Jump Rope Challenge, Final Week

So you may remember that I challenged myself to conquer double-unders by the end of May with daily jump rope practice.  Well, here we are at the end of May, and I have to admit, I failed miserably at this challenge.  I was not at all consistent with practicing, so needless to say, I’m still working on double-unders.  But I am improving!

I took my rope outside today for a final practice.  This is what happened:

I was fairly consistent with hitting a double with every other jump, but I really wanted to get a string of doubles before calling it quits today.  We had quite a few days of double-under practice in CrossFit this month, and during the last few sessions I was able to get 3-5 consecutive double-unders.  So I took a deep breath and tried again.

See the frustration?  I hit a couple doubles in a row, and one run of 4, but then it was miss after miss.  So frustrating.  So I took a break and pulled some weeds from places they shouldn’t be.011Feeling sufficiently rested and quite determined, I decided to give it one more shot.  (I’m a pretty stubborn gal!)

Boo.  Hiss.  No better.  So frustrating.  But I can only blame myself for not practicing regularly.  So I’ll keep working at it.  I think 15 minutes a day was a bit daunting, so I’m going to continue my quest for double-unders throughout June, with a goal of 15 minutes a week.  Maybe that’s 5 minutes on 3 different days or one 15 minute session, but hopefully regular practice will finally get me those double-unders!

So what’s the moral of the story?  Don’t give up!  Whatever your goal is, whether it’s weight loss or mastering a new skill, don’t give up!  Keep working at it.  Even if you’re not as consistent as you want to be, keep plugging along.  Even with my lack of consistency, I was able to at least hit 3 or 4 consecutive double-unders a few times, a record for me!  Let’s see where another month gets us.

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Author: Juanita

Thanks for dropping in! I'm Juanita. People tell me I don't look like a Juanita since I'm red headed and freckled with super pale skin, but what's in a name, right? I'm a 40-something, single (as in no kids, never been married) gal from Oklahoma. I'm a nurse and most importantly, a follower of Jesus. I love chocolate, am scared of heights, and petrified of snakes. After my fortieth birthday and coming to grips with the fact that I was obese, I discovered I'm a runner and a CrossFitter, and that there's a whole lot of life left to live. I just had to get past the fat, stare down the fear, and realize that 40 is not too old for new beginnings. So this is the story of my struggles and adventures in the quest to live a healthy life in mind, body, and soul.

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