Friday, January 11, 2008

Stupid rope

Today's Weigh-In: 220.8 lbs.
5-day Average: 221.46 lbs. :(

Still over 220, but just barely. Should be under 220 again by Monday. Don't know what the deal is, but I've been doing everything right so I'm just gonna keep doing that.

No workout yesterday, but got in a fun one today. 3 rounds, for time of:
1000 meter row
20 push press (with 45 lbs.)
6 rope pulls (pull yourself up from the ground, then lower yourself back down with a climbing rope)

I got a time of 27:42 (I believe). Not too bad. The rope pulls were definitely the hardest for me, since I have really small hands and my grip is weak. Oh well, I'm sure my grip strength will keep improving if I keep doing stuff like this. I like doing CrossFit because the whole workout, from warmup to finish, never takes more than an hour, and it includes cardio and resistance training (along with skill training) and high intensity to get the fire burning all day. I feel great when I'm done (although sometimes I want to die when I'm actually doing it).


Rob Tucker said...

Don't let yourself fall into the trap that I fall into every time I'm close to my "landmark" goals. Don't worry about getting under 220 - just keep losing your weight at your own pace while working out and eating right - it WILL come.

Of course, it's so much easier to say than do - but don't beat yourself up too much over numerical expectations. You're going strong.

Geoff said...

What's frustrating is that I was at 218 last week, and this week I've been working out harder and eating well, and it's over 220. Like I said, I'm sure it has something to do with the ramped up intensity, so I'm freaking out about it. I did really well last month, and I want to do really well this month too.

Geoff said...


I meant to say I'm *not* freaking out about it.

Rob Tucker said...

You're falling into the trap ;)

If you were at 224 and got stuck at 227, would it be as frustrating? Don't let those "decade" numbers burn you. I do it ALL the time :)