Thursday, December 3, 2015

Look Like a Beauty, Train Like a Beast

I thought about calling this blog "Keeping up with the Kettlebells" or "Kipping up with the Kardashians," but I thought that might have been taking it a pun too far. Plus, I don't even like the Kardashians. 


I thought it would be nice to do a semi-regular blog post about my workouts and where I'm at with my goals. Don't worry, I'm not going to be one of those people who goes on and on about Crossfit (or running or paleo or whatever) all the time. But I want to keep a log of my accomplishments, since I've been rocking and rolling the past few months.

Running has been a struggle. I'd set a plan to build my mileage slowly, with two runs a week. I haven't hit that goal as often as I'd like, so I'm trying to hit that this month - and I'm going to ramp up the training in January. The Cap City Half is at the beginning of May, so I have a few months to get myself into fighting shape. The holidays are hard, y'all.

Crossfit has been better. I've managed to go 3-4 times a week, other than last week. (See above for my sentiments on holidays). AND, I've been hitting PRs all over the place. It's fun at the beginning, since you're starting from nothing and it's so easy to improve. I am so, so close to hitting a full pushup where my nose touches the ground. That is insane. This week I hit a major PR in back squats and deadlifts, improving by fifty pounds.

That's right - FIFTY.

That's why I had to make my banner. I know I'm not lifting the heavy weights I see others hitting at the gym, but for me? Adding on fifty pounds since I started is a big deal. I feel like Supergirl.

Here's some stats for the heaviest I've moved to date:

Back Squat: 105 lbs
Shoulder Press: 40 lbs
Deadlift: 155 lbs
Power Snatch: 35 lbs
Front Squat: 80 lbs
Push Press: 50 lbs

Three months in the gym and I'm rocking and rolling. I just want to know when I'm going to look like a Victoria's Secret model (I kid, I kid).

Linking up for Fitness Friday with Jill Conyers, The Jenny Evolution, and Fitful Focus.


  1. Nice!!! Looking forward to following along with your progress. Thanks for linking up!

  2. You have to start somewhere! Keep us posted on your progress! #fitnfashionable

  3. Hi Alexandra. Welcome to Fitness Friday. It's so nice to meet you.

    Can't wait to read more about your progress.

  4. an't wait to read more about your progr