I walked into the Box and was immediately intimidated. I started making assumptions. Apparently I didn't read my own post from yesterday! I got over it when everyone started smiling and introducing themselves. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised from the vibe. Everyone cheers you on and helps you. It's just a really supportive atmosphere.
Yesterday's Workout of the Day (WOD) was Deadlifts 5 sets of 5, and then 5 rounds of 15 medicine ball cleans (either 20 or 14 pounds) followed by 15 hanging knees to chest. I thought I wouldn't have too much trouble with the WOD because I have done cleans with Trainer. What I learned yesterday is that I was not doing cleans before. My technique was way off and I had trouble getting the right technique the entire class. That said, it made me even more motivated to get it right! CrossFit Owner/Coach (CO from this point forward) spent a lot of time coaching me through the proper clean technique and I can honestly say I still don't have it down. I came home, took a shower and practiced in the tub - haha! I will get it eventually.
I'm sore today and have an appointment with Trainer tonight. I won't be back at the CrossFit Box until Memorial Day and then I'll stop in occasionally until I complete the sessions with Trainer. I'm working hard at my new lifestyle (I have started using the phrase - It's a lifestyle bitttchhh! - with Hubby and really seem to enjoy saying it!) Though I look at my body everyday, I'm not focused on getting immediate results. I know it will take time, hard work and dedication and I am fully prepared to give it my all. After all, you don't ever appreciate anything that comes easy!