I met with my coach for the first time yesterday to schedule out some one-on-one sessions. He gave me the tour – asked me if I was intimidated.

I laughed nervously and said no. I really wasn’t. I was just unsure of what to expect.

He asked me what my goals were. I told him. I want to do unassisted pullups. I want to deadlift #250. I want to do a muscle up. The list was extensive. But basically – I want to be stronger.

So this morning before the sun peeked out, I packed my work-out bag. Brought extra water. And strawberries. I was worried about my blood sugar taking a nosedive.

I ate a brownie for breakfast. Gluten-free, of course. Rudi’s toast and half a banana.

Took all my vitamins. Packed a hearty lunch. I didn’t want any excuse to flitter around in my mind.

I later regretted the brownie.

As soon as I got off work I rushed over there to make it for our 3:00 PM appointment. My wonderful husband was already there to support me. Or laugh at me. (No, not really. He’s definitely the supportive type.) And to capture some images for me on my first day.


Height: 5 feet 4 inches tall

Weight: 125

Baseline Workout: 2 rounds for time

200 Meter Run – 10 Pull-Ups – 20 Push-Ups – 30 Sit-Ups – 40 Squats

Ending Time: 13:05

Worst part? Pull ups. I had to do them with the band. I feel like a little girl. Hope that gets better.

Favorite part? Coach was “shocked” that I had such perfect form for the 4 basic movements. Self-esteem brownie points! Wait. Maybe just points. I’ve done enough with brownies today.

My version of pull-ups.
My version of pull-ups.
Keep your hands close.
Keep your hands close.
Tuck those elbows.
Tuck those elbows.
Workin' out the burpee.
Workin’ out the burpee.