I took yesterday off which worked out marvelously! However, I do believe my moods positively correlate with my workout schedule.
I work out, I’m usually in a good mood.
I don’t work out, and well, anything goes. There’s no saying what could happen!
Typically, when I work out, I just feel amazing. When I don’t work out, something, somewhere trips the ‘crazy girl’ mode and I’ll just be down, cranky, moody, whatever. I’m a walking billboard for endorphins. All the shit you hear in high school about hormones, endorphins, “feel good” chemicals; yeah, it’s true. I’m finally at the point in my life where I’m realizing how things affect me and how to tell what works, and what else needs to be done. I think.
Back when I hated exercise, so.. basically before spin class with Diana and before CrossFit, I was like, BULLshhhhiitttt.. Endorphins are a load of crap. Doctors just tell you that crap to get you to exercise more.
They’re legit. I feel amazing when I work out. I feel crappy when I don’t.
OH. And can I tell you? I’m not even sore from the 50 GHD sit ups I did on Wednesday. You know what that means? I have to do more of them.
Anyway. Today’s WOD:
12 Minute AMRAP
25 – DU
3 – Power Snatches @ 75% of 1RM
12 – Bar Facing Burpees
I did singles, because Tom and I agreed that doing singles and getting a workout was a better deal than struggling with DUs for 12 minutes (even though I can do them, I get worn out fast, and they slow waaay down when I’m tired.) It’s a double edged sword.
So.. singles, 50 singles, even though I did 12 DUs my first round.
3 power snatches. I used 85lbs on the bar. Awesome. This was the best and easiest part of this WOD, go figure.
bar facing burpees… not much to say about those.
I ended up finishing 4 rounds plus 27 singles.
We worked on DLs today. I did several heavy ones, and actually pulled 300 one time, also. I haven’t DLed that much weight in a long time. Deadlifts used to be something I loved, and now I’m like, I’d rather clean, please! My highest 1RM DL still sits at 335. I haven’t gone for that in a long time, and I’m okay with it. I have a hard time believing I could actually lift an additional 35 lbs from what I pulled today. Shit’s crazy.