Tuesday, April 17, 2012

CrossFit: My New Addiction

You might have heard of it. It’s the new exercise fad but it’s addicting. Seriously.

This is my goal…unrealistic? Maybe? Maybe not!

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I think so many people are intimidated by the cross fit work outs and working out
“in front of” people. I’ll be honest, I was afraid to join CrossFit NWA because it was already up and running and has some pretty skilled people. I joined CrossFit Terra Firma because it just opened and there would be lots of newbies, like myself. Now that I have started though, I wish I would have started a LONG time ago!

So, what IS crossfit?

This video is awesome…

 

What is crossfit? from Martin Altemark on Vimeo.

So now that you can see what all it entails…it’s not for everyone. I honestly couldn’t stick to any plan by myself and wasn’t encouraging or motivating enough either. The people that I work out with are now new friends, people that I NEVER knew before and they are constantly encouraging me. Here are some pictures of me in action. I’m warning you…I’m in the middle of lifting weight in most of these and my husband says that I look like I’m about to blow a gasket. :) Just part of lifting weight… (we do many other things besides just lifting weights but these are the only pictures I have)

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I know that my time is limited and I have a lot on my plate but working out is a stress reliever and I can’t imagine not doing it now! It’s almost been 2 months since I started. I haven’t started losing weight. I’m not wearing smaller clothes. YET. I know getting fit is my goal. When I started crossfit I could barely do ONE push up. I couldn’t jump rope for more than 20 seconds without breathing heavy. I couldn’t even lift the bar (33 lbs). Now I can crank out pushups like I never thought I could. The work out today was 100 pull ups, 100 sit ups, 100 push ups, and 100 squats. I was able to do it. That’s what matters to me! I know that I’ll lose the weight and see a difference eventually.

So, what does your exercise plan look like? :)

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  2. Awesome! One of my best friends is obsessed with Crossfit! It took her a while to lose weight, but she's down 20lbs now and looks fantastic. I just finished Insanity on Sunday, so I'm starting ChaLean Extreme and a running program on Monday.

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