Fit Mom, Karlye // Working on Weaknesses

Hey guys! Karlye here! Guess who graduated from her CrossFit Elements class?!

::rapidly waves arms and jumps up and down::

THIS GIRL! I really enjoyed my Elements classes and almost didn’t want them to end, but I’m SO excited to be official! After we finished our last Elements WOD, we all posed for a sweaty graduation pic. Can’t you see the sense of pride and accomplishment radiating from our exhausted bodies?

Coach Josh insisted that Dev get in the picture; after all, he completed Elements right along with us! My baby was super excited to be a part of the pic and thoroughly enjoyed showing off his guns. ☺

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Afterwards, Dev and I posed for a few pictures together, but they all turned out pretty blurry. Whatevs. It’s still pretty cute!

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I learned so much in Elements and feel so blessed to have had someone so passionate and knowledgeable teach me (and my little one) the ropes. I can’t wait to continue to learn and grow, get faster and stronger, and surprise myself by doing things I never thought I could do. I really think that CrossFit is going to help me become the person I’ve always wanted to be—physically, mentally, and emotionally STRONG.

To get stronger, you have to recognize your weaknesses and be willing to work on them. When it comes to CrossFit, my biggest weaknesses are endurance and bodyweight exercises—particularly those requiring lots of upper body strength. When I worked out 6-7 days a week, lost 70lbs, and became a runner, I drastically improved my endurance and things like pushups were a lot easier. Since going to the gym less often, gaining all the weight back plus some, and avoiding cardio like the plague, I struggle getting through endurance workouts and can only do pushups on my knees. That’s NOT badass!

In an effort to help improve my WOD performances, I decided I’m going to use this next month to focus on my weaknesses when I’m not at the box. My plan is to get a good sweat in at least 5 days a week. The days I’m not at CrossFit, I’ll head to my work gym at lunch to work on things like pushups, pull-ups, and jumping rope (because I’m TERRIBLE at that), and I’ll get some extra cardio in via the treadmill, elliptical, and row machines. Of course, I really need to continue to do these things beyond just one month and I plan to, but sometimes it’s just easier to take things one day, week, or month at a time. I can’t wait to share my progress with you guys soon!

What are your greatest weaknesses during workouts?

What do you do to help turn those weaknesses into strengths?

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