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My excessive energy, extreme narcissism, and intense love of neon-colored spandex is both managed and fueled by my addiction to fitness. I push myself to extremes and I push other people's buttons. Obviously I needed my own blog.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May 2016 Goals

Life and Wellness goals: Life is pretty awesome, but I haven't managed my anxiety very well. It sucks when I know that I'm wasting precious time when I become paralyzed with anxiety, but then I just sit there freaking out and then I have more anxiety the next day because I wasn't productive the day before. Vicious cycle. I'm trying to be more mindful and let myself feel my feelings without going into full-blown panic mode. And I'm trying to curb my online shopping problem. There's just so many workout clothes I want! And then I start thinking about how that is not helping me reach my financial goals. I'd like to have actual savings and use them to purchase a house one day. Instead I have 5 pairs of Nanos...

May was really fantastic for friendships. I got to spend some much-appreciated quality time with my CrossFit community at Regionals where we cheered on our badass coach, Breona Evans. (Look her up. Pat Sherwood has recognized her greatness so you know it's true.) I felt very much included and had a great time going to festivals with box friends and apartment complex friends. I've also got myself a group of 5 PMers that I want to see every day. I jump around classes a lot, which allows me to meet a lot of people, but I really benefit from having a group that is going to motivate me and consistently show up at the same time.

I'm happy with my nutrition progress. I've been a lot more loose with my macros but I did weigh in at 140.2 lbs on May 25. I read Natalie Noe's ebook and I follow her on social media, and she talks about how she eats for performance. She doesn't care if she can see her abs one day and not the next because she has a goal - to be sick at CrossFit. I've gotten pretty lean but I'd like more definition, but I don't want to lift any less or not be able to keep up. Sometimes I see myself working out in photos and I'm disappointed that I don't look leaner. Or I'll be running around the gym in a sports bra and shorts and wonder if I have a muffin top. These things aren't important. I'm not going to ruin my performance by trying to suck in my gut so I look better in my shorts. Our coach requested that we send before, progress, and after photos his way for a motivation board at the gym. I looked at my photos from November 2015 (right after I started working with Jenna) and now, and it was a really good smack in the face. I'm proud of my progress.

Pure Barre Goal: I went to Pure Barre 4 times this month. I took some time off from CrossFit in preparation for Murph and did Pure Barre instead. I've attended class 39 times this year. I'm getting close to the 100 Club.

CrossFit Goal: 58/200 WODs. I went to CrossFit 13 times this month. I'm seeing a lot of improvement and I've been Rxing more of the workouts. I'm finally feeling like I'm getting back to where I was before I got mugged last May.

Mileage: I ran 18 miles. This included my first long run in a very long time. I need to be better about prioritizing running because I need to build a base for marathon training. The good news is that 10 miles felt comfortable. I've got another 5K with the boyfriend this weekend that I'm pretty excited about.

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