We Finally Made the Commitment!

I have always liked the idea of CrossFit, but have never wanted to make the commitment to making CrossFit my primary method of working out because of my fear of getting overly muscular and the cost of joining a box.  Over the last few months, I had started to try some CrossFit workouts on my own to mix things up at the gym because I had found myself getting bored at the gym, especially when the thought of running on the treadmill came to my mind.  I started to enjoy the CrossFit work out of the day (WOD) I would do on my own, but sometimes it was difficult to find the space or right equipment I needed.  After much discussion with my brother about his CrossFit gym and his experiences, along with trying out some CrossFit workouts on my own, I realized I really should trust my instinct and give it a try, as all things pointed to the benefits far outweighing the negatives.

My husband and I have been talking about trying/starting CrossFit for the last few months, but our schedules weren’t matching up, and we couldn’t find a convenient gym we liked.  When my husband heard about the new CrossFit gym opening in the area near our house around the same time we were planning to move back to our house, he talked to me about it, and I convinced him that we should join when we move.

Today was opening day for the new CrossFit gym near our house and we finally made the commitment to join.

We have officially completed our first CrossFit class together!  Right now, he is probably regretting ever telling me about this gym. But hey, at least I made him a delicious protein smoothie and sent him off to work with snacks and leftovers from the extremely tasty meal I cooked last night.

Even though I worked hard and I was tired after the class, I had a really fun time doing the workout and felt great afterward.  We will see what tomorrow brings…hopefully, my body is kind to me!

I unfortunately did not take any pictures today. Since I am currently regretting this, I will at least leave with the WOD that we did at the gym today, and a picture of our pretty dog (since she has not been introduced yet).

WOD (8/1/2014)

8 x 50ft sled pushes (with increasing weight after every 2 pushes)


AMRAP 20 (As Many Rounds as Possible in 20 Minutes):

400m run

30 Wall Balls (I used 8 pounds)

20 Box Jumps (20″)

10 Toes to Bar

I ended on a total of 70 pounds on top of the sled weight.  For the WOD, I finished 3 complete rounds plus a 400 meter run in 20 minutes.  Overall, I am pretty happy with how I did, and will look to improve from here!



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