Today me and Tiago went to try a outside-gym here in Stockholm at Björkhagen. “Street/monkey” training, “normal” gym-exercises and stretching was combined with a beautiful weather and snow in the Swedish woods and nature around us. It was fun! 😀
Today it´s a windy but warm day. I´m waiting for Tiago to come home so we can eat and then go to the gym. I love the gym here in Santarém but the only thing I am actually missing is someplace where I can climb up and do my “monkey/street-training”. Hehe.
Since I was a kid I´ve always climbed up in trees and places wherever I could try to get up in. And to hang there, be upside down, go around, lift up, jump etc – that was my best playground and it still is! = But because of the gym dosn´t have that here I think it is good because of my backinjury is not 100% yet so I think it is good it´s not there to tempts me. =P
Today was the small Crossfit-competition: I won! And I did that with 30sekonds faster than the girl at second place. And she is competing i crossfit, training everyday and work in gym. I´ve trained six times in 6 weeks. Never did or competed in crossfit before AND I didn´t find my asthma-medicine. So I have all rights to be happy with myself today + I did PB in the row-machine even if I needed to stop 3 times to breethe! 😉 Thank you everyone for the support and first thank you God for being my lungs and “medicine” today! 🙂 ♥
Here you have the workout:
- 500m row
- 20 push ups
- 20 burpees
- 20 jump to the box
- 10 times 10 meters sprint
I did that in 5:48 minutes. Not so good time but because of my conditions I am proud over myself. =)
Yesterdays total training:
- 2500m row
- 100 push ups
- 100 burpees
- 100 squats
- 10 minutes (just to try) a new cardiomachine I´ve never used before and dont know the name of.
More I didn´t do. I need to training smart with the asthma. But I got my confidence up compare to two days ago. And my body seems to respond fast on the trainings.since my 1 ½ month without training.
Only less then one week ago I only did 2x500m row, 55 push ups, 60 squats, 60 burpees and 40 jumps to a box á ½ meter. And after this I couldn´t breethe, I almost vomit, and had taste blood in my throat + pain in my lungs everytime I was breething. It was under control but still scary. And the session I did yesterday (as written in the beginning of this post) I did more, longer AND handle it a LOT better!
Photo: The ribs or muscles? Muscles on the ribs! 😉
So after only 3 more trainingssession I must say my body is doing good. =) Thumbs up for that! Today is resting and tomorrow is the Crossfit-competition. I hope my asthma don´t disapoint me because all exercises will effect the cardio (= problems with my asthma). But as I said before- my primare goal is only to be able to COMPLETE it. =)
My tennisball, sauna and walking will be my best friends today: I´ve got some bad triggerpoint at my trapezius (I guess if I feel my body good enough). It get worse all the time- can´t sleep (wake up every 5-10 minutes of pain), can´t move, can´t barely breathe without feeling extreme pain and so on…
I should give training to Maria today but as I said, I can´t almost move. But she comes with me to the gym to relax and she will jump into the pool and jacuzzi and I will probably stay in the sauna. And after that we will take the car to her grandma, eat some lunch, drink coffee in this amazingly beautiful day that is today and then go back home so I can work at the computer a bit.
I´ve got great advices about my back of my friends on facebook- thank you all! ❤
A few years ago I saw crossfit and since then I´ve always wanted to try but I never did. Of seweral reasons. But the more I see it and hear about it my “reasons-of-not-to-go” starts to get further back in my head and my interest for it starts to get “first in line”…
So now, here I am, looking everywhere for crossfit-inspiration on internet, youtube, websites, photos and my own thougths that I think that my body actually could be really good at it at the same time I think that would motivate me to train more in a way that my body needs. As long as I really listen to it, do it with 100% techniques and so on, it will be great! Only thing is if my d*mn asthma will be a problem for me…?
One of the Crossfit-clubs in Sweden (gothenburg) that is one of the places where I get my inspiration from, is Crossfit Göta. And the guys who has it, specially Marcus, has inspired me more than he think since we worked at the same gym- Fysiken. There he workes as a Personal Trainer (and he is awesome!) and with crossfit etc. Hopefully I will get to go there for a class with them now when I will be in Sweden in february for a few days. =)
Photo: Me is easy trying some exercises with light weights to see how it felt.
My back if a bit sour today so I took it easy at todays training: only warm-up with the row-machine and stretching. Or, I did some training for my calfs and abdominis as well but only light training more for the bloodcirculation.
I´ve had some tough days the latest. Sleep and dream bad, short patience, dont eat so good etc… Not so fantastic no. But it is just to keep on going forward and do the best I can in all situations. The good thing with some “bad” days is that I at least is learning from it even if it is frustrated to feel “bad”. 😉
Time to plan the music for the tomorrows dance class!