Friday, May 1, 2015

Back in the "box" (and a recipe)

Today was the day for a great Come Back. I went back to the gym. On scary feet I entered my "box" after almost 6 months of absence. Anyone who knows about CrossFit knows how intimidating it can be to enter a "box". And after being away so long I was even more nervous...

It was GREAT! What a wonderful welcome I got from training partners and instructors. Hugs and kisses and special mentioning.
"- And today, as you can all see - Anette is BACK!"
Feel the pressure. ;) One has to stand up to all that recognition but I went slow. No weights, no pushing. Just moving and doing. After 1 hours worth of CrossFit exercise I was shot! But I did row 1500 m, I did do 90 situps, 60 squats and 15 push ups, and that - my friends - will for sure wake up my limbs and muscles. I'm proud and I feel great. Tomorrow I will probably not even be able to walk but it will be a "good" pain. A proud pain. And when you are so out of shape it feels so hard but I will pick it up fairly quick I'm sure. I can't wait to get back. It is time to build those muscles and get back in shape again. Happy Friday everyone. This is the first day of the rest of my life and I am celebrating with a yummy avocado and shrimp salad for lunch.

Kärlek
Annette

PS: Recipe Avocado Salad with Shrimp Mix:1 handful of ruccola, 1 sliced small avocado on top. Make a mix from 100 ml of shrimp, 1 tbsp mayonnaisse, 1 tbsp sour cream or Creme Fraiche, chopped leek and chives. Season with lemon pepper and salt. Place on top of avocado. Add a few cherry tomatoes. Enjoy!




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8 comments :

  1. I know the feeling. My youngest got me out on the rollerskates for the first time this year. For sure my behind will ache tomorrow but it felt great. :-)

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  2. Ah I so need to get into the fitness zone, I just can't summon up the get up and go at the moment. I do love your recipe though, and I think I will use that.......that's halfway there right?!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Congratulations on starting again! I have been advised to do some high intensity training to burn off some of this middle aged spread, so wish me luck!! Take care xx

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  4. I see your 60 squats and I raise you 70 wall balls ;-)
    I started CrossFit in Feb, having done similar + pole conditioning in Pretoria before our move. Still miss the poles! Have to get used to the higher reps and heavier weights, but I'm ace with knees to elbows!
    You'll be back on par in no time. Enjoy!

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  5. Looks de-lish! Congrats to getting back into it. I'm trying to step mine up more now that it's warm out I'm more motivated. Have a great weekend!

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  6. What a happy positive post, well done you! CJ xx

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  7. Kudos to you on getting back to fitness. What do you mean by box?

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    1. Training gyms for CrossFit are called boxes, and for good reason. There are no bells and whistles— just a gym space with all the necessary equipment you need. A "box" can be located pretty much anywhere; basement, on a 4th floor in an office building, industrial area, garage... So instead of saying I go to the gym you go to the box.
      Xxx

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Kärlek
Annette

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