Everyone know that I love a deal. I am constantly looking on Groupon for a new way to save. That’s how I went zip lining, got a Starbucks gift card, and got my new fancy scale. So when I came across one month of unlimited Crossfit classes, I thought it would be a fun challenge to try.
I heard from a lot of people that it was intense but maybe that’s what I needed. I have 30 pounds left to reach my goal of total 80 pounds to lose in a year. I am coming down to the wire. November will be here before I know it and it’s time to get intense. When I found this deal I knew it was time to step up my game and Crossfit was the answer.
So today was my first day. I had to be there at 6:30 am so I was ready. I got my gear on and headed out the door. When I got there I met my instructor Jared, who is an active Marine and a father of seven so I knew I was in good hands. He welcomed me along with three others then we we went on a 400 meter warm up jog. That was not a problem cause I am a runner and that’s child’s play.
So when we retuned he showed us how to to a standard squat, ring row, and push-up. At this point I was thinking that this was a waste of my money cause I knew how to do all tho stuff. I could not have been more wrong.
After learning the moves, he told us it was time to workout. Time to workout? I thought that was what we were doing? I was way wrong. He told us we had to do the following exercise routine:
200 meter run
21 ring rows
15 ring rows
9 ring rows
200 meter run
Oh and we were being timed.
So I did good on the first three but when it came to pushups I was struggling. Push-ups have always been a problem for me but I push through it.
No Pun intended. The last set was the hardest and that 200 meter run at the end felt like I was trying to run a marathon. I can at least say I did it though in 12:24.
After our intense workout we did some stretches and said our goodbyes. I was chugging water like it was no ones business. It was crazy.
So now I have another class on Wednesday and Friday this week at 5:30 am so it’s going to be an intense month. Bring it on! Challenge accepted!