Friday, July 6, 2012
So I did it. I drank the Koolaid, took the plunge and joined Crossfit.
My husband has been begging me to join with him for the past year, but I was just not willing to let go of my YMCA membership. I had excuse after excuse....the YMCA is close, has all the classes I want, has free daycare, is inexpensive etc...etc...etc..
But there was one BIG problem. I wasn't making progress.
For like the past six months I've felt that I've really come to a standstill on my working out. I knew what I needed to do, Crossfit was nagging me in the back of my mind, but still all those reasons above were playing OVER and OVER in my head.
I finally made the decision that once my husband got back from OCS for the Guard that I would give Crossfit a try with him. After all I was all ready feeding our family Paleo, so I was half way there... ;)
So the day came for me to hit up Crossfit with Jamin. To say that I was FREAKED out was an understatement. I about threw up from the nerves alone before I even got there. Most of the nerves was actually from social anxiety. Some was from the workout. I knew a little of what I was in for, I'd done a couple WOD's with him before for benefits and such, and he had shown me some heavy lifting moves that I could do myself at the Y. The part that scared me so much is I was the little YMCA girl, the JV girl trying to go hang out with the Varsity jocks.
Once they kicked up the music, and the WOD started I was just fine. The coaches were AMAZING. They scaled the workouts for me and really helped me work on getting my form right.
The workout SUCKED.
I loved EVERY minute of it.
I was hooked. There was NO going back to the Y.
I've done two more WOD's since then. My social anxiety is getting better. EVERYONE there is super awesome. When we were running the 800 meter part of the WOD the other night everyone just cheered everyone on as you passed by each other. It's like a big family, everyone is super encouraging and nobody made me feel bad for scaling the workout or having to show me what to do.
Speaking of what I did. Here is what I did that day:
Shoulder Press: Didn't do weight on this, just the 45lb bar. Getting my form right.
100 Double Unders (300 singles) (I scaled to 300 singles...can't do double unders yet)
15 Handstand push ups (scaled to knees on the box for me)
30 reverse burpees
30 Kettlebell sumo deadlift high pull
30 Walking lunges (scaled to 15lb plate overhead for me)
I thought I would puke several times. I about peed myself jumping rope. I didn't thankfully.
I finished in 17:48. The awesome thing about Crossfit is that it's you against YOU. You just try and beat your time every time, each time I'll get better, I'll get faster, I'll get stronger. ONE day I'll be able to say that I RX'd a WOD. (That's Crossfit talk for doing a workout as prescribed, you see I'm one of the cool kids now learning their lingo....)
It's not gonna be easy. These workouts are beyond INSANE. I have to give up my YMCA membership, my free daycare, and I have to try and fit it into our schedule somehow and make it work. It WILL be worth it. I can't wait.