Monday, November 06, 2006
Hold em up!!
Today's workout was hard, but after being inspired yesterday by those incredible O-lifters I was ready to dig in! Brendan ran the show for the 9:00 class - we did clean & jerks with pullups 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 reps. I used 25# dbs for the c&j and real pull ups. Then we did L-sits Tabata style mixed with 50 ab mat sit ups - hands behind the shoulders x2. I finished first, but forgot my time. Brendan had us do a new twist to the L sit today....a pass through with a L hold at the finish ! I thought L sits were hard enough....but this made them even harder!! I just LOVE the way he comes up with exercises and how he mixes them together to form a tough workout. I look forward to learning more about technique and training by watching him closely. Hey, that won't be a problem for me since i can't take my eyes off of him as it is ;) This am I ran 7 miles at an easy pace on the treadmill at 6:00...tonight I get to run with Nicole for about 7 along the ocean. Maybe Brendan will come too!! Bren just registered me for my first level of certification as a CrossFit trainer...we fly out this Friday for Colorado where I will attend the cert seminar to learn, and he will be a head trainer. I can't wait!!! I am so excited to finially start the steps to becoming a trainer! I have been interested in training people for about 6 years now, but never took it to the next level since I was home schooling my children full time then. Brendan has been instrumental in pushing me along to better myself and to get focused on what I want out of life. There are so many reasons he came into my life, that being just one of them. He tells me all the time that i can do anything. I have a bad habit of saying negative things about myself and believing them. He makes me stop the talk and gives me positive words about myself in place. I actually don't know when or where I picked up the belief system that I am a failure and will never be successful at anything...some of it goes way back to my childhood for SURE...but the rest just lies in me being overly critical of myself and my performance. It ends up paralyzing me to the point where I am afraid to even try. NO MORE!!! This week I am going to focus on the good in me, the goals I have accomplished and the successes I have had. Every day....baby steps. Getting on a plane will be difficult since I am terrified of flying ever since I lost Geoffrey, the first love of my life, in a plane crash. I'm going to try and be strong, to not let fear grip me and overwhelm me. Send me some love!!!