I did it! Crossfit 5 Days a week for the month of June! I feel swole yo. Totes swole. (Remind me never to say things like that again. At the end of a month of Crossfit I can confidently say, I'm not as shit at Crossfit. I feel like when a persons new at something they go through three phases of being new. The first one is: Oh my God I don't know what is going on! Followed by: Oh, yeah I totally get this. The third part happens after you realize how much there is learn and then your back to: Oh my God I don't know what's going on! I happy to report that I've made it to step three.
Over the month I've gotten stronger. My lifts have improved yesterday at Crossfit Blackfriars I completed five sets of four back squats at 75kg (165.3lbs) at one point that was my one rep max and now I can do four in a row. I still can't do pull-ups but I can now do negative pull-ups. I can even feel the smallest amount of tricep muscles forming in my arms. It's small improvements but it's improvements none the less and I'll take them.
In my previous post I hammered home the point of 30 day challenges are a starting point and not the whole point. And this challenge has made that idea more clear than any other challenge. With yoga, I had already had a 12 year base to build on. Before I stepped into a Crossfit box my knowledge consisted of a few memes I read on the internet. I went in a novice, and I emerge an enlightened novice.
My friend and fellow Yoga instructor, Sunny, asked me if I'd do anymore month long challenges in the future. No, not for a while. Most likely not till I need a re-boot in something, then I'll commit to another month of grinding it out. I think what I need to do next is integrate. My nutrition has been more consistent but it could be better. I'd like to split my weeks' workouts evenly between Crossfit and Yoga. I've tried to do days where I double up but that's a lot of time. Neither the Crossfit Blackfriars or Bikram Yoga Highbury are very close to where I live so it's a lot of commuting and that's a time suck. On days I double up I feel like I'm a full-time exerciser and as fun as that is, I moved to London to be a full-time comedian so some attention needs to be paid to that.
I've really enjoyed writing these posts and plan to continue blogging on a weekly schedule rather than a daily. Thank you to everyone who's taken the time to read about my little journey and thank you to Crossfit Blackfriars for hosting my challenge. Now if you'll all excuse me, I have to go practice double-unders.