So, a little over a month ago I wrote that Joseph and I were going to try crossfit. The workout was front squats, I think. And it was only a few reps. I knew it was something I could complete, unlike most of their work outs that seem defeating on paper and only get worse as you do them.
The workout after that one was a KILLER. It involved my least favorite move ever, the BURPEE and I had to do numerous of them. Yet, I endured on to more crossfit workouts.
I’ve progressed from being a solid “Puppy” level to balancing in between Puppy & Pack. I’ve completed workouts that I was convinced I couldn’t do. I’ve cursed & whined and glared A LOT.
I’ve also seen how a great and efficient workout can turn my day around and make me feel better. I’ve seen how I can lift things effortlessly in my every day life that I would have previously left for Joseph to do.
In one month, Crossfit has made me a more confident and powerful feeling person. I feel less weak and frail. I feel like I don’t have to rely on Joseph and one of his brother’s or my dad or some other male figure to help move heavy furniture from room to room or even up or down floors.
A month in and I still check the website every night with a mix of trepidation and excitement as I wonder what special form of torture I’ll be put in the next day. A month in and I’m still in love with this style of exercise that is full of everything I thought I would hate. A month in and I don’t see any indication of wanting to quit.
I have all these workouts pinned on pinterest that I no longer have a need for. Pins which I will probably delete soon because if I want a varied workout, all I have to do is go to crossfit.com and I’ll get one that is probably going to do more for my body in less time.
I’m not sure I’ve ever been so excited about working out, or a workout system before. I’m excited because I know this is changing my body and my life for the better. There has never been one workout where afterwards I wish I hadn’t worked out. There’s not been one day where I decided that I had better things to do then pound out a workout. I am utterly enamored with it to the point that sometimes I’m the one pushing Joseph to workout and not the usual, other way around.
(Most weekends, we workout with Joseph’s brother Stephen and his wife Jasmine. If you want to work out, hit me or them up http://www.facebook.com/pages/Soon-to-be-our-Crossfit-page/258513330916118)