I withdrew from my GMAT class because it became painfully obvious that I am significantly behind in the math content. Once I have become proficient enough in the work that pays my salary, I am going to get myself a math tutor. Veritas Prep told me I can re-enroll without penalty whenever I'm ready. I have also put in my notice at Pure Barre and will only work a few shifts this April. The 4 AM wake up on Wednesday and Thursday was killing me, especially since I produce my best work between 6 and 10 AM. By the time I got home, I couldn't concentrate and frequently needed a nap. I was also late for my shrink every Thursday. I am disappointed that I didn't get to enjoy a free membership. It seemed like I was asked to cover a shift every time I signed up for class - like legit, Hey we see you're signed up to take the 4:45 PM. Can you show up at 4 and leave at 8? I'm a hard worker and I understand that helping to pick up weights is a small sacrifice to make for free class, but I didn't want to get pulled in to cover the desk every time I went near the studio. I have a relatively flexible work schedule that allows me to exercise during a typical work day but that's only because I make up that hour before 9 AM or after 6 PM. It doesn't mean that I'm free to work 4 hours in the middle of the day or that I can drop everything to handle an apparel shipment at 11 AM. If it sounds like I'm pissed, it's because I am. I'm a big fan of the studio and the owners and everyone who works there, but working there isn't the right thing for me anymore. I'm going to buy myself a class pack and go back to being a client.
Life and Wellness goals: FAILED. I didn't sleep enough and I certainly didn't live in the moment because I was miserable and panicking on a regular basis. I got so stressed out that I tried to find things to give up that weren't GMAT or Pure Barre so I told Jenna I needed a break from nutrition coaching. Even thinking about my macros changing made me freak out. The good news is that I'm back on track and have a carb cycling and workout plan set for the month of April.
|I'm looking pretty lean but I'm still working on losing more body fat.|
Pure Barre goal: I hit my goal of ten classes. There was a March Madness Challenge for 20 classes in 31 days, but once I got bumped out of class because I work there, I decided "winning" a challenge as an employee didn't mean that much to me. My Pure Barre attendance is going to drop significantly once I stop going to class for free. I think a weekly Pure Barre class should be enough to help balance out CrossFit moving forward.
CrossFit goal: 34/200 WODs. I went to CrossFit 12 times this month and I went to a ROMWOD session. I didn't count the ROMWOD towards my class count but that ish is not easy. Holding pigeon pose for 4 minutes sucks balls. I saw a lot of improvement in CrossFit in March. I PR'd my overhead squat by 20# with a 105# for one. I took 5 minutes and 39 seconds off my 14.5/16.5 score. I did a WOD with 105# power cleans and front squats and finished in 8:37. 105# used to be really heavy for me and I dominated that workout. I think my improved nutrition is definitely the reason for my improvements because I sure as hell didn't get much sleep.
Mileage: I ran 5.5 miles outside of CrossFit WODs. The boyfriend bought me a spectacular present - a Garmin Forerunner 630. I absolutely love it! The GPS works instantly and it syncs with my phone. No more stupid cords! Unfortunately the Pact app doesn't accept Garmin steps towards the Pact so I still have to wear Fitbit for runs. I ended up buying a new Fibit Flex (thanks Mom!) but I was allergic to that one too, but then I had a light bulb moment - maybe the Fitbit brand changed the materials used in their bands. I found a Target brand band in one of my drawers and haven't had an issue since. Since I had an extra Fitbit, I gave it to the boyfriend. He seems to enjoy it and is not allergic to the regular band.