Last weekends snatch clinic was the thing I need to motivate me to get back on track, eat better, work harder, and more often. It was amazing, I felt amazing, and so proud of myself once we were done. I’m excited about my journey again, and will do everything I can to make a good one.
So I signed up for this weekend’s C&J clinic, and on the 21st for the Super Meet, where you get 2 hours to hit your max lifts (back squat, clean and jerk, snatch, bench press and deadlift). I know I am probably not going to hit my 220lbs back squat that day, but I want to use the meet to establish a baseline for myself, to work on in the upcoming year. When I don’t lift, I’ll be taking photos… This should be a fun, and intense event!
DOn’t get me wrong, I have trouble going up and down the stairs right now, but I am embracing it, since it means I worked hard. Overtime, it can only get better (notice I did not say easier!)
So today I went to the gym, to try to “loosen” up a bit… I did mobility focusing on my hips, and glutes which have been giving me grief for a while now, but amazingly, since the clinic on saturday, my back does not hurt! *knocking on wood* I cannot remember a time where my back was the way it is right now, and I admit I am a bit scared to do something to end my luck. But what I am feeling right now, is how I want to feel all the time… Being actuve also will help with the osteoarthritis in my left knee.
A lot can happen in one year… But the most important thing is that one year ago, today, I decided to join CrossFit Catalyst and better my health. I lost weight, I gained muscle, I improved my cardiovascular health, I learned to eat better, I learned the OLY lifts, I have done things I never thought I could, I have pushed myself harder than I ever had before, past those “safe” limits, I have witnessed so many victories and shared them, I have become a CrossFit photographer (locally) which will lead to me being a full fledged CrossFit photographer for CrossFit events (yes, the cat is out of the bag!) I have discovered a new passion, amazing people and found myself.
Don’t get me wrong, I did not go as much as I should, and workout as hard as I should. But I went. And I am still going.
My goal for the upcoming year :
- Go to the gym more often, let’s say at least 3 times a week
- Eat better, mostly Paleo most of the time
- Be more positive, because in the last few months I have seen how thinking positive can affect one’s life, and little surprises!
- Be honest with myself
- Be more disciplined, and do what it takes to get healthier (avoid junk food is the biggest one!)
ONE year… lots of changes in my personal life, in my professional life, in my photography life… It was a bit overwhelming at times, but I don’t regret anything. If anything, I have become more daring in the last year, willing to take more risks… and most of the time, it pays off!
Catalyst peeps, I love you!
Submitted my photography portfolio today to CrossFit!!! Exciting!!!!!!!!
Saturday was FRANFEST! Yes ladies and gentlemen, a Fran kinda of day. Not once, but twice, and for some even three times, in teams of two. What an event! I went and shot the event, and saw a lot of new faces, had fun. It’s always a humbling experience to witness my friends go through a workout like this. In the back of my mind, I kept wondering at what point I’d quit…