Out of the hole, onto the track – Day 1

So.. I have been pretty miserable lately. During the last Open workout I made a wrong move and a painful sting went through my back. I have been struggling with a lower back/hip issue ever since. I stopped training for a while.. had a period of only running and cycling.. and am now slowly getting back on track with CrossFit. There is still some pain there, but working out does not seem to make it worse, and couch sitting does.

Next to being physically not in shape, I’ve also been feeling a little bit less strong mentally. A lot of big things are happening… I’m buying a house, I’m applying to become a firefighter.. and some other things are happening that have caused me some stress and inner turmoil.

But it’s time to crawl out of that hole and get back on track! I’m going to make an effort to write an update every day, wether I have worked out or not. As it’s not only about physical fitness this time, but also about mental fitness. Eating habits are also a big thing that I’ve been slacking and need to get back on track.


Hello and welcome to my journey to become yet again a healthy and fit person!


Day 1 – June 27, 2016

20 min amrap

  • 5 chest to bar pull ups
  • 10 ring dips
  • 15 overhead squats 30kg

My workout:
5 rounds + 2 dips. I did the first 2 rounds of C2B pullups with a green band and the rest of the rounds with a black band. I did 5 (strict) matador dips in the first round and 3 every other round.  The squats I did with 15kg.

My food:
Breakfast: 2 slices of brown bread with chocolate spread
Snack: 6 almonds
Lunch: brown bun with lettuce, cucumber, onion, an egg and filet americain
Snack: 6 almonds and 25gr of dark chocolate
Pre workout snack: AH chocolate muesli bar
Post workout snack: Banana
Dinner: Steak with cassava crisps
Supplements: D3 (1) + magnesium (2)
Drinks: Water, 2 green tea and 1 can of diet coke

My thoughts:
I felt really good after the workout. Also had a phone call with the firefighter brigade as I’m having some seconds thoughts about whether it’s a good idea to continue with it (I’ve completed all tests and basically I now have to decide if I will start the 2-year firefighter-school). It was a good talk and made me feel even better. Still haven’t decided what to do though..

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