more. Yet, I can barely do one good rep of knee push-ups because I have to push-up sooo much weight, even from my knees.
And that's just push-ups. I want to be able to do a strict pull-up - just one - before the end of the year. Right now I cannot even do an assisted pull-up with a band because of my weight. There's not even a whole lot of men, whose body form is already better equipped to do a pull-up naturally, who could pull up that much weight. Rich Froning only has to move 180 lbs. and I am no Rich Froning.
Goals for March
- CrossFit 3-5 times per week
- Take advantage of my wellness time at work to walk home for lunch a couple days each week
- Take advantage of the longer daylight hours to start walking to work as much as possible again
- Make time on Sunday afternoons and/or Monday mornings to prep some food for the coming week
- Eat fresh food before it goes bad
- Keep strict paleo and limit higher carb foods to post-workout
- Refuel after workouts with starches, protein, healthy fats and supplements
- Finish reading Good Calories, Bad Calories
- Take time to wind down each night to encourage a full 8-10 hours of sleep