good morning friends & family!
i’m chillin’ post WOD right now watching jenna watch country music videos – she’s a freaking nut job.
the ONLY person i know to just sit for hours and watch country music videos on CMT.
“i drive your truuuuuuuuuuuuuuck…..” that’s all i know…
how was your weekend? mine was great – jam packed with v. necessary errands. i’ve got a few very busy weekends coming up with work, friends, bridal showers, & other shenanigans so it was good to check things off of my to-do list this weekend
here are my two dress options for Ireland & possibly the post-wedding new york cocktail party – obviously i’m having an obsession with lace
…hopefully i won’t look as pale as the girl on the left.
whole foods – check!, trader joes – check!, bridal shower gifts – check! (may or may not have gotten into a white trash fight in the basement of macy’s over a waterford crystal bowl…)
about the above three pictures:
1. do you not love my new lulu wunder unders? i got them on DISCOUNT at the yogabowl warehouse sale a few weekends ago. – chaching.
2. i freaking packed my brown box for lunch yesterday to. the. max. – salmon, roasted veggies, hard boiled eggs – & then topped it off with whole foods avocado dressing (which was the first time i tried it – it was DELICIOUS.) i almost bought a bottle of it – but decided to restrain until next time.
3. this new TJs dried kimchi snacks are oddly addictive – and SUPER spicy. i was munching them in the car yesterday and thinking – wow i could totally kill this entire bag – and then i coughed my lungs up because they were on fire – strangely enough i still continued to eat them….
i also managed to squeeze in a friday night sushi feast – it was fantastical.
you get the point – i was a busy bee this weekend!
this morning i REALLY wanted to go to 8AM crossfit – the WOD looked super fun and i was ready for it (last night)
when my alarm went off i laid in bed for like 10 minutes thinking – “just stay julie – this bed is so delicious – it’s SO delicious”
you see – i love crossfit – it makes me feel strong and fierce and pushes me beyond what i mentally think i can do – but it also stresses me out sometimes – i get caught up in what everyone else is doing – what i think i should be doing and sometimes i think i dread going – this is not okay.
this morning even though i really wanted to say in bed or ‘do my own thang’ i just got up – chugged some fitmixer and beasted out the door before i even could stop myself
i thought to myself (excuse my french) '”fuck. it.” i’m just gonna go – do me – not put ANY pressure on myself and see what happens -- it’s supposed to be fun.
i am SO glad i went.
it was one of my best WODs yet – it was a partner WOD so my partner went first – it gave me some good time to get mentally ready
i also decided to stack on some extra weight for the cleans – this was my highest clean weight yet – and i even though about what an idiot i was because PR-ing my clean after a 1,500m row was probably going to kill me – i just went for it.
to be honest the whole 15 minutes i thought i was going to puke – especially cleaning heavy after a 1,500m row – i actually contemplated taking some weight off when i couldn’t get one clean – i settled in and just did it.
one of the coaches stayed with me the entire time and REALLY pushed me today
i finished with 86 total reps – and the coach was super impressed with my row & my WOD today.
i was mentally in it this morning – just decided to have fun – no pressure and it really worked to my benefit. YAY.
this video has actually REALLY helped me with my row – i think about it every time i row and it helps me to keep my row pace consistent the entire time and just above a 2:00 pace – which i’m pretty happy with and know i can improve on
post WOD this happened ---
chocolate peanut butter caffienation (which was just meh) and a blueberry egg white oatbran pancake
now it’s time to shower, make some meat-a-balls & do some laundry – oh the typical sunday!
love to love you <3
how was your weekend? do you feel like sometimes you put extra stress on yourself and it makes things WAY harder than they should be – especially when they’re supposed to be fun? how do you deal?