Sunday, October 17, 2010


I admit, I did it.  I tried a crossfit class.

After 14 sessions with a personal trainer, I just was burnt out on everything to do with the gym.  I was looking for a change, and so I went to one class.

After that first class, I had that "exercise high".  I even had it when I couldn't walk for the next 4 days.  So once my personal training sessions were done, I quit the Y and signed up for crossfit.

I'm 9 sessions into it now, and I am not looking back.  I have been sore almost every day.  I go 4 times a week, and I get a lot done in one hour.

The coach is incredible, the other people are very encouraging, and even though I am weak as can be, I feel myself getting stronger every day.

Call me crazy, but I can already tell a difference in my abs, arms, and legs.  Let's add the butt in there too, based on the number of squats that we do daily!

Obviously my ultimate fitness goal is to be in shape, run races that I enjoy, do triathlons that I enjoy, and be able to get out and enjoy myself.  The coach knows my goals and is going to help me incorporate those things that I need in order to be successful in what I want to do.

I still can't do a pullup or a double under.  I may never be able to climb the rope, but I do know that I am getting stronger every day, I feel much better, and I'm a much happier person to be around when I get in a great workout.  I love the feeling of being smoked at the end of the hour and thinking that there is no way that I can walk to my car.

So consider me one of the crazies, because I can see why people love Crossfit, and count me as one of those too!


Uncle Dan said...

Just think of the DOLL you'll be when Jr's rock comes true!

Mary Madeline said...

You are amazing!!! You might have even inspired me to get off my behind and start working out! :) Thanks for the motivation!!

Anonymous said...

I so want to try crossfit!! I know that I will probably feel dead for the first couple of days but I'm sure it will be worth it! But for now since I haven't done anything really since high school PE 10 years ago I'll start with the Y.

Southern Jane said...

Holy cow! I have tried CrossFit before, and that's a doozy. I really give credit to people who make that their regular regimen. ;)

Andrea@Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Yeah baby! So happy for you!

I know that I'll never do anything different - Daniel's been doing CrossFit for about six years now and I'm coming up on my one year. Our dream is to own a "box" together someday.

AbbeyG said...

You go girl!! That's awesome that you are sticking to it and see results.. definitely gives me a little kick in the butt to get out there and exercise!!! :)

Lisa said...

Another convert! I've been going for just under 3 months, and I'm totally hooked! P commented that I'm a lot happier since I began it as well. :)


Lisa said...

Another convert! I've been going for just under 3 months, and I'm totally hooked! P commented that I'm a lot happier since I began it as well. :)


lala [mrs. new guy] said...

i am going to HAVE to find someplace to try crossfit! i keep hearing about it and all i hear is how awesome it is.

pretty much anything to get me out of the house and off of my laptop would be an improvement.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I've never tried it but I know everyone who has loves it!

Nina said...

Way to go there!
Crossfit is one of the best things I know; have been addicted to it for a couple of years now. And trust me, you'll get stronger and stronger, will be able to climb a rope and do pull-ups. It is just about the practice.

Good luck there!!!

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