In Jan 2013, I listed 11 goals I wanted to accomplish before 2014 hit. Well by December 31, 2013, I accomplished 8 out of the 11.
Here’s the list:
First to accomplish was a bodyweight back squat. 112lbs.
The first workout where I did back squats was in January 2013, I was squatting 65lbs – for 5 reps. My chicken legs had never squat with a barbell before. So I made a goal to back squat my body weight (112lbs) before 2014. I hit that goal by March 2013. I think my 1RM is 145lbs today.
Second to accomplish was a body weight front squat. 112lbs
First time I did a front squat with weight was in Feb 2013. I squatted 77lbs for 3 reps. I could tell that just in the 1st month of Crossfit my legs had gotten stronger. I hit my goal of front squatting body weight (112lbs) by April 2013.
Third to accomplish was 100 strict pushups in a wod. If you know me, you know that when I first started Crossfit I could NOT do 1 strict pushup. I remember, there was a wod that called for 1000 m row, 50 DB thrusters and 30 pushups FOR TIME. It took me almost 15 minutes to finish this wod. I did every pushup modified and I almost started crying. So after that, I made a goal to complete 100 strict pushups in a wod before 2014. In June 2013 I accomplished my pushup goal! Andy & I tackled Cindy and I completed 10 rounds. (5 pullups, 10 pushups and 15 air squats) I did all the pushups strict so that meant I hit 100 strict pushups. I was so happy about this one.
Fourth to accomplish was a 45 kg (99lbs) Clean and Jerk.
I’m the girl who had constant bruised shoulders and a bruised collar bone from the bar slamming down on my poor bones. When you dont have much muscle, that shit hurts!! I’ve definiltey gotten a little better at form. I knew I wanted to C&J 45kg before 2014 hit. I hit that goal in October 2013.
Fifth to accomplish was 1 strict pullup.
Before Crossfit, I had never done a pullup, ever. I started with the biggest band, and would work on pullup progression with Coach Josh. He really helped me. Mad props Coach Josh. 🙂 I tried and tried and that mental discouragement just wouldnt let me get that 1 strict pullup. By May 2013 I was on the skinniest band, and soo close. May 30, 2013 I did my first strict pullup!!!
Sixth to accomplish was hold a handstand w/out the wall
After Coach Heather added handstand holds into the warmup this came pretty easy to me after a week. Yes, accomplished!
Seventh to accomplish was Push Press 40kg (88lbs)
First push press in Feb, 2013 I was maxing at 25kg (55lbs). My shoulders, are little. I wanted to make my goal 40kg. I hit that goal in October 2013. And PR’d in October as well and push pressed 45kg (99lbs)!
Eighth to accomplish was to get 5 kipping pullups in a row
It took me almost 12 months to finally get that kip. I made the goal of 5 kipping pullups early in 2013, before I could even do a strict pullup. I finally hit my goal of 5 kipping pullups 2 days before 2014. The wod was
AMRAP: 8 minutes
10 Pull Ups
20 Wall Balls (20/16)
30 Weighted Sit Ups (16/12)
I did the pullups RX-all kipping and actually did 6 unbroken!
The THREE goals I did NOT accomplish in 2013 were:
Snatch 35kg (77lbs)
20 Double Unders unbroken
I will add these goals to my 2014 list. Even though I didn’t accomplish all of my 11 goals for 2013, I am still proud of myself for the progress I made since I started Crossfit. I am determined to keep making progress no matter how fast or slow. My overall goal for 2014 is to get stronger. That’s what I wanted from day 1, is to get strong. Let the PR’s begin!