Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My First CrossFit Class

After dabbling in various crossfit-esque workouts with Trainer, I decided to actually go to an official CrossFit class at a box yesterday. I can now say that what I was doing before was not CrossFit. We did some techniques here and there but my workouts with Trainer are nowhere near as intense as what I did yesterday.

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!

Bitttch! ;)


  1. Congrats! We don't have any boxes around here but I'd love to try that intensity. It would be better in a group atmosphere to get you motivated and I have always heard that everyone is real supportive at Crossfit.

  2. Good for you! Keep it up and remember that you're already beautiful.

  3. @ Carli, the intensity is tough but you don't think it's that bad because of the group environment. Having people cheer you on really makes a difference! @ Karen, thank you!

  4. I love how supportive the CrossFit community is! Way to go on your lifestyle. Keep it up!


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