I may not be as good at something as I want to be but that doesn't mean I should give up and cry. And also learning to take things slowly, the workouts aren't so intense or long and I need to accept that. Right now it's just the beginning and an 8 minute workout is enough.
Today the lesson was focused on squats so we practised a little on body weight squats and doing the different types of squats. I know that because of my hip, lower back problems and knees squats really aren't my thing and I don't do back squats at all. It's only the past months I've added in front squats and they work ok. Also my ankles aren't very mobile or flexible so all that adds up to not so good squats and unfortunately I am terrible at doing things I'm not good at so I haven't practised squats or getting better at them or mobility. Anyway when I was telling the coach that I had knee and lower back problems it felt like I was just making excuses and in all honesty he wasn't so interested either. So I just had to laugh and add in, "I've just got to practice more" because that is exactly what I have to do. Accept that I am bad at squats and I have my reasons for it but I can also do more flexibility and mobility work to make myself better at them. At times my knees or back do say stop but it's also the fact that I don't like doing things I'm bad at. So I just had to take his feedback and remind myself that I amnt 11 years old where I want to cry because I get critique and my mind tries to tell me I am awful and terrible and bad at everything. I know that his critique is because I needed to fix a small thing and work on mobility and he is helping me.
To start off the workout we did lots of foam rolling and ouch.... I have a foam roller at home but I can count on one hand the amount of times I've used it this year XD but it's definitely something I am going to do more of. My whole body was shaking from holding myself in certain positions.
And to finish off we did a WOD. A very simple one which was 5 rounds of:
5 push ups
20 air squats
And that was timed so in a few lessons time we will do the same workout and see if we improved!
So far I think crossfit is alot of fun but very intense and it's a good way to shock my body and do something different, really push myself and not just do the same thing over and over. But I also need to accept that I amnt good at everything, I am just human and I need to be ok with not being good at things. That just means I can practise and get better, have some goals for myself. For the next few weeks I am going to focus alot on stretch and mobility, lots of foam rolling and maybe doing 2 or 3 full or half body workouts and 1-2 stretch and mobility workouts. Not so much separate muscle groups as I've done that for so many years now focusing on other things!! :)
Now im on my way home and time for some lunch and an hour or so of maths!! :)