It has definitely been a week of ups and downs.
I was proud I participated in the open.
I was not thrilled to see my ranking.
Reminded myself I was very new to this.
Felt I was the reason our team scored low.
Back to proud I did it..
and then it cycles again.
I did the scaled version which required me to do knees to chest instead of toes to bar and then the weights were lower for that group too which after a few rounds I ended up being thankful for! I was very nervous about doing knees to chest since I have only done it once before and when you’re carrying this much extra weight a dead hang isn’t easy! I am proud that I gave it my all during the workout. I do still shake my head and sigh that I wasn’t getting the clean and jerk. I had never actually done a clean and jerk before. Ive done a clean..done a jerk..never put them together. My form started to definitely falter as the weight went up and I couldn’t even get myself into the clean. I’d lift it and get to the jump and shrug..and then notice my elbows were still securely at my side. Not out in front of me with the bar resting nicely on chest. Why can’t I get this?!
The coaches kept seeing my struggle and would come correct my form. I would fully take in what they were saying and totally understood it. But my brain decided to not communicate with my body. I just couldn’t get it. I ended with 95#.
I am still trying to feel good about signing up. I still can’t shake that I bring the team score down but I am constantly reminded it’s about bettering yourself and setting a base score that you can improve on. Well..I can really only go up from here!
Other highlights of the week
*Talked to one of the coaches about advice on this nasty plateau i’ve been stuck i for weeks. Took his advice and have immediately lost 3 lbs
*Have made it into the gym 4 days this week (tomorrow will be 5)
*Started a goal challenge this month and it has been helping immensely
*Fit into a size 14 that wasn’t Old Navy brand
*Finally started getting some WOD pics!
Onto 15.2 tomorrow! (yikes..)