WOD - Messy Metcon
3 Deadlifts (165-lbs.)
5 Weighted Ring Dips
7 "knees to chest negatives"
Today's workout was sloppy, not much else to say there. I was about 10lbs too heavy on the deadlifts and they were near impossible by round 3 (1x max is 195, 3x max is 185). I almost didn't finish round 7 because I wanted to just give up--hence the time...lots of pacing around. My form in "guiding" the bar to the floor was apparently horrible and this is the lift I thought I had pretty good form on! My pullup attempts weren't horrible but not great either. I definitely felt the burn regardless.
My only strength today was in the ring dips. I did all 7 rounds unbroken with the red band. Time to move to floss and just do it!
I'm really feeling defeated with my performances--July was a rough month with few big gains like June...maybe it is about time for a "rest" week
Ok, MEN can stop reading here--topic is dress sizes....
Let me preface this by saying that back in March I was nearly busting out of my size 10 pants and none of my size 8/10 dresses or skirts fit and the scale was quickly approaching 165. All of this led me to crossfit.
I know I have whined about loosing very little weight in 5 months of CF, but I have clearly lost inches. Today I had a major squealing in the dressing room jumping up and down kind of moment. Only thing was I was alone and had no one to celebrate with, so I didn't. I started a new job on Monday and they gave me a raise I wasn't expecting, so of course I wanted to buy a cute new outfit. Off to Ann Taylor Loft after work and I tried on a ton of stuff, most of which didn't fit right. But, a cute teal sleeveless wrap dress caught my eye. Not my typical style, but cute. This summer I've been a size 8 in their dresses (yea CF!), but none were on the rack--a 6 or a 12. Hmmm...try the 6? Yea right...but I tried it anyways. IT FIT! I have NEVER been a size 6...ever, never ever. I swear I went from wearing husky boy jeans as a kid to a juniors 9-11 and have floated between 10-14 for about the last 8 years. I also tried on a cute pair of pants in a 6 even though I know I am probably never going to be a size 6 in pants (helloooo CF/soccer bootie, quads, and hammies), but they buttoned! I will take that. Yes, AT loft clothes often run big I know, but seeing that little "6" on the tag made me want to hit the box that much harder the rest of the week.
So I didn't buy the dress. Lack of confidence and feeling like a big girl in a little dress made me leave it hanging there. And, really, do I look like a girl who wears dresses?? nope. But, I walked out of that store with a goofy grin on my face, giggling. Me....Erin....just put on a size 6 dress that fit perfectly!!!!! holy crap. I kinda want to go buy it now just to have hanging in my closet as motivation.