5.10.2016

My Crossfit Experience


If you think losing weight is hard, gaining muscle is even harder, for me at least. I really want to change my body and to do that I need to gain muscle, which means I have to eat. Sounds good right?  Eat and workout. Y'all it's SO MENTALLY HARD! Some days I feel super strong and focused, others days I feel like a fluffy marshmallow. I've already seen a huge difference in my quads and glutes, but dang if I don't struggle every other day with thoughts of cutting my calories to feel leaner again. 


Then I went running this morning and it was the worst run almost ever, I had to stop and walk several times and I sure was cussing up a storm in my head. Hopefully it's just my body adjusting to higher temps and humidity. You can't have good runs without bad ones. 



If you follow me on Periscope you know I've been a bit bored in the gym and decided to try out Crossfit. They opened a new box about 2 miles from house and Oliver agreed to go and try it out with me. I will say that with my box being new the workouts are a bit more geared towards newbies and I'm sure more established boxes have a different workout and atmosphere. 

The number one thing I will say about my first time going was how NOT intimidating it was! The workout was nothing weird or scary, the lingo is still a bit odd for me, but everyone was super nice and explained it to me. There was a variety of fitness levels also, you almost expect big muscley people throwing weights around, but it wasn't like that at all. 

Second thing I noticed was that the workouts are pretty short - about 25-45 minutes, but on average about 30 each class. This is actually what would keep me from being a Crossfit super believer, not that a short workout is not effective, but I ENJOY my 5am ass kicking time. It fills my brain and heart with happy emoji's and I don't feel like 30 minutes is enough for me. 


The universe thought that was hilarious and on Saturday during the short 25 minute workout we did lots of chin up, my hand were killing me and I'm totally going to be the girl wearing the gloves. I don't prefer rips and tears on my hands. Also my arms were so ducking sore I haven't been able to use them for days. 


Oliver LOVES it, hard! I can't even explain how happy it makes me to work out with him and to see him enjoy sweating. He's been happier, more energetic, and making good food choices without my input ;) I honestly decided to join so we could do it together, soon they will be offering a kids class too for Madison which will be the icing on the cake! 

I'm still going to the gym, but adding in CF on my running days and maybe a weekend depending on our plans. They do lots of ab stuff which is good for me, I tend to skip any specific ab workout when I'm on my own. I still haven't snatched, but I did power clean LOL I'll try not to get all crossfitty on y'all. 

19 comments :

  1. I'm about to watch Poppy's scope which seems so fitting after this blog post!!!!

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  2. I totally get the mind-struggle with eating more....curious about what your macros look like note that you're trying to gain muscle?

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    1. I should've added that: 209c/69f/145p

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  3. Yay so glad you are joining the crossfit cult :)

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  4. I love crossfit and I've been going since January. Welcome to the cult, you'll love it.

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  5. What app do you use for tracking your runs?

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  6. I did Crossfit for about six months and loved it. Inspired to go back!

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  7. LOL! I did at WOD at Christmas time that had so many pull ups in it I couldn't straighten my arms for days! My kids called me T-rex arms!!! Keep at it! I love Crossfit!

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  8. Try Orange Theory Fitness! Kinda like cross fit. Amazing one hour workout!!

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  9. I think we were destined to be friends ! ☺️ We are building our house in the neighborhood behind the Lavon CF. So when I saw there was one there I was so pumped about trying it out. AND there is a kids one coming soon... I mean perfect! We are converting our garage to a home gym so I'll have it talk my hubby into joining but I need that type of atmosphere. ������ Also, somehow I just got talked into signing up for camp gladiator and I go to the Tues/Thurs at 4:45am in the Sprouts parking lot in Murphy. I lurvveeee it! Gets me pumped up for the day. :)

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  10. It's so cool to hear your perspective on this! I have always been curious about Cross Fit but never truly wanted to go - my brother-in-law and future sister-in-law seem to enjoy it. I think the biggest thing for me is the variety... different WOD every day. Keep us posted on your progress with it and all the fun stories and yes, no shame in gloves! Girl your manicures always look great, don't wreck that! :)

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  11. You pay for a gym and crossfit? That seems like a ton of money to spend each month.

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  12. Thanks for your input on CF. It's all the rage in my area of Alabama. I am intrigued, but have held off to due to the costs. Maybe I'll put it back on my radar. Keep us posted as you go. Thanks!

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  13. Thanks for your input on CF. It's all the rage in my area of Alabama. I am intrigued, but have held off to due to the costs. Maybe I'll put it back on my radar. Keep us posted as you go. Thanks!

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  14. NOOOOOO Don't go to the other side lol

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  15. Good for you, Meg! My wife has been a loyal follower of yours for as long as I can remember. I was a 17 year long distance runner and in 2012, she started running with me which was awesome. In November 2014, though, we cut running waaaaaay back and started CrossFit together. Two gyms later, we built out our garage to be our very own CrossFit gym. It's awesome to work out together, to beast sh*t together, see the transformation, etc. Years ago, I escaped to the roads and trails alone but now we spend a ton of time together via CrossFit and I wouldn't change a thing. As for that short time period that it takes, don't worry about that. That high intensity for a short period of time has way more value than an hour of "meh." Keep it up...Oliver, too!!!

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  16. Try OrangeTheory Fitness, if they have one in your area! It's great. It's pretty much 55 minutes on the dot and a really good workout, no matter what your level.

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