Hi lovelies! Here’s a little mix of pictures from some of my days exploring the big city of Melbourne. It was pretty cool to see the famous Hosier Lane in real life. So much to look at and it changes all the time! There are plenty of laneways to explore and I was on Findlers Lane the other day for a bite to eat. It’s filled with small coffee shops and restaurants to grab a bite in. Slightly overwhelming! There’s a laneway tour fitness blogger Zanna van Dijk (I’m sure most of you guys will know who she is, if not you’re missing out!) did when she was over earlier this year and I’d LOVE to do it. I just need to figure out when would be best to go and maybe even find someone who could go with me.
There’s so much to see and do in Melbourne that I don’t even know where to start whenever I arrive in the city with the train. I feel like I need to write a list so I can start ticking things off. And that’s just Melbourne. There’s so much more to see and do all over this amazing country.
It’s almost two in the afternoon here in Melbourne. This day started off with a great class at Crossfit Red Bluff, full with snatching (I got some great tips to improve my snatching, that movement is just so difficult!) and then a sweaty deadlift and double under workout. It is slightly warmer here and wow, I sweat so much during every class haha. You can tell that my body is used to cooler temperatures!
It’s been really interesting going to a new box and I’m learning so much. Trying to find my place. It’s odd when you’ve been going to the same place for so long and then you move and start over again. There are unwritten rules and things that everyone just knows from going there for so long that you don’t really know and you try to catch onto. Slowly getting there.
The coaches are really hands on and you notice they’ve always got an eye on you whenever you’re in the gym, whether it’s during class or an open gym. You are always getting pointers on your technique to improve and be better, which I love. It’s so important to be open to feedback, there’s always room for improvement. It’s super important to not take it the wrong way and always be happy that you are given little nuggets of coaching to be the best you can be. That’s why you’re there. One thing I’ve learnt is I’d rather have loads of coaching and tips rather than non, you improve so much faster and avoid getting injured if you’re doing something seriously wrong.
Another thing that’s different is the scaling of the workouts, I realise now how used I was to Stella’s way of scaling and planning workouts and in G5 I had a rough idea of what weights and scaling would be best whilst at the new box I’ve had to ask a lot more questions and discuss what would be best to do. I think it’ll be a while until I get into the groove of things and we’ll see if I will be able to to continue to train at Red Bluff once I get a new place. I’d really like to stay because I like it loads so far but I just don’t know if it will be possible. It all depends on where I would be working and living. We’ll just have to wait and see!
I’ve started to look at accommodation but I’m not really sure what I’m looking for yet. I think I’d like to live somewhere closer to the city but perhaps not bang in the middle. I quite liked the Chapel Street area when I was there on Monday, perhaps I’ll look a bit more there.
Are any of you watching the royal wedding today? Jamie’s family and I are going out for Japanese food at five (early dinner) then Nicola and I have been invited to a girls night at her friends to watch it all together. I think it’ll be really nice. I do love weddings whether they are royal or not. I can’t wait to see the dress.
Speak soon, M xxx