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.