Aug 082017
Gainz and PRs

I’m not sure if it’s the supplements or lifestyle change (i.e. strict bedtime and no alcohol) but I’m finally starting to see some gainz (yes with a Z. Do you even lift?) in the gym.

Oh don’t get me wrong, I’m still struggling with workouts and a shit ton of other things but damn, I’ve been having some PRs lately and I’m really excited about it.

I was on the struggle bus for a looonnnnggg time.  I did have a minor shoulder injury last fall that took until about March to get straightened out so I was going light on weights for a while.  I stopped doing extra weight training because I wanted the shoulder to heal. And also because I was so so tired with what I now know is Hashi’s.

Anyway, because of that, I haven’t been focusing as much on strength and it shows.  But lately I’ve been seeing a lot of progress and I’m all on board.

Hooray!  I don’t feel quite like a chump at CrossFit.

So far I’ve increased my:

  • Front Squat
  • Bench
  • Power Clean
  • Thruster

My 1RM has gone up significantly for a lot of moves and I’m rolling with that. Can I repeat it? I don’t know but right now I’m taking the gainz where I can because I need that.

When everything else is staying the same and frustrating the hell out of me, I need something positive to focus on and right now that’s gym gainz.

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Andie lives in Idaho with her husband and dog (a sweet pittie girl). She's training to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with a focus on womens' health and autoimmune conditions.  By focusing on whole foods and being active, her goal is to heal her body and to create a healthy work/home/life balance.

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