This was a big week for me – I introduced my husband to Crossfit (long story short, he threw up after the warmup), got my first RX, and defeated my fear of box jumps!
Everything I had read about box jumps was completely right – it is 90% mental. That 8 inch box looks ten feet high when it’s sitting there in front of you. My first try a few weeks ago was unsuccessful, and I ended up jumping onto a very short stack of weights (I think they were maybe four inches high). But this week, I stared at that box, I cussed at that box, and I trash talked that box. I wasn’t going to be defeated by an inanimate object, and when it came to jump, I took a deep breath…and landed on top of the box! It just got easier from there. I’ll be sticking with the 8 incher for a while, but it feels good just knowing that I did it!
Today, I RX’d my first workout. I found my 1-rep max deadlift at 98 lbs, and did the workout (on the minute for ten minutes – 5 deadlifts at 70% max weight (68lbs) followed by max double-unders) as prescribed! I also did my first double under (passing the rope beneath you twice per jump while jumping rope). It was a total accident, and I grinned like an idiot when I realized that I had finally done one.
It was a hard week, but a good week, and next week will be even better because I hope to start seeing evidence of my hard work as I add in the other half of the equation (diet). I’ll be starting back on strict Paleo/Primal on Monday, and hope to start looking and feeling better. Here’s to a great week, and I can’t wait to see what the next one will bring!