Starting my Crossfit journey

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I’ve taken the plunge and joined my local Crossfit box. Looking forward to seeing my progress not just in weight loss but in strength too. I have currently gone for a 2 class a week plan as I just can’t commit to more at the moment.

The box starts new ‘athletes’ in the Academy. This includes a body scan + 3 1-2-1 classes to get used to the movements. I haven’t had the scan yet as wifi was down that day.

Current weight

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I will do a post of my scan results once I’ve done it. So far I’ve gone through front & back squats. Front squats I don’t like due to hand placement, my wrists hate me,

Hopefully, I will continue to log my journey to a better me

Anyone else doing Crossfit?

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Workout day 1

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I am now a member of 2 gyms. An amazing new one that has everything & more but is a bus journey awaiting and a local one 5 mins away but can’t go heavy.

I went to the better one today.

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Today was deadlift day!

Dead Lift Warm up
5 x 30.0 kg
5 x 30.0 kg
3 x 35.0 kg

Dead Lift Main
5 x 35.0 kg
5 x 45.0 kg
5 x 50.0 kg

Dead Lift Boring but BIG sets
10 x 30.0 kg
10 x 30.0 kg
10 x 30.0 kg
10 x 30.0 kg
10 x 30.0 kg

Deficit deadlift
10 x 30.0 kg
7 x 30.0 kg
5 x 30.0 kg
5 x 30.0 kg
5 x 30.0 kg

Dumbbell row
10 x 6.0 kg
10 x 6.0 kg
10 x 0.0 kg

Sumo deadlift
8 x 30.0 kg
5 x 30.0 kg
8 x 30.0 kg

T-bar row
10 x 5.0 kg
10 x 5.0 kg
10 x 5.0 kg

What is your weekend workout

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Making a better me

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A new gym opened up near me recently so I decided to join. It’s not my nearest gym but it is a near strength gym with little cardio equipment and loads of strength equipment, some I’ve not seen in any other gym.

So far it hasn’t been too busy so I’m managed to do the workout I’d planned each time. I’ve been 6 times this month already!

I have restarted Strong Life 5×5 and add other exercises afterwards – bar hands, hack squat, box jumps, battle ropes, Jacobs ladder, lying rows, various leg press machines and cable + barbell exercises. I’m still working on a set routine, at the moment I just go with how I feel.

I’m really excited about this and the gym has become my happy place.

Do you stop & start as much as me? Do you have a happy place?

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My time in A&E

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My time is now up in A&E. I feel I have learnt so much during this placement, the learning experiences, the staff, the patients were all great.

I did have some issues though. I am at the start of my 2nd year but some staff appeared to think that I was a 3rd year student and therefore expected more from me. This became apparent the week my mentor was off. They were asking me thinks that we hadn’t covered in uni yet, things that they expect all nurses to know in A&E. Well I’m not going to work there once qualified that’s for sure.

There was only 2 nurses like this thankfully. They would stand right behind me when I was doing assessments, this would put me right off and I started to feel like I actually knew nothing about anything. Because of this my shifts were changed the week my mentor returned. Those that I worked with had no issue with me, I was given my own patients and would only go to them if I needed something. Even the practice development nurse I worked with once thought I was doing a great job for a 2nd year.
Thankfully after that week I went back to working with my mentor and I felt much more comfortable.

I am exceptionally happy for my time in A&E. I do feel that every student nurse should have a placement, even a short one, in A&E. Now I just need to get an ITU placement

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Getting back on it…

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So I totally suck at this blogging thing. I have started to see where I want to be in the future and I’m looking forward to becoming a nurse in 2021.

I have started my second year of nurse training and I am currently on my first placement at the local A&E department which I am loving. Since starting I appear to have been losing a bit of weight. I don’t feel as hungry during placement as I normally do working on other words, that will waling loads has definitely help.

Since the start of the new year I have tried different things fitness wise. I have joined the new local 24hr gym but location is bad for me so I basically stopped going and realised that I didn’t actually need a 24/7 gym at all. I have since re-joined a more local and nicer gym and I’m trying to go 3 times a week. I also looked again at online personal coaching but the first attempt didn’t work for me, I got bored etc. I then joined a local trainer for her online plans and enjoy it but I think I need more structure.

I have since discovered a new small group training centre around the corner from me for a reasonable price and loads of class times (others I’ve found are over 2-3 days and 2 times a day). I’m looking at joining next month along with the other gym at weekends. I truly hope this works out I need to improve my fitness and lose weight.

Talking about weight, I intend to log me weight weekly on here and below is my weekly weight log since the beginning of the year.

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